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1670 Antique Colonial Renovation Traditional Family Room, Boston

This cozy living room area features a wood-burning stove, as well as a comfortable upholstered lounge chair and an elegant antique writing desk.

WKD’s experience in historic preservation and antique curation restored this gentleman’s farm into a casual, comfortable, livable home for the next chapter in this couple’s lives.

The project included a new family entrance and mud room, new powder room, and opening up some of the rooms for better circulation. While WKD curated the client’s existing collection of art and antiques, refurbishing where necessary, new furnishings were also added to give the home a new lease on life.

Working with older homes, and historic homes, is one of Wilson Kelsey Design’s specialties.

This project was featured on the cover of Design New England's September/October 2013 issue. Read the full article at: http://wilsonkelseydesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Heritage-Restored1.pdf
It was also featured in the Sept. issue of Old House Journal, 2016 - article is at http://wilsonkelseydesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/2016-09-OHJ.pdf

Photo by Michael Lee
Example of a small classic family room design in Boston with a brick fireplace — Houzz

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julesdublin wrote:
Wood burning stove. - Where did you find this colonial wood burning stove/fireplace?
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It was installed prior to our working on the project. You might look at Vermont Castings.

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Tessa Williams wrote:
Where do get you get a desk like that? Love it
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The desk was a family antique. You might check Baker Furniture or Ethan Allen.

yazdonna wrote:
Wow! - As a fellow new englander, this is fabulous. Kept the colonial character and updated it so seamlessly
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Thank you. It's quite remarkable how "modern" one can make a home feel using traditional furniture and materials.
HU-238103916 wrote:
Do you have this chair at the desk? - Do you have that chair for the desk?

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