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A Stylish House Treatment

April 26, 2015

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A historic clapboard house gets a jaunty treatment from MacKenzie-Childs decorative items. / MyLittleBird photo.

A historic clapboard house gets a jaunty treatment from MacKenzie-Childs decorative items. / MyLittleBird photo.

MACKENZIE-CHILDS is known for its rather antic home accessories–furniture decorated with stripes and florals and tassels, all on the one piece. Even the company’s Courtly Check gets mated with over-the-top fillips of decorative overkill.

But this 200-year-old clapboard house, painted in a sober charcoal gray, gets just a touch of MacKenzie-Childs, enough to give it a crisp, classy look. We found the Courtly Check Barn Sconce on the M-C site, also the Courtly Check House Number ceramic tiles. The stuff ain’t cheap (each number tile is $28, and the sconce is $250), but the effect just may be worth it.

–Nancy McKeon



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