and has collected over the years. Everything she owns is either vintage or has a special story behind it. "I strongly believe in William Morris' saying 'Have nothing in your home that you do not believe to be useful or beautiful.'"One of her favorite pieces is her craft cabinet, which was originally
Flock Home; couch: Best Slip Cover Company
for the home, it is wise to play it a little safe. Go for a classic shape, high-quality construction and a neutral color for the most versatility.Tight back or loose cushions? Try out different styles to see which you prefer sitting in. Tight back, single-seat cushion sofas tend to look more formal, while
matching the home's character.I don't have pictures of my old dark house, but I'd like to tell you what we did, and what you can do, to improve the light. 1. Add WindowsOur family room had wonderful southern exposure, but the only light came from the sliding doors. Even after we added a large Solatube, the
of the door, giving us a total of four. We planned to install two more square windows on either side of the fireplace, like the one shown in the first photo.
lumberyard or home improvement store - painted blue.
No, it was left in the house from the previous owner. I think it's pretty old. You can create a large surface like this one by using an old door resting on two file cabinets. Hope that helps.
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that I collect from the rest of the house. Empty cereal boxes and package peanuts are garbage to adults but children welcome them like little found treasures.
into your home, try introducing them in a craft or art area first since vibrant colors seem to be more plentiful in these types of settings.
Modern Home Tour. The design was inspired by the home featured in the 1955 Alfred Hitchcock thriller, North by Northwest. It is a modern design with an overall "Frank Lloyd Wright" feel. Open spaces with high ceilings and large windows, the home backs up to the Hogg Bird Sanctuary and Bayou Bend. The
dark frame on painting, old telephone, camera collection
decorate a home without breaking the bank."
6. A photographer's loft in downtown L.A.: Self proclaimed "vintage vulture" Dabito has filled his home with his thrift store finds, mid-century pieces, his collection of vintage cameras and his own artwork.