Brumby Hall: Tour the Upstairs of This Historic Home

In early December I had the opportunity to tour Brumby Hall while on a Christmas Historic Home Tour in Marietta, Georgia. One of the homes open during the tour was Brumby Hall. I previously shared a tour of the downstairs of this beautiful home HERE and a tour of the two dining rooms HERE.

In case you missed those previous tours, here’s a brief history of this historic home.

In the previous posts, we toured the downstairs; today, we’re heading upstairs.

I’ve always wanted to put a runner up my main staircase with the brass rods like you see here.  I wouldn’t mind exposing a bit more tread on either side, though.  Love this look on a stairway.

A view looking down from the top…

Aren’t the old “fashion plates” wonderful?  Wikipedia describes these colorful portraits this way:  A fashion plate is an illustration (a plate) demonstrating the highlights of fashionable styles of clothing. Fashion plates are not depictions of specific people, but are instead generalized portraits, meant only to dictate the style of clothes that a tailor, dressmaker, or store could make or sell, or to show how different materials could be made up into clothes.

As you arrive at the top of the stairs, this is your view.

The upstairs landing/hallway/gallery is quite large.  We find another beautiful chandelier here at the top of the stairs.  This home has some of the most amazing chandeliers.  Remember those gorgeous chandeliers in the two dining rooms?

Let’s go check out the room we see through the doorway on the left.

Love the sloped ceiling.  I think sloped ceilings give a room so much character….feels cozy.  Lots of beautiful furnishings to be found in this room, just as we saw on our downstairs tour.

At the other end of the hallway there’s a huge room.  Here’s the view upon entering the door.

Bumby Hall

This room has a beautiful bed.  I believe this style bed is known as an Eastlake bed.  Google that and you’ll find some really pretty examples online.

Two very different style cradles.  So special getting to see these!

Another child’s bed…

This room was large and contained a lot of wonderful antiques.

A beautiful Christmas tree stood in front of the large window at the end.  Bet this was lovely to see from outside come nightfall.

You’ll find a tour of the downstairs of Historic Brumby Hall HERE and a tour of the two dining rooms HERE.

Thanks for coming along for the tour.  Did you go on any home tours during the Christmas season?

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  1. Judy (kenju) says

    No tree skirt? That's odd.

    The Eastlake bed is similar to one we have.

    • I noticed that too! What a diference a tree skirt makes…when it’s not there…Gorgeous tree but doesn’t look done up without the skirt. It’s like a woman in coctail dress without her heels,isn’it?

  2. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Judy, that is odd. lol I hadn't even noticed that until you mentioned it.

  3. ℳartina @ Northern Nesting says

    Beautiful home and I love that bed!!

  4. Such a lovely home Susan. The style of carpet on the stairs, is typically English. Growing up we had the same thing, always the sides of the stair showing, also the rods.
    The cradles are so cute.

  5. I believe the side chair in the second-last picture and the two mirrored vanity-type pieces are also in the Eastlake style (I think there was an article on Mr. Eastlake in an old issue of Old House Journal). I LOVE that bed frame and spent ages looking for one for our room, but I think most of the examples I found were 3/4 sized (I needed at least a double). Love the towering headboards, though! The one I ended up with was just 60" – diminutive by comparison!

  6. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Anonymous, Yep…think you are right. They do appear to be in the Eastlake style. Thanks for that input on those! 3/4 is definitely small…can't imagine two folks sleeping in a 3/4 bed.

  7. I believe I could live at Brumby Hall!

  8. Any chance of finding out the color of yellow paint used downstairs? It is such a warm, inviting yellow.

  9. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Irene, their phone number is listed online as 770-427-2500. The best thing I could suggest is to just call that number and ask if someone could give you that info. I'm not sure how long ago it was painted, but if that's a question they get a lot, one of the volunteers or docents may be able to answer that for you.

  10. Looking at the outside of the house there doesn't seem to be any way that much space is there!

  11. Kathryn Ferguson Griffin says

    How lovely! Love the headboard and all the fashion plates! Thanks for sharing. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  12. Leah Turner says

    I had the honor of being on our tour of homes this year (Weiss Lake Women’s Club, Cedar Bluff, AL) and it was just as much fun being one of the homes as it is visiting one. Fun decorating, fun meeting people and an honor to help raise funds for most of the wonderful causes these tours fund. Such a great way to get in the Christmas Spirit every year.

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