Glen Magna Farms is truly a unique property that leaves a lasting impression on all who experience it.
Box 142, North Reading, MA 01864
SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE A perfectly planned wedding day is the inspiration for Designer Linda Hentschel of i-Design and that is reflected in draped layers of glamorous fabrics, "rings" of promise and sparkling accents that create a serene sanctuary for the Bride and her party. Wrapped in a palette of rich creamy white, the Bride at Glen Magna has a romantic retreat to take a moment to breathe, share secrets with her party, and toast to happily ever after. Linda Hentschel shares, "The mansion at Glen Magna is such a unique venue. I immediately fell in love with the Bride's Room! I am delighted to have the opportunity to customize a special space just for the Bride that is both beautiful and functional. I still recall the magic of my own wedding day and I hope to capture some of that magic for each Bride at Glen Magna."
The challenge for this room came in perfectly blending something old with something new ... essentially capturing the romantic vision of today's sophisticated bride, while also honoring tradition within the presence of such a historically significant venue.
Starting with the bed as the natural focal point, Linda selected a stunning, hand carved, four poster bed from the Museum's collection. She dressed the bed with elegant fabrics and topped it with a sweet canopy that flows from ceiling to floor. The smart bedside tables maximize the tight space. Accenting the windows are spectacular silk panels that showcase silver rings, finished off with custom monogrammed cornices featuring a striking black 'B' for bride. The artful blending of borrowed and blue is seen in the curved back Parson's chairs upholstered in a tiny blue traditional pattern.
All of the design details are intentionally classically rooted yet thoroughly updated. The results are a perfect union between something old, and something new, something borrowed and something blue.
MARY ENDICOTT CHAMBERLAIN'S BEDROOM
After 1892, this room was occupied by William Endicott Jr.'s sister Mary on her many visits to Danvers. Mary married British statesman Joseph Chamberlain in 1888 and when they visited the Farm, Joseph probably occupied the adjoining Empire Room. Mary continued to visit Glen Magna until her death in 1957 at the age of 97.
A ROOM WITH A VIEW: The old fashion gardens designed and planted in 1814 by George Huessler. Four annual beds are changed three times a year for constant color and beauty
Special thanks are extended for the tremendous talent and time generously donated by:
Sew Elegant Designer Work Room, North Andover
Damark Woodcraft, Haverhill
Goddards Painting Services, North Reading
Sandra Maffucci Weisenhoff, Andover
Restoration Resources, Boston
From the museum collection- Bed, and
Photo: Eric Roth