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Houzz Tour: Farmhouse Meets Victorian in Los Angeles

Fanciful scrolls and sweet botanical prints join playful vintage touches for a home that’s altogether charming Full Story
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lydialou22
This is my dream home!
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madamebwolfe
Clearly, Padderchick and I are in the minority with our view of the decor of this house - I like the architectural detail here but the decor is horrendous - at least to me. Taste is a very personal thing and if these folks like it, that's good enough for them and my opinion is not worth the time I take to give it :-)
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flowerbill
Just looked up the stove... Smallest one starts at $9,500.00 ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? I have no idea obviously, so I will adjust my working class attitude, straighten my offended sensibilities and walk away.
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DIY: The Secret to Hanging a Plate Collection

Save your walls! Here's how to get your art grouping right Full Story
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February 1, 2014 at 11:50am   
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I ordered several and used one to hang a Christmas plate. I thought I exactly followed the instructions, but when I took it down, most of the disk had come loose and the plate was hanging by a very small glued section. Now I am afraid to use the other ones I bought.

My plates are not extremely valuable, but they are to me, as I have collected favorites over the years and most are irreplaceable.
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Houzz Quiz: What’s Your Decorating Style?

Answer these 9 questions to find out what decorating style suits you best Full Story
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lydialou22
Ii agree with all those who were classified as French Country and were horrified by the picture. I absolutely detest overly fussy furniture or kitchen details as in that kitchen. I really prefer an eclectic mix of French Country and Rustic. I love painted furniture but do not like gilded furniture.
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Bill Yockey
I was surprised to see that I am a traditional, but reading the description, it fits me.
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French Country!! Ding, ding, ding!!!
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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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Enjoyed the article, not because I agree with all of it but just because it got me thinking about what I consider the 7, 12 or even 13 "deadly sins".

I am not a decorator by any means and if you entered my home, you would certainly agree. Yet I jump in sometimes and state my views. Probably because i am 69 years old and have finally learned that life is too short to try to impress anyone. I love humor or whimsy in a home, although you should realize that not everyone will appreciate it.

Sometimes, as in the picture with the floating furniture, it is not really a choice, as there are no available walls! I have a similar room which I love because it is all windows on 2 walls and all doors and bookcase/fireplace/tv on the 3rd. Obviously you can't put all the furniture on one wall. That leaves me with problematic in-floor outlets that never seem to be exactly where I want them and could easily pose a safety hazard. But I will deal with that because I love the room.
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Just thought of another thing that I dislike but have never heard anyone mention. I love to see homes that are designed so that the main entrance and foyer are actually used. The driveway and front lawn, should be designed, in my opinion so that they welcome guests and lead them to the front door. I realized this when I moved into my current home which is designed this way and I realized that the foyer area (not really a separate room) is an important part of my home now. No one wonders where to enter or how to get to the front door. If you will notice as you drive around, most new homes have driveways that lead only to the garage, often with a long, winding sidewalk leading to the front door.
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vegaspat
Hey Kurt, Did you ever imagine how controversial this article would turn out to be?
My thoughts: I prefer beige and off white to the current trend of dreary grey.
Granite seems to be a "keeping up with the Joneses" choice. There are so many other, less expensive options.
Stainless steel appliances - ugh! I can't stand the way the fingerprints look on them, or the constant cleaning to get rid of the fingerprints. I've seen suggestions that oil is the best to clean the appliances, but won't that just attract dust?
I love having an animal print (faux, of course) in a room for that bit of humor.
I also use fake or silk flowers and plants because I have two cats who love to gnaw on greens. They're very real looking (the plants, not the cats) and are changed out with the seasons (and cleaned before being stored.)
But all in all, everyone should make their own choices, decorators and the Joneses be damned!
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lulyon
I'm late to this discussion, but I have to say that yellow kitchen looks like my childhood home. We had those metal cabinets in yellow, circa 1957. Though this kitchen is bright and happy, I feel kind of sad when I see it (nostalgia perhaps?).
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Dream Spaces: 12 Beautiful White Kitchens

Snowy cabinets and walls speak to a certain elegance, while marble counters whisper of luxury Full Story
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lydialou22
People talk about upkeep of white cabinets, but after having both white and stained wood cabinets, I found the white easier to keep. With white cabinets, you see spills as soon as they happen, when they are quick and easy to clean.
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I am so very glad stainless is on the way OUT!! Besides the fingerprints, it makes the family-friendly kitchen look like a laboratory. We are thinking of redoing our entire kitchen, in white again because we love it. Two big appliance stores told us to consider white appliances!! Hooray, finally!!
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Painted vs. Stained Kitchen Cabinets: Help for Deciding

Learn about durability, looks, cost and more for wooden cabinet finishes to make the right choice for your kitchen Full Story
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lydialou22
I had a kitchen with stained wood cabinets for 18 years. At the time I was a working mother and didn't put a lot of thought into caring for my kitchen cabinets-just a swipe when I noticed a spill. When we got ready to sell, I really started looking and noticed that the cabinets were filthy and very difficult or impossible to clean.

I have now lived in our current house about the same length of time and I love my white cabinets. Yes they have been repainted twice but I love them. Besides being bright and cheery, they are easy to keep clean because spots and spills are easy to see and clean up while they are fresh. I love to look at my clean kitchen and see that it really is clean!
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The company that makes the marine quality paint that was used to cover my laminate cabinets is AWL.
the stuff is amazing if applied properly and that means sprayed on in shop and on site where uprights etc. can't be removed. I don't know what prep was used (probably some serious sanding?) but the final result is an incredible euro looking, tough as nails lacquer finish. Stands to reason as this product is used to paint yachts. AKZO NOBEL....North American supplier: East Water St. Waukegan Illinois 60085 TEL: 847-599-6212, FAX: 847-599-6209 Australia: Unit E54 Gold Coast City Marina 76 Waterway Dr. Coomera Queensland 4209 Australia. TEL: 61.7.5573.9655, FAX:61.7.5573.9677 Europe: Bannerlaan 54 2280 Grobbendonk Belgium. TEL: 32.14.25.7770 FAX: 32.14.23.0880. this is not something that you can just paint on but if you have the money to invest in getting someone to do a do a proper job you will NOT be disappointed in the final product. My laminate cabinets went from dark brown to off white and they're virtually perfect.
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