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One couple spent a year renovating a Broadway home


Jane Driver and BJ Duprey have spent a year restoring their historic West Side home, which hadn't been lived in since 1987 and used to be a boarding house. BJ is an owner of the Armory Revival Company, and Jane is the broker of Armory Properties.

Jane: 1. This painting is by Finnish artist Vaino Kola, who was my professor at Wheaton College. It’s of Iceland. It means a lot to me; he’s been a friend for a long time. The painting is sitting on a table from France that’s a family antique.

2. These vintage lamps (and the turquoise stools in the background) are from Emma’s Back Porch in Cranston. I collect vintage lamps so this is always my go-to place.

3. This coffee table came from Chateau & Bungalow in Newport, a super fun little shop. It has a mixture of antiques and clothes and just a lot of fun, cool, old and new stuff.

4. In this dome are little pieces of vintage metal dollhouse furniture that I bought at the Rhode Island Antiques Mall in Pawtucket. They’re really cute.

5. We had the top of the kitchen island rebuilt out of heart pine from reclaimed beams from an old mill. The painting just behind it was painted by BJ’s daughter Genevieve Duprey.


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