Old Charm Renewed

An old home that boasts charm, antiquity and elegance can seem daunting when it comes to furnishing it.

If you’re fortunate enough to be in the position of “How do I make my turn-of-the-century home cozy and current” you’ll be pleased to know just how easy it can be.

There is a bridge that needs to connect an eclectic mix of décor to its surroundings.  But that bridge can be subtle.  You can use historic paint colors that make sense with the architectural lines of the room. And to create that bridge, use the same color for a pillow on a modern sofa.  Or add accessories from the era of the home, such as an historic photo or an old typewriter.

Here is a home I worked on recently, getting it prepared to sell.  It is grand and elegant but needed to speak to today’s buyer with a floor plan that meets the needs of a younger family.

 

195 Longfellow Street, Portland, Maine

195 Longfellow Street, Portland, Maine

195 Longfellow Street, Portland, Maine

195 Longfellow Street, Portland, Maine

 

195 Longfellow Street, Portland, Maine

195 Longfellow Street, Portland, Maine

 

 

195 Longfellow Street, Portland, Maine

195 Longfellow Street, Portland, Maine

Having an old, interesting home is a true gift when you find it.  This home pictured above is for sale by the way.  Here is the link to the MLS .  If you’re in the area, there is an open house this Sunday, April 19, 11:30 – 1:00.

And if you’re interested in making your old house look fabulous, contact me.  I would love to help!

207.776.9558   info@katelowrydesigns.com

Kate

Kate Lowry is an interior designer located in Portland, Maine. www.katelowrydesigns.com 207-776-9558 info@katelowrydesigns.com

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