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Check out Shadow Gray quartz from MSI at msistone.com. It appears nearly solid indoors.
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Yes, the dark color is Q from MSI quartz in Shadow Grey. Island is Vicostone quartz in Bianco Venato, colors really compliment each other nicely.
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How to Choose the Right Kitchen Sink

Learn about basin configurations, sink shape, materials and even accessories and speciality sinks Full Story
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aprilmaye
What gauge of stainless do you recommend?
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Whatknot
buster57, we had a corner sink and hated it for one reason. Only one person could stand in front of it at a time. If you have the option, try to make it accessable from the other side so you're not quite so limited.
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buster57
Thank you Whatknot. It's a small kitchen without much options. If we move it we lose a huge storage cabinet. I guess I'll just make sure only the wife does the dishes (no dishwasher either) & JUST KIDDING....about the wife only thing. Oy vey....does anyone have any positive experiences with corner sinks???
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Hi April, I'm not sure what you mean by the "scribes" on the cabinets?
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11 Reasons to Paint Your Interior Doors Black

Brush on some ebony paint and turn a dull doorway into a model of drop-dead sophistication Full Story
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aprilmaye
Let's do it!
September 7, 2014 at 12:48PM     
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judygilpin
mary1028, I think you're black door looks great. You have an awful lot of wood tones going on in you cabinets and furniture. The black door breaks that up and accents everything. If I were you, I'd go for it and paint the other doors black........at least the glass door in the photo above. I like the wall color in your kitchen. Would love to know the color name.
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lagigie
Ta da! here are my new black doors. I have 4 more doors to go before I move onto the next décor project. Try not to judge the blank spaces, I've only had my house for a few months and am still figuring things out.
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Houzz Tour: A Wee Home Grows in a Scottish Garden

This compact house became a prototype with grand designs: showing that affordable and efficient can actually be stylish Full Story
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nettiej
The cost of homes is a lot higher per square foot in the uk than the us, so while it may seem expensive by us standards, it's not that bad in UK terms. Also it is common in smaller spaces in the uk to have the washing machine in the kitchen as you are not able to have a standard electrical outlet in a bathroom, as they pose an electrocution hazard. (The voltage is a lot higher). It may be a washer/dryer combo, but just as likely they air dry all their clothing. That is also much more common, not to mention costs less and is more environmentally friendly.
September 3, 2014 at 9:32PM     
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aprilmaye
This so pretty. Love the style. Mini vacay like.
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My Houzz: Cool, Creative Midcentury Style

Art, simple tweaks and timeless furnishings give a 1958 classic in Del Mar a new spin Full Story
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aprilmaye
Modernized Mad Men Style!
September 7, 2014 at 12:44PM   
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Susan
What a great home! Love everything about this house.
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Turquoise Dreams and Beachy Things

Whether you sway toward South Pacific or float to a moodier blue, turquoise will land you on the shores of happy Full Story
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Wow, really enjoyed reading this, very inspiring! Love the vibrancy and impact of the overdyed rug in the second photo -We actually have a rug very similar to it!


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aprilmaye
Love this color.
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9 Ways to Change Up Your Vegetable Garden for the Coming Season

Try something new for edible plantings that are more productive than ever Full Story
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marjie1059
My daughter, Lynne, loves the raised bed idea, but it is expensive if you "do it right".
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sherums
If you know anybody with a lot of cedar that they want gone, I bet they will give you all the branches, small tree trunks, or whatever you could ever want to build raised beds. That's what I used....
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Catching Up With the Queen of Shabby Chic

Rachel Ashwell defined a style embraced by countless fans over the past 25 years. Find out what she’s turning her sights to now Full Story
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aprilmaye
I have always loved this style.
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Thanks for the lively exchange! I think you few above are reading more into what I said than intended ... maybe the comments indicates some personal baggage... If you go back throughout all the comments there are many instances of condescending and being misongynistic (that is a cool word... you guys must watch Jeopardy) of women saying things about women... maybe that is the problem. The reason I wrote my comment was because I was irritated about what the women were saying things about women. Like I said I am new at this and don't know all the proper ways to make comments. (qofmiwok) your premise of the comments from the others (women) that were made for saying negative things about this type of design... is "giving my opinion so others know the opposite opinion isn't the only one..." what in the world does that mean? I think we all know there are different opinions. Ok, so if we consider my comments were my opinion...why all the attention?

Heather... I dd a house near Wellington... beautiful neighborhood...like the horses and large properties. I really like the pine trees and the attempt to keep the area looking as much as it was before development... like the country feel... maybe that is why you like Shabby Chic!

