historic home decorating: A new look for Locust Grove - 06/10/10 07:25 AM
I am really excited about the new restoration going on at Locust Grove in Louisville, Kentucky. From the looks of the images on our Featured Museum page the work was beautifully done and the symposium on the weekend of June 26-27th sounds like it should not be missed. It is always a daunting task to a museum’s staff to undertake such a large project, and this one was handled by some of the best professionals and companies in the business. If you have a chance, take the time to either attend the symposium, or visit this wonderful mansion. I know I’m … (0 comments)

historic home decorating: Historic Adobe Homes - 05/25/10 10:35 AM
<!--StartFragment--> I want to draw your attention to the beautiful trio of articles in the latest Early American Life Magazine concerning the wonderful adobe homes in Santa Fe, N.M. In celebration of their 400 year old anniversary this year Santa Fe is holding many events to showcase these historic dwellings that are among the oldest in our nation.
Written by Jean Marie Andrews, Honoring His Ancestors”, Larry E. Johnson “Colonial Santa Fe” and Victor A. Walsh, “Preserving Adobe” these informative and very interesting articles do such a good job at shining a spotlight on these historic structures. Early American Life … (0 comments)

historic home decorating: The Victorian Society in America - 03/29/10 05:19 PM
I wanted to bring your attention to a great resource for those among you who are Victorian Period enthusiasts. The Victorian Society of America is an organization that promotes the understanding of the American Victorian Historical context through preservation, education, promotion and generally the enjoyment of the Victorian period.
This organization was founded as a sister organization to the British Victorian Society in 1966. Since then the society has grown to be THE word in all things Victorian in America.
On the organization’s website you will find a very large resource list, important books about the period, summer schools for … (0 comments)

historic home decorating: How much fabric,paint or wallpaper do I need? - 02/24/10 03:07 AM
I thought since many had written me and asked about the basics of what they needed to “do it themselves” for either drapes or wallpaper and also paint I decided to use the blog for this week to give you this basic information. You can find so many fabric sources on the web, either use one of the ones featured under “Textiles and Trim” or “Window Treatments” on our site www.thehistoricinterior.com or use the company’s products as a guide to find similar fabrics at your local fabric store.
I hope this helps you for whatever project you might have, don’t forget … (0 comments)

historic home decorating: Welcome Heritage Lace Into Your Home - 02/03/10 11:49 AM



We are so pleased to announce the addition of a wonderful company to our Featured Artisan's page. Heritage Lace has been around for awhile providing beautiful lace products for the home for over 50 years.  I love companies that are based in long standing traditions of community and customer service and this is one of them.
Our site has a wide timeline for historic interiors from 1680-1930 and as such has only a handful of artisans and companies that have products that can span all the periods from Early American Colonial to Art Deco.  Heritage Lace does this … (0 comments)

 

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