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FEBRUARY | MARCH 2014 – Display until 03/25/2014
VOLUME 8, NO. 01 • $9.99 U.S.
Engaged Media By Beckett
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F E B R U A R Y / M A R C H 2 0 1 4
48
10 Spring into Green
Jadeite is a popular and beloved vintage
collectible. Find out more about the origins
and appeal of this sturdy kitchenware.
B Y S A R A H J A N E O ’ K E E F E
32 A Recycled Room
The main ingredients for a new kitchen may
be right in front of you. Think twice before
you replace your old reliables.
B Y C A T H E R I N E T I T U S F E L I X
38 Modern Tradition
He likes traditional pieces; she’s more of a
modernist. See how these homeowners’
opposing styles are combined for a home
that combines the best of both worlds.
B Y J E N N I F E R G A U D E T
48 Trust the Big Picture
An interior designer shares her insight on
reviving a beach cottage.
B Y S A R A H Y O O N
58 Big Style for a Small
Space
Living in a small home can breed clutter. Tips
and tricks on keeping organized in style.
B Y T O R R E Y K I M
68 Sea Change
A couple moves from an ornate Victorian
to a casual beach cottage. Their decorative
journey will inspire your own décor.
B Y L A U R I S M O R G A N G R I F F I T H S / N A R R A T I V E S
84 Vibrantly Vintage
Flea-market finds are an essential element
in this bright, fresh and fun bedroom.
B Y S A R A H J A N E O ’ K E E F E
90 Dream On: Five
Inspirational Bedrooms
Find your favorite style to make your
dream room a reality.
B Y S A R A H J A N E O ’ K E E F E
RENOVATE & DECORATE
106 Bathing Beauty
A woman’s bathroom is her soothing sanctuary.
We’ll show you how to get the look.
B Y R E B E C C A J . R A Z O
112 The Vintage Garden
The secret to transforming your outdoor
spaces into a springtime sensation is right in
your own backyard.
B Y J I C K I E T O R R E S
118 Thrifty-Chic Décor
A limited budget doesn’t mean your decor-
ating options are limited. Find out how to use
your money wisely to get the desired results.
B Y S A R A H J A N E O ’ K E E F E
124 Minute Makeovers
Fast and fresh ideas on livening up your
living areas.
B Y J I C K I E T O R R E S
128 Get Organized
Solve your storage dilemmas in style with
these creative double-duty darlings you
already have at home.
B Y J I C K I E T O R R E S
134 How to Create and Hang
Your Own Custom Wallpaper
If the hunt for wallpaper has been a bit
sticky for you, consider designing your own
pattern and hanging it yourself.
138 Recycled Chic
One woman’s junk is another woman’s treasure.
Tips on repurposing castaway items.
B Y N A T A L I E E C H E V E R R I A
146 Room Recipe
Less is more in room décor. Adopt a mini-
malist mindset for maximum impact.
B Y J I C K I E T O R R E S
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8 Decoupage household items with sheet music.
16 Make a Gustavian clock.
36 Design a salvaged kitchen.
38 Blend opposing design styles.
57 Optimize storage in small spaces.
62 Style a bar cart.
84 Redesign in vintage style.
106 Create your dream bathroom.
112 Add flea-market finds to your garden for a vintage look.
123 Score thrifty steals for your home.
124 Update your rooms with these easy makeovers.
128 Organize and declutter your rooms.
134 Design and hang your own custom wallpaper
138 Become a junk scavenger.
146 Start the new year with a clean slate.
DO IT YOURSELF!
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SHOPPING
24 Color Palettes
Three shades are combined for one fresh and
fabulous effect.
B Y S A R A H J A N E O ’ K E E F E
26 The Goods
Refresh your bedroom by creating a retreat
that reflects your style with these accessories.
B Y N A T A L I E E C H E V E R R I A
96 Blues Traveler
If you can only add one new color to your décor,
go for indigo. The deep-blue hue goes with any
style, yet it’s anything but neutral.
144 Resources
MAIL, NEWS, ETC.
6 From the Editor
8 Extra, Cottage Charmers
14 Good Looks
16 DIY Essentials
18 Pure & Simple
20 Artistry
22 In Season
23 Tried & True
• 20 Inspiring Bedrooms: Simple ways to create a haven….26, 38, 48, 68, 84, 90
• Plan Your Dream Cottage: Easy ways to decorate, transform and update….32, 38, 48,
68, 84, 90, 106, 118
• Get Organized! 10 fast & effortless tips......128
• Thrifty Chic: Amazing makeovers and stylish looks on a budget…26, 32, 84, 90, 118,
124, 138
• Tips from the Pros: How to pick colors and design your rooms…38, 48, 68, 118, 124
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I WORK WITH MANY DESIGNERS AND
get to visit many great homes as the editor
of this magazine—a benefit that helps the
stress of breakneck-pace deadlines recede
into the background.
A pattern I’ve observed is that the
bedroom is often the last room to be feath-
ered. It’s natural to want to spend your time
and budget on the foremost rooms of the
house; the ones where you entertain in, play
hostess in and spend your family moments
in. However, like a great trip to the spa, a
bedroom that has been appointed as a
private haven seems to have the most
magical restorative powers.
Good rest feeds the imagination. To fall
asleep easily and awaken to great style
readies you for your day and reminds you
that dream homes are what you make them.
This issue is filled with ideas to help you
make the best use of your space, from
inspiring personal havens to tips for
organizing your clutter and streamlining
your décor. I hope you find something
that awakens your passion to take care of
yourself and spread the good vibes from
the very start of your day.
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MUSIC
B Y J I C K I E T O R R E S
P H O T O B Y K E V I N P A L M E R
S T Y L E D B Y L A Y L A P A L M E R
Beautifully graphic and sentimental,
sheet music is a charming way to add cottage
style to your rooms.
CHOOSE YOUR MUSIC BY SONG TITLE AND DIS-
PLAY in a frame or on a shelf—no piano needed.
Sheet music also lends itself wonderfully to cot-
tage-style crafts: Wrap a page around a
glass vase for a quick pick-me-up. Or
decoupage anything from switchplates to mirror
frames and drawer knobs for a creative and lyrical
update to an everyday item.
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Cool & Collected
Spring
into green
Did
know
Anchor Hocking Glass
Company was the
largest producer of
jadeite. They
created the popular
Fire King line.
In the 1940s, milky-green glass started appearing in
diners and kitchen cupboards around the nation. Now,
decades later, collectors are appreciating jadeite’s color
and patterns once again.
B Y S A R A H J A N E O ’ K E E F E
S T Y L E D A N D P H O T O G R A P H E D B Y
J I C K I E T O R R E S
you
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ADEITE’S GREEN HUE MAKES IT A PERFECT
addition to any spring table, vintage-style
kitchen or collector’s shelf. While readily available
online, in vintage shops and at your local flea
market, collecting a set of these popular
dinnerware and serving pieces requires a bit of
background knowledge to track down matching
styles. Unlike other vintage glass, jadeite is
durable and thick, so don’t be afraid to put these
classic pieces to use in your kitchen.
HISTORY
“The three main manufacturers of jadeite were
McKee, Jeannette and Anchor Hocking Glass
Company,” says Diane Sedo, a jadeite collector
and owner of Sentimental Celebrations. Each
created a signature line that collectors now
readily snatch up. “McKee and Jeannette are
known for making kitchen pieces like reamers,
bowls, spice jars and dishware. As the largest
producer of jadeite, Anchor Hocking created
inexpensive and utilitarian restaurant ware
that was used in diners, schools and hospitals,”
she says.
MAKER’S MARK
Cathie Caldwell from the Chapman Avenue
Antique Mall in Orange, California, has been
collecting jadeite for 49 years. She says most
authentic jadeite will feature a stamp from its
maker on the bottom and will sport the
distinctive signature color. Knowing your product
will help you compile your collection, as not all of
the older or more rare pieces will have a stamp.
Books and online research will help determine
the age. Having a piece appraised can also help
track down the manufacturer or line.
An example of an original without a stamp,
this hen on nest egg dish has been assessed
as an original but the maker is yet unknown.
“Martha Stewart helped make jadeite more
collectable when she used it in her magazines
and cooking show,” Diane says. “She also
reproduced some pieces—including the hen
on nest dish— from old molds and sold them in
her Martha by Mail catalog. The pieces are
marked MSM.”
j
Opposite: A petite treasure, this restaurant
ware mug is a fun way to bring vintage styling
to your morning routine. Jadeite was
manufactured in the days before dishwashers. It
is recommended that jadeite pieces not be
washed in the dishwasher.
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Clockwise from top left: This reproduction ball pitcher is a per-
fect kitchen accent. An original jadeite pitcher in this style can
cost hundreds of dollars • Reproduction pieces like these salt-
and-pepper shakers are an affordable way to get the look of
jadeite on your vintage-styled table. • Collect a place setting of
jadeite for a fun and festive table of vintage restaurant ware sure
to brighten your breakfast. • McKee also made this Sunkist
reamer in the 1940s.
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PRICING
Common pieces of jadeite readily
available through online marketplaces
and at flea markets include Jane Ray
dinnerware and Fire King restaurant
ware from Anchor Hocking, Diane says.
These are more affordable collections,
with some pieces costing under $10.
More difficult-to-find, and therefore
more expensive, patterns include Anchor
Hocking’s Swirl and Alice as well as origi-
nal ball pitchers in the Target and
Manhattan patterns. Some snack plates
can cost up to $200.
HOW TO DISPLAY THEM
Show off the beautiful color jadeite
offers by filling a glass-front cabinet or
create a grouping on an open shelf. Pair
with vintage linens on your table for a
Did
know
The rarity of the
original ball pitcher
has one collector’s
piece valued at
$10,000.
you
For more information on Diane
Sedo’s jadeite and her other
collectibles, visit sentimentalcele-
brations.com.
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If you want to unlock the key to a design trend that brings sophisticated lux with a
modern twist, go Greek—the Greek key pattern, that is. Its geometric design printed on
a rich shade adds instant style to any space.
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5. Teal lumbar pillow, $85. Visit shopsocietysocial.com.
6. Arteriors Dunmoore side table, $1,320. Visit
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7. Ibiza in indigo, $108 per square foot. (800) 944-2858 or
elsoncompany.com.
8. Greek-key throw, $265. (800) 791-6770 or janetkain.com.
9. Greek Key Moderne blue/white (blank cards in hanging cello
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MODERN
Clock
Gaga for Gustavian? You can get
the look of a Swedish clock with
a fun twist— on a budget—
with this crafty new title.
B Y J I C K I E T O R R E S
P H O T O B Y E L L E N S I L V E R M A N
THE IDEA BEHIND AMY
Azzarito’s new craft tome is one
for the history books.
Past & Present: 27 Favorite
Moments in Decorative Arts History
and 24 Modern DIY Projects that
Inspired Them traces key historical
designs and reimagines them for
today’s interiors.
Design fans will love learning
about how timeless patterns,
and shapes came about and
revel in the chance to create
thier own take.
Here, Amy shares a project
inspired by Swedish style’s iconic
Gustavian clock.
how to make a
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Gustavian Clock
B Y A M Y A Z Z A R I T O
Excerpted from Past & Present: 27 Favorite
Moments in Decorative Arts History and 24
Modern DIY Projects that Inspired Them
When designing this modern, rustic clock,
Kate Pruitt wanted to echo the shape and
simplicity of the Swedish clocks produced in
the town of Mora during the 18th century. We
used carbon paper to transfer the design
onto the boards, but you can also copy the
design onto acetate, project it onto the
boards, and paint over the projected design.
