Art Influences a Dallas Ranch Overhaul

A stunning art collection and contemporary furniture make their home in this contemporary ranch home in a tree-lined Texas neighborhood. Realtor Kindred Roach and long-time spouse Brett Gray, a public relations executive, were drawn in by the pair of majestic, towering trees on the home’s front lawn and opted to provide the run-down 1953 ranch-style house a comprehensive overhaul.

One year after, the couple eventually moved into their re-created area and are thrilled with their larger, brighter, more organic architecture-inspired residence and, of course, the magnificent trees that surround it.

in a Glance
Who lives here: Kindred Roach, Brett Gray and their puppies, Walt and Angie
Location: Dallas
Size: About 2,500 square feet; 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths

Valerie McCaskill Dickman

The front exterior of this couple’s renovated ranch and 2 of the trees that started it all.

Valerie McCaskill Dickman: Kindred, as a Realtor, have no advice for prospective home buyers?
Kindred Roach: You can always alter a construction. Focus on finding a locality that works for you… whether it is nearby restaurants, affordability, architectural style, schools, access to streets etc..

Valerie McCaskill Dickman

The backyard is visible in the front entrance, incorporating the outdoors into the house. The entrance opens into a large, multifunctional area, with a slick sitting room positioned around an indoor-outdoor fireplace. The see-through fireplace is inserted in a handsome wall of black walnut and flanked by a pair of sliding glass doors.

VMD: Who or what inspires your style?
Brett Gray:
We are fortunate to have many fantastic friends with terrific style who always inform and inspire us. We particularly enjoy art, fantastic photography and suitable lighting, which we feel is equally as important, if not more sothan furnishings.

Art above fireplace: Michael Tole; enlarged, triple split-framed print: William Fraser; couch: Crate & Barrel; Barcelona chairs: Design Within Reach; area carpeting: Karastan

Valerie McCaskill Dickman

A stylish contemporary door creates a dramatic first impression in the home’s entryway, which is where the very first item of artwork in the residence is introduced — a contemporary watercolor by Santa Fe, New Mexico, artist Sarah Bienvenu.

Valerie McCaskill Dickman

The open-concept entry is also the location of this formal dining area. The dining table is a robust piece of round glass atop a custom Inmod wooden foundation.

VMD: When did it actually feel like your home was your own?
Our home felt very much like our own from the beginning; we’re actively involved in the remodeling plan and design. We have collected art for the past 15 decades, and we believe our art makes the home our house.

Collage on alloy artwork: Debbie Klein; area carpeting: Karastan

Valerie McCaskill Dickman

This dapper step-down den was the home’s garage. Just off the kitchen, it is centered by means of a wall setup of floor-to-ceiling Indian black slate, a dramatic backdrop for the home’s second fireplace plus a built in flat-screen TV. When weather allows, six oversize crank-style windows provide fabulous all-natural light plus a cross breeze.

“Our windows allow excellent lighting at several parts of the day,” says Gray. “The angles and shadows of the mild bring modifications to the rooms, not just throughout the daytime but round the seasons.”

Valerie McCaskill Dickman

A reverse view of this den exemplifies the open layout design with a breakfast/bar area and the kitchen. Indicative of this couple’s new love of minimalism, the understated decoration contains a custom leather sectional, a coffee table and a silk shag rug.

VMD: what’s your design philosophy?
Until we lived in this house, we were largely traditional/eclectic. We lean towards contemporary, museum-finish walls, fantastic lighting for our art and windows that bring the outdoors inside.
KR: “Less is more” is our newest philosophy. And it is easier to keep.

Valerie McCaskill Dickman

In addition to being a Realtor, Roach is also a formally trained chef, and he designed a kitchen meant for doing plenty of cooking. The beautiful and professional-grade area comes with a rich mix of stainless steel, black walnut and soapstone. It is accented by a white penny tile backsplash and a backyard view.

VMD: If you might have four famous people over for dinner, you’d encourage…
BG and KR: Ellen DeGeneres, Warren Buffett, Liz Smith and Kinky Friedman

Valerie McCaskill Dickman

Ardent entertainers, the couple installed this pub area in black walnut directly across from the kitchen. The area includes a place for casual dining table on a tulip dining table and scoop chairs from CB2.

VMD: What’s your proudest homeowner second?
KR: We are always pleased when we invite new folks over and they remark positively about the home.
BG: It always surprises people who have seen our previous homes, which have been incredibly different.

