Western Massachusetts Farm House Renovation

The renovation of a 19th Century farm house started with some constraints; the footprint of the home had to be adhered to, although some additions, including a new garage, with a second floor, were allowed on the property. My clients were interested in using reclaimed building materials where possible, as well as mixing vintage furnishings with new ones. The exterior style of the home, including trefoil detailing, was maintained. The interior needed complete updating, and my clients’ style combined elements from Arts and Crafts, Victorian, and the Aesthetic Movement as well as items from their extensive traveling. Color and pattern were important to my clients, and given their travels, they gravitated toward historic as well as whimsical fabrics and wallpapers. Sourcing furnishings from the Boston Design Center, as well as locally to Western Massachusetts, and using local artisans to complete everything from one-of-a-kind furniture pieces to stained glass and decorative painting has given their home the eclectic sensibility that they were looking for.