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Bookshelves + Staircase = Bookstairs

Bookshelves + Staircase = Bookstairs
I am so enthralled by these that I just might build some bookstairs that lead to nothing in my pad. This beauty belongs to London-based Veronika and Sebastian. My only addition would be a space to keep a pillow or two so I can sit and read on the stairs if I feel so inclined. P.S. Here are 19 other unique bookshelf ideas. {Images via Creative Cloud}

Color - Live Like You & Marmalade Interiors If you have followed this blog for a while you might be familiar with my line “Life is too Short for White walls”. Well ironically, or perhaps to test myself (?) the bungalow rental we are in for the next few months has…yes…only WHITE walls. After living with a kaleidoscope of colors in our old house it felt at first refreshing with stark white walls. That’s not t say you can’t create some some cheerful spaces with an all white backdrop. Interior design by Emily Henderson. A great starting point add a– BOLD COLORED COUCH. Via Belle Maison. Add CONTRASTING FURNITURE AND PATTERNS. Adding COLORFUL ART and PILLOWS and BOOKS is another way to bring color and life in to the space. Interior Design by Emily Henderson Hmm…there is something be said about white walls. Let the FLOWERS and SMALL ACCESSORIES add the punch. Interior design by Amber Lewis. This cool dining room is framed by white, but nothing a bright kilim can’t slam dunk. (Can’t wait for my vintage kilims to arrive next month.)

5 Things Our Kids Won't Have In School #2. Valedictorians and Other Honors Getty The best part of having a valedictorian was that, like the Highlander and that one kid who insisted on wearing a fedora and a cape every day, every school could only have one. For most kids, the whole valedictorian thing was a non-issue. Getty"I've had four breakdowns, but it's worth it because for 10 whole minutes I'm better than all of you." Going Away Because ... It's that fierce competition that's the problem. GettyMaterial for graduation gowns. Better yet, why not just name anyone with an A+ average valedictorian? Getty"Better get used to it, 'cause this is how they're deciding job applicants now." In other words, you could mentally just strike this one from the list. So what's next, getting rid of failing grades? #1. Everyone remembers their first F. GettyWhole generations will grow to adulthood unable to forge their parents' signatures. Failure makes students feel bad. Which is why programs like Zeros Aren't Permitted (ZAP!) No pressure.

30 Fabulous Reuses & Repurposes for Old or Recalled Cribs With new crib regulations, the resale of cribs is going to be pretty non-existent for a while. But don't you worry!! You don't have to use that crib for summer campfires! We've scoured the web for some cool tutorials and ideas for reusing old or recalled cribs! These repurposed crib projects are an awesome way to prevent your crib from going into a landfill, getting reused "inappropriately" or simply sitting in your basement collecting dust. NEW! Create a Cool Craft & Storage Center from your Recalled Crib Get Organized in the Laundry Room with Your Old Crib ** ConsignmentMommies "I Consign Too Much..." Turn Your Old Crib into a Bench or Chair A Repurposed Crib Becomes a Plate Rack Cool Message Centers, Chalkboards & Easels from Old Cribs Create a Photo Display from Crib Parts Organize Your Jewelry A Cool Magazine Rack Create a Cool Message Center for Your Office Create a Table Take it Outside to the Garden

desire to inspire - jo's page A small room off the dining room serves as my husband's office. Originally a bedroom, it is a strange "landlocked" room with windows opening onto other rooms, a consequence of alterations over the years. We think it was the maid's room when the house was first built. After we painted it a couple of years ago (Murabond Faraway, same as the dining room) it basically became a dumping room for Kelvin's computer and any other electrical equipment. Years passed and nothing happened. Kelvin loves to collect as much as I do and some of his special objects found their way into the room. Femme fatale Convicted spyMata Hari made her name synonymous with femme fatale during WWI. A femme fatale (/ˌfæm fəˈtɑːl/ or /ˌfɛm fəˈtɑːl/; French: [fam fatal]) is a stock character of a mysterious and seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers, often leading them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations. She is an archetype of literature and art. Her ability to entrance and hypnotise her victim with a spell was in the earliest stories seen as being literally supernatural; hence, the femme fatale today is still often described as having a power akin to an enchantress, seductress, vampire, witch, or demon, having power over men. The phrase is French for "fatal woman". Although typically villainous, if not morally ambiguous, and always associated with a sense of mystification and unease,[1] femmes fatales have also appeared as antiheroines in some stories, and some even repent and become true heroines by the end of the tale. History[edit] Ancient archetypes[edit] Sociological views[edit]

My Flour/Sugar Drawers | Pioneer Woman Home & Garden I posted this in the cooking section of my website, back before this Home and Garden section existed. It’s buried deep in the annals of PW Cooks, so I thought I’d bring it over here to its rightful place. This remains one of my favorite features in our kitchen. When Marlboro Man and I kicked his parents out of their house on the ranch so we could live there instead I didn’t want to do a thing to the house. It was 30 years old, lived in, exceedingly comfortable, and I loved everything about it. The ceilings needed a fresh coat of paint, though, so after his parents moved out of the house and into their house in town, we decided to have it painted before we moved in. We’ve always planned things well in advance. Not. And okay, we didn’t kick Marlboro Man’s parents to the curb. I asked my mother-in-law to help me figure out the design of the new kitchen because she’s good at that type of thing and she’d lived in the house for thirty years and knew all about the air and the light there.

design for kids and the home Some paradoxes - an anthology Photos — Ana White The free content provicded by this website is made possible by the following current sponsors. Thank you! Charming Apartment with Surprising Design Elements Have a look at this fascinating apartment in case you are curious how 64 square meters can be turned into a spacious, chic living space. The hall that welcomes you is wide, featuring high ceilings and light walls, introducing you to the typical 20′s style with tight stucco and decorative parquet. The living room is large enough to accommodate a large sofa, a coffee table, a reading corner and a few lockers for storage. The open floor plan allows the light to flow freely in the apartment. We are certain your attention was caught by the highly original wall drawing, which gives the room a dynamic, yet stylish touch.

25 clever ideas to make life easier Via: Why didn’t I think of that?! We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw). Via: Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Via: Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls). Via: Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing with a rubber band. Via: Overhaul your linen cupboard – store bedlinen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match. Via: Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music. Via: Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags. Via: