Home Decorating tips
In the 16 years since they met, Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell have, among other things, given up their careers as a doctor and an advertising executive, respectively; moved from a tiny downtown studio to a one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan to a sprawling 200-plus-year-old farmhouse in upstate New York; bickered their way like Nick and Nora Charles through two reality shows (“The Fabulous Beekman Boys” and “The Amazing Race,” which they won in 2012); gotten married; and built a thriving business from the ground up, Beekman 1802.
Originally based on cheese and soap products inspired by the farm’s adorable Goat herd (147 and counting, which can be viewed on the website’s much-loved goat cam), their empire now extends to furniture, bedding, cookbooks and a food line sourced from small farms (48 new products will hit Target shelves in November).
The Kardashians of the farm set, this entrepreneurial couple’s latest venture, “Beekman 1802 Style: The Attraction of Opposites,” (Rodale, $40) is filled with home design tips — and lots of dreamy photos — on how to blend two seemingly opposite households.
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