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Coat Room/Lounge & Powder Room

Glen Magna Farms is truly a unique property that leaves a lasting impression on all who experience it.

Yvonne Blacker Interiors

 

YVONNE BLACKER

55 Forest Hill Ave.

Lynnfield MA 01940

yvonneblacker.com 

617.899.1226

yblacker@verizon.net 

twitter: @yblacker

blog: designvignettes. blogspot.com

 

A TOAST IN THE LOUNGE ...

• sparkling champagne

• rich buttercream

• brilliant platinum

• warm gold

• tuxedo black

• bridal white

• pink rose

• something blue

Wedding day inspired colors come together to dress this first floor walk-in-closet-like coat room, small powder room, and adjoining hall. An intimate and glamorous "away" space, it is the perfect spot to catch one's breath after a spin on the dance floor, to enjoy a bit of bubbly, to sit and chat for awhile, or whisper about the party in the main hall. One can almost hear the swish of rustling skirts and cheerful laughter of visitors from another time off in the distance. Today these rooms are newly appointed with exquisite finery that respectfully speaks to the past, but with a confident nod to a remarkable future. Cheers!

 

SMOKING ROOM

For whatever unknown reason, the architects labeled this room as the Smoking Room on the 1890 architectural

renovation plans. However, it was the custom of the Endicott's upper class that, after dinner, the ladies would

retire to the Drawing Room and the men would remain at the dining room table for cigars and port. Over the years this room was used as a coat room, a place where arriving guests could tidy up (especially in the years when automobile travel required the wearing of voluminous duster overcoats), and, a reception room for visitors not of the Endicott's social class.

 

ROOM WITH A VIEW: In their effort to create a harmonious union of house and landscape, the Olmstead firm designed new roadways and modified farm buildings placement in the landscape. A new circular drive at the end of the existing avenue of elms guided the visitor to the recently built porte cochere at the buildings formal entrance

 

Designer Resources:

Elizabeth Wertz Photography

Blue Peacock Home

Restoration Resources

Home Decor Group

Maison Decor

Landry & Arcari Oriental Rugs and Carpeting

Farrow & Ball

Kravet Fabrics

Designer Bath

Lucia Lighting

Laura Thomson Design (floral)

Mary Taggart, Taggart Studios (mural)

Danvers Historical Society:

Settee (reupholstered and repainted)

End chair (reupholstered and repainted)

Mirror over fireplace

Powder Room

After Showcase

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Photo: Eric Roth

Coatroomloungebefore

Coat Room/Lounge

Before Showcase

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Coat Room/Lounge

After Showcase

Photo: Eric Roth

first floor bath before

Powder Room

Before Showcase