Take A Peek Inside My Home With Architectural Digest
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photo credit: Architectural Digest 

I'm so excited to announce that my home tour with Architectural Digest is FINALLY OUT! I've literally been counting down the days. I love design. I always have. This house has definitely been a lot of work from start to finish but it's been a labor of love.

When Scott and I first purchased our house in the Palisades, it was only about 80% done. The interiors had not been completed, and the floors had not been finished. It needed a lot of work.

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I hired interior designer, Dan Scotti of Dan Scotti Design, who I've worked with in the past on two homes in both NYC and the Hamptons. I love him for so many reasons. Not only do we have similar taste but we are a team.

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Do we sometimes disagree? Absolutely. During the design process of this home, an argument about paint colors definitely happened. The word "Stonington" will always be a trigger word for the both of us!

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This colorful oil painting was actually placed first as a centerpiece to help us make furniture decisions. This is one of my favorite rooms in the house! We love entertaining in here.

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The difference between my old design style and the new is that I have to think about what's functional for my family. It has to be chic yet durable.

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In the family room, Dan chose a custom Sacco rug in charcoal grey that is "sort of chunky but really soft because we knew young kids would be crawling around on it.” Dan also created a custom coffee table with soft corners in cerused oak by Lucca Antiques in Los Angeles.

But the most important was the couch. With 3 kids, stains are almost inevitable. When Dan and I were looking for fabric for the furniture, I actually spilled my entire green juice on the swatch JUST to see if it would come out. At that moment, I thought I gave him a heart attack. But guess what? It worked. It's now the fabric of my couch.

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I love that Dan talked me into mixing metals. He's super into it. I'll be honest--I wasn't a fan at first but now I'm obsessed. The unlacquered brass paired with the stainless steel really pops against the deep blue paint of my kitchen. It worked beautifully!

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In the playroom, red was used throughout, like on the banquette fabric from Summit.

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Dan implemented a clean, modern aesthetic, with singular pops of color all through the house--including the master bedroom.

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Dan made all outdoor furniture selections and placements based entirely on the lush canyon scenery and newly installed fire pit.

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This M+S sign had to be included, as well. It was at our wedding!

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Check out the full article here on Architectural Digest! There's also a video (click here!) 

ALSO--make sure to stay tuned for more design from Dan Scotti Designs on Architectural Digest. He's been working on a BEAUTIFUL property just around the corner from Egypt Lane Beach and the Maidstone Golf Club in East Hampton Village. And, for even more--visit Dan's website here! You'll get some SERIOUS inspiration! 

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