Fall Home & Design: Where to get the 18th-century look

September 27, 2012

Want to get that 18th-century look? Jim and Linda Hobbins share some of their sources.

Paint and finishes

Main house: Benjamin Moore Classic Burgundy, solid-color stain.

Guesthouse: Benjamin Moore Classic Burgundy, satin latex.

House trim (both houses) Benjamin Moore White Christmas, semigloss latex.

Main house floors: DuraSeal stain/sealer (equal mix of Antique Brown and Medium Brown) . Plus plenty of Butcher’s Boston Polish Amber Paste Wax.

Hardware and fixtures

Authentic Designs www.authenticdesigns.com
West Rupert, Vt., for wall sconces.

Heritage Lanterns www.heritagelanterns.com
Yarmouth, Maine, for exterior lanterns.

Renovator’s Supply www.rensup.com
For wrought-iron door handles, latches, hinges and wall sconces.

Tremont Nail Co. www.tremontnail.com
Mansfield, Mass., for wrought-head flooring nails and nails for batten doors.

The home and design coverage of Jura Koncius has taken her inside hundreds of homes, from tiny studios in Penn Quarter to country castles in Warrenton. Jura also hosts the Home Front live chat, Thursdays at 11 a.m. ET.
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