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Admire Luxurious Hamptons Homes During The 2014 East Hampton House & Garden Tour

by Elsie Boskamp
Rooms With A View - "This year's tour celebrates the role that the shingle plays in the architecture of East Hampton," Richard Barons, Director of the East Hampton Historical Society, said.


Holiday House Hamptons At Watchcase Supports The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

by Lindsay Andarakis
Rooms With A View - It was a clear and sunny day in Sag Harbor for the second annual Holiday House Hamptons, presented by Hamptons Cottages and Gardens (HC&G).


Yankee Barn Homes Changing Perception Of Prefab Homes In The Hamptons

by Nicole Barylski
Rooms With A View - When thinking about homes in the Hamptons, prefab homes are not something that would generally be associated with the Hamptons. New Hampshire-based Yankee Barn Homes recently completed three homes in East Hampton and is close to finishing a fourth.


TLC's "Four Houses" Hits The Hamptons

by Nicole Barylski
Rooms With A View - TLC's new show "Four Houses" is hitting the Hamptons on Monday, July 9th. The show follows four homeowners who to preview, critique and score each other's homes based on overall impression, originality, style and livability.


The Tiny Home: Living Large In A Little Place

by Cindy Lee Bergersen
Rooms With A View - Any home might have a tiny room as part of the whole, but often times, the tiny room is the home. Don't despair or turn a blind eye. There are a multitude of tricks to fool perception and maximize the use of space.


Window Treatments - To Drape Or Not To Drape

by Cindy Lee Bergersen
Rooms With A View - Great windows in the Hamptons with a wonderful view need no decoration. Therefore, the question that should be asked first is: “Does this window need to be covered at all?”


Auctions Made Easy

by Cindy Lee Bergersen
Rooms With A View - This month, let's talk about auctions, some love 'em, some hate 'em, and almost always there is a 'simply must have' item hidden at one just waiting to be found.


Home Staging - Can You Leave Home Without It?

by Cindy Lee Bergersen
Rooms With A View - What Were You Thinking? Do you remember the rumor that the real estate price bubble burst as painfully as a blister?


Time To Re-Paint: A Fresh Start For The New Year - Part II

by Cindy Lee Bergersen
Rooms With A View - It's just paint, you think. Fancy brands are just more expensive but not better, you surmise.


Time To Re-Paint: A Fresh Start For The New Year - Part I

by Cindy Lee Bergersen
Rooms With A View - When it comes to home design a fresh coat of paint does wonders to give a new lease on looks in the most cost effective way possible.


Making Your Kitchen Work Better For You

by Cindy Lee Bergersen
Rooms With A View - If all you make for dinner is reservations, or if feeling energetic, you boil water for something pre-packaged, you probably don't need to give this room a lot of thought. Otherwise, there often comes a time in a homeowner's life when denial hits a wall and your dysfunctional relationship with your kitchen needs to be addressed.


Who Said There Are Design Rules?

by Cindy Lee Bergersen
Rooms With A View - When it comes to home design, the idea that there are rules is somehow comforting - that if you stay within the lines, you won’t goof up and embarrass yourself. Follow them and the “goof” you may wind up with is a boring result.


Bringing The Outdoors In

by Cindy Lee Bergersen
Rooms With A View - Nothing completes the picture of “home” like flowers and greenery indoors. Fresh cut flowers provide beautiful eye-catching focal points, while our potted green friends create a more relaxing ambiance, along with added health benefits too.


Handmade And Homemade Rugs Set The Tone

by Cindy Lee Bergersen
Rooms With A View - You can coat the walls with beautiful color, dress the windows, and buy new furniture and lighting too, but in the end, the spiffed up decor won’t look great if you have neglected the floors. You might opt to refinish or paint wood floors, or tile, stone, linoleum or cork them, but somewhere, you probably are going to want a rug or carpet.


Seeing Green On The Inside: Interior Design Joins The Movement

by Cindy Lee Bergersen
Rooms With A View - As far as home design goes, it would appear that antique, vintage, and flea market finds are the 'new black,' if you will pardon an overused expression. Rethink, reuse, recycle, repurpose, repaint, and refinish are also now part of a home decorator's favored vocabulary, hopefully.


Intelligent Home Theater Design Is More Than Just Surround Sound And A Nice TV

by Nicole B. Brewer
Rooms With A View - When you can't find anything in the local movie theaters that gives you the urge to get all bundled and brave the cold it might be time to consider installing a home theater system. For those that have a starter theater - surround sound and flat screen - it might be time for a few upgrades. Across the Hamptons there are professionals that know how to tweak any system you have or design a theater, popcorn stand included.


Renewed Solutions For More Beautiful Floors

by Cindy Lee Bergersen
Rooms With A View - In the tradition of “less is more,” beautiful floors without rugs are an elegant option. As a bonus, making use of an existing bare floor is inherently ecologically sound. The more often we continue to use what we have, the less wear, tear, stress, and carbon footprint we leave on the environment. What can you do when your floors can no longer even be called passable?


Fooling The Eye - Tricks For Small Spaces

by Cindy Lee Bergersen
Rooms With A View - Any home could feature a tiny room as part of the whole, but given the current market, oftentimes this means a tiny room is the home. Don’t despair or turn a blind eye. There are a multitude of tricks to fool perception and maximize the use of space.


My Home Needs Help!

by Cindy Lee Bergersen
Rooms With A View - The question I most frequently hear from prospective clients is, “I’m overwhelmed. Where do I begin?” The ‘where to begin’ and ‘how to’ of home design is mystifying for most people. My assumption, based on experience, is that you, ‘The Home Design Civilian,’ have better taste and more know-how than you think you do.


The Well Lit Room

by Cindy Lee Bergersen
Rooms With A View - Most of us, for lack of a better experience, under-light our homes with too few light sources, or worse, "over-light" with a few light sources at very high wattage. That effect is unpleasant, and odd, veering from blinding bright, to dim with shadows. What you want is a range of lighting options to fill a room with light without dark corners, so the overall effect is welcoming, comfortable, interesting and beautiful.


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