Attention Is In The Details

Design, Tales Of Upper Hillsborough

In my last post on the Tales of Upper Hillsborough, I shared with you the renovation of our third floor attic atelier suite in our vintage Charlottetown triplex.

Click HERE to read the whole post.

Today I wanted to share with you a few tips on how to create a great look for a reasonable cost. Just remember, when you’re trying to make a place look its best, attention is in the Details.

James had the old vintage radiators stripped and sealed to give a warm, glowing patina:



New beadboard painted cream with linen draperies from Restoration Hardware give a vintage feel throughout the suite:


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New shaker doors give a nod to yesteryear:


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Subway tiles with a classic black band complete the shower enclosure:


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A shaker cabinet with half moon pull, butcher block counter, beadboard back splash and open shelving with hand-forged brackets keep our attic atelier firmly grounded in the past:


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We LOVE referencing the past without getting bound by the conventions of historical accuracy… at least as it pertains to this once-forlorn shackarrific triplex. Now it feels like Home!

Do you agree?

You can ready the on-going journey of our vintage triplex in our blog called The Tales Of Upper Hillsborough.


~ Steven


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