When it comes to design, I love mixing the new with the old. My friend, Angie Cavalier, has an incredible home which showcases this concept perfectly. The home is only a few years old, and in a McKinney suburban neighborhood, but has the charm of a home you would find in a historic area. Angie has been collecting "antiques" for many years and has a talent putting them together. The house is mostly filled with shades of white which has given it a warm and inviting feeling throughout.
My pictures will not do this gorgeous home justice! Every time I am in the house, I notice something new, a detail that I haven't seen before.
I find Angie's home to be inspiring and a reason to continue the search for beautiful, unique junk and then use it in a new way. It is the ultimate showcase of the Patina Green theory, "Buy Old, Make New, Love Again".
The design of the exterior elevation has emphasis on the historic architectural features.
I love the wrap around front porch!
In the entry, you are greeted by this fabulous old white piano filled with sheets of vintage music paper.
The dining room is magical and has some of my favorite vintage furniture finds!
I am crazy about this old dining hutch! The beadboard back-splash and stained countertop give it so much character.
In the kitchen, Angie showcases her incredible collection of old reclaimed tiles as her cook top back-splash. The kitchen cabinets were designed to resemble the old, and the island is an actual old store counter!
This antique pine upper cabinet mixes in well with the new cabinets. Notice that the inside of it has been painted the most beautiful robin's egg blue.
This hutch filled with a remarkable collection of ironstone is found in the breakfast nook.
The splash of color, a washed green, on the coffee table gives this room a comfortable look. Definitely a place for her family to gather.
Check out the mercury glass collection on the mantle!
The sun room is a fresh wash of light, bright and white. An easy place to imagine reading a book or taking a nap.
The master bedroom is calm and soothing with the quiet accents of muted green.
I love the draped bedding which puddles on the floor, very romantic!
The master bath must be my favorite room in the house. The use of the new bath fixtures which resemble the old so well, the honed carrara marble floors, the old mirrors and frames, the free standing claw foot tub, the crystal chandelier, the vintage apothecary bottles . . . I could go on and on.