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Houzz Tour: A Toronto Home Comes Back From the Brink

Not even squatters deterred an interior designer from turning an abandoned 4-bedroom into a chic, unique home Full Story
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Nicole Lee
this is great!
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oma-agnes
Congratulations! I adored the Coach House you did last year and love this house as well. Looking forwards to your next project.
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Houzz Tour: A Cubist Confection Oriented Toward Nature

Dramatic yet understated, a West Vancouver house defers to its woodland and ocean setting Full Story
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Terri Deskins Contemporary & Abstract Art
Wow! Fabulous!!!!
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sandougal
Fabulous home. The skill and craftsmanship is inspiring. Although I am sure these owners are fabulous parents, I personally couldn't have my 2 year old anywhere near the open stairs, expanses of concrete, and open ended deck above a drop. Perhaps this is not an everyday residence? But as a piece of art and inspiration, breathtaking.
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Houzz Tour: Lovingly Resurrecting a Historic Queen Anne

Dedication and a keen eye turn a neglected eyesore into the jewel of its Atlanta neighborhood Full Story
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ravensmom13
thank you, amvanman....I speak from experience...my parents bought a farmhouse that is over 100 yrs. old...I inherited it when they died....living there part-time, I began to "update" it....I started with one guest bedroom..."I'll just remove the wallpaper"...LOL...yeah, all FIVE LAYERS of it ( three layers were painted over...does this mean 8 layers?? )...that brought me to horsehair plaster...totally cracked, and being held up by the wallpaper!! Of course after the falling plaster dust cleared, you could see thru the studs to the outside wall...of COURSE it wasn't insulated....that was why they kept wallpapering over each layer...to make it "insulated"!!! so I began from the outside walls and worked my way in again, doing it "right" this time!! Now of course the sheetrock was "modern" and not "original"...but neat, clean, and ready for paint!! Same with the floor.....5 layers of lino removed ( each showing designs of the era it was put down ) left me with wide pine boards...painted in the center with a huge square...that's what they did when they couldn't afford area rugs!!! And those wide pine boards had HUGE gaps between them, allowing one to look straight down to the floor below!! Do I REALLY want to keep it this way to be "true" to the original??? Er....no. The farm also had a 3-holer out back....no inside bathroom.....do I REALLY want to be "true" to the original and go back to trekking outside in below zero weather??? Er...no. My daughter and her husband are now finishing up what I had started in the renovation process....and doing a great job of it!! They will put it on the market in a few months and move to Arizona for health reasons....the things they are doing are making this fantastic home "liveable" for OUR time, yet "nodding" in many ways to it's history.....but really....with a home this old, which era would you have them give a "nod" to?? LOL...It's many transformations have suited those that LIVED THERE AT THE TIME....and I'm sure the new owners will be putting their own stamp on it as well !! So once again, Carl and Rob, you guys ROCK!! You "modernized" this home to make it more liveable, tweaked it just enough, and nodded away to it's past!! Kudos to you both!!
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amvanman
ravensmom13 What a great story! It sounds like you've put lots of love in the house but you've given us a great illustration of
what it really looks like to love an old house. You pick up the pieces and put things back together but you also realize that just like most things in life, houses evolve and need to adapt to an ever changing world. The part I love most is your acceptance of the fact that whoever gets the house will put their stamp on it. It reminds me of how someone once told me that when we give something to someone we have to release any expectations and conditions we may want to place on the it otherwise it isn't a gift. I have a feeling whoever gets your family home will be getting a real gift and enjoy lots of love there because you've given them the blessing to fill it with themselves!
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Design Practice: The Basics of Marketing Your Business

Pro to pro: Attract clients and get paying work by drawing attention to your brand in the right places Full Story
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Cica Lisa Designs
Thanks for the link to the USP chart. I belong to a Mastermind group and they have been trying to get me to understand it and implement it for my business for a couple of years and I just throw up my hands because I have never figured out how to apply it. This chart makes so much sense and asks great questions that I feel I can actually answer to arrive at my USP!
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callbaby
I like to say, how came I make a blueprint for building a house. I want a new house that me and my husband be the first people live the.
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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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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???
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Teri Fronabarger
Very nice! So bright & clean. It looks very comfortable. I love the refrigerator too!!
April 10, 2014 at 1:52pm   
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Houzz Tour: Updating a Midcentury Aerie in the Berkeley Hills

The setting was splendid; the house, not so much. Now the two are right in line, with high quality to spare Full Story
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daylilydiva
Once I got past the horror of whitewashing redwood (!) I have to admit the home is a lot more welcoming and bright. Amazing how just updating the windows can make such a difference...
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Kandi Garcia
Beautiful ! My husband and I are in the process of renovating our 1959 mid century home. It's always great to see finished work! Thanks for sharing.
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