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Designer Kelley Motschenbacher calls dog Millie her “favorite girl.” This picture was taken at Motschenbacher’s former beach house in Southern California. “Millie’s favorite spot was at the top of the stairs. It was very cool and breezy, and she could hear what was going on throughout the house because of the echoes.” Millie’s toy Mr. Squeeky lies next to her.Watch on Houzz TV: Great dogs in home designClick “Next Page” below to see more
Amid the excitement of getting to wake up next to the person I loved, when I moved in with my boyfriend I completely overlooked the fact that I had no idea what kind of design style he had. I mean, I knew he had style, and that’s one of the reasons I loved him, but he had been sharing a house with three other guys, and his room had consisted of a bed, books, a giant computer and way too many sneakers. Moving in together was a natural choice for us. Since we loved each other, I suppose I thought things like wall color, sofa size and electricity bills would sort themselves out magically. But that turned out not to be true. Had we sat down and made a plan beforehand, I’m pretty sure the fight about the all-black living room would have never happened. To help you avoid things like that, here are some tried and true tips for new-couple cohabitation.