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I leave you this week with a breathtaking barn designed by Briggs Edward Solomon…one look at the gorgeous wood walls (barn bedroom below) and I was transported back to the Verellen showroom! (top photo) How wonderful to see this artful wood treatment again! In both cases, the horizontal boards serve as accent walls…a rustic contrast to the otherwise refined white interiors…this small discovery was such a nice surprise…one that I couldn’t wait to share with you! Enjoy!

Wishing you a lovely spring weekend!

top photo by danielle boudrot, all other photos from Briggs Edward Solomon

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“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” ~ Hans Hofmann

Having just posted two projects designed by Kathleen Clements Design and Briggs Edward Solomon, I thought it would be fitting to explore the solo work of Briggs Edward Solomon…let’s begin with this Coral Gables home filled with an artful mix of old and new…primitive wood tables happily co-exist with pristine white sofas and chairs…an elegant daybed feels fresh when paired with a Saarinen tulip table and a graphic black and white striped rug…effortless pairings that excite the senses and leave me wanting more!

photos from Briggs Edward Solomon

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Today’s post features an east coast Georgian Estate designed by Kathleen Clements and Briggs Edward Solomon…I thought this home would be an interesting comparison/contrast to yesterday’s Hollywood Hills ranch…the grand architectural details clearly dictate a more traditional attitude but even so, I can easily recognize their artful, uncluttered approach to the overall interior design…for me, both properties express a deep respect for proportion, form, texture, and materials…a formula that seems to work for them in any environment…it certainly works for this uncluttered beauty

photos from Kathleen Clements Design and Briggs Edward Solomon

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The May-June 2012 issue of Veranda was waiting for me when I arrived home from High Point…a welcome surprise for my weary eyes! Two must-sees ~ the 12 page spread featuring a Darryl Carter designed Washington DC home and this Hollywood Hills home, designed by Kathleen Clements Design and Briggs Edward Solomon Design…gallons of Benjamin Moore Super White paint transformed this 1950s California ranch house into a clean-lined, light filled shell…with an almost gallery-like atmosphere, the carefully curated selection of antiques and art command attention and rightfully so…take for example the Gustavian bench upholstered in Schumacher silk taffeta with a bolster in C&C Milano velvet…against a stark white backdrop, its artful details take center stage…a piece of art to be adored and lived with…

“In the way that a perfect mat magnifies a painting’s impact in a frame, the house’s white background lets a judicious selection of spare furnishings and fine-boned antiques shine.” ~ an excerpt from the Veranda article written by Degen Pener

photos from Kathleen Clements Design

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