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Carolyn stripped down every surface of the home, adding three custom doorways, creating four separate wings, and completely reimagining the architecture, for better flow and light … A global nomad and self-proclaimed wanderluster, Carolyn’s home is a distillation of fun, filled with refined and eclectic touches that balance old and new.

This sprawling four-bed, four-bath condominium was recently meticulously reimagined with Carolyn’s bold use of colour and eclectic style, which is immediately present in the form of an exquisite hand-painted entrance

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Juried home design awards sponsored by HC&G, hosted by Preston Bailey and honoring Vincente Wolf. Carolyn Pressly Interiors selected as Best Interior Design Finalist, presented at Guild Hall in East Hampton.

In a tough residential real estate market, many sellers are making the bold move of renovating and staging their homes to sell. Brokers say that this strategy can capture the best price, and more important, help the home sell much more quickly.

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Details include French oak floors with inlaid brass detail, mirrored French pivot doors, 8-foot-tall steel casement windows, wood beams and cork floors in the library. … “We fell in love with the soaring windows and large space, which we carved into distinct wings — allowing for a quiet master bedroom wing, and a fun kids’ wing and, most crucially, a large home office right by the entry door,” says Pressly.
Top designers reveal the trends that are big on the home front this year—plus those worth saying goodbye to. “The Memphis movement is overtaking midcentury modern as the furnishing and color selection du jour. Primary colors and graphic shapes haven’t seen this much action since the eighties. Also in our space planning we are turning away from straight, rigid furniture lines and choosing enveloping tub chairs and Vladimir Kagan-esque curved sofas.”—Carolyn Pressly

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What Kitchen Design Styles to Expect Now

Trend #12: Digital Technology in the Kitchen. “Digital technology will continue to drive innovations and new pleasures in the kitchen, giving homeowners ever more specific home appliances targeted to their tastes. Wifi-enabled espresso makers can prepare your morning cappuccino before you even get out of bed, and wine technology is evolving from big wine fridges to restaurant-quality single pour preservation systems. Why stop at opening one bottle when you can have a private tasting flight of four?”
“Powder rooms have always been a place to add high drama to a small space, but now oversized floral wall prints and pattern-on-pattern are feeling very of-the-moment, particularly in bold, bright colors.”

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