7 Ways to Brighten Your Home

Designer Blair Gordon helps a small Sag Harbor home live a little larger with ideas that lighten and brighten.

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Modern Midcentury Dining Room
Photo: Jean Allsopp

Keep it low.

“Streamlined furnishings with low-slung profiles help rooms feel more spacious,” Blair says. In the dining room and the living area, a mix of midcentury modern antiques, contemporary Italian pieces, and flea-market finds enlivens the mostly white interior. The array of styles has one common denominator: a minimalist silhouette that doesn’t absorb precious square footage.

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