Learn How to Restore, Decorate & Preserve Your Historic Home This book is a valuable resource to help you understand how historic interiors were designed. By knowing about the social norms and how interior space functioned at that time it is easier to bring back the historic feel to your home yet maintain modern conveniences. While historic exteriors are the public face of our architectural resources, … Continue reading Historical Interiors of Alberta
John Walters third house was his most elegant and his last home. He was to suffer many losses.Check out the photos of the last house. Continue reading John Walters Museum House #3
A reader asked me a question about decorating a heritage home a while back. She asked if it was possible to do it in such a way that wouldn’t make it look like you were living in a museum. My answer? Absolutely and most likely. First of all, it would be difficult to find enough authentic products, accessories and appropriate furniture to use in the … Continue reading Living in a Museum?
It’s ok to boast about the authentic millwork in your heritage home. After all, it’s one of the things that make such a house special. Trying to replace missing original millwork, however, has the power to make a grown person cry from the frustration of finding the proper profile, the appropriate wood, and finally, finding the money to pay for it. If you’ve been to … Continue reading Authentic Millwork is Important
I believe that owning an old house takes a special kind of person. A person that doesn’t expect perfection such as smooth walls, perfectly level floors and windows that open properly. Many owners respect the character of their old house and don’t feel the need to replace lathe and plaster walls with drywall just so that it looks better. There are times, however, that decisions … Continue reading Restoring an Entrance Hall