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Long, narrow living rooms
always pose some decorating
challenges, and this
13Г—25-foot space is no exception.
The location of windows and
doorways creates a tight fit
for furniture, a situation
made even trickier by a
stranded fireplace. Plus,
the front door opens right into
the room; no foyer means no
separation from the seating area
or spot to set bags. While home
improvement pro and TV host
Danny Lipford tackled
the renovation of this
room, we solved its
cosmetic flaws. See how
our team effort turned
it into a functional and
welcoming space.
by kit selzer | photos john bessler
produced by joseph boehm
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This 1926 house was
its charming front
door and energyefficient windows to
all new landscaping.
floor plan illustrations: ann mackey-weiss
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Fit for conversation
Tight quarters call for airy, scaled-down furniture. A
round coffee table makes walking through the room
easy, while a round lamp table tucks into a corner
without stealing visual space. To prove comfort
doesn’t require a lot of extra stuffing, we chose trim,
tailored seating pieces (no bulky arms or cushions)
from our Better Homes and Gardens Collection by
Universal Furniture.
Glidden Paints
Barely Jade
To make the room
feel bigger, BHG
senior interior
designer Joe Boehm
chose curtains that
push aside to reveal
the entire windows.
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Danny Lipford
installed cabinets,
right, on both sides of
the windows and
trimmed them to
make the room’s
crown molding look
A screen, below,
defines two spaces (a
foyer on one side and a
desk area on the other)
but is easy to relocate
when the living room
needs to stretch.
Building in function
On the wall near the front door, cabinetry from a semicustom kitchen line provides storage, display shelves,
and even window seats in a space that’s just 15 inches
deep. Now, instead of unusable entry space, there’s a
spot to hang jackets, stow bags, and showcase books
and accessories. To further the foyer effect, a console
table greets guests at the door while a mirrored folding
screen shields their immediate view of the living room.
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The right moves
Movable furniture is key to this plan’s success.
A pair of armchairs can be part of the main
seating area or cozy up to the offset fireplace,
which defines one side of the living room. One
of the chairs also serves a writing desk, which
doubles as the sofa’s side table. Additionally, the
cocktail table can shift to where it’s needed.
Decision Makers
Repair or replace? Danny
shares lessons from this
renovation project that you can
apply to your own house.
the charm
of an old
house is
but so is
for energy
safety, and
Danny Lipford
If your windows are single-pane,
are hard to operate, and have little
or no weather stripping, it’s best
to replace them. Replacement
units can be reasonably priced,
and installing them will have little
impact on adjacent trim and walls.
No matter how bad they look,
most wood floors can be refinished
successfully. It generally costs
less than replacing the wood
with other flooring options.
The deciding factor is whether
previous sanding has left the wood
too thin to refinish again. Have a
professional refinisher assess your
floor’s condition.
Wood doors without rot can
be reused. Take the doors to a
company that “dips and strips”
them; this removes previous
finishes so you can prime or stain.
If you’re planning major changes
to your home’s wiring or plumbing,
it’s usually more cost-effective to
remove walls and ceilings first.
It makes the work easier for the
electrician and plumber. Plus you
can add insulation, which will pay
you back in energy savings. n
For buying information see page 181.
Danny Lipford’s Today’s Homeowner TV series on the Kuppersmith house is
currently re-airing; visit for the schedule in your area. Go
to to find out more about this remodeling project.
See other rooms in the house in a special issue of our sister publication,
Renovation Style, available at newsstands September 13.
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Page 32: ice creams—Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams; jenisicecreams.
com. Berline Pendant lamp—Roost (Wholesale);
Yellow stools—Design Within Reach; 800/944-2233;
Page 32B: Polaroid art photos on kitchen wall—Michelle Maguire, Plates and spoons—personal belongings.
Page 34: waffle iron, Krumb Cake—NordicWare; 800/333-9325; Olive wood paddles (on gift bags)—Jeni’s
Splendid Ice Creams (see previous). Stripe, circle fabric on pint
cozies—Hable Construction;
Page 37: hammock, XL Grand Caribbean (Aqua)—Hayneedle;
866/579-5182; “Chakra Roti” round decorative pillow,
“Royal Calcutta Turf Club” decorative pillow, turquoise—John
Robshaw Textiles; 212/594-6006;
Beach-inspired colors and a come-on-in
attitude make this family home the place
to be—inside and out.
