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Celebrity Homes: Paula Deen’s Savannah Estate

Celebrity Homes: Paula Deen's Savannah Estate

Celebrity chef Paula Deen owns a gorgeous waterfront home, known as “Riverbend”, just outside of Savannah, Georgia. Paula Deen’s Savannah estate includes the 14,500 square foot main home in a French Carribean style, two cottages, and a 10,000 square foot barn (boasting several guest rooms, an eight car garage, and a chicken coop!). She previously gushed to Oprah that Riverbend was …

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12 Front Doors that use Wreathes as the Perfect Accessory

One great thing about Southern Homes – they know how to decorate the front of their house! We have put together a list of 12 front doors that use wreathes as the perfect accessory to make their home warm and inviting! 1. This forest green door that perfectly uses a nautical wreathe. You could even make this yourself with one …

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Meet our Guest Blogger: Arastasia Rolain

I couldn’t be happier to introduce our newest guest blogger to Passion for Home, Arastasia Rolain. This collaboration is very close to my heart, as Arastasia previously worked with me at Bestlaminate. Now a resident of South Carolina, Arastasia is enjoying everything the southern lifestyle has to offer! As a talented photographer, owner of Arastasia Photography, and skilled artist, Arastasia’s …

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Designer Review: Anthony Baratta

Bestlaminate Designer Review | Anthony Baratta

Anthony Baratta is a New York interior designer who claims to get his inspiration for his interior designs from fine artists, such as Matisse. He was born in New Jersey and graduated from Fordham University with a BA in Art History. He and his partner opened the design firm Diamond Baratta Design in 1994. In 2002, they were selected as …

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Celebrity Homes: Cindy Crawford’s Malibu House

Last year supermodel and entrepreneur Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber bought a mansion in Malibu for $6 million. Recently, they listed the home for a whopping $15.45 million! Cindy is known for her modeling career as well as her furniture and health and beauty products. Now, she can also add house flipping to her resume. Cindy Crawford’s Malibu …

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Designer Review: Vicente Wolf Associates Inc.

In the 1970’s, Vicente Wolf bounced around various careers until he was in the right place at the right time and discovered interior design. He met established designer Bob Patino who quickly became his mentor. Design was a natural fit for him. He grew up in Cuba with family who worked in construction so he was introduced to architecture at …

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Celebrity Homes: The 1920’s Hollywood Hills Jeremy Renner House

Actor Jeremy Renner, best known for “The Hurt Locker”, “The Bourne Legacy” and “The Avengers” series, is also known for his house flipping skills. He partners with his “Hurt Locker” co-star, Kristoffer Winters, and together the pair has redone and sold about a dozen houses over last decade. Their latest project is a 1920s Hollywood Hills home located just below …

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Tell Me a Short Story: The Beach House

*Drrrrring* Carla could hear the last school bell of the year chime through the Coronado Middle School halls. She was sitting, waiting patiently in the parking lot for her son. Now that it was officially summertime, the two of them were leaving immediately to go on a two hour drive north to Carlsbad. This wasn’t a fun trip. Carla’s mom …

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Designer Review: Carole Shashona

Bestlaminate Designer Review | Carole Shashona

Carole Shashona is a very unique designer who is known as a style guru and a wellness designer. She designs jewelry and offers her products at upscale department stores including Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, and Bloomingdale’s. She’s also an interior designer, but with a spin: she’s a feng shui expert. She has clients that include stars such as Reese …

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Meet our Guest Blogger: Jeanette of Snazzy Little Things

After connecting with Jeanette on Twitter and finding out she is a past customer of ours, I am so excited to have her be a contributor on Passion for Home! Jeanette is the owner of SnazzyLittleThings.com, an inspiration and e-store site for home improvement, craft and interior design enthusiasts. She chronicles her own home improvement journey with beautiful pictures and …

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