Classic Style


This fabulous interior is the result of the incredible work of designer Charles Spada, that began 20 years ago when the home was first purchased.  At the time, Spada and his clients put in a great deal of effort in the quality and workmanship of this Connecticut residence, and it shows.   When the couple called on Spada for a refresh, there was little fuss.  Everything held up to the highest standards, so instead of gutting and starting over, this much loved home received  fresh coats of paint, new fabrics and new finishes..

Do i have to tell you how much I love this library?   What a wonderful treat to see this beautiful green library.  It was actually painted during the original renovation, and has remained just as beautiful.  The window coverings were replaced, but it doesn't mention anything else. Evey home should have one room in it that is this exciting.

Although the pictures are not shown, the kitchen was also updated, and a porch (above) was added just off the breakfast area.   You can read the full story in New England Home, as well as see a few more pictures.  I love this quote at the end of the article. "when you choose to do it right, the more the things change, the more they stay the same"  There is much truth in this, classic never goes out of style.

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  1. V...this is truly lovely. Beautiful mill work, windows & doors. Exactly right...when it's done well the 1st time it is timeless. xx's M

  2. Love the chairs in the room with the piano!

  3. Amazing place and fantastic green library is going to my inspirational file.
    Thank you

  4. Beautiful design by Mr Spada. I love his choice of lantern in the hallway. and the dining room i am finding particularly interesting with the stairs.....As usual you have found more beautiful rooms......Maryanne xo

  5. I don't love green for myself, but that library is just amazing. I would kill to have a library like that!! :) Laurie

  6. What a beautiful home. The green library is unique. I like it.

  7. Beautiful, classic decor! I love the table in the third photo and the chair in the fourth.
    xoxo, B

  8. What a beautiful house-what I would call casually elegant.

  9. This is such a beautiful home :-) I'm with you, the green library is fantastic!! I also really like the entry with the painted checkerboard floor and the great lantern light fixture. And the bedroom is so fresh and pretty. I can almost feel the breeze blowing through those wonderful windows :-)

    Thanks for the turquoise support :-) And hope you have a chance to check out Sarah's paint collection soon.


  10. great images.

    they are painting my office at work that green in the library.
    i love it.

  11. This house truly got a make-over, but still keeping the integrity of the original design and decoration. I came across your post this afternoon while browsing interior design blogs and the topic of window treatment selection was very interesting to me. It is true that you must dress your windows appropriately to bring out their true beauty. Thank you for writing and as a special thanks to you and your readers, I would like to offer a 20% off coupon using this code upon checkout: BLG20.

  12. Beautifully done...

    Okay, I am entirely with you -- that library is stunning -- such a bold look, though, unlike many bold rooms, that green is something that I could never tire of. Also, I'm in love with the green covered chairs in the first photos -- what a cheerful addition to the space.

    Nice post*

  13. Thanks for the post. It's always good to know when our stories resonate with readers.

  14. Always love to see Charles Spada's work. Is is classic and always with a bit of the unexpected. A truly talented man and someone I would refer to as "The Designer's Designer"

    Beautiful Charles
    Best regards,
    John Berenson


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