Tight economy or not, Halloween house decor creeps on
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Article updated: 10/28/2011 5:26 AM

The Haupert home at 415 W. Parkview Terrace in Algonquin was featured recently on ABC 7 Chicago.

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Decorating historic homes requires a special touch
News from Indianapolis Star:

Walk inside a new home and it’s like a clean slate — an open invitation to create whatever style matches the homeowner’s tastes.

But decor for historic homes often comes with a roadmap predetermined by the home’s character.

“A lot of people who love old houses really love to decorate, too,” said Susan Gulde, who lives in the historic Irvington neighborhood and has followed her passion for interior design.

Her focus is on homes built from the late 1800s to 1920s. Her creativity has brightened assorted Craftsman bungalows and stately Victorians.

As with many older homes, compact kitchens and tiny closets are part of the trade-off for the charm.

“Usually people who buy those homes know what they are getting, so it’s not an issue,” said Gulde, owner of House Dressing by Susan (www.housedressingbysusan.com). “I’ve learned that when you honor what the ho…………… continues on Indianapolis Star

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