Christine


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About me:
Just a girl. Who loves design and color and how things are put together to come together to help folks create their lives. I am a girl that want to live in it all!!! 
My favorite style:
Not sure... I am working that out. But totally feeling Eames, Saarinen, Platner and modern architecture 
My next house project:
Moving... Equal parts scary and thrilling. Think I am going White, Navy, Gray and brown all over the place. 
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Step Away From the Wallpaper: Why Decorating Risks Are Overrated

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Truer words have never been written. The first two paragraphs are so on point it is re-dick. Sometimes as much as I LOOOOOOOVVVVVE mid century modern and would cough up an ovary to live in a true MCM house and furnish fully with MCM pieces, the truth is I am 6'1 and having to feel like I am always climbing up out of its low style is so not worth the hassle. I also hate when a trend that is truly lovely gets stoned to death because every design mag, blogger, decorator thinks it's the "thing" to be done. I do know that I am going to try a Scandi-white stained floor as seen on Remodelista and I would love an Eames Lounger and I like vibrant colors mixed with more soothing tones and I think it's time for me to prop myself up against an ornate padded headboard. But as for the rest I try hard to dig deep in to my design DNA and stick with what moves me and what works for my family. Great perspective Laura
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wantsideas
Great article which I think is also saying don't just jump into every new trend because it is the latest thing. It doesn't have to be your thing if you don't like it. Find your own sense of what you are comfortable with and what appeals to you. First time I took that quiz I was transitional, second time I was traditional. But I also like coastal, MCM, and art deco. I think houzzer jeanstryker is on the right track. Go through your own idea books and see what the common thread is that appeals to you. Or go through your house and assign items with a love, like, living with it, loathe identity and figure out how to get more love. My taste has slowly evolved over time. I'm still quite happy with neutrals but am slowly introducing more color.
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jessegee
Refreshing and very helpful, I'm stuck on a blank canvas at the moment, this has opened my mind a bit.
Part of the problem is finding one good thing to base it all on.
After reading this I am going to worry less. I've always preferred furniture on the outside of the room, keeping the middle of the floor clear and spacious to move around, I know it looks better to group etc, but its so awkward!
Can we have a " freedom of feet Act " ?!

Does anyone else " crave " a colour?
I used to crave green, almost drink it in with my eyes, fields, grass, trees etc.
Now I crave blue and live by the sea, very happy.
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Christine
I like what you have so far. It just needs to be za-za'd up a bit. Think about a killer light fixture to replace the ceiling fan. Something modern with clean lines. Then you should look to accessorize with more lamps in interesting shapes and texture or shimmer. Then try adding small pops of color through your pillows and artwork. As for the coffee table I would suggest something round to break up all the straight lines..
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connie00
unfortunately due to our HOA rules changing the floor is not an option :(.. any suggestions for coffee tables/console tables? would you go glass or something else?
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As you said you were going for minimalist, I would go for the glass transparent table and the. Add some glass glass elements. Playing with shine and gloss as a texture
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Thanks Vision.

