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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 and Staircase.

Sorry for not writing recently. We just returned from a magical trip to Disney World, and then promptly got sick. We are finally healthy and the laundry from the trip is finally clean and put away. It was the most enchanting time together with my sweet little family, a time away we very much needed… Continue reading Front Entry and Staircase.

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Wood floors gleaming again!

Our wood floors (both old and new) are fully refinished and stained. Please see this previous post for further information on our wood floors: Floors glorious floors. We matched the original wood stain as closely as possible; a deep antique brown with hints of red to add a glowing warmth (75% Rosewood and 25% Red… Continue reading Wood floors gleaming again!

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What lies beneath?

What lies beneath the carpet on the staircase? This is a question I have wondered for about a year and a half. We left the staircase carpet in place during the remodeling process in an effort to protect the wood beneath. And now, as we are nearing the end of our project, it was finally… Continue reading What lies beneath?

100 years old · 1916 · bathrooms · before and after · cabinetry · closet · Dallas · family · flooring · Highland Park · historic home · home · home renovation · home restoration · old home · old house · old windows · Prairie Style · preservation · renovation · restoration · sisters · Texas · Uncategorized · windows · wood floors

The Girls’ Closet.

The girls’ closet is not really a closet. A better title for this pleasant little space is dressing room; it is essentially an extension of their living space that just happens to have clothes hanging in the corner. Quirky spaces, like this closet, come hand and hand with an old home; these spaces give our… Continue reading The Girls’ Closet.

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Room to Play.

The playroom is one of my favorite rooms in the house. I love the glittering sunlight that tumbles through the eleven aged glass windows. I love the constantly changing shadows created by the dancing leaves and swaying trees. I love the warm wood floors that welcome each step with a soft and comforting creak. I… Continue reading Room to Play.