What we are reading this week about decorating and renovating old houses:
Elle Decor’s end-of-the-year “Best of 2012” roundup pointed us to this beautiful mid-19th century Greek Revival house in New Orleans, owned by writer Julia Reed. (We then spent a very enjoyable holiday reading her book about its renovation, “The House on First Street.”) We appreciate the calm and elegant Greek Revival architecture, black marble fireplace, green and yellow scheme with the black fireplace, and the use of Bennison print fabrics throughout.
Affair of the Heart [Elle Decor]
We were pleased to read about a happy ending for this preservationist drama. At the last minute, preservationists stepped in and bought the Phoenix house Frank Lloyd Wright designed and built for his son in 1952 from developers who threatened to tear it down.
It’s a Christmas Miracle! [Curbed]
Photo via Curbed
This Toronto 1895 Neo-Colonial Tudor has been updated with mostly modern furnishings, and lots of warm color to reflect the owners’ affinity for Spain, where they lived previously.
Hello! Neighbor: Anna and Felipe [The Marion House Book]
Photo by Kristin Sjaarda