Hudson Valley Graphic

THE INTERNET IS ALL ABOUT SHARING, RIGHT? Just as I was mulling what to blog about, in came the weekly e-mail newsletter from Rural Intelligence, a website that is like the New York Times Style, Dining, Home, and Weekend sections all rolled into one, but for the Hudson Valley.

It called my attention to a crisp re-do of a mid-19th century house, the home of interior and fashion stylist Raina Kattelson and her architect husband, Robert Butscher, in my favorite Hudson River town, Tivoli, in Northern Dutchess County.

Has to be the easiest re-do ever. The couple decided to lose their prior earth-toned, Moroccan vibe and replace it with a fresh, modern look. All it took was a few gallons of Benjamin Moore’s Grape Green, and a winnowing of the furniture, art, and accessories they already owned. “A thoughtful tweaking and sifting” works beautifully when you have interesting, well-designed stuff to tweak.

Go here to read more about the homeowners and see more pictures of their wonderful styled-to-the-teeth house.

About cara

I blog for fun here at casaCARA, and write about architecture, interiors, gardens and travel for many national magazines and websites. My recently published posts and articles can be found here: https://casacara.wordpress.com/recent-articles/
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3 Responses to Hudson Valley Graphic

  1. Terry Kearns says:

    Love it. Do paint companies do psychological testing that tells them to avoid “yellow” in color names?
    There’s no end of colors of yellow that don’t say “yellow.” We have a bunch of BM 2027-50 “Hibiscus.” I see the green but yellow is my brain says.

  2. snow blind says:

    Thank you SO MUCH for this shot of sunshine during this whitest of Brooklyn mornings. I think actual vitamin D has been received by looking at this post!

  3. Dan Shaw says:

    Cara! Thank you for your kind words about Rural Intelligence!

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