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NICE PLATING

Decorating with Plates

Plates hung on the wall. Love it or hate it? This is one of those timeless decorating trends I’ve been noticing more and more lately… But I can’t decide if I completely love it. My first memory of seeing plates hanging on the wall was at my great grandparent’s house in Indianapolis. My Great Grandma Henderson was the original Donna Reed – her everyday uniform was a freshly pressed dress complete with an apron and heels. Coincidentally, Donna Reed also…

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DAYDREAM BELIEVER

martha stewart banquet seating

Okay, so there isn’t a homecoming queen in this post, but I couldn’t help but to reference the Monkees at any given chance — even though I was born in the 80’s. Before we even began our house hunting search, we (well, mostly me) started collecting photos, floor plans, and house related clippings of what we wanted in our future house. One thing that always caught my eye, and still does, is kitchen banquette seating. I had seen banquette seating…

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FURNITURE JEWELRY

hardware round up

When it comes to customizing furniture, installing different hardware is the easiest and fastest way to make it unique. It’s kind of like jewelry for your furniture. In the same way that you can totally transform an outfit by just changing your jewelry, you can make a typical-looking piece of furniture unique and fun by changing the hardware. We have a few furniture projects around the house (like theΒ guest room dresser and theΒ future kitchen cabinets)Β where we are thinking about replacing…

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“REEL” ART: REVISITED

movie poster

A week or so ago, we asked you guys to weigh in on the escalating trend of using framed classic movie posters as art in your home — or as we like to call it, “reel art”. The vast majority of you who chimed in agreed that this trend is something you’d do in your own home, or at least would approve of it if you saw it in someone else’s home. And some of you already have “reel art”…

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THE PRESIDENTIAL PAD

white house bowling alley 1948

It’s Presidents Day! Celebrated on the third Monday of February, Presidents Day is a day that was originally chosen to honor our first President, George Washington. Though he didn’t actually live there, in honor of this historic holiday, we’re going to talk about the big white house at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Everybody has seen pictures of the Oval Office, West Wing and Press Briefing Room here and there on television. We thought it would be fun to round up some…

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