Salvaged wood was used for this project, but
if you want you can buy new planks at a hard-
ware store and stain them for an aged effect.
What you’ll need:
• 3 planks of old wood fencing, approxi-
mately ¾-inch (2 cm) thick x 5-inches
(1.52 m) tall x 5 ½ inches (14 cm) wide;
choose boards that are straight and have
no bowing, curving, or chipped edges
• Wood glue
• White acrylic paint
• Clock-movement kit with silver hands for
¾-inch (2 cm) deep surface
• Small eye hooks
• Picture wire
• Sandpaper
• Drop cloth or scrap cardboard
• Three 24-inch (61 cm) adjustable metal
clamps
• Rag
• Chisel or paint scraper
• Ruler or T-square
• Chalk or white colored pencil
• Saw (a circular saw is best, but a table
saw, jigsaw, or hand saw will work)
• Large sheet of carbon paper, to transfer image
• Pencil
• Small paintbrush
• Drill with 5⁄16 inches (8 mm) bit
How to do it:
1. Clean and lightly sand the boards. Place
the planks on the drop cloth and arrange
them, into a tight row of three. Open the
clamps an inch or two (2.5 to 5 cm) wider
than the width of the three boards together
(about 18-inches/46 cm). Run a line of glue
along the length of the plank edges that will
meet. Use your finger to spread the glue
over the surface of each edge—it’s okay if a
little drips; you can clean it up later.
2. After applying glue to each edge, reposi-
tion the planks, with the “good” sides facing
up, forming one giant board. Clamp the
planks together at the top, bottom, and
middle. Tighten the clamps to squeeze the
planks together, then use a damp cloth to
wipe up the glue drips. Let the glue set at
least an hour. Then remove the clamps and
test the strength of the glue; your board
should feel like one solid piece. Turn the
board over and use a chisel to gently
remove the beads of glue on the back or
sand the piece down again.
3. Use the ruler and chalk to mark straight,
level edges on the top and bottom of the
board. Use the saw to cut along those lines
in order to create even edges. Sand rough
edges smooth.
4. Enlarge the image at left by 1,200% to
achieve the correct size—48 inches tall and
14 1/4 inches wide (122 x 36 cm). Take the
template to your local copy store and ask
them to print the full enlargement in black
and white on large-format paper.
5. Tape a layer of carbon paper over the full
surface of the board, and then tape the
copied image directly over it with the
image facing up. Trace over the lines firmly
with a pencil to transfer a carbon copy
outline onto the boards.
6. Lay the board on a flat work surface that
you can comfortably stand over. Use your
white paint and thin paint brush to
carefully paint over your traced outline. A
little inconsis tency is acceptable—it will
add to the charm of the design. Allow the
paint to dry completely.
7. Find the center of the clock face and mark
it with a pencil. Drill a hole through the cen-
ter point. Assemble the clock movement
through this hole following the manufac-
turer’s instructions. Attach small eye-hooks
and picture wire to the back of the board to
hang it, or simply lean it against a wall as a
floor clock.
Past & Present: 27 Favorite Moments in
Decorative Arts History and 24 Modern
DIY Projects that Inspired Them by Amy
Azzarito, published by Abrams, © 2013;
abramsbooks.com.
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Pure & Simple
Hot
spots
Polka dots add retro style that is feminine
and fun. Here’s how to incorporate
this peppy pattern in any space.
1 |
Polka dots are the perfect
pattern to mix and match with
other designs. Their small,
simple scale and graphic neat-
ness pairs easily with floral,
plaid and almost any other
motif. Use it as a layering piece
for your bed set.
Can you combine more than
one polka dot pattern in the
same room? Sure! Simply make
sure you balance the two by
choosing a small scale and a
larger scale to give one
pattern a dominant presence
in the room.
Incorporate solids to balance
the look. Bright-red and
vintage-toned beige toolboxes
help ground the design with
solid color. A powder-blue
throw also helps balance the
distribution of pattern in the
room.
Small details tie it all together.
From the dotted pitcher of
flowers to the red-and-white
mug, the polka-dot theme is
carried throughout the room
for a cohesive look.
B Y J I C K I E T O R R E S
P H O T O B Y J O H N D A Y / C O U N T R Y H O U S E S
A N D I N T E R I O R S / I P C M E D I A
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Artistry
Quilted
STORYTELLING
Linens and literature combine when text is literally
woven into modern-day heirlooms.
B Y M A G G I E A B R A T T E
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OMMA WORKSHOP OWNER KERRY
Larkin has taken her family’s
tradition of quilting, passed down
by her great-grandmother, and
put her own modern twist on it by
stitching poems and phrases into
quilts, pillows and tea towels.
“I’ve always been fascinated with words,”
Kerry says. “I love the idea of being enveloped
in words. Quilts already have so much
meaning and tradition; the words just make it
warm and homey.”
Words, rather than leaf or flower patterns,
are the designs of the quilts made by Kerry and
her team, and while the quilts can be hung on
walls, Kerry prefers they be considered
cherished functional pieces, enjoyed by
generations to come.
“I like draping quilts over ladders so people
can only glimpse the text,” Kerry says. “I want
people to pull them down and engage with
the words.”
Kerry recommends setting stacks of quilts—
vintage mixed in with contemporary styles—
on side tables where guests can pull one over
themselves when the weather turns chilly.
“I like draping
quilts over ladders
so people can only
glimpse the text,”
Kerry says. “I
want people to
pull them down
and engage
with the words.”
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24 inch x 12 inch stretched canvas
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A hand-embroidered vine pattern
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The floral-mango design of this throw, unlike
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This duvet set combines luxury and
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An agate stone, rimmed in
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Create mysticism and illuminate your
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Stuffed with down
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The reversible hand
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room. Calico Pillow in
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Watercolor designs aren’t
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Sophisticated yet
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Inspired after a visit to Peru, this
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Practicality and style come
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Bedside case with four drawers in
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The fringe trim of this
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You can never go wrong with the
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the goods
Nothing brightens up a
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Pair the curtain with some
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wave valance curtain, $24.
(855) 822-4699 or
uptownsimple.com.
This chair uses a
timeless silhouette-style
pattern that makes it an
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Kate chair, $1,295-$2,449.
For dealers, visit
jessicacharles.com.
Flaunt this throw proudly—
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Luminous Lily & Violet satin
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everythingbegins.com.
Flip over your quilt
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Taj twin bedding set,
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rikshawdesign.com
Keep it classy and
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shower curtain, $50.
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Uncover a hidden treasure with this floral-scented
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Ooh La La pillow in
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nubegreen.com.
Spring is finally here with this
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azalea, starting at $40. (800) 818-8288 or
companyc.com.
Make a statement
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Martin bed in
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For dealers,visit
chathamhillfurni-
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A contemporary design like this brings
modern art into the bedroom. Ogee
embroidered pillow in pink design by
Trina Turk, $121. (888) 338-8111 or
burkedecor.com.
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cottage kitchens
Old cabinets, a sink and a fridge are salvaged to
cook up a new kitchen.
A FecycIed Foom
B Y C A T H E R I N E T I T U S F E L I X
P H O T O G R A P H Y B Y K R I S T I N A O ’ B R I E N
When remodeling the kitchen calls for replacing elements
more for looks than functionality, those cast-off materials
don’t need to lose their value. Interior designer Sarah
Steinberg’s redesign of this Maine farmhouse kitchen
focused on upgrading the rental-property kitchen into a
full-time workhorse.
What Sarah and the couple didn’t expect was that the old
materials would not leave the property—instead they’d find a
new home in a newly built second kitchen that would service the
family in a whole new way.
KEEP YOUR OPTIONS OPEN
As Sarah and the contractors began tearing out the old
kitchen, they decided to store the old cabinets and appliances
in a barn until they could decide what to do with them.
“The barn was already in use as a guest house and home office,”
Sarah says. It also held a rudimentary kitchen. Sleeping accom-
modations were in the hay loft above it.
“All that was in the kitchen was an old, stained, round-
bottomed vanity sink; a freestanding range and a fridge,”
Sarah says. “There were no cabinets or workspace. It was
dark, and the only storage was in an antique sideboard.”
But this was just the kind of space to get Sarah’s creative
juices flowing.
“I suggested turning the current space into a nice kitchen
by reusing the materials we’d pulled out of the main house.
They said ‘go ahead,’ so I did!”
SAVE THIS, LOSE THAT
“We couldn’t reuse the upper cabinets, but the base cabinets,
sink and fridge were all salvaged from the main house,”
Sarah explains. “I designed open shelves instead, and my
cabinet makers built them. Then we painted everything white.”
The original kitchen had granite countertops, but they
weren’t the best solution. “It would cost just as much to
rework as to buy new,” Sarah says. “Plus, you can’t be sure the
granite won’t crack when you try to cut it, so we had a local
wood supplier create mahogany countertops. It’s a great
material [for kitchens]; it’s hard, has a lot of grain and is very
durable, depending on the finish.” Sarah opted for
IF IT AIN’T BROKE, why not reuse it?
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The table and chairs were
survivors from a previous remodel.
Their modern lines and color
provide a contrast to the vintage
atmosphere of the old barn.
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cottage kitchens
Custom-built shelving offers space
for frequently used china, while a
window provides light for the sink.
polyurethane, but oil or marine-grade
finishes are also options.
“My clients picked the wall color, and
it was perfect to [visually] push the
room out and accent the beauty of the
pine floors, white paint and mahogany,”
she says.
Since this is not a full-time kitchen
and she wanted to keep the costs down,
Sarah chose a minimum of lighting. “We
kept the pendant light in the center of
the space and the window lights the
sink.” Sarah says. “There is also a lamp by
the stove. We didn’t want to get into a
lot of new wiring.”
The owners are thrilled with their
bonus kitchen. “This is the hus-
band’s office, and he uses it
all the time,” Sarah says.
“I smile when I think of the
moment that I decided to
cobble it all together,” she says.
“Creating this kitchen was like
making an amazing dinner out of
leftovers or like making a quilt.
The whole space is a tale
in repurposing.”
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How to Find and Design
Salvaged
Kitchens
Maybe it’s an example of Yankee ingenuity
or thrift, but Maine-based designer
Sarah Steinberg makes kitchen salvage
something of a specialty.
“In our design work, we pull out kitchens
all the time,” Sarah says. “Sometimes we sell
them, and sometimes we donate them to
Habitat for Humanity.” In the case of this
barn project, the old kitchen was recycled
into the guest cottage. “If I were looking to
save money on cabinets, I’d look for some-
one else’s cabinets and paint or refinish
them,” Sarah says. “That can be a really
good cost-saver. You are letting someone
else take the depreciation on the cabinets.”
HERE ARE SOME OF SARAH’S
TIPS FOR FINDING, AND
WORKING WITH, RECYCLED
KITCHEN CABINETRY:
Look for all-wood cabinets.
If the bones of the cabinets are solid, you
can easily strip and paint them. It takes more
time, but it saves a lot of money.
Craigslist, eBay, local newspaper
ads and architectural salvage yards are all
good sources for pre-owned kitchens. Check
with restaurant-supply stores in your area, too;
some sell used equipment as well as new.
Don’t try to cut or reconfigure
granite counters. They are very likely to
crack and are hard to work with.
Look for remnant pieces of
stone at stone yards. They’re much less costly.
Use solid wood, like mahogany, as
a countertop material. You can find large
cuts at salvage yards.
