Love French Country?






via Notebook Au
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Lots of great ideas for making the most of your space

Awhile back I posted some photos for making the most of small kitchens, and now I'm continuing that with some more general inspiration to use throughout the house. Lots of good ideas here- both big projects and little projects!

Not that many of us have extra closet space, but if you're lucky enough to have some, take off the doors and turn it into a small home office.

A cabinet nightstand will give you more storage opportunities than a table.

Use the inside of doors to store materials, I put spice racks on the inside of my cupboard doors and they're super handy.

Radiators can be huge space-wasters, install a shelf for instant surface space. I have one in my bedroom, and I couldn't be without it!

These benches have been stacked to make shelves, and they can also serve for extra seating or a coffee table in a pinch.

Drawers under the bed are a great storage solution - put them on casters for even easier storage
via Martha Stewart

If you own the space and have the budget, utilize high ceilings by creating this very cool scaffold style bookshelf
via Jac de Villiers


via James Merrell Photography


Even narrow spaces can accommodate furniture like this half-table


Get two-timing furniture that doubles as storage
via AT Casa

Even odd nooks are put to good use.

If you have major carpentry skills - or access to them, this Manhattan apartment dweller created a swiveling tv stand, which can totally flip around depending on if he/she is in the bedroom or the next room.
via Point Click Home

If you have weird angled walls (like many old apartments), find small furniture and make use of the space

Make your rooms multi-task. Keep your bookshelves for storage, and install a sliding curtain when in need of a less cluttered feel.


Use bookcases and keep your wall space by hanging art from the shelves.
via Domino


These console tables are great because they have shelves or rungs that act as storage.
via Joe Schmelzer

You can keep your crafts in the living room - just choose a storage solution that can camouflage supplies, and ties in with your decor
via Easy Living


Images via Briger and Briger

Image via Sunset Magazine
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SAY IT AIN'T SO, DOMINO!!! Domino Folding

I just got word that Conde Nast's Domino is folding! This is a sad day. :( Supposedly the website is going away too. Wow, I'm still in shock...



*My favorite thing that comes in my mailbox*

This just in from NY Magazine:
UPDATE: "This decision to cease publication of the magazine and its website is driven entirely by the economy,” Condé Nast CEO Chuck Townsend says in a press release that went out just now. “Although readership and advertising response was encouraging in the early years, we have concluded that this economic market will not support our business expectations.”
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Gorgeous colors I wish I was brave enough to use!

Sorry this is just getting to you! My computer wasn't feeling too well, and had a little accident...*blush* But we're feeling better now. So, some of you know I'm a big fan of the all white interiors. These rooms drive a hard bargain though! They definitely add energy and freshness to the space. Have any of you been braver than me and gone with a bold or bright color in a room?

*gulp* Love this wallpaper with the gold in the next room!
via Better Homes and Gardens

ooh...like this


I think gray with yellow or light green is really classy
via Ideal Home



I should just go for it and use pink already since there's no man inhabiting with me to protest ... ;)
via Point Click Home
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Bright and Beautiful - Stacey Brandford Interiors

So I discovered photographer Stacey Brandford while I was looking through the credits of Canadian House and Home. His work is consistently bright and beautiful. What really drew me in were the cheery colors!

















via Stacey Brandford
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