The home's original sitting room provided a handy "look book" of molding and trim details for the renovation, Here, the trim has been painted dusty aqua for a contemporary twist. A rust, blue, and cream Oriental rug plays off the brick fireplace and sets the color palette for the furnishings.
The house's center hall, which predates the Civil War, welcomes guests with sunny yellow walls and crisp white moldings. Antique-inspired furnishings, such as candle sconces and a schoolhouse bench, fit the historical era of the home.
A farmhouse table with ladder-back chairs takes the place of an island in this spacious, cook-friendly kitchen. Random-width floorboards, made of eastern white pine and finished with tung oil, contribute to the room's warmth and character.
Coordinated cupboards and panels mask modern amenities, including swing-out spice shelves and a microwave.