Be creative with the cabinet
layout. Gaps can be filled with open
shelves, tray-slots or even beverage coolers.
New hardware is a great way to
update old cabinets.
A base cabinet with
mahogany top creates a
coffee nook within easy
reach of the home office,
located just a stall away.
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TYPE OF HOME: 19th-century
Vernacular farmhouse and stable.
BACKGROUND: When designer Sarah
Steinberg was hired to reconfigure the
interior of this Maine farmhouse, she
recycled the old kitchen into the former
stable. This created a comfortable and
workable guest house/home office.
STYLE
FILE
DESIGN ELEMENTS: Original details,
such as the hoof-marked pine floors,
antique wainscoting and sliding stall
doors, are off-set by modern furnishings
and appliances.
DECORATING COLOR SCHEME:
“Bluebell,” a light-blue paint from
Maine Cottage Paints on the walls, and
clear white on the trim and cabinets ac-
cent the natural wood tones of pine
and mahogany.
INNOVATIVE IDEA: Recycl ed
cabinets had to be tweaked to fit the
existing space. Sarah had one corner
of the base unit cut at an angle to
provide access to the stairway door
and used open shelves in place of
upper cabinets. Additional storage
is provided by a sideboard in the
dining area.
With the sink and fridge just a couple
of steps across the room and plenty of
workspace on either side of the stove,
the tiny kitchen works like a big one.
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How to blend design styles for a fresh, bright look.
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Tradition
B Y J E N N I F E R G A U D E T | P H O T O G R A P H Y B Y B R E T G U M | S T Y L E D B Y J I C K I E T O R R E S
The redesigned
living area is efficient
and stylish, able to
multi-task to cater to a
variety of needs in a
family’s busy lifestyle.
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HERE ARE CERTAIN THEMES THAT TRADITIONAL COTTAGES BEG
for: exposed wood, garden ambience and classic silhouettes. The
two-bedroom cottage, built in 1947 in the Cheviot Hills neighbor-
hood of West Los Angeles, tucked amid winding, hilly streets with
Scottish names, fits like a glove into its traditional setting.
Los Angeles-based designer Georgette Westerman helped make it
as functional as it is charming, using a mix of contemporary and
traditional styles that the homeowners longed for to make it
comfortable and personal.
STYLE SYNTHESIS
To make each room truly comfortable for homeowners Marisa
Westervelt and John Keith, Georgette needed to marry two some-
times-opposing styles: he likes traditional pieces; she has an interest
in modern design. Georgette’s challenges were to create a cohe-
sive style story within each room. Approaching one room at a time,
she and the homeowners began with a furniture. From there,
Georgette filled in the gaps with complementary colors, reuphol-
stering, décor accents and rugs.
“I usually start every room with the rug and use it as inspiration
to build a color palette,” Georgette says.
The open, airy living room exemplifies this principle well. A light-
colored, large rug blankets the floor and sets the tone for the
taupe sofa and the armchairs donning cushions in a similar hue.
Along with a glass coffee table and side table, the lighter tones
contrast the darker woods in the room, adding reflective elements
that brighten the overall look.
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Georgette and the homeowners began
with a furniture floor plan to assess
what pieces were already in the home.
From there, Georgette filled in the
gaps with complementary
colors, reupholstering, décor accents
and rugs.
Opposite: The crisp white
of the mantel and adjacent
bookcase provide a nice
contrast with the unpainted
brick in the fireplace.
The clock and leather
globe have a vintage look,
but are actually new pieces.
They sit atop an antique
buffet that has been in the
family for generations; an
18th-century piece that was
restored after being kept in a
barn for several years.
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“Rather than adding more wood, I felt
that the glass furniture lightened the space,
since you can see the entire rug pattern
through the coffee table,” Georgette says.
When creating a color scheme for the
room, Georgette chose warm, “feel-good”
hues, painting the walls in a soft blue-gray,
installing blue window treatments, and
adding pops of orange with artwork and
accent pillows. Painted a crisp white, the
mantel and fireplace transformed into a
focal point with a fresh, modern look.
Drawing the eye upward, the natural
texture of the exposed ceiling beams adds
contrast, along with the rich pine flooring
that runs throughout the home. Georgette
sourced durable fabrics to reupholster the
set of armchairs the couple had to represent
both of their styles in the room.
“The living and dining areas became our
favorite places in the home. A comfortable
blend of formal and relaxed, they work for
everything from meals to cocktails and
conversation, or simply reading by the
fireplace,” Marisa says.
Modern touches continue to blend with
traditional elements in the nautical-themed
nursery. Bright, cheery colors make the
space comfortable for both baby and
parents, and painted oars from Pottery Barn
adorn the wall above the changing table to
add a whimsical touch. With a red, white
and blue palette, the theme gives a nod to
traditional Americana, while a wide-striped
wall Georgette painted behind the crib
adds a graphic punch.
Drawing the eye
upward, the natural
texture of the exposed
ceiling beams adds
contrast, as does the
rich pine flooring
that runs throughout
the home.
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Left: Georgette added color
accents to liven up the arrange-
ment within the hutch, a piece
the family owned previously.
A CLEAN, CLEAR FINISH
Often the smallest corners in a home,
such as an entryway, can be the most
challenging to style, yet when given a little
attention create a valuable open flow from
one room to the next. Georgette treated
the entryway as its own individual space,
keeping it both functional and free of
clutter. One key way to accomplish this is
including the essentials—a spot for keys
and mail, and accessible extra storage.
Disguised in the mirrored glass table, is a
stylish storage solution, along with the
decorative boxes that sit on top. Using
boxes, trays or small bowls as a catch-all for
stray items creates simplicity and a clean,
polished look. Another way to keep a room
or small corner looking fresh is with floral
accents, like the small vase that finishes the
tabletop vignette.
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Connected to the living area
in one large, open room, the
dining area carries through the
blue color scheme with cushions
and detailed china patterns.
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1. USE LIGHTER COLORS, especially in pieces
with major impact, like window treatments, rugs,
fabrics and wall colors.
2. ADD A LIGHT FIXTURE to instantly brighten
up any space, whether a tiny corner or large
dining area.
3. A ROOM HAS TO BE BOTH FUNCTIONAL
AND MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD. Ask yourself if it
flows and serves a purpose, and if you are
comfortable in the space. If not, move things
around and edit items as needed. “Without these
two components, a room is not successfully
designed,” Georgette says.
4. INTERIOR DESIGN is a reflection of you and
should represent your likes and style. Regardless of
the item, don’t add something to your space that
you can’t find a sense of value in.
5. COLORS SHOULD COMPLEMENT ONE
ANOTHER, not compete. Strive for a balance
between neutral and bright colors, and allow light
and dark to contrast with one another rather than
add weight to the room.
Although the entryway is connected to
the living and dining areas, Georgette
designed it to have individual interest
and utility, in order to make every inch
of the home functional.
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The sofa and pillows in the den feature
a variety of textures and fabrics, while a
vintage-style poster of Disneyland adds a
graphic pop to the wall.
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The oars, found at Pottery Barn,
make the perfect statement piece for
the nursery.
A sailboat and tiny waves adorn
the wall and add texture. Combined
with custom bedding that Gerogette
Designed, it helps to complete the
nursery’s nautical theme.
Georgette added a monogram to
the nursery’s striped wall, another
personal touch the family can enjoy
for years to come.
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The repeated shade of blue
ties each room together, and creates
a sense of calm in the bedroom.
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the Big Picture
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A cozy Rhode Island beach
cottage is spruced up with
simple, effective décor.
B Y S A R A H Y O O N
P H O T O G R A P H Y B Y N A T R E A
S T Y L E D B Y K A T E J A C K S O N
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Never pass up a good deal on an antique chair at
a flea market. This antique Bentwood Caboose
chair with spindles is a classic silhouette and
works well as a dining-room side chair. Traditional
styles like this can be used anywhere, from the
kitchen to an entryway, and even a bedroom.
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“TRUST ME,” KATE JACKSON SAID
encouragingly.
The interior designer browsed through
fabric swatches and emailed a few pictures
to her client. While updating your home, it’s
easy to get overwhelmed by the numerous
details. If you follow your instincts, the separate
elements will come together. The client
wasn’t always sure about the designer’s
choices, but “when she saw everything, she
was blown away,” Kate says.
THE BIG PICTURE
When sampling details, it’s often difficult
to comprehend the completed project. In
designing the cottage’s living room, Kate
had the big picture in mind. She settled on
a charcoal-gray sofa with a “really playful
skirt on the bottom.” The sofa balanced
modern colors with country frills. And
when her client said, “I don’t know about
the hide, Kate, kinda weird,” the designer
emphasized that the white hide’s organic
shape would help the asymmetrical room
feel naturally arranged. Because she under-
stands how to balance space, color and
texture, the elements unite for a playful
and relaxed atmosphere.
MODERN MEETS VINTAGE
Mixing old and new helps the cottage
feel cozy. A turquoise and white bedroom
features modern colors and patterns. Since
the bright palette could overwhelm the
room with light and airy tones, a wooden
side table balances the design with sober
maturity. Vintage rattan chairs pair well with
new pillows, created to complement the old
wicker with fresh leaf patterns. A pair of
painted end tables lend their retro design to
the space. In the living room, an old trunk
acts as a storage-friendly coffee table.
Creative vintage décor
can add history when
displayed in a modern,
inexpensive way.
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Kate chose charcoal gray for the living room
couch to help minimize the tracks of children
and dogs. “Gray is really modern, and the ruffle
is really cottagey and sweet,” she explains. An
antique trunk infuses a bit of extra charm and
personality into the laid-back space.
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When revamping a space, sometimes all it
takes is a fresh coat of paint. “The dining
table was really old wood, and I convinced
my client to keep the table and paint it a
high-gloss white,” Kate says.
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SIMPLE, DRAMATIC MAKEOVERS
Though redecorating seems like an
ordeal, sometimes the simplest solutions
are the best. A clean backdrop throughout
the house works wonders. A layer of paint
to freshen up walls erases the scrapes and
smudges that accumulate over the years.
In the cottage, a fresh, white coat of paint
catches natural light and helps the space
stay bright and cheerful. Even dingy fur-
niture can find new life with a simple,
inexpensive paint. Everything in the
house was repainted, and the floors
were redone.
WORKING WITH A BUDGET
Kate finds older objects that she can
revamp by browsing consignment stores.
Even grungy pieces can become beautiful.
“The two really cool side tables on
either side of my sofa I bought for about
$50 apiece,” Kate says. “They were so
ugly…I had my painter sand them down
and lacquer them white, and they look
amazingly modern now.” She finds
cheap, bland furniture, but all she needs
is potential. If the structure is solid and
the shape is attractive, a table can trans-
form from an ugly duckling to a swan
with a little bit of work.
While updating your
home, it’s easy to get
overwhelmed by the
numerous details.
If you follow your
instincts, the separate
elements will come
together in the end.
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Join the barcart bandwagon! A small
rattan side table-turned bar cart
keeps beverages handy and provides
another spot to display plants and
other colorful accessories.
With a few coats of paint, the
original breakfast nook is spruced
up and ready to go. “We repainted
it, added custom cushions and
pillows, and really breathed some
life into that house. It was
definitely drab, and it’s just a
happy little cottage now.”
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REVAMPING VINTAGE DÉCOR IS
AN INEXPENSIVE WAY TO STAY
ON BUDGET.
