Thursday, March 27, 2014

Pulling It All Together-Uptown Acorn

You are in for such a treat today, Ron from Uptown Acorn is going to share two rooms in his fabulous Historical home.  I love all the architecture and Ron has such a wonderful way of utilizing all the space in this home and accenting all of the home's original character.  I love the way he mixes  heirlooms, coastal and modern to create the most inviting spaces.  

Thanks so much to Marty for inviting me into your homes today to share my two favorite spaces in my home. Good Morning, my name is Ron, and I blog at Uptown Acorn. The name of my blog was derived from the name of the part of town I live in good ole New Orleans{Uptown}, and the acorn which is a favorite French symbol of mine which means prosperity.
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I have been owner of a hobby-business of mine for over 8 years, The Acorn at Wisteria Hill where I create custom botanicals for the home. I love New Orleans, I love the South, and I love to eat, drink, and be merry. My blog captures the spirit of the South.

For Pulling It All Together, I have chosen two of my very favorite areas in my home to share with you today: the parlor & stair parlor.

When we moved into the home in 2008, I immediately fell in love with the Neoclassical designed feel of the first two rooms. I think it might have been these two rooms that “sold” me on the home. The moldings, the fireplace and screen, and the columns had me at “hello”.
My design style is traditional with Southern Coastal touches. I like to call it “traditional Southern”.
I have many pieces that J & I have collected through the years.
Come and walk through the front door with me…


As you enter the parlor, a mirrored chest topped with my favorite oyster shell mirror welcomes all who enter the home.


The chest drawer is perfect for corralling keys, sunglasses, and mail. On the mirrored chest is a lamp for ambiance, two apothecary vessels (one filled with turtle shells and the other with vintage yard orbs), and a concrete clam shell filled with reindeer moss and shells. I adore the beach, and the oyster shell mirror and seashells bring the spirit of the coast to me daily.


Hats hang on hooks near the door as well as umbrellas are held in a metal rack. Vintage canes and golf club rest in the stand as well.
The sofa was brought to the parlor from our Atlanta home. The wall above the sofa holds 8 vintage crest prints which were picked up from a trip to Amelia Island, FL. I love antler trophies, and I have enjoyed collecting them from ebay and other markets. A magnolia wreath is a left over treasure from Christmas. I like the way it bring some green to the parlor.




I use a Ballard Designs bench as a “coffee table”. It always is a great perch for my favorite design books. A vintage wooden tray holds various collectibles throughout the year.
One of my favorite pieces of furniture, the secretary. J gifted it to me after it was on "my list” a couple years ago for Christmas. It is filled with some of my cherished possessions. The lamp is an antique lamp that J inherited from his Flossie, his grandmother.




The hide and leather accent chair has a definite French spin. J and I hauled back in our trunk from Scott’s Antique Market when we lived in Atlanta. I did not own my Grand Cherokee at the time.


The double mantle in the parlor is striking and original to the 1920’s era home. The mantle houses my collection of English oak biscuit barrels and bowls. I adore the look of the collection.




The two arrangements atop the mantle were designed by me, The Acorn at Wisteria Hill. The dried botanicals have been in the urns since 2005. I cannot part with them.


Two chairs upholstered in houndstooth fabric were ordered through Intaglia, Atlanta.



Since the parlor is used for jovial conversation, I love to surround the furniture with accent tables.





The accent tables are perfect place to rest a cocktail and a great way to add accessories.
I adore these two vintage oils topped with the natural turtle shells.


The crown chandelier was purchased especially for this room. It is by Currey & Co. and is perfect for the parlor as it exemplifies New Orleans.


The parlor leads directly to my stair parlor. This room is mainly a pass through area, but it is a perfect spot for a round table. The round vintage clock table married to a vintage draftsman base was purchased from Antiques & Beyond in Atlanta. I was chosen for this exact spot.




Books and accessories fill the table top. Seasonally, I add an arrangement of Southern blooms. The table is really versatile and always receives compliments.
A framed Audubon blue heron, mirrored carriage lights, and abalone shell mirrors fill the right hand wall.


Two crawfish biological prints fill an area over a chair covered in cane-style fabric. A small lumbar New Orleans toile pillow sits in the chair.




I am so happy to have shared these two rooms with you today. I hope you will take some time to look around my blog today.
Thanks to Marty for allowing me time to share with you today.
I hope you will consider following Uptown Acorn today.
Pulling it all together, y’all!

