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Purchasing a new painting or sculpture for your home can seem like an intimidating experience, especially for budding collectors who are new to the gallery scene. But art lovers need not be frightened thanks to these basic pointers from contemporary art consultant Emily Greenspan of Tag-Arts.

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500 Square Feet of Style

Though interior designer Tony Stavish frequently works with large-scaled projects, his own apartment is a mere 500 square feet. So Tony dreamed up creative ways to make every square inch stylish such as adding art to kitchen cabinets and removing bedroom doors.

Tour The $9M Dear Meadow Estate

Homeowners Caren and Olof Nelson invite us into their cozy 7,000-square-foot residence in picturesque Southport, CT. The former barn mixes old and new to stunning effect, incorporating reclaimed materials such as antique beams and century-old floor boards while offering a state-of-the-art exercise room, spa and outdoor pool. Nature lovers and equestrians will also adore its 20 acres of lush farmland and close proximity to top-notch bridle trails. For more information about Dear Meadow, which is listed at $8,995,000, contact broker Penny Lyons of William Pitt Sotheby's Realty at 203.671.9992.
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On this weekend’s Open House National show, art consultant Emily Greenspan reveals what you need to know to purchase paintings, sculptures and other creative works at galleries without being intimidated (watch the video above). We’re invited into Sonya Powell’s $5.4 million house in the Hollywood Hills, where clean lines and contemporary style showcases organic elements. If you’re stumped about how to maximize your style in a small space, Chicago-based interior designer Tony Stavish’s 500-square-foot apartment is packed with inspiring ideas (watch the video below). Dreaming of a hideaway in the country? You won’t want to miss out on Caren and Olof Nelson’s rustic, yet refined, $9 million getaway, the Dear Meadow estate in Southport, CT that was once a barn (view the video below). Finally, the always colorful design guru Jonathan Adler demonstrates how to channel the exotic colors and quirky charm of Palm Beach (watch the segment below).

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