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    Interior decorating is more than design, executing, and completing a design scheme. The essence of decorating is to know when to stop: the point … Read More
    Interior decorating is more than design, executing, and completing a design scheme. The essence of decorating is to know when to stop: the point where there is enough emptiness in the room that allows opportunity for the space to evolve, where subtle, progressive changes express the spirit of the homeowners aesthetic. Read Less
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A 1950's Updated Home on the Gold Coast of Long Island
Originally a simple split level, this home was updated to create an elegant, eclectic beauty.
 This room was originally a screened outdoor terrace. It was enclosed to create a four season room. The basic  black and white color scheme is highlighted with pops of primary colors. The floor was originally concrete.
This room is like a musical composition. The 50's modern furniture creates the basic theme. But a musical composition always sounds better with musical layers, beginning for instance, with harmony. This room, similar to a musical composition, looks better with pieces the owner brought back from China (coromandel screen, calligraphy, silk rug) as well as a few some well chosen antiques.
As empty nesters, the owners transformed one of the three bedrooms into a home office. Monochromatic grays, highlighted with metallics adds some sparkle to a smallish room, and picks up colors carried throughout the home.
The master bedroom put together an eclectic grouping of furniture. What ties the room together is the monochromatic color scheme, with the exception of the antigue burgandy velvet chair with mahogany frame. Even the wood floors were bleached, topped with soft area rugs.
The wall between the living and dining rooms was removed to open the space, making the home brighter and more spacious.
The daughter's bedroom was transformed into the empty nester's cozy den.