More ideas from Mrs.
I know a lot of people see old homes like this, gone to dust, and they want to fix them up, restore them to their former glory. But I love the chaos, the distress. Like it has a story to tell me. It's like walking through a distant lifetime, seeing the accumulation of so many years, all at once. Wouldn't change a thing.

I love the chaos, the distress. Like it has a story to tell me. It's like walking through a distant lifetime, seeing the accumulation of so many years, all at once. Wouldn't change a thing.

1807 paint color cards "What goes around comes around". These cards were a few of those that we matched to produce the Traditional Colour range at Papers and Paints (in London). The only range of 18th / early 19th century colours with a demonstrable precedent.

1807 paint color cards "What goes around comes around". These cards were a few of those that we matched to produce the Traditional Colour range at Papers and Paints (in London). The only range of / early century colours with a demonstrable precedent.

Original colour cards made by a house-painter for a job in Wigtownshire ca.1805.    I have matched them into modern paint and they have been very popular over the last twenty years.  The house can be seen here - http://patrickbaty.co.uk/2011/04/12/barnbarroch-wigtownshire/

1807 Distemper Colours (This unique set of colour cards (of which some can be seen above) was found in the archive of a Scottish house that had been destroyed by fire in the