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Penelope Daborn on Understanding Beauty

“Beauty comes in many forms,” interior designer Penelope Daborn says. Growing up in East Africa, she learned to love the way the light enriches earthy colors like greens and ochers. In India, she appreciated saturated jewel tones, and in New York, calm grays and neutrals. Now based in Maine, the colors in her rooms often merge with the blues and greens of the ocean. In today’s edition of MH+D Inside Out, Penelope Daborn tells us how her understanding of beauty can change to reflect her clients and their surroundings.

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Jeff Binette on Enhancing Technology in the Home

“One day, it just clicked,” says Jeff Binette, owner of SmartHome Solutions. “I realized that there was a growing need for technology in the home.” Binette’s childhood captivation with construction combined with his background in computer science influenced his decision to design and install custom audiovisual technology for homes thirteen years ago. In his interview with MH+D Inside Out, Binette tells us how technology can enhance the aesthetics and efficiency of a home.

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Leadership Lessons from Joe Capozza III

As a child, Joe Capozza III used to clean his father’s warehouse in exchange for movie rentals. Now, he’s vice president. He joined the family business, Capozza Tile & Floor Covering Center, in 2009 and earned his way to a leadership position. Joe Capozza III is at the helm of a rapidly growing company; last year, the business grew by 50 percent. Its success has not gone unrecognized. Last week, the Institute for Family-Owned Business announced Capozza as the winner of its Reny’s Large Business Award. In this installment of MH+D Inside Out, Joe Capozza III explains how he empowers his team to make decisions and offers insight into the future of the family business.

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Josh Howell on Approaching Building as an Expedition

An outdoorsman and an environmentalist, Josh Howell spent years hiking and writing around South America, including a stint as a river guide and guidebook author in Chile. Now the owner of JD Howell and Company, a residential building company that specializes in energy efficiency, Howell has transferred his passion for adventure into building energy-efficient homes on the midcoast. Howell tells MH+D Inside Out about sustainable building and explains why every project is a journey.

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Cloth Interiors’s Teri Cardinelli on her Lifelong Love of Fabric

“I’m just passionately in love with fabric,” says Teri Cardinelli in this installment of MH+D Inside Out. “I have been my whole life.” After starting out as a fashion designer, Cardinelli moved into quilting and then decorating before she noticed a rising demand for a fabric shop. During the recession she opened Cloth Interiors in Kennebunk, a fabric center that carries a range of high-quality textiles and offers window treatments and design consultation services. Cardinelli tells us about upcoming trends in fabric design.

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TPK Cabinetry’s Eugene Sherstyukov on Appreciating High-End Craftsmanship

As a child in Uzbekistan, Eugene Sherstyukov used to help his father with various maintenance projects at the hospital where he worked. After pursuing a career in information technology, he took a short-term job working for his father-in-law, a cabinetmaker, and loved it. Now the owner of TPK Cabinetry in Yarmouth, Sherstyukov tells MH+D Inside Out why he appreciates high-end cabinetry.

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