Anyway, I will end my comments on this subject. I really liked the subject and the written article...and photos. I am glad there are many design choices out there. I do apologize to the author for the negative exchange that I participated in. I will move on and make positive comments on articles that I like. I will leave it to others to make the negative.... many times that is where they live.
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thickskin
@Martin Architect,------------I am viewing the small house you did in the Bahamas and I have a question. The cooler windows, I noticed you made them solid rather than louvred; I am on an island with my house facing west. What are the advantages of doing a solid cooler as opposed to a louvred: I am trying to let as much breeze in as possible, so I was leaning toward louvred, but love the look of your solid.
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Houzz Tour: A Manor Near D.C. Goes From Suburban Modern to Georgian

Newly enclosed spaces and traditional details join eye-popping murals to give a 2002 home some European gravitas Full Story
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petrichoria
That mural made me do a double take, then laugh; all too familiar from the daily commute, it really is the weariest corridor in Tottenham Court Road tube station, which is otherwise decorated with Eouardo Paolozzi's mozaics. :-)
August 22, 2014 at 3:11AM     
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aprilmaye
Very nice.
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Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Chard

A year-round garden favorite with a colorful stem, Swiss chard comes into its own in the fall and early spring Full Story
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Patty
Wood6970 that is so funny and true. It really is very hardy and easy to grow!
August 20, 2014 at 12:50PM   
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palomitas2002
i'll grow swiss chard in Ireland all year around and I tell you, it's never really warm weather ;)
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Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Lettuce

Leaf, butterhead, crisphead or romaine — lettuce is best harvested in the cool weather of spring and fall Full Story
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hangmyhat
Introduce ladybugs to your yard, they will take care of all the aphids. You can inquire about buying ladybugs at a organic nursery. They usually come in a paper bag and you release them in the evening. Works great!
August 22, 2014 at 8:47AM     
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paddlerchick
Rachelle Plantagenet--lady bugs eat aphids. I've had great luck in my yard by turning them loose around susceptible trees and in the garden. Make sure there is water (sprinkle the garden and tree trunks) and empty the containers at dusk.
August 23, 2014 at 7:09AM   
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Houzz Tour: A Historic House Gets a Feng Shui Adjustment

In a Massachusetts seaside town, a traditional home is redecorated in a playful style and with attention to flow and balance Full Story
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aprilmaye
Love the decor!
September 7, 2014 at 12:34PM   
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magicghost
Paint colors?
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Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Salad Greens

From arugula to radicchio, greens have taken a top spot on the table and in fall and winter gardens. See how to start growing them now Full Story
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aimeetrayser
I live in the Virgin. Islands and have had a hard time growing any kind of salad green as the temperature is too high. Any suggestions?
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tsudhonimh
Aimee ... If I can grow lettuce in Phoenix, AZ in July you can do it. I was growing it in the shade of a tree, but it was tasty.

Read the seed catalogs and look for heat-resistant strains, "slow-bolting" strains. Thicker-leaved crops, like spinach and chard, hold up better to heat than fluffy lettuces.

And there are heat-tolerant plants that can be used instead of the common lettuce, etc. "Malabar Spinach" for leaves, "Armenian cucumber" for the cucumbers, "Purple Hyacinth Bean, or Lab-Lab" for beans and leaves.

Put the European crops where they will get afternoon shade, mulch well and pay attention to watering. Plant successions of crops so when one batch bolts and goes bitter you have young ones coming along.
September 3, 2014 at 9:32AM     
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To-Dos: Your September Home Checklist

Boost the comforts of home for fall with a few of these ideas for stocking up and staying cozy Full Story
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victoran
Any ideas on how to get a fresh smelling dryer? Seems after drying all the "guy" shirts...the dryer smells like old socks.
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pbsch
Oxford007… Love the comment about stocking up the bar! And, Laura, you're right about making the family room cozy. That's my goal this month: we've got dark tile, dark walls, and dark cabinetry, so warming it up is a challenge. I've got a start with red sofas, silver shag area rugs, and silver throw pillows.
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Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Peas

Their sweetness isn't just for spring. Peas thrive in cool weather too, adding a garden-fresh note to soups, salads and more through fall Full Story
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lyvia
Deer protection required.
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hayleydaniels
Peas stop growing when it gets over 70 degrees, and tomatoes won't grow until it reaches 70 degrees. I learned that years ago when we were having a particularly cold summer. Everything rotted in the garden, except for the tomatoes on the covered deck that we had put plastic around to keep warm.
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