stacey: part 2

As promised, here is Part 2 of Stacey's inspired home. If you missed Part 1, my 100th post, you can view it here. The first floor was smashing... unforgettable. Now, let's move upstairs.

The collections continue full force, thank goodness.Remember the post I did on antique globes? (here) Remember how excited and proud I was of the sole globe I bought just like Joni Webb's (Cote de Texas) from Bonny Neiman? Well, now I feel a little ridiculous... I mean who knew someone could acquire this kind of a collection of globes? I like to call this room, the globe room.

Can you imagine me dying when I walked in this room? I guess you could say her globe collection puts my globe collection to shame.

Please look at the desk.

Stacey picked up the desk at a garage sale. Her friend and painter, Bob Allen painted this awesome Chinoiserie scene... sensational.

As you can see, there are other interesting things in the room including this intricate and delicate work of art made from cork. The "page turner" below it, with a map theme, was an appropriate addition to this room.

Lauritzen Gardens Antique Show.

The toile on the walls and ceiling is fabulous, by the way.

The globes! Oh man I love those globes.

The master suite...

Raise your hand if this isn't the coolest idea ever... Family photos set in molding in a pair of doors entering the master bathroom... Genius.

Upon entering, immediate amazement.

Are you freaking?

His sink

The vanity was made from one piece of furniture... Randy Netley, who helps Stacey, thought to cut it in half and use the front and the back! Superb.

An interesting print featuring Abraham Lincoln, probably the President at the time.

Is this what you have next to your toilet?

This unique collection of hat pins is quite exceptional. A cameo, a butterfly, I could do an entire post on the details of these treasures.

A jet glass beaded butterfly hairpin...

A sparkling collection of miniature glass cups... started for Stacey by her aunt. They came in sets, but are rarely found as such. Stacey has some in two's and a few with more...

Other beauties include handbags made of shark skin, sea shells, and these beautiful beaded bags ~ love the top right with cameos.

Take a look at those doors! God help us all.

Collection of Japanese calligraphy brushes

The Kaneko is amazing, the toile gorgeous.

Totally digging the drum table.

1st Dibs, the greatest website in the world.

I mean, seriously. Could the beams be any prettier? And the chandelier? Please.

O.M.G.

Stacey used this Chinoiserie cabinet for a TV in a previous home... then, with the help of Bob Allen, transformed it into this awesomeness by adding and painting three pieces to match! A vision.

The inside of each cabinet door is covered in this antique wrapping paper! L.O.V.E.

Stacey can use almost any color in her home with ease, but I sense a theme of red, yellow and blue... seen clearly here...

Charming collection of antique soldiers...

Nostalgia turning up frequently... These are photos of Stacey's father-in-law who competed in a Monte Carlo Rally in this Jaguar.

The boy bathroom has the most beautiful spring greens.

A beautiful painting by Stacey's father-in-law... I am in love with this!

Great green knobs!

Lauritzen Gardens Antique Show

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Adorning the bathroom walls, are framed gloves belonging to Stacey's mother-in-law. These family heirlooms are seen and appreciated everyday... not hidden in a bin in the attic. The white gloves to the left open to reveal the medicine cabinet.

Hallway beauty... Zuber wallpaper panel bought at the Lauritzen Gardens Antique Show

Beautiful oriental silk panels...

Stacey used her mother-in-law's needlepoint along the edge of these shelves. This woman can figure out how to incorporate pretty much anything she finds dear into her home... my kind of woman...

No space is void of something unique and special...

Adam and Eve family tree

There you have it my friends... an amazing inspired home indeed. Stacey, as I mentioned, was not interested in having her home featured on The French Tangerine. However, with her unselfish personality, she was easily coaxed into sharing her knowledge and inspiration with others. I can't tell you how elated I was to hear the news. Not only did she agree to the gig, she invited me into her extremely busy home, last minute, knowing full well she was to pick up her son from the airport that evening. I was so nervous, I showed up at her door with no camera. Hello? I literally forgot my camera for the photo shoot.

Stacey doesn't get rattled. She is as calm as they come. She moseyed around the house, moving objects of beauty here and there, all the while filling me in on how she acquired this and who painted that. I felt like an Art History student, in a museum, frantically taking notes for the test, making sure to get photos of every detail. I took over 250 photos and was in her home for over 2 hours!

An avid collector of many things is not all that defines Stacey... her family, her love of animals and volunteerism also play a big role in Stacey's life. In addition to being devoted to her own animals, I can attest to the fact that she will take the time to help a friend with pet problems. As if I was not bothersome enough, interrupting her family evening, Stacey came home with me after the 2 hour photo shoot to "train" my dog. Tucker did not respond well to the "training" and I'm quite certain Stacey is not high on his list... Let me just say, she is on mine!

Thank you Stacey!

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