Fall Home & Design: Where to get the 18th-century look
By Jura Koncius,
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
West Rupert, Vt., for wall sconces.
Yarmouth, Maine, for exterior lanterns.
For wrought-iron door handles, latches, hinges and wall sconces.
Tremont Nail Co.
Mansfield, Mass., for wrought-head flooring nails and nails for batten doors.