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Rock pond kitchens
Posted Oct 12 at 4:42 PM in Tips & Trends by Jen Harvey
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Article by Paul Lazes of Rock Pond Kitchens There are certain design choices that are nearly always right: black dress, black suit, white kitchen. There’s value to keeping things simple. Less can be more. Everyone knows a woman who wears black with a set of earrings or other jewelry has a complete look. It’s similar with a white kitchen. It’s classic and what makes it individualized are the...
 Lavish Collection JD Staron Home Life Rose Ann Humphrey
Posted Oct 10 at 7:49 AM in Tips & Trends by Jen Harvey
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JD Staron is a favorite floor covering resource for Home Life. Founder of Home Life Rose Ann Humphrey is excited to share their new Lavish Collection. She explains, “Their coverings are fantastic, beautiful and even romantic!” The Lavish Collection is JD Staron’s first collection that uses three textural fabrics weaves along a single needle yam insertion. This allows the fabric to stay intact...
metallic design trends for fall
Posted Oct 7 at 1:21 PM in Lifestyle, Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
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5 Hot Fall Fashions in the Home 5. Metallics On the fashion front, metallics are everywhere—and bringing looks that range from the chic and elegant to the edgy and futuristic. Designers like Christopher Kane are trotting out outfits in head-to-toe silver, as is Chanel, though, at times, Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld opts to tone down the glitz a tad by pairing statement-making glitter boots...
glamorous home design for fall
Posted Oct 6 at 1:15 PM in Lifestyle, Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
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5 Hot Fall Fashions in the Home 4. Glamour! Prada Last year’s trend toward glamour is back and stronger than ever. Designers from Miuccia Prada to Saint Laurent to Givenchy have taken a shine to lavish beading, fringe, sequins, and, yes, even feathers. These embellishments are adorning everything from slip dresses and gowns to denim and hats. LDa Architecture & Interiors; Photo by Sean...
high-end fashion home design trends for fall
Posted Oct 5 at 1:15 PM in Inspiring Projects, Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
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5 Hot Fall Fashions in the Home 3. Hot Chocolate This year’s basic black, deep brown is a little bit softer, a little bit richer and to us, just says, autumn. It strikes just the right chord this time of year and works beautifully whether paired with toasty shades like oatmeal and mustard, demure hues like pale mauve or alongside natty naturals like ivory, tan and toffee. For the award-winning...
fall 2017 fashion trends
Posted Oct 4 at 1:14 PM in Inspiring Projects, Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
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5 Hot Fall Fashions in the Home 2. Vintage Florals Who says the houses of haute couture should sideline florals until their spring collections? Vintage blooms are defying an autumnal and winter slumber and coming up roses on everything from casual tops to mid-length skirts to metallic sheaths, gowns and frocks. Rachel Reider, principal of Rachel Reider Interiors explores the vintage floral trend...
fall trends for home
Posted Oct 3 at 12:30 PM in Inspiring Projects, Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
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Every fall, we scour fashion magazines and the latest runway collections to see how the styles of top designers are finding expression in the home. We find that there is often a direct correlation between what is trending in our homes and what we are coveting for our closet. We bring you the first of five fashion installments.... 5 Hot Fall Fashions in the Home 1. Seeing Red Without question,...
home outdoor showers
Posted Aug 14 at 2:16 PM in Tips & Trends by carly stewart
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Gone are the days of open-air showerheads mounted to the shingles. Outdoor shower designs have soared into spa territory, with refreshing new settings to rinse off that salt and sand. 1 Landscape Architecture by Sudbury Design Group; Photography by Jim Westphalen A traditional Cape Cod landscape features a unique spiral outdoor shower with an oceanfront backdrop in Chatham. 2 C.H. Newton Builders...
antique lighting inquiries
Posted Aug 8 at 10:16 AM in Tips & Trends by carly stewart
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Q&A with Emilia Deimezis, Owner of Appleton Antique Lighting My client is remodeling and has original fixtures in the house. Should I reuse them? Absolutely! Obviously we are a little biased, but there are so many benefits. By restoring original fixtures you are honoring the architecture of the house, and also creating unique detail that you don’t get with mass-produced new pieces. There are...
modern fireplaces
Posted Jul 19 at 4:10 PM in Tips & Trends by carly stewart
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Add a flair to your home with a statement piece. Literally. Contemporary fireplaces by Ortal heat up your home’s interiors in temperature AND in taste. “Let design drive your decision. Think through what you want to do around the fireplace and how you want to use the room.” – Spencer Lowe of Ortal USA The direct-vent gas fireplaces are created with new fireplace construction technology making it...

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