Valerie McCaskill Dickman

This half bath — a fresh addition to the original two-bathroom house — sits just off the bar area and includes an elaborate floor tiled with mosaic glass in a tasteful sea foam color.

Valerie McCaskill Dickman

The biggest of the backyard trees (a portion of which can be found in this view in the master bedroom) greatly influenced the remodel. The initial plan called for an expansion of the master bedroom and bath. When the homeowners understood that it required the tree to be removed, they promptly reworked the plan.

Art previously bed: artist and friend Ted Kincaid

Valerie McCaskill Dickman

An expansion of this house was required to make their vision for the master closet and bathroom, and it is the only true modification to the home’s original footprint. The shiny new area includes two floating vanities in black walnut and a generous source of Carrara marble.

Valerie McCaskill Dickman

The guest bathroom redo resulted in a distinct but equally no-nonsense look, with white contemporary cabinets and a floor of black slate that was Indian.

Valerie McCaskill Dickman

An excess bedroom used as an office stands out with its daring, custom green-apple wall shade. “We wanted an energetic, cheerful shade,” says Roach. Even with the eye-catching hue, the space maintains the polished, streamlined tone of the rest of the house.

VMD: Finish this statement:”Our solution to jumble is…”
KR: We despise clutter and don’t have any. We’ve got a garage sale approximately every year. It is very liberating!

Valerie McCaskill Dickman

One of the outside sitting areas includes a ceiling fan, antique ceiling tile art plus a flat-screen TV. It lies under the couple’s latest investment — a built in mosquito misting system.

VMD: Where is your favorite place in your home?

BG: I’d have to mention the outside patio on a nice summer day. Fans turning, fantastic songs, dinner on the grill, friends hanging out in the pool…
KR: Definitely. In the winter, we turn to the fireplace and revel in the patio.

Valerie McCaskill Dickman

Taking full advantage of their large lot, the couple installed a sterile saltwater pool, which they enjoy almost year-round as a result of its mild Texas winters. It is surrounded by a healthful, landscaped yard and a vegetable and herb garden, all of which were they designed and implanted themselves.

VMD: What do you want to do with your home next?
BG: We are done. I honestly can not fathom another home or significant project. After transferring six times, we call this one of our final resting place.
KR: Amen!

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Tepee Designs Tempt Kids and Grown-ups

With projected”glamping” (glamorous camping) excursions at an all-time high this summer, it’s no miracle that tepees (also spelled”tipis” or even”teepees”) are popping up at the plan world too. The conical tent layout has existed for many hundreds of years, but as of late has surfaced as a trend-setting accessory. Whether you are hosting a backyard bash or creating a rainy-day reading corner, then tepees are suitable indoors and out.

By means of a DIY tutorial, I expect to whip up a tepee of my own this summer (although I imagine I’ll be tempted to purchase a kit). Either way, I officially dub the summer of 2012 the Summer of this Tepee.

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Host a backyard tepee campout. Fun for kids of all ages.

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Create a complex tepee by decorating it with cloths that match others round the room.

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While the adults chill and grill, the kids can have tepee time. If you are intending to keep it out, look for a tepee made out of weather-resistant fabric, such as Sunbrella.

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Create the quintessential playroom having an indoor tepee. Fill it with stuffed animals and drape it with bunting, and you’ve got yourself a portable play resort.

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Like many childlren, domestic cats also love the shelter tepees provide. This one is available from Loyal Luxe.

Evelyn Muller

A woven, hanging conical fort functions as a modern day tepee. Called Nestrest, this dangling lounger is made by Dedon.

Tepee Tent – GBP 120

A tepee kit is fast and easy to assemble. Moozle conveys tons of cuties.

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A tepee trellis is excellent for developing climbing vines in the veggie garden and adds an eye-catching vertical element into your own patch of edibles. I especially love them for pole beans.

Make one yourself by simply staking bamboo sticks in the soil and tying them at the top with different layers of jute or robust garden twine. Or get a few readymade backyard tepees.

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A car bed and a tepee — speak about a child’s dream room!

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Sell Your House Fast: 21 Coffee Tips

If you are planning to put your home on the market this summer, it goes without saying that you are hoping to sell your home as fast as possible and receive your asking price. Set the stage for success with these 21 tips for styling and updating your home, and find results — fast.

