HISTORIC INTERIORS

Historically, window treatments and bed hangings were designed to coordinate with the prevailing style of architecture and interior decoration of the home, such as 18th century Neoclassical, 19th century Greek, and Gothic Revival, or 20th century Arts and Crafts. Draperies, valences, festooned curtains, and shades were made in various fabrics and trims to suit the interior, lifestyle and pocketbook of the homeowner. The style of bed hangings typically conformed to the style of window treatments.  

Today, appropriate window treatments, bedding and loose covers are essential in successfully decorating and interpreting the historic interior. We consult with museums, historical societies and private homeowners to design fabric furnishings in styles and fabrics appropriate to the architecture and current function of the interior. Our designs are based on thorough research of historic textiles and period paintings, prints, and drawings.

DAR Museum, Washington, DC
Sunnyside, Historic Hudson Valley, Tarrytown, NY
Bush Holley House, Greenwich County Historical Society, Greenwich, CT
Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT

 

Celia Y. Oliver• Shelburne, Vermont •info@celiayoliver.com