A HISTORIC HOUSE
Find inspiration at a house museum, or in a book about historic homes. The recently remade dining room (at left) was clearly modeled on the drawing room at the home of Swedish artists Carl and Karin Larsson—itself a ca. 1900 interpretation of 18th-century late Gustavian decoration.
The beadboard-clad island with rounded corners was inspired by an eccentric sink cabinet built by a ship’s carpenter, which the homeowner remembered from a visit to Castle Tucker in Wiscasset, Maine.