“Repurposing is the name of the game with
this project,” Kate says. Creative vintage décor
can add history when displayed in a modern
and inexpensive way. In the bedroom, Kate
repurposed vintage beach saris by making
them into pillows. Old postcards are grouped
on the dining room’s wall. Though they all
came from eBay, they reflect the cottage’s
past by featuring classic images of Watch
Hill, Rhode Island. “So it’s not just ‘let me
explains. “It’s a creative way to put art on
each wall.”
While digging for antiques and balancing
color schemes, Kate repeated her mantra to
her client: “Believe me, it’s going to be
beautiful.” Even tight budgets have room
for vintage makeovers and a dab of paint.
Keep your goal in sight, and the little details
will balance into a harmonious space.
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A beautiful turquoise-and-white
bedroom has a soft, beachy vibe.
Balancing the light color scheme with
darker elements, Kate threw picture
frames and wood side tables into the mix.
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A trundle bed beneath the
daybed provides an extra spot for
a guest to maximize space in this
small room.
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Right: Modern embellishments mix
with vintage comforts on the porch.
Completed by a row of rocking chairs,
the cottage is the perfect getaway for a
busy New York family.
Opposite: Mindful of her budget, Kate
bought unfinished bed frames and set
them up as bunk beds. The beds’ raw
wood is a blank canvas, which inspired
her to be creative. She painted them
bright green and wrapped rope around
the supporting beam for a playful touch.
Above: Beautiful fabrics embellish
pillows and Roman shades throughout
the house. Kate found vintage beach
saris to repurpose as throw pillows.
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SMALL SPACES
Creative thinking will help you
optimize storage.
BUNK BEDS CREATE SPACE on the floor
while adding to the room’s landscape. A
perpendicular angle creates a cozy den
underneath that any kid would love.
USE THE SPACE UNDERNEATH beds
by adding a trundle for guests or drawers
for storage.
BUILT-IN CABINETS don’t feel like extra
furniture when they’re painted into the
background, yet they add ample space for
linens or family games.
CUSTOMIZE BOOKCASES to hide clutter.
“Talk to your contractors and see what
they are able to do,” Kate advises. “I love
bookcases that are turned into cabinets.”
MAXIMIZE THE SPACE UNDER STAIRS
by transforming it into a closet. Every
odd nook has the ability to become a
helpful hideaway.
USE A TRUNK as a coffee table to hide
away seasonal pillows and décor for
easy access.
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Select furnishings with
a strategy to keep
clutter at bay.
B Y T O R R E Y K I M
P H O T O G R A P H Y B Y B R E T G U M
S T Y L E D B Y J I C K I E T O R R E S
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“I did everything on a
small budget. I take a lot
of time to search for items
that look high-end without
the high price, so I’m
constantly shopping
and collecting.”
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EEPING A SMALL SPACE NEAT AND ORGANIZED IS ALWAYS
a challenge, but it is nearly impossible when you have a tod-
dler and a small budget. But homeowner Adriana Edlen man-
ages to achieve it in her Portland, Oregon, home by
shopping with organization in mind.
“I was very picky when choosing furniture to serve my storage
needs,” Adriana says. “The black sideboard and white credenza are
very low and have simple lines while hiding a lot of clutter.”
“I move items from room
to room often …
mixing it up is fun and
keeps things fresh.”
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SHOP SMART AND STYLE RIGHT
Adriana also ensured that she took her time to find the right
pieces, rather than simply buying the first things she saw so she
could fill the rooms.
“I did everything on a small budget,” she says. I take a lot of time
to search for items that look high-end without the high price, so
I’m constantly shopping and collecting. Because I’m young, I like to
add a sense of humor and whimsy to my home.”
The white lacquer table, wooden chairs and
traditional trellis pattern combine, giving this
dining room a modern-vintage feel.
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That whimsical eye definitely shows in her
ultra-sleek dining room, where a white dining
table and artfully mismatched chairs are flanked
by an Art Deco deer-head wall hanging. To
achieve the look of each room without
overdoing the décor, she used a simple,
inexpensive technique that involved her
photographic skill.
“Taking pictures of a room can be really help-
ful when decorating because for some reason a
photograph allows you to see the balance and
clutter in a room more easily—almost like see-
ing your space in a magazine and deciding what
needs to be edited out,” Adriana says.
If she sees an item that causes more clutter
than beauty, she’ll make the difficult decision to
take it out of the room. “This can be hard
because I have so many accessories that I love,
so I store a lot of objects and rotate them in and
out of my décor,” she says. “I also move items
from room to room often. Really, my tip is to not
be afraid to change a room around just because
it already looks good—mixing it up is fun and
keeps things fresh.”
STYLING A BAR CART
If you love to entertain, take a page from
Adriana Edlen’s book and consider adding a
bar cart as a central point for serving drinks
in your home.
“I love having something that looks polished
when you’d expect it to be chaotic, so I pur-
posefully staged a little space like that for
myself with the bar cart,” Adriana explains.
“When I’m not using it for a party, the bar
cart is strictly for display, so I keep the rest of
my barware in a credenza. It’s a little piece
of self-indulgence everyone should have.”
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KEEP THE KIDS’ ROOMS
INTERESTING
Because Adriana wanted to maintain the sleek-
and-clean theme throughout her house,
she didn’t succumb to the temptation to decorate
her son’s room using the standard children’s
tchotchkes. In fact, she made it her mission
to ensure that his room flowed with the rest of
the home.
“It can be hard to resist the obvious baby
décor when putting together a nursery, so I
pictured the kind of personality I wanted to
bring into the room for a hip office instead of a
baby’s room,” she says. “I knew the whimsical ele-
ments would take care of themselves through
books and toys, so I did some vintage shopping
and found a lot of things at Urban Outfitters, Z
Gallerie and Anthropologie for a more polished,
adult look in the art of accessories.”
The juxtaposition of whimsy and maturity is
what makes it all work, almost adding a sense of
humor to the room, Adriana says. “It’s also
important to mix eras in decorating so the room
doesn’t look too thematic. A few ultra-modern
accessories can tone down a vintage piece of
furniture and make everything look more
purposefully chosen.”
Adrianna chose furnishings and accesories
for her son’s room that could easily grow
with him or be repurposed in other rooms.
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Adriana found this ‘70s-era dreser at
a thrift store. Two tones of grey paint
make it look sleek and up-to-date.
“[Taking] a photograph allows
you to see the balance and
clutter in a room more easily—
almost like seeing your space
in a magazine and deciding
what needs to be edited out.”
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ADDING COLOR
IN A NEUTRAL -TONED
HOME
Although Adriana stuck to a natural
tone in the walls and furniture of her
home, she doesn’t shy away from color
in other ways.
“Showing your personality through small
things like flowers, pillows and
accessories is an easy way to add color
without committing to something as
permanent as a sofa or paint,” she says.
“Smaller pieces of furniture, like an
ottoman or accent chair, are fun ways
to add color or pattern as well without
overtaking the entire room.”
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change
A family transitions their décor from a serious
Victorian home to a casual beach cottage.
B Y L A U R I S M O R G A N - G R I F F I T H S / N A R R A T I V E S
P H O T O G R A P H Y B Y C L A I R E R I C H A R D S O N / N A R R A T I V E S
“WE’D ALWAYS WANTED TO LIVE BY
THE OCEAN,” ARTIST CLARE YOUNGS
SAYS. “WE’D BRING THE CHILDREN TO
THE COAST ON THE WEEKENDS AND
WE’D SAY, “WOULDN’ T IT BE NICE…?”
AT THE TIME, CASUAL BEACH LIVING
WAS A FAR CRY FROM THE DARK,
ORNATE DOWNTOWN VICTORIAN
BROWNSTONE CLARE AND HER
GRAPHIC-DESIGNER HUSBAND, IAN,
LIVED IN. BUT THE CREATIVE COUPLE
PROVE THAT GREAT STYLE EVOLVES,
AND NOW THEIR SEASIDE HOME IS AN
AIRY, CASUAL ESCAPE FILLED WITH
EASY FURNISHINGS, SIMPLE ACCENTS
AND COLORFUL CRAFTS.
“I love big, open white space, but then I also
love collecting things, so some rooms are more
cluttered and other rooms are more minimal. But
it seems to work.”
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The dining room was opened up as wide as
possible without having to insert the expense
of a steel beam. Originally there was only an
arched opening and a window, now the
rectangular openings and French windows
give a view into the garden.
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ADAPTING STYLES IN A
PERIOD HOME
While Clare and Ian chose the area
because they longed for a change of
pace, they still wound up in a turn-of-
the-century house. The six-bedroom,
double-fronted Victorian contained
similar elements as their old brown-
stone: exposed brick walls, knotty
pine floors and elegant archways and
molding. However, the couple chose
to paint all the walls white for a clean,
fresh canvas. They also consulted
professionals about how to adapt the
architecture for their busy young
family. They contacted Architect Your
Home (architect-yourhome.com) to
see if they could come up with some
original ideas that they might not
have thought of. “It was great,” Clare
says. “We wanted some ideas about
The table was created
by Ian and Clare as a
double act. She found
the attractively shaped
legs and Ian made the
top out of salvaged floor
boards from an
architectural salvage
merchant. The Tolix chairs
are from Conran Shop.
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The shelves, cleverly made without visible support,
hold Clare’s collection of English Rye and Broadstairs
potteries. Clare’s vintage sewing box tucks neatly
beneath the shelves and ties in the vintage wood
side chair.
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Clare’s creative craft
transforms the ordinary into the
extraordinary and special.
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making the house work for us, so we paid for
one visit and the architect came up with
some great suggestions.”
The couple wanted an open-plan living
room that integrated the dining and sitting
room for a more casual ambiance. To get this
they knocked down walls to create an open
flow of traffic from the dining room to
kitchen and they installed French windows
that lead to the garden bring more light into
the space. They also added a large island in
the kitchen that serves as a weeknight din-
ner spot and work hub for the whole family.
WHAT TO KEEP AND WHAT TO REDO
The couple wanted to modernize the home
without erasing its character, so they left the
original trim in place and simply painted it to
match the walls to help them visually recede
in the room.
Some features remained once Clare real-
ized the sentimental value of them. At first
she thought the large black-iron fireplace
was a sepulchral-looking eyesore. “Then I
discovered that the images on the
surrounding tiles had been painted by a local
artist during the Victorian era and that he
had also painted similar country scenes on
other fireplaces in the houses along the
street,” she says. This local knowledge radi-
cally changed her opinion, and she has
become quite proud of them.
The family living room shows evidence
of the building’s history from the Victorian
fireplaces to the plaster ceiling mouldings,
through to the ‘90s extension. The Youngs
will leave their mark with the open
ground-floor living room.
The couple wanted
to modernize the
home without erasing
its character, so they
left the original trim
in place.
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Claire is an avid chair
collector: she can never
resist the shape or feel of a
well-made chair, especially ’50s
Scandinavian ones. “These ones
are not Scandinavian but I still
love them,” she says. “I sneak
them into the house, find a
place and hope no one
will notice them.”
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PERSONAL STYLE IN ANY SPACE
The Youngs’ tastes are eclectic. Their ethic
is to recycle, to be environmental and to
salvage. As an inveterate collector, Clare
haunts junk shops, flea markets and scours
the Internet for décor. “I love big, open
white space, but I also love collecting
things,” Clare explains. “So some rooms are
more cluttered and other rooms are more
minimal, but it seems to work.”
Even though objects come from different
eras, countries and styles, the overall look
shares a common, aesthetic: spare and simple
and what Clare calls “Scandinavian meets
Japanese wabi-sabi meets English eccentric.”