Yes my husband would agree with you and put art or pictures in that niche. Would you think it works in photo 4 or should I move the wider black one in the corner where the brown one is and move brown to the left wall where the black one is? Or would it not make a difference?
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This is a great room with plenty of space. I don't get the "keyboard" thing. Is this the only room it can go in? Unless you are a music producer, then I think you might want to find another place for the keyboard. In fact if your entire family is musically inclined this might be a good time to set up a music room elsewhere in the house. As for the niche. I would either wall paper just the niche area or pick up on any detail moulding in other areas of the house and frame some moulding on the wall and then put a low long credenza or console table at the base and the desk in front of it. You can also paint the niche a very vibrant color and then use Ikeas bookcases (like Lack system) to make the most of the area. It is considered good Feng Shui to face the entrance to your rooms depending on which area of the house the room sits. If this is your money center then you want to always see what is coming at you. Then I would invest in either one large wall unit or 2 that are exact and put them on the other wall (where the keyboard was). You also obviously need a larger desk and if you go with the idea of a credenza, buy one that has suitable file space to declutter your desk top as well as serve as a landing station for the fax. Then add a rug and some art work and task lighting and things will look very different. Good Luck
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The Zelkovas are spaced 23.5" apart (on center).
They are regularly pruned to maintain their shape and size. Good Luck!
February 20, 2013 at 9:21am     
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Christine
It depends on the type of hydrangea bush and how they will be cared for as well as the existing space between the trees you now have. You have to account for how big the trees will get as well as how big you want the bushes to go. If you have a service that will keep them groomed then they can control that a bit. However if you are going to let them rage out then they can get pretty big. This is obviously a manicured yard so the homeowner probably keeps them in check.
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Christine
You can try to fool the eye maybe hanging a dramatic drapery panel that you can swag back so it looks lik the side light continues. Or put a change order in and let them center it. or install a bigger door that is evenly balanced where you would only have to reframe the small wall part to get the large double door in.
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You need to keep it simple. Your floors are gorgeous but I would get another rug. Something with a more vibrant pattern and a bright pop of color since most of what you have in the attached room leans toward the darker side. Then I would probably try out a thin long profile console table. Nothing too bulky and then use the surface of it to go up. Tall lamps with some bulk to it and then lean a large painting against the wall and then put a few poufs underneath to spice it up. You can consider color blocking on those two walls going up the stairs. Maybe doing a toasted almond and then another color on the middle wall. Something deeper to pick up the color in the new rug. Then eliminate that drawer thing by the door and then use the wall space on the left as you enter as a place to hang a grouping of art. Sometimes we forget to use all the space available to us. Good luck.
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dominiquericard
I'm thinking this kind of table in white or grey
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laurakdesigns
Very nice!
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Christine
Don't become so fixated on the table having to be black because if you paint and don't like it then it will be hell to change it out. Try to focus on the semi-fixed elements in the room. Try a black and white rug maybe. Or go for black and white curtains. You have some fairly traditional elements in the room with the hutch and chandelier so to plunk a "modernist" table in the middle of it will be off-putting. So my vote is DO NOT PAINT. work with other elements to bring the room a bit more of a modern feel. Rethink the hutch and chandelier and if nothing clicks then consider painting. Good luck.
April 10, 2014 at 10:19am     
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What wood is the table made of ? If it is oak sand blast it that will raise the grain.
Then use black lacquer matte finish it will come out stunning. The only draw back is it is a rough surface to write on. The sand blasting will pull out the soft grain bringing out the detail, just a slight blast not as deep as the pics. You will get the idea Some high back oak contemporary chairs will set it off.
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Here is the type of chair. You can change the seat color if need be to to fit you mood
Good luck
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Christine
I would go to a salvage yard and look for two intricately inlaid teak panels and lay them across one on top of the other or you can find old tin ceiling tiles in different designs and hang them (warts and all) or you can patina them in various shades of verdigris. if you are keeping that hutch there along with the stained glass panels then don't stray too far from their design feel. I also think you could use a much bulker chandelier. Also find and frame old cloth and hang it above that closet door. Good luck
April 10, 2014 at 9:22am   
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Patricia Colwell
There is nothing wrong with some empty space.
April 10, 2014 at 11:24am     
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michele1975
Your door, windows, light and furniture are beautiful. Don't clutter the scene with something on top of the closets. Please.
April 10, 2014 at 5:09pm     
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@ASVInteriors. Thank you for the kinds words. Funny you mention printing this thread! I was going to print the thread for hubby's bathroom reading enjoyment. :) Then, leave empty comment boxes for guest comments. I've just printed all 39 pages for posterity.

Thank you all for your comments, suggestions and voting. It really helped my case. I'll let you know any progress.

