Kitchen of the Week: Casual and Coastal at Ireland

This updated kitchen on the coast of Howth, Ireland, was developed to combine with all the family’s living areas and catch the texture of the surrounding ocean. Durable materials, a beachy palette and plenty of open space were musts for its clients, who hired Joanne Reilly of Mc Adam Kitchens to design a space with a casual dining area, a defined breakfast bar and a layout that opens into the rest of the home.

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The sea-green kitchen cabinetry is constructed from hand-painted oak sanded to reveal the wood beneath. Since the kitchen has views of the ocean, courtyard and the rest of the home, Reilly chose soft colours that would use everything.

Particular details help bring the kitchen into life, from the rustic metal hardware into the drawers engraved with all the childrens’ names. “Regardless of what angle you look at, there is something to keep you interested,” says Reilly.

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The functional region of the kitchen is in the trunk, together with the sink, trash and dishwasher within an island facing the stove. There’s plenty of counter space on the bar prep area and on either side of the stove.

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The kitchen is linked to a living space. A round breakfast bar makes it possible for the household to sit facing whatever direction they like. A small unit for glassware storage joins the pub with the major island. A row of small drawers on the kitchen island holds spices and other regularly used pantry products.

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An ocean view is offered by A built-in seat. A table can be inserted to make a casual dining space. Soft limed oak floors and glass pendants finish the appearance that was coastal.

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The kitchen is planned to the last detail — there is nothing . “There certainly aren’t rows of cabinets that are endless for gathering plenty of useless items, however there are plenty of pullout drawers to store essential things,” says Reilly. Silestone quartz countertops were chosen due to their durability and effortless maintenance, and the light color feels at home in this beach home.

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Casual Wall Art Arrangements Show Deliberate Style

Are you among those men and women who’s afraid to pound nails into freshly painted walls for fear you will put a hole in the “wrong” place? Well, fear no longer. Hanging wall decoration randomly is easier than ever and will give a space a sense of individuality that ideal gridlike arrangements can’t.

The crucial thing is to maintain the arrangement loose however the spacing tight so the overall effect is one big focal point. Repeat key components — colors, fabrics, shapes — inside the arrangement to get a look that’s casual yet pulled together.

Create loosely arranged gallery walls in household spaces for a fun effect, in formal spaces to get a bit of informality, in modern rooms to get a dose of character, in spaces for inspiration and also in small vignettes for spontaneity.

So put the tape measure, stand back and sneak a peek at the bigger, more imperfect picture. It’ll have you filling those partitions with holes very quickly.

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Thwart the difficult mission of locating the perfect-size bit to meet with a narrow stairwell by grouping together an eclectic collection of framed mirrors and art. The placement around this doorway is balanced but not perfectly symmetrical, lending a casual sense.

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For a family-friendly room, exhibit happy artwork in frames of the same material but of different dimensions. Repeating the same framework on one wall unifies the artwork. Contrary to popular belief, filling a wall artwork to the ceiling may actually make it seem taller.

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Use a sliver of wall space to make a spontaneous vignette which includes wall-hugging furniture plus a medley of wall decoration. Defy tradition and hang modern canvases among vintage photographs and gilded mirrors. Relate the arrangement to the furniture by extending it down the wall in addition to up.

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Use a cluster of colorful artwork to pick upon the colour scheme of a room. Here, pinks, browns and aquas lift the otherwise all-white decoration. Hang large pieces in the center of the arrangement together with smaller frames closely surrounding them for one large focal point.

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Loosely arranged wall artwork can be complex. Mix and match frame dimensions but keep the colour scheme restricted and subdued. Limit the palette to three or two colors. In this living room, the golden, cream and brown artwork collection is appropriate while the imperfect arrangement is informal. It’s a comparison that works.

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In a home office, group an range of inspirational prints and photos above the desk to maintain creative juices flowing. Hang larger frames first, then fill in the gaps with smaller ones. Change out artwork as crucial to maintain a fresh view.

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For a cleaner look, line up the bottom edge of a loose arrangement with the back of a sofa and maintain the spaces between frames to a minimum. Within this neutral living room, black frames comparison against a white wall and also pick up on the black details of the throw cushions.

