I am so grateful when clients ask for my assistance in furnishing and decorating their house. Imagine how thrilled I was when I had the opportunity to help my friend and client, Linda, with another home. I had worked on the previous home, but what made the second experience so special and effortless were the following:
-We were able to reuse everything from the prior home. Curtains and hardware, furniture, rugs, etc. Nothing was wasted.
-The familiarity and connection had already been established, allowing us to move rather quickly.
-The home, built in 1928, has the most amazing architecture, bones and timeless details.
As this home was previously published in the Washington Post, and featured on Cote de Texas, I'd like to share some new photos I took recently. Enjoy this charming house from my perspective.
Hinson's blue seagrass wallpaper in the library. Notice the tall floor to ceiling windows and French doors.
Slipper chair in Bennison Christmas Roses; Painted antique bench; George Smith sofa in chocolate mohair velvet; and wool carpet from CG Coe & Son. I converted an antique urn into a lamp on the Swedish side table.
Pair of original diamond leaded windows in kitchen.
Linda chose white cabinetry, thick marble counter tops, farm sink, and lovely gooseneck faucet.
We painted the kitchen floors a checkerboard "tone on tone" gray.
Peonies from the garden.
One of my favorite architectural elements of the house is this stunning limestone mantel with a tapered chimney breast top (not shown). Polished steel fireplace fixtures.
The living room with beamed ceiling and arched doorway with French doors leading into the sunroom.
New radiant heating under the limestone tiles laid on Versailles pattern. I love the original brass window hardware.
Antique French fauteuil in Chelsea Textiles small checks. The zinc rooster weathervane came from the family home.
An original forged and wrought iron gate.
I suggested a boxwood and gravel side garden when grass wouldn't grow there.
The landscape was designed by the late Michael Bartlett, a renowned landscape architect. There are numerous boxwoods, trained ivy columns, climbing roses, peonies, hydrangeas, and stately old trees.