@Deborah. I told my husband a Houzz Buddy golf offer came along but I told you how terrible we are at golf. He said, "Hey - I'm getting better at golf. I can almost hit the ball as far as I can throw the clubs". (Joking of course)
April 7, 2014 at 8:32am     
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deborahjarman
Sounds like Ben has a great sense of humor. Comes in handy when your "rustic, piece of art" fireplace is being attacked from all sides!
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Christine
First off let's start again. "Wonderful old home with plenty of potential awaits someone who will love her like she deserves..." She is wonderful and you have a Port Cochere. I would invest in painting her a lovely color. Maybe a warm gold with Dark Green Shutters (not those shutters though). Then a bluestone driveway or get some bodacious wrought iron lights to hang and then landscape the front for starters. Sarah Richardson did a house on one of her shows a while back that had a sort of similar build and to date it is one of my favorites. here are the b4 and afters of the exteriors on that house she did on Season 2.
April 2, 2014 at 11:07pm     
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Thanks so much for all the ideas. I took the husband back to view the house, and it looks like the façade might be the least of our worries. Built in 1914 and renovated countless times, it still has the original windows, and I failed to see that most were broken. The HVAC needs replacement and reworking as there is only one vent in the basement and no cold air return at all. There was a strange issues with the sump pump, and the windows in the basement had water damage. All fixable issues, but not something we wanted to take on. It's too bad because it was a fabulous lot, location, and the backyard had a beautiful peach tree. The hunt for our perfect match continues!
April 3, 2014 at 10:08am     
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victorianbungalowranch
Too bad. Real wood windows aren't necessarily a bad thing, and may be easier to fix than you think. Share this thread with the listing agent and good luck with your search.
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Christine
I would get rid of it. It appears to be in poor shape and may not be worth the $$ to fix it up. Plus have a realtor friend assess if it adds anything to the value of the home. If not then demo it or fill it in.
April 2, 2014 at 10:58pm     
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April 3, 2014 at 2:10am     
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This seems to be quite small, and not much of a feature - but if I could I'd blow out all the walls and make it a true feature with hanging fireplace in the middle - groovy baby!
April 3, 2014 at 9:28pm   
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Christine
I am not sure but I think you would need to put an irridescent additive to your paint to achieve that effect. Try looking into websites that sell the bags. They may be mostly used for detailing cars but I don't think the leap would be too much if the application is for walls. Some craft stores may sell irridescence by the bag and you just add it to your paint.
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nemprop
Thanks for the suggestions. Sorry, I should have attached a photo.... This is what I have in mind, and I'm OK if some wall imperfections show through. Will the Proceed product get me anywhere near this?
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Christine
Try Frontgate. They do a variation of these types of barstools. I have never seen them in this color but you could make the investment and they tweak it the way you want it. Good luck.
April 2, 2014 at 10:50pm   
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Patricia Colwell
My guess is that it is discontinued. I am not finding it on their website. I find Ikea website very easy to navigate.
April 2, 2014 at 10:24pm   
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Christine
Try ebay. Also many of Ikea's items are based on decor they just put their own spin on so keep looking and mayhaps you will find something close to it.
April 2, 2014 at 10:49pm   
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nwduck
Ah, yellow, blue and green. My favorite combination!
April 2, 2014 at 10:25pm     
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Christine
More photos would help but the floor is gorgeous. Depending on if you can get an industrial strength floor scrubber from a local Home D type store then I would invest in cleaning the tiles. Then go bright white on the wall color and ceiling and then infuse additional color through artwork pottery, furniture and carpeting. More photos would be helpful.
April 2, 2014 at 10:48pm   
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We can't enclose it because of the return air vent. (It was hidden behind the cabinet.) I'll have to take another photo tomorrow when the lighting is better to show it without the cabinet. They are that lovely picked oak that was so popular in the 90's!
March 2, 2013 at 7:24pm   
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Christine
A pantry with pull out shelves to use as a garage for things like your mixer, panini, Quisinart, etc. The part with the return just needs a vented false front (lattice maybe or do a radiator screen insert). Or if you are big coffee drinkers you can do an espresso machine with additonal storage above and below. Or a prep sink.
April 2, 2014 at 10:44pm   
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10 Relaxing (Restrained) Themes for Outdoor Rooms