Vibrant accent colors,
a teak coffee table
designed for outdoors,
and a woven rug relax
Connie and Charlie
Wilhelm’s living room,
this photo. “We’re a
very casual family, so
I wanted our home to
reflect that,” says
Connie, shown
entertaining friends
on the patio, opposite.
by jody ga r lock | photos k a ry n millet | producer l aur a hull
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Pages 38–43: interior design—Jessica Brende; 310/871-4202;
[email protected]
Pages 38–39: custom sofa, Mahe Jodhpur—Designer’s Guild @
Osborne & Little; for a list of showrooms. Side
table, round metal with iron cross hatch—Mecox Gardens; 310/3589272; Coffee table, Teak wood bench—Big
Daddy’s Antiques; 310/769-6600; Art work above
sofa—Barry Dukoff Photography; 310/980-1199;
Rectangular pink pillow, “Sari” (Fuschia), tan and white pillow,
“Stella” (Cardamom)—Raoul Textiles (To The Trade); 805/965-1694; Square pink pillow, lamp—personal belongings.
Green and white pillow, “Island Ikat” (Pistache on White)—China
Seas @ Quadrille; Rug, Prestige Mills Pueblo
(Walnut)—Carpets West; 310/454-0697.
Pages 40–41: pink pillow on white chair, “Sari” (Fuschia)—Raoul
Textiles (To The Trade) (see previous). Green and white fabric on
wingback chair, “Island Ikat” (Pistache on White), small white
pillow fabric, “Meloire” (reversed)—China Seas @ Quadrille; Side table, “Cameroon Stool” (Black)—Big
Daddy’s Antiques (see previous). Rocking chair, pillow, square
coffee table, white arm chair, curtains, painting on mantle—
personal belongings. Settee with cushion, “Mousharabbi” (Black)—
Badia Design; for retail
Pages 42–43: pink pillow fabric, “Marrakech” (Bubble Gum Pink),
turquoise pillow fabric, “Tangier” (Teal), multi-color pillow fabric,
“Safi Suzani” (Fiesta)—Kathryn Ireland Fabric; for a showroom;
310/837-8890; Stool, Reed bar stools—CB2;
800/606-6252; Window shades, coffee table, credenza,
lamp, painting—personal belongings. Custom sofa, Shelly (Beige)—
Cowtan & Tout Inc. (To The Trade)—contact your local interior
designer for more information or call 310/659-1423. Tan and white
armchair fabric, “Jako” (Camel)—Raoul Textiles (To The Trade)
(see previous). Turquoise rug, “Mandala” (Turquoise)—ABC Carpet
& Home; 212/473-3000; All items in
breakfast room—personal belongings.
Page 48: bath interior designer—Brooke Gardner, Brooke Gardner
Interior Design; 818/917-2012; Design expert—
Kelly Berg, Arte Styling; 650/867-3896;
Pages 52–59: architect designer—Joe McGuire, KCS Estates; 415/2649321; [email protected] Builder/interior designer—
Brett Foley; [email protected] Paint colors chosen by—Vivian
Dw yer, Dw yer Design; 415/730-5856; [email protected]
Cabinets throughout—Precision Cabinets; 925/634-5552;
Pages 52–53 custom oak table—Zebra; 415/453-6078. Chairs—
personal belonging. Thomas Paul rug—ModernRugs.Com; 800/8307847; Pendant light—Room & Board; 00/301-9720; Floors, 6-inch white oak, 50% ebony, 50%
antique brown—Shaw Floors; 800/441-7429; Island
color (Templeton Gray), wall color (Sandy Hook Gray)—Benjamin
Moore & Co.; Cabinet hardware—Baldwin
Hardware; 800/566-1986; Countertops—
Caesarstone; 818/779-0999; “Tolix” bar stools—
Sundance Catalog; 800/422-2770; Silver footed
platter—Gardens; 469/330-9987; Antique
blue bottles—Past Perfect; 415/929-7651. Yellow vases—Crate &
Barrel; 800/967-6696; (product line varies).
