Category Archives: Design

Art Gallery Walls

I love art.  I also have a love of art gallery walls in homes. ~ Some Reasons You May Want to Have an Art Gallery Wall in Your Home: It provides a very interesting design element. You have a collection of art you want to … Continue reading

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What’s on Your Bookcase?

  Obsessed.  Infatuated.  Captivated.  Call it what you want but I am hooked on books… Maybe because I’ve always loved to read, I find great comfort in books.  I still visit and use my local library.  I’m still a “paper copy” reader … Continue reading

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My Study/Library Inspiration: Before and After

Here is another episode of a “Before & After Look at Building A Dream Home ” – this time our study/library. The Before As I wrote about in my previous post, “Building a Dream House:  Trim Decisions“, this photo, from a WoodMode catalog, was … Continue reading

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Divine Dining: My Building Inspiration (Before) and My New Home (After)

In The Beginning… Very early in our building process (even before our initial meeting with our architect), I did not plan on a dining room in our new house.  Instead, I envisioned a great kitchen space with a large dining table.  Our realtor convinced us differently.  She did agree there is … Continue reading

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Pantry Door Madness…

Special Note:  We are now living in on our new home.  This post and future posts on “Building a Dream Home” will sometimes contain both current information and a look back during the building process. A place for everything and everything in it place… Pantries have … Continue reading

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Building a Dream House: Light Up Your Beautiful Home

          Postscript:  I apologize for this lengthiness of this post.  However, I wrote what I think are some important things to consider with a lighting plan.  I also wanted to include some photos for inspiration and some of … Continue reading

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Building a Dream Home: Paint, Granite, and Tile Decisions

Paint Decisions… Our paint decisions involved deciding on paint colors for the walls of each interior room.  It also included paint/stain color decisions related to all cabinets, moldings, and casings in the house.  We were allowed 10 wall/cabinet color changes … Continue reading

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