Elizabeth Cooper Interior Design – Marin County Dream Home

Lauren and Don Fornes were living with their four children in Austin, Texas, when they were faced with a serious life event. Their infant son suffered a brain injury, resulting in a form of blindness called cortical visual impairment. Needing extra help, they moved back to the San Francisco Bay area, where the couple had first met and still had a strong group of old friends.

The Forneses have always loved design, and in Austin they had hired ELLE Decor A-List designer Darryl Carter, who is known for his spare interiors, to decorate their home. But their son’s loss of vision was pushing them in a different direction. “Although we had lived in this beautiful monochromatic home that I loved,” Lauren says, “I suddenly was very interested in color and introducing it into our new house in a way that felt authentic.”

The New England–style home in Marin County

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13 best dried flower bouquets and wreaths that add long-lasting style to your home

If replenishing your lovely display of fresh flowers is proving tricky or hard to justify during the lockdown, it might be time to consider trying dried flowers.

Dried flowers are trending in interiors – handmade marketplace Etsy UK has reported a 93 per cent increase in searches for dried flowers in the last six months – meaning there is a bigger online range to choose from than ever before.

There are many reasons to consider investing in a bunch of dried blooms. They are environmentally friendly, thanks to their low carbon footprint, long shelf life and biodegradability, and low maintenance – keep them away from direct sunlight and don’t put them in water – that’s it!

They should last for at least a year with care, which is good news for your bank balance. If they get dusty, clean them using a hairdryer on a low, cool setting.

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$60K Took Home This 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Restomod

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This rare British roadster packs American muscle.

Taking a page right out of the AC Cobra playbook, the Sunbeam Tiger is a blend of classic British styling and powerful American muscle, and that’s in stock form. The 1965 Sunbeam Tiger you see here has been modified for maximum performance and style, and it recently sold at RM Sotheby’s Online Only: Driving into Summer auction for $60,500 including the buyer’s fee.

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According to the listing, only 2,706 of the Mk 1A versions were built, but none of them ever packed the performance that this one does. In place of the Mk I’s factory 260 cubic-inch Ford V8, this one comes with a 347 cubic-inch V8 that has been tuned to produce a whopping 426 horsepower, which is laid to the rear tires through a Tremec five-speed manual gearbox. Add

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Why You Should Be Shopping Vintage Home Goods on Instagram

My idea of heaven is a musty garage at an estate sale or an unassuming vintage store, rifling through stacks of vintage porcelain or blowing dust off of antique glassware. There’s a certain thrill to vintage shopping—especially the kind that necessitates a good amount of digging—that makes the finds all the more special. Of course, as the past few months have seen nationwide store closures due to coronavirus, many of those little shops have been boarded up, estate sales cancelled, and road trips that might involve a spur-of-the-moment detour to a yard sale put off in favor of at-home activities. It’s also led to increased time spent on the internet. Combined, these two things have greatly expanded my appreciation for a certain practice: Shopping vintage on Instagram.

I’ve long been an avid browser of Instagram accounts that sell vintage through the social media platform, but my enthusiasm has taken on

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