A Century-Old Home on Long Island Receives a Modern Makeover

It’s not often that a school auction is responsible for bringing a designer and client together, but Courtney McLeod can thank one such event for connecting her with one of her most loyal homeowners. A few years ago, McLeod donated her services to one such auction and the Manhattan family who won used her company, Right Meets Left Interior Design, to decorate a nursery for their new baby. Fast-forward to six months later: The family decided to decamp for the suburbs, specifically the tony shores of Sands Point on the North Shore of Long Island. One of their first calls was to McLeod to ask if she would consider tackling the interior design of their 9,000-square-foot manse. The catch? They wanted to be in the home by Christmas, and it was August by the time McLeod was able to begin the bulk of her work.

At the time, in 2016,

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Home Furnishing Industry’s Near-Term Prospects Look Bright

The Zacks Retail-Home Furnishings industry comprises retailers offering home furnishing products under various categories. The merchandise assortment includes furniture, garden accessories, framed art, lighting, mirrors, candles, tableware, lamps, picture frames, bath ware, accent rugs, artificial floral products, and child and teen furnishing. The industry players also develop, manufacture, market and distribute bedding products.

Notable companies in the industry include RH (RH), Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) and Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (ETH).

Let’s take a look at the industry’s three major themes:

  • The industry has been benefiting from stimulus checks and the reopening of the economy. This is evident from the latest U.S. retail sales data for June that showcased a sharp rebound from the steep fall witnessed in April and March, when strict lockdown measures were imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus. Again, this industry, which is highly dependent on economic and U.S. housing market conditions, is expected to gain
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Pasadena’s most expensive home aims for $39.8 million

A massive Pasadena estate is listing for sale Saturday at $39.8 million, making it by far the most expensive listing in the city.

The asking price for the 31,415-square-foot mansion is more than three times that of the city’s second-most-expensive home for sale, which is asking $11.68 million. Should the new listing sell for close to the asking price, it would be Pasadena’s biggest deal since 2013, when the so-called “Dynasty” mansion changed hands for $20 million.

The Beaux Arts-inspired house, built in 1991 and designed by noted architect Richard Landry, sits on 4.6 acres surrounded by formal French gardens, covered arbors, fountains, statuary and a private lake with a waterfall. Handmade stained-glass domes top two gazebos. The Olympic-size swimming pool is lined with green and white marble imported from Mexico.

Eastern and western wings divide the blank-slate interior, which includes a two-story foyer, multiple formal rooms, a grand

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Birch Lane’s Friends & Family Sale Is Here! Shop Home Essentials for Up to 65% Off

Birch Lane

While most everyone is familiar with Wayfair, the home goods website that features anything and everything you can imagine, typically at discounted prices, its lesser-known sister brand, Birch Lane, hosts just as many incredible deals. But you’ll surely remember it after you explore its ongoing super sale. 

Right now, you can shop hundreds of home essentials — from bedding sets to patio chairs — on sale for up to 65 percent off. Here, you’ll find items perfect for growing your work-from-home spaces, expanding your outdoor gardens, or updating your favorite indoor spots. But you’ll want to shop fast. Though the sale just started, some items are already selling out.

If you’re on the hunt for a bedroom upgrade, you can shop bedding sets under $100. The top-rated Roseann design comes with a reversible patterned comforter along with two shams and can easily transition from season

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