Laurey W. Glenn Styling: Scott Martin
Rearrange & Renew
Lindsay considers the space a keeping room rather than a great room, a term she thinks is overused.
“Centuries ago in this country a keeping room was the main room of the house with a large walk-in fireplace where they cooked. They also spent all their time in the room, and they slept there too,” she explains. “So, in my thinking, this room is more like that than anything.”
Repaired With Care
It may be all the rage, but going Green isn’t new. Just look at Lindsay’s collection of make-dos. Small household items, if broken today, would likely be thrown out. These items that date from the mid-19th century and earlier were restored. A glass base for something such as an oil lamp, after it was broken, was turned into the base for a pin holder. A porcelain spice container with a broken pedestal was given a new wooden base so it could still be used. A damaged claret glass was given a new base crafted from pine.
“Make-dos are old, broken objects that were important enough to carefully remake or restore to use again,” Lindsay says.
"Rearrange & Renew" is from the September 2008 issue of Southern Living.