into the brick of the first story, the slate roof
is steeply pitched, and there is an entry turret
clad in rubble stone.
“There are only two other houses built
exactly like this in Newton,” Weisberg says.
“In interior design, I like to work around
the architecture,” she says. “You can put
modern furnishings into a historic house, but
you have to be aware of the style and whether
it will blend. Personally, what I like most is a
mix, and I love to use modern pieces alongside
A lifelong collector, she has furnished her
home with rugs, art, antiques, and ceramics.
The dining room is a showcase for her Canton and Nanking porcelain; the curtains are
blue-and-white toile that speaks to the Chinese pottery. Color also makes a statement
in the family room, added to the house in the
1970s. Under the beamed ceiling, chairs and
sofas are upholstered in orange, red, and blue,
colors found in the room’s Oriental rug.
COLLEC TIONS Weisberg’s Canton and Nanking
porcelain is displayed in the dining room, where
blue-and-white toile curtains reinforce the color
scheme. A 19th-century French chest speaks to her
fondness for mixing periods, styles, and origins.