Today we continue our house tour for Katie and Rags’ Potomac, Maryland farmhouse by exploring the downstairs. Last week, everyone enjoyed the upstairs house tour of the master bedroom, guest rooms and hallway.
The cozy living room is full of Katie’s handmade throw pillows, vintage prints, and eccentric tchotchkes. The first items that Katie and Rags bought for their new house were the new ceiling lights. Katie is also searching for the perfect area rug for near the couch and a runner in front of the built-ins to complete the room.
This beautiful apothecary cabinet came from Wood Bull Antiques in Cooperstown, NY – one of the most unique antique stores. The nautical-inspired milk jug was found near Ticonderoga, NY at Lonergan’s Antiques.
You’ll notice a number of Katie’s collection of ornate oil lamps throughout the farmhouse.
Katie and Rags found this rustic chair and dresser at a thrift store in Virginia, and they transformed the dresser with a fresh coat of paint.
Their built-ins in the living room display a lifetime of favorite books and collecting – and even free finds like the vintage scale in the upper right. The two silver trophies were found at The Frayed Knot during a quick junking trip in Hoboken, and the two pressure gauges in the upstairs hallway were found there too.
Through the door from the living room is the formal dining room with a fireplace. During our weekend visit, Rags tended to the fire for our cozy dinners at home.
Katie is anxiously awaiting delivery of their new area rug for the dining room – a nicely faded oriental rug in blues and tans. It will match perfectly!
The silver candlesticks above and below were found at an estate sale in Potomac, where we stopped on our way to the DC Big Flea.
The three of us were driving from Hunter to Phoenicia in Upstate New York last Labor Day weekend and had to make a U-turn for a very promising yard sale. That’s where Katie acquired one of her best junking finds: this iron and marble pastry table that was a steal for $50.
Now that you’ve seen it all, which is your favorite room? Are you inspired to start a new collection? Do you have any suggestions or complements for Katie and Rags? Share your thoughts below.