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Beautiful Houses Gorgeous House Pictures to Drool Over   mediterranean exterior design by phoenix landscape architect Exteriors By Chad Robert Joel Kelly Design contemporary bedroom design by new york interior designer Glenn Gissler Design modern exterior design by boston architect Hammer Architects modern living room design by san francisco architect SB Architects modern exterior design by los angeles architect Ehrlich Architects tropical patio […]
Beautiful Houses Laundry Room Extraordinaire contemporary laundry room design by other metros Venetian Stone Gallery Perfect storage, crafts, gift wrapping.  I imagine those cupboards hold some ready-to-go gifts, fun package trims and hostess gifts at the ready.  This room is a real treat!
cary perkins Do You Pinterest? If you haven’t tried Pinterest, you should give it a whirl. It’s a “scrapbook” of ideas, all with links directly to their sources.  Of course, once you reach the source, you may find even more wonderful ideas on that website.  You can play for hours. For example, you can select the category “homes and decorating,” […]
Beautiful Houses House Idea of the Day – Appliances     Technology with style.   SMEG has the slickest kitchen designs, created by some of the most important architects and industrial designers of the world.   For over 60 years, SMEG has been creating distinctive domestic products and becoming internationally recognized for quality appliances with an eye for even the smallest detail. Gorgeous 50’s […]
cary perkins PODS & Other Portable Storage Options I can’t tell you how many times I’ve recommended PODS to my sellers who are feeling overwhelmed with clutter, storage, and the sifting of possessions that comes with moving.  Figuring out where to store things while the house is being shown is of great concern, but a POD, or portable storage unit is a pretty […]
Beautiful Houses Front Door Privacy without the use of drapes or blinds   It’s pretty inexpensive and easy to apply an opaque film or etched glass to your front door with just a little slit for peeking.  I loved the looks of this on a recent home tour and wanted to share it – and also to remember it for the side panels next to my front […]
Beautiful Houses Amazing Tree House Hotels You can stay here and have beautiful dreams, or perhaps you can use these ideas and dream up something special for your own property.  Imagine having an elegant tree house for your guests, or for entertaining.  I’m sorry I can’t post the photos that are protected by copyright but please click on my link for […]
cary perkins 25 Clever Ideas to Make Life Easier Check out these simple ways to tidy up around the house, grow herbs and vegetables, organize your computer cords, or make your own microwave popcorn.   Which idea is your favorite? Pin It
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Beautiful Houses House Idea of the Day This is a great use of a bonus room, often found above garages in late 90’s construction onward.  In addition to making it a huge playroom, how about bunking all your kids on one room?  I love the staircase.  Little book shelves for their reading, separate lights, and this is just about the smartest custom […]
Beautiful Houses Use of potted bamboo to screen unsightly neighbors   When you could look at this…………….     Using potted bamboo is a lifesaver when you have something unattractive going on next door.   If you’d like to see this gorgeous Pearl Condo in The Casey, let me know!     Pin It
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Beautiful Houses House Idea of the Day   This gorgeous porch is good year round, if you’re in Oregon or another temperate climate.
Beautiful Houses House Idea of the Day Mirrors on the Ceiling, Pink Champagne on Ice Look at what the mirrors on the ceiling do for this sun room!  The effect in person was even more stunning.  I’d want to remove the desk and put in some gorgeous lounge chairs and spend the afternoon reading there, or entertaining.  What a glorious room for […]
Beautiful Houses House Idea of the day If you have a way to create a loft area out of attic space, wouldn’t your kids love this?   *thanks Pinterest, for the uncredited photo*
Beautiful Houses House Idea of the day   What do you do with a knotty pine room?   Few people enjoy this historic wall treatment anymore, and often it’s found in some of the most interesting, original properties with otherwise great bones.   Savvy clients of mine painted this room a deep, chocolate brown and added a pierced silver lantern.  Wouldn’t you […]
Beautiful Houses Daily House Idea Treat your boys’ bathrooms with a little humor.  
Beautiful Houses Gone are the colors of Tuscany….   People always ask me what’s new in colors, appliances, fixtures, and surfaces.   Here’s a color tip for you.  It’s time to get rid of the Tuscany gold, crimson and sage green.   Things have gone russet, nimbus or storm cloud gray, red has transitioned to persimmon, and you haven’t seen this much blue […]
Beautiful Houses The 2012 Color of the Year Wythe Blue!  It’s beautiful, calm and comforting.  And chic!   Click here for a link to the Benjamin Moore website for more info.   Time to get red of that red dining room!   Photo courtesy of Benjamin Moore.
Beautiful Houses House Idea of the Day Don’t be afraid to mix it up.  Jewelry rack