Worth Preserving X Quittner (WPXQ) Strikes Again!
On the heels of our happy and generously received collaboration for the 2022 Kingston Design Showhouse, Worth Preserving and Quittner joined forces again in Winter 2023 to refresh the dining room at a house that we (Worth Preserving, not Quittner
What Collaboration Means to Me: Sometimes Style is as Important as Substance
Let’s face it. Historic rehabilitation isn’t for the faint of heart. It takes a special breed of home owner – and home professional – to keep eyes on the prize through what never fails to be a long, unpredictable, sometimes
Tips on Preparing Your Home for Winter
We're back in the basement (and other parts of the house) with Desiree Lawlor from Hart Water Conditioning. Winter 2023 was pretty mild, but there were a few cold snaps that put everyone on high alert for frozen pipes, a
Fifty Years of Preserving New York’s Interiors
David Sprouls and I have collaborated on many projects – rehabbing houses, planning a wedding, raising Patrick. So it seemed natural that we would organize an exhibition together and that it would combine our interests in interior design and historic
1876 train depot
Former Rhinebeck & Connecticut train depot & New York Central caboose in Copake, NY In collaboration with an intrepid property owner and train enthusiast (follow @copakedepot), we are deep into planning for the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of these two structures.
Desiree Lawlor from Hart Water Conditioning is the kind of great that words can't adequately describe. You have to experience her for yourself. So I finally made the video I've been wanting to make for a long time. Just two
When stuck, call in a pro
A painted runner. This was the vision, inspired by a former client’s staircase, with bold colors, crisp lines, and high gloss. BUT having a vision ≠ having the right skill set. So, after more than a year of pondering, paint
A Threshold Question
Yellow Ground. Hay. Brinjal. Book Room Red. Several trips to the hardware store and many coats later, Farrow & Ball’s Book Room Red triumphed and is now the “pop” of color on the otherwise muted façade of our latest rehab project, creeping towards