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sits interior designer Leah Ball Steen’s bungalow. As the owner of Revival Home & Garden, a popular local store know for its carefully curated selection of vintage furniture, it follows suit that Leah’s home would be just as lovingly curated.  Leah came across her current gem of a residence eight years ago after striking out on several other places. “When I stumbled across the listing for this house, it was like a dream: built in 1900, recently gutted and refurbished by a carpenter, hardwood floors, crown molding and picture railing....the whole laundry list,” she reflects. Feeling fortunate to have found a home with good bones, she got to work refinishing the kitchen, with one of the first changes being the addition of the serene sea-green glass tile backsplash. New appliances and countertops were installed, and so was a custom breakfast nook. “Red and turquoise remain one of my all-time favorite color pairings, so I knew I wasn’t likely to tire of the palette too quickly. Things pretty much evolved from there.”   Working off her love for Hollywood Regency glamour with a funky twist, Leah injected special touches like printed wallpaper in the nook—of which she gushes, “It makes me so happy I can barely stand it!”  That same

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