Old House Journal


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Ceiling Talk
BORDER A band of ornament; in the domestic interior, usually 9" or less. BOX BEAM A “faux” decorative beam built up from boards joined together to form a shell, as opposed to a solid structural beam. Electrical lines were sometimes run in the boxes f
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Circa 1930 Kitchen Redo
The old house had some charm but lacked a defining style. “An architect who looked at it called it ‘higgledy-piggledy’,” says Bill Ticineto, who owns the house with his wife, Jill Chase. The couple have spent years gently nudging plainer aspects of h
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Walls & Ceilings
DISCOVER DECORATION you could never dream up! Even early on: It turns out that the murky “colonial” palette of the 1950s–1970s was based on paint samples embedded with dirt and altered by time. True colors included brilliant yellow, Prussian blue and