Four Remodels That Will Inspire You

Need a change? Have a look at these masterful makeovers.

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For design continuity, the cool palette of blues, greens, creams and grays forms a recurring thread throughout the house. “Color is consistent in the home, but each space has its own personality,” Miller explains. In what was previously a formal living room (now a sophisticated but comfy family room), she freshened up a twin set of built-ins from the ’40s (part of the original house) with glossy gray paint and a lining of textured chevron wallpaper. A wide sectional sofa is perfect for family movie nights, while also suitable for entertaining guests.


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In the master bedroom, gray walls are offset by an upholstered headboard. An adjacent seating area with his-and-her armchairs layers classic and contemporary elements such as Greek key-patterned throw pillows and a cowhide rug.


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“We love it,” Buksbaum says. “It looks like a totally different house.” Next up: the master bathroom suite and the formal dining room, which the family plans to tackle in another round of renovations.

–Charlotte Safavi


Donaldson Run

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Interior designer:

Carrie Miller, Lapis Ray Interior Design,


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