I realize there are a lot of people who don't appreciate care for homes built in the late 1700s or early 1800s. That's okay by me. However, when you do live in one of these homes would you feel a duty to preserve the integrity of the period?
Look at this dear little family. They live in a 1760s Vermont farmhouse. Let's go inside:
Uh, what colour is that mantel?!
The lovely old horizontal wainscoting (I have some myself) and the windows, all the woodwork is yellow!!!
I would need sunglasses to work in that kitchen. Seriously.
The soft furnishings are lovely. But in this type of home?
I am shocked and appalled by the colour of that wood work. Shocked and appalled I tell you.
How about you, Gentle Readers? Is this all right with you or should the colour and furnishings be more in keeping with the age and style of the house? Inquiring minds want to know.
All photos were taken from the October 2010 issue of Country Living. Perhaps they were just dressing up the house for halloween?