My personal tour, courtesy of Annette Hannon, continues with Charlotte Palmer Lekakos's charming and cozy bedroom retreat. Featuring two twin beds under half-canopies of pin-striped seersucker, this bedroom is classic and beautiful. Charlotte is a native of South Carolina and studied in Charleston and I think her room exudes that you know it when you see it Southern charm.
Tortoiseshell split-bamboo was applied as architectural picture molding; the interior space painted blue to contrast with the butter yellow walls. This beautiful camellia bouquet is from Diane James - I didn't realize they were't live flowers until I read about it later. Eco-green in their own way as they're everlasting. A second multi-colored bouquet is placed on another bureau. (not pictured in this post.) Diane James has a lovely blog - you can check it out here.
Love this style of bedspread with the long, gathered skirt. Why don't we see more of these? Smooth one of these over your bed and it instantly looks put together. Love these pillows and the patterned headboard of hand-printed fabric made without chemical dyes.
I'm still enamored with the molding! Love that Charlotte chose to back the curtains in a checked fabric for contrast. Notice the found deer antler - they're serving a utilitarian purpose. I think this one small gesture will be copied again and again in the coming months.
My photo doesn't do this closet door - um, I mean bookcase, justice! It really was a WOW moment when I first saw it. The "shelves" are stocked with recycled books that were brought to a printers to be cut down.
The peaked ceilings were wallpapered with Farrow & Ball's Polka Square. Lacey edged plates add interest above the doorway.

Instead of purchasing a new ceiling fan, a century old fan was restored. Built in the last century, it continues on in this new carbon neutral, green house. I should also mention - it is practically silent! I'm not sure of the company Charlotte used but here is a link to a firm that offers restoration services and also sells restored fans.

There is still more to see in this lovely room. The showhouse remains open through October 30th. Click here for information and to buy tickets.

One of the four charities that will benefit from the showhouse is the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The Intrepid Fall Heroes Fund was established in 2000 to provide financial support for the dependents of United States military personnel lost in performance of their duty. In 2005, the Fund decided to start helping another area of the military community: our wounded soldiers. The award that has been granted to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund will be used for the construction of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence Traumatic Brain Injury Research and Treatment Center on the grounds of the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The Center will offer the most state of the art services, as well as conduct research and provide training and education to patients.


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