Clive Daniel Home provides interior design for local developers

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Ashton Woods at Fiddler’s Creek

Clive Daniel Home, the award-winning interior design firm and furnishings retailer, recently installed the furnishings for national builder Ashton Woods’ Pontevedra VI model home in the Marsh Cove neighborhood of Fiddler’s Creek in Naples, Florida. Recently sold, the single-story home, located at 3252 Tavolara Lane, included a furnishings package from Clive Daniel Home.

Allied ASID Designers Jean Losier and Christina Rosolia of Clive Daniel Home collaborated with the Ashton Woods design team to create interiors for the 3,232-square-foot home with a three-car garage. Offering privacy and a lake view, this four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath home with a den is an estate home of unsurpassed splendor.

Adds Losier, “The Pontevedra VI model has an overall feel of the seaside coast with a touch of tropical flare.  

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Midcentury modern Erie home brings the outdoors inside – Entertainment & Life – GoErie.com

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This home has classic midcentury modern design.

You won’t find many homes like the one at 330 Hilltop Road in Erie.

William Gregory’s midcentury modern home sits on a scenic .42-acre lot and includes a lot of living space with 2,290 square feet, three bedrooms and two and a half baths.

Built in 1958, nearly all the rooms look out on the property with an abundance of floor-to-ceiling windows. It’s classic brick-and-stone exterior carries inside with stone and brick details along walls and fireplaces. The large window walls and clerestory windows definitely bring the outdoors inside in this open floor plan.

The entrance opens to the main living area where a brick fireplace spans most of one wall and windows line two additional walls. It connects to a dining room and sunroom. The dining room includes built-ins and the sunroom looks out on the property. It’s accessible from several rooms

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Dreaming of a better work-from-home space? Try a tiny backyard office.

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With COVID-19 making working from home the new normal, and as people are realizing that this situation might go on for the foreseeable future, finding enough space and quiet to concentrate and get your work done has become a priority. If setting up your office at the kitchen table isn’t cutting it, and if you have the outdoor space, you might want to consider a backyard office shed.



a man sitting at a table in front of a window: Bob Clarizio, CEO and founder of Bantam Built, sits inside the light-filled INshed on Aug. 3, 2020. Clarizio designed the shed as a way to have a home office on your property. The INshed is about 100 square feet and is made out of standard four-season building materials.


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Bob Clarizio, CEO and founder of Bantam Built, sits inside the light-filled INshed on Aug. 3, 2020. Clarizio designed the shed as a way to have a home office on your property. The INshed is about 100 square feet and is made out of standard four-season building materials.

Tiny house builders and garden shed manufacturers across the country are pivoting to create home office structures that range from compact, prefabricated deluxe sheds to more elaborate

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Right At Home: Dining in the great outdoors, stylishly – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal

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Squeezing the most out of summer — especially this coronavirus summer — has often meant eating and entertaining outside, for those with the space to do it.

“The goal today is to lavish just as much love and attention on your outdoor setup as you do your indoor rooms. Even if it’s just a fire escape in the city,” says interior designer Elaine Griffin, based in St. Simons Island, Ga.

Set the stage

To elevate your al fresco entertaining, she advises, begin with the layout.

Set up the dining table close to your indoor kitchen: “The further it is, the more oversize trays you’ll need to carry stuff out.”

Place your seating toward the best view you’ve got. And kids’ play areas should be easily seen.

“Think of the outdoors like you would an open plan interior,” Griffin says.

Get a good light source, whether it’s sunlight for breakfast or

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How To Turn Your Kitchen Table Into A Home Office This Summer

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You are likely working from home indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, your company meetings are virtual and you might not have the most functional or ideal desk setup. Weeks turned into months, and it’s about time you had some inspo on how to turn your kitchen table into a home office.

You’re realizing that your work from home situation might be further extended or even here to stay. Unfortunately, you won’t be going on daily coffee runs with your work bestie anytime soon. Instead, you’ll be posting up with your laptop every morning with a latte you made at home, your adorable pup who’s still incredibly excited that you’re not leaving for work, and whatever else is laying around the kitchen. Your workspace might have crumbs from last night’s dinner and be steps away from your little bedroom.

