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10 Spectacular Projects Featuring Unusual Buildings Converted Into Private Homes It’s not uncommon for old buildings to be converted into something else. Often, commercial spaces gets transformed into beautiful private residences and become lofts but it’s also possible for other types of buildings to be converted. For example, there are numerous examples of water cleaning stations or even churches that have become amazing homes. We’ve selected a few examples to support this idea. Water Cleaning Station Conversion on the French Riviera. We’re going to start with this amazing loft-like residence located in the small coastal town of Villefranche sur Mer on the French Riviera. The building looks like a lovely family home now but it didn’t always use to be the
A Few Common Household Myths That Turned Out To Be False There are lots of myths that we believe to be true and that we’ve heard from our parents or from someone else and passed onto our friends and children. But while doing so, we didn’t bother to check if those are actually true. As it turns out, some of the most common household myths were just innocent mistakes past from one person to another. 1. The sun doesn’t harm wet plants. A lot of people seem to think that wet plants absorb sun better and that the water droplets magnify its power thus burning the plants. That’s actually not true at all. As it seems logical, the water helps the plants as opposed to harming them. This is just a myth that was exacerbated for all the wrong rea
Renovated House Featuring Panoramic Views Of The Mountains And Lake Located along Lake Como in Lombardy, Italy, this house, also known as Villa a Como, benefits from wonderful views from all angles. Since the location is so beautiful, the design of the house had to be in sync with the natural surroundings. Its owners decided to renovate it in order to create a stronger connection with the outdoors.The house was renovated by Milan-based Studio Parco Piva. It covers a total area of 5,630 square feet and, even though the size allows it to accommodate two levels and a variety of rooms, the interior of the house was designed as a large open floor plan with high ceilings. The pitches ceiling gives it a subtle traditional look while everything else is modern
Tips And Ideas To Incorporate Dry Erase Boards In Your Home’s Design Chalkboard walls and boards were very popular and they still are. There are lots of ways in which you can incorporate them into your home. But they’re not the only option. Dry erase boards are quite similar but they present a series of distinct characteristics. First of all, they tend to look more modern, simple and clean. They are dust-free and they allow you to use different colors when writing. They are also very versatile and can be incorporated in any room’s design and décor. For example, your kids would definitely love to have a dry erase board in their bedroom. And since it’s difficult to find the space for this type of items, you can opt for a dry erase closet door. It
Wishes for a beautiful holiday to all of you! Sadly, this holiday season is tainted with the tragedy that took place in Connecticut.  All of my deepest, DEEPEST condolences go out to the families, friends, and neighbors or the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.  In all of the chaos of the holidays, be sure to take at the very least a moment to bask in the warmth of family, old and young, close and not so close, human and furry.  It is our relationships with one another that are the true gifts. I am so thankful for all of my readers, and I wish you all a healthy, safe, and beautiful holiday! I plan on taking off next week, so I will be back with you after the New Year.     1. Sweet Paul, 2.-3.
Treat yourself to the wishlist items you didn’t get! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! Mine was full of yummy food and catching up with family. I got lots of lovely gifts, but I'm sure that like me, there are a few things on your list that you didn't get. Lucky for us, post-holiday sales are even more enticing than pre-holiday sales, because stores are trying to clean house before the New Year. Now, as some of you may know, I have a weakness for those "flash sale" sites. I'm not really a big shopping fan, but I love to virtually curate my home and wardrobe from a few of these sites. Here are my latest fave's on my post-holiday shopping list: From Joss and Main,  the chronic home decorators playground: I've wanted these pillo
Decor Ideas For Your Home’s Smallest Room A downstairs powder room is all too often decorated in exactly the same style as the room it happens to adjoin. In most home settings this means the rest room will have the same design as the hallway. However, there is no good reason that your corridor and powder room should share the same wallpaper and flooring. For the smallest room in the home, invest some thought into designing it just as you would for other living spaces. After all, your guests will be likely to pay the powder room a visit and a well designed one will make them feel comfortable in your home. Brilliant Basins. Most powder rooms will be short on space and have enough room for a toilet and wash hand basin only. Toile
Unique Freestanding Bathtubs That Add Flair To Your Bathroom Freestanding bathtubs seem to be very appealing and, at one point, you realize you’ve always wanted one without being sure why. There are lots of reasons why you should choose a freestanding bathtub and most of them are related to functionality and style. Chic, contemporary bathroom featuring wooden flooring and an oval freestanding tub Most of the times, homeowners choose freestanding bathtubs because of the views. To understand better, imagine a large master bathroom with a large window and a strategically-positioned bathtub. It’s s style that allows you to choose and change the location of the bathtub and to take advantage of the layout and design of the bathroom.   Tra
5 Unsuspecting Places To Use Curtains Curtains can be used for a whole lot more than just to cover up the windows. These pretty, flowing fabric pieces can add a lot to an unsuspecting place. Ethereal vibes, boho style and a serene look can easily be created by using a curtain or two here or there. So, where can you use that curtain you bought on sale and can’t figure out what to do with? Well, here are some great places to use them that you may have never thought of before! 1. Room divider. Divide up a room to create more privacy and appeal by adding some beautiful curtains. Cut-off the dining room from the rest of the house or even the kitchen from the living room. The curtains are a daintier, lighter touch than big
5 Small, Easy, Homey DIYs Whether you’re a professional with the glue gun or you’re a novice who doesn’t know the first thing about what kind of staples go in the staple gun, these DIYs will work for you. Everyone loves simple little things that’ll spruce up your home. And with this list of small, easy and homey projects, you’ll have new and improved spaces and home accessories in no time. Let’s take a look! 1. Morning time mugs. Make yourself some adorable coffee mugs. Every morning you’ll wake up to a hot cup of coffee, in a mug that makes you smile. Create a pair to go along with your significant other and leave them on the counter tops or in a glass cabinet to show them off to your guests. The