A mod­ern adap­ta­tion

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In­te­rior de­signer Amanda Rey­nal started her own jour­ney at Pen­ny­royal just 10 years ago through a com­bi­na­tion of co­in­ci­dence and cir­cum­stance. Her in-laws pur­chased the home from Wheeler’s fam­ily, the Thurbers, in 1977, and in 2005, it was passed down to Rey­nal and her hus­band. Vow­ing to save any pieces con­ceived by Wheeler or those hold­ing his­toric value, such as a ren­der­ing of Mark Twain by Wheeler’s daugh­ter Dora, Rey­nal gen­tly up­dated the ar­eas that had be­gun to de­te­ri­o­rate. Smoothly in­te­grat­ing new el­e­ments into the orig­i­nal struc­ture, and making the home safe and liv­able for her young fam­ily, she took on the task of re­new­ing its decor. “In­stead of cre­at­ing a mu­seum or shrine to Can­dace Wheeler, I care­fully se­lected fur­nish­ings and fab­rics from to­day’s de­sign­ers that would com­ple­ment all the history that was left be­hind,” says Rey­nal. “I was con­stantly ask­ing my­self ‘What would Can­dace think of this?’ be­cause it was im­por­tant to carry on the cot­tage’s time­less legacy.”

Rey­nal styled the bed­room in a con­tem­po­rary version

of Wheeler’s nat­u­ral and un­der­stated de­sign style.

POSTER BED faux bam­boo by Drexel Her­itage, drex­el­her­itage.com ART paint­ing of flow­ers by El­iz­a­beth Darby ART paint­ing of Amanda Rey­nal’s un­cle as a child by El­iz­a­beth Darby DU­VET COVER Pearl Em­broi­dered in sim­ply taupe $129–$149 pot­tery­barn.com PIL­LOW­CASES Pearl Em­broi­dered in sim­ply taupe $28–$32/set of two,

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