The exterior colors were selected to bring out the myriad architectural details of the two-story, 1880s-style, new-old house.
The paint is by Dunn Edwards
Black: Black Tie DE6357 Semi-gloss
Purple: Purple Odyssey DEW142 Semi-gloss
White: Swiss Coffee DEW341 Semi-gloss
Med. gray: Gray Wolf DE6354 Satin (Body Color)
Dark Gray: Tarnished Silver DE6355 Satin
The main staircase, faux-grained by the owner, makes its grand entrance.The Eastlake loveseat, discovered in a barn in upstate New York, was restored and upholstered by the owner.
The homeowner brought charm to the glass side panels of the front door by painting them to look like stained glass. The hall tree, originally one of a pair, belonged to her grandparents.
The vintage pump organ, which is missing its top section, came from a mansion down the street. The owner says thatâ€œitâ€™s really hard to pump;those Victorian ladies must have had legs of steel.â€
A Victorian vignette on a marble-topped table in the parlor shows off a hand-painted Bohemian vase, a fairy lamp on a candle stand, a silver plate card receiver and some of the ownerâ€™s elaborate stenciling. The portrait on the wall is a print by the Art Nouveau artist Angelo Asti.
This Qing Dynasty jar is one of the ownerâ€™s favorites. Her grandmother kept dried rose petals in it.
The owner bronzed a plaster statue of Herodias, King Herodâ€™s wicked granddaughter, and made it a focal point of the library, which is painted pumpkin color. She also made the lambrequin-style drapes.