2nd Street , Independence, Kansas

Hello and welcome back to Independence, Kansas.  It's so nice, we'll visit twice.  I had such a good time looking at many large, old homes along the Verdigris River, and landed on this one to feature, too.  This home dates from 1901.

Here's the rather traditional front living room/parlor:

We can keep the chandelier, but we'll be shaking up the traditional parlor feel a little.

Let's have the color in the furniture and accessories instead of the wallpaper.  

Look what I found for our stairway area:

Pretty, don't you think, and a nice way to continue our color up the stairs.  Before we do that, though, let's peek into the dining room:

How fun are those orange chairs?  Don't get me started talking about that chandelier, because it is awesome, and would look great in our high-ceilinged room.

Ok, now we can go upstairs.

I love that this room- I believe it's the master- has its own private space with french doors.

We can take our cue from Elissa Cullman and turn it into a cozy retreat.

Our last room is this rather traditional, rather eggplant bedroom.

Have you had your coffee yet?

{Elissa Cullman}

I know, this room is a bit of a departure for me, but I had so much fun browsing Elissa Cullman's work, (and putting her book on my wish list) that I just had to include it.  I like the whole room, but the bed especially is a keeper.

This house has gone from a little sleepy to a happy place with a lot more color and energy.  Hmm, wonder if I'd have more energy if I took some cues from here?  Have a great day!

Linking to:
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