Above: Parlor, decorated by John D. Colligan of Pereaux, Morristown, NJ.
Here are a few pictures from a historic house I visited over the weekend. The Jacobus Vandeveer house was built during the 1770's, and was later added on to in 1813. It is a fine example of the Dutch frame architecture found in New Jersey in the 1770's. There are wide plank pine floorboards, and beautiful barrel-back cabinetry flanks the fireplace in the parlor.
Above: Main Gallery Room, interior design by Sagri Frieber, of Accents by Design of Bedminster, NJ.
Above: Exhibit Room, interior design by Katja van der Loo, of Papyrus Home Design, Boonton, NJ. http://www.papyrushomedesign.com/
The ceilings are higher, and the rooms more spacious in the 1813 Federal period addition, shown in the two photos above. There is a beautiful Federal style carved wood mantel in the Main Gallery Room, and raised wood paneling above the fireplace in the Exhibit Room.
In the original part of the house, the upstairs front room has more of the beautiful original pine floorboards, and knee-high windows.
Above: floral decorations in the back parlor by Sara Miniman, of Watchung, N.J. E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
The entire house was decorated for Christmas, with the natural materials which would have been used in the eighteenth century, including evergreens and boxwood, berries, pinecones and fruits.
The house was once a derelict structure, and was rescued from demolition. It will open as a museum of Revolutionary War history on 2009.