Plates—Target Stores; Napkins, place mats—West Elm;
888/922-4119; Glass stemware—CB2; 800/606-6252; Candle holders, rug—IKEA; 800/434-4532; Bottle
of oil—Dean & Deluca; 800/221-7714; Doublehinged doors—La Cantina; 760/597-0281; Deck
materials—Timbertech; 800/307-7780; Deck
furniture, Ventana—Terra Teak; 888/449-8325; terrateakandgarden
.com. Umbrella—Sunbrella; 336/221-2211;
Pages 54–55: pendant lights, Alfa Lighting—Juno Lighting Group;
800/367-5866; junolighting Hood—Vent-A-Hood;
800/331-2492; Range, microwave/convection
oven—Wolf Appliance Co.; 800/332-9513;
Refrigerator—Sub-Zero Inc; 800/222-7820;
Chopping block counter top—John Boos; 217/347-7701; johnboos
.com. Dishwasher—Bosch; 800/866-2022;
Shaw Farm Sink—Rohl Home; 800/777-9762;
Faucet—KWC; 678/334-2121; Vintage “A”—Past
Perfect (see previous). Rug—IKEA (see previous). Exterior siding,
Fiber Cement Hardie Shingle—Jamies Hardie; 877/336-2 339; Custom front door—Frameworks; 510/653-7075.
Paint color, front door (Basil Green), house (Brown Sugar)—Benjamin
Moore & Co., Windows—Andersen Windows,
Page 56: rug in family room—West Elm (see previous). Samsung
television—Best Buy; Weegee floor lamp, “Lights
Up!”—Design Public; Eames chair—Design
Within Reach; 800/944-2233; Photos on right wall, Jack
Leigh artist—Jack Leigh Gallery; 912/234-6449;
Page 59: custom wine rack—Precision Cabinets (see previous).
Countertops (Black Walnut)—John Boos & Co. (see previous).
Cabinetry hardware—Baldwin Hardware (see previous). Artwork,
Vin Vottano artist—Domaine Chandon Winery; 707/944-1123; chandon
.com. Wall color (Sandy Hook Gray)—Benjamin Moore & Co. (see
previous). Blue tray—West Elm; Vintage ice bucket,
shaker, wooden cups, blue glass pitcher—Past Per fect (see
previous). Resin box—Martha Sturdy; Candle
holder—Barney’s; Silver bowl—IKEA;
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Page 62: sofa, #B897550BD, fabric, “Pincord” (color #16), settee,
#B001930BD, fabric, “Zipper” (color #21), chairs, B003910BD, fabric,
“Abernathy” (color #21), round table, “Governor’s Place” #080804—
Better Homes and Gardens Furniture Collection produced under
license by Universal Furniture Intl, Inc.; 877/804-5535; bhgfurniture
.com. Windows—Jeld-Wen Inc.; Drapery fabric, “Leaf
Sample/CIR” #0443 (Cloud)—The Robert Allen and Group through
your designer or 800/333-3777; Forged iron
and glass cocktail table, “Paulette” lamp on round table, white
opal cased glass—Arteriors Home; Wall color
(Barely Jade), ceiling color (Chilly Morning #56BG 81/03)—Glidden
Paints; for a store. Rug, “Hammock” #0257 9x13
(Spa #400)—Capel, Inc.; 800/382-6574; Orange
throw over chair arm—The Pa shmina S tore; 888/874-2957; Herringbone throw on settee (Honeysuckle)
#41FILO78—Brahms Mount; 800/545-9347; Sofa
pillows: aqua flange, “Cub Fossil” D150; lumbar pillow with pink
butterfly, “Document Fossil” D405; linen pillow, aquamarine with
cocoa pipe, jute fringe D461; vintage “Uzbek” pillow, aqua and
cilantro linen appliqué D548—Lacefield Designs; 404/351-5450; Cachepot on lamp table and vase on cocktail
table, “Kennedy”—HomArt (To The Trade); 888/346-6278; homart
.com. CloisonnГ© box on cock tail table, Suz ani Design
#CLOIF382G-S3—Tozai Home through Two’s Company; 800/896-7266; for nearest store. Harriet Fishbowl glass vase,
#B251/C—Juliska; 888/414-8448;
Page 65: cabinetry, Classic Portrait, Silhouette maple door style,
Chiffon finish, V-groove panel on back, Chiffon finish, hardware, satin
