Colonial Style

I’m just beginning work with Sally on a project in Wellesley – a beautiful four square home whose interior trim and millwork are in need  of a serious update. Late this afternoon, using Winterthur’s Marlboro Room as inspiration, I quickly sketched a “cartoon” of the mantel and built-in cabinetry in the den.

Marlboro Room Winterthur

Simple profiles and rearranged proportions to fit the room to create two possibilities. On the left, the upper cabinet could be done with either solid raised door panels or with glass and mullions.

Federal Period mantel and built bookcase idea cartoon sketch, Wilson Kelsey Design

And as I am writing this, I see a second mantel idea. Pushes it toward a more Continental look. Hmmmm….

Have great week!

Cheers,

John Kelsey, Wilson Kelsey Design

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Over the weekend, Sally and I learned that Trends magazine included the kitchen we designed as part of a larger renovation of a classical 1804 Federal Period home in their Top 50 American Kitchens 2013/2014.

The renovated home.

The Trends article can be read here

A blog post I wrote in June on the home can be found here.

For contrast, the kitchen space the day our client took possession of the house.

 

A few other before/after images.

All the mantels were buried in the garage. We had to figure out which went where.

The front parlor.

The dining room, before/after.

I did not realize that it had been three months since I posted. Guess that’s what flat out 7 days a week will do to your blogging routine some times.

 

Cheers,

We’re sooo excited! Our 1670 antique colonial featured in Design New England is finally on the news stands and available digitally! A special thanks to Loren Savini of Design New England for her wonderfully written story and Michael J Lee for his beautiful photographs!

Have a wonderful week!

 

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