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Home interiors: Nana chic says hello to trends of bygone eras

COMBING through your granny’s wardrobe for style inspiration is bang on-trend with items such as crochet cardigans, brooches, clip-on earrings and eyeglass chains back in vogue.

And it seems scoping her pad for relics and decorating revelations is ‘in’ too, with trends of bygone eras very much a hit in the world of home interiors.

So next time you’re over for a Scotch Finger and a pot of tea, take note of Granny’s taste and give her a high-five: she’s still got it.

The grandmillenial trend

Grandmillennial or ‘nana chic’ decor incorporates dark timbers, a mix of lively colours and pastels, gingham and plenty of maximalism.

Gabrielle Nuich of The Pickering Concept vintage store and events company said the trend embodied the idea of slowing down and taking stock, and brought comfort to the home.

Gabrielle Nuich of The Pickering Concept.
Camera IconGabrielle Nuich of The Pickering Concept. Credit: Supplied

“It’s a modern take on

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Town moving forward on bathrooms at football stadium


The Paul F. Joyce Athletic Complex behind North Smithfield Middle School is the expected location of a new concession stand and bathroom facility negotiated as part of the Green Development solar project. (Breeze photo by Lauren Clem)

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A proposed concession stand and bathroom facility that was negotiated as part of the Green Development solar farm is now in the design stages and could begin construction later this year, according to Town Administrator Gary Ezovski.

Ezovski briefed members of the Town Council on the status of the estimated $275,000 project on Monday. According to the administrator, the solar company has begun the permitting and design process for the facility and hopes to begin construction in the coming months.

“There should be a plan coming to us in the next few weeks with ambition that a shovel will be able to get in the ground in the next

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Total home transformations you won’t believe

With a little imagination and some hard work, even the most run-down of properties can be turned into a dream home, as these renovations prove. Once the ultimate fixer-uppers, they’ve been transformed from uninspiring to sleek and stylish homes for modern living. Take a look at these incredible before and after home renovation photos from across America that will make your jaw drop. Click or scroll for more…

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Seven wooden kitchens that offer a different take on timber

a kitchen with wooden cabinets: Wooden kitchens: Ti Clara by Atelier Espaco P2

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Wooden kitchens: Ti Clara by Atelier Espaco P2

Wood has long been used to create kitchens, but architects and designers are finding subtle ways to reimagine the material in the cooking space. Interiors reporter Natasha Levy selects seven standout examples.

a kitchen with wooden cabinets and a window: Wooden kitchens: The Rye Apartments by Tikari Works

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Wooden kitchens: The Rye Apartments by Tikari Works

The Rye Apartments, UK, by Tikari Works

Spruce-wood cupboards inset with subtle grooves feature in the kitchens of these apartments in south London’s Peckham neighbourhood.

The cabinets and the surrounding cross-laminated timber walls are meant to lend the homes a cosy, domestic atmosphere. Extra warmth is provided by brass door handles and amber-flecked terrazzo that runs across the floors.

Find out more about The Rye Apartments

a kitchen with a stove top oven sitting inside of a building: Wooden kitchens: Ti Clara by Atelier Espaco P2

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Wooden kitchens: Ti Clara by Atelier Espaco P2

Ti Clara, Portugal, by Atelier Espaço P2

Atelier Espaço P2 felt that a natural material

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Hilary Duff shares her home with Architectural Digest

When it comes to her home’s interior design, Hilary Duff decided dark colors were so yesterday.

The “Younger” actor showed off her bright and cheery Los Angeles home in an exclusive feature with Architectural Digest.

“I painted my front door this beautiful blush color,” she told the publication. “I was ready — to get rid of some of the dark colors, to move away from everything being so tonal, and to lighten up a lot of the furniture.”

Hilary Duff sits in her bathroom, which is like her own private sanctuary (she even takes guitar lessons in there!)Jenna Peffley / Architectural Digest

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Her Beverly Hills home has had two remodels since she’s lived there for close to a decade. The latest comes after “a couple of big life changes — a divorce, a

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This six-bedroom Plano estate has a spiral staircase in a bathroom and room for your nine cars

Built in 1999, this estate, priced at $4.69 million, sits on 2.73 acres in the Willow Bend Country neighborhood of Plano. It was recently updated and features a wealth of detailed design, from ornate crown moldings to a two-story closet.

The property has six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and three half-bathrooms, but listing agent Michelle Field noted that there is an additional “in-law” suite and separate guest apartment that add three more bedrooms and two more bathrooms.

Field said she thinks the home could suit a family housing multiple generations, especially with the generous amount of extra space in the “in-law” and guest quarters.

She noted that the expansive home suits the pandemic lifestyle where families stay at home more often and everyone needs room to work.

“There’s a place for mom, there’s a place for your guests to come and stay in the apartment,” Field said. “There’s stuff for the

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jaw-dropping design and DIY mistakes

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This dreamy home office pod lets you work outside all year round

For many of us, working from home through the pandemic hasn’t been ideal: We’ve camped out at dining tables, taken calls in the bathroom, and rearranged our closets to make a decent Zoom backdrop.

But we’re tired of makeshift spaces, and London design studio Boano Prišmontas has heard our cries for help. It’s created a beautiful home office that can be built in your backyard. The pod is called “My Room in the Garden” and you can set it up in any outdoor space, including your driveway, backyard, or garden. The exterior is made from a weatherproof aluminum, while the interior is made from birch, and there are floor-to-ceiling windows to ensure the space is well lit.

[Photo: courtesy Boano Prišmontas]

Almost every aspect of the design is customizable. The space is built using a modular system of prefabricated units, which means you can arrange the pieces to best take

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Zephyr Shares How to Design a Delectable Kitchen for Entertaining at Home

Take Advantage of Fun Technology

Kitchen appliances can prompt a party state of mind just as easily as a cheese board and a favorite playlist. The new Roma Groove Wall by Zephyr is a kitchen ventilation hood with built-in Bluetooth® speakers that streams music from any Bluetooth®-compatible device. It offers functionality such as playing/pausing music, skipping tracks, or changing the volume directly from the hood itself using the built-in Bluetooth® controls. With its quality sound, powerful performance, and striking contemporary design, Roma Groove turns the kitchen into the ultimate listening lounge.

Embrace a Convivial Layout

Opening the kitchen to adjoining spaces and opting for a kitchen island helps spark connection. An island range hood, such as the Lift Downdraft by Zephyr, is a space-efficient solution that rises to the occasion with a touch of a button. It discreetly hides behind the cooktop, range top, or range and once powered

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A First Look at the Fabulous Design of the Kips Bay 2020 Decorator Show House in Dallas

Photo credit: Stephen Karlisch
Photo credit: Stephen Karlisch

From Veranda

The inaugural Kips Bay Dallas 2020 Decorator Show House is finally here, and it’s full of natural wonder, globally inspired spaces, and luxurious safe havens that are reflective of these uncertain times. Rich earth tones and a vast array of textures offer a friendly “howdy” to the rustic charm of Texas style, making this show house unlike any before it.

Each room of this French provincial manse in North Dallas’s historic Woodland Estates neighborhood of Old Preston Hollow highlights the innovation, escapism, and necessity of thoughtful design from 27 of the industry’s top creatives. And whether you visit this show house in person or virtually, all proceeds from the month-long event go toward the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club and local nonprofits Dwell with Dignity and the Crystal Charity Ball.

We’re offering an exclusive first look of every single room redecorated by our

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