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Update Your Bedroom with the Help of an Expert

Get inspired by this room designed by Joann Fullen.




PHOTO COURTESY JOANN FULLEN
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style inspiration

Looking to update your sleeping space? Get inspired by this bedroom designed by Joann Fullen, owner of Joann Fullen Interiors.

Located inside a 5,000-square-foot addition built onto a Civil War-era home in Ligonier, the inviting master bedroom and en suite bathroom contain all modern amenities while still paying tribute to the home’s historical roots.

Fullen, a past president and board member of the ASID Pennsylvania West Chapter, says she added the wide-plank Carlisle Eastern White Pine floors in the bedroom after researching period-style products. The stained glass in the bathroom (from Rex Glass and Mirror) matches glass in the home’s front door and sidelights, she says. 

For historically accurate colors, Fullen consulted a chart from Old-Fashioned Milk Paint, a company that recreates the milk-based paints used before the creation of commercially made paints. 

She chose Simplify Beige for the bedroom walls and used Snowbound for the woodwork and built-ins; both colors are from Sherwin Williams. For the bathroom, she custom-created a “faux denim” color using various paints and glazes.

“This is one of those residences I have designed over my 35-year career that I wish I owned the key,” she says. “It is a warm comfortable home [where] I would love to spend time with my family and friends.”

 

garden tour

The charming village of Sewickley is renowned across the Pittsburgh area for its beautiful homes (hey, there’s a reason Mario Lemieux and Sidney Crosby both reside there). And, of course, that means there are some equally beautiful outdoor spaces — and you can explore them.

This weekend, treat yourself to a tour of Sewickley’s finest gardens. The Sewickley Civic Garden Council is hosting the tour, which features six blooming gardens in Edgeworth and Sewickley.

Although the excursion is self guided, a tour brochure provides a map of the homes, plus a description of each garden. For those looking to grab a bite to eat once the tour ends, the guide also has a list of lunch and dinner options in the area.

The tour takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 19 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 20.

(Tickets are $30 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit here)

 

news + events


Here’s a head’s up for anyone looking to update the kitchen or bathroom. Nicklas Supply, Inc. is celebrating the opening of a third SPLASH Kitchen Bath Home Showroom with a ribbon-cutting ceremony from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 24. SPLASH also has showrooms in Cranberry and Murrysville.

(1400 William Flynn Highway, Gibsonia; 724/772-1060, exploresplash.com)

Looking to improve your gardening soil? Chatham University is hosting a free Backyard Composting 101 class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18 at its Eden Hall Campus in Richland Township.

(6035 Ridge Road; 412/365-1375, chatham.edu)

 

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