Set the pink flamingos free. Give your patio the air of a far-flung resort or down-home getaway instead with these tasteful looks Full Story
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Christine
Chris, not quite sure what you would like help on. Can you repost your question with more details?
March 31, 2014 at 3:35pm   
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You should use plants there and the best colour of stones will be brown or grey because these colours will look similar to your exterior part of house, So according to me just not only the stone work is needed you should use some curtains and some plants over there
March 31, 2014 at 3:47pm   
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Christine
It has beautiful lines. I would suggest you find a funky wood vener and apply it to some wood panel doors and then resand the entire item and restain a lighter color. Keep it as authentic as possible since it leans a little mid-century in it's look. But definitely get rid of the doors.
March 31, 2014 at 3:32pm   
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Christine
Here are some examples...
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I would like to tell you guys that this piece is not teak. I would never paint teak. This wood is not valuable.
April 1, 2014 at 1:48pm   
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brms
We'll I'm not sure now. I don't think it is teak.
April 1, 2014 at 4:54pm   
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kim scodro interiors
Thank you so much. The cabinets are a gray glaze with just a small hint of silver shimmer.
September 3, 2013 at 7:13pm   
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Christine
Kim. Your response had me in stitches because I immediately said "that is code for I'll never do that myself". She is a puuuurty room and I love the wall paper and acrylic knobs. You have the touch.
March 31, 2014 at 3:30pm   
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Christine
SW stores in my community are total pains in the rear. Plus they frown on giving you the exact mix so that you can color match with another brand. Sherwin Williams is a very durable paint but I am of the opinion that many retailers are catching up to them in that area. If you like the SW durability then bring in your BM color mix and see if SW will match it. If not then go with BM. I have found their stores to be a lot more customer friendly and they will help with suggestion on how to cover the paint in a durable poly to help with wear and tear (depending on if they are upper or lower cabs. As for not matching in a few years, SW just told me that a paint I purchased from them 10 years ago is not available and is now "reformulated" (whatever that means). Be sure when they are putting those little stickers on your can you get a couple extra for your house book. I have one that contains all the color tags for every room I have ever painted along with a dab of the dried color on the page. SW will NEVER give you the mix for some bizare reason but try anyway. Good luck.

PS I am not trying to turn you or anyone else away from SW just stating my opinion based on my poor experience with their brand. If you are a SW fan then... Do you.
March 31, 2014 at 3:28pm     
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laurakdesigns
Who does the builder work for -- you or SW? Get what you want- BM is classic and you're right to be concerned about matching at SW
March 31, 2014 at 3:37pm     
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Christine
I must say that if you let ME AND MINE MOVE IN, I would paint it in exchange for a summer stay. She is a grand old beauty. I would put in a fantastic pop of color like a light blue or aqua or this new color this year by pantone (which I actually like) is this orchid color. You could paint each section 2 shades off of the section before and then tie the whole place in by having one color for all your window trim. Then I think if you can find a rescreener in town and you have your measurements it may be cheaper to have someone do it at their shop and then you tackle the install yourself or they sell these screen systems that work like accordian panels and you can open them up and close them as needed. I used a company a while back and while I don't remember the name you can just google "retractable screens" to come up with a few companies that would do it. Power wash the roof shingles and put out some big hanging plant baskets with trailing plants and plenty of color to accentuate the house. Then paint all the railings on the (stairs?) a bright white. Good luck
March 31, 2014 at 3:18pm   
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Kim Walton
I love the aqua suggestions but I think you're right about using a more natural color. Try SW Dorian Gray for the body of house Use SW Dovetail for the gables and lattice (try square lattice or horizontal strips rather than diagonal lattice if possible. White for the trim. Beautiful setting!
April 5, 2014 at 6:56pm   
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Christine
I love gray but would caution you against its use until you do some simple reducing and eliminating first. Nuke those bushes and trim back that (wisteria?) bush (one with the orange blooms on it) Hit Home D, buy a colored taupe or gray low vinyl fence or shoot for the moon and invest in wood to hide those lovely city issues garbage containers and then find a way to break up all that green grass. Once you have editied out the obvious and might I say easy stuff then tackle house colors. A mid-tone silvery grey would look nice with the black metal trim on the existing windows (which you don't have to change unless they are not energy efficient or if they leak) and then invest in a more modern door and outside lighting to move the house in a more contemporary direction. Good luck.
March 31, 2014 at 3:05pm   
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vp82254
Why get rid of the bushes? I'm sure they serve a valuable purpose for the birds for protection and nesting purposes. It sickens me how off hand some people are..."just get rid of the bushes." How wasteful and ignorant.
April 6, 2014 at 3:10pm   
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lovebugsmom
I think a rich taupe, cream and black shutters. Maybe a brick planter box lining the front. Dark red front door. Trim bushes for now, trust me that's a bigger job than it looks! We have pulled out lots of bushes with our truck.
April 6, 2014 at 3:37pm   
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Christine
I like Denita's suggestion of a lively green on the trim. something that speaks to the nature that surrounds your home. As for the brick. NO WAY should you paint it because it appears as if the builders took some time to lay out a pretty unusual design so that it did not look like common stacked brick in a running bond pattern. I think you might be best served by getting your back in to in and thinning out the hedges. Then maybe invest in some newer windows with more uniformity and not such a 70's look to the mutins. Then maybe some shutters in the same shade as the trim or in another contrasting shade. Invest in things to make your front door pop and powerwash that walkway. Do those "weekend" type projects first to uplift what you have and if you are still feeling adventurous then you can consider other options. Lovely home. Best of luck with her.
March 31, 2014 at 2:59pm     
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laurakdesigns
Darker color from the roof....
March 31, 2014 at 3:29pm     
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millsy84
Thanks for the inspiring ideas, everyone!
April 1, 2014 at 5:03am   
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lucidos
A traditional 4 panel with the side windows would go with either style.
March 28, 2014 at 12:26pm   
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Christine
I am not sure if I would add a "craftman" door to what is obviously a colonial UNLESS you are upgrading the whole curb appeal to reflect your craftsman sensibilities. However if you are just going for it with the craftsman door, I would opt for sticking to wood and look to add a really beautiful stained glass insert in the craftsman style. The shutters can then follow on the colors in the stained glass or go with some traditional craftsman styled paint colors. You can also upgrade the color or change the garage doors completely to up the craftsman factor and then do the lighting.
March 28, 2014 at 12:38pm   
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armygirl1987
I have one in my living area. The rest of the room is orange and the accent is beige. I also did one in my daughters room because there was no way I was going to paint her whole room purple so that was the compromise. Everything serves it purpose.
March 30, 2014 at 3:35pm     
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printesa
I like them. I have them in the bedrooms. The master is mostly cream and the accent wall is chocolate color. The kids room has colors alternating from one wall to another (pink and green). It depends on the accent and how the rest of the room is decorated.
March 30, 2014 at 3:38pm     
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Not sure how the space is organized based on the 2 photos, can you sketch out a quick floor plan so it's easier to visualize?
July 24, 2013 at 9:31am   
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Christine
Not sure what you mean by expanding the closet in to the room. What is this room used for. If it is a catch-all for the house and is too small to be a truly awesome bedroom or office why not convert the whole thing in to a closet with great natural light? As Dytecture suggested, a quick sketch out may yield better suggestions.
March 27, 2014 at 11:58am   
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jenniferishappy
Curtains covering closet. It's nice and accommodating if you are a little messy.
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Laurel Ennis
I'd have mirrored doors. If I wanted my bedroom to feel like the swim suit change room. All you'd need is the terrible florescent lights to bring it all back. Oh, the horror!
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12 Deadly Decorating Sins