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1. Boost curb appeal. That is something you constantly hear, and with great reason. Many people considering touring your home will do a quick drive-by first, frequently deciding on the spot if it’s worth a look inside. Make sure your home is prepared to lure in onlookers with the following hints:
Power wash siding and walkwaysHang easy-to-read house numbersPlant blooming flowers and fresh greeneryMow lawn, and reseed or add new sod like neededWash front windowsRepaint or stain the porch ground as necessary

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2. Welcome visitors. Even in the event that you have just a tiny stoop, make it say “welcome home” with a clean doormat, potted plants in bloom and — if you’ve room — one or two bits of neat porch furniture. Maintain your porch lights on in the evenings, in case prospective buyers drive by. Illuminating the front walk with solar lights is a great additional touch, particularly in the event that you’ll be showing the house during the day.

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3. Get your home sparkling clean. From bright floors and gleaming windows to wash counters and scrubbed grout, each surface should glow. Here is the easiest (well, maybe not easiest, but surely the cheapest) way to assist your home put its very best foot forward. You might want to hire pros to do a few of the really hard stuff, particularly in the event that you’ve got a massive house. Do not worry — this measure is key!

4. Clear all clutter away. If you’re serious about staging your home, all clutter must go, end of story. It is not simple, and it might even require utilizing offsite storage (or a nice relative’s garage) temporarily, but it’s worth the trouble. Clean and clean surfaces, floors, cupboards and closets equal more room in the eyes of possible buyers, therefore purge anything unsightly or unnecessary.

But it’s my own style! Guess what? It might not be the style of those trying to get a home in your neighborhood. So even if you’ve got an awesome vintage-chic look happening, rein it for the sake of appealing to the largest people. It is possible to bring your individual style back to play on your brand new home.

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5. Strike a balance between lived-in and wash. Yes, I know I just said to eliminate all your clutter (and you deserve a big pat on the back if you did it), but it’s time to re bring back a few components that will really make your home attractive. Think vases of cut flowers, a basket of new farmer’s market produce on the kitchen counter or a bowl of lemons together with the sink.

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6. Style your dining room table. The dining room is often a blind spot in decorating the home. Between dinners, a large dining table can appear bare and uninviting, so styling this up with visitors in mind could raise the appeal. An oversize arrangement can look overly stiff and formal, so attempt to lining up a string of smaller vessels down the middle of the table instead.

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7. Just take a fantastic look in your floors. At the bare minimum, give all floors a thorough cleaning (and steam clean carpeting), but consider having wood floors refinished if they’re in poor shape. If you do not need to invest in refinishing floors, the tactical placement of area rugs can go quite a distance.

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8. Rearrange your furniture. In the living room, symmetrical arrangements usually do the job nicely. Pull off your furniture the walls and utilize pairs (of sofas, chairs, lamps) to create an inviting conversation area.

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9. Choose sophisticated neutral colors. Now is not the time to experiment with that “pleasure”-appearing lime green. But that doesn’t mean that you have to go all white, either. Rich midtone neutrals like mocha and “greige” create a sophisticated backdrop that makes everything seem more pulled together.

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10. Create a gender-neutral master bedroom. Appeal to everyone with a clean, tailored master bedroom, free of personal items and clutter. You can not go wrong with crisp, clean linens, tasteful art and also a blanket folded at the foot of the mattress.

11. Open these cupboards! Open-house visitors will peek inside your own cabinets. Closet space can be a make-it-or-break-it selling point for buyers, so show yours off to their full advantage by giving surplus stuff the heave-ho. Again, this is actually important, therefore even in the event that you have to keep a few boxes everywhere, it’s worth it. Aim to have 20 to 30 percent open area in each cupboard to give the impression of spaciousness.

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12. Clean toys up. Obviously there will be families with kids looking at your home, but just because they have kids too doesn’t mean visiting toys strewn everywhere will sell them on the place. When people are house hunting, they’re imagining a fresh beginning. Show them in this home, it’s possible to have a beautifully organized kids’ room, and they might be swayed.

Rethink Design Studio

13. Use “additional” rooms sensibly. When you’ve been using a spare bedroom as a dumping ground for odd pieces of furniture and boxes of junk, it’s time to clean up your own act. Each room should have a clearly defined goal, so think about what prospective buyers might like to see here. An office? A guest room? Another kids’ room? Whether you buy inexpensive furnishings, rent them, or borrow some from friends, making a real room from a junk room will have a major payoff.

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14. Try a pedestal sink to maximize space. When you’ve got a small bathroom but a huge cabinet-style sink, consider swapping it out for a easy pedestal version. Your bathroom will look instantly bigger.

