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My Houzz: Reclaimed Style in an 1880s Loft
Budget-friendly finishes, books, vintage games and "big, cluttered art" warm up a 2-bedroom apartment in a historic Pittsburgh loft
"finishes, books, vintage games and "big, cluttered art" warm up a 2-bedroom apartment... apartment in a historic Pittsburgh loft... 'gaggle' of books. Wow, the floors, the kitchen, the art, the wainscoting, the bookshelves... lots of books and art. Great space! Love your place and the pic of Isabella- -great... glass shelf just like this minimal yet fits the era. Any chance the owner remember... ..the books, the tile, the shelves, THE CATS. It simply could not be more perfect..."
Make a Scene With Vignettes and Tablescapes
Draw attention to objects on a table or shelf by arranging them in a vignette. These guidelines will get you started
"table or shelf by arranging them in a vignette. These guidelines will get you started... what art books were created for. But there are rules. A good vignette has balance... cluttered. In fact, creating a vignette is a good way to prevent clutter. No one wants... using books as pedestals and the one odd or bright object. I've found that items... harmed in the creating of that vignette...it's artificial : D love the article I have..."
Houzz Tour: An Ingenious Entire-Apartment 'Hack' in Greece
They couldn't remodel, so these renters went wild with creative 'built-ins' that are completely portable
"creative 'built-ins' that are completely portable... Tsifti built it — every piece. They loved this open and bright third-floor unit in... for the book area too. I like the built in lighting at the end of the benches. It's... settling in the horizontal storage shelf though.... :) Man Oh Man! This is cool!... originally built in the 70s :) Even though some of the funky, original details shine through... benches, built-in couches, etc.) and updated it...It's an interesting idea and a great..."
Classic Decor Gets Its Due — in a Giftworthy Book
Entertainment and education mingle in this design reference, brimming with anecdotes, history and design lessons for today
"mingle in this design reference, brimming with anecdotes, history and design lessons... the chic in her latest book, In With the Old: Classic Decor From A to Z.... blogging to a book deal. Kudos to her. I hope someone buys these shower curtains. Love... Jennifer's book! Love it! Can't wait to pick up a copy of my own! The shower curtain person... previous home built in 1926. The brown curtains were in the home when I purchased it. Nothing..."
Afternoon Project: Declutter Your Bookshelves
Overstuffed bookshelves can easily turn into an eyesore. These shelf-clearing projects are bound to help
"These shelf-clearing projects are bound to help... just your books but your bookshelves themselves. I know that for some a maxed-out bookcase... "Purge some books!" Here are some quick and easy clearing projects that won't take much... but your built-ins will feel more relaxed and give you the opportunity to show off not... a neat shelf of books....ALL books....nothing BUT books...look less cluttered than... like a book at that point because it's no longer about books. Books add character..."
Photos of 2013: The Most Popular Kids’ Spaces
Built-in bunk beds, cool colors and other smart design elements offer ideas for kids’ bedrooms, nurseries and playrooms everywhere
"Built-in bunk beds, cool colors and other smart design elements offer ideas for kids’... decorate in a home. It’s where designers and parents get to, well, be kids again. Things... uploaded in 2013. Which one is your favorite?... into a book shelf. By the time a child is old enough to sleep in a top bunk, he/she... like the built-in bed!" It is highly appealing in a cozy, man-cavish kind of way to... grew up in a bedroom in the late 70s/early 80s that was brown and orange - my sister's..."
Books in the Kitchen
"them - in the kitchen. Plus, I'm in the "books are pretty" camp - I think they make... bookcase in her kitchen - her book collection had gotten so big that she had to expand... kitchen, a built-in bookcase was on the top of my "must-have" list. It makes so much sense... knee-deep in IKEA assemblage and that now she had 10 Expedit bookcases. Another friend... my cook books and entertaining books. I do use my exhaust fan over the microwave/stove..."
Room of the Day: Home Office Makes the Most of Awkward Dimensions
Smart built-ins, natural light, strong color contrast and personal touches create a functional and stylish workspace
"Smart built-ins, natural light, strong color contrast and personal touches create... office in San Francisco, interior designer Alicia Weaver had her work cut out for... of the shelf. I found my eyes zigzagging up and down the shelves, It was oddly annoying... and the built in's. Clever to use the runner from the stairs in the space to tie it... housed in a mansion and my desk was in a maid's closet. It was a fantastic office..."
Houzz Tour: The Concord Green Healthy House
"home built for efficiency and flexibility finds its place in historic New England... Pond is in Concord, and they used to meet in town with fellow Concordians like Nathaniel... new home in Concord, Mass., would be forward-thinking and eco-friendly, but still respectful... Alcott. In fact, the view from this home is quintessentially New England, as it fronts... that fits in with the neighborhood.... best idea books yet! Thank you. Gorgeous home! If it was truly green wouldnt you have..."
Great Seating: Cozy Up to the Fireplace
"member in the gathering, and build your seating around it... a good book, a glass of wine, perhaps a few friends or family. Of course, this is... winter in full swing, where better to relax after a long day than by a crackling fire... fireplace is in a seemingly awkward spot, you still want to incorporate some type of seating... fireplace in cozy style this season.... than this built-in bench near the fire? I can see many hours lost with a great book in..."
Houzz Tour: A Farmhouse in the Dell
"look mix in a most unusual Sonoma County home... created in the iconic farm form. Most of the houses in this area of Sonoma County... interest in watching the tractors circling in the fields through the windows of his... , are built atop the surrounding knolls. But to reach this dwelling, a visitor has... grades in chemistry. Haesloop readily reveals the secret to creating a structure that... with a built in book shelf, a must have who is the sofa in the living room from??..."
12 Ways With Room Dividers
"space with built-ins, furniture and sculptures... you call in the drywall guy. There are so many versatile options out there — here's... chime in here. We create Redi-Screens, room dividers and space enhancers inspired... available in 3 or 4 panels... http://www.lalunecollection.com/collection/accessorie... filled with books, or left anywhere in between. This unique built-in system allows for... repeated in furniture throughout this house. This bookshelf blocks off the view of the..."
Heat Your Space in Style with Today's Wood-Burning Stoves
"hearth in their living room. Since they long ago moved from that house and I don’t... available in a range of modern styles designed to be much more clean-burning. Of course... have one in your home and feel it’s more of an eyesore than a statement, then perhaps... warm up in style this winter.... room and books, table chairs carpet doors pictures , everything covered in soot, !!... install in the state of California. Blackouts during the winter in northern BC (-45..."
Window Seats: For Winter or Whenever
"Pile Up in One of These Inviting Comfort Zones... seat/bench in my outdoors dining room! The photo with all the books also has a curtain... we're in process of replacing one of ours LOL. Love the idea book, there's a lot... definitely be in the blueprint. we have a window seat in our bedroom, but it's not high enough... where in my house I could put a window seat - I've always loved them - but am not... say that in Vermont winter is not like that. You write, "I wouldn't mind a day or two..."
Mantel Mania: Sprucing The Space Above Your Fireplace
"mantel in ways that will compliment the peaceful ambience of the fireplace below and... throw in some fresh flowers too! Eclectic Enhancement Vases filled with pheasant... wooden box in the center on your mantel to hide little treasures you collect during your... adhered it in my idea book for future inspiration...but now we no longer have a fireplace... Great idea book! I LOVE fireplace mantels and I am especially fond of the last one!..."