This client was living in a 1, ¬†200 square-foot condominium when he called me and said, ‚ÄúCome to this house and see what you think.‚Äù So I went and looked at it, and I said, ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs wonderful, but it needs a lot of work before you could move in. And it‚Äôs going to need all new furniture, etc.‚Äù ¬†So I did the entire house from top to bottom.
It needed everything: paint, wallpaper, molding, built-in bookcases. When he bought the house there was a Victorian mantle there with exposed brick. I picked out all that heart pine and had a cabinetmaker make a new mantle.
He hunts, and he‚Äôs a trophy collector, so we mounted game, particularly in the dining room. The dining room was an add-on, just huge, so it could accommodate pieces of some size. But he really enjoys buying pieces too; he even has a stuffed ostrich.