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Small house, big life

Small house pros: more environmentally friendly, easy to clean, a definite conversation starter! Small house cons: it’s small. However, this can be mitigated by good design. The New York Times recently profiled a Portland, Ore. couple who tore down a 2-bedroom house in favor of building a 704 square foot home. Their criteria when building included things like: The house could be vacuumed...
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Dare to Go Dark

While not the most common of colors for home exteriors, black residences can add a sophisticated and elegant feel to a modern space. Freshome highlighted 15 of its favorite dark houses that span from Hollywood to Chile. We especially love how the VDVT House (pictured above) uses windows to brighten up the overall design. Inspired? Head to to find full details on each project. &nbs...
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Book shelf or e-reader?

E-readers like the Kindle or Nook are all the rage these days. How amazing is it to carry a library with you? For situations like travel, an e-reader can’t be beat. No more having to haul heavy books around! But for the home, books can be an aspect of your decor. After all, the library was an entirely seperate room in grand old houses. Today’s homeowners and renters might not need a l...
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Link Love: Dining rooms, Mad Men and more

Designer Dining Room Decorating Ideas House Beautiful “43 fabulous designer dining rooms (almost too pretty to eat in). Which one will inspire you?” WELCOME TO 1969: MAD MEN’S AWARD-WINNING SET DESIGN Interior Design Learn more about Mad Men’s authentic design on their set. How to Paint a Tile Backsplash Design*Sponge Give your backsplash a whole new look with just a litt...
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College Students Design Cabins for California State Parks

Students at California State’s Polytechnic University were faced with an interesting architecture challenge: develop modernized, sustainable cabins for California State Parks. The result is an array of low maintenance, fire resistant and ADA compliant cabin designs, like “The Wedge” pictured above. Easily prefabricated and relocated, these cabins will eventually make their way ...
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This Minnesota family vacations in luxury. #jacksonhole #dreamhome

This Minnesota family vacations in luxury. #jacksonhole #dreamhome