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Deliciously Simple: Food Photographer Warms Up a Kitchen

The kitchen is most certainly the distance in houses that is remodeled the many. For tenants and homeowners alike, maybe not having enough room or perfect appliances can limit comfort and culinary imagination in the kitchen. However, for Kimberley Hasselbrink, food photographer and founder of The Year in Food, her rented flat’s kitchen would be the birthplace of her seasonally-inspired culinary masterpieces, despite its less-than-ideal design. Although Hasselbrink’s San Francisco apartment includes a fantastic amount of room, her kitchen is restricted in both storage and size. A lack of natural light was chilling at first, but with a couple quirky thrift finds, playful art and classic accessories, Hasselbrink managed to make the kitchen feel like her very own. Hasselbrink makes the most of her distance by keeping things crisp and clean, accenting with easy but quirky accessories. “Hidden is my response most of the time, unless the thing is both…

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How to Update Cozy Wood Paneling

Wood Paneling: ” We aren’t speaking about your parents’ 1970s den partitions, but rather that wealthy, natural, Alpine lodge atmosphere with a modern twist. Here are some gorgeous examples of the way to bring the texture and feel of the natural outside to your home by way of timber paneling in ways that feel fresh and innovative. Rupal Mamtani The instant mental image you get when you browse”timber paneling” closely resembles the vertical, dark timber program you see . A thick shag rug, a curated collection of trophy plaques on the wall and modern furnishings and home accessories create the paneling feel dull and desirable. Jagoda Architecture The clearest method to modernize timber paneling look would be to flip it 90 degrees on the horizontal. It is reminiscent of the horizontal wood slat appearance that has swept our terrain within the past couple of decades, but with high quality timber…

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Secondhand Accessories Bring First-Class Style

When the purse strings become tightened and the budget is a daily conversation topic, house d├ęcor and accessories frequently fall to the bottom of the priority list. Having a limited budget, a little creativity and a great deal of patience, you are able to score bargains on fun, new accessories for your house without spending an arm and a leg. Have a look at the tendencies found in thrift shops this month by your very own personal shopper — all less than $5 each. Lumens Humbert Throw by Missoni Home – $475 When Missoni came out with a new line that stormed Target stores and caused the online website to crash, you’d better think that I wanted a piece of that action! The upgraded color palette and chevron pattern has been the ideal way to add a punch to my off-white sofas. It seems the style is anywhere. Stunning chevron…

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Small Wonders

The dictionary program on my iPhone alerts me daily to a”word of the day” The other day it came up with”opuscule,” a word I had never before encountered. It turns out to be a derivation of the Latin term, opus (a bit of literary or musical work, like in Mr. Holland’s Opus). And, just like in Spanish where you could add”ita” to any noun to imply the diminutive of the noun, an individual could add”cule” in Latin to achieve exactly the same result. So”opuscule” literally signifies”diminutive work” or, in this interpretation, a little, endearing literary or artistic composition. There’s a long tradition of architectural opuscule, particularly in general and residential design. By way of example, there are the garden follies of those 19th-century landscapes. In more recent times, there are observation towers, tea houses, garden sheds, detached garages and much more. What they all have in common is their size…

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Home Tech: Creating a Media Console Work

Incorporating modern devices into our houses is a perennial dilemma, and that I feel for any designer trying to do it with a measure of design. That is because electronics don’t just sit on a shelf. DVD or Blu-ray players, audio gear and cable boxes have all sorts of requirements to operate. Power cords are the least of it, but for functionality and safety, appropriate venting, line-of-sight and capability to work with remote controls all need to be taken into account. Fellow Houzz contributor Natalie Myers recently published about stylish possibilities for vintage-style media cabinets. For those who wondered, Where are the cables? Continue reading. More: Great Rooms With Great Viewing Bell’O PR-11 – Bello – $899 It is tempting to attempt to repurpose a piece of classic furniture or use a shelving unit, buffet or console as a media cabinet, however there’s a big difference between a standard cabinet…