nickel knobs #HK137—Merillat Cabinets; Chair,
B003910BD, chair fabric and pillow fabric (on window seat),
“Abernathy” (color #21), console table, #088823—Better Homes and
Gardens Furniture Collection produced under license by Universal
Furniture Intl, Inc.; 877/804-5535; Door handle
set with LiNK System—Schlage; Roman shade, pillow
on window seat and chair pillow fabric, “Leaf Sample/CIR #0443
(Cloud)—The Robert Allen Group (see previous). Mirrored folding
screen, #405-286—Regina-Andrew Design; for retail 734/250-8042;
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 181 Green fabric on window-seat
cushion, “Brookline” (Spring)—Better Homes and
Gardens home dГ©cor fabrics available at Jo-Ann
Stores nationwide; 888/739-4120;
Vintage Uzbek pillow on window seat, aqua and
cilantro linen appliqué #D548—Lacefield Designs
(see previous). Ticking rug runner, “Margarita”
cotton woven, tote on hook—Dash & Albert Rug Co.;
800/442-8157; Pendant, Dover
Pendalette #1731 Brushed Nickel—Kichler Lighting;
866/558-5706; Audubon bird models
on shelf, #9090-0, #9092-0, #9094-0—HomArt
(see previous). Cachepot on table, “Kennedy,”
cachepot on table, “Kennedy”—HomArt (To The
Trade) (see previous). Bird art prints on shelf (set
of 4) #8074, green vases and swirl vase on table,
Tozai Home, celadon jar with lid, ASB061-S3—Two’s
Company (see previous). Baskets in cubby—Pottery
Barn; 800/922-5507; Wakefield
painted hand-carved solid wood/acrylic lamp on
table, DR42016-576—Arteriors Home; Silver tray on table—Wendell
August; 800/923-4438;
Pages 79–87: letterpress credit—Moon Tree Arts,
Brooklyn, NY; Rebecca Kutys, proprietor; 718/4220449;; illustrations—Sarah
Cave; Assistant Illustrator Cecile Dyer. WilliamsSonoma Hotel Tablecloth (Ivory), 70 x 108; 877/8126235; Buffet trays—Cuatro
Large Platters from CB2; 800/606-6252;
Appetizer bowls (pasta), Fitz and Floyd Nevaeh
appetizer bowl—Bed Bath and Beyond; 800/4623966; Bottles—Swing
Glass Bottle, 8.5 oz.—Sur La Table; 800/243-0852; Popcorn Boxes—Milton (scalloped
tops cut off). Wood Seed Trays, custom hand-made
b y A n d r e w ’s R e c l a i m e d — e t s y. c o m /s h o p/
andrewsreclaimed. Kraft Paper, 24" wide, 40 lb.—
Uline; 800/958-5463; Paper straws, box
of 144 Gray—Kikkerland; 866/822-5571; kikkerland
.com. Divided plates, Beige Square Plate with
Partitions—Muji; 212/334-2002; Set of 4
Salad Forks—Crate and Barrel; 800/967-6696; Glasses (chopped salad), LSA
GIO Tumbler Low 240 ml.—The Conran Shop;
866/755-9079; Garden Trugs—
Gardener’s Supply; 888/833-1412;
Pages 90–96: landscape design—Jeremy Smearman,
Planters, Inc., 185 Ottley Dr., Atlanta, GA 30324;
404/261-6002; Pots near front
door—Haddonstone; Fountain,
“Fiona”—Campania Intl;
Trio of poufs—Design Within Reach;
Page 99: locker bins—PB Teen;
G a lvanize d 12 b o t tle w ine r ac k—n o lo n ge r
avail able. S t ainle s s s teel compos t crock—
Gardener ’s Supply; gardener Cut ting
boards—Bed Bath & Beyond; bedbathandbeyond
.com. Nautical outdoor floor lamp—Shades of
Light; 877/288-5029; Table
base bowl, Bados bowl—Campania Int’l, Inc.; Rug, “Castaway”—
CAPEL Inc; 800/382-6574; Hens
and Chicks and Lemon Coral Sedum in round table
planter—Proven Winners;
Page 100: drawer dividers—The Container Store; Green handled garden tools—
Radius; Wood workbench—
Harbor Freight Tools; 800/444-3353; harborfreight
.com. Wood trellis—Lattice stix;;
888/528-7849. Pottery pots on bench—Ben Wolff
Pottery; 860/618-2317; Yellow
metal table and square pot—no longer available.
