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"Our work is going to last a long time," says Whitaker. "We want to reach as far as we can in terms of quality and craftsmanship." Recently, the trio has branched out into performing work for individ- ual homeowners. One such example is the South Carmel home of Dale and Margaret Byrne. They purchased their lot with approved building plans in place. A lucky find of some 150-year-old French roof tiles, com- bined with meeting Coulter, resulted in an Old-World French design. "When Scott saw the tiles he was excited," Dale Byrne says. "We clicked right away and had great confidence that he should lead our proj- ect. We immediately began creating what we now call 'lived-in art.'" Named "Carmel Ciel," ("Carmel Heaven") the Byrnes' compact, com- fortable home has been transformed into a supremely livable French provincial masterpiece. "Pretty much everything you see in this house was custom and hand- 150 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • H O L I D A Y 2 0 1 5 Gardner Interior Design Carmel, CA | 831.624.8686 | fax 831.624.7135 | | Allied Member, ASID Julie Gardner Coulter makes his own lime paints and hand rubs finishes until they glow as if they've been in place for centuries instead of mere months. Nearly every detail was custom-crafted for Dale and Margaret Byrne's Carmel home. The Test of Tyme team outdid themselves at nearly every turn to create a masterpiece of home design that will certainly stand the test of time.

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