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C&G Shop the Look: A Spacious Den with Earth-Tones Accents

C&G Shop the Look: A Spacious Den with Earth-Tones Accents

A Connecticut home awash in pastels gets a healthy does of chocolate-brown and burnt-orange accents in order to maintain a level of sophistication that is characteristic of designer Susan Bednar Long. Here, inspired pieces in a similar color palette.

Susan Bednar Long Uses a Palette of Pastels to Create Sophisticated, Unified Interiors in This Shingle-Style Weekend Getaway

Susan Bednar Long Uses a Palette of Pastels to Create Sophisticated, Unified Interiors in This Shingle-Style Weekend Getaway

Interior designer Susan Bednar Long probably would not claim color as her strongest suit. Sure, her projects feature well-integrated threads of blue here and some bold red accents there. But by her own admission, she’s no Jamie Drake (well known for his exuberant palettes). So, when a New York City couple tapped Long to design a weekend getaway that felt nothing like their full-time Tribeca digs, a monotone study in gray, she took a giant step outside her comfort zone.

 Designer Robin McGarry Fills a Family Home with Lively Color and Sumptuous Textures

Designer Robin McGarry Fills a Family Home with Lively Color and Sumptuous Textures

Thanks to Netflix, we know that orange is the new black. But a vibrant house proves that orange isn’t alone: Apple green, Chinese red and a host of other colors are having their moment. “I’ve always enjoyed a lot of color—probably overdone it!” says the homeowner. “And I’ve always had color where I lived, but have played with different spectrums.” When she and her family moved into a traditional shingle-style house, she wanted to belie its traditional exterior with a bold statement inside. “When I looked for a designer,” she says, “I focused on designers who used colors I liked.”

Combine These 10 Ingredients for a Hassle-Free Kitchen

Combine These 10 Ingredients for a Hassle-Free Kitchen

Say ciao to your favorite barista with Thermador’s built-in fully automatic coffee machine, kiss cabinet clutter goodbye with Porcelanosa’s plate drawer organizers crafted from wood and stainless steel, and display your fire saftey tools with pride thanks Boffi’s Minimal series domestic extinguisher. Each of these stylish design objects make for a hassle-free kitchen.

Cool Whites Begone: This Year's Biggest Trend in Kitchen Design is Heading into the Woods for a Warmer Shade of Pale

Cool Whites Begone: This Year's Biggest Trend in Kitchen Design is Heading into the Woods for a Warmer Shade of Pale

A place for everything and everything in its place was the mantra for this kitchen by Rose Adams of Rose Adams Cabinetry & Design, who loves the challenge of working with an older home. A total redesign of the existing space involved removing everything down to the existing framing, then adding new plumbing, appliances, lighting, windows, venting system, storage and more. “We kept the existing floor,” says Adams. “It’s in keeping with the house and runs in the downstairs mudroom. It’s timeless and looks amazing—a must-keep.”

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A Connecticut family enlists the help of designer Robin McGarry to infuse their traditional home with bold color. Shop for fine home furnishings inspired by the home's vibrant formal dining room in this month's C&G Shop the Look!

 

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