Formal Follows Function – Outdoor Kitchen

The outdoor kitchen contains (from left) a trash bin, a grill above a storage cabinet, refrigerator drawers and an ice machine. The countertop is Crema Eda marble. The backdrop is […]

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Formal Follows Function – Walkway

‘Green Velvet’ boxwoods edge the walkway of Turkish marble (Crema Eda is the marble’s official name; it’s also used near the pool). The blossoms of ‘Bobo’ hydrangeas and taller tree […]

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Formal Follows Function – Exterior

BACKYARD | Tufts of variegated liriope, (above) which has spikey purple blooms in late summer, form a textural and color contrast next to the ‘Winter Gem’ boxwoods. The hedge hugs […]

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Fashionable Facelift-Vanity

The existing cabinetry and countertop were in good shape, homeowner Lauren Hall says, but swapping out the cabinet hardware and plumbing fixtures “made a huge difference” in the overall design, […]

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Fashionable Facelift-Bathroom

White shiplap walls, polished nickel fixtures and a sleek marble bathtub surround— among other upgrades—add polish and personality to a formerly cold, characterless space. New concrete tile flooring brings a […]

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Fashionable Facelift-Shower

SHOWER | Upgraded plumbing and multiple showerheads boost the shower experience. Glossy white penny tiles are easy to clean and “add another smaller-scale texture to the space,” the designer says.

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