To begin, I'd like to share some things I've learned over the last month:
2. If you sell things at 50% off, it won't be enough for some people. (Not you, of course.)
But I'm hoping it's like a bike: You just jump back on and it feels like you never stopped riding. In the spirit of that wish, I thought I would post a follow-up to a post from a few months ago about my glorious neighbor (and unofficial mayor of Georgetown), Jon Dove. I previously shared some photos of his beautiful yard and new garden room, and I visited him afterwards to capture some complementary images of his home interior.
Jon and I have differing interior styles, but I love so many things about his home: his attention to detail, his passion for collecting, and his love of accessories, as well as his affinity for history--both his own, and that of the land and people around him.
Take a look and see what I mean:
Upon entering, the taxidermy squirrels tip you off that you won't be seeing much Pottery Barn here.
Ditto the fowl on the bannister post.
Jon's lovely living room, with our own Palace Bench peeking out from the corner.
A vignette showcasing some of our favorite books, and apparently Jon's, too.
I love how threadbare the rug is. If only it could talk!
This room is Jon's OFFICE. Could you die? It's like a scene from Tara.
I love the rainbow created on the shelves.
A man after my own heart: a fellow design-mag hoarder. This cupboard is filled with back issues of World of Interiors. I wish all magazines had white spines.
Another one of Jon's paintings. He truly has a wonderful talent.
I love the gaslight, from an old funeral carriage.
Those peeling paint patches would keep me up nights, but for Jon, they work wonderfully. Love the paint detail at the tops of the turquoise chairs.
A vignette from the guest bedroom, themed as a child's room. The bookcase is filled with Jon's old toys and books.
The outline of a future mural. Can't wait to see the finished product!