15. Use just perfect personal accents. Particularly in the bathroom, it’s important that anything left out for people to see is pristine. In case you’ve got a stunning fluffy white bathrobe, dangling it on a decorative hook on the door can be an attractive accent –but if your robe is more of the nubby blue floral selection, you might want to hide it away. Look at each detail with a visitor’s eye bars of soap should be clean and clean, towels spotless, the garbage constantly emptied (you get the idea).

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16. Entice people to explore the whole home. By putting something that draws the eye at the top of the stairs, in hallways or in corners, you are able to pique curiosity and retain prospective buyers interested during a whole home excursion. A bit of art, a painted accent wall, a window seat, a vase of flowers, a dangling light or even a small, colorful rug can work to draw the attention.


17. Show ways to use awkward areas. If you’ve any room beneath the stairs, or a corner or alcove anyplace in your home, try to find a exceptional way to show off it. By preparing a small work station, a home control center with a bulletin board, or built-in shelving, your awkward spot becomes another selling point.


18. Beware pet odors. Truly, this is sometimes a big one! In case you have pets, get all rugs steam cleaned and be extra cautious about vacuuming and washing surfaces. Also be sure to keep any extra-loved pet toys and doggie bones hidden when excursions are scheduled.

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19. Create a lifestyle people are searching for. Generally speaking, you want to perform up what your neighborhood or area is known for. Have a home in a quiet, grassy suburb? Lay a hammock in your backyard and a bench swing on your porch could be the perfect touch.

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20. Stage the outdoors too. Even if your condo has just a teensy postage stamp–size balcony, play this up with a cute café table and chairs, a cheerful tablecloth and even just a tiny tray of dishes or a vase of blossoms. If people look at this scene, they won’t be thinking “small,” they’ll be thinking, “What a charming spot to have breakfast!”

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21. Think. Make sure that your garden is in beautiful shape in the summer, and that any additional features you’ve got, like a pool or a fire pit, are cleaned and ready to go. Take advantage of the cozy vibe of the year in fall and winter, by building a fire in the fireplace and simmering hot apple cider on the stove.

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8 Green Palettes Worthy of Envy

Green is the unofficial hue of spring and summer, and you can add this organic, organic color to just about any existing color scheme. Green is nature’s neutral. Soft, muted variations of this colour are extremely easy to live with and can get your home dressed up for the sunny season in fashion.

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Green and gray. These days green seems totally on trend using a sexy neutral like gray. The combo lends a modern feel to a room.

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Green and orange. These colours create a lively retro look when used collectively. Introduce them with ease using throw pillows, artwork and accent seats.

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Green and red. This color combo isn’t only for the holidays; additionally, it looks fresh and fun during the summer. If you already have reddish accessories on your area, you won’t have to include considerably more. A moss-green area rug will do.

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Green and gold. Create a natural, rustic look by pairing green with golden honey tones. If you presently have a honey-tone ceiling or ceiling, you are halfway there. Go green with your seats using a fun, patterned fabric.

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Green and teal. This really is the most bizarre peacock color scheme, which has witnessed a recent increase in popularity. This color combo is classic and refined, and will work in any room in your home.

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Green and yellow. This duo is an instance of perfect colour balance. The coolness of green paired with the warmth of yellow always makes a space feel comfortable. These colours represent the grass and the sun, and together they create the greatest summer shade scheme.

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Green and green. If you love green and you desire a permanent look that will go past the summer, look for a chic wall covering that includes different shades of green, like walnut, lime and chartreuse. Then you can fortify the palette using throw cushions and other textiles.

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Green and pink. This complementary colour scheme is a fantastic choice for a woman’s room. Decide on a light or midtone green along with a brilliant pink for a lighthearted, delicate look.

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Guest Picks: Creative Ideas for Organizing Kids' Rooms

Children’s toys, books and equipment can pile up quickly and soon take over a distance. There is not any better time than now to organize your kid’s room and play areas, and add a style in the procedure. To inspire one to take step one, here are a few great products and suggestions for helping you home those toys, books and art supplies that children adore. — Cristin from Simplified Bee

Bins or pails such as these are a terrific way to organize small collections, such as Legos. Numbering or labeling them also will help keep tabs on exactly what goes where.

Fox Storage Bin – $39.99

Oversize bins are terrific for keeping bigger toys, trucks and stuffed animals.

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Kalon Studios Changing Trunk – $520

Finding furniture that will double duty will save money and space. I’m enjoying this changing table and toy box combo!

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Circus Storage Boxes – $104.95

These stackable circus-themed storage containers are too adorable to pass up. Whether housing toys, books or craft materials, they would be darling in a nursery or playroom.

