After Picture of Parlor

February 9, 2012 Posted by admin

The parlor as it looks today! We stripped and stripped wallpaper…and then stripped some more. My sub-contractor and friend, Mike, was much more patient than I. (smile) After the wallpaper came down, I started researching paint colors that were popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s–in Victorian homes. I decided ‘gold’ was the perfect color for the parlor. Then, we tackled the avocado green woodwork. The furnishings are a mixture of new and old. I love the round ottoman in the center of the room!

Before Picture of Parlor

February 9, 2012 Posted by admin

Let’s go inside Ten White Street… As you see, we had lots of colorful wallpaper to greet us. All the woodwork was painted an avocado green. The wood floors were in exceptional condition. All we had to do is clean them up and apply an oil coating to restore them. After picture on the way…

After Picture_Back Garden

January 30, 2012 Posted by admin

First, we replaced the cedar fence. Then, we attacked the walking path and garden beds. My landscaper found a concrete calf trough and creatively turned it into an amazing water feature. My gardener made the Adirondack chairs. (The glass of wine was my contribution!) The back garden is totally private and relaxing–the perfect place for your morning coffee or afternoon tea (or evening cocktail).

Before Picture_Back Garden

January 30, 2012 Posted by admin

Good morning! I have one more picture in my garden series–the back garden. This area took on a total transformation…

After Picture_Side Garden

January 15, 2012 Posted by admin

We now have a path to follow that connects the front garden to the back private garden! The oval shaped bed in the middle is a pond with plants and the sides are plush with annuals and perennials. Did you know there was an azalea plant that blooms all Summer and Fall? Sweet!

Another Before Picture_Side Garden

January 15, 2012 Posted by admin

Before Picture_Side Garden

January 15, 2012 Posted by admin

The side yard of Ten White Street was filled with weeds, dead old trees and a few iris bulbs. In addition, the live trees had branched out in all directions, invading the high-line and cable wires. I’ve downloaded a couple pictures taken from opposite ends before we did the landscaping.

After Picture of Front Garden

January 7, 2012 Posted by admin

Ta Da! Landscaper Ken Whitaker, and Gardener Joe Foust did a fantastic job! The gardens bring the place to life. And, this is only showing you the front gardens! More to come…

After Picture_Front Gardens

Before and After Series

January 7, 2012 Posted by admin

Because it is wintertime, I’ll start with the gardens – think ‘spring’ thoughts.  Here’s the ‘before’ picture of the front gardens.

Before picture of front gardens

Ten White Street’s First Blog Post!

December 28, 2011 Posted by admin

Welcome to my Blog Site for TEN WHITE STREET!  Because this is my very first entry, I will keep it short.  (I’m anxious to see if it works!)  Here’s a picture of Ten White Street when the gardens were in full bloom.  Sweet!

View to enjoy from front porch