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The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World. [Editor's note: In celebration of the holidays, we're counting down the top 12 Flavorwire features of 2012.

The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World

This post, at #1, was originally published January 31.] With Amazon slowly taking over the publishing world and bookstores closing left and right, things can sometimes seem a little grim for the brick and mortar booksellers of the world. After all, why would anyone leave the comfort of their couch to buy a book when with just a click of a button, they could have it delivered to their door?

Well, here’s why: bookstores so beautiful they’re worth getting out of the house (or the country) to visit whether you need a new hardcover or not. A BEAUTIFUL DIY DRESSING ROOM. Don’t know what to do with that spare room you got in the house?

A BEAUTIFUL DIY DRESSING ROOM

Forget about the home office, how about turning it into a dressing room! I was over at Elsa’s blog Casa Greer the other day and stumbled upon her post on Domestic Jenny. Apparently, Jenny (who is a renter, can you believe it?) Took on a huge DIY project and turned her extra room into a dressing room! Everything is so organized here. Redecorating by Repurposing. Ladders and Suitcases!

Redecorating by Repurposing

This summer is going to be ALL about thrifting! Garage Sales, Estate Sales, Flea Markets… here I come! Here are a few things I’ve found via blog hopping and Pinterest That have completely inspired me. (as always… click on the pic to be taken to there spot on the web) Ready, Set, Scroll! MGSIMPLESTYLE. Studio_Gorm. Diy Room Divider Design, Pictures, Remodel, Decor and Ideas - page 404. Fairyland. May 14, 2010 A happy Home Tour Friday to you!

Fairyland

Before we begin today, I need you to SIT DOWN and take several deep breaths. Because this is incredible. Friends, Kidtropolis has done it again. Somewhere in Mississippi, there is a VERY lucky little girl who gets to sleep here every night: Wall Murals. Bunk Bed Rooms. Whether you have a large family or a busy summer house, a bunk room is an ideal solution for accommodating lots of guests.

Bunk Bed Rooms

Here are some of our favorites. This nautical-inspired bunk room in a Hamptons home by Steven Gambrel features lots of room for storage with built-ins and under-bed drawers. Custom netting provides safety for the top bunks. An absolutely gorgeous bunk room from the Lerer House in Park City, Utah. Love the barrel ceiling! Indoor Swings: Hours Of Fun And Therapy. Have you seen these fun Indoor Swings?

Indoor Swings: Hours Of Fun And Therapy

I don’t know about you, but I would love to put one in my home? They would make for hours of fun and therapy! Why not bring the outside into your home? We have found a few of our favorite Indoor Swings for you to enjoy! Beautiful French Country House. Presumably the workplace of an artist and the home of a creative soul, this beautiful French country house is a treat for those with a keen eye.

Beautiful French Country House

Or those who enjoy the revitalizing mix of nature and the human mind. Cocooned in natural surroundings, this house has a rustic, pristine and a raw feel to it. Semi-clad in luxury, this French cottage is a dream home for many. With the option of working indoors and outdoors, the house inspires vision. A deliberate ancient touch is given to a few items that make the surreal feeling of ‘living in the years long forgotten’ very real.

Dream Bedroom Designs. Maurice Padovani. Pages Search Jo on Instagram Kim on Instagram Kim's twin sister's blogKim's fav decor shops in Ottawa Bedsos for Leather beds & Mattresses.

Maurice Padovani

Four Story Townhouse With Very Cosy Interior Design – 5th Street by TBHC. The renovation of this 4 story townhouse in center Park Slope is one of the first projects by The Brooklyn Home Company.

Four Story Townhouse With Very Cosy Interior Design – 5th Street by TBHC

It’s a great example how cool could be combination of vintage and modern elements in the one interior. The main color theme in this interior is a combination of white and natural wood of different hues. It works very well and everything looks very cosy and livable. The home is flooded with natural light through double hung windows. The interior also features such interesting things as sculptures by Fitzhugh Karol, a lot of built-ins and custom work, rough wood shelves and doors, and so on.

Vintage + modern design for kids and moms. DIY Decorating - Decor Ideas. Give your dining table a cheery face-lift with place mats.

DIY Decorating - Decor Ideas

To start, gather fabric (heavier, "home decorating" weight, like the Amy Butler design shown here from amybutlerdesign.com, works best), pinking shears, and iron-on vinyl topping, which is available at most fabric stores. Cut fabric into 12" x 17" rectangles; iron. For each mat, cut two rectangles of the same size from the vinyl. Following package directions, iron a piece of vinyl onto each side of the place mat; use pinking shears to trim the edges of your mats. Luxury Villa Amanzi, Thailand by Original Vision Studio. Luxury Villa Amanzi, Thailand by Original Vision Studio The Villa Amanzi by Architect firm Original Vision Studio is a stunning modern vacation residence located in the exclusive Cape Sol on the West coast of Phuket, Thailand. Villa Amanzi is a stunning six bedroom residence with a 15m infinity pool and breathtaking views over the Andaman Sea. Reader request - bookshelves.

