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My Houzz: Reflecting Personality in a Rented Townhouse

Limited in what she could change, a designer uses creativity and eclectic finds to enliven her and her partner's Melbourne home Full Story
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The Eclectic Creative Studio
I love it so, a nice little nod to my Grandfather :-) Thanks for your comments! x
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The Room Illuminated
Thanks for all comments everyone!
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Room of the Day: Elegance and Comfort Strike a Balance

A high-traffic Philadelphia family room combines rustic and refined elements with stylish durability Full Story
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mkhodges
I truly appreciate seeing book shelves decorated like this. Not only beautiful but rich with personality of the ones who live there. Much better than feeling someone went out and "bought" things to display. It makes a difference. You cannot buy "warmth" and it is possible to make beloved items look beautiful. I think anyone can go out and buy things to make a lovely setting, it takes true talent to make family treasures balance and fit the design plan. I love it.
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tooky58
Lovely room & so nice to not have the tv over the fireplace
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Grow a Beautiful Fall Garden in a Pot

Welcome autumn with 7 gorgeous plants that thrive in containers and enliven your porch or patio throughout the cooler season Full Story
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comfy by design
Thanks for the help it is much appreciated!
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Great fall plants
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12 Ways to Get a Luxe Bathroom Look for Less

Your budget bathroom can have a high-end feel with these tricks for choosing tile, stone, furniture and more Full Story
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wallacegal
@trixietrudy I mentioned the Swanstone. I don't want it for a floor. I want to surround my tub with it. I'd only use tile or fiberglass for the floor of a shower, but in this case, I want an oversized soaker tub (to take advantage of all of the room the old, ugly tub will leave behind) and have my shower in the tub as well. I don't want to clean a tub and a shower and another shower anymore. I've been there for too many years.
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Helen
That off center mirror at no.6 would drive me crazy!!
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My Houzz: Winging It in a Scottish Castle

Bold decor mixes with turrets and open fires to create a home that’s grand yet welcoming Full Story
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Dana Veach
Just, "Wow!"
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Karen Heffernan
wow. just - wow. I LOVE everything - what a dream come true!
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12 Ways to Make That Inspiration Board Truly Inspiring

Is a plain corkboard stopping up your creative flow? Stir the imagination with these creative ideas for pin boards and more Full Story
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loolabelle
Comfy by Design I really like your idea! Thanks for sharing.
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summilux
I got the idea for our magnet boards from a Jason Statham movie. Purchased 3x4 ft steel sheets from a nearby metal shop and had them powder coated. Mostly used for photos that we don't want relegated to the hard drives, but at the same time don't need to be matted and framed. Magnets make the photos and cards easy to change.
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28 Outdoor Projects Everyone Should Know About

Learn how to refinish your wood deck, make a garden fountain, add a shed and more Full Story
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reupser
Very nice idea book! A couple thoughts. A built in BBQ looks great but remember it is exposed to the elements year round (unless it's under cover). I have yet to see a BBQ that won't sooner or later rust or rot out over time. When that happens you have to find a new BBQ that's an exact fit. I don't know, is there a standard for BBQ's like kitchen stoves? If not good luck! Second, someone wondered if people use their outdoor rooms;the answer is yes. Here in the PNW we use ours 9 months a year, far more often than we use our dining room!
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John Stapleton
Hide the AC unit - Nice idea but be careful not to restrict airflow. Your AC needs quite a bit of clearance to draw in air. Feet - not just inches. Check with your AC service technician first.
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The Kitchen Storage Space That Hides at Floor Level

Cabinet toe kicks can cleverly house a bank of wide drawers — or be dressed up to add a flourish to your kitchen design Full Story
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Dura Supreme Cabinetry
I LOVE this article! Thank you Yanic for all of the great ideas! Here's another example of a kitchen with a stainless steel toe kick. They also mixed in a couple stainless steel cabinets to create this modern look.
Urban Loft Living Kitchen by Dura Supreme Cabinetry
Urban Loft - Storage Solutions
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6 Unsung Bulbs for Fall Planting

