Sharon Mallard


Location
Brooks, Georgia, United States 
About me:
I love and respect all creativity and am a bit of an artist when the mood strikes. 
My favorite style:
contemporary 
My next house project:
A new house! 
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A Kitchen Opens Up for a D.C. Show House

Removing a fieldstone wall helps turn a cooking space from dark and dingy to open and filled with light Full Story
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sherrymoeller
When designing the kitchen and wine room/butler's pantry in the #2014DCDesignhouse, Nadia Subaran of Aidan Design, www.aidandesign.com, uncovered and retained the fieldstone walls in the adjacent sitting area and incorporated those walls into her designs by adding a custom wood cap/ledge detail in the sitting area/breakfast family room. The kitchen's burnished cherry cabinets, slate gray floor and soapstone counters as well as the vintage navy cabinets in the wine room pay homage to the history of the home and reflect the colors and textures of the retained stone walls in the adjacent sitting area.
on Monday at 6:20am   
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Michael Walsh
Beautiful Wood-Mode Custom Cabinetry. Especially love the Vintage Navy finish in the butler pantry.
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Dream Spaces: 12 Ultraglam Powder Rooms

These luxurious loos show how extravagance can come through color, wall coverings, fixtures or just a simply beautiful concept Full Story
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brightlights
Urine is sterile while in the bladder (as long as there is no UTI). The minute it exits it picks up skin flora. This is why there is a sequential cleaning needed before providing a urine specimen for culture.
on Wednesday at 9:19am   
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calkelley
Dura Supreme - stop showing off (esp pic 1)! Every time I see that pic, I so want to incorporate pieces somewhere in my house. It's too bad you're so far from FL

I love my cute little powder room in the library (gets almost no use). It's dark and rich and shimmery and very elegant.
One of my favorite Houzz pics is from 'Ann Aacks tile bathroom - Velvet & Linen' I love how the picture in that powder room brings it to a different level.

As for floor length mirrors in powder rooms (I guess to increase visual size), my very stylish friend has a powder room with one - behind the toilet. Now, for me as a woman, not so bad, but it makes me think every time of how uncomfortable I would be if I was a guy and watching myself pee - in full defined, living color. I imagine it was there when she moved in.
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Kitchen of the Week: Captain Courageous Style in Massachusetts

Bold, unexpected choices turn a onetime seafarer’s cooking space and butler’s pantry from lackluster to full of panache Full Story
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Beautiful ! Right choice of wallpaper too, gives the room a funky touch...congrats !
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Maireen Vivero
kitchen white cabinets
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7-Day Plan: Get a Spotless, Beautifully Organized Living Room

A task a day sends messes totally away. All you need is a week to get your living room in tip-top shape Full Story
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Lisa Rogers
Depending on our schedules, I do what Wallner Builders does either before I go to bed, or first thing in the morning. I love going around the house and fluffing pillows, making sure all dishes are in the dishwasher, recycling items in the garage container, dirty laundry or decide what needs to be laundered today, etc.
Dusting days usually involve 4-5 rooms so it's consistent on each side of the house, same goes for vacuuming. No pets here, but a husband who is rather oblivious to small details. Love him to pieces though!
April 8, 2014 at 8:37am     
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titiac
I agree with Liz and Lisa., There are just some things which make an immediate difference.
For me - no leaving the house for work in the morning without :
1 ) Making the bed,
2) Unpacking the clean dishes from the dishwasher and putting the morning's dirty dishes in - close the door!
3) Hanging the damp bathroom towels outside or somewhere in the sunshine
4) Cleaning the dog bowls once they finished eating and filling up the water bowls.
5) Straightening the throws and fluffing the pillows on the couches.

