7 Ways To Make a New (Old) House
A 78-inch-long porch swing stands in as a sofa on the back screened porch, which is Kay’s favorite spot to relax and design new fabrics.
The foyer’s oil-rubbed electrified kerosene lanterns were originally attached to the sides of wagons that were headed west during the gold rush.
Wood-clad walls, ceilings, and floors give the house a sense of historic charm. Hanging lights by Georgia artist Eloise Pickard.
Just above the kitchen’s apron-front sink, a dark-stained window repeats the floor’s warm hue. “We took a photo of the original windows at our family cabin in Minnesota and copied the look,” says Kay.
An interior casement window connects the breakfast nook to the adjacent kitchen. Built-in seating and a custom light fixture made from an old lampshade evoke cottage charm.
In the master bedroom, this burlap pendant light suspended by a rope pulley system makes an eye-catching focal point.
The kitchen ceiling soars to 20 feet, allowing the lofty bank of clerestory windows to radiate daylight.