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Monday, August 8, 2011

A Historic Home's New-World Charm

Designer Ted Tuttle’s renovated Colonial home in Centralia, Washington, has an exquisite mix of modern furnishings paired with delicate antiques, including a daybed by Mies van der Rohe and wood stumps from Pottery Barn. The room has the perfect mix of formality while still containing an airy and relaxing element--something tricky to accomplish.

I never would have thought to do wicker chairs in this formal dining room, but due to the shape and black shade, the chairs actually work perfectly paired with the dining table and oak floors. 

 The bedroom, like the rest of the house, has the perfect mix of old world and new, elegant without being overly stuffy. In fact, the room is incredibly soothing while still adding fun elements like pops of cheetah prints paired with the old-world dresser and blue vase.

I have always been a sucker for all-white bathrooms, with of course an attached dressing room.

Overall, my favorite aspect of the re-design is how Ted Tuttle kept the integrity of the old-world character of the home, while still maintaining a sense of fabulous freshness and memorability. 

images via elle decor

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