Interiors

How to restore a fairytale cottage (right out of Lord of the Rings!)!

In a mystical realm called Wisconsin 😉 stands @elvencottage, a c. 1926 cottage straight from your favorite childhood fairy tale (or adulthood fantasy novel). It’s been nearly a year since West and Alexis purchased this fantastical old house (their old house-iversary is coming in December!) and in that time they’ve painstakingly and carefully restored windows one by one ... and that’s just the...

You’ll be speechless when you see this church-turned-home!

The hashtag #LookUp was surely coined with All Saints House in mind! Follow homeowners and restorers Anastasiia and Gunther through the arched doorway and into this converted chapel. The soaring ceiling is impossible to ignore (ok by us!), and the Great Room is filled with stories — some anchored by objects and others as memories that Gunther and Anastasiia generously share with us as they guide us on...

4 Homes for Sale with Fun Vintage Bathrooms

8215 Co Rd 79, Auburn, AL Almost all of us go weak in the knees for a gorgeous claw-foot tub, but how far are you willing to go? I've been running across a few vintage bathrooms this week that are, frankly, refreshing in their resistance to the status quo. It's nice to see something *different* in a sea of sameness. In a sea of gray tile, be rust-toned carpet, old house lovers. 1. 925 Oak St, Colusa,...

These 5 Old Houses *Might* Make You Love Wallpaper Again

305 Clara's Point Road, Sewanee, TN The tradition of adorning walls with paper began in ancient China and has been used in American homes since colonialism. Maybe it's because patterns have a way of showing their age quite quickly, or maybe it's because the stuff has notoriously been *the worst* to remove, but many people are zero-tolerance when it comes to wallpaper. It's 2020, though, and with all of...

4 Old Houses with Charming Kitchens

332 Sharon-Goshen Turnpike, West Cornwall, CT Old house kitchens are delicate business. It's quite the dance, capturing a period in time while also packing in just enough contemporary essentials to survive. When executed correctly, though, it's utterly satisfying. These seamlessly incorporated kitchens are inside of increeeeedible houses, so you have to take a look around each one to get the full...

These 5 Old Houses Have Elegant Woodwork

148 Hawthorn St, New Bedford, MA Along with the faulty wiring and the headaches, old houses come with the absolutely, most positively stunning details that make your jaw drop and your heart soar. These beautiful built-ins and most extravagantly ornamented rooms are so pretty that it boggles the mind and pretty much no one would, or could, execute them to such perfection today. Craftsmanship, people....

This Turkish Room is Unexpected and Legendary

I could write a novel about the McNally Estate. Our very own Cristiana Pena visited this beauty today, and she can absolutely confirm that it is even more amazing in person. It's a really unique and imposing shingle-style Queen Anne that is bursting with history both architectural and stemming from its famous owner, Andrew McNally. Yes, that McNally! He was one of the most successful cartography publishers...

Let this Greek Revival with Mid Century Interiors Blow your Mind

The Captain Frederick Grisard Mansion is blowing my mind. It's an 1848 Greek Revival that is deceptively classic on the outside. Wrought-iron fence, wraparound porch...it's been in the same family for four generations and is on the market for the first time in 100 years. Charming, huh? Just wait until you step inside. Time warp! The interior is utterly Mid-Century and, if I may say so, completely unique....

Our Favorite Interior Paint Colors for Old Houses

By Elizabeth Finkelstein. I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that my husband is sick of hearing me talk about paint colors. The good news is that I've found another outlet for my obsession: CIRCA! I've put together a little film showing off my favorite interior paint colors (and trust me, I've tried MANY) for old houses. Enjoy! And make sure to follow YouTube Channel to see more eye candy each...

5 Inspiring Farmhouse Kitchens

by Katy Mendenhall. Kitchens are the center of our home. It’s the one room where we come together to create conversation, relationships, and most importantly, food. So, it’s critical that we create a kitchen space that is comfortable, stylish, and functional.  ...

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