Page 102: locker bins—PB Teen (see previous).
S tainles s-s teel compos t crock— Gardener ’s
Supply (see previous). Galvanized 12 bottle wine
rack—no longer available. Blue rug, “GelPro
F lo r a”— B e d B a t h & B e y o n d (s e e p r e v i o u s).
Countertop 5-bottle wine rack—Crate & Barrel;
194 Grill—Weber;
Page 104: Better Homes and Gardens Furniture:
chair, “Garden Grove”, loveseat, “Englewood
Heights”—Walmart; (select Walmart
stores). Amber stool/table (no longer available,
see website for similar items)—Emissary; 770/9869000; Nautical outdoor floor
lamp—Shades of Light (see previous). Brown tall
planter—LECHUZA CUBICO Cottage; 877/532-4892 Gold Bar Miscanthus in brown
planter—Monrovia; Table base
bowl, Bados bowl—Campania Int ’l, Inc. (see
previous). Lanterns—IKEA;
Pages 106-113: plant arrangements—DIG Gardens,
420 Water St., Santa Cruz, CA; 831/466-3444; Concrete side table—5
Feet From the Moon Studios; 126 Fair Ave., Santa
Cruz, CA; 831/234-7555;
DIG Gardens (see previous).
Pages 114-122: Salvia nemorosa �Plumosa’ Bluestone
Perennials; �Black and
Blue’ sage—Monrovia; �Santa
Barbara’ Mexican bush sage—Proven Winners; Redbor kale—Park Seed Co.;
p ar k s e e d.c om. Rainb ow chard, � F i ve C olor
Silverbeet’—Seed Savers Exchange;
Red-veined sorrel—Johnny’s Selected Seeds; Dark Plants: �Tropicanna Black’
canna—available at your local garden center,
including Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Walmar t.
�Panama Red’ hibiscus and �Princess Molly ’
pennisetum—Athens Select;
�Merlot’ coleus—Proven Winners (see previous).
Page 127: Crabtree & Evelyn Lavender Room
Spray—Crabtree & Evelyn stores; crabtree-evelyn
.com. The Good Home Company Lavender Vacuum
Beads—; Thymes
Lavender Body Wash— Philip B.
Lavender Hair & Body Shampoo—;
fine salons and department stores nationwide. Day
Break Lavender Farm Fresh Lavender Aromasoap
Bar—daybreaklavender The Soap &
Paper Factor y Lavender Solid Per fume—
soapandpaper factor; beaut; L’Occitane Lavender Hand
Page 128: Love & Toast hand creams—Select Whole
Food S tores (nationwide); beaut; Clarins FEED 15 Pouch—Nordstrom
stores nationwide. Korres Yoghurt Instant Cooling
Gel—Sephora;; Dr.
Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Glow Pads—;;
CND Shimmer Effects polish—
Page 133: Aveeno Nourish + Volume Shampoo and
Conditioner—mass market retailers nationwide; L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Pumping
Volume Spritz—mass market retailers nationwide; Redken Nature’s Rescue
Radiant Sea Spray— f or s alons.
Nexxus Mousse Plus Volumizing Foam Styler—
mass market retailers nationwide;
Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo—mass
market retailers nationwide;
Wen Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing shampoo—; QVC; Fekkai Luscious
Curls Cream— Citre Shine Shine Miracle
Anti Friz z Cream—ma s s market ret ailer s
nationwide; Organix Moroccan
Argan Oil shampoo—Rite Aid, Walgreens, CVS,
Meijer, Duane Reade, Ulta, and Safeway stores, Carol’s Daughter Hair
Milk—; HSN; Sephora stores.
Curl Junkie Curl Rehab Moisturizing Hair
Page 196: stencil, “Anna Damask”—Cutting Edge
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