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The living room in this 1890’s home is such a warm cozy room. The walls and ceilings in this house are all original beadboard which have been mostly painted white to showcase Sappho’s collection of custom designed and primitive antique furniture. Her style, as she refers to it, is “collected”. Her furniture, art, decor, etc. have been amassed and edited over a period of 15 years. The common thread is a folky global style that she feels most comfortable with.
To help brighten up her North facing living room, she chose light and airy linen curtains by Thom Filicia from Kravet. They have the sweetest and tiniest silhouette of seagulls, just a hint of something fun and a reminder that this home is only two blocks from the ocean. The pouf is leather from Morrocco. The chest came from Folkart Interiors. The antique glass floats, shells balls and urchin wax candles came from Henhouse.
Here you get a glimpse of the original ceiling in it’s unusual design. Sappho used that same design when coming up with ideas for the South Shore kitchen she designed and featured here on our blog in the South Shore Series Part 3. The mirror and TV Armoire are both designed and finished by Sappho for Henhouse. Baskets from Henhouse a few years back.

2 Responses to “LIVING ROOM”

  1. Becky

    Thank you for showing us an inside look at your house! I would love to have some light coloured furniture like you do in your living room – how is that with sticky hands wandering around?

  2. henhouse

    HI Becky,

    Not a problem! These are all slip covered and I throw them in the wash twice a year. Plus the cloth is a weave of two shades of off-white, so it really hides all the dirt! I have two sticky hands and a dirty husband, so I hear you.

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