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HOME DESIGN

Have you ever wondered what makes some homes look so special? In a neighborhood of houses, some stand out from the crowd. It doesn’t always have to do with size or location. Some properties just look pulled together — the house and grounds unite into a seamless whole.
Ah, for a quiet Sunday morning in summer. Do you yearn for your own little oasis, without the buzzing of lawnmowers, the whining of leaf blowers, the impatient honking of car horns? Most of us can’t surround ourselves with acres of woods or fields to gain privacy. But with the right landscaping we can all create our own small havens and shut out the rest of the world, at least for a while.
Spring weather is often chilly and gray here on the East End, but an easy, effective way to add low-maintenance color to your property is to plant some spring-blooming shrubs. Shrubs bring color to the garden year after year. Visually they help to fill the middle ground between tall trees and shorter perennial and annual flowers.
After spending a hot day at the beach, what better way to cool off than in your luxurious outdoor swimming pool. With many designs, sizes, and shapes to choose from, the style of your pool is as endless as your imagination.
Renew and refresh in your luxurious new bathroom. Along with the kitchen, it is the main selling point of the house. Here are some of the latest trends in bath design in the Hamptons and on the North Fork...
The bright colors of summer flowers are behind us now, and autumn’s blaze of foliage—which was spectacular this year—is over until next year. But as the East End heads into winter there is still beauty to be found in home landscapes. In the quiet of winter the landscape sheds its summer finery to reveal its underlying forms--its bones.
Renew, reuse, recycle: the buzzwords of the new millennium are making their way into homes and vineyards on the North Fork. From solar power to wind turbines to geothermal heating and cooling, green design and renewable energy are the waves of the future...
NRES sits down with americana design mogul James McAdam to ask some questions about his design philosophy...
With so many design options to make your home soothing and comfortable, one enduring design practice is the ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui. Pronounced “fung shway,” it literally translates into “wind-water”. Feng Shui has a 3,000-year history, and in its simplest terms, is the practice of aligning energy known as “Chi,” to optimize health, happiness, wealth and success...
The North Fork of Long Island is known for its rural countryside with endless stretches of land, bountiful vineyards and potato farming heritage, symbolized by the classic barn. Today, a barn can be the frame of a modern home, the studio space of an art gallery, an idyllic bed and breakfast, the architectural interior of a state-of-the-art distillery, or the multi-use space of a vineyard tasting room...