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Monthly Archives: August 2014

    Get the Look: A Bathroom Inspired By the Gilded Age

    By Barry Evans | August 30, 2014

    A bathroom built for two is super-efficient while taking design cues from the past. Designer Bryan Joyce gave this room in a 1750 New Jersey farmhouse a sense of history. Old-Fashioned Look White marble, dark wood, and unlacquered brass are the sorts of things you might see in a distinguished country house. “They remind me... Read More

    12 Things to Never EVER Throw Out When You’re Downsizing

    By Barry Evans | August 29, 2014

    We tapped three organizing experts to tell us what items in your home are worth finding space for. 1. Family heirlooms. “Sterling silver candlesticks from your great, great grandmother should make the cut,” says Professional Organizer, Barbara Reich. “Evaluate these and again, which ones are truly meaningful to you and your family currently?” advises Watson. “Which ones... Read More

    Why Blue and White Will Never Go Out of Style

    By Barry Evans | August 26, 2014

    With a rich range of hues, this classic combination looks fresher than ever. In this Greenwich, Connecticut, house, Lee Ann Thornton created a coastal and classic look with blue and white. Living Room Designer Lee Ann Thornton made blue and white the prevailing theme of a new Greenwich, Connecticut, house on the Long Island Sound to impart... Read More

    STOP! Before You Clean With Vinegar, Read This

    By Barry Evans | August 25, 2014

    This kitchen staple is handy around the house — just not in these spots   We’re huge fans of having vinegar in our cleaning arsenal. It’s great at lifting stains, freshening laundry, cleaning windows, and much more. FULL STORY Read More

    9 Brilliant Decorating Ideas for Your Bookshelves

    By Barry Evans | August 24, 2014

    Add some excitement to your shelves with these ideas. Add Mirrors In a California cottage designed by Stephen Shubel, mirrors installed along the back of the built-in shelving give the wall depth. FULLL STORY Read More

    A House That Proves You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Dark Walls

    By Barry Evans | August 23, 2014

      Designer Susan Ferrier used deep, earthy browns and watery colors to evoke rustic cabins and endless summer in this Lake Martin, Alabama, house.     Living Room A new house on Alabama’s Lake Martin takes on the look of an old cabin with soft, washed-out colors and ebony-stained wood walls. Designer Susan Ferrier chose... Read More

    One Classic Color: 3 Genius Ways to Decorate

    By Barry Evans | August 21, 2014

    Indigo is a color that knows no borders and has many different moods. Here, to celebrate their innovative paint line. The master stylists at Ralph Lauren Home create three mesmerizing rooms — exclusively for House Beautiful — that illustrate the infinite versatility. The indigo blues in this room were inspired by denim — the most... Read More

    Why You Need to Rethink Your White Walls NOW

    By Barry Evans | August 20, 2014

    Don’t be afraid to go dark and dramatic. These rooms will inspire you to update your space.   Dark Gray Dining Room The luxe formality of the dining room in a Florida house is enhanced by designer Marshall Watson’s Dougherty table, inlaid with ebony, for Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman.   FULL STORY Read More

    Inside a House That’s Expertly Layered With Color and Texture

    By Barry Evans | August 18, 2014

    Bright or muted, shiny or matte…when it comes to yellow and green, it’s the variations that create depth. Benjamin Dhong creates a relaxed mood in a California house with a rich color palette and beautiful textures.   Dining Room For a family house in Woodside, California, designer Benjamin Dhong concocted a rich palette of greens,... Read More

    Christie Brinkley Selling Her Island Home at a Discount

    By Barry Evans | August 15, 2014

    The model’s three-bedroom beachfront home is available at a discount. The price is down for the Uptown Girl’s island getaway, which she’s lowered to $9 million after initially listed at $10.75 million in late 2013. The 3,400-square-foot home, known as “Lucky House,” has three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, as well as a... Read More

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