The Hotel-No-Tell

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When I reclaimed the house I grew up in, the interior was very 80’s with all white walls and trim, and track lighting everywhere. There was exposed lathe in the stairwell, and exposed beams in the downstairs bedroom (hello bats)!  The wall between the kitchen and the parlor made both rooms very dark. Turns out, white is a perfect backdrop to add tons of color and pattern! The only question was how far to go?


I added some major punch and color by hiring local artists Alan Alger, Blake Chamberlain, Peter Mack and Heather Bruno- Sears to paint murals on every ceiling, archway and many of the walls. I then replaced the overhead track lighting with stained glass light fixtures and vintage chandeliers. Next stop, was sheet rocking the stairwell, which added space for another mural by Blake, and then out went the kitchen wall and I hired amazing contractor Paul Elice to build a copper-topped bar, which is now the focal point of my home. I also reclaimed a scary back porch and gained an added cocktail space. Next, Paul installed a corner shower and we mosaicked the bathroom walls.

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