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Get playful in a casual living space by creating a loosely arranged focal point in a defunct wall. Skip the popular grid arrangement and hang eyeglasses randomly. This gives you the freedom to add more artwork on a whim.

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A clear option above a mantel is a mirror. However, for a more laid-back texture, hang a large piece of artwork off-center and lean a smaller framework against the wall. This uncontrived installation brings a sense of informality to an otherwise formal space.

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Design Calendar: Feb. 17-March 9, 2012

Soak in style and sun as you lace up your shoes with this year’s Venice Modern Home Tour at Los Angeles. Admire the architectural beauty and interiors of nine Westside homes. Learn ways to find that ideal interior layout shot from photographer David Livingston. And when winter weather gets you down, have a look at the terrarium exhibit at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden or half of a million flowers in bloom at the Dallas Arboretum. Continue reading for 5 selections of what to do and watch now.

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WORKSHOP — Feb. 29, 2012, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Photography Workshop: Interior Vignettes on La Cienega
716 North La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles

Calling all interior photography shutterbugs! Internationally recognized interiors photographer David Duncan Livingston will direct a hands on workshop showing how to take and write better interior photographs. You’ll find out how to block out a photograph composition, how to look for the ideal light and how to operate with natural light. Through a mix of brief discussions and live demos you may remove straightforward, practical tips about item placement, photo cropping, when to use which lens, and camera angles and height will enhance your shot. Photoshop, Lightroom, meta tagging, rights and utilization issues will also be covered.

This workshop is geared to photographers of all levels — from iPhone into DSLR shooters. The workshop will begin at the Therien showroom, then move on to Hollywood at Home.

Cost: $175, such as lunch

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HOME TOUR — Feb. 18, 2012, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Venice Modern Home Tour, Venice and Mar Vista, California

Go on a self-guided tour of nine architecturally progressive homes on Los Angeles’ Westside. Featuring the work of Tighe Architecture, Ortiz Mexia Projects, Carson Architects, Glen Irani and others, the tour allows you peek inside these amazing homes and come away motivated. The homes were selected by Ingrid Spencer, contributing editor for Architectural Record.

Cost: $30 advance online purchase, $40 day of; free to children 12 and younger

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EXHIBIT — Through Feb. 26
Terrarium
Brooklyn Botanical Garden
900 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, New York

The chilly gloom can frequently inspire indoor gardens to blossom. On display at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Steinhardt Conservatory is a imaginative exhibition pairing delicate terrariums with art installations by Brooklyn artist Jae Hi Ahn. Ahn uses easy artificial materials such as plastic tubes and wires to pay tribute to the organic forms of the natural world. Extended rows of terrariums housed in a variety of vessels exhibit unique miniature plant worlds on tables, even though some of Ahn’s advanced sculptures hang from skylights.

The backyard is available until 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday before March 11 and until 6 p.m. from March 13 to November 4; weekday entry is free.

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TULIP SHOW — March 3-April 8, 2012
Dallas Blooms, Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Rd., Dallas

For an instant mood lifter, head to the Dallas Arboretum to admire an impressive display of more than 500,000 colorful flower types, such as tulips, daffodils, Dutch iris and hyacinths, pansies, violas, poppies and tens of thousands of other spring-blooming annuals and perennials. In this flower festival, cherry blossom trees may also blossom for a 10-day period.

Whilst soaking from the blooming extravaganza, check out the exhibition Small Houses of Great Artists, built and created by Bob Hoebeke of Hoebeke Builders and other Dallas architects. It will open to the general public through Dallas Blooms and will run through Dec. 31, 2012. A fine art show and sale named ArtScape will also occur in the backyard March 16-18, including the works of 100 artists from around the nation.

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LECTURE — March 6, 2012, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Butler-VanderLinden Lecture on Architecture comprising Craig Dykers of Snøhetta
Art Institute of Chicago, Rubloff Auditorium
111 South Michigan Ave., Chicago

Join Craig Dykers, cofounder and principal of Snøhetta, for an engaging lecture highlighting his recent endeavors. Dykers conducts an integrated architecture, landscape, and interior design practice in Oslo and New York. In recent years, the company has won international competitions for major American jobs, such as an expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the redesign of Times Square, and the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion at the site of the World Trade Center (photograph ). Dykers is a fellow of the Institute for Urban Design in New York.

