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  • New This Week: 3 Wonderful White-and-Gray Kitchens (5 photos)

    Posted 2019-01-18 14:00:20 by: bossgate

    White and gray are good colors for kitchens because they establish a crisp, fresh look, which is something that works well in a room associated with food and cleanliness. But there are nearly countless ways you can use a white-and-gray palette, including punching it up or playing it down. Here are ...

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  • Kitchen of the Week: Modern Farmhouse With an Open Look (12 photos)

    Posted 2019-01-18 13:05:12 by: bossgate

    Grace Lin and Warun Kumar wanted to get things right. They spent years planning the renovation of their historic Colonial home in Scarsdale, New York, which included relocating the original kitchen to the opposite side of the house to be closer to a more recent garage addition. After ...

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  • 7 Tips for Designing Your Bedroom (10 photos)

    Posted 2019-01-18 12:00:09 by: bossgate

    Have you ever been in a room that just feels right? Nine times out of 10, it’s because it has a simple design that functions well. But creating a simple design is harder than it looks — particularly in bedrooms. Why? Because every bedroom absolutely has to have a bed in it. And ...

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  • 9 Features That Are Popular in Closets Now (15 photos)

    Posted 2019-01-17 14:00:16 by: bossgate

    Long gone are the days of closets being relegated to stashed-away space. The closets home pros are designing and homeowners seem drawn to now offer just as much style sense as storage. To get a better picture of what closet features are taking off or going strong, we spoke to a handful of closet ...

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  • My Houzz: Moody Wall Treatments and Eclectic Style (17 photos)

    Posted 2019-01-17 13:00:20 by: bossgate

    House at a Glance - Who lives here: Scott and and their daughter, Fiona, 9, and two Ragdoll cats - Location: Austin, Texas - Size: 2,800 square feet (260 square meters); four bedrooms, three bathroomsAs an interior stylist and photographer, Kristin Laing loves using heirlooms, thrift store purchases and flea market finds to create eclectic spaces for clients. She recently brought that passion into her own home in Austin, Texas, where she and husband Scott and daughter Fiona have lived for the past 6½ years.The 1988 house is in a subdivision of traditional brick homes, and the couple have been gradually remodeling parts of it to modernize it and inject their own personality. Inspired by British design, antiques and Victorian homes, Laing isn’t afraid of mixing patterns and says she relishes multigenerational homes with family relics “from a time when quality was more important.”The home’s public spaces tend to be small and the private spaces large, which proved to be a design challenge. The living room, seen here, was particularly vexing. “The real challenge with this room is the size and angled fireplace, which takes up a ton of room,” Laing says. The transparent lucite coffee table makes the rug more visible and “visually doesn’t take up any weight in the room,” she says.Trim and fireplace paint: White Dove, Benjamin ...

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  • 6 More Clutter-Busting Home Habits to Adopt This Year (7 photos)

    Posted 2019-01-17 12:00:23 by: bossgate

    The new year is a great time to improve your habits. In a previous article, I suggested six habits that can help you keep clutter at bay in your home. This story looks at six more. I recommend you adopt one habit per month. If you do, by the ...

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  • A Recipe for Accessibility in the Kitchen

    Posted 2019-01-16 20:54:46 by: bossgate

    Kitchens are often referred to as the “heart of the home”, and homeowners are thinking ahead to make sure the area is ready to enjoy as they age in place. According to the 2019 Houzz Kitchen Trends Study*, Baby Boomers (ages 55 or older) represent 52% of renovating homeowners today, with a majority planning to ...

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