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July 28, 2014
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Something old, something new; A country house lovingly restored

This amoire in one of the bedrooms, carries on the white color theme that is seen throughout the house. (The curtain and rod resting on it are waiting to be hung up in a nearby window.)
Photo by Isabel Braverman


Jan said she doesn’t usually have a vision for a house. Her first aim is to open and brighten up a space, and then to look at it as a blank canvas and discover the taste of the customer. Later, there will be a drawing, but Jan said she doesn’t like to make the drawings set in stone, because once you have a feeling of what’s in the space, there are always changes to make along the way. “It’s really an improvisational creation,” she said. “It’s like jazz music. Since I used to be a musician, I can swing with that; no pun intended.”