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Friday, 31 August 2012

DESIGN: Formality and Comfort

An historical house in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, where views from all the windows are remarkably 18th century, all houses in the neighbourhood are of the same period and stand proudly in their manicured gardens. 

I thoroughly restored the house - adding an elevator which became invisible, a stable wing was made habitable, two new staircases were added - while paying the utmost respect to this gem of colonial architecture.
On the dining room wall hangs 1820's scenic French wallpaper--carefully restored; Eau de nil silk taffeta blinds in the window; a good quality linen tablecloth; a comfortable 18th century chair in striped velvet - Et voilà.

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