1. Armed with our chosen pieces of furniture from the State Archives, we were ready to pull the scheme together. Mixing Asian and Empire seemed liked a natural with the fantastic oriental print fabric we found for our key fabric. The design board tells the story as we envisioned it. 2. Installation day arrived with […]
Some choices were obvious – like the fantastic Empire four poster bed that was available (look at the far end of the warehouse photo. My bed was in pieces on a shelf!) Other choices were more challenging. I was searching for something that would provide the “color inspiration” for the bedroom. The painting here was […]
Once we were assigned our room, we were given access to the “cages” located in the State archival warehouse, to find the furnishings we wanted to use. Everything from sconces to rugs and all kinds of furniture were stacked up and waiting for someone to pluck. After some rummaging, I found a “jewel in the […]
This is how our room looked when we toured the Mansion the first time. Very tired and screaming for attention!
I have created this blog so that you can follow our involvement in the revitalization of the Kentucky Old Governor’s Mansion in downtown Frankfort. This project was the brainchild of First Lady Jane Beshear, who wanted to revitalize the interiors of this historic building for use by the State and visiting dignitaries. No state funding […]