Siemasko + Verbridge
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The Passage beach-style-bedroom

The Passage

Before Siemasko + Verbridge got their hands on this house, it was a convoluted maze of small rooms and skinny hallways. The renovation made sense of the layout, and took full advantage of the captivating ocean views. The result is a harmonious blend of contemporary style with classic and sophisticated elements. The “empty nest” home is transformed into a welcoming sanctuary for the extended family of kids and grandkids.

Photo Credit: Josh Kuchinsky

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April 16, 2014
mayry wrote:
love the door paint! - We are painting our antique home's master bedroom and I'm stumped as to what style is eclectic - room has gorgeous 6"molding, 6 windows & 6 doors with light wood floors. Love the white wall but would love some sort of visual color interest...perhaps the doors??
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Siemasko + Verbridge
Thanks for your question. This door is actually white, just looks darker because of the shadow in the other room. We do like the idea of your interior doors being a different color other than the typical white. We recommend you choose your color wisely and go with a neutral color that works with the whole house.
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Hi. I was wondering if you knew the brand/name/finish Of the white paint? Looking for a good stark white for master bedroom. Thanks!
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December 2, 2013
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Siemasko + Verbridge
Thanks for your question. We would say either a zinc nightstand or a mirrored piece, something that will pair nicely with the trunk but also introduce another material for visual interest.
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August 26, 2013
kandykean wrote:
Where can I buy a rug like the blue and orange one in the back left?
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Siemasko + Verbridge
Thanks for your question. That was picked up at an antique store.
    Bookmark   August 27, 2013 at 5:19AM
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August 10, 2013
giulia12 wrote:
Hi! The textile on the headboard. Where can I find it? Thanks!
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Siemasko + Verbridge
Thanks for your question. The fabric for the headboard was existing to the client and we used it in this application.
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April 14, 2013
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Siemasko + Verbridge
Thanks for the question Khebard. Unfortunately, we don't have the information on the lamp. It was a last minute pick and the designer can't recall where it was purchased from.
    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 5:08AM
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April 3, 2013
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Siemasko + Verbridge
Thanks for your question Shedamm. Choosing a color for any room can be a daunting process. We try to stay away from suggesting colors on here because so much can come into play. There are many variables that can change the tone and look of the actual color, such as lighting and its surroundings. We would suggest that if you are already working with a clay terracotta wall that it might be best to stick with other neutral colors and earth tones. You can always add a splash of color with some accessories too. Hope that helps!
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November 14, 2012
nygiants1 wrote:
Love the trunk what are the dimensions? - What size is the trunk ?
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Vintage By Dounia
Gorgeous Antique trunk on fab this week
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It's beautiful! Nice work douniadesign on finding it!
    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 4:40AM
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July 4, 2012
cwslade wrote:
where can i buy pillows and bedspread
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Siemasko + Verbridge
Thank you for your question! The pillows and bedspread were the clients prior to the renovation.
    Bookmark   July 24, 2012 at 5:07AM
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July 4, 2012
marianfaux wrote:
Where can i buy these lamps?
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Mike Bertona
You can buy all the parts at . They have thousands of parts. Look at the Flange, Swivel, Armback, pipe, Arm, and lamp socket Sections. You can add your own personal touch and make something different and unique. Its easy to do it yourself. Read the help page.
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Thank you Mike Bertona. What a great resource.
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A vintage trunk and a suzani add style to this guest room, while the white walls give it the relaxed feel of a Scandinavian modern home. "We had lots of help sourcing the best items from Billy Cotton, a New York City–based industrial designer," says Verbridge. "He helped us separate the great sources from the rest of them."To the left is a closet that doubles as a passageway to a bathroom. Because this room serves as a guest room, the clients had the luxury of outfitting the new, large closet with the bureau, mirror and vase.
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Old trunks make great nightstands because of the instant character they bring to a space, and they're a nice, big storage option for those of us with smaller spaces.
3. Dilute the effect with neutrals. Two separate Orientals, plus a global-print blanket tossed over the headboard, are separated by generous swaths of white wall paint and hardwood flooring to keep them from overwhelming each other.
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Use a vintage trunk as furniture. Do kids still use trunks to pack for college today? I have no idea, but we did. When you don't have much furniture, they make great nightstands, coffee tables and even extra seating in the dorm, and they do at home now, too. Check out some great steamer trunksShow your colors: Do you have anything around the house that honors the university you attended or was inspired by collegiate style? Let us know in the Comments section.
4. Dress up casualness with elegance. An elegant brass wall lamp brings a modern feel to the casual bohemian vibe of this space.
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