Home Automation for Green Living, Without Sacrificing Luxury

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The future is now! One of the biggest draws of energy is in the home, and though wasted energy in the home is a common problem, it is preventable. As the world becomes increasingly digital, huge advancements in home automation technology drastically cut back on the environmental impacts of wasted energy (and the impact on homeowners’ […]


Spencertown, NY: Drab Home Transformed Into Sunny Retreat

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James Dixon of James Dixon Architect PC reveals he always wanted to be an architect. He understands and experiences architecture both pragmatically and viscerally. His pedigree is composed, in part, of a Bachelor in Architecture from the University of Oregon and of a Graduate Diploma in Architectural History and Theory from the Architectural Association, London, […]


Must-See, Updated, Turn-of-the-Century Estate in Rumson NJ

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Tucked away on over three lushly landscaped acres on Bellevue Avenue in Rumson is a grand, turn-of-the-century country estate that has been completely refurbished with every conceivable amenity to live and entertain graciously. This sprawling, 14-room, 10,000-square-foot residence with 6 bedrooms and 5.5 baths underwent an extensive renovation and expansion under the expert guidance of […]


Preserve, Restore, Re-purpose: Traditional Barns Get New Life

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Be it ever so humble, there is no place like a barn. Quintessentially utilitarian and hardly appreciated for its aesthetics heretofore, the barn has morphed into one of the most versatile, adaptable and functional forms of architecture in the last 30 to 40 years, especially in the Northeast, with its rich and diverse history of […]


Bold Design Defines Aesthetic of Architect Kimberly Peck, AIA

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When architect Kimberly Peck takes on a project, she analyzes what exists and recreates with purpose. One of Peck’s favorite renovations took place in a Greenwich Village apartment, in which she uncovered beautiful cast iron support beams adorned with Corinthian detailing at the top. “I stripped the columns so you can appreciate the cast iron […]


Jeffrey Brooks on Interior Design: Lighting is Everything!

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If the rug is a starting point for the decoration of a room then the lighting is the jewel  in the crown. Decorative lighting fixtures do more than ornament a space- the right fixture will punctuate a room and convey the theme. A contemporary American home calls for a particular sort of lighting. Even eclectic […]


Frank & Eileen L.A. Showroom Honors Romantic Irish Heritage

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A designer honors her Irish grandparents’ love story with timeless shirts that have a passionate following. Even her L.A. showroom embraces her heritage — it’s modeled after a 1940s farmhouse in Ireland Frank McLoghlin and Eileen Óg married in Ireland in 1947, and their granddaughter, Audrey McLoghlin, still holds their love story carefully in hand. […]


Designer Cory Connor Uses Barn Doors in Elegant Master Suite

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Barn doors don’t have to clatter or hide a hay loft and horse stalls. Not anymore. The newest breed of barn door is quiet, artistic and appearing in the chicest of homes as a new calming element. “I’ve always loved barn doors,” says designer Cory Connor. “I love their functionality as much as the way […]


4 Delicious and Healthy Fall Recipes by Jeanette Bronée

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We recently featured a home in Bovina, NY designed by Kimberly Peck, AIA, and Jeanette Bronée, founder of the Path for Life Self-Nourishment program and former designer. The kitchen of the home seemed particularly enticing, so we asked Jeanette for some of her best fall recipes. In her own words, Jeanette has shared with us four […]


The 10 Most Luxurious Hot Tubs and Baths on Earth

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We’ve come a long way since Roy and Candido Jacuzzi pioneered the very first whirlpool tub, called The Roman, in 1968. Here are ten examples of just how far we’ve come, ranging from high luxuries to over $1.5M rarities. To start, let’s get a baseline for what a hot tub is and should be in most cases, […]