Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Historic Interior Design in Portland, Maine (Part 2)

(See yesterday's post on Francis Fassett)
119 Pine St. in Portland Maine was the home of this famous, historic architect. He was also the mentor to John Calvin Stephens. Together the influenced Maine and New England architecture. One of the things I love about 119 Pine St is the consistent attention to detail. The laurel wreath you see above in the original stained glass...
...can also be found in much of the original door hardware.
Speaking of door hardware...wow!
I felt it my duty as an Interior Designer to use authentic decorations-antique books, historical artwork, hand knotted rugs, etc.

Ralph Farnham Blood was a photographer in Maine in the 1930's. His family members recently added color (by hand) to his work. The result is exquisite, a marriage of artistic vision and Maine history-so I HAD to work these pieces into the decor.
Cape Elizabeth Light - 1930's

Winter Enchantment (Stroudwater River, 1930's)

Portland Head Light, 1931

At Anchor, Portland

Unknown Paths - B&W

To see 119 Pine St go here. For the Maine Heritage Photos contact VOX For more information on awesome (one of a kind) hand knotted rugs used in the project, see Bradfords Rug Gallery in Portland.

For more information on Interior Design or Home Staging, contact Fiore Interiors.

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