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What Goes With Wood Cabinets?

Make those high-quality cabinets look their best by pairing them with the right colors and materials Full Story
     Comment   August 10, 2014
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pdjh
Reddawn, here are a couple pics from our kitchen, as requested. Good luck with your kitchen makeover!
last Friday at 6:20AM   
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brittenyb
@mmdugaw thanks for letting me know. We've decided to go ahead and get it distressed and dinged up! The more the merrier!! Haha.
last Friday at 6:48AM     
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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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mommala
Love that Ms. Lustado splurged on a few non-negotiables like the fireplace. Her thrifty planning & execution of the overall construction apparently enabled inclusion of "luxuries" that increase her satisfaction with the house. Setting priorities of what matters most doesn't have to equal deprivation. She reminds me that I could afford a few extravagant heart's desire items if I don't buy all the doodads that are unnecessary & only briefly enjoyed.
August 10, 2014 at 4:57AM     
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Sheila Schmitz
Lilion, be sure to check out the Small Homes section under Ideabooks > Home Tours: http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/Small-Homes
last Friday at 5:11PM     
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Bob Schulenberg
I notice a trend in some quarters of a kind of neo-Puritanism as a reaction to our current "too much of too much" society. This is a marvelous idea and accomplishment in theoretical terms, beautifully esthetic in a Bauhaus-y "form following function" manner. I'd love to see a down-the-line follow up article seeing how she feels after a decade or so. I notice there is, among many missing items, a paucity of books or an area sufficient to house more than a few. It appears to be a No Nonsense way to live hence my mention of Puritanism. Abstinence = good, worldly possessions = bad!
last Saturday at 7:58PM     
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The Question That Can Make You Love Your Home More

Change your relationship with your house for the better by focusing on the answer to something designers often ask Full Story
     Comment   August 3, 2014
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mommala
peterose:

Would LOVE to settle down into in that gorgeous, cozy floral chair in a room featuring my beloved but rarely seen true blue!

The enclosed white cabinet on the right appears to hold objects lovingly collected that are meaningful to you - something very interesting that personalizes your home. Having injuries from falls & wanting a "cleaner" look prompted me to take down bric-a-brac on cabinet tops & rotate large things displayed, but storage with glass doors like yours lets me display treasures without danger OR dusting as often.

Of all the handsome rooms shown, yours looks like the one a guest would be most likely to get something fantastic to eat!
August 3, 2014 at 7:14AM     
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jen046
Surprising, unique, colorful.
on Sunday at 2:40PM   
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Lori McGhee
I want my home to be an extension of me, simples as that so colourful, original and comfortable. Am I the only one who doesn't give a fig what visitors think? I am not rude it's just they don't live here and if my décor offends them to the point that they would rather not visit then hip hip hooray because they are not my kind of people!
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   Comment   August 3, 2014
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My Houzz: A Basketball Court, a Rooftop Kitchen and More in Manhattan

This 5-story tour de force by the stars of ‘9 by Design’ puts the focus on family, work and fun Full Story
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mommala
Marvelous article about a fantastic home brimming with clever ideas. While my own tastes are more traditional (with multiple IKEA finds blended in), I find them visionary designers. As a serial second-guesser of my choices, I value their advice to get what you love regardless of current decorating trends. The exterior IS relatively commonplace other than the striking blue doors; it's like many European homes inside which you discover warmth, style & beauty not anticipated from the outside. The opposite of many Americans who invest in lavish facades & front landscapes to impress while backyards are merely grass. For security reasons, in their locale I would not want to attract undue attention on the street. Hooray for raising kids to adore art even if some, as offspring do, grow up to rebel against avant-garde by embracing Pottery Barn & Thomas Kinkade. In all, wonderful way to show that families can thrive in the BIG city!
August 3, 2014 at 6:30AM     
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Karen
I only have one word for this home: Perfect...
August 14, 2014 at 7:54AM   
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therealscout
I have recently purchased one of their books 'Home by Novogratz'. Love, love, love it - brimming with creative ideas as you would expect :) The only thing I wish was included was 'bigger spaces'. A lot of them were condos, apartments, basements or whatever. Not really any big houses. That's why I'm glad of this article - really shows the full spectrum of their wonderful style & with 7 kids to boot! Am from Australia & I think Americans are definitely more adventurous with design.
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