Sarah Orne Jewett House

Marriage of Present and Past

Upon inheriting their grandfather’s house, Sarah and Mary Jewett updated the décor with modern design elements influenced by the Aesthetic Movement. Preservationists at heart, the Jewett sisters retained original architectural features and old wallpapers, bringing together ancient and new: Arts and Crafts wallpaper and William Morris carpeting joined with Georgian architecture in the first and second floor halls; fashionable Pompeiian Red wall paint surrounding eighteenth century Delft tiles in the library. Up-to-date sage-colored wall covering matched with antiques in the Breakfast Room.