A seafaring theme in the front hall pays homage to the house's heritage.

Crewel curtains and a Wilton carpet inspired the living room palette.

Rawley curls up in a living room chair.

A cow cutout keeps the dining room mood light.

Mary Helen Fabacher sits with Rawley near a half-wall between the family and dining rooms. Mousse, a chocolate Lab, keeps them company.

The Fabachers celebrate Texas with a star-studded library carpet.

The renovated kitchen's painted cabinets and floor exude a vintage feel.

Designer Nancy Serafini covered walls in the master bedroom with a paper-backed striped toile. The bedskirt, bed pillows, and shades were also fashioned from the toile.

In the guest bedroom, designer Nancy Serafini made clever use of limited space with a beadboard nook that creates storage space while nestling the head of the queen-sized bed. In a room that does not have enough space for bedside tables, niches on either side of the alcove provide a place for books and an alarm clock. The built-in fixtures contain lighting.

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Renovated Summer Home

An old house in Nantucket has a historical feel but is still modern

Written by Amy Elbert
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Crewel curtains and a Wilton carpet inspired the living room palette.

Sofa; pair of chairs; coffee table; secretary: owner's collection.
Sofa fabric ("Charlotte Matelassé"/Paprika #9770092-924): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, leejofa.com.
Bullion fringe (discontinued): Clarence House Inc., 800/803-2850, clarencehouse.com.
Fabric on pair of chairs ("Oakleigh"/Tomato #F2801/04, by Colefax & Fowler): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900, cowtan.com.
Upholstering: Decore Upholstering Co., 617/542-1180.
Bench (Barley Twist): Spivack's Antiques, 781/235-1700.
Bench fabric ("The Last Straw"/Native Green #1047-03, by Great Plains): Holly Hunt, 312/661-1900, hollyhunt.com.
Rug ("Multiplicity"/Multi #10177): Patterson, Flynn & Martin, 212/688-7700, pattersonflynnmartin.com.
Drapery fabric ("Ankara Document" #FK0001J003, discontinued): Old World Weavers, 212/355-7186.
Drapery workroom: Christopher Robert, 617/822-2543.
Hardware (1.5-inch diameter poles, #1808 finials in mahogany, custom): Finials Unlimited, 212/629-5630.
Brass fender (English); Aurora urn lamp (red crystal); silk shade; Aubusson tapestry cushion: Janis Aldridge Inc., 508/228-6673.
Paint ("Biscuit" #38): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.

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