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Campaign Storage Bench – $375

Benches similar to this may also do double duty. Excellent for a reading nook, window seat or storage at the foot of the bed, the seat offers cubbies for toys, clothing or books.

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Giraffe Book Case by P’kolino – $149.99

A novel collection is a fantastic way to encourage young ones to read, but getting them organized may take some time and thought. For a small collection, this darling giraffe bookcase is a superb option.


Animal Index by +D – $69

These darling creature silhouettes keep books in sequence while adding a touch of whimsy.

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My favorite is to arrange children’ books is by color. This makes quite a design statement.

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After Awhile Crocodile Organizer – $30

Hung on a wall or back of a doorway, this organizer with pockets is a great way to save space and corral books.

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Rolling Storage Crates – $88

A rolling crate is terrific for holding toys and books that might want to move from room to room easily.

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Drawing, painting and coloring — children love art jobs, and parents don’t like the mess. Keep artwork projects arranged by designating an area or desk. The turquoise peg board adds a pop of color and allows for supplies to be wrapped neatly. (Click on photo to see merchandise tags.)

Deluxe Art Center – $361.59

In addition, I love this streamlined, all-around artwork centre desk that accommodates two budding musicians.


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Lazy Susan – $39

If space won’t allow to get an art desk, even a lazy susan that may be moved around easily is a great alternative for housing art supplies.

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Parsons Cork Board with Custom Accents – $530

Bulletin boards are great for displaying and organizing awards, invites and reminders, and they are ideal for kids’ spaces.

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Floor-to-ceiling bookshelves maximize storage in tiny spaces and is a great starting point for organizing toys, books, and odds and ends. Custom built-in bookcases such as this one may add great architectural details to the room too.

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Cameron 5 Cubby and 3 Open Base Set – $1,199

A cubby system in this way can be more affordable than going custom and may be arranged based on your storage requirements.


Expedit Bookcase | IKEA – $129

If you’re eager to take the time to assemble it, Ikea includes clean-lined bookcases that are great for keeping kids’ toys and equipment. The price can not be beat!


P’kolino Chalkboard Storage Bench – $69

Multi-functional things not only are cost effective, but also help control clutter. This rolling storage seat can serve as a desk and a vanity.

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Barrette Holder in Baby Lola – $42

For those who have little girls, you understand how hair bows, bows and barrettes can get out of control. A hanging barrette holder similar to this one is a great choice and may add a decorative touch to the room.


View From Here Hook – $20

Decorative hooks are great for getting coats, sweaters and dress-up costumes from the ground. I particularly adore the group of wild monster hooks currently available at Anthropologie.


Rectangle Vinyl Chalkboard Labels by Bradens Grace – $8

Labeling storage bins, jars and other compartments helps kids learn how to sort things and keep organized. A tag manufacturer is practical, but I really like the look of those reusable chalkboard tags.

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Modern Waterfront Home on Long Island

Most single-family homes in the nyc region are observed beyond the five boroughs, most out on Long Island. The Noyack Creek home, a retreat designed for a town dweller by local company Bates Masi Architects, is just one such home. It’s close to the tip of Long Island about the creek’s tidal estuary. Since the architects attest, also this tour of the home shows, the layout balances the client’s wishes with the website’s possibilities to create something contemporary yet entirely unique.

at a Glance:
Who lives here: An actor who operates in New York City
Location: Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York
Size: 1,350 square feet
That is intriguing: the House’s layout holds clues to the owner’s profession.

The long rectangular lot next to the water determined a few things: Wetland reverses on the west limited the siting of the home, zoning constraints applied to the general height, and neighbors on the south and north intended privacy concerns. This view of the west elevation facing the water is where the building opens itself visually and experientially to its surroundings.

Yet in comparison with the west side, the eastern front is shut. Past the drive the glass-door entrance is observable, but otherwise only a few small windows break up the darkened quantity. Behind the windows would be the guest bedroom and toilet; the top story is the back of the master suite, which can be oriented to the west and the water views.

Bordering the deck observable in the first photograph is a wall covered in the exact same black panels as much of their home. The architects describe the wall:”Water-jet cutting allowed us to precisely create apertures to permit airflow in the outside deck area whilst maintaining privacy from your neighbor.”

The black substance is Skatelite, usually used in skateboard ramps. The architects liken it to a black-box theatre, which makes sense because the customer is an actor. As we will see, the home is”choreographed” to reflect the client’s profession.