Then Clare’s own creative craft transforms
the ordinary into the extraordinary and
special. A professional crafter and craft-
book author, Clare makes things out of old
recycled materials. Peppered around the
house are some of her works of art—a bird
made from old maps, an artichoke flower
made out of magazine pages; a paper dress;
upholstered armchairs made from colorful
bits of fabric and robots made from graphic
matchbox labels.
Opposite: The couple’s shared home-office
is a serene place to create. On one side is
Clare’s workroom and office, the other is
Ian’s tool shed. Here, she escapes to print,
fold and cut paper, sew, embroider and
write her books. To combat clutter, the cou-
ple keeps the color palette neutral and keeps
the walls and tabletops well-edited.
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The large, central island is particularly
inviting thanks to the soft-finish
countertops and the triple sink.
“I like that element because I can talk
to friends and family while I am
preparing food.”
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The kitchen was renovated
on a strict budget. The couple
chose the cabinets from Wickes
for its cool, clean lines, a simple
and modern style that
contrasts but does not clash
with the rest of the house.
The worktops
are stained
dark ash which
adds to the slightly
contemporary look.
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The bedroom is a simple,
uncluttered space with
cushions made by Clare from
her fabric collection amassed
over many years. Above the
bed hangs a beautiful dress
she crafted from paper.
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“The bathrooms were really
horrible,” Clare says. The couple
devoted a large part of the budget to
revamping them. The ceilings had
been low, so discovering a defunct
attic room above, they simply
opened the room up to the roof.
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FULL OF LIGHT, THIS ROOM IS A VINTAGE
lover’s dream-come-true. When designers
Percy Bright and Tara Mangini of Jersey Ice
Cream Company took to designing their
home, they combined their unique style and
a knack for flea-market shopping to create a
space that left design expectations in the
dust in favor of truly reflecting their style.
Soft white sheers offer a delicate contrast to
the old brick wall, creating a welcoming ambi-
ence. Vintage finds dot the room in well-edited
arrangements, allowing each item to shine
rather than compete with one another.
“I think no matter what, a bedroom should
be a place where people can relax and
escape stress; the kind of place you come to
at the end of the day to get away from all the
things that are driving you crazy, or be close
to the person who isn’t; a place to regroup
and re-energize,” Tara says.
Vibrantly
Vintage
Flea-market treasures and
warm colors combine for
a bedroom retreat that is
sunny and bright in more
ways than one.
B Y S A R A H J A N E O ’ K E E F E
P H O T O G R A P H Y B Y T A R A M A N G I N I
Previously needed for photo shoots, the
industrial worktable was a flea-market find. Its
placement in the room allows for the best use
of the spaces’ plentiful natural light.
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HOW TO COMBINE THE RIGHT ELEMENTS
With the criteria of relaxation and escape in mind,
Tara and Percy pulled together handpicked items from
a variety of flea markets to make a space all their own.
To keep the look cohesive, Tara focused on four key
words: eclectic, vintage, inspired and whimsical. “We
really wanted our entire home to be a reflection of us as
designers, so the feel we were going for, was us! The only
thing we really had in mind was, do we like this or not?”
Before they arranged their vintage treasures, the
couple worked to redo the previously navy-blue paint
and wall-to-wall carpeting to transform the room’s
scheme into something that better matched the archi-
tecture of the 1915 Philadelphia row house. They
began by plastering the bedroom walls, and when they
found brick beneath the paint, they decided to leave it
exposed to create a different feel and a new backdrop
to their signature style.
WHEN YOUR ROOM NEEDS TO MULTITASK
The couple also needed to fit a workspace into the
bedroom, which is how the industrial table found its
way into the room.
“At the time we designed the room, we wanted it to be
a place to sleep as well as photograph for our Etsy shop.
In retrospect, this was a terrible idea! I firmly believe in
the bedroom being a place for sleep, pleasure, relaxation
and nothing else,” Tara says.
To make multitasking work, create a separate space in
the room with plenty of storage. Percy and Tara’s industrial
worktable offers storage below and is on the opposite side
of the room from the bed, allowing for work to take place
in a distinct area. Use stylish vintage boxes, suitcases and
toolboxes in a variety of sizes to create easily accessible
storage that can be adjusted as needed. To keep the room
from becoming overwhelmed by work, be sure to close it
all up before bedtime.
Natural light and colors
paired with vintage
treasures give this room
a personalized flair. “We
really wanted our entire
home to be a reflection
of us as designers, so
the feel we were going
for was us!” the couple
says. “The only thing
we had in mind was,
do we like this or not?”
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Clothespins take the place
of picture frames for a fun,
vintage-inspired way to display
wall art.
Simplicity at its finest, the little yellow
dresser from Percy’s family offers muted
color and a personal touch. Use your dresser
to display favorite vintage treasures, like
books and typewriter.
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Tara’s tips for
vintage design
AS HALF OF JERSEY ICE CREAM
COMPANY, TARA SHARES TIPS
TO MAKE YOUR NEXT REDESIGN
PERSONALIZED TO PERFECTION.
YOUR HOME IS A WORK IN PROGRESS, JUST
LIKE YOU. So don’t rush it. Let things come
together slowly.
YOU CAN’T FORCE A GREAT VINTAGE FIND.
Be patient and leave a little room so that
when it does show up one day, you have
somewhere to put it!
DON’T BE AFRAID TO TRY THINGS. Will this
chair look weird over here? Can I hang this
up as art on the wall? How would a dark
color look in this room? I have no idea, but
try it out and see.
PUT A LITTLE OF YOURSELF INTO THE DESIGN.
Anybody can buy an entire living-room set
from West Elm (and it will look great), but it
won’t necessarily look like you. Don’t hesitate
to give things your own little twist, because
that’s what makes your room perfect for you.
“I think it’s the balance of textures
and sleep and play that really make the
room work. It easily could have been an
entirely soothing room, leaning more
toward the plaster and reclaimed
wood, but elements like the door
headboard, the curves on the yellow
dresser and the not-entirely-expected
use of furniture bring a sense of humor
to the room that give it an energizing
energy” Tara says.
Percy and Tara ripped out worn carpeting
and ridded blue walls to expose the rustic
character of the home.
Ensure the bedroom fits your needs
and is a room you feel comfortable in
by carefully selecting what you
allow in your space.
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A wooden bench at the foot of the bed does more
than add rustic appeal. This piece is a great spot
for shoe-tying, purse-packing and more.
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French rustic
Casual and cozy are two of the simplest ways to describe
this delightful space that infuses rustic elements with
French flair.
Designer Cynthia Marks of Cynthia Marks Interiors uses simple
touches and attention to detail to create a room suitable for
casual reading, afternoon naps and long winter nights.
Here, traditionally masculine pieces are mixed with their
romantic counterparts. An iron bed, wooden bench and
leather chair would otherwise feel rustic, but paired with
white linens, neutral colors and fresh lavender, the room
takes on an entirely different feel.
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• Classic prints and simple nightstand décor give this room its
small touch of French style. Introduce this in your room for a
balanced his-and-hers design.
• A tall container of fresh lavender is a great accent as well as
a breath of fresh air. Add to the relaxing feel by providing a
soothing scent to help you fall asleep.
Mildly modern
Modern furnishings can take on a bungalow-friendly
appeal when paired with the right pieces. Rustic wood
furniture, both old and new, offers a balance of aesthetics to
the modern metal bedframe. The wooden chest at the end
of the bed also offers storage for extra linens.
Neutral colors and touches of nature offer balance to the
sleek, clean lines. Designer Betsy Brown’s use of symmetry
offers a nod to modernity while casual bedcoverings, a well-
used desk and bamboo Roman shades bring a down-to-
earth comfort to the space.
MAKE IT YOURS:
• Hang a picture ledge over the headboard for a simple art
display. Pair pieces that will bring in a natural feel to add
to the rooms relaxing environment.
• Don’t leave pattern behind. Bring color into the room by
incorporating a bold throw blanket.
Create a modern escape by blending
clean lines with natural elements and a
soothing color palette.
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MAKE IT YOURS:
• Tom recommends using a neutral color palette to create a
room that is welcoming for both of its inhabitants.
• Display photos or artwork from a favorite vacation or destination
for a personalized bedroom that reflects your inteests.

Updated rustic
“Because this is the master bedroom of a weekend house for
a pair of busy New Yorkers, we wanted this to be a cozy
retreat. We used soft, serene colors and luxurious, warm
fabrics, everything needed to be comfy and inviting,” says
designer Tom Riker, of jamesthomas.
This welcoming space offers a traditional feel with a few
unexpected elements. Hanging light fixtures over each of the
nightstands gives a new look to a bedroom staple, while an
antique suzani textile add both color and personality. Layers
of bedding and large nightstands give the space a homey feel.
The tongue-and-groove wall treatment is a perfect backdrop
to the classic iron bed and accompanying curved nightstand.
From the tongue-and groove-on the
walls to the choice of materials, the space
reflects the basic cottage aesthetic but at
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MAKE IT YOURS:
• A minimal color palette allows the eye to rest, an essential element for a
soothing retreat. Pull in hints of color on accent pieces and let nature
be your guide.
• Use bookcases to display a simple collection of like-colored items.

Welcoming retreat
Blend tradition with nature for a classic look that will encourage relaxation
and rejuvenation.
“The plank-board finish used on the walls, vaulted ceiling, built-in headboard
and shelving evoke a sense of nostalgia, while the natural stains and light tones
of the fabrics bring in a sense of freshness and modernity,” says Susan Jauregui
of Jauregui Architecture Interiors Construction.
The space brings the best parts of nature indoors by using a natural color
palette and allowing wood grains to stand out against the whitewashed walls.
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suite is casual and unfussy,
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Soft and sweet
This small studio apartment may
lack the luxury of space, but it has
plenty of room for a fully functioning
bedroom that reflects the homeowner’s
eclectic personality.
“The bedroom is a great place to
do something really special that's just
for you! Be creative, bold and take
risks,” Megan Close of The Cross Décor &
Design says.
Small spaces call for double duty. A
headboard that also acts as a mount for a
bedside light is evidence that multi-
tasking furnishings need not be bland.
Details like the petite side table and
embroidered pillow make the space both
functional and personal.
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ultimate personal touch. This piece was
a DIY project made to fit the limited
space. “It's an old concrete pallet, we
cleaned it up, sanded it down and
stained it a light grey to keep the
distressed natural look” Megan says.
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• Infuse your cottage bedroom with a bright green for
an unexpected color combination that will feel fresh
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• Give the space a cottage-savvy natural touch by
adding a small potted plant, such as a fern, and
other natural materials.
This room from Tom Stringer Design Partners chan-
nels the classic feel and casual style of cottage living.
“Each of the objects has a strong crisp form, and
there is good contrast,” Tom says.
Mixing old and new makes it easy to create a time-
less space. The four-poster bed has a slightly aged
finish, giving it the feel of a well-loved piece. A white
nightstand mimics the brightness of the paneled
walls, soft Roman shade and welcoming linens.
“Collecting is as much about editing as it is about
acquiring,” he adds. “Keep vignettes of objects simple
and spare, and don't be afraid to pull out a paint-
brush and add a coat of paint to get the right
contrast. That's exactly what we did here with the
green chair.”
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Traditional style gets a fresh
take with a fun accent color
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room’s cozy cottage details.
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BLUES
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If you want to add verve to your home
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1. Mela Artisans silk pillow, $185.
(561) 237-5008 or
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2. Ionean bolster, $125. (323)
717-2153 or heidimerrick.com.
