Wondering how to decorate a living room? Look to your passions

Architect - RWA Architects, Inc , Interior decorator - Jane Meranus Interiors

Written by: Nina Kieffer

Having spent years developing a museum-worthy collection of Americana, the Cowans didn’t have to worry about how to decorate a living room in their newly renovated aerie 15 floors above terra firma.

Shelley (a writer and communications strategist) and Wes (PBS star of History Detectives, frequent appraiser on Antiques Roadshow, and founder of Cowan’s Auctions) lived for many years with their two children in a 100-year-old Terrace Park home. Their renovations tripled its footprint and included a two-story addition and garage. Once the kids had grown up and moved on to their adult lives, the couple decided to downsize and fearlessly traded their suburban existence for the edgier lifestyle of the urban hi-rise.

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