Tour the Tappahannock Room at Winterthur

Project: Modern Colonial, Episode 22, Part 2



Bob focuses on the decorative interior finish work at the modern Colonial. First, he meets New England artisans Polly and Ken Forcier, who stenciling in the parlor. Ken explains how he uses a series of stencils to create a multi-layer design, and Bob tries his hand at the process. Offsite, Bob tours a selection of famous parlors featuring American decorative arts.
Part 1: Wall Stenciling
Part 2: Tour the Tappahannock Room at Winterthur
Bob returns to Winterthur, the historic du Pont estate, to tour the Tappahannock Room (circa 1740). Highlights from the display include a chest thought to be the first deliberate acquisition in du Pont's American furniture collection. Also on display is a William & Mary-style high chest and an antique fireplace mantel painted in a green Henry du Pont described as "a perfectly swell color."
Part 3: Touring the Blackwell Parlor at Winterthur
Part 4: Wall Stenciling, Continued
This project focuses on the construction of a Colonial-style home built with both history and the future in mind. While the 4-bedroom, 4-bath home will have a traditional exterior and interior detailing, the plan will suit the needs of a modern family, including easy-maintenance fireplaces, a great room, master suite, sun room, 3-car garage, and a large walk-out basement with plenty of room for recreation and indoor/outdoor living.

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