Character Traits-Living room

In the combined dining/living area, “the orientation of the furniture and lighting clearly defines each room,” Vacca says, but one large area rug unifies the two in a space-enhancing way.

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Character Traits-Family room

Existing sofas in the family room and elsewhere are upholstered in Crypton, a high-performance fabric. A custom, oversized dark wood coffee table grounds the setting. Hints of blue were introduced […]

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Character Traits-Kitchen area

Custom saddle-toned leather stools with silver nail-head trim from Lee Industries deliver the “updated contemporary touch I wanted,” says the homeowner.  “They make the whole area pop.” 

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Above it All-Hallway

Barn doors at each end of the office hide the raw attic space. “I intentionally created them with mirrors to reflect the light,” Zwebner notes.

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Character Traits-Dutch Door

A charming Dutch door extends a warm welcome. The oak plant stand and mirror, reupholstered antique claw-foot chair, mahogany sideboard and two-clasp trunk — just beyond in the adjacent dining/living […]

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Playing to Strengths-Chairs

Faced with a rough concrete wall, Aliya Riaz of Portfauxlio Inc. painted the top portion and then applied a shell-and-glitter-glue composition to the bottom with a trowel. “It was a […]

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Character Traits-Kitchen

The kitchen (seen behind the family room sofa) mixes shades of white with a pale blue/gray ceramic backsplash. Natural materials such as walnut and marble countertops honor the integrity of […]

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Shingle-Minded-Exterior Rear

The conical eave on the third floor and the “pulled up” shingles at the top of the outdoor shower door at left in the photo are stylistic tools in Ike […]

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Cutting-Edge Cozy-Guest Bedroom

A guestroom’s understated textiles feature some of the colors found in the street-art-inspired wall covering behind the bed. In another guest bedroom, a contemporary sidetable and wallpaper are accessorized with […]

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