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13 Cozy, Curl-uppable, and Completely Covetable Window Seats
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13 Cozy, Curl-uppable, and Completely Covetable Window Seats

May 14

When I was 10 years old my family moved to Houston, and my mother took us along while shopping for new houses. There was one house that my sister and I found particularly inspiring - it was two stories (we'd only ever lived in a one-story house and w

Rebecca's Window Seat in the Bedroom
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Rebecca's Window Seat in the Bedroom

September 22

Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Rebecca Location: Chicago, IL Division: United States What do you love about your bedroom?: I have always wanted a bedroom with a window seat and bookcases. It took awhile, but I finally got it. I love the li

10 Inspiring & Cozy Window Seats
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10 Inspiring & Cozy Window Seats

September 30

One of my favorite, and most lusted after, house feature is the window seat. Whether it's a tiny nook or an expansive bench, a window seat can never be wrong. They're great places to read a book, enjoy a cup of coffee, or simply just sit and gaze tow

Advice on Cutting the Foam for Window Seat Cushions?
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Advice on Cutting the Foam for Window Seat Cushions?

September 28

Q: I just had this bench seat built under a bay window in my dining area. I've yet to finish and paint it, but I'm thinking about cushions. It's a trapezoid shape. I'd love some advice on how to create cushions. Should I cut one piece of foam the sha

Ursula's Window Seat Room
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Ursula's Window Seat Room

October 2

Name: Ursula (7 years) Location: Soho, NY Making a room for Ursula in our new home together took awhile but it was a joy. For her first room to herself in our new life (we were sharing a one bedroom for a year), I was able to take a white sheetrock b

Joe and Alana's Newport Home Full of Bold Colors and Patterns
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Joe and Alana's Newport Home Full of Bold Colors and Patterns

December 22

Name: Alana and Joe Hearn Location: Newport, Rhode Island Size: 1,600 square feet Years lived in: 6 years; Owned The first thing you see when you enter the living room of Joe and Alana's 19th century Newport home is a dynamic multimedia painting of a

Ways to Upcycle Trunk into Functional Furniture?
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Ways to Upcycle Trunk into Functional Furniture?

September 20

Q: I have a lovely trunk that I've used in nearly every room of my home. It's nothing special, but I really love it and have a sentimental attachment to it. I have always used it simply as a storage piece (at the foot of the bed, against a wall, etc.

A Gallery of Weird and Wonderful Windows
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A Gallery of Weird and Wonderful Windows

June 12

Windows. You know, those holes in the wall (preferably with glass in them) that let in light. Most windows are pretty unremarkable - you notice the view, but not the window itself. Not so for these windows. These windows are weird and wonderful and c

Peggy & Chris' Los Angeles Modern
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Peggy & Chris' Los Angeles Modern

September 13

Name: Peggy Hsu and Chris McCullough - architects and co-founders and owners of Hsu McCullough, an architecture practice based in Los Angeles. Location: Los Angeles, California Size: 1,130 square feet (house) + 350 square feet (detached garage) on 5,

15 Real Life Storage Solutions for Kids Rooms
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15 Real Life Storage Solutions for Kids Rooms

December 13

Figuring out cute and practical storage solutions for your kids' rooms can be a challenge, especially if you can't do major installations. But that doesn't mean you're out of options! Here are fifteen examples from real kids rooms of storage ideas ou

Agustin's Barrio Baroque
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Agustin's Barrio Baroque

February 5

Name: Agustin Sanders Occupation: Interior Designer Location: Nob Hill - San Francisco, California Size: 650 square feet Years lived in: 3-1/2 years - rented The story reads a bit like the treatment for Harry Potter: Young man enters specialized and

Miles & Antena's Laid Back Coastal Home
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Miles & Antena's Laid Back Coastal Home

April 22

Name: Antena and Miles David Location: Newport, Rhode Island Size: 1900 square feet Years lived in: 11 years; owned When Miles and Antena bought their Newport home eleven years ago, they loved the bones of the traditional Victorian structure, but env

Back To The Old House With The Smiths
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Back To The Old House With The Smiths

September 1

Name: Jason, Meridith, and their two kids, Wylder and Arlo Location: Clinton, Oklahoma Size: 3,000 square feet Years lived in: 1.5 When you think about the state of Oklahoma, hip loft living isn't usually what comes to mind first. Well, this family i

The Collective Creativity of Public School
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The Collective Creativity of Public School

September 1

Name: Public School Location: Austin, Texas Size/Room: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: 2.5 Strap on your backpack and bring your lunch money, because today we're going to Public School - a design collective of seven graphic artists and photographer

Exploring / Design: Zanzibar Style
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Exploring / Design: Zanzibar Style

September 10

While in East Africa last year, I took a quick side trip to Zanzibar, the legendary island off the coast of Tanzania. Zanzibar has a complex history of rule by and trade with multiple countries, and local design reflects these layers of influence. Hi

Monica & Austin's Charming Bungalow
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Monica & Austin's Charming Bungalow

September 26

Name: Austin White, Monica Rodgers and children, Manon and Shaw Location: Kingston, Rhode Island Size: 1,850 square feet Years lived in: 1.5 years; owned It all started with a ship captain in the 1920's. He translated his passion for the seafaring li

Benicio's Intrepid Explorer Nursery
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Benicio's Intrepid Explorer Nursery

September 27

Name: Benicio Location: Silver Lake- Los Angeles, CA Room Size: 125 Square Feet When you're the child of a very talented interior designer such as Rosa Beltran, founder of Rosa Beltran Design in Los Angeles, you're guaranteed to have a pretty awesome

A Renter's Garden: 5 Easy Indoor Succulent DIY Ideas
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A Renter's Garden: 5 Easy Indoor Succulent DIY Ideas

October 16

It's no wonder succulents have been a popular plant choice for awhile. They are low maintenance and likely to thrive with a sunny window seat and sporadic watering. Check out this collection of ideas for displaying these pretty plants in your home. S

Ella's "Use What You Have" (Beautifully) Bedroom
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Ella's "Use What You Have" (Beautifully) Bedroom

October 26

Name: Ella (6 months) Location: Greenville, South Carolina From the beginning, our goal was to create a room that Ella wouldn't grow out of in a year or two. We chose neutral colors and 'grown up' furniture and art that will work for years to come. P