3. Belle standard pillow, $80 per
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4. Indigo dip-dyed napkins, $40.
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9. Delft quilt, $2,700. Visit
modernquiltstudio.com.
10. Indigo bed cover, $345.
(212) 625-9605 or
lavivahome.com.
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12. Pandan bin, $28. (866)
597-2742 or serenaandlily.com.
13. Burton chair in Koi,
$2,197.91. (800) 213-6366
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machine, $229. (800) 562-1465
or nespresso-us.com.
16. Wander shea-butter hand
crème, $25. (888) 856-5542 or
lollialife.com.
17. Bradshaw Kirchofer garden
tray Table, $699. (626) 356-2133
or laylagrayce.com.
18. Ana candles, $24 each. (305)
440-4395 or fivestripes.com.
19. Mid-century lacquer mirror in
Indigo, $629. (626) 356-2133 or
zincdoor.com.
20. Salad plates, $42 for a set of
four. (305) 418-0452 or
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Bathing
Beauty
Remodel your way to relaxation
with these expert tips.
B Y R E B E C C A J . R A Z O
P H O T O G R A P H Y B Y K I M R O H W E R ,
J O N E S D E S I G N H O U S E . C O M
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INTERIOR DESIGNER, BLOGGER, WIFE, MOTHER.
Natalie Riesselman is a busy woman who wanted to
create a space in her four-bedroom, circa 1913,
Foursquare farmhouse where she could retreat and
relax at the end of a long day. Natalie saw refuge in
one of her home’s bathrooms, envisioning a calm,
soothing sanctuary where a soak in a much-loved
claw-foot tub could seemingly restore all balance in
the universe. Discover how Natalie transformed this
space into her personal oasis.
USE YOUR IMAGINATION. Working in
desired accoutrements in a small-space bath-
room can be challenging. Here, a
vintage stool doubles as a convenient
vanity tray where Natalie can display
candles, soaps, hand towels and other items.
DESIGN TIP: Semitransparent window
treatments in a tasteful pattern complement a
small space while still allowing plenty of light
inside.
Natalie Riesselman took her bathroom from drab to
fab with vision, imagination and abundant
resourcefulness.
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MAKE YOUR SPACE YOUR GETAWAY. “I end every
day soaking in this tub. Being the mother of three
young boys, it is my retreat,” Natalie says. The handy
over-the-tub caddy allows Natalie to enjoy her soak
with a beverage and a book. Other items that can trans-
form your tub into your personal spa include bath salts,
an inflatable pillow and an eye mask.
DESIGN TIP: Match your accessories as much as
possible for a cohesive look. A chrome tub caddy
mirrors the aesthetic of the chrome tub fixtures.
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SET THE TONE. Before starting the remodel,
select one or two primary elements around which
to build the design. Natalie’s remodel was gov-
erned by her desire to have a claw-foot tub. “I had
always wanted one and knew it would fit perfectly
in the space,” she says. “I also wanted the bath-
room to be unique and have a lot of character.”
Focal points can be big-ticket items, such as
Natalie’s tub, or smaller features, such as beautiful
hardware or a lovely paint color.
DESIGN TIP: Architectural elements, such as
wainscot paneling with a chair rail, help create
depth, and add character and texture.
An above-window shelf
provides added space to display
decorative items, such as a
fleur-de-lis statuary and an
old-fashioned clock, which
contributes to the ambience of
the room.
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HAVE FUN. Cute “his” and “hers” hooks add
a dash of whimsy while still maintaining
functionality.
DESIGN TIP: To maintain a soft, soothing
ambience, don’t overwhelm your space with
too many decorative items or unnecessary
wall hangings. Less is more.
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Use a woven basket to store
toilet paper, washcloths or hand
towels for easy access and con-
venience.
USED SALVAGED MATERIALS. For a
one-of-a-kind design, shop outside of home-
improvement stores. “The sink
console was salvaged from a friend’s garage.
At one time I used it as a desk, but after
searching high and low for the perfect vanity
base, I realized it would provide the look I
wanted,” Natalie says. Covered with a concrete
top, the complete look “added just the right
touch of industrial chic that I was looking for
at a fraction of the cost of other surface coun-
tertops,” she says.
DESIGN TIP: To create even more usable
space and maintain the industrial vibe, mount
a simple wooden shelf with two metal brackets
on the wall above the vanity.
Stow a tiered iron basket
beneath the empty vanity space
for out-of-the-way storage with
decorative flair.
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THINK EASE OF USE. Mounting the
toilet paper holder on the side of the
vanity, as opposed to utilizing a s
tandalone model, saves space and
improves functionality in this
bathroom.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ORIGINAL ELEMENTS.
When remodeling, it’s tempting to want to gut a
space. However, think twice before discarding
such gems as original built-ins, which are
almost unheard of in modern architecture.
Instead, use paint and decorative accessories to
work those practical and handy components
into your overall aesthetic. It will save you
money, too!
DESIGN TIP: Resist the urge to cover open
shelves. Instead, use them to display fresh, fun
and functional items that further underscore
your design theme.
Mount a small towel rackor
hook in a hidden cubby or on the
side of a wall to get the most
functionality from your space.
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5 STEPS TO A
Dreamy
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Design
DO YOUR RESEARCH. “When planning a
remodel, I take my time and think it
through,” says Natalie, who planned the
space with meticulous care. Take stock of
your wants and needs, and how you can
incorporate them within the room’s existing
features. “We didn’t need a ton of storage
in this space, as this bathroom is mainly
used just by me.”
LOOK FOR DEALS. “I did a lot of research
on tubs and took time searching for a good
deal,” Natalie says. “I looked at several
salvaged tubs, but ended up finding a practi-
cally new one that was being removed from a
foreclosed home. I got the tub and all the
faucet hardware for $500—a real steal!”
HAVE A CLEAR VISION. Before buying a
single thing for your remodel, make sure
you’ve fully connected to your style. Go on
house tours, peruse magazines and blogs,
and keep a virtual or paper-style folder to
stash ideas. “I used Houzz.com and Pinter-
est to find inspiration and really zero in on
the style,” Natalie says.
SELECT COLOR CAREFULLY. “Avoid using
any color with too much green in it, as it
isn’t a color that will complement you,”
Natalie advises.
COMBINE FUN AND FUNCTION. Adding
decorative elements and accessories gives a
space more personality, Natalie says. “I like
to use jars, bins and ceramic planters for
small storage—they add a touch of décor as
well as being functional.”
LET YOUR SPACE REFLECT YOUR
PERSONALITY. “I wanted it casual but with a
slight feminine feel,” Natalie says of her bath-
room sanctuary. Displaying decorative bot-
tles, soaps and other touches add to the
overall design and give the space warmth
and character.
DESIGN TIP: Select a theme, then add
unique items that carry the theme through-
out the entire space, as Natalie did with the
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Vintage
Garden
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Turn functional things into
decorative items
Have fun with your display areas. Kay Ellen
uses an old stepstool as a side table to
make her outdoor seating area feel as
well-appointed as any indoor living room.
The steps offer great spots to display plants
and décor.
Add your favorite flea-market
finds to your outdoor décor for
a garden that is full of charm
and personality.
B Y J I C K I E T O R R E S
S T Y L E D A N D P H O T O G R A P H E D B Y
K A Y E L L E N H A M M A R
FROM RUSTED BUCKETS TO CHIPPY PAINTED STATUARY,
we all know a bit of weathered charm goes a long way in
the garden. However you can incorporate more than just
vintage planters and pottery into your outdoor-décor
scheme to create a vintage look. Interior designer Kay
Ellen Hammar shows that with some creativity and clever
repurposing, you can create a magical garden escape
filled with secret spots and whimsical touches.
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Style your potting shed
Just because a spot in your garden is
hardworking doesn’t mean it shouldn’t
be attractive. Kay Ellen added a few
attention-grabbing elements to her
potting table so that it is eye-catching
instead of being an eyesore. A vintage
tool box adds color and is a great way
to hide messy supplies. Finials and
other stone accents make the display
dynamic and stylish.
Clockwise:
Kay Ellen uses a vintage mailbox as a
place to keep her garden tools.
A broken bunny statue finds a new
home in a terracotta pot for a touch
of whimsy.
Don’t forget your garden walls—
Climbing vines and trailing ivy aren’t
the only things that can adorn your
garden fence. Kay Ellen hung old
trug tubs as garden-appropriate wall
art that makes a bold statement.
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Decorating with vintage items
makes parties in the garden a
memorable affair
Kay Ellen designed this inviting nook for easy
entertaining. The large vintage window hung
on the fence adds an artistic touch. Displaying
potted plants as you would indoors makes the
area feel well-appointed and cozy.
Clockwise from top left:
A rolling cart becomes a makeshift
buffet and drink table. Colorful plates
draw the eye to it, and Kay Ellen
cleverly repurposed outdoor items, such
as tool boxes and garden trays, to hold
silverware and linens.
A vintage parasol in the tree is a quick
way to add festive color.
A burlap table linen is the perfect
material for outdoor décor. The sturdy
fabric holds up well and adds instant
vintage appeal.
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Thrifty-Chic
DÉCOR
Limitless styles on a limited budget.
B Y S A R A H J A N E O ’ K E E F E | P H O T O G R A P H Y B Y S I M O N B R O W N
THRIFTY STYLE CAN BE CHIC,
contemporary, retro, eclectic—or whatever
you desire. Liz Bauwens and Alexandria
Campbell, authors of Thrifty Chic: Interior
Style on a Shoestring, share their tips on
staying on budget in style.
CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC
“Thrifty chic does not have to mean
Bohemian or scruffy,” the authors write. This
living space shows how thrifty style can be
used to design a confidently contemporary
and well-edited room.
To get the look, juxtapose modern and
vintage for a touch of sophistication with an
edge. Here, a secondhand Charles Eames
coffee table is paired with traditional French
chairs, while a unique ottoman contrasts its
neighboring mirrored table.
Liz and Alexandria recommend second-
hand sofas and chairs as a great way to drive
down the price of a room, but there’s a
caveat. Rethink the temptation to reupholster
an inexpensive sofa as this professional
service can cost half that of a new piece.
Otherwise, slipcovers, pillows and throws
add new life to old pieces.
PRETTY & PULLED-TOGETHER
This room is filled with thrifty finds, good
buys and garage-sale gems, presented in a
well-edited and welcoming living space. The
secret? Paint. Harmonious shades create a
feeling of similarity while allowing wood-
work and subtle colors to stand out.
“To achieve a similar harmonious effect,
consult paint cards with graduated shades
of the same color,” the authors write. Here,
the lightest shade is used on the walls, a
shade darker is on the woodwork, and the
darkest shade is used on the console table
and antique mirror’s frame.
Just because you bought it new
doesn’t mean it can’t be
customized. This chain-store
console was a steal on sale. A
coat of paint was all it needed
to integrate it into the room.
Pro Tip:
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COUNTRY COOL
For country charm, a workhorse of a
table is a necessity. Look for pieces at
antique and thrift stores as well as in your
own backyard. This teak table was
originally in the garden, but with a little
TLC was transformed into an indoor
treasure. Mismatched chairs add to the
room’s easy country feel.
Give your kitchen a welcoming feel by
revamping the cupboards and displaying
collectibles. An array of flea-market finds
and mismatched dinnerware look
perfectly at home on cupboards and
shelving original to the 1930s kitchen
that were given a new life with a fresh
coat of white paint.
“Painting cupboards the same color as
the walls ‘loses’ them—which is a good
trick to know if you don’t like the style,”
the authors write.
