Columbus, Mississippi
National Register of Historic Places, Historic American Buildings Survey

Key Issues

• Analyze remaining elements of original interiors

• Design ornamental and flat plaster restoration

• Work with client to select appropriate reproduction wallpapers, carpets, and design for floorcloths

• Design bathrooms for original house, including selection of 19th C. reproduction tiles

• Develop complex Photoshop renderings to assist owner with visualization of various design options

• Select and coordinate restoration craftsmen for Rosedale’s interiors

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A sketch of Rosedale from our Christmas Card, 2003

A sketch of Rosedale from our Christmas Card, 2003

Built in 1856 with plans designed by noted Philadelphia architect Samuel Sloan, this country home was designed in the Italianate style for a Tennessee family who owned plantations in the area. It has been restored for a family that actively enjoys the home, entertains often, and opens it regularly for tours.

John Canning & Co., Ltd. fabricated and painted the beautiful trompe l’oeil wall panels in the main hall and recreated the graining and marbleizing throughout the house. Color selections were based on paint analysis, and trompe l’oeil designs were taken from mid-19th C. pattern books. Plaster historian David Flaharty created the moulds to reproduce the missing ceiling medallions.