Swedish Forest Huts. 30 Contemporary Bedrooms That Will Rock Your World. When it comes to , the design alternatives are endless. This is why taking a decision in this area could prove to be somewhat tough. We decided to make this process easier for you and present 30 fresh contemporary bedrooms that could be the starting point when decorating. Because floor to ceiling windows are a trend these days, showcased below are a few truly spectacular interiors with views over beautiful natural landscapes.

Wood decors are warm and inviting, which is probably why some of the bedrooms may inspire a cottage-like atmosphere. Some people are just born with it « style/SWOON. This house was love at first foot in the door… Jamie Laubhan-Oliver and her husband Larry Oliver are two of the most talented people I’ve ever known. Jamie is an art director for DHome/DWeddings and Larry is a senior designer for Neiman Marcus. They are both art directors and spend much of their days orchestrating amazing photoshoots.

Gorgeous Garage Conversion By Shed Architects. The appropriately named SHED Architecture and Design has done a lovely garage conversion into a 300 square foot studio apartment in a Seattle backyard. It is hard to call it a renovation, but zoning bylaws would not permit a new building, so they appear to have retained a few sticks. It is another good example of how one can make such a small space not only habitable but lovely to look at. Tiny victorian cottage « Sharona Design. Tiny Victorian Cottage [via The New York Times "Home&Garden"] The most adorable little victorian cottage ever.

Sandra Foster turned a Catskills hunting cabin into the romantic Victorian cottage she had always wanted, using vintage columns, flooring and wavy glass windows, and doing the carpentry herself. This cottage is only accessible via a stone crossing over a stream. La cabaña más pequeña y adorable del mundo. Design Idea & Image Galleries on Dornob. Victor - en bildblogg. The Inspired Room - Decorating Blog, Homemaking, Decor blog, DIY Projects, DIY decor, Decorating Ideas. 10 Unique Hotels Around The World. Interior. My ideal home. Yes or No? Bedroom Interior Design Ideas, Decorating Tips, Pictures, Trends. Miss Design - StumbleUpon. A completely renovated first&apartment - StumbleUpon.

Nature Inspired Color Palettes. Design Seeds&: For All Who Love Color. Canopy Living: The Ultimate Tree House. Beautiful Warehouse Conversion in Melbourne. Glass door with a surprise. Read your bookcase - Creative Collection - StumbleUpon. 34 Cleverly Designed Inventions. Contemporary Bathroom Inspiration from Laufen. Interior Decorating Ideas, Interior Design and Interior Decorating Tips,... - StumbleUpon. How to Choose a Color Scheme. Temptation. Trendir - Home Decorating Trends magazine. Kouichi Kimura Architects Stun With Black-White Contrast. The Lovers Chair (by @baekdal) #design - StumbleUpon. Soft as a Rock (by @baekdal) #design - StumbleUpon. Wall Decals inspired by Mother Nature - WALLTAT.com. Moroccan Furniture & Accessories.

7 Principles Of Japanese Interior Design - Spacious Planet. Purpose Restoration. Design Style: Japanese Inspired Interiors. ECO STYLE - ROMANTIC ORGANIC INTERIOR. High Fashion Home Blog: Tear It Up. Furniture Makeovers. Build a house for less than $5000. Bohemian Chic Interior. Virtual Tour Steampunk House Sharon MA Photographed by Jay Groccia, Principal Photographer, OnSite Studios™ ModVic Steampuffin - StumbleUpon. The Designer Pad - Zen-sational. Casulo: An Entire Apartment's Furniture in One Small Box.

Soap Flakes : Nathalie Stämpfli - StumbleUpon. Stairway to heaven. Earthbag Construction - StumbleUpon. Bedroom. Pour a Glass of Wine and Sink Into One of These Unusual, Luxurious Bathtubs. 3 Eco-Friendly Alternatives to ‘Fragrant’ Toxins Found in Your Home. OutsaPop Trashion recycled style DIY fashion eco sustainable refashion blog. Hanging Drop Terrarium. Interior Design And Home Ideas. Sky Garden House. Do You Want To Dream Different? Bedroom-design-huelsta-manit-2.jpg (750×497) Fabulously Bold, Recycled "Divine" Chairs By Kitty McBride. Rang-Decor {Interior Ideas predominantly Indian} Inner Child Home designs.

Fountain Tab Faucet by Jin-sun Park & Byungmin Woo & Yanko Design - StumbleUpon. Got Green? Bad Control - 15 Most Awesome Clock Designs - StumbleUpon. 30 of the Most Creative Bookshelves Designs. Luxury Furniture, Property, Travel... - StumbleUpon. Unusual and Creative Staircase Designs - StumbleUpon. Tree-Inspired House Has Green Canopy & Geothermal Roots. Interior. Suitcase-chair.jpg (684×513) Bedroom Designs: Modern. Unique ways to display Fire. Modern rustic barn. Organic Architecture: Living Tree Building Designs & Ideas. Artist-Designed Interiors: Art Hotel Bedroom Designs. He lives in a trailer? ehhhhhh&8230;. WHOA & blah blah blah&8230; - StumbleUpon. Bedroom Design: 20 Ideas for Your Own Designer Bedroom. Falling Water, Revisited: Modern Green Pool-Cooled Home. This is What Happens When You Give Thousands of Stickers to Thousands of Kids.

Sleeping in an original bed.

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