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AN ARTFUL MIX
This space has the vintage vibe of a
curated collection. Secondhand furnishings,
handmade items and fun accessories make
for a personalized mix that feels special.
The focal point, a gallery wall of nature
prints, imparts vintage flair while keeping
with the subdued colors of the space.
The fireplace and end table are adorned
with vintage treasures and a unique
mirror brightens the room, while a hand-
made pillow and blankets add a personal
touch. These thrift-savvy elements can
easily be incorporated in any room for a
simple update that won’t cost a fortune.
“When visiting an antique market, find
out when it starts and arrive as early
as possible. At the end of the day,
there won’t be much left, but a dealer
may give you a good reduction to save
having to pack up something and take
it home,” write Liz and Alexandria.
How do you find art on
the cheap?
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RETRO BATH
Classic. Simple. Bargain savvy. This retro
bath features what may seem like expensive
staples, but not to the thrifty. Look for
marble or other stone-topped tables at
vintage stores. They offer stylish storage and
plenty of character. Here, a metal find
becomes an ideal spot for bath necessities.
Don’t let the cast-iron roll-top tub scare
you. “Architectural salvage has become very
fashionable in recent years, and a lot of
salvage yards charge what can seem like
quite high prices, but there are always bar-
gains to be had for sharp-eyed customers,”
the authors write.
Other ways to bring retro styling into your
thrifty bath include antique mirrors and
simple accessories. Here, a mirror over the
bathtub gives the illusion of more space,
while specially formulated bathroom paint
makes paneled tongue-and-groove walls a
safe and cost-effective option.
Thrifty Chic by Liz Bauwens
and Alexandra Campbell,
published by CICO Books,
©2013; cicobooks.com.
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SOFT & ROMANTIC
With a little paint and a few basic linens you
can create a tranquil escape with budget finds.
Calm details and colors combine for a
bedroom that invites relaxation. Combine pale
neutrals such as bone, white, cream and
grey—shades the authors refers to as “neutrals
and naturals,”—for a simple, understated
escape. Keep pattern to a minimum; instead
rely on contrasting textures for interest.
Minimal furnishings and accessories are
best. Here, a chair upholstered in gray linen
creates a cozy corner when layered with a soft
pillow and throw. The cream dresser and mirror
are painted alike for a less intrusive feel, which
is mimicked by the distressed white chair. The
contrast of the furniture pieces; upholstered,
painted and distressed; is a prime example of
the heart of this thrifty design style.
“All these elements are available at entry
price level; some of the cheapest furnishing
fabrics to be found are the very basic plain
linens, cottons and weaves,” the authors write.
Seven
Secrets
to Scoring
THRIFTY STEALS
Take Liz and Alexandria’s
advice and use these tips to
save big on your next redesign.
SINCE ONE PERSON’S JUNK is another
person’s joy, friends can be a marvelous
source of secondhand treasures.
DISPLAY YOUR FAVORITE THINGS
AS ART. Mix children’s art with modern
and thrift items, fill a cupboard with
treasured glass pieces and shelve second-
hand books in color groupings for a
dramatic and personal punch.
IF YOU WANT A STAINLESS STEEL
COUNTER, ask your builder to cut a
template and track down steel working
firms via the telephone directory or
Internet--it’s cheaper than going through
a kitchen design company.
WHEN BUYING A SOFA, start at chain-
store sales or direct-mail Internet compa-
nies. Then opt for neutral colors and
simple, chunky shapes that will offer
flexibility for future design updates.
HAVE A LARGER SPACE or need bigger
furniture? Don’t count out secondhand or
auctions, as many shoppers are looking
for smaller-scale items. The prices for the
larger pieces may be the same or less
than their smaller counterparts.
IT IS WORTH FAMILIARIZING YOURSELF
with the works of some leading
modernist designers because originals and
reproductions of thier work are widely
available secondhand, or relatively
inexpensive new, and are the classics of
the future.
THE KEY IS TO SPEND TIME scouting
around, checking out prices and brands,
and focusing your mind on what you
really want.
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MINUTE
Darling Doodles
Give a plain white pot instant artisan
appeal with nothing more than a few
Sharpies and your imagination. Blogger
and interior designer Justina Blakeney
gave these simple white Ikea pots her
own personal spin with hand-drawn lines.
These super-simple updates can
give your décor a whole new look.
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Paper Chase
Wallpaper creates drama for a
plain bookshelf—especially when
you choose a bold graphic
pattern like this one.
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Simplicity at it’s finest, the little yellow
dresser from Percy’s family offers muted
color and a personal touch. Use your dresser
to display favorite vintage treasures like
these books and typewriter.
A Black-and-White Affair
Transform an inexpensive metal tray into an antique-inspired
chalkboard. Simply tape off the edges with painter’s tape then
spray on paint, such as Krylon’s Chalkboard.
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Hardworking
Hardware
Simply changing the hardware out
for your kitchen knobs creates a
new look that will have visitors
wondering if you’ve remodeled.
Choose a contrasting style or color
for maximum impact.
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Simple, lightweight furniture is great for
small spaces—and usually great for the
budget, too. However, these easy pieces
may leave you at a loss for storage. Here’s a
simple solution: Use beautiful baskets as
open containers to store extra blankets,
throws, and even books and nightstand
supplies. They not only look great, but
they keep everything easily accessible.
These simple solutions will tame your clutter and tidy your storage all year long.
B Y J I C K I E T O R R E S
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Get the Hang of It
You don’t need a designer budget to get the
look and functionality of a custom laundry
room. A simple tension rod, available for as
little as $10, is a great way to get vertical
space to help you organize and maximize
your laundry room. Install it above the
washer/dryer to use as a clothesline or
below a shelf to help you store and
organize supplies.
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Dish it Up
Need to get your vanity and other
tabletop clutter under control? Use
dishes and trays from the kitchen
to keep your jewelry, office
supplies and other small items
neatly contained. Bonus: Colorful
decorative ceramics and serve-
ware match your style better than
anything you can find at an
office-supply store.
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Kitchen Addition
There’s almost always a shortage of
drawers in the kitchen. Before you remodel
with the big bucks, get the same functionality
from a repurposed piece of furniture—a
dresser! You can find one with similar
details to integrate perfectly into your kitchen
design or one in a contrasting look,
such as a vintage style, to make the dresser
stand out as a focal point.
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Color Coordinated
Looking for a way to make a shelf
instantly more neat and tidy? Color-
coordinate it to simplify the look and
reduce the visual clutter. Also, editing
your display is a great way refresh a
room’s look; consider donating old
things to make room for items you use
regularly and want to make shine. If let-
ting go isn’t an option, stash extra items
away and rotate them into your décor,
changing out the look every few months.
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idea notebook
How to
CREATE AND HANG
Your Own
Custom
Wallpaper
Ready to bring your design skills to the
next level? Try getting creative—and
personal—with your prints.
B Y J I C K I E T O R R E S
P H O T O G R A P H Y B Y J O H N G R U E N
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to give your room a personal touch? You don’t need to
be a professional graphic designer or interior designer
to dabble in making your own prints, thanks to new
direct-to-consumer, digital-printing options.
Artist and designer Heather Ross shows you how you
can customize your rooms using her designs, which she
includes in her new book, Heather Ross Prints: 50+
Designs and 20 Projects to Get You Started.
Combining modern technology with handmade
appeal is a matter of mixing your personal aesthetic
with technology that is simpler to use that you think.
Ross shares a plethora of her own pattern designs via a
cd that’s included in the book, and teaches readers how
to use software programs such as Photoshop to
manipulate her designs or even create their own
patterns. “Who would have thought that it would be
possible to happily merge the satisfying feeling of
making something by hand with the convenience of a
speedy Internet connection?” she writes.
Here she chares an excerpt from her book to prove
that anyone can create the bespoke look with just a
few simple, albeit modern, tools.
Are you looking for something special
HOW TO MAKE
CUSTOMIZED WALLPAPER
B Y H E A T H E R R O S S
Excerpted from Heather Ross Prints: 50+ Designs and 20
Projects to Get You Started.
Wallpaper fell out of fashion for a few decades, partly because it was difficult to put
up and almost impossible to take down. But now, wallpaper is making a comeback, and
thanks to digital printing, you can put just about any design you want on your walls. Best
of all, there is a new type of wallpaper on the market today: peel-and-stick! It’s a sturdy,
vinyl contact paper with a peel-off backing, so you don’t need any paste or water to
make it adhere to your walls. And if you ever decide to take the paper down, you can
remove it in just minutes with no tools or chemicals.
What you need:
• “Unicorns, Orange” (design included in the book) printed on self-adhesive contact
wallpaper (30-inch [76.2 cm] width) from designyourwall.com
• Tape measure
• Level (at least 48 inches [1.2 meters] long, with a “plumb sight” at its center)
• Ladder or step stool (tall enough to allow you to reach your ceiling easily)
• Pencil
• Scissors
• Washi tape
• X-Acto knife with a very sharp blade
How to do it:
Print Wallpaper
To create the unicorn wallpaper shown on the
opposite page, you can simply upload the pattern from
the disc included with the book to a print-on-demand
website (I like to use designyourwall.com). When you
upload the file, the website will provide information for
calculating yardage. Also, note that the directions
presented here are for hanging paper on a single wall—
a method I prefer when using a busy or bold print—but
you can visit the Design Your Wall website for more
information on how to paper a whole room.
Locate Plumb Line
Working at eye level, measure 28 inches (71.1 cm)
from the left corner of your wall and make a small mark
using a pencil. Place your level vertically on the wall,
matching its right edge to this mark (see fig. 1). Adjust
the level until your “plumb sight” window shows a
perfectly centered bubble. Using the right edge of your
level as a guide, carefully draw a line, and then extend
this line to the ceiling and floor. This is your “plumb line.”
plumb line
Take
measurement
at eye level.
28” (71.1 cm)
FIG 1 Use a level to find your plumb line,
and extend line to ceiling and floor.
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Cut and Roll Sheets
of Wallpaper
Your wallpaper will come on one large sheet with
dotted “cut lines” so you can cut out your panels for
hanging. Carefully cut out your printed wallpaper
sections along these dotted lines, then tightly roll up
each section. Use washi tape to secure each roll until
you are ready to use it.
Hang Your First Sheet
Remove the washi tape from one roll. Peel back
about 6 inches (15 cm) of the protective backing
from the top edge (see fig. 2). Starting on the top left
side of your wall, allow the top 2 inches (5 cm) of
paper to rest lightly against the ceiling or molding
(this is excess paper that will be trimmed off later—
the excess here is required because most walls aren’t
perfectly even). Make sure the right edge of your
paper is lined up with the plumb line, then begin to pull
the backing away from the paper (see fig. 3). Lightly
press the left edge of the paper into the corner as you
work. Pause every so often to make sure that the paper
is going on evenly and smoothly, and stays aligned with
the plumb line. Sweep your hands from side to side and
downward to press out any air bubbles (fig. 4). When you
reach the bottom of the wall, allow 2 inches (5 cm) extra
to hang loosely. This will be trimmed off later.
Continue Hanging Wallpaper
Hold the top edge of your next roll of paper next to
the top edge of the strip you just applied, and match the
repeat carefully, leaving at least 2 inches (5 cm) of
excess paper at the top edge. The papers should not
overlap; they should meet perfectly at their edges. Apply
the second roll the same way you did the first one, but
don’t press the paper onto the wall along the top edge
until you are sure that the paper is unrolling evenly
against the right edge of your first sheet. Once
you are sure the edges are matched up, you
can start pressing the paper onto the wall. If
the paper isn’t lining up properly, carefully
pull it off the wall and try again. Continue
hanging strips until you have reached the
other side of the wall. If your last strip is wider
than the space it needs to cover, press the
wallpaper as far as you can into the corner and
leave the excess paper.
