“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ~ Henry James, as quoted by Edith Wharton For Americans, the words “front porch” conjure a similar feeling of warmth, contentment, ease, nostalgia.
Bathrooms are among my favorite parts of a house. So I was thrilled to write a couple of blog posts recently for CIRCA Old Houses about this most sacred room. Plumbing fixtures (clawfoot tubs, pedestal sinks, cross head taps) can
CHALLENGES: Virtually untouched for decades, the house revealed its evolution from simple farmhouse to stately Arts-and-Crafts home, with many of its original features intact—two-over-two double-hung wood windows (behind shabby aluminum storm windows), wood clapboard siding, oak floors and staircase, delightful
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
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
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.
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