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Bringing the Indoors Out

For decades designers have heralded the merits of “bringing the outdoors in.” Splashy wallpapers decked in tropical leaves, botanical prints, verdant green fabrics and paints and accents—trends pulled from the outdoors have been tacked on inspiration boards for years.

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Classic English Country style estate on 4.7 acres in the heart of Charlotte. Luxury finishes abound with Brazilian cherry and heart of pine floors, two-story walnut paneled library, state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen, three-story spiral staircase, six fireplaces, blue stone terraces, chocolate stone lintels and slate roof. The lower level is the ultimate man cave with billiards room and bar area, wine…