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Retro Rooms: Kelly Bryden

Our Retro Rooms feature moves back to the US, with Kelly Bryden offering us a glimpse into part of her house in Wilmington, Delaware. The best way to describe it is to leave it to Kelly – and don’t forget to see over the turn for additional images.

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Over to Kelly…

"In the 10 years that I have owned my home, I have always wanted to redecorate this room, but never put much effort in to it due to the fact that we rarely used it.  It is a large room with a very large window and I feared that it couldn’t be re-done without spending a fortune.  Since my husband collects vintage glass and ceramic-ware, I thought that adding some shelving would be a good place to showcase his "finds", as well as give the room some much needed warmth and personality."

"I am particularly proud of the valance I sewed for my window, which is
made from a lightweight Herman Miller upholstry fabric found on ebay
for $12.  I created a "starburst" mirror from wooden parts (amazingly
easy), added some boomerang-shaped tables and prints with colorful
geometric themes.  The lamps were purchased a few years ago from a
company in Los Angeles, but were never as dramatic as they are now
against the warm, butterscotch color that I used to paint the room."

"My goal was to add a kind of a classy, retro feel to the room without making people feel like they couldn’t sit down and relax.  My only problem now is that I filled one of my walls with the shelves and I am scrambling to find items to put on them.  I guess I over-estimated my husband’s glass collection!  I’m sure I will have no trouble in the months to come seeking out unique pieces to fill the spaces!"


  • babs

    Really class and comfortable looking!