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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CAFE POUCHKINE: WHAT’S OLD IS NEW IN PARIS

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I consider dining out more than just a reason to satisfy my stomach. I consider dining an “experience” because a meal has everything to do with not just great food and drink, but the atmosphere and design of the surroundings and the company of others. If I think back at some of my favorite meals, they’ve incorporated […]

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THE YVES SAINT LAURENT MUSEUM IN MARRAKECH

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Visiting Morroco, particularly Marrakech, has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. (What’s on your bucket list?). If ever find myself in Marrakech the Yves St. Laurent Museum will be one of my “must see” places to visit. It actually opened this past Fall and coincided with the opening of the Musee Yves […]

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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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