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Victorian Splendor traditional-living-room
 

Victorian Splendor

Originally designed by J. Merrill Brown in 1887, this Queen Anne style home sits proudly in Cambridge's Avon Hill Historic District. Past was blended with present in the restoration of this property to its original 19th century elegance. The design satisfied historical requirements with its attention to authentic detailsand materials; it also satisfied the wishes of the family who has been connected to the house through several generations.

Photo Credit: Peter Vanderwarker
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February 9, 2014
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Thanks for your question. The curved drapery rod is actually custom made by Carol Bruce Workroom.

http://cbworkroom.com/
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August 17, 2013
ligoraq wrote:
Are the stripes painted or is it wallpaper? - I'd like to know what paint color the darkest shade of green is
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Thanks for the question Ligoraq. The stripes are a wallpaper.
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March 1, 2013
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Thanks so much Julie! We love hearing feedback from our Houzz Followers!
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February 9, 2013
robingrdh wrote:
Help with our window treatment project. - Is there a double traverse rod used in this window treatment? Or, did you install one rod for the sheers, and a separate traverse rod for the drapery. Is there any tricks to doing this without causing the drapes/shears to hang up on each other?
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Thanks for your question! We didn’t use a traverse rod…this was a double brass custom curved rod where the front rod was used to hold the drapery panels and the back rod was used to hold the sheers. This way when the sheers were opened, you would see a smaller rod (about ¾” thick) instead of a white painted metal channel rod. It’s a cleaner look and allows the sheers to be functional on their own.
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Where does one get such drapery hardware?
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