Old Bones, Fresh Take

One of my [many] dreams is to buy an old home and bring it up to date, preserving what I can and staying true to the home’s original character. Some of my favorite homes have wonderful old bones whose rooms are then filled with a happy mix of traditional and modern pieces.
{Historic details like white moulding and a vaulted ceiling become the unexpected backdrop for a contemporary dining table and Eames armchairs. Only the antique chandelier and elaborate candlesticks hint at the home castle‘s real age.}
{Old ceiling beams are an off-kilter contrast to the industrial pendant lighting and loudly patterned chairs in Susanna Salk’s kitchen, featured in Rue Magazine.}
{A Saarinen dining set finds an unlikely home alongside the stunning herringbone floors and dramatic fireplace in this grand living room, featured on Design*Sponge.}

*Thank you to Katie Beth for the edits!

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  1. I see all 3 of your images have timber floors ~ from the chevron to the wide planks in the home/castle….is there a penchant perhaps for the beauty of timber floors apparent here…???

    They are all dreamy ~ especially the first…

  2. I am crazy about the first photo! I simply adore the sleek, glossy parsons table against the historic-feeling house… what a fabulous contrast!