Cost: $5 students, $10 A&D members, $15 public. Register online here.

More 2012 design occasions: Feb. 4-24, Feb. 6-Mar. 2, 2012

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Guest Picks: Loving Lacquer

If it comes to adding a punch of whimsical freshness to any room in the home, you can not beat lacquer. From the French term lacre, meaning”a kind of sealing wax,” lacquer is a phrase for a very clear or colored tough, durable finish that can vary from a subtle sheen to a high gloss. White, glowing and everything in between, lacquer adds a hint of glow to everything around it. — Kristy And Beth in My Design Chic

Nightright Orange Side Table – $938

Bring laquer into the bedroom with a table. We love the glass top with this one because it’s easy to wipe, making it ideal for maintaining a glass of water right at hand all night long.

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Lacquer Block Cocktail Table – $1,495

If it comes to decor, 1 statement bit can totally make the room. We’d use this coffee table between a set of tufted, white leather sofas for a fresh, contemporary feel.

Modern Wastebaskets – $48

The toilet isn’t a place to skimp on fabulous design. The glow of lacquer is ideal for the bath, and a punch of color makes it more enjoyable.

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Round Lacquer Waste Basket – $68

For a fantastic accessory at a room that requires white, we’d choose this waste basket. It would be ideal for adding a sleek touch to a posh workplace.

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Desmond Screen – $995

We’ve never needed a display before, but that lacquered one makes us wish we did. Our ultimate use of a display like this? Creating a separate dressing room at a gigantic closet!

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Bungalow 5 Jacqui Table – $600

The enjoyable shape of the bungalow table makes it among our selections for an out-of-the-box coffee table. Accessorize it with a couple of gorgeous books for instant style.

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Bungalow 5 Green Tray – $165

A brightly colored tray is the perfect method to add a punch of color to a room. We’d use this one in addition to a creature print ottoman.

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Lacquer Jewelry Box, Turquoise – $135

Everybody wants a fashionable place to stash their paintings, but a plain wooden box can be dull. We’d add pizzazz to our dresser for this turquoise box.

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Lacquered Boxes, Poppy Yellow – $90

Pretty accessories are superb, and if they include storage, all the better. These boxes are perfect for stashing office accessories or papers to keep a squeaky-clean desk.

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Lacquered Trays, White And Orange Edge – $140

For storing mail, paperwork or other odds and ends that seem to get scattered about the house, a pair of vibrant lacquered trays is a must. We’d continue to keep these in the kitchenbecause that is where most of our crap tends to accumulate.

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Wangright Orange Lacquer Cocktail Table – $559

Glass top tables would be our choice for the ideal cocktail tables. Put out beverages and hors d’oeuvres without worrying about spills or bands — no coasters required!

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Tini Table II Z – $485

If a solid color just isn’t your style, this tiny table with upholstered top is just the thing. The animal print adds a touch of the unexpected. We enjoy this table for beside a bed.

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Newport Square Mirror – $1,155

If it comes to mirrors, getting stuck at a frameless rut can be simple. Get out of that rut with a pleasure colored lacquer frame. We’d use this one in a kid’s bathroom.

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Tropical White Mirror – $450

There’s nothing cleaner than white, but occasionally a plain white frame can get a little dull. Liven things up with a fabulous texture. We’d select this frame for a shore entrance hall positioned over a great console.

White Lacquer Trellis Mirror – $563

For a more sophisticated space, we love this trellis mirror. It’s simple to hang vertically or horizontally, making it work in a variety of spots.

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Studly White Lacquer Cabinet – $2,125

If you enjoy the look of lacquer but believe it’s a touch too glamorous, toughen it up using hardware. We believe this piece is ideal because it would work in a living area, bedroom or hallway.

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White Laquer Oriental 2-Drawer Chest – $1,495

We can see this patterned chest at a Palm Beach home. The three-dimensional detail adds interest, and we love the elegant feet.

