whitehall, two of three

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I'm going to breeze through the more popular rooms since it seems people post a bevy of photos of them and you can do a virtual tour on the museum site. For starters here is the Grand Ballroom, I particularly like the climate-appropriate seasonal decor.




But I really love this image from the Flagler Museum of how it looks at night the carpet removed.



Breakfast Room, ugh that ceiling is amazing. It seems to be something a lot of folks comment about after visiting this house turned hotel turned museum.



Dining Room



I had an impossible time getting a non-blurry shot of the hearth so this is from the museum

And I also had difficulty getting a good shot of the Drawing Room, sadly because they were in the process of disassembling a large Christmas tree on the far side of the room. This perfectly lit image from the museum gives a good idea of the color scheme.

Although, the aluminum leafed trim is quite a highlight.

I love loved the torchieres and I wanted to draw attention the the floral lamp shades, not unlike the modern version carried by places like Pottery Barn Kids. I'm sensing a DIY? Maybe not.



Hey, hey and here's the Pottery Barn Version

Tomorrow I want to look a bit more at the personal spaces of Whitehall. For some reason, bedrooms and guestrooms are always my favorite. Perhaps because the details in "public" rooms are not necessarily reproducible for a nomad. I can't exactly install coffered ceilings in my condo...
ArchitectDesign™ said...

so totally over the top. I hadn't seen those flower shades before but it's really cute! I could see that in a little girl's room or bedroom. I have to agree -the private spaces are always my favorite too. Even more so -the 'back spaces' where the servants were. Have you been to the Biltmore estate in Asheville where you can tour the ENTIRE HOUSE -all 100 basements and 10 kitchens, all of the servants quarters, etc. Heaven.

Ann said...

Stefan, I know. I've seen those lamps a million times at big box retailers but who knew that they had street cred i.e. historic roots?