After a very relaxing trip to Williamsburg, I've discovered some design ideas.
For one, matte flooring must've been a hit in the 18th century. After touring numerous shops and buildings in Colonial Williamsburg, I noticed a theme. All of the floors were unfinished. From the quaint wig shop to the palace. Fantastic inlayed wood, and yet still unfinished! I thought this was interesting and in its own right, beautiful.
Another thing, the textiles of the time were absolutely spectacular. I wish I had pictures of the rugs. I do however have pictures of the wallpaper in the Coffeehouse which I'd love to duplicate in my own home:
Some inspiring facades:
The final thing I learned while on this trip was how important it is to make your home homey. It need not be fancy, but it must feel lived in. That's what made us love our childhood homes, isn't it?