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Thursday March 29th, 2012

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Thursday February 23rd, 2012

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before & after: bedroom makeover

It’s been so long since I’ve rearranged or repainted a room, and I must admit that seeing such a dramatic bedroom transformation is making me a bit jealous. I’m eager to shake things up a bit! I love what Tracey has done for her bedroom makeover, particularly the dip-dyed curtains and the crisply tailored look…

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Thursday January 19th, 2012

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before & after: corner studio makeover

After seeing Dana’s 3D diamond wall pattern last week, I’ve been brainstorming all the ways to add cool sculptural elements to my walls. I love wood paneled walls, but this awesome studio renovation from Cheryl Andrey is making me seriously appreciate the look of wood alone. I can imagine this looking nice as an all-wood…

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before & after: modern, graphic nursery

I’m not a parent yet, but I’ve spent enough time around babies to know that even at an extremely young age, they love to look at patterns — particularly high-contrast, big patterns. Honestly, with all that exciting repetition and play between positive and negative space, who can blame them? This gorgeous nursery makeover from Summer…

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Thursday January 5th, 2012

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before & after: photo studio makeover

Today’s second transformation provides another jolt of spring color, this time in the form of a gorgeous original 1930s turquoise wood ceiling and a well-chosen palette of plum, white and yellow with complementary gold touches. Monika Merchant designed the space to be a studio and office for her friend, photographer Apryl Ann. Despite its tiny 120 square feet,…

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Thursday December 15th, 2011

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Thursday November 17th, 2011

Thursday October 27th, 2011

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before & after: design studio showroom

Jean and Oliver Pelle, the duo behind PELLE design, just opened this brand new showroom at 390 Van Brunt St., only a few blocks from their studio in Red Hook. I love the airy, open, dramatic space they’ve created — it’s the perfect backdrop for their chic, minimalist designs. Since all PELLE pieces feel like…

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Thursday October 6th, 2011

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before & after: repurposed living room

This Before & After is so exciting because it really makes you think twice about utilizing interior space. The Hive — a group of creative professionals working in Alexandria, Virginia — decided to lease the upstairs of their row house and transform the front room into a curated paper goods shop called Fifteen/Eleven. The space…

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Thursday September 29th, 2011

Thursday September 22nd, 2011

Thursday September 15th, 2011

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before & after: sunny yellow bedroom redo

We have two opposite before & after bedrooms today. One lightens, the other one darkens, but both successfully transform rooms from drab to lovely. Mallory wanted a fresh, bright bedroom with touches of vintage charm, and I think she achieved just that. The pops of yellow are dispersed perfectly throughout so as not to overwhelm…

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Thursday September 8th, 2011

Thursday July 14th, 2011

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before & after: living room renovation

This Before & After project provides a great example of the power of neutrals in creating an elegant, modern and bright space. I appreciate that Daniel decided not to shy away from mixing patterns, and lots of them. He’s done a great job giving each room in the home a unique feel, while also avoiding…

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Thursday June 23rd, 2011

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Thursday April 14th, 2011