Saturday, 10 April 2010

Interior Designer Nancy Taylor's Home

Today we'll visit Nancy Taylor's 18th-century Rhode Island farmhouse. Warm and welcoming rooms filled with antiques and reclaimed wood. And to top it off a magnificent garden.

The dressing room includes a vintage chaise as well as a 19th-century English vanity and pieces from Nancy's collection of pokerware. These boxes are decorated with an Arts and Crafts-era technique in which designs were burned into wood, as if with the tip of a red-hot fireplace poker. Pink lusterware brightens the green-vined wallpaper.

The furnishings and accents include '40s French leather armchairs, a framed batik print from Bali, and a flat-weave Peruvian rug. I hesitated before including this photograph because I don't like animals' heads on the walls (nor anywhere else!) but well, other people do. Do you?

The dining area in the kitchen, includes toile-covered banquettes, Indonesian chairs, and a custom English cherrywood table.

Potting area. Enameled-tin graniteware outfits the potting area, which centers around a salvaged soapstone sink.

The master bath features a claw-foot tub that came with the house and a white-painted 19th-century English spool chair with an upholstered seat and arms.

The stairwell was lined with hand-hewn planks from the oldest part of the house. "These are the boards that were carved from the oak trees on the land in 1776," she says. "I left them unpainted, so when I touch the boards I am touching the same wood those colonial farmers touched." She uses the stairwell, which is surrounded by the house's original banister, as an area to display her family photos

In the master bedroom a c. 1840 mahogany Empire-style bed, a late-19th-century mirrored oak chest. A hand-crocheted bedspread, rag rug, and beadboard walls offset the dark wood furniture and ceiling.

Front porch opens to a gorgeous garden.

Images and information from Country Living

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  1. Hi Kifus
    la foto che ho preferito è stata quela che ritrae la tromba delle scale completamente in legno...
    bellissima !
    calda, accogliente ed antica !
    Myriam buona serata :-)

  2. Oh Kifus,
    This house is wonderful! I love that dining area in the kitchen! Look at those chairs! And that porch! Just lovely!
    Have a nice weekend my friend!

  3. Lovely photos! I adore the garden and that open porch. I really like the subtle pinks with the wood - but I agree with you - I really don't like animal heads on the wall.

  4. Lovely! Will you share the paint color that you have on the bathroom upper walls? Thank you!


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