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Here's a three before & after exterior makeovers from AD that we find very useful and inspiring - check it out!

BEFORE
Whether it’s a petite rooftop terrace atop a townhouse or an expansive lawn in the country, an outdoor space is a luxury no matter where you live. Unlike a well-appointed interior, an outdoor room or garden is never truly finished and the results are as dependant on the whims of mother nature as they are by the vision of the designer. But as these seven outdoor spaces from the archives of Architectural Digest prove, getting your hands dirty (or if you’re lacking a green thumb, hiring a talented landscape architect) is worth the final result. See how these alfresco living, dining, and pool areas went from overgrown to outstanding.

The outdoor dining area on the terrace of a New York penthouse apartment.

AFTER
Architect John Murray, who collaborated on the renovation of the apartment with decorator Elissa Cullman, transformed the terrace into an urban oasis. Murray devised built-in lounge areas beneath retractable awnings, a pergola-topped dining space, and an outdoor kitchen, while landscape architect Edmund Hollander incorporated a profusion of willowy Russian sage and boxwoods in crisp ipe-wood planters.

BEFORE
The pool area of a 1920s oceanfront mansion in Palm Beach, Florida.

AFTER
Designer David Easton brought the historic property, built by legendary Palm Beach architect Addison Mizner, back to life. Hedges and trelliswork blanketed with jasmine border the pool area, giving it the feel of a large outdoor room.

BEFORE
The terrace of a New York townhouse.

AFTER
Architect Peter Pennoyer and designer Shawn Henderson renovated the four-floor Italianate redbrick building in Greenwich Village. Teak furniture by Henry Hall Designs from Walters is arranged on the new limestone terrace, which is equipped with a Viking grill; the garden is by Madison Cox Assoc. and the Organic Gardener.

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Our French Cloister Planks come in a beautiful oxidized patina, heavily brushed surface and hand scraped edges. These planks come from the Lorraine region of France. They are dried in a open field to create that oxidized patina.

We have many widths available as well as parquet strips such as Chevron and Herringbone.  Patina can be modified to a more grey finish with less or more brushing and/or a hand-scuplted surface.

 

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Gail Smith-Peterson

Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage” with Gail Smith-Peterson
Reclaimed Wood Does A World Good

Have you really noticed the beauty in a solid piece of wood? Today we have access to some gorgeous reclaimed pieces. Utilizing reclaimed wood in our decor for flooring, furniture and architectural statements gives them a second life. One of a kind natural element that pare well with any style decor. In celebrating Autumn, it’s time to think about nature. Salvaging what is before us has never been more beautiful. Infuse some reclaimed gorgeous pieces into your home, renovations and artfully display them in retail spaces. Let’s get inspired!

My design tip: Reclaimed wood offers warmth to a space that no other product can. It’s good for us, no harmful chemicals, just beauty and it does the world good, to waste not.
A beautiful Autumn weekend for cleaning out the garage and starting a new project!

xo, Gail
Team & Lifestyle Vintage Contributor
Visit Casual Loves Elegance Store at Second Shout Out 
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Second Shotu Out is finishing up another Flooring Project that we are proud of.  Check out our Antique Reclaimed Belgium Bluestone

This is a dark blue to black granite and was widely used in Belgium and the Netherlands as flooring in public buildings, churches, malls, market places and sidewalks that had to withstand heavy foot traffic and wear. These 13" square slabs show signs of heavy traffic such as scratches, pitted surfaces and corners.  Once waxed the grayish blue stones will turn into a dark almost black surface.  Hand hammered tapered bottoms are a sign of the antique nature of this lot of stone.

Belgian Bluestone Flooring througout house.

 

Available now at Second Shout Out ~ talk to our expert flooring specialist for your project needs. email: flooring@secondshoutout.com

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suzyhoover

It's the season to start your Flooring Projects and Second Shout Out is the resource to come for all your flooring needs.  We have a grand selection of antique and reclaimed French Oak Flooring that has all the rustic impressions and character for your home.  Each board has character marks, keep in mind that most of the planks were only nailed on their ends, so you will see nail holes, worm holes, defect and cracks. But this is all part of these beautiful antique boards.  In today's post we are sharing a home from a tiny little village in France, we pulled out 5000 sq ft of antique French Oak Flooring for an SSO Client, we thought we would share the experience.  Enjoy!  Please call our expert consultant today for your next project, we will walk you through from start to finish.  Call 860-946-0108 or email flooring@secondshoutout.com

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Jamie Altman

A welcoming Monday and the start of a fantastic week. Let's start this week off on the right foot with inspirations of green shades.

Visit Second Shout Out's antique and vintage home decor

 

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We love antiques and vintage from afar - they add an old world charm, culture and inspiration with a reflection of depth.

Below our French Reclaimed Terracotta Flooring - project just completed from Second Shout Out

Woven Namibian Basket at Second Shout Out

Reclaimed Mission Barrel Roofing found at Second Shout oUt

Wall Art found at Second Shout Out

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Provence Provence and more Provence

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Gail Smith-Peterson

The Fifth Wall ~ Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage” with Gail Smith-Peterson

 If you think about it, we do look up quite a bit. When were lounging around, laying in bed, soaking in the tub we are paying attention to the ceiling. I do consider the ceiling as the fifth wall. Well thought out design is accentuated in the details, so if you forget the ceiling well...not so great. The ceiling is the crowning touch to a room. Visit Second Shout Out's Architecture Elements secetion, antique reclaimed flooring from France, beams and roofing.

This barrel brick and beam ceiling is gorgeous. A curve like this has to be planned well in advance.

Another curved ceiling made with tongue and groove wood.

Crisp and modern moldings set the theme of the space.

Vintage reclaimed beams in this kitchen unify all the texture and wood elements.

Beam and plank ceilings are so cozy and versatile.

A commercial space adds vintage character and charm with old shutters for the ceiling treatment.

I am loving these last two. The post and beam is stunning and the details of the boxes are really exquisite.

My design tip: The fifth wall is a significant design detail. Consider the design style of the entire home when selecting your finish detail.

 Just for fun, I have a tiny bit of homework for you... Starting this weekend, look up and notice the ceiling details where ever you go!

Have a gorgeous weekend.
xo,
Gail
TEAM & Lifestyle Vintage Contributor
Visit Casual Loves Elegance Store at Second Shout Out
Photo source: Photos Pinterest

 

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Architectural Elements make all the difference in your home. Adds charm, elegance, details and depth, above all sets your home apart from others.  Below check out our inspirations and a few products you can find at Second Shout Out.

Rustic Prairie Wood Doors, Pair

French Terracotta Lanson Tiles

Check out more selection of our reclaimed tiles

 

 

 

 

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