YOU’VE ALREADY SEEN the recently-restored downstairs rooms of my 187-year-old house. Shall we head upstairs? Here, in Part Six of our house tour, is the “master” bedroom:
And by the way, an even nicer fireplace exists in the room beneath this one.
I’ll admit that the two turned-off radiators in the room are eyesores. But simple radiator cabinets, either obtained at a salvage store or custom-built by our contractor, will make these heating devices disappear.
I purchased the 19th century four-poster bed at auction. Like all beds from that period, its frame is an odd size — too small for a queen-size mattress, too wide for a twin. I tweaked the frame to accommodate a “full”-size mattress.
Other antiques in the room (besides me!) include the marble-topped, cabriole-legged bedside tables…
Now, because the walls in this bedroom lack architectural interest, we have no choice but to clothe them with architecturally-interesting paper. The following coverings are currently under consideration:
I favor Schumaker’s periwinkle “Viburnum,” and so does my partner. How about you?
Don’t miss anything at A Garden for the House…sign up for Kevin’s weekly newsletter.