This house was built in 1899, the oldest on the block, and once the Rugby School for Boys. The goal was to blend the owner’s formal taste with comfortable functionality for a family with three small children. The result is a space that combines color and pattern and just the right amount of modern while paying homage to the home’s history. We incorporated new designs, family heirlooms, antiques and refinished furniture to create a space that looks collected over time, rather than furnished from scratch over the course of a year. Photography by Margaret Rajic.