OK - so that's why I get up an hour before hubby - but it's worth it. Nothing is more depressing than walking into a kitchen with dirty dishes and a bedroom with an un-made bed, when you return from a long day's work. By doing these simple things I get to spend a bit more quality time with the dogs in the evening before I start cooking and doing the washing! Now I must just get hubby to follow suit! Why is it that ( most ) men can not be bothered by these things!
April 8, 2014 at 11:35pm     
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Design Workshop: Reasons to Love Narrow Homes

Get the skinny on how a superslim house footprint can work wonderfully for your site, budget and quality of life Full Story
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Eric Reinholdt
@rerdle - here are a few exterior views of the long houses that are on my boards currently...two are dogtrot variants and one has a separate studio/guest wing addition. Plans are available on my site: http://thirtybyforty.com/plan-packages/
Good luck...!
April 6, 2014 at 9:10am     
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may2000
As an avid organic city gardener I enjoyed your article. Maybe I will seriously think adding bee keeping to my list of gardening activities.
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Jazz Up Your Kitchen With Colorful Cabinet Interiors

Go for the unexpected by treating the insides of your cabinets to color and pattern Full Story
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krootje
I went grey/black/white striped.... ;)
(sorry, the picture isn't that good)
March 25, 2014 at 1:01pm     
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vivnew
Love this
April 6, 2014 at 12:44pm   
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Curtain Speech

Learn the basic terms for parts and styles of draperies and curtains to get the look you want Full Story
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Wildflower Designs Unlimited, LLC
I was a window treatment specialist for almost 40 years. Styles come and go, standard fullness changes and local preferences vary dramatically. When I was a young student doing my OJT in a "drapery workroom", the standard for fullness was only double and hems and headings were turned under 1" and then 4". Far less full than todays standard unless you buy your window treatments at K-Mart. But then all things Country came into popularity in this rural area along with gathered cotton curtains up to 5 times fullness and always tied back. Thankfully that style passed.
There was a time when every middle class home hired someone like me to design their window treatments about every 15 years like clockwork. That has all changed with the younger generations as they do the Pottery Barn thing and send their possessions to a landfill every 5 years or so. Notice I refer to the Middle Class. The only Upper Class people in this area, those who still want the luxury of custom window treatments hire designers from more urban areas.
What I am trying to express is that home-owners have the right to decorate their homes as they wish, styles come and go and as a designer, you can only guide your clients in what is appropriate. If they truly want swags or lace or Austrian shades, so be it. But our job is to design them tastefully. I find it truly arrogant when designers feel they must have a "signature" look and refuse to listen to their clients and their real wants or desires. Even Austrian shades or antique satin swags can be designed tastefully..... It's all a matter of skill.
April 6, 2014 at 6:24am     
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Leah McGrew
I only worry about privacy in the front of my house, but I'm not that concerned about looks. The back of my kitchen has no curtains at all, the trees provide the privacy in the summer when most people in the apartments out back might be standing around looking at us. The other reason for curtains in my house is in the bedrooms for light control. Here I have the issues of window air conditioners, and the curtains have to be above them.

I have made most of the curtains in my house, or at least adapted bought curtains. I personally don't care for the "puddling" of drapes, but that's because I have 2 blind roommates and cats who think puddled drapes are good places to sleep (actually attempted to pull down a drape in the living room before I replaced them.) I now have tab top curtains in there with pockets, just because I think they are cute. These are one of two sets I bought and the only one I haven't actually sewed to adapt, instead using cute, cheap, broaches to pin it up over the ac and to keep them closed. I would actually love to make my own out of old jeans and have even smaller pockets but that's a chore for a different time.
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12 Gorgeous Black and White Bathrooms

Luxurious materials, vintage touches and thoughtful color splashes make these chic spaces worth borrowing ideas from Full Story
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Susan McFarlane
It looks like they moved the photos around, so to specify, it is the one with the far out wallpaper that I don't care for. It's just not something I would want to look at every day.
April 10, 2014 at 5:06pm     
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Teri Fronabarger
I love the 7th pic. It's like having a white couch! With a little paint and new towels you can change the look!
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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???
April 2, 2014 at 10:48am   
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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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