House Tour | Alyson Horrocks' 18th-Century Colonial Home
With its wide-planked pine floors, brick-faced fireplace, wooden-door clad cubby holes, and bank of windows, the living room is the kind of which house-hunting dreams are made. Deep-seated sofas, minimal decoration, and absolutely no clutter make for a room in which you can envision yourself kicking back with a good book.
The first floor boasts three such rooms to lounge in, all with that slightly old-world feel that’s become Alyson’s decorating trademark. Pass between the front door and main stairway, and you’ll enter the second— the library—featuring a built-in bookcase, sprawling hearth, and woodstove.
The library flows into the burnished-copper hued dining room, with a built-in hutch as its main focal point. It also includes a hand-painted medallion on the ceiling. Alyson completed the look by hanging an antique mirror that matched the aged look of the space.
The dining room runs back into the kitchen, but that does not complete the first-floor tour. A hallway, flanked by a bathroom and pantry on either side, stretches back into the spacious family room.