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JUL-AUG 2017

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r e A d u S O N L I N e A t w w w . C I t y S O C I A L . C O m 52 "My mother assigned me and my sisters each a color when we were young—mine was blue. Maybe that is why I have such a preference for it, the color I relate to, and why I chose it for my home," said Sandra Hebert with a smile. This assigned color was evident throughout her charming 1500 sq. ft. garden home located in the Siegen/Highland road area that she shares with her beloved dog, Gidget. Like so many individuals who find themselves yearning to leave their four-bedroom spacious houses once their children are gone, Sandra realized it was time to downsize to a dwelling that demanded little yard work and a floor plan easy to maintain. With this house, however, downsizing did not deprive her of an inviting courtyard entrance filled with seasonal blooms or a patio that overlooks a pond where two geese and their newborn gosling contentedly drift along undisturbed. "I loved the open design the first time I saw it and knew I could tweak the interior to my specific tastes," she added. Sandra began the tweaking by replacing laminate flooring with wide-scraped oak planks, installing subway tiles for the kitchen backsplash, replacing the center island with a quartz surface and adding shelves to display her collection of teapots. The living room is anchored by an aged area carpet in shades of light, dark and navy blue. "I love words on pieces," admitted Sandra, pointing to a unique chest in the living room upon which the words, "smile, love, dance, party, sing, celebrate, laugh, play" appear. Washable and durable white fabric covers her sofa and chairs and softly compliments the blue and white drapes and table skirt that she made herself. Sandra repainted the entire home in a true white except for the kitchen and dining area where she opted for a stunning shade of blue, reminiscent of the Atlantic Ocean creating character to the structure while evoking an aura of warmth. The deep color hue provides the perfect backdrop for the lovely furniture in the space. A former vocational rehab counselor, Sandra's flair for decorating and her ability to tastefully utilize every inch of the house resulted in a look larger than the actual square footage. Adhering to the continuity of the rooms, Sandra chose white washable fabric for her living room chairs and sofa. The adjoining dining area reveals the homeowner's love of the beautiful and timeless Good Things Come in Small Blue Packages: t he Home of Sandra Hebert By Rosalind Tuminello

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