Update Your Bedroom with the Help of an Expert
Get inspired by this room designed by Joann Fullen.
PHOTO COURTESY JOANN FULLEN
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.”
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)
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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)