Landfall home builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes is excited to share an article published in Raleigh’s News and Observer about a recent interview with our designer, Eddie Rider with Eddie Rider Designs. The interview focused on decorating secrets and features a bathroom in a home we built in the Landfall community.

The master bath has mosaic floor tile with black and white marble under a freestanding tub. A little retro feel with some modern sprinkled in for flavor.

10 Questions:

Five words that best describe your approach to design: Warm, coordinated, balanced, realistic, inviting.

Best decor bargain you’ve ever scored: Some very old leather books I found at a London flea market.

Best use of black and white: In a recent bathroom and kitchen new construction project. The kitchen has sharp white cabinets with polished nickel hardware, absolute black honed countertops with a polished, beveled carrara tile backsplash. Ebony floors complete the look. The master bath has a mosaic floor tile with black-and-white marble under a freestanding tub. A little retro feel with some modern sprinkled in for flavor.

Recliner: yes or no? No. No. No. If it looks like a recliner, then no. If you’re going for style and form, then no.

What’s your hardware store must-have? Furniture marker for those little accidents.

Favorite shelter magazine: Architectural Digest.

Every dining room should have: Wood floors and area rug.

Low-cost way to dress a transitional mantel: Candles with holders.

Biggest design no-no: Too many prints/patterns/textures, with too many colors.

My best tip for do-it-yourself designers: Take one primary print fabric and use it for your color palette throughout the room; then, carry one of the colors to the next space.

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