Are your room designs suffering from a few old habits? It may be time to change your ways Full Story
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Christine
I don't agree with number 4. I grew up with the stand alone fridge and always hated it. At times when my folks would upgrade to a bigger frostless design it would sit out like a big old box. I loved that when I finally started buying my own homes I could afford to incorporate the fridge in to the look. The new trend to have the stand alone look cute cuddled up next to a roling work cart or sink just smacks of "there will be clutter". So Kudos for the rest of the list but a streamlined built in look works for me.
March 27, 2014 at 11:56am     
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kroze
IMO, rules are for those who lack confidence in their own judgement and tastes. Rules are their training wheels. : )
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Lynne Mysliwiec
I dunno, folks...there ARE sins...this was the "before" in my dining room.. The designer of that light fixture ALONE should go to design h$ll for his sins...
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My Houzz: Going White and Bright in Montreal

White lacquer and wider doorways help create an airer backdrop for colorful contemporary art in a 1910 Arts and Crafts home Full Story
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Christine
Can someone please explain the difference between a hi-gloss and lacquer? I want to know what the process is for doing lacquer on old wood. Also if after years of lacquer you want the old wood back is the stripping process the same? Thanks/
March 21, 2014 at 12:47pm     
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enidpl
Thanks, this is beautiful. My husband and I like use white and black as well, in our 1950 house there are wood panels in the basement too, in two bedrooms (rooms?) and the bathroom, but we are scared to remove them and find asbestos insulation under them, at least in the exterior walls, somebody try something like this in 70 years old house???
April 2, 2014 at 10:48am   
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Teri Fronabarger
Very nice! So bright & clean. It looks very comfortable. I love the refrigerator too!!
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