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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 because they were teenagers back then) rehabilitated in Germantown, NY, over a decade ago.

In the two-year process of rehabbing the Germantown house (formerly broken up into apartments and before that dentists’ offices!), this room was one of the biggest transformations – from a kitchen to a dining room with double doors opening onto the back terrace. VAST improvement, but somehow it never quite sang.

Circa 2023, enter Quittner…and another WPXQ adventure.

A refurbished antique chandelier (replacing a well-made but not-quite-right reproduction fixture) set the tone, especially with shades hand-covered with Les Indiennes fabric.

WPXQ loves a picture rail…here we used aged brass hanging rails (for pots!) from deVOL Kitchens (hint: someone needs to start making these locally) and art sourced from Quittner’s collection, hung with House of Antique Hardware picture cord.

Click here for a video walkthrough of the new space!

Note:  I absolutely LOVED the Empire-style chairs we originally put in this room (about five years ago, my mother and I spent a weekend recaning the seats) but they proved too delicate for daily use. So, we brought in sturdier Chippendale reproductions and dressed them up with skirts made by excellent local upholsterer Richard Fitch.