Mansion in May: Writing Room and Powder Room

Today on Kristine Robinson’s Blog, we’ll revisit Blairsden, the Mansion in May. My son, Grady, and I had such a lovely tour at this estate earlier this month, and I was able to snap many fantastic photographs, both inside and outside the amazing Mansion. I’ll continue to share them with you over the next several weeks. This time, we’ll be looking at two spaces just to the right of the entrance called “A Room of Her Own” and “Finishing Touch”.

“A Room of Her Own” was designed by Timothy and Associates Interiors Design (Timothy G. Miller). Mr. Miller designed the space for an English female novelist, similar to Virgina Woolf, as a private escape for the creation of art. The space was created to stimulate creativity due to its beauty and purpose with a writing desk for composing poems or novels.

Beautiful saturated colors are featured in this stimulating space.  Notice the hand-painted ceiling and bold-colored pillows on the sofa.  A taxidermy peacock is placed in the window (a popular theme at this year's house).

Beautiful saturated colors are featured in this stimulating space. Notice the hand-painted ceiling and bold-colored pillows on the sofa. A taxidermy peacock is placed in the window (a popular theme at this year’s house).


The room features a luxurious contemporary crystal chandelier and sconces, and a beautiful writing desk in the window. You’ll also notice the stunning draperies featuring a wide variety of colors, including fuscia, greens, and yellows with peacocks.
Aren't these chandelier and sconces just amazing?

Isn’t this chandelier and the matching sconces just amazing?

The petite writing desk is positioned at the window (Just as I like it!).  The view is of the long pond at the entrance to the home.

The petite writing desk is positioned at the window (Just as I like it!). The view is of the long pond at the entrance to the home.


A small fireplace mantel has a shapely mirror placed above, and contemporary artwork enhances the corner.

A small fireplace mantel has a shapely mirror placed above, and contemporary artwork enhances the corner.

Let’s move on to the adjacent powder room, shall we? The room is named “Finishing Touch’ and was designed by Susan Obercian Design and Van Cleef Tile & Stone.This small, but impactful space is clean, elegant, and serene.

This serene powder room is just outside the office of the lady of the house.  The paneling is elegant, the colors are inviting, the lighting sparkles, and the accessories are beautiful.

This serene powder room is just outside the office of the lady of the house. The paneling is elegant, the colors are inviting, the lighting sparkles and the accessories are beautiful.


Notice the original Carrera marble double vanity, which has been restored.
The star of the room is the custom-designed marble and limestone floor inspired by materials original to the house.

The star of the room is the custom-designed marble and limestone floor inspired by materials original to the house.

Both of these spaces are wonderful, don’t you think? I love how the designers have updated the original traditional elements! You can find out more about the Mansion in May by visiting their website, where there’s lots more information about the designers and even before photographs of all the rooms. http://www.mansioninmay.org/

Please take the time and leave me a comment about the rooms featured in this week’s blog–did you love the colorful “Room of Her Own”? And what did you think about that custom tile floor in the powder room? Stay tuned for much more about the rooms in Blairsden: The Mansion in May. Until then, please tell everyone you know about Kristine Robinson’s Blog, I need all the friends I can get!

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