I've been meaning to show you inside the legendary House of the Seasons in Jefferson, Texas, for some time. While going through some old photos (for inspiration) today, I found these. Josh and I stayed at this 1872 gem while traveling on our honeymoon, and I'll forever love the place.
Just look at some of these spaces:
I'm agonizingly traditional in my room arrangements. My family calls me "Monk". My mother-in-law calls me "uptight". Ugh. I'm going to try to stray a little from my love of symmetry and balance, though, in this new house. I truly am.
But look at that sitting area by the fireplace! It works for me. Definitely want to do something similar in the large Front Room....
And I'm sure the manager of historic estates like this one are a bit Monk-ish and uptight, don't you think?
Anyway. Did you get a load of all those beds? Stunning.
If I were the estate cat, I'd definitely nap in this alcove, too.
If you ever find yourself in Northeast Texas, definitely stop by the magical House of the Seasons. Especially for the stained glass cupola high above all three floors of the mansion. Each window you look through makes the outside world look as if it's a different season- the blue glass window makes the scenery look like winter, the red makes it look like the height of summer, etc. Not to be missed!
Here's to historic inspiration, one-of-a-kind details, and the courage to make our spaces our own! -Brin