Don't hang up your spade after summer — plant these unusual bulbs in fall for a spectacular spring show Full Story
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kphugel
I found some old bulbs when cleaning out the shed and on a whim planted them much to my delight they were resurrection Lilly's, and assilluim the Lilly's have come back for two years now but the assilluim only bloomed one year.
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eclecticedwardian
I love species tulips, but unfortunately so do the rabbits and deer, so I have had to give them up. Because they are so low-growing (and many are early-blooming) companion planting with daffs or anything else really does not work. T. biflora (or Clusius), T. praestans fuselier and T. turkestanica are all good performers though--they do not have to be dug up, and will naturalize. They even came back pretty well after being eaten year after year, I just got bummed at having one day of blooms (on chewed up plants) before they were eaten. I'll try them again if I get fencing.
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To Make Your Garden Memorable, Add a Hint of Mystery

An element of mystique — intriguing gates, an interplay of light and shadow, hidden views — can take your garden to the next level Full Story
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kavithadukkipati
Like the garden.
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mindshift
I've always liked the idea of a secret garden. One can plant a fastigiate hedge or install a vine-laden trellis across the back corner of a lot to create a secret sitting area behind it, or use space behind a garden shed as a private get-away. The area can remain lawn if use is infrequent, but a small space is better off paved if use is regular. You need only 35 to 45 sq. ft. for a bistro set or a lounger, but 95+ sq, ft, for a 4-seat table and chairs. Consider how the square footage is laid out (square, long and narrow, triangular) before deciding on furniture and usage. Take a tape measure with you to the store. Small, enclosed areas are less likely to get a breeze, so it's best to keep them sunny so any mosquitoes don't hang around. Shade cloth is very helpful in hot climates as an area stays cooler without being closed in. Also consider how your neighbor's trees impact the area's sun/shade exposure.
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Get Grout Magically Clean — Stains and All

If your grout is grossing you out, this deep-cleaning method will help it look new again Full Story
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Katherine Brown_Nutter
We're about to completely re-do our bathroom using a lot of small marble tiles. Everything I just read here has been enormously helpful. Thanks for all the info!
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Jan Gunn
I've scoured this post & appreciate the ideas, & have one question to beg of the pros: I bought an old farmhouse in Italy 11 years ago, have been gone & had it rented out until about 3 yrs ago. In the meantime I discovered it doesn't have a proper foundation, probably just one layer of tile over another, and another, & though the walls were "cut" to stop the rising damp, I don't think that happened with the floors. With all the rain the last couple years a lot of humidity has seeped up through the grout, resulting in a fine dust of crystalline matter that I've swept away. Now that I'm back, the house is open & drying out, I need to do something about the grout between those tiles that disintegrated. I suppose I need to remove it & start over? And NOT seal it, so the humidity can escape/breathe? When I lived here I didn't have a problem. It only happened after the house was closed up, & not ventilated regularly. Can someone tell me what to do? (Besides dig out a whole new foundation!)
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Houzz Tour: Heavy Metal Rocks a Modern Missouri Home

Steel shows up all over this single-level family home, but wood and other textures warm the look Full Story
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criscarey
Gallery link with feel of a stream
March 30, 2014 at 1:19AM   
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hawkb
Nice home in our Show Me state!
April 2, 2014 at 9:28AM   
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My Houzz: Elegant Updates for a 1928 Bungalow

Classic, clean furnishings and creamy hues bring charm and ease to a Texas couple's home Full Story
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nsarner
Love it. Thanks for sharing your home. And the extra pics of the dogs.
February 16, 2014 at 4:48PM   
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victoriacox78
Nice entrance
February 19, 2014 at 12:11PM   
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carrol9397 added 7 photos to ideabook: Before & After
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Room of the Day: A Spacious Porch Brings Family Life Outside

This Georgia back porch, decorated in neutrals and a mix of textures, serves as living, dining and family room almost year-round Full Story
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southernpointofview
Becky has done it again with another great idea book! I absolutely love this porch - so livable and cozy. It reminds me a lot of my front porch that runs the entire length of the house. One bit of encouraging advice: make your porch as deep as possible if you're building! Mine is 12' deep by 72' long. I've even seen 15' depths that are architecturally pleasing and very cozy.
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Linda Shore Design
Absolutely 'DIVINE' as they would say in South Africa... would love to come over and hang out in your hanging daybed!
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   Comment   September 8, 2014
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