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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White Open Kitchen
Photo: Jean Allsopp

Tear down a wall.

“Removing non-structural walls makes a house feel larger without adding a square foot,” says Blair. He and Anthony removed a wall separating the kitchen from the living room to create one large area. Now, only a travertine island divides the updated kitchen and the great room.

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