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Upstairs, the master bedroom and bathroom were areas that needed extensive work, and they, too, got the Fishelson touch. Formerly three tiny rooms, she combined them into one large space and added windows on the west wall to capture the late afternoon light. As in the rest of the house, antiques pack a gentle punch. The spare but elegant iron bed is softened with layers of vintage textiles, a 19th-century tombstone sampler hangs on the wall and a quirky "make do" chair, pieced together with various parts, adds a whimsical touch. A small American hooked rug provides a warm place for feet when getting out of the bed in the morning.
While the renovations were extensive, Fishelson has created a bright, fresh home that respects the period architecture while injecting clean, modern touches. "It's all about knowing what you really want and going after your convictions," she says. She did, and now she can truly see the light.