Welcome to the 205th Metamorphosis Monday!
Happy Holidays! All this week we’ll be continuing our tour inside this beautiful Victorian home belonging to Governor Roy and Marie Barnes. If you missed any of the previous posts, I’ll link to them at the end of this post.
This beautiful home has been transformed for the holidays. Marie starts the metamorphosis in August so everything is ready in time for Christmas when the Barnes generously open their home to share with others.
Today we’re going into Governor Barnes gorgeous study, followed by a tour of the dining room. I keep wanting to call this room a library because it really is a beautiful library, as well. The fireplace mantel is decorated for the Christmas holidays.
I love the lighting on either side of the mantel. I have a weakness for beautiful Judges paneling so this room was one of my very favorites.
It’s easy to tell this study belongs to an attorney…lots and lots of legal books. The rocker is a Brumby rocker and was a gift from Marie to her husband.
Looks like Santa and his elves have taken over the library steps for now, undoubtedly researching the Georgia Code to make sure all the toys they’ve been making meet today’s standards for safety. 😉
Governor Barnes served as Governor of Georgia from 1999 until 2003. His desk is rich in history, having belonged to several former Governors. The State of Georgia seal is carved into the front of this beautiful antique desk.
Marie decorates their home with 16 trees and the study gets its own tree, too. I absolutely love the draperies in this room!
Don’t tell anyone but this room has a secret door! I so love that! The door is a shortcut to the master bedroom, bath and other rooms located in that wing of the home.
I took you into the dining room for Tablescape Thursday a couple of weeks ago, but we’ll visit it again briefly while we’re touring the downstairs.
You may remember this beautiful table was set with Christmas china by Lenox, pattern is Holiday.
The breakfront displays Marie’s wonderful nativity collection.
The dining room tree fits beautifully into the area created by the turret. Fourteen of the trees Marie decorates with each year are artificial and though they came pre-lit, she adds additional lighting in the color that works best for that particular tree or room. Marie’s attention to detail is amazing! All the trees were beautiful when I saw them during the day time, so I can only imagine how gorgeous they must be at night.
A wonderful snow globe collection…
Can’t wait to share the kitchen and breakfast room in our next post!
You’ll find the other posts about this wonderful home here:
Looking forward to all the fabulous Before and Afters for this Met Monday!
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