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Ketchum house solarium

Posted by on Jul 22, 2011 in Warwick | 0 comments

Ketchum house solarium

The solarium – Ketchum house, Warwick, NY

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English garden Ketchum House Warwick

Posted by on Jul 22, 2011 in Warwick | 0 comments

English garden Ketchum House Warwick

English garden Ketchum House Warwick, NY

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The back Garden – Ketchum House, Warwick NY

Posted by on Jul 22, 2011 in Warwick | 0 comments

The back Garden – Ketchum House, Warwick NY

The back Garden – Ketchum House, Warwick NY

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The sitting room – Ketchum House Warwick

Posted by on Jul 22, 2011 in Warwick | 0 comments

The sitting room – Ketchum House Warwick

The sitting room – Ketchum House Warwick, NY

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The guest room – Ketchum House, Warwick NY

Posted by on Jul 22, 2011 in Warwick | 0 comments

The guest room – Ketchum House, Warwick NY

The guest room – Ketchum House, Warwick NY

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Bertolini & Co. at the 1810 House in Warwick, NY

Posted by on Jul 2, 2011 in Antiques and Decorative Accessories, Design Consultation, Interior Design Services | 0 comments

Bertolini & Co. at the 1810 House in Warwick, NY

Our Shop is beautifully situated in the 1810 House in Warwick, NY. The building, sitting in the original green of the Old School Baptist Meeting House, was donated to the Warwick Historical Society in 1973. There is a formal Herb Garden in the back of the house, surrounded by English boxwood. Altogether the green, church, garden and 1810 House provide a beautiful vista that represents life in the 19th century. Architecturally the house has its roots in Connecticut design, which is based on the early English yeoman’s cottage. You enter...

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Granville, Massachusetts

Posted by on Jul 1, 2011 in Interior Design Services | 0 comments

Granville, Massachusetts

Our latest interior decorating assignment was for a client’s country home. This client is a serious collector of international and american artifacts, including antique fabrics, carpets, furniture and architectural elements. Our assignment was to redecorate a guest bedroom. The challenge was to integrate the sophisticated collections in this room without having the room seem too sophisticated. The look should be “country chic and elegant”. After all, this is a New England country home. The bed is American four-poster....

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The Work Room

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Work Room

We carry a large selection of fabrics, blinds, wallpaper, carpet and paint samples from the foremost decorating houses, such as Schumacher, Duralee, Brunschwig & Fils, Jofa, Colefax & Fowler, Quadrille and Stark.

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The Parlor

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Parlor

In the parlor, you will find an outstanding, quality selection of 18th, 19th and 20th century furniture and accessories. If you’re looking for something new, we will custom design upholstered furniture to fit your life style. We also have a quality line of reproduction furniture.

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The Terrace

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Terrace

The Terrace is a source for garden design and outdoor living. We can supply period as well as contemporary garden furniture and accessories. Upholstered pieces, cushions and pillows can be covered in your choice of fabric from Sunbrella. ...

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The Garden Room

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Garden Room

The Garden Room contains interesting examples of country furniture for both interior and exterior use. We carry a fine assortment of garden urns, planters, period wrought iron chairs and tables and one of a kind accessories. ...

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Melplash Court, Dorset, England

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Antiques and Decorative Accessories, Design Consultation, Interior Design Services | 0 comments

Melplash Court, Dorset, England

The house was built between 1590 to 1601 for a relative of Sir Thomas More. Michael Bertolini’s clients, Canadians, who after many years of living in East Asia, purchased this beautiful estate and asked Michael to decorate and restore. It was in bad repair having spent a number of years as an army retirement home for blind English officers, and then turned into a home for boys. It was a five-year project and continued on for many more years. There were thirty rooms and extensive gardens and grounds of twenty-eight acres. ...

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Vegetable Garden, Melplash Court, Dorset

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Design Consultation | 0 comments

Vegetable Garden, Melplash Court, Dorset

The original chapel is on the west side of the house, facing the setting sun. Michael turned the chapel into a garden room facing the croquet court, leading down to the sunken Japanese gardens and facing to the left a walled 18th century brick vegetable garden. ...

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Queen Anne Mirrors

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Antiques and Decorative Accessories, Design Consultation, Interior Design Services | 0 comments

Queen Anne Mirrors

As you enter the house there is an oak paneled reception hall with a pair of Queen Anne mirrors reflecting the yellow drawing room

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Drawing Room Melplash Court, Dorset, England

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Antiques and Decorative Accessories, Design Consultation, Interior Design Services | 0 comments

Drawing Room Melplash Court, Dorset, England

The yellow drawing room with it’s fitted Fortuny curtains and contemporary sofas flanking a hamstone fireplace mantel original to the house. The Venetian chandelier was made in Murano, Italy, and was a gift from the client’s mother. The painting over the mantle is a Chinese Hong painting of Shanghai, circa 1830, one of a number of these views throughout the house. The vase on the coffee table is a Ming Drum, late 18th Century. The crystal column lamps were purchased in London. The crystal column table lamps were purchased from...

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Dining Room – Melplash Court, Dorset

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Antiques and Decorative Accessories, Design Consultation | 0 comments

Dining Room – Melplash Court, Dorset

Melplash, Dorset The dining room wallpaper was especially painted in China for the room and took two-years to complete. The export porcelain dinner service in the breakfront is Swedish, dated 1760 and the blue and white porcelain dinner service on the table is part of an extensive collection of the famous sunken treasure retrieved in the 1980’s. The Chippendale chairs are family pieces, while the three pedestal Sheraton table was purchased in London. The curtains are Thai silk especially woven and dyed to match the Chinese...

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Guest Bedroom, Melplash Court

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Interior Design Services | 0 comments

Guest Bedroom, Melplash Court

The bed in this guest bedroom came out of Michael Bertolini’s townhouse on 64th Street, New York City, and so, it was always called, “Michael’s Room”. The footstool was custom made for a piece of antique flame stich purchased from Michael. There were no closets in the room. Michael bought Armoire doors and custom built a closet to fit the doors. The portrait, one of eighteen, came from and old Swiss-German family residing in Chester, New York. The collection was spread throughout the house to give it the character...

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The Nun’s Room, Melplash Court, Dorset

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Antiques and Decorative Accessories, Interior Design Services | 0 comments

The Nun’s Room, Melplash Court, Dorset

In the guest bedroom, one of ten, the iron canopy bed and Edwardian slipper chair came from a picker in Middletown, New York. The dressing table is a country Louis XVI, oak, found in London and the mirror was a family piece. The toile is a Brunschwig and Fils. The bed is dressed with a collection of antique lace and muslin. The room was given the name, “The Nun’s Room”, because of the delicate canopy...

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The Tulip Bedroom, Melplash Court, Dorset

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Antiques and Decorative Accessories, Interior Design Services | 0 comments

The Tulip Bedroom, Melplash Court, Dorset

In the Tulip Bedroom, the 18th Century mahogany bed was found in Chester, New York. It is called the Tulip room because the Thorpe fabric was a replica of an 18th Century English print on a snuff colored background, with multi colored tulips. The love seat was found in Warwick, New York. The room faces the interior formal vegetable garden through antique casement windows. The garden was laid out to care for the vegetables and herbs in the 18th Century. ...

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Garden Terrace, Melplash Court, Dorset

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Design Consultation | 0 comments

Garden Terrace, Melplash Court, Dorset

View of the terrace from the library. The furniture is teak from Thailand and the terrace was made of local bathstone. This terrace is the entrance to the formal Rose Garden filled with examples of 18th and 19th Century roses. It is one of three terraces planned to overlook the three ponds done in Japanese style....

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