The Summer Room (formerly known as the parlor/sitting room) is one of the smallest rooms in Connecticut Country House. No matter the size, this wee space still packs a pretty punch!
My collection of old shells and coral were impactful all on their own tucked and simply styled into the over mantle nooks, but when I tried something new by adding a little antique gilding to the mix, it elevated the look to a more elegant level. The nautical nature of the antique cod weathervane from Dennis, MA, and the Kolene Spicher painting of the nineteenth century sailor boy from Nantucket really sealed the deal! I love the juxtaposition of nature and handmade fanciful art forms.