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large windows, manicured gardens and a beautiful pathway. I love all the interesting details with the dormers, the windows with the added top row, the portico, the back room… My jaw was dropping as I looked at the projects they’ve worked on. The portico adds a lot of interest to the front of the house as do the little added detail of the molding above the windows. The side addition and the front portico make this square home anything but boring… On the Lillian August sofa, which mixes a hemp frame with olive velvet seat cushions, an embroidered persimmon silk pillow by Cowtan & Tout and richly tasseled damask pillows by Zoe, along with a 1920s color-block quilt, create a lively dialogue of color and pattern. It was given a rustic look with different molding and a distressed finish from Caromal Colours' Country Living Artisans Collection. This china cabinet in the entry, found at Safavieh on a rug-shopping foray, happened to match the walls perfectly.
Windows are layered with bamboo shades from Hunter Douglas and silk draperies from Chris Stone, hung from bamboo rings by the Antique Drapery Rod Co.
Last night I got lost in the bunny hole of ideas for updating the exterior for our home.
I’m sure there are some of you out there with Colonials from the 1960s to 1990s that could use a little pick me up or maybe you have a pre-fab that needs a little customization.
The interior and exterior of this home was dark and forboding: The couple who bought the home wanted to bring in a more contemporary look.
Below is the same room after an interior paint color consultation. If we had left it in its natural pinky stone color, it wouldn’t look nearly as fresh as it does now.
She wanted the island to feel like furniture, so it was made of limed oak with turned legs.