Monday, July 25, 2011

Old house elements in a new home...

Happy Monday you may or may not know, I LOVE old homes...I mean really old..and, as much as I love both of our homes, neither one of them is very old.....our burbs house was built in 1963 (old, but not old enough).. and our beach house was rebuilt last year.  When building the beach house, we tried to incorporate some old elements to give the new house character and are some photos of us trying to do just that.....

A cane headboard in the master bedroom....

wide baseboard moldings.....woops!! that sand on the floor??

a Shaw original apron - farmhouse sink..did you know that they have been making them since 1897?

pocket doors.....

4 inch wood floors stained with a dark stain...they look much lighter in this photo for some reason...

antique style light fixtures....I especially LOVE this's in the master bathroom....boy oh boy, was that a bear to put together.....

balusters incorporated into the cabinetry...

glass knob hardware on cabinets....

thick crown molding...

vintage style crystal chandelier.....

and one of my favorite elements in the house....the glass doorknobs.....LOVE THEM!!

as the saying goes....."It's all in the details".......
Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
xoxo, Mariaelena

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  1. I have to agree...old houses have little details that add loads of charm. Glad you added some to your new home.

  2. Love all your touches. Especially the glass doorknobs and cabinet handles.

  3. Thanks for the eye candy! The finishing touches you chose are perfect! I am kicking myself for not choosing those wide baseboards for our house!

  4. One word: jealous......(and love it all)....sorry, I have never been a "one word kind of girl."

  5. There are so many charming little details in your home! It's truly beautiful!

  6. Everthing's so cute in your Beach Cottage!! Love the farmhouse sink, looks great in your kitchen!

    Have a nice & sunny week.

  7. Wow, you're right, it is all in the details. Your home looks great!

  8. Beautiful! I love your crystal touches! You've thought of every last detail, haven't you? Thanks for sharing.

  9. I like all the vintage touches you incorporated into the house. Love the door handles. And the headboard in the master bedroom is gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my blog so I could find you!

  10. OH just lovely! I adore the pocket doors the most! They add such charm! If I had my way, I'd be living in a restored, 100+ year old farm house but alas, I live in a small brick ranch but I'm grateful for it -- it's home! Love all of the details you were able to incorporate into your beach house!

  11. I'm in love with every detail...can I stay there? Hope you have a great week :)

  12. I'm so glad that you stopped by Crisp Interiors!
    I'm loving all of your details!!
    Happy to be your newest follower :)

  13. You definitely thought of every last detail Mariaelena and I LOVE them all, especially those glass door knobs!! Martina

  14. Oh my goodness! This is beautiful. I love all the little sparkly touches from glass knobs, chandeliers, and the sheen of the farmhouse sink! Love it all! Do tell me where you found that darling Empire basket chandelier you have in you master bath? I have a HUGE one (4' wide by 2' deep)in the living room, and want to find one (much smaller) for the hall.

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    ~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage

  15. so many things to love! That sink...the glass doorknobs...the chandeliers...the pocket doors....can I move in please?

  16. In one word GORGEOUS!!! Love love love the sparkle and all the white, totally the look I want!