News — Renovation

It’s time! Time to show you around our new house, #StaggMountainModern

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She’s quirky, but has all the makings of a great project and loads of potential. Today I’m sharing an overview of the home, and giving you a little walk-thru before we dive into the nitty gritty of each space. The house is big by most standards, at just over 6,000 square feet. It’s large, but it’s not totally efficient in layout. It’s two levels, and sort of has a sprawling ranch feel on the main floor. The yard is a combination is a lot of overgrown trees, grasses, plants, as well as cracked and crumbling planter boxes. The front of...

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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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Architecture Wednesday: Ericsson-Bray House

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Last week I was in love with a modern, mirrored box, in the hills above artsy San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, and this week my must have is a stunning 106-year-old cottage in the hills above artsy Berkeley, California. And even better, the Ericsson-Bray House, an historic Arts and Crafts home is up for sale … for the first time in 106 years! To be fair, it’s not at all the same cottage, built by designer-builder Carl Ericsson, it was back then, having undergone several renovations and add-ons by architect John Hudson Thomas—brother of original owner Nora Bray—in 1921 and 1929....

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2020-02-25

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Located just 23 miles south of Providence and 61 miles south of Boston, the seaside city of Newport, Rhode Island, is filled with beauty and culture — not to mention plenty of good things to eat and places to stay. Read on for a collection of Yankee editor favorites when it comes to things to do in Newport, RI, plus the best places to eat and the best places to stay in Newport. Newport’s Claiborne Pell Bridge as seen from Rose Island | Best of Newport, Rhode Island Eric Full Newport, Rhode Island | Things to Do Best New Cultural...

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Atelier BOOM-TOWN Reimagines an Industrial Loft in Montréal

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Loft Duvernay is a project taken on by Atelier BOOM-TOWN that involved reimagining this apartment located in an industrial building in Montréal, Quebec. Originally converted in the 1980s from its factory past, the residence has now been opened up to better appreciate the tall ceilings, steel structure, and brick walls. The building’s original details work in conjunction with the new finishes to complete the industrial aesthetic. The new kitchen features a massive island that works for entertaining or feeding the family. Nestled beneath a concrete wall, walnut cabinets are paired with poured concrete and quartz countertops. There are two staircases...

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