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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. We can’t overestimate the importance of bookstores — they’re community centers, places to browse and discover, and monuments to literature all at once — so we’ve put together a list of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, from Belgium to Japan to Slovakia.

A gorgeous converted Dominican church gives the power of reading its due diligence. A BEAUTIFUL DIY DRESSING ROOM. Don’t know what to do with that spare room you got in the house?


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?) 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!


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: Shall I send the paramedics – did you just faint? Here’s another look at the gorgeousness. 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! 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.

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. contemporary townhouse, cosy house, cosy house design, cosy interior design, cozy house, cozy house design, cozy interior design, TBHC, The Brooklyn Home Company, townhouse designs.

Vintage + modern design for kids and moms. This looks pretty ideal to me!

vintage + modern design for kids and moms

Related. DIY Decorating - Decor Ideas. 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.

This luxury villa enjoys a spectacular headland location along Kamala’s exclusive Millionaires Mile and captures cool gentle breezes all year round with uninterrupted sea views from every vantage point, in one of the most breathtaking locations Phuket has to offer. The contemporary design features ultra modern architecture and interiors that combine to provide guests with the optimal environment to relax and unwind in unspoilt luxury. Reader request - bookshelves.

Swedish Forest Huts. I absolutely love these for­est huts! They’re located at the Kolar­byn eco-lodge by Lake Skärsjön in Swe­den. Each of the twelve huts come equipped with cozy sheep­skin rugs and a warm fireplace. Related. 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. We also went for some themed rooms, most of them featuring black and white arrangements. 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. Their impeccable taste and blessed sample sale opportunities have turned their somewhat modest city townhome into a luxurious style haven. Each detail of their home is so interesting: from the alligator skull, to the collection of keys from Jamie’s father mixed with the heap of wine corks, and an armless baby doll. 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. Tiny victorian cottage « Sharona Design. 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. What makes you want to stay in a particular hotel? Location, interior, services or architecture and facade? Today we will list 10 most unique hotels around the world that will caught your eye. Today hotels are not only about the spacious rooms and delicious canteens but they’re also about mind-boggling exteriors and quirky services that make you want to shower money for unique experience. Let’s start with more ‘traditional’ one: Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Burj Al Arab is a luxury hotel that is located at the heart of Dubai city in United Arab Emirates. Liberty Hotel, Boston, USA. Interior. My ideal home. Yes or No? What are your thoughts on this lighting? {part of me wants to like it...} Bedroom Interior Design Ideas, Decorating Tips, Pictures, Trends.

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