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Allen TV Stand, White Lacquer – $1,100

When focusing on decor, the TV can be tricky. We’d display ours in design with this gorgeous TV stand.

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A Pair Of French Red-lacquered Club Chairs

For luxury influence in a living space, a seat with a lacquered frame and cushioned seat is ideal. We love a statement color, particularly in a neutral area.

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Southport Coffee Table – $1,981

Turquoise is one of our favorite colors for instant beach house design. The pattern of the table is super chic. Paired with furniture that is neutral and a couple of turquoise bits, the look is fun and finished.

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Southern Fashion: State Luxe

Along the coast line of South Georgia and Carolina is a area brimming with houses rich in tradition and history. Affectionately called the State, occupants live below sea-level, but their houses rest on a name of style and grandeur.

The insides draw inspiration from nature and generally include antiques passed down through generations. Furniture and makes to get a house that’s full of understanding of the shore and accessories designed by local artists locate a prominent place in State decor.

In this ideabook, I give you a dose of Southern hospitality, a guided tour of State spaces, and supply recommendations on reaching a coastal appearance at home, wherever you reside.

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Decor and southern-style in this Daniel Island living area mingle. Cane -backed seats and silkscreened pagoda grasscloth coexists superbly using brass chandelier and a conventional black dining table. Blending fashions enables a room to sense cautiously curated, maybe not rolled up.

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When re-purposed heirlooms obtain new lifestyle. An antique chest of drawers is retrofitted and topped using bowl sink, and a rock dressing table, back splash to generate a powder tub whose fashion will live another 100 years.

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A beachfront favourite second to blue, coral, jointly with different wood tones seen in an classic barley turn table the protections, as well as a armoire unveil the hotter aspect of coastal fashion.

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French-divine vanilla and caramel- cupboards take on a normal look in the circumstance of the State kitchen. The butcher block counter extension provides a component that is pastoral, while the classic pendants that are double keep it refined.

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Nature’s gift in the ocean, shells, include a third dimension to a vanity mirror that is typical. Organizing honey-onyx counters therefore are as permanent as they’re stunning and accept the look of shell.

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Chock full of fine antiques, this bedroom that is mono-chromatic could be anyplace on the planet. The ceiling fan, using its palm leaf blades provide hints to the venue of the restful escape.

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This living area — using drapery panels, Chinese buffet that is red, and its varied chairs collection — edges the lines of diverse and transitional. Rattan seats and head seats that are slipcovered really helps to attain the design of design and simple Nation living.

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Powdery partitions mimic obvious heavens in a Pawleys Island dwelling area that is modern. The sand-and-surf colour palette is improved by the golden framed art work and made more intriguing with pops of feisty and purple animal -print pillows.

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50 Pictures of Awesome Holiday Decorations

The holiday season are here, and their wonderful vacation décor thoughts have been discussed by several of our gifted Houzz buddies with us! Each of those jobs is inspiring and exceptional. Hopefully you will love these ornamentation that are creative and want you all happy holidays!

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Tobi Pretty invited Santa for breakfast:
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And saved a place for Rudolph also:
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Diana Martini from Please Sir site used the wreath to show her exquisite classic sets:
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Belinda from the Content House site created “easypeasy xmas paper garlands”:

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The artist Kim Parker and her moms artwork carton inspired Marta Lytton Smith from Open-Door Studio. By layering classic shiny brite ornaments, she created a chroma of colour on the synthetic Xmas tree.

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Marta painted 3 trees to accompany her artwork carton divine tree after finishing the tree. Her moms classic art box decked-out with vibrant Christmas tree balls bursting in the middle of the area. She added touches on Xmas decor through the entire area to get a brand new take.

