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If you grew up in the U.S., you probably went to some kind of museum in a historical home

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Scattered across the country, they all smell like dust and memories and after the tour, you probably looked behind you for faces of long gone children peeking through the windows. And maybe you noticed that the house looked the same as the last old home you toured. Most likely, it was an example of Colonial Revival architecture. While touring an old Colonial home is a fun experience, living in one presents it’s challenges. There is the unspoken urge to protect the history that the walls hold while making the space livable for you and your family. Learning about the history...

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Australian Design Meets California Living at This Indoor-Outdoor Family Home

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Scene setting, mood altering, energy shifting—the right shade can completely transform your outlook with the stroke of a paintbrush. This month we’re dipping into that chromatic magic with our series Color Your World. In a surprise move for an art-loving mom of three, Jodie Fried left the majority of the walls in her 3,000-square-foot Los Angeles home entirely bare. The cofounder of the sustainable rug company Armadillo, along with her husband, Greig Fraser, a cinematographer, kept adornments to a minimum on purpose. “Because of our jobs, we’re both very visually stimulated during the day, and it was important to come...

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The Right White Paint Took This Apartment From ’80s Pink to Calm and Collected

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Scene setting, mood altering, energy shifting—the right shade can completely transform your outlook with the stroke of a paintbrush. This month we’re dipping into that chromatic magic with our series Color Your World. Some have described Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace as a “good place to start,”while others concede it’s “great at hiding unusual architectural elements.” But to really get a sense of the fan-favorite white paint, you can’t just take people at their word—you’ve got to see it in action. “We joke it’s our house white,” says Hyphen & Co. founder and principal designer Shelly Lynch-Sparks. The hue came in...

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Annie Sloan Disliked This Paint Combo—Then It Became the Focal Point of Her Home

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Scene setting, mood altering, energy shifting—the right shade can completely transform your outlook with the stroke of a paintbrush. This month we’re dipping into that chromatic magic with our series Color Your World. Annie Sloan can get away with a lot of color, and not just because she’s an expert in the area (she invented her revolutionary Chalk Paint back in 1990 and has authored and published more than 20 books on the matter). Her Oxfordshire, England, home welcomes it. “Sometimes you start with a palette and find it actually doesn’t work, and that’s been the case for every other...

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Milan update: this installation by architect Kengo Kuma of a concept home based on traditional Japanese interiors was one of the talking points at Milan this year.

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Called Tsunagu - Japanese for "connect" - the design was shown at the Milan Triennale during the Salone del Mobile last month. It was commissioned by Japanese property company Mitsui Fudosan Residential, which plans to incorporate some of the ideas into future residential developments. Photos are by Nacasa & Partners. Below is a full explanation of the project: -- TSUNAGU: ‘CONNECT’ BY MITSUI FUDOSAN RESIDENTIAL CO., LTD. AND KENGO KUMA LAYOUT The Connect home uses an extraordinarily simple floor plan known in Japan as a ta-no-ji layout (literally, the ‘rice field character’ layout) because of the plan’s similarity to the...

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