The tiered exterior seating adjacent to the deck is one of the regions where, as the architects put it”acting was used as a device to mention how one engages the landscape.” The measures look towards the water, but they also turn the deck to some stage. The measures are echoed inside, linking the exterior and interior environments.

This view within the home is looking from the entrance to the west, through the open kitchen and living room; the deck is to the left. While the plan is compact, the area is airy and bright. The top floor is hinted at through the timber walls seen through the white ceiling.

Visible here is the interior stair that follows the outside seating. In the first floor some second-floor choreography is evident: The stair adheres to the east, but the master bedroom faces west; a bridge across the kitchen links west and east.

This view of this bridge is also looking east. Beyond the sliding wood door is your master bathroom and closet.

Flipped 180 degrees, this view shows the bridge from the master bathroom. The bridge acts as a catwalk, be it one in a theatre fly area or one for being seen on. In any circumstance, the culmination in the western view is clear.

The conclusion of this choreographed route designed by Bates Masi is your master bedroom and its view toward the water. Unlike the theatrical measures and catwalk, this is a place of solitude and a refuge, where the customer can escape to character framed.

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High Point Market Branches Out Into Natural Decor

Maybe it is that High Point Market, a tremendous furnishings industry trade show in North Carolina, came on the heels of Earth Week this year, but from vendor to vendor we were thrilled to see Mother Nature so beautifully represented.

From magnificent chandeliers made entirely of shells to tables crafted from tree trunks, nature-inspired accessories and furniture are unquestionably on trend for spring. Many are created from recycled substances or came from sustainable resources, which makes this appearance one you and your conscience may enjoy.

Bringing the exterior has never seemed — or felt so good.

Odds and ends made from sticks, twigs, driftwood and other flora and fauna abounded. Accessories like these from Gold Leaf Design Group are simple to integrate into existing decor. We love these spheres especially and will see them at a conventional area, dressing down a bowl that is formal.


BoBo Intriguing Objects Wood Spheres – $2,175

An accessory from Mother Nature is always a great alternative. These reclaimed wood spheres from BoBo Intriguing Objects are a conversation starter for sure.


BoBo Intriguing Objects Driftwood Candelabra – $487.50

Who understood driftwood could look so elegant? This candelabra from Bobo Intriguing Objects would be gorgeous on any dining table and makes eating by candlelight a cinch.


Arteriors Kosta Medium Authentic Oyster Shell Sphere – $381.60

For that spot that simply takes a statement accessory, look no further than that Arteriors oyster shell world. At a bookcase or on a nightstand, this bit can hold its own.


Bobo Intriguing Objects Egg Branch Chandelier – $987.50

Statement lighting was definitely a subject of this year’s marketplace, and many of the most gorgeous fixtures were character inspired. This Bobo Intriguing Objects Egg Branch Chandelier, for example, is made from tree branches that are Polish.


Regina Andrew Apple, Saucer and Cigar Jute Pendants

Regina Andrew jute pendants create a statement either independently or grouped together. Magnificent in a sunroom or above a breakfast room table — we would love to get all three!


Currey & Co.. Oyster Shell Chandelier – $1,452

This magnificent chandelier from Currey & Co. is created almost entirely of shells. We can’t think of anything more suitable to get a beach-home dining area.

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Moss and Lichen Landscapes, 1

This earthy moss and lichen landscape is the best touch for any area that requires a little green.

Driftwood Rectangle Mirror – $765

We’ve always maintained that a fantastic mirror is all that is needed to maintain a bathroom from appearing dull. This Currey & Co. driftwood mirror will be fantastic above a sink.



Celeste Mirror

In individual, this oyster shell mirror has been the announcement piece to end all statement bits. In any area, the precision and detail of this handmade bit would be jaw dropping.


Side Chair by Kenian – $352

Fast-growing, sustainable bamboo was a popular plant at this year’s marketplace. If you enjoy the shape of bamboo but are bored by the color, no problem. Painted bamboo has been well represented also. Springlike colors, like teal, orange and yellow, as well as sophisticated metallics create bamboo perform, even when you’re away from the seashore.


Butler Tray Side Table by Kenian – $183.99

This bamboo butler tray table was a versatile marketplace find. The tray is removable for easy functioning, and flipping the base on its side transforms the piece into a coffee table.


Currey & Co.. Marchmont Chest of Drawers – $1,865.60

This spectacular shell chest, from Currey & Co., is the epitome of character inspired. It might make a stunning night table in any bedroom.

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