It’s not exactly the work environment you’re used to. But

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Check out this $16.5 million, five-bedroom University Park house that was updated for modern taste

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This Paul Turney-designed home in University Park’s Volk Estates was recently reinvented with a brighter, more colorful design. The 8,535-square-foot home sits on a 0.89-acre lot and is surrounded by greenery.

6810 Turtle Creek Blvd. was originally built by Turney in 2005 and updated in 2020 to add windows, colorful tiles and patterned wall coverings, and the guest house and pool.

The Mediterranean-style home has five bedrooms, five bathrooms and four half-bathrooms. The main living areas are on the first floor, including a living room, dining room, library, family room, wet bar and kitchen. The home also has an elevator and an underground wine-room.

Designer Cynthia Collins of Dallas-based Collins Interiors said they added more windows, a new door, and colorful tiles to brighten up the home from its original, darker design.

“It also just felt like it needed a new freshness about it,” Collins said. “We decided to make

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The Best Farmhouse Kitchen Decor, Starting at $18

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I will admit that at this point of the summer in New York City, I am yearning for a country escape. I envy every small town and hamlet dweller who counts more birds as neighbors than people, whose gardens are big and wild, whose local bodies of water are more swimmable than the Hudson river. 

Maybe there will be a weekend escape in my future, but in truth, I won’t be leaving  asphalt-ridden New York for much longer than for a a couple of days any time soon.  So I find my little bit of country in the ways I can—and in the kitchen, that means a strict refusal of all things sleek and modern. I love a country kitchen: mismatched stoneware, wicker baskets, slabs of pine underfoot, and well-worn white linens. Of course, country kitchens can be as varied as those I’ve seen in New York City. To me,

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Peek at a transitional five-bedroom Highland Park home owned by a professional home stager

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Cindy Musgrove, Dallas stager and owner of Blu Sky Living, is selling her Highland Park home. From the curbside, the home gives off a transitional feeling with a mix of French chateau qualities and more modern design elements.

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Musgrove said that part of the reason they originally chose the home was because it was unique to the area.

“It looks like no one else’s house,” she said.

The 7,233-square-foot home sits on a wide lot of 0.38 acres. The home has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, one half-bathroom and a large pool in the backyard.

Inside, the home acts as a crisp, neutral canvas for pops of color — one of Musgrove’s favorite design elements. On the first floor, a dining room is surrounded by multiple windows and the living room centers around a classically-styled fireplace. The family room, a larger room with paneled walls, provides views to the

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Luxurious waterfront home near to Pensacola Country Club and downtown

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Phillip Makselan, Pensacola Homes
Published 6:00 a.m. CT July 26, 2020

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This four-bedroom, four-bath (three full/one half) home was constructed by local builder Old South Construction with exceptional attention to detail. The residence is located near the Pensacola Country Club and is only minutes from downtown and Pensacola Naval Air Station. It features 4,200 square feet of living space with open living areas, a formal dining space, a chef’s kitchen, and a relaxing veranda overlooking Escambia Bay. 

Upon arriving at the home with lush greenery and seasonal flowers and entering through custom mahogany doors you’ll appreciate the executive and luxurious appointments. 

“The beauty of the home is displayed by a perfect balance between old Southern tradition, like the crown molding throughout and the custom gas fireplace, and modern finishes characteristic of a recent build, like the travertine floors and custom wrought

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Plumber: Big kitchen remodel comes up short – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal

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Q: Hi Ed: We recently had a full kitchen remodel job and I’m upset I did not think to install a pot filler over the stove. I want to resolve this, but refuse to open up the new tile wall behind the stove. Any less invasive ways to install a pot filler?

— Rose, Maine

A: Your remodeled kitchen is now an existing kitchen, and a lot of pot fillers are added to existing kitchens. So a pot filler should be able to be installed without major alterations to work recently completed.

You’re correct that many pot fillers are wall-mounted on the back wall near the stove. However, they do make deck-mounted pot fillers that mount directly to the countertop next to the stovetop. With a deck-mounted pot filler you shouldn’t have to touch the new tile back wall. You’ll need a hole drilled to mount the pot filler on

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