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Design with pride red, white & blue

July 4, 2011 09:15 AM  

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Greg Premru

Bright red walls and upholstery on the built-in banquette enliven this kitchen's white and earth-toned color scheme (from our Sept/Oct 08 feature).

Happy 4th!

Our design-centric ode to Independence Day continues with red, white, and blue hues at center stage. These three fantastic colors fit every space and style from the minimalist modern to wallpapered traditional and take on many personae. So sit back, enjoy the sunshine, and see just how versatile our country's color scheme can be.

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Eric Roth

The bright white Porsche P'7340 kitchen from Poggenphol (above) has a futuristic luminescence, thanks to its titanium aluminum frame and built-in lighting (from our Jan/Feb 10 Kitchen). Hand-made rugs (below) add an Americana touch to a revitalized 200-year-old Rockport, Maine, farmstead's kitchen (from our Sept/Oct 10 feature).

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Brian Vanden Brink

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Left: Eric Roth; Right: Greg Premru

Subway tiles paired with original washstand and mirror, salvaged from the 1890s Queen Anne, give the bath (above, left) a light, unassuming air. The seating area's (above, right) color palette, right down to the dishware and table linens, mimics that of the owner's childhood home. A minimalist Maine house (below) was dubbed, by its owners, "cardinal in the woods" because of the exterior's distinctive crimson stain. (All from our Jan/Feb 09 issue.)

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Warren Jagger

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Both Sam Gray

The serene master bath (above, left) of a coastal Rhode Island home paired pale-blue marble floors and countertops with damask Farrow & Ball wallpaper (from our March/April 10 feature). Tall, beamed ceiling, paneled walls, and upholstered furniture keep a white living area (above, right) relaxed and comfortable (from our Sept/Oct 10 Visit).


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An insider's look at must-have products, fresh trends, and inspired spaces from the team at Design New England magazine.

Gail Ravgiala is editor of Design New England and a fan of both the region's historic architecture and its growing inventory of modern houses and public buildings.

Courtney Kasianowicz is associate editor of Design New England who scouts the area for new design, charming products, and local artisans both innovative and daring.

Jill Connors, Design New England's editor-at-large, is an antiques maven and design scout and will post about trends and discoveries in the field.

Bruce Irving, Design New England's contributing editor for architecture & building, is a renovation specialist who will share his insights on design and construction.

Estelle Bond Guralnick, Design New England's style & interiors editor, will post about interior design and interior designers and her favorite finds.

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