I’ve often been inspired by the glorious images from the blog The New Victorian Ruralist by James Snowden who runs what appears to be a truly amazing boutique and design studio called ‘Finders Keeper Market’ with his partner, Randy in Mount Sterling, Kentucky.

Some recent photos of their shop show just why I think this man has exceptional taste.

He’s finally given us a sneak peek of his own living space and it certainly didn’t disappoint.

This is what James had to say about their fantastic home:

Everyone is always asking about my own living space.  Well, here is a little peek into our bedroom.

An ebonized Mandarin sofa sits at the foot of our iron bed. A pair of reclaimed wood cocktail tables hold whatever we’re reading at the moment. Beneath it all, a houndstooth-patterned sisal rug sits on Saddle Leather painted floors. The bedding is Belgian Linen from Restoration Hardware, and the Ikat window panels are from West Elm.

Our den is all about simplicity and comfort. I love the unexpected details like the vintage boat anchor resting on the reclaimed wood table.

On the mantle we have displayed a collection of vintage shoe forms — and antique ship blueprints hang over the linen tufted sofa. The wooden balustrade lamps are from Arteriors.  The wall color in both spaces is Raccoon Hollow by Benjamin Moore.

The soft colour palette, the objet de curiosité, the eclectic mix of old and new somehow come together to create a strong yet glamorous space.

Have a look at James’ blog for more fantastic images.  In the meantime, I’m gonna have to figure out how to blag a ticket to Kentucky…

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