Don't you just love a good Architectural Salvage Story? I thought this one featured in Elle Decor was a great example of not rushing thru a restoration but actually taking the time to make it right for the home so it looked like it had always been that way. The owners Andrea Filippone & William Welch actually took 4 barns and turned them into one major home with 11,000 sqft of work and living space....take a gander~
The mantle is divine and apparently they spent a yr chipping paint off of it in order to get
down to the plaster~
This my friends is a room where I'm fairly certain magic is made...The columns, the winged victory, busts,
architectural salvage, chandelier...Yup Happiness & Magic all in the same room~
I love that there's a Santos on the Table!
If you want to see the story ~ http://www.elledecor.com/image/tid/6696?page=1&pause=1