Sculptor Elena Colombo used her ingenuity to create a lively getaway in a turn-of-the-century Long Island beach cottage, packed full of found objects, eye-popping colors, and occasional sparks of pure genius.
A historic home on New York's majestic Hudson River is transformed into a rustic respite for its owner and her twelve grandchildren. Tour Midwood and the many benefits of its sophisticated camp setting.
Walking through the rooms of many house museums, a visitor is instilled with a weighty sense of history. At Beauport, the Gloucester, Massachusetts, home of early-20th-century designer Henry Davis Sleeper, that feeling is tempered with a good dose of whimsy.Sleeper -- a decorator, collector, and skilled recycler -- used old-fashioned Yankee thrift and a big imagination to create a home unlike any other. He was such a genius at mixing themes, accents, and colors that touring the rooms is not just a learning experience but pure sensory delight.