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January 2011

Guest Bedroom

BE OUR GUEST

guestroom

Over the past few weeks, the guest room (or as we’ve been calling it, the unpacking room) has been getting more and more empty. And this past weekend, low and behold… it’s finally completely EMPTY! It’s a far cry from what it looked like just a few short weeks ago: And even a farther cry from what it looked like the day we closed on the house: We got the room cleared out just in time! Last week, I found…

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Inspiration

READ BETWEEN THE LINES

stripes dining room gray

A popular trend that has been popping up in home décor magazines and websites alike over the last few years is none other than the sleek, classic and sophisticated stripe. We’re loving this trend so much that we’ve been toying with the idea of using stripes somewhere in our house (whether it be in the near or distant future). For those of you who know me, you know about my obsession with I Love Lucy. So when I think of…

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Blog Talk

KNOCK US OVER WITH A FEATHER

the homies

Um, are we dreaming?! You could have knocked us over with a feather when we got an email from a new reader (Hi, Jessica!) that said she had just voted for us for Apartment Therapy’s 2011 Homie Awards! Do what?! We knew about the nominations but had no idea we had actually made it in the finals!!!!! Sure enough, there we are, along with 8 other awesome home blogs, and we are just plain giddy about it! And yes, I…

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Reader Reno

READER RENO: EMILY’S IKEA KITCHEN

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A few weeks ago, we shared our thoughts and plans about possibly installing an IKEA kitchen. In response to our thoughts, one of our readers (Hi, Emily!) mentioned that she recently installed an IKEA kitchen and was in love with it. So she sent us an email with photos of her renovation process. When we saw Emily’s photos, we had to share them with you guys as well. Here’s what she had to say: I’m Emily and in response to…

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Painting

FAQ: PAINT COLORS

guestroom

We’ve been thinking for a while that we should probably get around to sharing our paint colors. We’ve mentioned it here and there but never got around to writing an entire post dedicated to all things paint. However, for the past couple of weeks, we’ve been getting a lot (and we mean a lot) of emails and comments asking about the paint colors we used, so we thought it was probably time to put everything into a single, concise post.…

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