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Building on the Past

Posted by on Jul. 16, 2013 at 6:38 PM
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Warm Wishes: Known for restoring historic homes, Linda and Joe Harris tried their hand at new construction when they built a saltbox-style house with 18th-century looks and 21st-century amenities. Here, a waist-high brick fireplace in their gathering room features an arched well for storing wood. "In all my designs, I

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Ceiling the Deal: Linda calls this primitive bedroom her "play room." Here, another of her quilts rises toward the cathedral ceiling in contrast with the antique rope bed, which came over the Oregon Trail. Its feather bed is covered with vintage ticking. Linda found the “pouting chair” at left 25 years ago, and now uses it to show off primitive smalls. A punched-tin fixture suspended at a normal height brings the focus down from the high vaulted ceiling to the decor at eye level. Photographed by Philip Clayton-Thompson. Styled by Donna Pizzi

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Wreath All About It: Neutral bed linens featuring subtle plaids and stripes as well as solids, set a soothing tone in the master bedroom. Above the head of the bed, a grapevine wreath framed by canopy curtains acts as the perfect texture-rich addition to the wall. Photographed by Philip Clayton-Thompson. Styled by Donna Pizzi

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by on Jul. 16, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Simple Pleasures: A diverse array of accents lend their shine, color and texture to a bedside table in the master bedroom. A small stool gives a boost to a salt-glazed jug turned into a lamp, and a pewter pitcher full of peach dahlias adds a splash of fresh color. Beneath a painted sign bearing a thoughtful phrase, a green-and-white gourd announces the fall season. Photographed by Philip Clayton-Thompson. Styled by Donna Pizzi

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Hearth and Soul: In the master bedroom

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Gourd-eous Display: Off-white and mustard-hued gourds intermix with white berries on the master-bedroom fireplace mantel for a seasonal scene powered by natural textures. Photographed by Philip Clayton-Thompson. Styled by Donna Pizzi

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Great Pumpkins: A vintage wagon piled with oversized pumpkins, hay bales, and dried sunflowers announces autumn

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Quilting Time: Original blue paint on a child

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