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Old House Interior Decorating

A group for discussion and information about creating livable yet historically sensitive rooms that are appropriate to both the style and period of the home as well as the owners’ needs and lifestyles.

Location: Historic Homer, New York
Members: 14
Latest Activity: Sep 18

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Message from Carol Long about Wallpaper 2 Replies

I received an email from MOHO with a message from you about wallpaper that was sent to this group but I cannot find it on this site, so am reposting from the email here:Hi, I wonder if there is some…Continue

Tags: old, needed, house, interior, decor

Started by Charles J. Last reply by CaroL Long Sep 18.

Spring cleaning antique furniture 3 Replies

Do you have a product you prefer (wax, oil, homemade) to clean and maintain/dust your antique furniture and woodwork?  I don't mean for refinishing, but just for regular maintenance and cleaning.Continue

Tags: interiors, maintenance, cleaning, products, house

Started by Charles J. Last reply by Scott Alan Ekleberry Apr 25.

Provenance of Furniture 1 Reply

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Tags: cherry, leather, desk, provenance

Started by James Olson. Last reply by Charles J Apr 24.

Do You Have any Old Photos of the inside of your house? Did they help when it was time to restore or decorate the room(s)? 3 Replies

I'm asking because the oldest we have seen of our house's rooms only go back to the 1940s-50s - they actually are photos of the family that lived here at the time so they don't show much of the room…Continue

Tags: design, interior, historic, furnishings, decorating

Started by Charles J. Last reply by Lair Tienter Mar 6, 2012.

Historic Period Interior Design and Home Decor Blog

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Comment by Charles J on February 22, 2012 at 11:55am

If you have an old house related blog or would like to add to links to relevant you tube videos, post them here.

Comment by Charles J on February 9, 2013 at 1:45pm

Just thought I'd check in if there were any questions. Added the 4th and final installment on my blog about selecting upholstery fabrics a couple of days ago. Other new postings on Retro Mid-century Modern and Art Nouveau decor on Squidoo. If you're interested, take a look and let me know what you think. Hope you find something of use in those. Please post any links you might have to related topics. Thanks.

Comment by Charles J on August 27, 2013 at 6:30pm

I have been getting some decorating questions privately but would really like to have this be a group for discussions so we can all share our experiences, insights, and resources. If there is no interest here, I may move this group to FB page at www.facebook.com/RestorationFabrics or simply close it. Your thoughts?

Comment by Charles J on December 9, 2013 at 9:57am

There appears to be interest in keeping this group here. Again, if you wish to contact me privately please let me know if it is okay if I share your question/our correspondence with the group. I'd like to have open discussions here rather than off-site. And I think you will find that the group will be more helpful than I can be alone. thank you.

Comment by Charles J on December 9, 2013 at 10:00am

What room are you currently working on?

Okay - I know there are a lot going on at the same time, but which is your priority?  We always found that planning a not-too-unmanageable project before a holiday or some other event which provided an opportunity for entertaining was a good way to ensure that we'd actually get it to a presentable, if not completely finished, state by that time.

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