Dream home: Lots of natural light, architectural details, and beautiful colors

A pretty and polished home from Studio McGee This house is pretty darn close to my dream house.  The large windows that pour in natural light, the molding, the palette in neutral cool tones with pops of color here and there. ...sigh....   The three images above show the formal living room. The kitchen and kitchen nook feature white and gray cabinetry and...

Casual Dining Rooms Inspiration

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Casual Dining Rooms The formal dining room is quickly becoming obsolete, if it isn't already for most families.  Our lifestyles are much more casual and fast-paced.  I'm still pro eating together as a family, but if that means at the breakfast bar or in more casual dining rooms, it's all good by me. via Home Depot Love this huge gray minimal table... via...

An insanely serene and beautiful home in Martha’s Vineyard

beautiful home in Martha's Vineyard
A Beautiful Home in Martha's Vineyard Add a few pops of color and artwork and this home could very well be my dream house.  Oh, and put it further south...like the Carolinas.  Location notwithstanding, the natural styling, amazing windows and architecture of this home make it the perfect place to unplug and unwind.  See for yourself: How perfect is this kitchen? ...

Beautiful and clever small closet ideas

Maximize Wardrobe Dresser - Use Every Square Inch    If the ceiling is high, install shelves above the rods to store items you don't use every day, such as hats, gloves, and other off-season clothing. Walls and the backs of closet doors can support hooks, peg-board (to which you can secure any number of hooks), mirrors, and even bulletin boards for messages and mementos.
In older homes and small apartments it's hard to find great storage and closet space solutions. Don't let the words wardrobe and armoire scare you though! There are some seriously great designs to choose from that give you the storage you need.   via bhg There are simple, modern, sleek ones that let you close all the doors and not notice any...

Sophisticated bedrooms that aren’t stuffy

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Sophisticated Bedrooms Making a sophisticated bedrooms don't adhere to a style like traditional, or an era like Victorian.  Sophistication is in the attitude of the room.  You can have a bohemian bedroom that is sophisticated in your use of color, pattern, and decor. This bedroom is minimal and modern, but sophisticated in it's use of muted dark colors and restrained decor. via...

How To Design Your Perfect Home Office

perfect home office
Working from home can be amazing if you have the right home office and you enjoy your work. Working at your dining room table or even worse – on your bed, can be very problematic and unmotivating. This is why you need to think carefully about how you are going to design your home office. This office is for...

Why Domestic Roller Shutters Make Complete Security Sense

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If you read the papers or watch the local news, you will already know that domestic break-ins are on the rise and while there are many home security systems on the market, there’s only way sure way to prevent an intruder from entering your home and that is by installing domestic roller shutters. Of course, that doesn’t mean your...

Top home improvement tips to add value to an old home

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If you've ever wanted to renovate your home but never felt like you could justify it, take comfort in the fact that whatever you do to enjoy your house now will almost certainly pay off in the future. First, ask yourself this: is the renovation worth it? Is smashing through the wall to add a new room worth it? What about...

An Elegant Touch of Vintage

Home and Garden Vintage Living Room and Fireplace by karapaslay, via Flickr
An oldie but a goodie here...I'm under the wire today so I'm recycling a post back from 2015 that I thought was fun.  The vintage shabby chic look is not my style anymore, but I thought all of these photos were examples of great design.  Enjoy! Adding a simple elegant touch to your decor, using vintage items, may not seem...

How to Achieve a Stress-Free Living Room

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No doubt, the living room is that part of the house where we can unwind after a hard day’s work. While the bedroom is always a great place for resting, the living room is where we cool down. Indeed, nothing beats a relaxing evening enjoying your favorite drink and watching Netflix with your feet propped up on the coffee...