By Domino Staff

Published on March 10, 2014

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Step outside and enjoy the greenery. 

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Fresh flowers cheer up a room. 

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A navy blue nursery feels cozy. 

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At first, Larson was afraid the dining room’s oversize chandelier would be too big.

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Style Me Pretty founder Abby Larson overcame an addiction to neutrals—and created a chic, cozy home in the process.

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Plant and framed print for the perfect vignette.

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One problem Suzanne and Lauren encountered when decorating the traditional living room was the placement of its windows. “The room has great bones, but it’s not perfectly symmetrical,” says Suzanne.

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Fresh flowers are a low-cost, no-commitment means of adding seasonal color to a neutral space.

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The family room’s comfortable furnishings and colorful accessories give it a child-friendly atmosphere. “This is where the kids play and where my husband and I hang out in the evenings,” says Larson.

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Larson kicks back in her newly redecorated family room.

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Before the McGraths began their work, the foyer—once a small, white box—lacked a sense of gravity. “Adding the faux-wood wallpaper changed the way you felt in the space,” says Larson. “And bringing it up the stairwell gave the room a presence that it didn’t have before.”

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This sketch of a horse, drawn by Larson’s grandfather, hangs above her bed, adding a special touch to the room she describes as “a space I never want to leave.”

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At first, Larson was afraid the dining room’s oversize chandelier would be too big. “I convinced her that it would trick the eye and make the ceiling look higher,” Suzanne says. “After it was hung, everyone stood back and loved it.”

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After a lifetime of decorating with neutrals, Abby Larson knew she needed help to overcome what she jokingly refers to as her “color phobia.”

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A white canopy pops against a pink bedroom wall. 

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“Timeless design, moments of whimsy, and classic New England coziness—with a tiny bit of fabulous mixed in for good measure” was how Larson described her hopes for the home.

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Framed prints create the ultimate gallery wall. 

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Pale yellow buds add a pretty touch. 

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