Photo by Salt Water New England

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Inside, Maine Coast

Photos by Salt Water New England


  









 

27 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this! it's truly wonderful.

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  2. I know it's not as fashionable now, but I love dark wood furniture! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Perfection! Thank you!

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  4. Gorgeous--- and love the last surprise photo!!

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  5. lovely.
    steeped in history and meaning.
    thank you for sharing it with us on this cold winter day!

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  6. Love the dark wood furniture but some pieces, like the mirror and panels, seem too ornate to be in a traditional New England home.

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  7. Yes, lovely photos and furnishing however with the exception of the desk it looks unlived in, or staged, more like a magazine photo shoot. PA

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  8. I am not a fan of dark wood, however I do like that sprinkled here and there, are pieces from other parts of the world. It speaks of a life enlightened by travel and an appreciation of other cultures, and I don't think that necessarily needs to be labelled as 'traditional New England' How boring life would be otherwise, to only have nautical objets or ducks, dogs and ponies!

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  9. So charming. Love the wooden furniture and I like how you have a half-circle thingy over the two windows in the living room to create the illusion of domed windows. It's all very inviting.

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  10. A lovely, edited space showcasing treasures. The owner has a great eye for balance. Well done -- thanks for sharing. There is no right or wrong way with furniture and art -- it's all about with what we choose to surround ourselves. Wish there were more photos!

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  11. Eclectic and comfortable too! I have a Aaron Willard repro similar to your (I'm sure authentic) grandfather clock with the ship normally where the moon faze would be. It's fun to watch it rock. As always, thank you for sharing your wonderful pictures with all of us.

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  12. Beautiful and warm and inviting.

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  13. What a lovely counterpoint to current trends in interior design.

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  14. I absolutely love it. It is tasteful and timeless. The way that beautiful old furniture like this pairs so beautifully with oriental rugs and chinoiserie and more eclectic pieces is elegant and inviting. Thank you for sharing it.

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  15. So classic and traditional. Love the Secretary desk !

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  16. What a beautiful home! So sick of grey walls with white trim -- yuck -- no character or charm -- Old brown furniture rocks!

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  17. What a lovely room! Could I trouble you to post a full picture of the piece of furniture in the second photo?
    Thanks - Tom

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  18. Beautiful, I think the dark wood pieces are wonderful as well!

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  19. Love the old wood. It seems these pieces have not been altered by restoration, which if done incorrectly can remove the patina, the surest way to destroy the value. The chest of drawers is Sheraton, c. 1800. Of that I am sure, as I have one similar with the exact same brass cornucopia pulls. The signed clock is English, probably made in the latter part of the 18th century, but it's the unsigned clock that's curious. Could it depict the marriage of Mary Queen of Scots to Francis II, painted of course with little historical accuracy? The kilts may be a clue.

    If I were a detective, I would guess these rooms belong to a single man of a certain age, someone with a background in the arts, perhaps a musician, whose idea of perfection is manifest here. He probably has stories to tell and revels in the telling.

    If anyone is interested in clocks, have a look at the Delaney Antique Clocks of Townsend, MA website. There are usually a few Willards for sale, and others made by some of the greatest craftsmen of the Colonial and Federal periods.

    MGC

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  20. A truly warm and welcoming interior on a cold February day! I have my parent's walnut secretary, its small drawers, letter slots, hidden compartments and even its scent hold such fond memories.

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  21. A lovely couple of rooms!

    Best Regards,

    Heinz-Ulrich

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  22. Thank you for the peek, it is appreciated!

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  23. The word patina comes to mind as I enjoy these lovely photos.

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