Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Reinventing A 1795 Clapboard Home!

My heartstrings are pulled when I look at these pictures because I love historic clapboard homes so much! Ours dates back to 1849, not as old as this one but the restoration gives me so many great ideas. The down side to these homes is dark wood and low ceilings. Take a look at how these issues were addressed, it is amazing! Please leave a comment on your favorite photo and why, I would love to hear your ideas!

 The owner ripped out the ceilings and plaster off the walls which allowed wider door openings and taller ceilings. Great ideas that make a huge difference!

A gray and white palette and the absence of upper cabinets makes the room feel airy and open.

Less is more. The amazing antique blue mantel becomes a focal point because everything else is a creamy white back drop. Beautiful!

A glass of wine and a hot soaking bath!

Lovely soapstone sink in the mud/laundry room!

(Photos courtesy of Country Living)


  1. Even though I have no place to put it I just swoon looking at those copper tubs.

  2. gloria loves the purple and white together - may be redoing her bedroom this spring in those colors - thanks for the idea