|Bringing Back Holleywood||
We thought by now, we'd explored every nook and cranny, but Rob came upon a decorative treasure in a crawl space above the ceiling at the far end of the center hall. Carefully heaving himself through a pop-out, he found remnants of the Italianate handpainted ceiling discovered in the china closet which was apparently painted over when Governor Holley's new wife called for the house's first renovation in 1860.
Hard to believe, it's already time to pick paint colors for the interior. (Exterior colors will remain the same.) How to choose? Remember the Chobi rug for the dining room? Chris the decorator suggested picking a palette from those colors, keeping to the soft, muted earth tones historically at home in Italianate houses, as seen at Villa Farnesina and others, shown below.
who we are
We are a couple of Upper West Siders from NYC who never set out to buy an old mansion in Connecticut. But the moment we walked through its massive front door, we were smitten. The info on this site is earnestly cobbled from a variety of sources, including the web. Please let us know if we've gotten something wrong, or if there's a story about Holleywood you'd like to share.