House Call: Shackett's Updated Colonial

House Call: Shackett's Updated Colonial

Aaron Able
Feb 5, 2009

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Name: Shackett
Location: Melrose, Massachusetts

My home is a 1920 colonial in the suburbs of Boston that my husband and I recently purchased. We had been living in condos in the city for several years, so owning a house is a big change, and we've had lots of fun filling up all the rooms. Over the past 6 months, we've worked diligently to change the decor. The previous owners had a very, very traditional style, so we've tried to update it a bit with pops of color and some modern elements mixed with more traditional pieces that fit with the style and era of the house. Throughout the process, we've tried to maintain our own sense of style, without getting bogged down in what's currently trendy. I think we've done a great job transforming the house into a vibrant, warm home.

Thanks, Shackett!

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