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Unique Design Details

Ideas for features that can set your home apart

A lily pond in the powder room

Bronze powder-room sink with lily design and lily pad sink stopper with unique tiny frog sculpture

A family that likes to entertain should have a downstairs guest powder room that’s elegant and artful. The interior designer tested multiple paint colors to get to the one with the perfect degree of depth and intensity. She then searched high and low for the perfect sink. The finishing touch was the lily-petal sink stopper, complete with tiny sculpted frog.

Preserving privacy and the view

Porch with sheer curtains and white latticework screen

Architects and designers teamed up to transform this porch into a serene, romantic oasis. But one thing they couldn’t change was the house next door: It was a little too close. The solution: A custom oval cutout in a latticework screen. It allows for just the right amount of light and breadth of view.

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Contemporary home exterior with modernistic curved metal mailbox

The stunning exterior the architect and builders added to this former Colonial turned heads and drew raves. Significant repairs and resurfacing of the curved driveway led to the need for a new mailbox. The designer found one whose metal and contemporary curves perfectly echo the home’s new facade.

Elegant artisanal painting

Custom hall archway and artisanal black paint finish on stairs

A high-gloss piano black paint finish makes an incomparable impression of elegance. In this home’s grand foyer, it’s one of the elements that brought a new level of sophistication to the entryway. Achieving this finish requires an artisanal painting technique involving several coats to get to the correct gloss level. The result is unmistakable, and a signature design touch from Anthony Wilder Design/Build.