We decided to take the front office and turn it into a vibe room. Since it’s close to our dinning room, we thought it would be nice to have a place to sit and enjoy an after dinner drink. We added some trim to the walls and painted them a beautiful dark blue-gray. Quickly this room has become one of our favorite rooms, and we decided to nickname it the “Whiskey Room.” We love to sit and relax, listen to records, and enjoy some whiskey. This room is filled with unique antiques and dark shades of color, it’s like our very own speakeasy. There are many pieces in this room that make a statement, but here are some of my favorites.
Wall Sconces – Cadeau
Out of all the pieces in our home that tell a story, these in particular win over my heart. My love for antiquing comes from my dad. On his birthday, we went to one of our favorite shops, Cadeau and we found these beautiful metal arrowed wall sconces. Only one was hanging on the store’s wall, and I said to my dad that if the store had a second one… they both would have to come home with us. After snooping around to the back, I found the second one! So, they both came home with us and quickly we hung them up. Otherwise, my dad would have taken them to his house. He loves a great find! A few days later, I asked the owner, Frannie, for the story behind the sconces. She recently got back to me, telling me that they belonged to the beautiful, late Frances Preston. Preston served as President and CEO of BMI from 1986 until 2004. The sconces were originally at her estate, then later placed in the first ever BMI building in New York. Phillip has been a BMI writer since he started, so it felt like fate that these came into our lives.
Music Box Lighter – Columbia, TN
This little knickknack looks like a butane lighter, but it’s actually a music box. This was one of the many items I picked up from a particular antique shop in Columbia, TN, owned by two sweet elderly ladies. I found some amazing statement pieces at this store without spending a fortune.
Record Player – ToMo
There is nothing like the sound of music coming from a record player. I found this one using the Touch of Modern (ToMo) app, which is the same app I used to find our shotgun shell glasses. The vinyls spinning on the record player range from The Beatles, Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town, Fleetwood Mac, Crosby, Stills, and Nash…you name it and we probably have it. I also teased this beauty on Instagram last week!
Battle of Nashville Portrait – The Hermitage
Phillip and I bought this Battle of Nashville pencil drawing after his first visit to The Hermitage. The 1864 battle scene took place in the modern day location of downtown Nashville. We can even see the future space of Phillip and I’s first condo at The Werthan Mills and the future site of LP Field.
Pipes & Tobacco Holder
These pieces are more for display to go with the theme of the room. I like to put dried up cranberries in the tobacco holder because it looks like dried cherry tobacco without all the carcinogens!
Drawer Knobs – Cadeau
Philip loves geodes. You’ll see little touches of geodes throughout our entire home. For instance, I found these geode knobs at Cadeau and switched them out on this wooden piece. I absolutely love the look of these.
Crown Royal Barrel
This isn’t the first time you’ve read about Crown Royal on Sweet Ladi Jane. Phillip received this authentic Crown Royal barrel as a gift on his 40th birthday from his tour manager. It rode on the tour bus all the way back to Nashville.
World Map – Redo Home & Design
Phillip always wanted a vintage world map, and this is what I call the next best thing from Redo, a neat store right outside of Franklin, TN. Real antique world maps can price well into the thousand dollar range, but I found this one for a very reasonable price, while still maintaining a vintage/antique look.
Do you have a bar or “vibe” room in your home? What are some of your essentials?