In a Santa Ynez, California house, designer Mary Watkins Wood used a rug instead of a bath mat. Rugs are made to withstand a lot more wear than the occasional wet foot! A Waterworks Candide tub is painted Dunn-Edwards Slate. Chair covered in Scalamandre Feng Shui. Mecox ceramic garden seat.
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A herringbone pattern hand-painted by Christopher Rollinson gives the New York City living room its "wow" factor. Designer Christina Murphy mixes gold and silver tones to great effect: "The key is to not have an even split — make one dominant."
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In designer Sheila Bridges's kitchen, the glint of silver in her Torino Damask wallpaper works well with stainless steel: a Fisher & Paykel refrigerator, a Bosch dishwasher, a Bertazzoni range, and a GE microwave. Globe lantern by Alison Spear for Stephanie Odegard. Paint is Benjamin Moore's Hemlock on cabinets and Farrow & Ball's All White on floor.
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In a California beach house, designed by Erin Martin and Kim Dempster, a vintage pull-down map bought on eBay hides the TV.
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