Interior Paints & Stenciling

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Interior paints, color schemes, and period-appropriate stenciling for historic homes. 

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Re-creating the parlor's vibrant verdigris glaze was the ultimate payoff of the paint research. It also solved mysteries about the ceiling beams and the age of the little door cut out of the Georgian paneling (left side of mantel).

Researching Early Paint Colors

How many old-house owners have glanced around their rooms and sighed, "If only walls could talk?" What, for example, could they tell us about the richest colors from the earliest days of colonial America, when paint was hand-ground, expensive, and often flaunted as a status symbol by those who could afford the very best?

The owners of this 18th-century Georgian home used a medium shade of a deep, pigment-rich color on walls, and a darker shade of the same color on trim, for a historically correct tone-on-tone effect. Photo: Gross & Daley

Expert Advice: Choosing an Interior Paint Palette

Have you ever thought you’d solved a paint scheme dilemma with one of those chips from the paint store that has four or five gradations of the same hue? You put one on the walls, another on the trim, perhaps—daringly—a third for accent. Then, before the paint’s even dry, you find yourself dissatisfied?

Products of the Week

crown point kitchen

Crown Point Cabinetry

Crown Point Cabinetry offers custom cabinets for period style kitchens, baths, offices, laundry rooms, home bars and more. Styles include Shaker, Arts & Crafts, Early American, Victorian and Transitional.

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Allied Window

Allied Window offers a beautiful, affordable and invisible solution for your bent glass and shaped windows.  Allied Window's specialty is creating insulating storm windows that disappear into your shaped openings - matching the shape exactly - from bent glass to odd shapes, sizes and thicknesses – disappearing into your window opening.