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!

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?

Neutrals Done Right

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Do you prefer more neutrals in your home or color? It’s such a personal decision!

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?

Style Profile • Dutch Doors & Pass-Through Windows

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Design Crush • Couture Design for Barefoot Living

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I’m not a huge fan of reality TV, but Million Dollar Decorators is one of the few shows I actually watch. This Nantucket beach cottage designed by Jeffery Alan Marks was featured on Season 2, and I was so excited to be reminded of its sublime existence in this month’s Coastal Living. I absolutely adore the modern twist on relaxed coastal style! Marks unofficially coined his slogan as “couture design for barefoot living” – gotta love that! Here’s my take…

A Touch of Whimsey & A Touch of Weird

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What’s your favorite style beach houses?

Color for the Color-phobic

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Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty previously listed herself in the above mentioned category, until she called upon Lauren and Susan McGrath to design this gorgeous, quintessential New England home. What I love most about the abode is that the “investment pieces” were done in neutral shades, while color was added in small pops with accessories. In turn the heftier price-tag items will be around for the long-run – whereas pillows, the trim on the window treatments, books, the tablecloth in the entry and even the upholstery on the dining chairs can be easily swapped out for a different color palette!

Are you a fan of including color in your home?

A Rustic Romantic Bachelorette Pad

One of my friends lives in a gorgeous, light-filled apartment in Hoboken. I’m helping her design the space and we’re starting off with the main living area – including the entry, living room and oversized alcove that we’ve termed “the den”.  Although the design is not complete, I couldn’t resist sharing the initial design board!

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I find defining the style of the space from the get go helps set the stage for the design and keeps everyone on track once purchasing begins. This way when you come across that amazing find in Homegoods, you can reference your “definition” to ensure it will vibe with the rest of the space.

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Extra space is a rarity in apartment living, so we really wanted to capitalize on it! The daybed can be used for overnight guests, or the table and chairs can be pulled up for small dinner parties.

I’m really loving the mixture of textures and styles! What are your thoughts?