Designer Lookbook: Elena Frampton's Sleek Pied-à-Terre

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Manhattan interior designer Elena Frampton prides herself on striking a balance, be it with color, texture, or the eccentric design details she likes to refer to as “moments.” For a Westchester County couple who purchased a pied-à-terre in the tony enclave of Sutton Place, Frampton’s mission was to “create a sense of spaciousness” from the kitchen that extends to the … Read More

Designer Lookbook: Visible Proof's Chic Richmond Renovation

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A couple with two young kids tapped Richmond, VA interior designer and architect Kristi Lane of Visible Proof to transform their small, segmented kitchen, breakfast nook, and dining room into functional and flowing spaces for their daily family gatherings. “The part of the home they were spending most of their time in needed renovating,” says Lane. “They had the space and … Read More

Before & After: A Lighter, Brighter Southwestern Home

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Territorial architecture and the Southwest go together like deserts and sunsets. But for one partially retired couple in Phantom Hills, AZ, the syle of their mountainside home felt more dated than charming. The couple enlisted Ernesto Garcia , an award-winning interior designer based in Phoenix, to update the kitchen and bathroom, which hadn’t been touched since the mid- to late 1970s. Here’s … Read More

Design Trend: Shiplap All Over the House

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Shiplap may be overtaking subway tile as the wall accent everyone’s talking about. There’s just something about those clean, orderly boards that makes people swoon. Many credit Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” with popularizing the look, which they use to cover a variety of wall woes. Since installing a shiplap accent wall is a DIY project you can … Read More

Designer Lookbook: Janie Molster's Colorful Guest Quarters

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Interior designer Janie Molster astutely mixes color and pattern to create sophisticated and vivacious spaces. She recently transformed the third floor of a stately residence – located along Monument Avenue in the historic Fan district of Richmond, VA  – into a chic and colorful guest suite. Molster breathed new life into the upper floor by outfitting it with two bedrooms, a … Read More

Color Quiz: Test Your Design Instincts

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Editor’s note: Painting is the first project many of us tackle in a new home – sometimes before we even unpack the first box. And if we can’t paint, or prefer not to, we express ourselves with color through the textiles, furniture, and accessories that fill our homes. Introducing our favorite colors to our home decor helps us make an … Read More

3 High-Impact Spots to Use Bold Color

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Editor’s note: Painting is the first project many of us tackle in a new home – sometimes before we even unpack the first box. And if we can’t paint, or prefer not to, we express ourselves with color through the textiles, furniture, and accessories that fill our homes. Introducing our favorite colors to our home decor helps us make an … Read More

3 Rules for Avoiding Common Color Mistakes

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Editor’s note: Painting is the first project many of us tackle in a new home – sometimes before we even unpack the first box. And if we can’t paint, or prefer not to, we express ourselves with color through the textiles, furniture, and accessories that fill our homes. Introducing our favorite colors to our home decor helps us make an … Read More

Designer Lookbook: Brooke Wagner Design's Beachfront Beauty

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Located in the beachfront neighborhood Corona del Mar Village in Newport Beach, CA , this contemporary three-story home takes inspiration from its seaside setting with a color palette of soothing neutrals and blues paired with natural finishes. Designed by Christopher Brandon with Brandon Architects and built by Patterson Custom Homes , the spec home was purchased early in the construction … Read More

Designer Lookbook: Urban Dwellings' Breezy Maine Remodel

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Only one thing really mattered to the young family who tapped Urban Dwellings , a New England design firm, to upgrade their late-1960s ranch house: killer views of the water. “They were living in a house that was very dated, and views were blocked at all possible points,” recalls founder and lead designer Tracy Davis, who spent eight months on … Read More