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Coastal Design Comes Home For Summer 2017

Coastal design without the kitsch. More light, hand-finished natural woods, less faux sea-glass octopus mosaics. True coastal style is clean, light, natural, and timeless. Far from the chic monochrome high rises of America's urban centers, coastal design elicits feelings of past family vacations on Cape Cod. A Simple and Timeless Marthas Vineyard Bedroom Showcases Classic Coastal Design Marthas Vineyard Interior Design Whethor curling up by the fire on an overstuffed linen couch with your collection of Thoreau poetry, or stomping in from the beach and kicking off your flip flops with a trail of sand behind you- great coastal design wants to be lived in and on, to be used and enjoyed for generations.  While Hammers & Heels is best...

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Light Right: A Comprehensive Guide to the 3 Kinds of Lights

For some DIYers lighting can seem like a last step, an afterthought to a design project. “Just stick a lamp in the corner and voila!” On the contrary! Most designers will tell you that lighting is one of the most important design elements in any space, the jewelry of the room. You may have coordinated the wall color with your vintage area rugs perfectly, but if you can’t see any of it- no one will ever know. The key to a well-lit design is knowing the different types of lighting and understanding how to combine these in your space. A good lighting plan for your space will combine general, task, and accent lighting. General and task lighting will lend their...

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