Spring Fling

Victorian Homes - - Editor’s Letter - Mer­rie Deste­fano, Ed­i­tor mer­riedeste­fano.com

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.

Bless­ings,

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