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Dining Room.

Our dining room is essentially untouched, albeit fully rewired. The original over-sized square shape of the room feels intimate and yet accommodates large seated dinner parties.  Situated in the middle of the home, this is an approachable and usable dining room. The original plaster walls, oak floors, moldings, and chandelier lend a sense of grandeur… Continue reading Dining Room.

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Front Entry Chandelier.

The chandeliers in our front entry and our dining room came with the home upon purchase. We do not know if they were the first and only chandeliers in the home, but based upon the cloth wiring, they certainly date to the same time period of our 1916 home. Due to the aforementioned cloth wiring,… Continue reading Front Entry Chandelier.

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Powder bathroom complete.

Our powder bathroom has come a long way! Not only did we enlarge the space (albeit only by about one foot), but we also enhanced the overall feeling of the space. What began as a small utilitarian beigh bathroom has now become a bright and elegant powder bathroom. Please reference this previous post: Powder bathroom. … Continue reading Powder bathroom complete.

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The Library.

I love books. I love the physical presence of an actual book; not just while reading the book, but also when I run across it sitting upon my shelf years later, perhaps picking it back up for another read, or just remembering the treasures hidden within the bound pages. For me, my library will be… Continue reading The Library.

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Breezeway at night!

Just a quick update on our now complete breezeway. The lights are all installed (including the sconces, globes, and step lights) and the stone pavers are grouted. Warm, inviting, and aglow with light! Looking from the garage on into the mudroom. Looking from the mudroom back towards the garage. Love and hugs, Suzie

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Kitchen Transom Window.

I still owe y’all a follow up post regarding the details of the front fireplace, but I couldn’t wait to share our newly installed kitchen transom window. We had this transom window hand crafted by a local artisan, Denise Feeney of Stained Glass Unlimited, and she did a stunning job! This new window perfectly matches the… Continue reading Kitchen Transom Window.

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Master bathroom.

And now, my favorite bathroom tile; quintessentially Art Nouveau in design, profoundly deep saturation of color, intricately interwoven ribbons of life, elegantly delicate and yet substantially bold flowers that physically push beyond the top linear boundary. Please see this previous post for more information on our Golem Tiles: Girls’ Bathroom. Below: Before bathtub installation. Below:… Continue reading Master bathroom.