Design New England

Design with pride — red, white & blue

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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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