House Tour: Shaker Color and Details

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Visiting friends in the Berkshires this weekend, we were fortunate to be staying in a house that had been part of a Shaker settlement until the late 19th century.

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Lived in by one family since then, they have preserved a great deal of the detailing and color that typified Shaker design.

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As we have looked all over for good color cues for painting floors and wall in this style, this is a great resource for inspiration (and simplicity). (Thanks, Charles & Julie!) MGR

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.