Category: INSPIRATIONS

Bonny Doon

I recommend creating an entry tower by painting this façade in the mid tone similar to the overall roof color. This will add some needed definition as well as weight down the entrance. A deeper color should be used for

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Warm or Cool with Accessories and Paint

    Loloi Carpet c/o rugs-direct.com, Lantau Faux Shareen Chest of Drawers and pillows c/o OKA, side tables c/o Clayton Gray Home, and paint from Benjamin Moore. D.

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Mottled Color Powder Room

Updating or adding a powder room is an ideal way to add value and function to most homes. Typically small, powder rooms are ideal spaces for homeowners to personalize and use high-end materials. I like using images and objects from

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Collecting Art Abroad

Artist – Eduardo Santana Navarro   Bring art home is great way to keep your important travel experiences alive. Look for original works of art and know how you are going to get the piece home… with you or shipped.

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Orange Inspired

I’m glad I got a shot of this fence before another repaint. Adding complimentary hues when using a saturated/strong solid color helps to emphasize that color. D.     Designer Emily Severinsen. Image c/o HGTV.com     Design by Barry

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Cuban Tobacco Farm – Function Over Form?

Post and beam tobacco drying barns are dotted throughout the agricultural region of Vinales in Cuba. The tobacco market is quite lucrative but building materials are scare. Decades of Cuban resourcefulness has resulted in a landscape filled with these simple

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Are You Fixed On A Fixer?

Even though I’ve bought and sold numerous fixer-uppers I still do not claim to be an expert. This is because the cost and time factors vary dramatically from one property to the next. The property owner needs to ask themselves

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Deco Greige

A single auction find like this plated Deco mirror from Christie’s Auction House can provide for an entire room inspiration. A little can go a long way. Instead of going full-blown Deco, find elements from the period in contemporary pieces

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Beekman 1802 Style: The Attraction of Opposites

I just received my copy of Beekman 1802 Style: The Attraction of Opposites. After months of anticipation I knew exactly what was in that box left on my doorstep from Sharon Springs, New York. I sat down and gave it

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Grasscloth Glitch ‘n Fix

 Florence Knoll Rosewood Credenza, 1st dibs.com Hanging grasscloth wallpaper can be a little tricky. Wallpaper paste cannot be allowed to seep out between joints because it cannot be wiped off like typical wallpaper. Cutting corners is challenge because heavier grasscloth

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