Joan’s Final Reveal: A Small House with Big Style

from our Design Blog Archives (first published Nov. 21 2017)



Our Hammertown in-house photography and styling group came to my tiny house in Connecticut last week to give you a glimpse of my finished (well, not really, as I am always moving things in and out…but hey, I can do that right?) house.  The core is there and I love living there. I love living with the simplicity of surrounding myself with things that I love–comfortable furniture and accessories that have real meaning to me.  Before I sold my large home in Ancramdale (Roundfield Farm) I never could have imagined down-sizing.  But now that I have…I can’t believe the freedom and joy I’ve gotten from simply simplifying my life.

And I learned a very important lesson.  Good style doesn’t come in one size.  Come…have a look at my new tiny digs!


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Living Room.  Antique Swedish pair of demilune tables in original paint that hook together.  Antique landscape painting titled “Late Afternoon” (circa 1890s) by a New England artist. It was a surprise Christmas gift from my daughter and her husband. I had admired the painting at Michael Trapp’s and she had remembered.



Hallway going upstairs. Vintage lighting fixture. Kept it clean and simple.



New England Vintage Bench with original paint in master bedroom. (Click photo to see close up of bench)



View from hallway into master bedroom. Dried hydrangeas from my garden.




Upstairs second bedroom. Custom built-in shelves and custom blue linen shades. (click photo to see details of shelves)



Sitting/salon room off open kitchen.  “Living with Color” Lee Industries’ Pippa Sofa in Rome Agave and Romi Chair from Cisco in Veluto Blush.  The colors make me happy!



View into the sitting room from the kitchen.



Living Room. John Derian (for Cisco) chair by fireplace is custom upholstered in vintage grainsack fabric. Antique child’s French chair. Vintage calligraphy above the mantel. (click here to see close up)



Look who’s got the best spot in the house! Yup…it’s Etta (who really makes my house a home)…lounging in front of the fire on a sheepskin from Hammertown. A dog’s life, indeed!



Jessica Churton – Stylist
Marie Aimi – Photography


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