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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Great Room With Open Floor Plan
Photo: Jean Allsopp

Rethink room assignments.

“Consider how you want to use each space, not just how the rooms are currently used” advises Blair. On the ground floor, he worked with Hamptons architect Anthony Vermandois to convert what had been a master suite addition into a great room that’s just off the kitchen and has French doors opening to the back patio and pool.

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Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.