I haven't been accused of being too "girly", but I have noticed that this blog has turned a bit female-friendly. So, every once in a while I find a great article on Architectural Digest to share with you all.
The Big House is anything but misnamed: Sequestered on seven acres behind a distinctive scalloped picket fence and holding down a full corner of the village’s main street, it boasts something on the order of thirty rooms. The main block of the house was built in 1777 as a tavern and comprises what is now the entrance hall, living room, library and a passel of guest bedrooms; a big dining room was added in 1885 and a kitchen-and-servants’ wing in 1928.
A Biedermeier mahogany table, from Karl Kemp & Assoc., dominates the renovated gallery;
atop it rests a circa 1950 ceramic vase from France.
On the living room wall hangs a 1987 oil painting, Artica by Luigi Campanelli.
Art Déco bench from Lorin Marsh
The special-edition Steinway was a 12th-birthday gift to the client from her parents.
Nutturna by Luigi Campanelli hangs at left. Bernd Goeckler Antiques low table.
Brunschwig & Fils drapery fabric.
Clarence House beige fabric.
The door was moved to the gallery wall, thereby more clearly defining the adjoining rooms.
Donghia chair fabric and wallcovering. Patterson, Flynn & Martin carpet.
A serene and well-lighted master bedroom was what our client requested.
Musical Still Life, above, and an untitled oil, both from 1986, are by Joel Greene.
The bed was custom-made by Michael Rosenberg & Associates.
Austrian Biedermeier table, circa 1830, from Bernd Goeckler Antiques.
Patterson, Flynn & Martin carpet.
Don't you think that this home had a special sort of poise to it?