The Atchison’s Home – First Floor
On Monday, I showed you around a shop called Atchison Home. Today, I’m going to give you a tour of the first floor of the Atchison’s home! Like I mentioned in my previous post, their home in on the right side of this building they bought back in 1988:
Their shop is on the left 3/4 of the building, and their home is on the right 1/4.
You enter their home through a set of doors inside the outdoor “foyer” in the photo below:
The double doors themselves came from Belgium. Aren’t they gorgeous?
That table sure is a stunner, too! And how about that concrete floor? Yum!
The first floor of their home is centered around a staircase that leads up to the (three) bedrooms and bathrooms on the second floor.
(The top two floors of this side of the building are used as storage.)
The living room is straight ahead through the front doors…
Here’s another shot of it looking back toward the front doors…
We fell head-over-heels in love with the sofas…
They’re made by Cisco Brothers and they carry them next door at Atchison Home. Turns out you can order them in a variety of different fabrics, but the Atchison’s are covered in Linno Natural slipcovers and I just love how thick and durable they felt.
This guy, on the other hand? He’s a one-of-a-kind from Brussels.
Off the indoor living room, there’s a fabulous outdoor living room:
…and back through those skinny, white doors is the dining room:
The kitchen is next to the dining room, on the back side of the staircase:
Words cannot describe how much I love their kitchen.
The building used to serve as a furniture storage facility in the early 1900′s, and I just lit up when Tony told me that horses used to pull in wagons full of furniture through that big arched doorway back in the day.
Now, it opens up onto a beautiful courtyard:
Here’s a look back at the kitchen from the other way:
Between the sound of the fountain, and the sight of the Koi fish in it, and the feeling of being surrounded by such lush foliage- it was such a peaceful place to be!
This next shot shows the view from the kitchen all the way back over to the front doors:
You can also see where the stairs start to lead up to the second floor on the left.
There’s a small powder room opposite the stairs:
The trompe l’oeil paneling was painted by a friend of Tony and Sylvia’s and I was completely fascinated by the effect. That room really transported me to Europe, too!
I’ve still got to edit some photos of the bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs, so I’ll be back on Friday to finish out the tour. Thanks again to the Atchison’s for allowing us to photograph and feature their beautiful home!