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When we first moved into our new home, I was excited to finally have a screened porch. The first few weeks I spent several hours sleeping outside each night – on a new dog bed. Believe it or not, it was comfortable, and every time I saw a swinging porch bed I promise myself “one day, one day.”
Pebble Mosiacs Underfoot For thousands of years we have been pressing pebbles into patterns onto earthen floors. And numerous fine artists continue the tradition today... Pebble mosaic by Gwyn Kaitis. www.jolietmosaics.com Pebble mosaic in Bournemouth Square, UK.
Get Inspired: Set the Mood Decide what mood you want the room to embody. Different colors , tones, and saturations will naturally lend themselves to a certain persona. For example, if green is your hue of choice, a soft sage will project serenity and calm, while a seafoam shade will give the room a relaxed, cottage feel. A dark olive green will imbue a classic, reserved look; conversely, a zingy apple green will project trendy vibrancy.
My husband and I both have cell phones. And both of us have phone chargers.
Upholstered headboards are everywhere, available in a wide range of colors and fabrics. I believe the heightened interest was initially piqued by Season 1 of Mad Men in which Betty Draper's tufted teal upholstered headboard stole the scene in her suburban '60s-era bedroom. Upholstered headboards are classic, but if you want to stand out from the crowd, here are a few creative alternatives.
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The kitchen is certainly one of my favorite rooms in the house. After all, that’s where everything yummy lives! We’ve been lucky enough to feature some beautiful kitchens on design*sponge and today I’ve selected 30 of our favorite sneak peek kitchens from Brooklyn and Hawaii to Paris and everywhere in between! [We even have my hometown of Siloam Springs, Arkansas representing!] To learn more about the kitchen or to see the rest of the home, click on the link under each photo for the full peek! Hope you feel inspired!
I’m thrilled to end the day with another amazing kitchen renovation, one with an entirely different approach than Casey’s all-white interior from earlier, but similarly successful in creating warmth, energy and a super-efficient flow throughout the space. This kitchen was created by Portland-based architect Michael Howells , a man not afraid of a little wood grain. In fact, Michael uses the raw material so well in this kitchen that he may have turned me into an all-wood kind of gal. The color contrast of the stormy blue tiles against the warm cherry cabinetry is unexpected and stunning.