Ellsworth-Hallett Home Professionals
Co-Owners, Frank Ellsworth & Matthew Hallett. Photo by John Alexander.
*As seen on page 98-99 of South's August/September Style Issue
The Ultimate You: Interior Design
Historic preservation takes the best of the past and infuses it with the present. Breathe life into a restoration with creative use of personal, vibrant color.
“I’m passionate about preservation,” says Matthew Hallett, co-owner of Ellsworth-Hallett Home Professionals. “Any change should look seamless and use mouldings, materials, and proportions based on the existing scale of the home.
However, your colors, art, and furnishings have to be NOW.” Good color design can inject a personal style into an existing structure without compromising neighborhood continuity or the historic features of the building. “On Lincoln Street we brought a former gas station back to a more historic look to use as our office building, but we did orange front doors,” says Matthew. “That building had been desolate for so long that it needed color to sing about its rebirth.” So whether it’s a small kitchen renovation or a huge historic home restoration project, Ellsworth-Hallett has all the ingredients to refresh the style of your historic home.
Whether it’s your home or your-self, don’t be afraid to be bold and embrace the quirks. Just because a feature is hard to work with, doesn’t mean that it isn’t worth keeping around, so hold on to your historic home’s unique features and present them as a focal point in your restoration.
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