The Bureau of Historic Site’s textile conservator selected Kravet/Lee Jofa to create the custom fabric for all dining room draperies. The fabric has been completed and sent to the Bureau of Historic Sites seamstresses at Peebles Island who have started the drapery construction. Decorative trim and tie backs have been selected and will be manufactured by Samuel & Sons.
Concurrent with replacing the draperies, the flat, peeling part of the dining room ceiling will be painted. The Friends recently completed a bidding process and awarded the project to a local painter experienced in the requirements of painting historic homes.
The drapery and ceiling projects are expected to be complete by Fall 2019.