Many of our early American homes have humble beginnings – simple one/two room post and beam structures which, over time, were added to, modified and adapted to ever changing needs of their owners. One such house is a 1670 antique colonial which Sally has worked on over the course of this past year. (See previous posts here and here.) In June we asked Michael Lee to take scouting shots of the house, so we’d have proper images to use to pitch magazines for publication. Then summer came… Publication can take up to 18 months from acceptance of the project to it’s publication by a magazine. We’re still planning to pitch the project, but it needs to get up on our website, etc. while it is still “fresh”. While the shots are not perfect or styled, they definitely communicate the the overall feel of the project. The following are several images of the dining room. (Sally was asked to help with the design of the dining room, living room, family room and powder room.)
The original beams provided a perfect place for the drapery hardware.
I love the original front door and hardware. Many of the antiques had family history and Sally included them in the new design.
View from the family room to the dining room.
Don’t you love how the silver in the hutch sparkles?
A view from the dining room toward the living room. (Please excuse Michael’s camera bag..) Note the small step, where many years ago, the house was expanded from one room to two…
We found antique wide plank pine to match the existing floor in the living room.
Great original beams, rafters and second floor boards comprise the ceiling in the living room. Sally had teh sofa reupholstered and added the camel back in the process. We’re still undecided about drapery in this room… The light is so spectacular and they don’t need them for privacy.
There are two wood burning stoves that heat the entire house in the winter time. As you can see, nothing in the house is square or plum, adding real charm to the overall effect.
Detail of the powder room. A whimsey – a little elegance.
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