It wasn’t love at first sight. Then Madden walked into the living room and immediately saw its potential. She and her husband painted all of the walls in creamy neutrals, replaced all 56 windows, added air conditioning and updated the bathrooms.
This main living area is home to some of Madden’s favorite collected pieces, including McCoy American pottery and items found at flea markets and vintage fairs over the years. The couple built and installed these bookshelves to display her collections.
Madden bought the ottomans at Target, then slipcovered them.
Rug: Trimaran Stripe in Fieldstone/Ivory, Dash & Albert
Resting on a pair of rails, the mirrors make a dramatic impression when you walk through the front door.
More vintage finds rest atop the table.
A vintage cabinet filled with brown and white antique china dominates the rear wall.
Rug: Beckham Stripe in Light Blue, Dash & Albert; mixed-media art: Sarah Lugg
The bar counter, cabinet and island were painted black to add contrast. More cream-colored pottery is displayed in the glass-fronted cabinets. The prints below the “Eat” sign are by Spicher and Company.
The bench at the foot of the bed is from the Country Living Fair in Ohio.
Next to it are more stacked suitcase. “I love the texture and color in them,” she says.
McCoy pottery fills the shelves here; the green and blue pieces are grouped together for greater visual impact. Chalkboard paint covers the refrigerator, giving the artist a place to jot helpful and encouraging notes throughout the day.
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