Decorating the Lincoln Home

The following information was compiled by the Architect, Curator, and Historian who oversaw the 1987 restoration of the Lincoln Home. Decorations within the Lincoln Home reflect as closely as possible, what the Home was believed to have looked like when Abraham Lincoln was elected president in 1860.

 

Lincoln Home Floor Coverings

 
deep red carpet with pattern of two toned green leaves and clusters of white flowers forming square diamond pattern

Double Parlors

Brussels carpeting,
Wool,
Burgundy.

Sourced from:
Newbury Company, Inc.
PO Box 1005
390 York Street
York Harbor, ME
03911

 
Capet with stripes of green, red, and blue with stripes having geometric pattern with leaves and flowers

Sitting Room, Master Suite, and Front Hall

Maple Leaf Ingrain,
Wool and Cotton,
Geometric and Floral Design.

Sourced from:
Family Heirloom Weavers
125 O'San Lane
Red Lion, PA
17356
www.familyheirloomweavers.com

 
Carpet of stripes of dark and light green with red geometric shapes and flowery crest shape pattern overlaid on stripes

Dining Room, Guest Bedroom, Upper Hallway

Geometric and floral ingrain,
red, green, and yellow.

Sourced from:
Family Heirloom Weavers
125 O'San Lane
Red Lion, PA
17356
www.familyheirloomweavers.com

 
Striped carpet of thick blue stripes and groups of thin yellow-white, red-orange, and blue stripe.

Boys' Bedroom, Hired Girl's Room

Rag carpeting,
wool blue with multicolor stripes

Sourced from:
Kathleen Smith
Box 48
West Chesterfield, MA
01084

 

Lincoln Home Window Coverings

 
Dark red, sill-to-floor damask curtains with orange pattern

Double Parlors

Woven Damask,
Custom reproduction from original Lincoln Home drapery

 
Green sill-to-floor curtains with faint design

Sitting Room, Dining Room

Restoration
Moire Taffeta, wool, and cotton

 
White, thin curtains on golden rod with rings

Master Suite

"New Richmoind" dimity,
Cotton

 
White thin curtains

Boys Bedroom, Kitchen

Sheer batiste,
Cotton.

 
Dark green, think slatted blinds over window

Guest Bedroom

Venetian Blinds,
Wood,
Painted Green.

 

Draperies and curtains produced by:

Vintage Valences
Beverly Hafemeister
Box 43326
Cincinnati, OH
45243

Devenco Products
2688 E. Ponce De Leon Ave
Decatur, GA
30030
www.shutterblinds.com

 

Paint Formulas

 
Tan two story house with light coffee colored trim and dark green shutters

Lincoln Home Siding Color

Sherwin Williams Latex Super Paint
Sands of Time 6101
Colorant oz 32 64 129
B1 Black 26 / R2 Maroon 12 / Y3 Deep Gold 2
Extra White 1 Gallon

Lincoln Home Trim Color

Sherwin Williams Latex Gloss Super Paint
B1-5 / R2-15 / N1-6Y / G1-22 / Y13-1+1
Ultra Deep base

 
covered porch with light blue wooden floor, wooden coffee colored screen on left, and door on the wall on right. Bench sits on porch, next to window with dark green shutters

Lincoln Home Shutter Color (Shutter Green):

Industrial Enamel Gloss
SW 4072 Plus W1-10
Y3-44 / R2-8 / G1-16 / B1-4

Lincon Home Porch Color

Sherwin Williams Industrial Enamel
Base B54 T104
B1-4Y32 / Y3-2Y20 / R2-12 / W1-2Y / P1-16 / G1-10

Last updated: May 11, 2021

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