Monthly Archives: March 2018

Customer’s Newberry Cam Davis Mansion and Antiques in Magazine

One of our most popular customer spotlights gave a tour inside Tamra’s Classic Newberry Mansion, complete with antique furniture purchased from us at EuroLuxHome.com.  So, we were delighted to come across a feature about Tamra’s home in Columbia Living Magazine: The Summer House. The article talked about some of the furniture Tamra purchased from us and we found out some new facts about Tamra’s house. Here is the update!

This is Tamra’s beautiful Greco-Roman mansion in Downtown Newberry, SC. It is so splendid it is hard to believe that at one time the house was at risk of being torn down because it was in such poor repair. Tamra and previous owners have put a lot of work into restoring it to its original glory when it was built in the 1890s!  Outside of Newberry House

According to the Columbia Living Magazine article, the house was originally owned by John Harrison “Hack” Summer, hence the name “The Summer House.”  It was built by Newberry contractor C. C. Davis, more often known as Cam Davis. A native of North Carolina, Cam Davis came to Newberry in 1884 to build the Newberry Cotton Mill. He went on to build many well-known residences, public buildings and churches in Newberry between 1884 and 1916. Pair of antique Mechelen buffetsWe discovered from the magazine article that The Summer House was designed by a 16-year-old. It’s amazing to think that such a young man could design this amazing neoclassical mansion! Craftsmen worked on the house in Newberry during the winter because in the summer they were working on the famous Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina. The magazine article drew attention to the pair of antique Mechelen buffets flanking the entryway. These are two of the pieces Tamra bought from us.

Antique Mechelen Buffet

The article praised the heavily-carved cabinets’ “beautiful woodwork and stained glass insets.” The carving and stained glass are typical of Mechelen furniture, as you can see in my blog post What is Mechelen Style Antique Furniture?

Antique French Table Chairs dining room

The formal dining room also received attention in the article, which made us happy as Tamra bought the French Country Louis XV extending refectory table in walnut from us, as well as two sets of antique French Hunting chairs dating to the 1880s. The article reads: One of their favorite rooms in the home is the formal dining room. “We’re not finished in this space, but we’ve got the parquet French walnut table with the French thrones as a centerpiece. There is really beautiful woodwork on the queens,” Tamra said.

It’s wonderful to find out more about this beautiful house that Tamra has decorated so elegantly. You can read the full Columbia Living Magazine article here and also see more photos of the room interiors and antique furniture in my original blog post: Antique French Furniture in Classic Newberry Mansion.

AimeeAvatarAimee owns EuroLuxHome.com with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or connect with EuroLux on Google+. Or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.

Bookshelf: A Touch of Farmhouse Charm

The rustic and comfortable Farmhouse style of decorating is always popular because it is so easy to live with and it looks beautiful.  The emphasis is on natural materials, craftsmanship, a sense of harmony and space, and also vintage pieces and antique furniture that looks naturally well-worn and loved. These recently published books provide inspiration for decorating your home in this style, whether you like the traditional Farmhouse style or a more updated version.

A Touch of Farmhouse Charm

A touch of Farmhouse CharmA Touch of Farmhouse Charm: Easy DIY Projects to Add a Warm and Rustic Feel to Any Room might make your fingers itch to get decorating! The book is written by Liz Fourez and she takes readers on a tour through her restored 1940s rustic farm style house, showing how to make various handmade decorations. For example, a simple greenery wreath, a monogrammed door mat and a gingham check painted accent wall.

The aim of the book is to cultivate a connection between family, home and nature and “bring the warmth and beauty of simpler times to your modern life naturally.” I feel more serene already!

Modern Farmhouse Style

Modern Farmhouse StyleThe subtitle of this book published by Country Home is:  250+ Ways to Harmonize Rustic Charm with Contemporary Living. That gives plenty of choice of wonderful decor ideas, organizational tips, and DIY projects.

The book has suggestions for every room in the house as well as outdoor spaces, so readers can learn to  “countrify” any area of the home to make it look “charming yet refined, homey yet chic.”

The ideas show how to add the personal touch in ways that are easy and accessible for everyone.

City Farmhouse Style

City Farmhouse StyleThis glossy book by Kim Leggett shows how even urban dwellers can catch a little of that fabulous Farmhouse style. Leggett is a designer for celebrity clients including Meg Ryan, Ralph Lauren and Sheryl Crow. She seems to have plenty of experience showing readers how to transform their city homes with unfussy Farmhouse style that keeps the spirit of the look while adapting it to an urban setting.

The book includes Farmhouse paints, wallpapers and textiles as well as general decorating and styling tips. I love Leggett’s statement that: “Designing your home is a lot like falling in love.”  That is so true!

I hope you enjoy the inspiration from these books and if you want to shop for some Farmhouse style, here are some Farmhouse pieces on our EuroLuxHome.com website!

 AimeeAvatarAimee owns EuroLuxHome.com with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or connect with EuroLux on Google+. Or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.