Old is New Again-Den

DEN | In the den, the coffee table is a freeform walnut slab that looks as though it was sliced right off the tree. The wall covering features a bold […]

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Old is New Again-Powder Room

POWDER ROOM | Butler converted a first-floor closet into a powder room. The bronze sink is flanked by a pair of midcentury candlesticks that were electrified. The wiring is hidden in […]

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Old is New Again-Master Bedroom

MASTER BEDROOM | A single continuous color—used on the grass-cloth wall covering, bedding and carpeting—envelops the master bedroom in warmth and sophistication.

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Old is New Again-Master Bath

MASTER BATHROOM | The walls, floors and vanity countertop of the master bathroom are made of Calacatta gold marble. The vanity was originally an antique mirrored bar using an eglomisé technique […]

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Old is New Again-Dining Room

DINING ROOM | A black and white oil painting makes a statement in the dining room against a cream palette that includes asymmetrically hung macramé light fixtures. The midcentury table and chairs are […]

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Old is New Again-Bedroom

BEDROOM   A pair of bronze and glass arched-top double doors that Butler found at the Brimfield Antiques Show in Massachusetts years ago lead from the master bathroom to the master […]

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Old is New Again-Family Room

Although this is called the family room, Butler says all rooms of the home are considered family rooms. Comfort is key. Here, the eye goes to the vibrant green chairs […]

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Old Is New Again

A 19th- century home gets a midcentury makeover. When Tracey Butler undertook a renovation of her 1895 center-hall colonial-style home in Essex Fells, New Jersey, she brought the residence up […]

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Old is New Again-Lounge

LOUNGE | Butler designed a kind of lounge where people could hang out while she’s in the kitchen. The wood sculpture of a female torso at right, carved from an […]

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