56 College Street, Hudson Ohio
Look what I found!!
My first “portfolio” of a renovation we did many years ago of a 150 year old cottage in Hudson, Ohio.
I LOVED THIS HOUSE.
Learned a lot about gutting, reconstructing and modernizing old spaces. The pictures are fuzzy, as I took pictures of pictures..!
That’s ok, you get the picture.
Here was our entry, most likely would have been a parlor.
I made it my office. I found very very old wall paper (hard to see) that I used in my book shelves. All time favorite. Wish I would have kept a roll.
The horse lamp was my inspiration for my vintage home store, Trot. The name remains, but I sold the lamp when we moved to Nashville.
Always some sort of round object in any and often ALL rooms.
Those floors. Oh they were gorgeous. We stripped them to their original color. Just put a colorless finish, wax like, to protect them.
Kevin was very very confused by this choice of wallpaper.
And the light.
Both great finds. The light was an old fixture from a bank in central Ohio. Wallpaper, Ebay find. Also a favorite room of mine.
Peeking beyond the french doors was a screened in porch.
Much time spent out there, especially Friday nights in the Fall. We lived close to the Middle School where Hudson played football.
The band, the fans, all could be heard sitting on that porch.
LOVED THAT SPACE!
Beautiful tile, concrete counter tops, this very old table from Burma, found on line.
Oh my goodness, amazing memories in this teeny tiny space. We made the most of every single inch.
My very sweet friend, Laura, took all of these pictures. The story goes something like this:
Laura and I were both HUGE Domino fans. Big. Huge. Fans.
She felt that this house was worth sharing with their editors. I was not nearly as confidant, but, well that’s what friends are for, right?!
She sent these pictures to the Magazine, an editor came for a visit and, on the spot, said Domino would love to shoot the house. YAY!
Unfortunately a few weeks later, I received a call from them expressing their sadness and disappointment, but that Domino was closing their doors.
However, it was the first real “nudge” for me to consider that maybe I had some sort of skill in the area of design, specifically with found pieces. Happily a stay at home mama with a degree in Psychology, I had no clue what that might mean.
A few years later, I took an enormous step of faith, and opened TROT HOME, a vintage store featuring found treasures I had collected over the years.
Crazy, scary, fun – and rewarding, all at the same time.
I loved reupholstering chairs. This was a favorite.
Oh, that hanging chair. That was my kiddos’ favorite.
Our master, super cozy and comfy. Cole & Son paper.
Loved turquoise, and this paper. These sweet sconces, chandelier and antler sconce I found at local flea market.
I have long loved lighting.
Sweet little vignette. Vintage wallpaper in our entryway.
What fun to look at this special home. So many memories a home helps create.
It is also fun for me to see how many pieces I still have, things that have made their way from home to home.
I am getting MUCH better at spotting them.
Thanks for joining me on this nostalgic walk back to College street.
Thanks Laura, for capturing this space so well!
Made my day!