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Lush Luxe: An “Ode to the Pacific Northwest” in a Portland Craftsman

A couple weeks ago, Annie wrote about a loft rehab in Portland, Oregon, by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design that manages to feel really of-the-moment yet not trendy at all. While perusing Helgerson’s site, I came across another inspired project that masters this rather difficult balancing act. As it turns out, it shares the same lead designer as the loft overhaul, Mira Eng-Goetz, who went above and beyond for this renovation of a 1907 Craftsman: Aside from sourcing furniture and lighting, choosing paints and palettes, redesigning the layout, and other decorator-y tasks, she also hand-painted tiles for a beautiful backsplash in…

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Insiders Go Behind the Scenes in Westerly

Insiders Go Behind the Scenes in Westerly 1 × All in a Day's Work—and Play! All in a Day's Work—and Play! When you're renovating a house—not to mention filming a TV show while you do it—things don't always go according to plan. But that doesn't mean the end result isn't amazing! And the group of Insiders and guests who visited the Westerly Ranch House in Westerly, Rhode Island this June did a great job of going with the flow. (It certainly didn't hurt that Tommy, Richard, Kevin, Mark, and Jeff were on hand to help, not to mention our Generation…

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Historic Virginia Italianate | Save This Old House

Historic Virginia Italianate | Save This Old House 1 × Italianate Fixer-Upper, Well-Priced! Italianate Fixer-Upper, Well-Priced! Courtesy of Friends of the Old West End Price: $35,000Location: Danville, VAContact: Paul Liepe, 434-227-9900 The History: Rooms for rent at 870 Pine Street were advertised locally as early as 1922, but the house’s origins can be traced to 1881, when grocer and future city councilman John W. Carter purchased the land it sits on. Sometime before 1888, he and his wife, Margaret, built this Italianate—and went on to welcome a total of nine children. The home has changed hands 14 times since then,…

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Kitchen of the Week: A Scandinavian Design with a Proper British Accent

As the keeper of a vintage, ice-box white kitchen, I can’t help but wonder about life with a bit more color—and space, too. I look at classic British design as interpreted by Plain English and deVol and dream of making dinner surrounded by a new paint palette and pantries galore. Sara Aagaard, the owner, with her interior designer mother, Frida Frank, of Copenhagen design emporium Shop Dora, felt much the same way. She and her husband and their two young boys are the lucky occupants of a grand 1928 villa in Copenhagen’s Frederiksberg. Ready to combine and make over their existing…

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10 Easy Pieces: Curved Sofas

There’s nothing worse than being caught at a chatty soirée in the center of a sofa. There’s the inevitable whiplash of talking with friends on either side, or even worse, when your friend on the left, say, is forced to crane their neck to in order talk with your friend on the right. It’s all a little bit awkward. Enter the conversation sofa: A curved sofa results in more natural, uninhibited conversation and has a gentle arc to break up all the right angles in a living room. Here are our 10 favorites. Above: Seen here in the Miami Beach…

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Color of the Month, June 2019: Bluestone

Color of the Month, June 2019: Bluestone 1 × A Comfortable, Versatile Blue A Comfortable, Versatile Blue Denim goes with everything, right? Same goes for the June Color of the Month, Pantone Bluestone. A gray-toned medium blue reminiscent of a pair of perfectly worn-in jeans, this color can suit any home style, from Colonial to contemporary. Keep reading to see paint colors that match Bluestone, and different ways to use it throughout your house! Left to right: Farrow & Ball De Nimes No. 299; Benjamin Moore Wolf Gray 2127-40; Behr Blueprint S470-5; Dunn-Edwards Northern Pond DE5870 5 × Grow Your…

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