Uncovered authentic wall covering
Photo: Dominique Vorillon
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Uncovering a Gem

Buried beneath decades of paint and paper lay the well-preserved Arts and Crafts wall covering original to the living room. Sometime in the 1920s or '30s, it had been covered with different wallpaper, which actually ended up preserving what was underneath. A friend of the couple—a restoration contractor just getting his business off the ground, and who they hired to do woodwork recovery—offered to do the otherwise costly wallpaper restoration for free, a price that fit pefectly in the Cohen's budget.
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