Wow, isn't this an amazing home.  I knew you would love it and enjoy seeing how he creates his own unique style in every room.  Thanks so much for sharing with us Ron, loved the tour.  Now if you don't know Ron and follow him at Uptown Acorn, you need to rush over and follow today.

 I am joining the following parties:
 Craftberry Bush for Inspiration Gallery Thursday
  The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
 No Minimalist Here for Open House Party, Posed Perfection for All Things Thursday Hop
 Katherines Corner for Favorite Things, The Vintage Farmhouse for Creative Things 
 A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden,
Love of Family & Home for Inspire Me Please  
 Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday
 From My Front Porch To Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
 The 36th Avenue for 36th Avenue Party
 Imparting Grace for Grace at Home, My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Fri
                                            French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
 The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Fri, Common Ground for Be Inspired Fri
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home ,
 Chic On A Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Fri
 Finding Fabulous for Frugalicious Fri ,Rooted In Thyme Simple & Sweet Fri.
 Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Linky Party
 Redoux Interiors Friday Party,

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  1. Hi Marty! Oh, thank you for sharing Ron's lovely home with us. I've just recently been getting to know his blog and have so enjoyed seeing his home and all of his wonderful antiques. I've also recently won a giveaway from him. I so love this series you're doing.
    Be a sweetie,

  2. His chandelier, botanicals, coastal touches, mirrors, all are fabulous! Thanks for introducing me to Ron. I just became a follower!xoKathleen

  3. Beautiful home filled with style and character. Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop xo

  4. Marty, thanks for always giving us new inspiration! I'll be checking Ron out - loving the clock-faced table!
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

  5. Ron you do a wonderful job of blending your traditional southern style with coastal influences. I've been following you a good while and have always enjoyed seeing your updates. I didn't realize you had The Acorn at Wisteria Hill until I saw you blog makeover. Great post!

  6. I love Ron's house Marty, a great choice to share with us, as is very inspiring and he has exquisite taste!
    The decor is very unique and all the furniture pieces are great, specially that fab round clock table which I find awesome! Thanks for sharing.

  7. What a beautiful home. Thanking you Marty for sharing and thank you Ron for the beautiful tour. Oh, and Marty I love, love, love your new profile picture. Well it is new to me, it's been a while since I been over for a visit. Hope all is well.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  8. What a beautiful home Ron has! I especially love the stair parlor. That clock table is wonderful. Love the vignettes Ron has put together throughout both these areas.

  9. Wow, wow and more wow! What a gorgeous home with stunning details, vignettes, furniture, and the list goes on. I am in love what that stunning crown chandelier. Thanks so much Marty for sharing Ron and his home with us today. Now I'm off to his website to follow.
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

  10. Thanks so much Marty for featuring my parlor and stair parlor in your weekly series. I have gotten a lot of traffic to Uptown Acorn and have met many new blog friends. Best, Ron xo

  11. I love Ron's southern decorating style and I love visiting his blog!

  12. Thank you Marty for showing us Ron's gorgeous home! Off to his site!

  13. Ron has such a wonderful home....I always enjoy seeing what he is up to!
    Thank you for featuring him :o)

  14. Your home is beautiful with so many amazing details! That oyster mirror is fabulous!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

  15. Thanks Marty for sharing Ron's beautiful home with us. He has so many fabulous items.

  16. Ron is very talented..loved seeing his beautiful parlor again...I HEART that oyster mirror!...I so love his southern style!...Great feature today Marty!!!

  17. Ron's never ceases to amaze me with his wicked talent for design. Such a lovely home!!!

  18. Thanks for featuring Ron's unique décor Marty. I luv his collected look . So welcoming and always something new for the eye to feast on.

  19. Lovely home. I enjoy his blog.

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  21. Marty, I just love your blog, especially the oyster shell mirror, I live by the coast in South Carolina and I collect shells and Oysters.. Have a wonderful weekend Maria

  22. What a lovely home! so many wonderful ideas! thank you for sharing at TTF.

  23. Gorgeous! Thank you so much, Ron, for letting us come into your parlors. Everything is gorgeous but the crown chandy is my most favorite thing...such a great New Orleans touch!

  24. Love her style! The clockface table and the demijohns are my favorite! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,