Friday, December 22, 2006

Embellished Parlor of Rose

The parlor is festive in red and cream. Elegant chairs with carved wood embellishment add warmth and stability to this space. A beautiful, carved hutch stands imposingly over this formal parlor, as though keeping things prim and proper for the lady of the house.

This room features rose-colored gaslight and beautiful spindles upon a beautiful wood staircase that leads to the upstairs. As the guest parlor, this is the most significant room in the house. A coal burning fireplace in this parlor is a unique feature, as wood is abundant in this area and coal is a fuel that requires importation from another locale.

Up the mahogany banister, a hallway lined with bedroom doors greets the eye. The fanciest bedroom of all was saved for guests and features a large suite with a wood-trimmed, claw-foot tub.

Seven children graced this home of Patrick and Jane Hughes.

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