Small Town Escape

Saturday was the big day-
Mary Carol Garrity's Holiday Open House

The line of people stretched down the block, but it was well worth the wait. For a quick introduction of Mary Carol Garrity (my design muse), click here.

Her house was built in 1885. The entrance featured a dramatic staircase, with lots of molding and detail.

She certainly has a talent when it comes to staging artwork. Beautiful paintings and drawings filled the walls, perfectly staggered.

Her dining room was a gorgeous shade of midnight blue, which made the white crown molding and wainscoting pop.

Although this was a holiday open house, it didn't SCREAM Christmas, which was nice. Garrity threw in some natural greenery wreaths and a modest tree to complete the festive look.

Isn't the basket of wine bottles a fresh take on a formal display.

Next up, her bright and cheery family room-

This is the perfect nook. Love the pillows, the windows, the wreaths...

Love the grass cloth covered walls and warm trim of the den-
The screened patio was extra sweet;)
More pics to come of our Atchison/Weston adventure.
love, s


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  2. Hi.
    I just stopped over from The DIY Showoff and wanted to say hello. Your blog is lovely.


    P.S. This house tour was great. Thanks for sharing.

  3. The blue in the dining room is amazing!


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