The William Farley HouseFarmhouse Kitchen, Boston
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Early American Style Secret: Dried HerbsHistory says that dried herbs and plants had nothing to do with nostalgia; rather they were used as medicines or for cooking. Many Pilgrim kitchens likely had a stock of them. It’s probably safe to assume the dried flowers here are meant for decoration.
The kitchen has hand-troweled plaster walls treated with a smoked finish to make them look aged. Towle admired the cabinet color in Architectural Digest and replicated it here, applying a wash and a striated finish.Towle picks herbs and hangs them from the ceiling to dry; when the room heats up, a wonderful fragrance fills the air.