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August 2013

Coastal, Cottage Style, Country, Dining, Rooms To Love

Rooms To Love: Renewed Antiquity

Mixing old and new pieces is part of the subtle charm in this classic dining room, and reflects the age and character of the homes’ older bones. The tall ceilings, decorative molding around the fireplace, and the wide pine boards are classic architectural details from older Colonial Revival homes. Combining the antique demilune console table with turned legs, and the reclaimed barn board dining table, enhance the timeworn appeal of the home.

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Coastal, Cottage Style, Country, Design, Dining, Lodge & Lake House

Design Tip: Colorful Dining Room Chairs

Using an assortment of painted chairs is increasingly becoming a popular choice for people who want an eclectic look versus the traditional stained “set” look. Kitchen and dining rooms are typically full of activity, and it’s fun to be able to capture that energy through color. We often encounter clients who want painted chairs in a variety of colors, but are wary of the look being too contrived. Or people who want to introduce just a splash of color versus the whole rainbow.

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Articles, Cottage Style, Porches

Deck Design Dilemma

This month’s Design Dilemma comes from a young family near NYC who own a beautiful three-story brownstone. They have a lower patio area in the back with a built-in grill & bar, and would like to create a spot for play dates, lounging, and casual entertaining. They also have a second floor deck, right off the kitchen, that is smaller (17′ L x 7’W) that they want to use as a quieter seating area for morning coffee and quick bites.

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Coastal, Color Boards, Cottage Style

Color Board: Blue & Green

These daring blues and zesty greens create a vivid color board full of cottage interior decorating inspiration. This palette would be perfect for a space where you want to kick up the intensity of color to improve productivity, like an office or study, but don’t want to drown the room in too many combinations. With so many different shades of blues and greens, the possibilities are endless!

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Bedrooms, Cottage Style, Country, Rooms To Love

Rooms To Love: Luxurious Lemon

Luxury and whimsy share a beautiful home in this lovely cottage style bedroom. Even though the color palette is strong, these luscious colors combine to breathe life, energy, and joy into every corner, while creating an inviting and cozy area to retreat within. The walls are decorated in a large bohemian print that is a surprising, yet inspiring, choice for a bedroom. The strong gold color from the wallpaper is carried over into the zesty lemon drapes. In order to create balance within the space, the dominating prints of the wallpaper and the drapes are paired with minimalist furniture designs. Clean lines and simple shapes help to relieve the eye of overload, and is exactly why the white linens are a perfect finishing touch to the room.

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