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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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irishmaori
Shabby chic is not a style, rather a state of mind. Like Rachel it's timeless, clean and very beautiful.
Yesterday at 6:02AM     
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ciscomo
LOL, I had to back to find the "deer" with the crown of flowers because I missed it (8th picture). I think that poor dead flowered critter is some type of gazelle/ antelope (I googled gazelle) :). To quote chookchook2, "Things that make you go...hmmmm."

I see deer every day as they consider our fields to be their very own "Old Country Buffet" and it looks like a deer on the wall in the sixth picture, though. Funny, I never equated taxidermy with this style. If I walked in and saw Mr/Ms Dead Gazelle, I'd probably faint onto the nearest slipcovered sofa.
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Guest Picks: 20 Finds to Cluck About

If you have or love chickens, you’ll flock to these coops, themed accessories, artwork and more Full Story
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Jessica
If you want backyard chickens be sure you check local ordinances - many cities and towns have laws that don't allow "Livestock" to be kept in city limits unless specially zoned. I know there have been battles in Prince George's and Montgomery Counties in Maryland over keeping backyard chickens and bees since they fall into the livestock category.

Personally, I like Chicken Tractors - these are moveable coops so the chickens are still protected from hawks, owls, dogs, etc. but they are moved every day so the birds get fresh grass, new bugs, etc. See here: http://thecitychicken.com/tractors.html
August 12, 2014 at 9:47AM     
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Key Measurements for Designing the Perfect Living Room

Learn the numbers that will allow good circulation, flow and balance as you fit in all the furnishings you want Full Story
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mollzz
I learned a lot! thanks!
Yesterday at 6:11PM     
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Steven Corley Randel, Architect
@kkj1973, I'm going to stick with my original suggestion. But, there are always infinite ways to solve. You know the space best. SCR
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Houzz Tour: Family Living in 980 Square Feet

In a place known for going big, a family of 4 opts for creative space savers and subtle luxuries instead Full Story
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Patricia Pelgrims
What a clever and charming home. This family's humility and creativity is to be admired.
It is so easy for an architect and designer to go all out and live in some house that is a sprawling massive showstopper, yet this couple chose to do the opposite.
August 11, 2014 at 9:37AM     
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sphinxster
Not being an architect, I would think it would be easier to design a big house than a small(ish) one. Much more space to fit in all of a client's requests. This is an incredibly clever and judicious use of the space limitations the architect placed on himself. Lovely lovely home and so livable. Congratulations!
August 11, 2014 at 1:49PM     
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How to Design a Colorful Flower Bed

Delight the eye through 3 seasons with bright flowers placed just right. Get flower bed location, shape and color ideas here Full Story
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tudormomb
While I very much enjoy your landscaping sections, it would be extremely helpful if you could identify some or all of the plants you feature. On occasion I do see one that does this, and it is extremely helpful in finding just the right plant to duplicate the landscape.
August 8, 2014 at 5:55PM     
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ethan14
Beatiful idea .
August 10, 2014 at 2:50PM   
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My Houzz: Creativity Flows in a New Hampshire Cottage

Simplicity and natural surroundings provide inspiration for an artist’s work and for her home’s peaceful, pretty interiors Full Story
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bevdowler
The owner's smile matches the happiness displayed in her home. Lovely!
August 7, 2014 at 12:45PM     
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Donna
WOW ! The picture of the yard with the swing.....stunning !
August 7, 2014 at 3:28PM     
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minischnauzlady
Wow...this is one of those homes I always dream about owning; filled with treasures and a beautiful garden!
August 7, 2014 at 4:04PM     
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ljmcf
One of the best Houzz Ideabooks. Such a treat to experience creative simplicity and thriving in a smaller space. Brava!
August 7, 2014 at 7:06PM     
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Lindsay
Chicken footstool!
http://thecitygirlfarm.com

Saw these at a local art festival.
August 7, 2014 at 9:24PM     
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How to Stage Your Kitchen for a Home Sale

Attract buyers with a kitchen that’s clean, bright and welcoming — no expensive overhaul required Full Story
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apple_pie_order
Good article. It would be nice to see a real seller's kitchen go from normal to staged for sale following these directions.
August 9, 2014 at 12:53PM     
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ninamwalsh
Exactly what I was thinking...... Seems a little odd giving advice on staging kitchens (which is excellent by the way) with photos of these beautiful new pristine kitchens.
August 9, 2014 at 1:52PM     
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lizzie91001
Lovely photos and good advice. But really...if your kitchen looks like any of the ones pictured here, why would you ever want to move?
August 9, 2014 at 1:53PM     
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Houzz Tour: Going Off the Grid in 140 Square Feet

WIth $40,000 and a vision of living more simply, a California designer builds her ‘forever’ home — a tiny house on wheels Full Story
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Becky Harris
This is the first tiny house I've seen that I could ever see myself living in — it's very alluring. She did an absolutely brilliant job - her home is cozy, smart and beautiful.
August 8, 2014 at 7:12AM     
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juliebl11
Beautiful. When I get home tonight I am starting my material purge. Thank you for sharing.
August 8, 2014 at 7:40AM     
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Karen
Love this home! Thank you Ms. Lusado for sharing so many details including cost, labor, legal restraints, resources, and for being forthright about your priorities.

I respect your choices and sounds like you went about this project with eyes open and an awareness of your needs and wants. I could definitely live similarly with just a few minor changes.

You've created a beautiful, functional and very personalized space. Congrats and I hope you enjoy your home for the rest of your life!
August 8, 2014 at 7:58AM     
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Charlene Lynch
This home is very well thought out and ecologically speaking it fairs well for the environment. I also adore the idea of buying most of your items local and re-using materials.

To Rich Higgins: In my little mind, I read the word "build" and took it as - she built her home in her mind, envisioned, an abstract meaning of the word (emotionally speaking) - and when you collaborate on something as grand as this, by all means take credit and say you've built it too.
As for the "Nothing was bought except the screws..." - they were solely on the discussion of the deck, no?
August 8, 2014 at 8:37AM     
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