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Aesthetic Outburst

Abbey Hendrickson from Aesthetic Outburst site used a tree branch, her excellent classic bird collection as well as some enchanting deers to decorate for the holidays:

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Brian Patrick Flynn from Decor Demon held silver, green, reddish and gold completely off his limitations. Instead he decided purple, brown, white and bronze because of his lebensraum:
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Decor Demon’s UV dining environment:
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For Decor Demon even the sock monkey is purple:
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It is The Small Things…

Karla from The Small Things that Makes a House a House site used a grapevine garland to make an attractive rural mantel decor:
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A nearer seem of Karla’s grapevine pastoral garland:
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Tobi Pretty and her daughter employed sock monkeys to beautify the tree:
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A nearer appear of the small monkey on the tree in the Pretty’s residence:
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Mustard Seed Interiors

Miss Mustard from Miss Mustard-Seed site used a vintage baby buggy framework as a tiny Santa sleigh full of decorations:
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A nearer seem of the particular sleigh Skip Mustard-Seed made for for Santa:
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Michelle Edwards

Michelle Edwards from Sweet Some Thing Layouts site used employed a candle and plastic candy canes to make an attractive Christmas center-piece:

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Michelle Edwards- Xmas center-piece:

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My Sweet Savannah

Melaine from My Sweet Savannah site used miniature marshmallows, candy canes, mugs, and hot cocoa to enhance her kitchen for the vacations:
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And a nearer appear of Melaine’s kitchen decor:
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Youthful House Love

Sherry and John from Young Residence Love did an incredible DIY job creating a decoration by using their daughter’s cut out shape:

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and they did still another edition featuring their daughter’s hand-print:
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Sherry and John from Young Residence Love- the tree as well as the mantel decor:

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Monica Ewing

Monica Ewing from Crafty Nest produced large craft snow-flakes from Popsicle sticks:

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And embellished her living area with one of these wonderful DIY snow-flakes:
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Pullga

Pullga from Casa Craze, Italy developed an astonishing coming tree from small present boxes to beautify the children room:

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And a nearer appear of Pullga’s Do-It-Yourself adorable tree:

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Jutta from Kootut Murut website gave up the huge tree in 2013 and created this wonderful miniature variation coupled with vacation sweets:

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Michelle Edwards

Michelle Edwards from Sweet Some Thing Layouts blog created jingle bell do-or hanger, “only as if it were right off Santa’s”. Here she hanged it on a seat, finishing her gay outside vacation decor:

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Michelle Edwards- a nearer appear of the jingle bell door-hanger: Read the whole story here »

Monica Ewing

Monica Ewing from Crafty nest produced craft stick introduction calendar with “origami” cartons:
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Stephanie Woody

Stephanie from the Providence Handcrafted site decorated with pleasant patchwork wall-hangings:

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Restyled House

Linda from Re-Styled House site used an enchanting vacation “metro” signal to contend her mantel decor:

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Melaine from My Sweet Savannah website created an introduction calendar having straightforward license plates from your office supply shop, a vintage framework, cup hooks plus various small decorations.
Her thought was to consider an ornament away and stick it at the tree daily in December:

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Belinda from the Joyful House site created a novel-page wreath:

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In the Morning T site the chandelier is incredibly decorated for the vacation:
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And even the wine bottles got a specific treatment:

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Chris Kauffman

Chris Kauffman from CKinteriors website decorated white this yr:
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Between Rests on the Veranda

Susan from Between Rests on the Veranda site used ice-skates to decorate her entrance:
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Michelle Edwards

Michelle Edwards from Pleasant Something Layouts blog employed stumps as candleholders to perform her magical Xmas decor:

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Belinda from the Joyful House site had excellent DIY tips for gift wraps & cards:
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Melaine from My Sweet Savannah website decorated the dining ledges with classic publications as well as a glossy moss:
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Yvonne Stehle

Yvonne from Moline site used a large branch to set up the birdie tree:

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And additionally a little branch and snow-flakes to enhance her entrance:

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Pullga

Pullga from Casa Pattern, Italy
embellished with do-it-yourself ice wreath:
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Ida Life-Style

Ilaria Chiaratti from IDA Inside Life-Style produced amini tree from several branches and xmas lights:

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A gay hanging lantern centre piece was created by Belinda from the Content Residence site from bathroom rolls

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Joslyn from Easy Wonderful site used a couple of small white trees to beautify:

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Stephanie Woody

Stephanie from the Providence Handcrafted site used adorable small cards with Christmases phrases to enhance her mantel:

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