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Kitchen of the Week: A Onetime Carnegie Library Gets Cooking
Trading books for baguettes, this California kitchen underwent years of remodels before its latest modern incarnation
"call the library home, Bay Area designer Matt Bear worked with The Last Inch, a custom... California, home had a previous life as one of the 2,500 libraries built by businessman... a new library was built in the area 50 years later, this structure became a private... modern design. Photography by Matt Bear, Union Studio... previous home...In this home I could "breathe" Beautiful wood cabinets. Are they walnut... Carnegie Libraries but has no image associated. The owner, designer, artisans or contractor..."
Designer's Touch: 10 Divine Dining Rooms
Create a memorable dining experience at home with these ideas to decorate your dining room from a professional designer
"experience at home with these ideas to decorate your dining room from a professional designer... unexpected design twist, and every meal is that much more special. Read on to see how... especially the library and red rug dining rooms! Thanks for sharing this wonderful article... except the "designer" rooms ...such as the first, which don't allow you to pull out the... perfect designer element also http://custm.co/hz/66 I can only see myself enjoying..."
See the Daring Designs at the 2013 Kip's Bay Decorator Show House
"York designers show their latest creations in a fashion show for the home... for the home, with each designer using an assigned space to express his or her style... individual designers to showcase new ideas for adventurous homeowners. Think of this as... of the designs here (not all) the designer is simply Trying Too Hard - not having... practical home design; if everything screams for attention, nothing gets attention. Sometimes..."
12 Libraries That Lightened Up
Stick dark and dusty back on the shelf and check out these airy, modern and unexpected spots for books instead
"and cozy library can be a wonderful part of a traditional home, I'm more excited by... word "library," what comes to mind? Professor Plum with the candlestick? For me it's... the ways designers are kicking tradition to the curb and creating open and airy library... room for libraries in what would otherwise be wasted space. Get ideas from a look at... style" library idea. These ideas show you really can create a library almost anywhere..."
Designer's Touch: 10 Amazing Basement Upgrades
Transform that haphazard, underutilized basement into a useful, stylish, recreation-ready room in your home with these pro tips
"in your home with these pro tips... these designer tips and add functionality, style and square footage to your home... fully design it to become another usable level of your home. Add a flat-screen TV... Install open shelving along all the walls of your basement for organized storage. Display... open shelving to store bills and household paperwork. Save space and stay organized... exposed shelves and — voilà! Counter space, privacy and easy access to all your books..."
Design Mystery: Why Do Pineapples Sprout Up in Home Design?
Early Americans were bananas about pineapples — and we’re still reaping the benefits of the sweet fruit’s symbolism today
"pineapple designs. I thought the design was popular because it was easy, but now I know... Up in Home Design," is very attractive! After viewing it, I am inspired to redo our... piña pole home design : ) Damn auto correct. Of course I meant pineapple. There goest... in my home, but sweet remembrances as well. This was a great read about an interesting... husband was home and then lovers knew to stay away. It's a credible story given the voyages..."
Little Free Libraries Take Manhattan
"Designers' modern mini libraries boost reading and community in New York City... Little Free Library (LFL) project, these libraries were designed and built by 10 teams... small-scale designer libraries now reside in New York's East Village and Lower East Side... lending libraries in neighborhoods worldwide. More than 6,000 libraries have been built... buy or design their own library, the idea of "take a book, leave a book" is sticking..."
Design Workshop: How to Separate Space in an Open Floor Plan
Rooms within a room, partial walls, fabric dividers and open shelves create privacy and intimacy while keeping the connection
"and open shelves create privacy and intimacy while keeping the connection... today in home design as it was in the early 20th century. But modern life still requires... my own home - until I scrolled down to the open shelving picture. That's exactly... open book shelves and the glass partitions! Adding glass as a room divider really allows... openness in a home relax the vision & open the spirit! very helpful article What a useful..."
8 Ways to Frame Your Fireplace With Shelves
Make your fireplace even more appealing by bypassing standard shelves for standout designs like these
"standard shelves for standout designs like these... right shelves to go with your fireplace, you know that it isn’t as simple a decision... think. Shelving style, material and placement can have a major effect on the rest... and true designs that blend in rather than add something special. Before you settle... interesting shelving can add real appeal.... --great design is design that is beautifully designed for the space and the clients needs..."
Book It: Bring a Mini Library to Your Front Yard
Take a book, leave a book. An ingenious lending-library idea is sweeping the nation — see if it's right for your neighborhood
"lending-library idea is sweeping the nation — see if it's right for your neighborhood... Little Free Library you can see hundreds of Little Free Libraries. I am touched by the... the Library Journal. I think this is because the American Library Association loves... Little Free Library always say, Libraries Big or Small we Support Them All! I can only... keep the library from getting cleaned out entirely and the books resold, I designed..."
Storage Shortage? Make an Industrial-Style Shelving Unit
Outfit your kitchen, basement or garage with handy new shelves to help keep your stuff neat and within reach
"handy new shelves to help keep your stuff neat and within reach... industrial shelving unit that matches the other open shelving there. So together with... this for library shelves but didn't know quite how to go about building them. I just... to make shelves similar to Heidi Rush's bathroom setup for my library, but I am having... hanging shelves from pipe left over from hose renovations, and have been thinking about..."
Over-the-Door Shelves Offer Sneaky Storage
Capitalize on the serendipitous space above a door with shelving filled with whatever suits your fancy
"door with shelving filled with whatever suits your fancy... Over-the-door shelving systems let untapped space work as sneaky storage.... become a library with shelves on 3 walls, going around and over the windows and the... into a library. Our new house will be small, so we're planning carefully to make the... The design ideas are nice, especially in the bedrooms and bathroom. As for books... kind of shelves, not only from a utilitarian stand point but also as a architectural..."
My Houzz: Walls and Shelves Are This Collector's Colorful Canvas
French flea market finds, antique toys, folk art and family keepsakes all have a place in this creative consultant's San Francisco apartment
"says. The shelves are filled with things she has found on walks or in flea markets or... odern-home-office-vancouver All the shelves made from lacquered plywood. A random... creative home I echo Xtraordinary by Design -- live with what you love! I couldn't live... right at home in Deanne's home. No chance you'd ever be bored. I admire this woman... inviting home. The composition of the displays of various items is spot on. Of course..."
Etsy Designers at Home: Interview with Sue Teso of Solstice Home
"Cape Cod homes - both her current home and the one she lived in until recently. Her... and your home are now delighted, and you have the home that you envisioned. Thank... vintage home accessory, or piece of furniture, can transform a room from run-of-the-mill... Solstice Home, it was love at first sight. Sue's collection is carefully edited and... help the home scavenger in need - if you've got something in mind, she'll keep an eye..."
Libraries for Everyone
"bona fide libraries in them. While these types of beautiful libraries can inspire the... can have libraries at home too. With some built-ins, or a few inexpensive units from... double as a library. A home office can become much more cozy when approached with a library... Baldwin The library. Sometimes we think only mansions where Colonel Mustard menacingly... into a library. More and more, we are starting to see that scarcely-used dining room..."