Once tired and lacking character, this large, 19thcentury Queen Anne house was extensively renovated, and it's exterior beautifully restored and polychromed. Architect Frank Shirley, of Cambridge, Mass., also designed a new garage in Queen Anne style for the property. Interior renovations brought the family four new bathrooms, all with period inspiration; a new master suite; and a writer’s studio.
A key design element is a “circulation spine” created down the center of the house, connecting with the previously isolated caboose of a kitchen to make it the family center. This area of the house got a 70-square foot addition to provide space for a separate mudroom.
The character is that of late-19th-century pantries and kitchens. The Indian owners brought their passion for color, provided by painted cabinets, textiles for a lively complement to the blue trim, and a tile backsplash that adds color and pattern without overwhelming the room. Top cabinets have perforated metal fronts in unlacquered brass, adding interest and more pattern and yet concealing stored objects.
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Earthy Colors, New Layout
Textured tile and quarter-sawn oak make it a handsome revival kitchen.
Deep Clean to Save Big
After we got a $50,000 estimate to gut and renovate the bathroom in our 1946 modernist house, I figured I’d tackle the 8' x 8' room myself.
Fancy Painted Floors
Borders and checkerboard designs are DIY favorites; you might also try your hand at stenciling or faux effects.
And Now, The Kitchen
Using original bits and vintage pieces, making the kitchen functional was a high priority.
new KITCHEN for an old house
THE WALLPAPER’S AESTHETIC MOVEMENT OR BRITISH ARTS & CRAFTS PATTERN IDEALLY SUITS THIS 1903 AMERICAN QUEEN ANNE HOUSE.
Leaving aside shag carpeting and copper-tone appliances, a couple embrace the best of the decade for a splendid period house grounded in nature.
reclaiming the attic
Is your house bursting at the seams? Do you long for private office space, a guest retreat, or a kids’ bonus room? The solution might be right over your head: no need to leave the neighborhood, or even put on an addition.
displaying collections ARRANGE TO INSPIRE
Ideas, inspiration, and tidbits on the beautiful and safe arrangement and display of collectibles both traditional and eccentric.
A Home Full of Character
Smaller homes like this 1920s Dutch Colonial so often get overlooked as worthy of restoration. Owners don’t think they’re special . . . or they add on or remodel until the original is unrecognizable. This owner saw the potential.
A Furnished Bath
This elegant bathroom has fixture panels fabricated from parts of a Victorian armoire.
HE'S SO BIG!
NOW 4 YEARS OLD THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE'S YOUNGEST IS GROWING UP SO FAST.
William & Kate's Out-of-control Kids
Princess Charlotte and Prince George prove to be a royal handful — and little brother Prince Louis is not far behind!
Kelly Wearstler: THE EVOLUTION OF AN ICON
When I first met Kelly Wearstler in the early 1990s, she was an aspiring interior designer who shared a small apartment with a roommate across from a sporting goods store in the heart of LA. But the South Carolina transplant had a big dream and the talent to achieve it. I have had the good fortune to be part of that journey camera-in-hand.
Facebook Data On More Than 500m Accounts Found Online
Details from more than 500 million Facebook users have been found available on a website for hackers.
LEGENDARY ADVENTURER DAVID HEMPLEMAN-ADAMS TURNS HIS AMBITIONS TO THE SEA, WITH A POLAR OCEAN CHALLENGE
Cambridge Audio CXA81
Flylogix and Cambridge Consultants, part of the Capgemini Group, have announced a collaboration that will exploit Iridium’s state-of-the-art satellite communications to safely control unmanned aerial vehicles from a central control hub.
THE RECKONING IS COMING: REGULATING BIG TECH
Cambridge Analytica. Russian hackers and election meddling. The Equifax data breach. Fake news. Twitter and Instagram harassment. Facebook mining our personal data and—best-case scenario— unabashedly using it to sell us stuff.
DIG THIS: GARDENING CAN BURY THE BLUES!
Planting & harvesting boost folks’ body image
Royals IN CRISIS
AS THE CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN EXPANDS — AND DRIVES THE HOUSE OF WINDSOR FAR APART — THE FIRM IS FEELING THE PRESSURE.