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Color Guide: How to Work With Charcoal Gray
The most modern neutral, charcoal gray looks great in dining rooms, living rooms and even nurseries. Here's how to use it best
"great in dining rooms, living rooms and even nurseries. Here's how to use it best... black and white. It has equal values of red, green and blue (RGB), and thus no hue... beiges; and less dramatic than black. (I guess that would be Dad?) As Texas designer... green and blue. Cool grays are noticeably blue, green or violet. Warm grays are... brown and may have yellow tones. Charcoal off-grays have very subtle differences..."
Create a Place for Books
"Dining Rooms, Living Rooms, Halls — Even TV Rooms Have Library Potential... website and I found that quote online, and that I desperately want an iPad, but you... imaginations and giving good company: books. (Yes, I realize the irony that this is a website... goes out and then what are you going to do?) Here are some ways to celebrate books in... every room in my home and must have places for them. Books add a warmth to a room..."
8 Ways to Rethink the Dining Room
"Repurpose Your Dining Room for How You Want to Live... use the dining room each year. Why deem a room necessary when it's only useful 10 days... g the dining room. Having an eat-in kitchen, I like many others can count on two... designate the room for dining, but it's up to you to assign a use for the space based on... this room! Our dining room and formal living room are one big space. I am going to... make the living room and dining room (lounge like) roll into almost one big room. They..."
11 Ways to Create a Multipurpose Office Space
See how to include an office in your kitchen, dining room, guest room, living room, mudroom and more
"kitchen, dining room, guest room, living room, mudroom and more... dedicated room for that, you may find yourself having to create an office that is truly... type of room, from putting your desk on wheels, to hiding your work in a cabinet, putting... craft room but can you combine it with a family room and still not see the mess?... guest room space . killyscheer -- Thank you! That yellow and white stripe makes... into that room and gave your client a lot of flexibility. Very nice! I have put my office..."
How to Arrange Your Room for TV and People, Too
"who have rooms devoted exclusively to watching TV. Most of us don't live that way —... — our rooms need to do double, triple or quadruple duty, and accommodating a big screen... furniture in a room with a TV is among the greatest design interior challenges. I've always... manners of living is tricky. But positioning for a view is sometimes as easy as moving... real life living rooms. Photo #1 was real and one that would be enjoyed. Picture #4..."
San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2011: Living Areas
"Ideas for Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen... includes the dining, kitchen and living areas found throughout the home. If you have a chance... than 30 rooms in a sprawling Pacific Heights house, spread over four floors and more... style and substance in this one felt unparalleled. We've divided our favorite rooms... inspiring living spaces to pique your interest.... pictures and thanks for posting! looved the lamp.. looks like inspired from nature...."
DIY: Turn Your Carport Into an Outdoor Dining Room
"Floor and Set the Table for Your Own Parking-Space Party Zone... how my dining room only accommodates two to three people max. Knowing that three is... temporary dining space on a budget. Along with my carpenter-friend, Brian, and my de... both park and recreation. And, yes, Aprill is spelled with two Ls.... crowd and that crowds, once armed with adult beverages, often result in broken glass... feelings and/or stained furniture, I was not about to host a springtastic cocktail party..."
Get It Done: Clean and Prep the Patio
Haul out the hose and bid cobwebs farewell. It's time to renew your outdoor room for relaxing, dining and entertaining
"the hose and bid cobwebs farewell. It's time to renew your outdoor room for relaxing... green, and I'm looking forward to the day that the pollen count dips below 4,000 so... it up and enjoying my outdoor space. If your pollen count is lower than ours here... Atlanta, and you are not still experiencing winter weather, this could be a great weekend... summer and fall. Here's a task list to keep you on track.... furniture and ground covering on your patio. I live in North Carolina and can't wait..."
Color Makes a Garden Dining Room Sing in Santa Fe
Vibrant stucco walls, living art and chic furniture harmonize in an outdoor dining room in New Mexico
"walls, living art and chic furniture harmonize in an outdoor dining room in New Mexico... outdoor room is well appointed with comfortable and contemporary woven furniture, smart... plantings, a living piece of art and the babble from a custom fountain. Here's a closer... orange and golden tan hues to their yard in Santa Fe, New Mexico. "This space was... year, and they wanted to be able to use it as a secondary space just to hang out..."
Narrow-Room Solution: Split It Up
Breakups can be therapeutic when they yield distinct living and dining areas and great style to boot
"distinct living and dining areas and great style to boot... combination living room and dining room. Those rooms can be hard to decorate because... too slim and provide no natural division points. The challenge is to delineate the... area rugs and height differences can have a big impact on the way the space works. Read... narrow? the rooms are huge compared to most long rooms Wondering how to place rugs in a... a long room that has two separate seating areas. My front door divides the room. The..."
Decorate With Intention: Design Your Ideal Dining Room
Set up your dining room with the colors, furnishings and artwork you love, and you'll never be hungry for style satisfaction again
"up your dining room with the colors, furnishings and artwork you love, and you'll never... Living rooms get a lot of attention, but a dining room that suits your style and... using your dining room, it could be that setting it up properly will inspire you to dine... ultimate dining room design. Let's get started.... often. And if sit-down dinners don't match up with your lifestyle, there are plenty... design your room around another passion so that it will see daily use. Answering the five..."
Kitchen of the Week: Traditional Townhouse in D.C.
A smart combination of living, dining and kitchen spaces creates a comfy room for family time and entertaining
"combination of living, dining and kitchen spaces creates a comfy room for family time and... and dining area — the perfect place to host guests and spend time as a family.... house and transformed the 400-square-foot space into a combined kitchen, living and... of four living in this Washington, D.C., townhouse, for example, had been using a dark... cramped and isolated kitchen in the front of their house. To fix that, designer Patrick..."
Basement of the Week: Mediterranean Wine Cellar Style in Michigan
Drop in on a converted basement that evokes an old-world feel with its new kitchen, dining room and media room
"kitchen, dining room and media room... spaces, and warm neutrals, tiles that resemble tumbled stone and Venetian plaster wall... cozying up and entertaining. Basement at a Glance Who lives here: An interior designer... client and Phase II is a wine cellar, so these are great ideas for them to "mull over"... gorgeous and it is something that I've been planning on doing to my basement as well... the tile AND the grout needs to be sealed. I learned that the hard way when my grandchild..."
3-Season Rooms: Open-Air Living in a Guest Cottage Pavilion
Comfy furniture, a fireplace and a vaulted ceiling make dining and hanging out a joy in this California outdoor room
"fireplace and a vaulted ceiling make dining and hanging out a joy in this California... of wine and a book," says architect Heather Young. "The space just draws people to... fireplace and comfortable furniture create an inviting open-air space where the owner... owner and her guests can enjoy the outdoor California lifestyle almost every day of the... kitchen and I could live here! Although I love where I live, I wish we had this kind..."
How to Seat Your Dinner Guests in Comfort
Instead of reaching for pillows and footstools when you dine, settle in with dining tables and chairs that fit the room and body
"pillows and footstools when you dine, settle in with dining tables and chairs that... family and friends to be happy in the dining room with more than just our excellent... buying your dining table and chairs, your guests will feel comfortable and return again... excellent food and company. Catering equally to tall, small, robust or svelte loved ones is... got a dining room open to my living room and both have been anchored with coordinating..."