Maintenance Plans and Reports for Historic Homes and Businesses

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Is your Victorian-era storefront or Queen Anne home looking a little worse for the wear?  Help is one the way! Historic Design Consulting is very happy to announce a new  service for owners of historic homes and businesses: Maintenance plans and reports. As historic buildings age they present special challenges to their owners. Exposure to the elements and years of […]

Why choose Historic Design Consulting to help you select historic paint colors for your Victorian era home or business?

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There is an abundance of colorists, consultants and other professionals who specialize in Victorian-era paint colors and ornament for historic homes.  This can make selecting a consultant who is right for you and your historic architecture difficult considering their varying levels of training, education and expertise.  Historic Design’s color consultants, however, have a unique background […]

CNN Article on Preservation Successes and Failures

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CNN’s website has a nice article describing some preservation wins and losses in 2015. I find it encouraging to see coverage of preservation efforts in the popular media as it suggests that the idea of preserving our built heritage has become more mainstream and less the provenance of academics and architecture aficionados.  Although resistance to preservation […]

Ca. 1879 Prepared Paint Colors

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In a previous post I described the importance of the paint can in the history of house painting.  Rather than having to mix white lead, oil, pigments and driers in a bucket at the job site, painters and homeowners alike were able to buy cans of prepared and tinted paint. This not only made painting […]