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Friday December 21st, 2012

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Before & After: Bedroom Transformation

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I’ve really been enjoying Max’s dorm DIY posts; they serve as an excellent reminder that even if you have a small, single room, you can still transform it with creativity and make it a completely different environment. This Before & After project was based on exactly that task: Take a single room and make it…

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Thursday November 29th, 2012

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Before & After: Bedroom Makeover

This is an exciting bedroom makeover for me. You know I love a good DIY project, and there are almost too many homemade solutions in this room to count! To keep costs low and achieve the look she envisioned for the space, interior designer Shannon Kaye made many of the elements herself: She painted the…

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Thursday June 21st, 2012

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before & after: dining + living room redo

It seems contradictory that painting walls black could brighten a room, but that’s certainly the result in this lovely dining and living room makeover from painter Adriane Duckworth. The contrast of dark and light, echoed in the furniture as well as the walls, works wonders to modernize and freshen up this space. I also love that…

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Thursday May 31st, 2012

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before & after: colorful home redo

Today’s second and third Before & After projects celebrate pattern and color — they are both maximalist in the very best way. This first colorful home renovation comes from Aimee Daniels. Aimee is a lover of bold, brilliant textiles and all things vintage. Looking through her newly redecorated home, it’s clear that she had a…

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Thursday March 1st, 2012

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before & after: elegant bathroom renovation

I’ve seen walls of artfully arranged mirrors before, but they’re usually in public spaces as a form of pure display. Seeing such a dramatic presentation of mirrors in a home bathroom is unexpected, but stunning. I love it! California-based designer Faith Blakeney also had the brilliant idea to attach some of the mirrors with velcro…

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before & after: nursery makeover

I don’t have nurseries on the brain just yet, but I can already see myself gravitating toward a subdued, sophisticated and clean nursery style. I like the occasional crazy, colorful toy-filled nursery, too, but sometimes it feels a bit overstimulating. Lindsay’s nursery room strikes just the right balance for me. The gray walls and black…

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before & after: tim’s condo makeover

one of my favorite types of before & after projects is the whole apartment makeover. i find furniture transformations very inspiring, but sometimes i just want to live vicariously though someone who guts a whole place and makes it feel completely different. tim’s airy condo with a balcony is totally filling my need for big…

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