Friday, June 11, 2010

wilcox estate, east grand rapids

courtyard and party space
During Bab's 85th birthday week, we spent an afternoon at the Wilcox Estate Symphony Showcase open house. I think this was one of the top events of my year, being that I have wanted to tour the estate since its restoration a few years back. During high school I would walk the gardens and peek through the broken glass into the empty pool house, and squash room. The mystery of the vacated space became food for poems and short stories in my high school creative writing classes. To see it all dolled up, and ready to brag its restored beauty to the community was a joy.

The old pool house. I love the wood beams and beautiful cloudy glass windows

child's room

Mirrored French Doors

stenciled walls

muted walls, bold bed

muted purple walls

bell jars and bejeweled fruit

worn leather, local art, and lots of light

REB painting (left,) planter box in the window, lots of light, and Babs!

i loved this beautiful paintbrush-turned-art

astro-turf carpet, rectangular open fireplace in the center

white walls and an assortment of art- the squash room turned Paramount Hotel-inspired party room

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