What we are reading this week about decorating and renovating old houses:
One of our very favorite old-house blogs, Big Old Houses, written by Halstead agent John Foreman, looks at Newburgh, N.Y., one of our favorite places because of its variety of old buildings and perch overlooking the Hudson. He gives a tour of the inside of the Crawford mansion, an unusually baroque example of Federal-Greek Revival architecture that the local historic society is restoring. Click through for tons of amazing photos.
A Fine Survivor in a Gritty Town [Big Old Houses]
Photo by John Foreman
Remodelista shows the home of London antiques dealer and reproduction mantle maker Will Fisher. Above, an original mantle that inspired a Jamb copy.
At Home with London’s Antiques Whisperer [Remodelista]
Photo by Simon Upton
Remodelista reviews a new book, “Belgian Designers and Their Interiors,” a look at the homes of 16 designers living in Belgium. Remodelista calls the interiors “refreshingly unstyled.” We’d have to disagree about that, but the styling is fresh.
Belgian Designers and Their Interiors [Remodelista]
Photo by Diane Hendrikx