Keri Russell: Inside My Home
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Labor Of Love2 of 5
When Russell first met her husband, a craftsman and contractor, she was living in a dive apartment in the West Village with little more than a mattress, a box of books and her two cats. After Deary saved her from a gas leak, she knew he was the one. The two got hitched, had a son, River, and promptly decamped to Brooklyn.
Breaking Bread3 of 5
Taking on the task of remodeling, Deary was in charge of the major building, while she handled room layouts, furnishings and textiles. Salvaging the original pine floors of the dining room, the two achieved a rustic elegance, complemented by the crystal chandelier, pine wood table and wire chairs from ABC Carpet & Home.
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Natural Beauty4 of 5
During the remodel, Deary gutted the place from top to bottom, and then moved walls to let the house "breathe." The best example of the open floor plan is actually in the master bedroom and bath, where instead of walls, the couple opted for sheer drapes to provide just the slightest bit of privacy.
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Dream Come True5 of 5
With a contractor for a husband, Russell was able to realize the closet of her dreams, complete with hat hooks, a reclaimed mirror and furnishings that she picked out herself. Also, the Felicity star now hangs her clothes on sleek plumbing pipes, reclaimed by her husband from a previous remodel.
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