|Bringing Back Holleywood||
lighting the way
Lantern light fixtures, inherited from friend Kathy Voldstad, throw lovely shadow designs on ceiling in second floor hallway. Glass "smoke chambers" used to protect ceilings from smoke damage when lanterns were oil.
the lights fantastic
Oh, the illumination a designer can bring to a project. Chris Brennan went shopping in the same lighting store where I deliberated last week, but she brought back finds that never caught my eye: one-of-a-kinds, period-perfect and suited to each space, reflective of the house's unique sensibility. The candelabra I took on approval (remember?) will go back to the forbearing purveyor.
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.