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A New Jersey Home Restored to its Craftsman Glory

by anne

and Grace bought their 1920s style bungalow in Haddon Heights, NJ back in December 2010 when it was in need of some serious TLC. But the /carpenter couple the two saw the potential and history it possessed and chose to restore it to its former Craftsman glory. (Rachel spent the last year working with before turning freelance, and Tyler has his own residential remodeling business, .) With that in mind they chose to decorate minimally to highlight the home’s original and new architectural details and mouldings. Their next project is renovating the kitchen, but that will have to wait until after their baby arrives. Many thanks to Rachel and to for the wonderful photos! –

Image above: Walls are Martha Stewart  with Benjamin Moore , a , Ikea Vinstra bed, vintage milk glass lamp and Home Depot .

Image above: With 2 large dogs and an infant on the way we were delighted to find a stylish indoor/outdoor area rug at Avalon Carpet Tile and Flooring. It cleans like a charm! Vintage Lane coffee table, and pillow covers are Caitlin Wilson Textiles: Mustard Signature, British Bouquet, Charcoal City Maze and Peacock Scallop.


Click for more inside Rachel and Tyler’s home after the jump!

Image above: We trimmed out our giant red brick fireplace in a Craftsman style with flanking poplar bookshelves for a dramatic transformation. The chairs were found at a garage sale in upstate NY and painted and reupholstered in Caitlin Wilson’s Charcoal City Maze. Finally we Ikea hacked the Grundtal Mirror with rope and eye hooks from The Home Depot.

Image above: My parents bought this brass bambootiful tea cart in the 1970s, we’re so fortunate that they held onto it!


Image above: By creating a built-in desk we forced our small home to have an office space: Benjamin Moore  door and trim paint, Benjamin Moore  wall paint, , , Ikea tobias chair and  (wall mounted).

Image above:  We created  wall paneling in our master bedroom for some subtle architectural interest. We used Martha Stewart , Urban Outfitters monogram pillowcases,  gray arrow print headboard fabric, and vintage baker furniture night table.


Image above: We replaced hollow core doors with classic five-panel doors to match the couple original doors our home had to offer. Details: Martha Stewart ,  door, trim and wainscoting paint, , , and .

Image above: We chose to introduce at least one type of moulding in each room in our home. In our guest room we went with wainscoting! The walls are in and the wainscoting and trim is in Benjamin Moore’s Decorator’s White.

Image above: pop against our painted hallway walls!

Image above: The rug was our first nursery purchase and set the tone for the varied color scheme we went with, although it’s Tyler’s coffered ceiling that really makes the space. We hope the baby loves it as much as we do! The is from White Faux Taxidermy, , , Rugs USA Fergana Drip , in black, in white, and wall color is .

Image above: You can never have too much bathroom storage, Tyler created this built-in wall cabinet in a day! Walls are .

Image above: In the bathroom: , birch wood in ginger custom , Allen + Roth vanity top, Pottery Barn , Benjamin Moore , and Benjamin Moore .

Image above: We chose to make our garage feel like more of a carriage house. Tyler built the doors and we painted them in Benjamin Moore’s Kendall Charcoal.

Image above: I  grew up lounging on our front porch furniture at my grandmother’s house. With a coat of black spray paint and a quick job we were able to give it a modern makeover! 

Image above: Since I was a little girl I’ve dreamed of having a in Benjamin Moore’s Whythe Blue. We found an affordable unfinished craftsman solid pine door and painted it in my dream color! The is stainless steel.


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