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Blackstone Edge Studios On The Newstands

Jennifer & Bret Hopkins' living room with original staircase.

Jennifer & Bret Hopkins’ living room with original staircase. ©Blackstone Edge Studios

Looking for a good summer read? Just go to your local newstand and browse the interior design magazine section! There you’ll find several very lengthy articles by yours truly accompanied by spectacular photos by Blackstone Edge Studios ! Just out is American Dream Cottages, with a 10 page feature (pp34-44) on Jennifer and Bret Hopkins restored 1930s cottage in Ilwaco, Washington. There are a few humorous and “yucky” stories about that makeover that didn’t make the magazine, but suffice it to say, they had to do with bat guano in massive quantities!!! Jennifer is a CPA who has no idea what a talented designer she is. Bret is amazingly handy and together they’re an awesome team.

Rockabilly star Marti Brom and her husband Bobby fell in love with this 1948 treasure trove, then lost it... until fate dropped it in their hands

Rockabilly star Marti Brom and her husband Bobby fell in love with this 1948 treasure trove, then lost it… until fate dropped it in their hands.

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 Another lengthy spread is found in this month’s Old-House Interiors magazine (pp48-54), featuring Rockabilly star Marti Brom and her husband Bobby’s 1948 Portland, Oregon, home. The tale of how they found this house online while living in Washington, D.C. and then proceeded to lose it when they made an offer is as interesting as the kitchy vintage design Marti has created for it. Having spent years as a window dresser in Texas, her style is distinct and unique.

One of our favorite angles in Norma Ainslie's home.

One of our favorite angles in Norma Ainslie’s home.

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 Another stunning home getting a lot of feedback is Norma Ainslie’s, which appears in the premier issue of French Country Style. Norma turned this ordinary creekside home into a sumptuous residence filled with her handiwork, including all the plasterwork, faux stone application and beamed ceilings that she created from barnwood mixed with stained wood from a big box company… The befores would make you really understand the breadth of her gift as a designer! Chapeau, Norma!!! (pp38-47). And to editor Fifi O’Neill.

More magazine spreads are on their way, including the new COLOR MAGAZINE, featuring one of my favorite homes found in Hood River, Oregon, as well as STORAGE SOLUTIONS,  COUNTRY DECORATING IDEAS, FLEAMARKET GARDENS, etc. ,etc.

Have a wonderful, and meaningful Memorial Day, one and all!

 

 

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