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3'15 Water Street
ROCHESTER, MICHIGAN 48063
covered walls, the owner sponged over
them with hot pink paint for a vibrant
new look. The foyer drapes were clean-
ed and used to reupholster the char-
ming old day bed. "It used to be call-
ed a fainting bed," the owner explains.
"My husband's grandmother was
petite. Her husband was over six feet,
and the rumor is she slept next to him
in this bed so he wouldn't crush her."
A drop leaf table from his parents'
home sits near a wood urn floor lamp
from the 1920s. On the floor is a stun-
ning hot pink and creme silk antique
Oriental rug that the owners brought
back from China. The same foyer
drapes were made into bed covers in
the adjoining bedroom.
Though the owners talk of selling
and moving to Florida, they have
strong emotional ties to their home of
30 years."There's a lot of us in this
house," she says. "It's just an old far-
mhouse, but to us it's always been a
warm and gracious home."
int-sized furnishings, from half-
sized chairs and chests to fine
miniatures, both reproductions
and antiques, are turning up in
rooms by top decorators.
"Antique or reproduction children's
chairs work well in front of a coffee
table or at either side of a fireplace,"
says New York designer Mario Buatta.
"I place them anywhere a child would
actually sit, even though quite often the
child is purely imaginary."
Besides the carefully-crafted chairs,
manufacturers also make tables and
diminutive chests which are good used
next to easy chairs. These "second
size" pieces have been sold in anti-
ques shops for years, but reproduc-
tions are filling in now that the old
pieces have become more expensive
and harder to find. Though less expen-
sive than the antiques, at prices of
$500 and up each, the reproductions
are hardly bargains.