Modern Living in Historic Houses
Thursday, February 27, 2020
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design
2501 Monument Avenue
Lecture 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Reception to follow 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Join us for a colorful panel discussion exploring how to design for today’s modern lifestyles while respecting the charm and authentic features of historic houses. We will see the evolution of Benjamin Moore’s Colonial Williamsburg paint line (those colors are not what we once thought!), that you can furnish your 19th century house with furniture from other periods and contexts (who wants to head to bed with a candlestick
and bed warmer?), and that the design of a modern framed glass box addition can create an intriguing and complementary juxtaposition of old and new, even in our most historic of neighborhoods.
Kirsten Travers Moffitt, Conservator & Materials Analyst, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Janie Molster, Owner and Design Principal, Janie Molster Designs
Neely Barnwell Dykshorn, Photography Producer and Stylist, Freelance
Tickets: $20 per person