The fire pit, the dock, and a Gerald DiGiusto 1960s steel sculpture in designer Thom Filicia's yard in his upstate New York lake house.
In the outdoor living room of this Malibu ranch by designers Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe, a vintage sofa and coffee table mix with Janus et Cie chairs.
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One of our readers, Erin Benedict, submitted this makeover idea: "Freshen up an old chest with green lacquer and new knobs. Add a colorful printed fabric shade to a flea market lamp."
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Off-the-rack accessories helped designer Melissa Warner's Hollywood apartment come together fast: four days after she ordered them, the red wool pillows by Judy Ross arrived in the mail. Ivory pillows from Crate & Barrel. They nestle on a totally girly vintage sofa reupholstered in Yoma's Savanna velvet.
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A vintage replica of Winged Victory in the living room of a California cottage "adds history and looks great amid splashes of color," designer Stephen Shubel says. Mirrors installed along the back of the built-in shelving give the wall depth. A pair of Louis XV–style Lyon chairs by Restoration Hardware are covered in a Designers Guild striped linen. The high-back Bruno sofa by Cisco Home is upholstered in Pindler & Pindler's Miramar and trimmed in Nobilis's Zen. Mirrored accent tables are by West Elm.
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