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    North of NYC North of NYC By Houlihan Lawrence By Houlihan Lawrence by

    Even the most perfect house can be bettered. At this stunning Sound Shore stone-and-shingle, nested at the toe of Larchmont Harbor with a deep water dock and panoramic views, the opportunity arose to cleanse the palette and refresh the home's interiors, providing an aesthetic tabula rasa that restores emphasis to its surroundings with a contemporary touch.  Here's what happened:

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    Patterned wallpaper was neutralized with light taupe, dampening noise to understate the intricate crystal chandelier and Oriental rug. A sleek dining set restored balance offset by the complexities of its more traditional predecessor's striped cushions and millwork, allowing attention to be evenly focused across the space.  The lighter grain of the hutch contrasts with a complementary "pop."

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    In the entrance hall, a carpet runner was stripped from the main staircase to reveal the underlying hardwood.  The bright sponge paint, while certainly cheery, abdicated to naturally versatile white, allowing art and accents to speak for themselves.

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    Patterns were again lightened with solid, earthier hues, in this case diverting focus towards the morning sun and picture perfect views of Long Island Sound.

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