Authentic Designs makes reproductions of colonial and early American lighting fixtures. We began by researching the originals which we found in historic New England inns, museums and private collections, and now recreate them in perfect detail.
Inside an addition to an old house in Pennsylvania, this new but timeless kitchen is a simple room with all of its details well-considered.
A homeowner with a penchant for early antiques invites a preservation consultant in to help her unscramble a house initially built with architectural salvage.
The preservation of an 18th-century house in Maine has been life-changing for a couple who found their best possible place.
The keeping room of old became the family-friendly living room; a sunroom and electric kitchen fed 20th-century desires. Like the original Colonial dwellings he interpreted, Royal Barry Wills houses have stood the test of time. This one in North Carolina has been beautifully restored.
Visit colonial-era homes in the Old South of Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
Paint colors of the past suggest combinations for early period and Colonial Revival houses today.
This idyllic town in northwest Connecticut boasts plenty of well-preserved old houses.
Many stories are told by this much-evolved house, which features original Georgian period woodwork as well as later additions.
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?