MODERN, MASCULINE, AND EDGY

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Even when you purchase a home that has recently been renovated, chances are that you will be wanting to put your own stamp on it; personalize it, if you will, to make it yours to reflect your personal taste in design. That was definitely the case when a Portland, Oregon couple purchased this 1940’s Georgian style home […]

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A MODERN, YET ELEGANT PALM SPRINGS WEEKEND RETREAT

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I didn’t want to post back-to-back pieces about modern design but there has been a lot of buzz in Southern California with the start of Modernism Week in Palm Springs. (In fact, I know someone whose weekend home will be on the tour next weekend.) And since I’ve had both mid-century design and Palm Springs on the […]

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A PEACEFUL PARADISE IN CARMEL VALLEY

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If you are an architectural enthusiast then the exterior of this modern glass house in Carmel Valley may remind me you of Philip Johnson’s Glass House house in Connecticut, which was actually inspired by the Farnsworth House in Illinois designed by architect Mies van der Rohe. However, this particular glass home in Carmel Valley was designed by […]

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YEAR OF THE (CHIC) DOG

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Today is the Chinese New Year and according to the Chinese zodiac, each year in a 12-year cycle is represented by a different animal. This year happens to be the Year of the Dog. Do you own dogs or have any pets? I really do love dogs and hope that someday when the time is […]

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A MISSISSIPPI HOME FULL OF GRACE AND ELEGANCE

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When you have a home with architecturally good bones sometimes all that’s needed to freshen things is up a bit of new paint and to completely redecorate. This was the case with a Mississippi couple whose home is featured in the March issue of Traditional Home Magazine. John and Diane McGowen constructed their Georgian style […]

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THE CHARM OF KNOWLTON FARMS VINEYARD & ESTATE

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The recent California fires, particularly those in Northern California, devastated entire regions. A friend of mine told me a story of their friends who were looking for a vacation home in the Napa area and found one that they were considering to buy. They left town and just a few days later they learned that […]

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A FRENCH APARTMENT FOR MODERN LIVING

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After a renovation four years ago, Dominique Chevalier and her nine-year-old daughter were able to move into their beautiful apartment located in Lyon, France. It incorporates everything you would expect from a classic 1851 French apartment: high ceilings, tall windows, parquet floors, and intricate millwork. It is a space of grandeur but fit for modern living. […]

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L.A. HOME OF GEORGIA TAPERT HOWE

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I absolutely love the color green and have been thinking about using it as an accent color in our family room. So naturally, the current issue of Elle Decor piqued my interest with this dramatic green and black dining room of Georgia Tapert Howe splashed across its cover. A few years ago, Howe and her […]

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A MODERN ENGLISH MANOR

What do you do if you’re trying to unite two families together à la Brady Bunch style? If you’re Julian and Brooke Metcalfe then you buy a 17th-century tudor home in Oxfordshire, England to accommodate a family with 7 children. The Metcalfe’s purchased the estate as a weekend home to serve as a place to unite their two families. They […]

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AN ITALIAN GETAWAY

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When Architectural Digest posted these pictures online yesterday I immediately knew it would be a great follow up to my previous post on Angelli Style. This getaway home, a former convent, belongs to Jacaranda Caracciolo di Melito Falck, the adopted daughter of Carlo Caracciol who was the co-founder of L’Espresso and Italian newspaper La Repubblica. The […]

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