Design Crush • Erin Gates’ Master Suite

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An open & airy English Countryside Home on Hudson Street

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The light filled space has a sense of airiness about that I just adore, and while the generously proportioned windows certainly help out, the look is fully achieved through various other elements. Cream & light gray walls paired with the bright white molding adds dimension while still maintaining an overall look of levity. Reclaimed wood furniture & accessories found throughout the apartment add a sense of warmth & character without weighing the space down space, while well-positioned mirrors reflect light adding just as much warmth as if a window had actually taken their place – I especially love the placement of the mirror above the kitchen sink where a window would typically be found!

Get The Look • Nick Olsen goes Masculine in BKLYN Heights

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Get The Look • Layered Guest Bedroom

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A Fresh West Coast Interpretation of East Coast Tradition

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I was flipping through the new House Beautiful last night, and fell pretty hard for this gorgeous Los Angelos cottage designed by Schuyler Samperton. I adore the fresh West Coast interpretation on the traditional East Coast Shingle Style cottage; complete with vibrant pops of colors, wallpaper galore and a relaxed sense of elegance.

What also really appealed to me was how heirloom antiques were used throughout the home. Our trip to Bordeaux afforded us the opportunity to not only stay at the Ren’s gorgeous Chateau (opposed to a hotel), but also live their day-to-day lives to a degree, including being surrounded by their gorgeous antiques. What pleasantly surprised me was that the antique furniture was actually being used (my clothes hung in a gorgeous 18th c. armoire), opposed to being shoved into a parlor room never to be touched (or seen for that matter). I’ve always been a fan of using antique furniture in a room, as it adds a level of history that typically can’t be achieved in new furniture. In addition, antiques are typically much more affordable than their brand new counterparts of similar quality – and quite often, the craftsmanship far surpasses most of what is made today.

Are you a fan of having antiques in your home?

Provincetown Bayside Perfection

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Design Crush • Darius Rucker’s Charleston Home

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Such is the case found in this gorgeous Charleston home belonging to Hootie and the Blowfish frontman, Darius Rucker, designed by famed Southern interior designer Angie Hranowskysay. I absolutely adore the expertly orchestrated mix of periods and styles of furniture, paired with the colorful palette of textured neutrals and warm purples (that seems to be becoming Hranowskysay’s signature). The white walls lend themselves as the perfect backdrop for the enviable collection of art the Rucker family has amassed, from the likes of Sally King Benedict, Kate Long Stevens and Molly B. Right – just to name a few!

Are you a fan of mixing different styles and periods of furniture in your home, or do you prefer to stick with one genre?

Design Crush • Kara Rosenlund’s Perfect Imperfections

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The Little Apartment That Has Everything

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This 550 sq. ft. West Hollywood courtyard apartment, belonging to famed textile designer Peter Dunham, doesn’t quietly nod to the designer’s personality – it screams it! From the Bukara upholstered walls, to the infamous Fig leaf pattern eat-in buffet, to the tv stand playing double duty as a bar, to the light pink walls – that let’s be honest most men could not pull off; the tiny apartment holds a complete menagerie of wild and foreign textiles, art and objects that truly speaks to the designer’s tastes.

Dunham states in the HB article: “Unless you’re really rich, you don’t get to do exactly what you want in an enormous house” – a notion that is beyond wise! It’s actually more difficult to design a few sq. ft. of impeccably executed space – larger rooms encounter budget limitations must faster, and their size leaves a little bit more wiggle room for error! I’d personally take this tiny apartment over a palatial McMansion any day of the week!