Trim Wallpaper
Using an X-Acto knife with a very sharp
blade, carefully trim away any excess paper
from the left and right sides of the wall (see
fig. 5). Then carefully cut away the excess
wallpaper from the top and bottom of the
wall. To remove the excess paper, peel both
sides of the section’s top edge carefully away
from the wall, pulling evenly and quickly, and
using a downward motion.
idea notebook
Heather Ross Prints: 50+
Designs and 20 Projects to Get
You Started by Heather Ross,
published by Abrams Books,
©2013; abramsbooks.com.
plumb line
peel
corner
of wall
2 inches (5 cm)
FIG 2 Peel backing away from
first 6 inches (15 cm) of paper.
FIG 3 Line up right edge of paper with plumb line. FIG 4 Smooth paper against wall.
FIG 5 Trim away excess paper.
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read a room
Recycled
CHIC
Discover how to turn one person’s
junk into your personal treasure.
B Y N A T A L I E E C H E V E R R I A
P H O T O G R A P H Y B Y T O M L E I G H T O N
A mix of vintage
ticking-stripe fabric is
used to create a
classic, casual vibe.
Junk Style by Melanie
Molesworth, published by Cico
Books, ©2013; cicobooks.com.
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DECORATI NG JUNKI ES KNOW THAT
household possessions have the ability to
breathe life into a room. They age along with
us and, as a result, tell their own story and
bring their own charm. New items don’t
always have this life, so how do we find items
with a story? We embark on a quest for sec-
ondhand goods.
In Junk Style, Melanie Molesworth teaches
you how to incorporate junk finds into your
decor to craft an ambiance that is effortless,
stylish and unique.
Molesworth breaks down each area—from
the bedroom to the garden—to teach the
art of DIY while staying true to the philosophy
of thinking outside the box.
Here are a few tips on how to make the
most of your secondhand treasures:
Hone your creativity
Molesworth says to think of new roles for your
secondhand items. Just because you buy a
chair doesn’t mean it has to find its way to a
table; use one by the bed as a night stand or
in a corner as a spot for storage. Bring garden
furniture inside, and try indoor furniture in
the garden.
If you can’t find something specific you’ve
had in mind, build your own using scraps
rescued from antiques fairs. For instance, rest
an old door on two low cupboards for the
perfect console.
Keep it cool
With junk décor, it’s best to decorate with a
cool color scheme. Stay away from harsh
tones—they will overpower your secondhand
items. Muted shades, “mimic the natural effect
of aging,” Molesworth says. However, don’t
hesitate to infuse pops of bold color to liven up
the room.
Feeling too indecisive? White should
always be your go-to color. Its timelessness
will complement junk furniture’s everlasting
feeling. Plus, you won’t have to worry about
colors clashing.
“It means choosing possessions that
have already had a life and been
loved rather than ones that are new,
pristine and soulless.”
A bit of the outdoors is brought inside
when an old garden table is transformed
into a bedside table.
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Splurge on a statement piece
A simple piece of furniture such as a bed, table,
or couch, has the ability to command attention.
It will “strike just the right balance between
indulgence and simplicity,” Molesworth says.
With that in mind, don’t be afraid of letting a
room be near empty—the tender bareness of a
room will direct attention toward the piece you
want to showcase.
Keep comfort in mind when you search for
the right piece. Don’t be afraid to alter and
adapt an item to your needs. A homemade
slipcover created from vintage fabric will allow
you to hide any major stains, tears or flows
while kicking your item up a notch.
Less is more
Stow away excess items that might make a
room look messy.
When it comes to storage, there are two paths
you can take with junk containers: turn to
conventional storage, such as wooden crates,
baskets and tins, or turn to unconventional items,
such as egg boxes, birdhouses and dishes. The
sky’s the limit with secondhand goods.
Also, a color scheme can make or break
the busyness of a room. White helps declutter
a space.
Mix old with new
The same way that certain colors complement
each other or create an interesting contrast,
your décor pieces can complement or contrast
one another when placed strategically. Fill a
modern kitchen with a collection of junk
baskets and containers. It will add character,
and your junk items will be highlighted against
the background of the new kitchen adorned
with shiny appliances.
A minimalistic room is brought to life with a
floral bedspread, muted blue walls and a
watering can full of fresh flowers.
A bucket full of purple flowers complements
the purple floral pattern of the bedcover.
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Preserve the patina
We are captivated by secondhand items partly
because we fall in love with the story told by
their imperfections, details and craftsmanship.
Molesworth says it’s important to preserve the
original finish, cracked surface or peeling paint
of secondhand goods because that is what adds
inimitable personality to any space.
The cool blue color scheme and
natural lighting create softness
and brighten up the room.
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How to be a
Ruthless
Junk
Scavenger
UNEARTH THE RECYCLED DELIGHTS
THAT GIVE THESE INTERIORS THEIR
ONE-OF-A-KIND STYLE BY FOLLOWING
THESE LESSONS FROM JUNK STYLE:
Hit up your local flea market, antiques store
and garage sales often. Not every search is
fruitful, but items turn over fast, which means
new items make their way in all the time.
Seek out finds that intrigue you the most.
These will flaunt your personal style. Why not
own an item that expresses your individuality?
Before purchasing your salvaged good, try
to envision it within your home. Is there enough
available space? Will it complement the look and
feel of your décor? No one wants to walk away
with something they’ll regret later.
Don’t buy an item merely because of its
price. Do buy it because you gravitate toward
its quirks—junk finds are essentially functional
pieces of art.
Don’t overlook an item because it is
incomplete or too worn. Everything has a
remedy. Remember, junk finds are all about
DIY. The more you get your hands dirty, the
more you’ll appreciate your find for its
uniqueness and for the love you put into it.
Always keep your eyes peeled. The items
you will come across are one-of-a-kind. Truth is
that you never know what awaits you.
Various junk finds
work together to
create a country feel in
this dining room.
Adapt old finds to fit
your needs, but don’t
revamp an item to the
point where it loses its
character. Molesworth
says rough surfaces
should be cherished
since they only come
with age.
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A RECYCLED ROOM
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For more information on Sarah Steinberg Custom Designs, (207)
829-4433 or steinbergcustomdesigns.com.
Contractor: Rideout and Turner, Inc., (207) 366-33503 or
rideoutturner.com.
Paint: Maine Cottage Paint, (866) 366-3505 or mainecottage.com.
MODERN TRADITION
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Den poster: Vintage photo from Disneyland.
Turquoise side table: Home Goods, visit homegoods.com.
Den rug, small round table in living room: Bassman Blaine, (714)
431-1190 or bassman-blaine.com.
Pillow fabric: Clarke & Clarke, visit clarke-clarke.com.
resources
Den-sofa fabric, dining-room seat-cover fabric: Pindler &
Pindler, (714) 540-1193 or pindler.com.
Sofa sectional, slipper love seat: Custom-made with Pindler
microfiber fabric, visit georgettewestermaninteriors.com.
Painted oars in nursery: Pottery Barn, visit potterybarn.com.
Crib and dresser: Romina, (718) 478-5100 or rominafurniture.com.
Glider: Little Castle, (805) 278-4646 or littlecastleinc.com.
Small side table and lamp in nursery: West Elm, visit
westelm.com.
Living-room fabrics: Kravet, visit kravet.com.
Coffee table and end table, Greek key lamp: Haptor Barret, visit
haptorbarrett.com.
Living-room rug: Stark Carpet, visit starkcarpet.com.
Entryway hutch: Antique
Mirrored dresser: Worlds Away, (901) 529-0844 or
worlds-away.com.
All window treatments: The Shade Shoppe, visit
shadeshoppe.com.
TRUST THE BIG PICTURE
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Cream throw, orange cotton throws: Brahms Mount, visit
brahmsmount.com.
Fig-leaf fabric: Peter Dunham, visit peterdunham.com.
Green glass lamp: Jamie Young lamps, visit jamieyoung.com.
White hide rug: Pure Rugs, (866) 788-4289 or purerugs.com.
Floor lamp (tripod): Circa Lighting, visit circalighting.com.
Painted dining-room chairs, kids rug, outdoor lanterns:
Pottery Barn, visit potterybarn.com
Chair fabric: Scalamandre, visit scalamandre.com.
Light fixture: Sarah Chandelier by Tonic Home, visit
tonichome.com.
Bar cart, orange pouf: Serena & Lily, (866) 597-2742 or
serenaandlily.com
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Kitchen/breakfast nook fabrics: Duralee, visit duralee.com.
Roman shades: Quadrille Fabrics, visit quadrillefabrics.com.
Bunk beds: Mill Stores, visit millstores.com.
Sheepskin: Amazon, visit amazon.com.
Wooden side table: Ballard Designs, visit ballarddesigns.com.
Coverlets: Restoration Hardware, visit restorationhardware.com.
Front-porch rockers: LL Bean, visit llbean.com.
BIG STYLE FOR A SMALL SPACE
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White dining table: Macy's, visit macys.com.
Neutral chairs at dining table: Vintage sales floor displays from
Nordstrom, visit nordstrom.com.
Bar cart: Ballard Designs, visit ballarddesigns.com.
Wall hanging with art-deco pattern and white deer head:
Vintage frame spray -painted white, stencil patterned background
from royaldesignstudio.com; deer head from zgallerie.com.
Black and white ottomans, black-and-white Damask pillows:
Target, visit target.com.
Sofa with white art deco sides: West Elm, visit westelm.com.
Child’s white dresser, gray buffet table with white ornamental
handles: Vintage
White sofa, black-and-white pillow and black chair with metal
legs: Ikea, visit ikea.com.
VIBRANTLY VINTAGE
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For more on designs by Jersey Ice Cream Company, visit
jerseyicecreamco.com.
For more on the designer’s Etsy shop, visit
etsy.com/shop/jerseyicecreamco.
BATHING BEAUTY
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Wall and ceiling color: Benjamin Moore, Swept Away (701),
visit benjaminmoore.com.
Trim color: Sherwin Williams, Dover White, visit
sherwinwilliams.com.
Tile: Ceramiche Refin, refin-ceramic-tiles.com.
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Pleasures
The new year is a clean slate for your home.
Learn to live with less—without sacrificing
luxury or style—by following these tips.
Simple
B Y J I C K I E T O R R E S
P H O T O B Y B R E T G U M
S T Y L E D B Y J A C Q U E L I N E
d e M O N T R A V E L
ENTERTAINING AFTER THE HOLIDAYS MEANS
EASY, NO-FUSS GATHERINGS. Designer Kerry Cassill
skips the tablecloth and other formal elements in favor of
bare surfaces in her breakfast knook.
CLEAN HOUSE. Pare down unnecessary accents and
details. In this room, an area rug is swapped out for a
small accent rug to let the wood floors truly be dis-
played. Take away throw pillows and tabletop clutter
these next few weeks, and you’ll be surprised how light
and airy your rooms will feel.
SIMPLIFY YOUR ART. One big, bold statement canvas
gives this room an understated elegance. Look for areas
of your home where you can downsize your collectibles
and displays.
MINIMALISM DOESN’T HAVE TO BE BORING. For
this sweet and effortless gathering, an antique teapot
and a fancy cake plate enable you to appreciate the finer
things in life without excess clutter or detail.
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