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    Lucenti Interiors brings ‘Italian-style, elegant comfort’ to town

    GREENWICH — Looking to relax la vita dolce? A new shop on East Putnam Avenue offers everything needed to decorate your space in high style. Lucenti Interiors held a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently for its new showroom at 124 E. Putnam Ave. in central Greenwich. It is the second location for the interior design firm, which also operates on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Discerning shoppers can find furnishings, millwork and other items from high-end design brands that are appropriate for residential, commercial or hospitality projects. The new store provides expert consultation and custom interiors that showcase Italy’s signature design aesthetic. “My  

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    Easy and Elegant Ways to Deck Your Halls This Season

    Frontgate If there were ever a year to level-up your seasonal decor, it’s this year. With the long-awaited return of get-togethers, we’re all eager to bring back the holiday fanfare, making up for last year’s collectively low-key celebrations. And the best way to set a festive tone is to sprinkle in spirited accessories throughout your home. (Even better if they’re fun new ones!) To that end, we scoured one of our favorite one-stop sources for holiday decor, Frontgate—the Cincinnati-based home-goods retailer known for high-quality indoor and outdoor accents—to curate the ultimate shoppable collection. Check out our top picks for  

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    The 2021 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books

    Since 1952, we’ve convened a rotating annual panel of three expert judges who consider every illustrated children’s book published that year in the United States. In 2017, we began partnering with the New York Public Library to administer the honor now called The New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books Award. The judges select the 10 winners purely on the basis of artistic merit. On the 2021 panel were Catherine Hong, a children’s literature critic; Jessica Agudelo, a youth collections librarian at the New York Public Library; and Paul O. Zelinsky, a Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator of many  

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    Valyou Furniture’s Foundry collections epitomize best industrial design

    Loft living has always had a special appeal since the so-called industrial style began to catch on around the 1970s. The new elegant lifestyle emerged thanks primarily to artists who were after two things—space and cheap rent. Lofts offered spacious interiors at low prices yet came at a cost. Since these lodgings were associated with former industrial and commercial premises converted into living quarters, the owners or renters faced a design challenge.  Turning the industrial interior with exposed brick walls, high ceilings with sometimes visible wiring and plumbing fixtures, even industrial elevators facing doorways into elegant and enjoyable space called  

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    5 Bedroom Looks To Steal from Instagram

    While a bedroom these days can do double duty as the occasional office, a proper bedchamber should be more of an oasis—and a spot to dream in (night or day). Indeed, how you design your home’s most relaxing space should reflect some take-me-away sanctuary vibes. And not serve as a stressful reminder of how much cash you spent to make it look that way. Luckily calming yet bold design looks don’t have to be a drain on your bank account. To wit, this week’s trending Instagram looks can all be had for under $300! Ready to upgrade your bedroom without  

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    Elegant house in Pathanamthitta noted for its brilliance in design | Lifestyle Decor

    Sujith Kumar, who is an army officer, has always dreamed of building a house of his own at his hometown in Vallikode at Pathanamthitta district, Kerala. Moreover, he wished to live close to his ancestral home. The 10 cents plot with an uneven layout was the biggest challenge while drawing the plan. Had the structure been built to suit the layout, the entrance area would look unattractive. However, intelligent designing and meticulous planning have helped overcome this problem. The architect deserves credit for designing such a fabulous abode that smartly ‘hide’ the irregularity of the plot. Interestingly, the car porch,  

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    You Can Now Stay At The Iconic Manhattan Brownstone From ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’

    Inspirato members can now stay in Hepburn, the brownstone featured in 1961 film “Breakfast at … [+] Tiffany’s” Russ Ross Photography, Inc. Those who love Audrey Hepburn now can stay in her character Holly Golightly’s iconic brownstone from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The townhome’s exterior was featured in the iconic 1961 film. Inside, the experience is even better. The façade of the brownstone Holly Golightly, Audrey Hepburn’s iconic character, resided. Inspirato Upscale vacation rental company Inspirato welcomed the property, aptly named Hepburn, into its portfolio earlier this year. The membership-based rental company is now offering stays for its members  

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