Who loves Edwardian houses? Come along then and let's visit interior designer Loi Thai's 1900s townhouse in Bethesda, Maryland. A white, cream and pale grey palette with an assortment of painted 18th and 19th century Swedish furniture make up this light and serene home.


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In the foyer, a floor mirror and a Swedish clock both stand 8 feet tall, accentuating the ceiling height.


A 19th-century Gustavian secretary gives the creamy white foyer a jolt of bright apple green. Dutch botanicals from the 17th century.

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A sisal rug covering the whitewashed floor adds warmth and texture.

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Identical fireplaces in this dining room and the master bedroom. Gustavian chairs, antique gilded mirror on the mantel and sweeping full length draperies complete the picture.

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The library, which is situated between the formal living room and the dining area, is dotted with special furnishings like this Gustavian chair with saber legs and a white-painted French iron stool.

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Limestone for the kitchen floor. In the breakfast area, a round table and modern wicker chairs are set in front of the windows with views of the garden.


A round Italian mirror above the mantel in the master bedroom.


In the master bathroom, hand-glazed, peach-colored tiles were selected for their irregularities.

Photographs by Erik Johnson.

All images from Traditional Home. You can see the before and after pictures right here.
 
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