SPRING IS THE PERFECT TIME TO ADD SOME ZEST IN YOUR LIFE. New flowers in the garden, new drapes in the parlor, new rugs in the library— sometimes it only takes a touch here and there to make a big difference. Just like a dash of spice to a stew, a new shade of paint on the entryway walls can make a world of difference.
If you’re planning a renovation, whether big or small, check out A Hidden Gem Comes to Light (page 48) for inspiration. The owners of the Woodhaven Inn did such a great job that their restoration and preservation efforts won an award. You can also take notes while reading Past and Present (page 12), where you’ll discover some classic color combination tips. You’ll also realize that you can either put a new spin on your period decor ( Perfectly Historic, page 22) or indulge in your favorite antiques to get the look you really want ( A Stitch in Time, page 92.)
Whatever changes you’re looking to make in your historic home, we hope you find ideas and encouragement in the pages of this issue. When your project is finished, please send us a photo or two! We’d love to see what you’re working on, because you inspire us.