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Saturday, July 09, 2005 3:10 PM
Martha on Business and Style
Anita Sharpe on Business

Martha Stewart's business precepts, as she tells Vanity Fair's Matt Tyrnauer, are: 1) People Matter. 2) Invest to get perfection. 3) You have to take risks.

And what does foresee as the future of stylish living? (Hint: It's exactly the opposite of the ornate tract-mansions featured in most magazines and being built everywhere I look.)

Instead, Martha has been studying Shaker design: 'I want to have a new kind of house, a smart house,' she tells Vanity Fair. 'No paints on the exterior, stamped-concrete floors, really simple and planned to reduce the maintenance. This is going to be the future.'


3 comments

Grant - 7/12/2005 1:10:15 PM
I guess Martha wants a house that matches her personality (or at least her TV persona), cold and inhospitable.
Soni - 7/12/2005 3:06:41 AM
I must be ahead of my time - when hubby and I were making plans for our future house (which is, admittedly, still in the creative imagination phase), I told him that one requirement was that it had to be hosable, inside and out. Radiant-heated poured cement floors, rammed-earth walls and attractively-grated floor drains in every major room. :-)

We are also going for a simpler, freer look (I call it Euro-Zen) that blends the best of Provancal/Roman earthen wall-scapes and logias with the zen-plicity and environmental sensitivity of a Japanese retreat house. I can hardly wait to find the perfect homesite.
Troy Worman - 7/11/2005 2:46:30 PM
Wow!

I have never been a Martha Stewart fan, but... [I take a deep breath and exhale slowly.]

If smart houses with stamped-concrete floors are the new Martha, I'm intrigued.

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