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Genuine Fake Bookshelf Wallpaper

If you were interested, I found the wallpaper from Abigain Ahern’s amazing house.

The papers are hand printed and designed by Deborah Bowness and there are some interesting options, like my favorite Illusions of Grandeur, which features a fake mirror and chandelier.

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The lovely home of Abigail Ahern

This place is sooooo inspirational. It’s the perfect mixture of old and new.


Pivoting Doors

Admittedly, I’m rather new to the concept of pivoting doors because until recently, I lived in a place where the sole purpose of doors was to keep the outside out. But, now that I’m in Southern California, and the weather is almost perfect year round, you start to think of ways to bring the outside in. Pivoting doors are a great way to ‘move’ an entire wall.

I found some great resources for the pivoting hinges and the hinges themselves don’t look too expensive considering they do quite a lot. ePivots and Rixson both sell the pivot hinges and are a good place to start.

(room shot via Canadian Architects.)

Veneta Cucine

I love the openness of this Italian kitchen.

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Kohler Bath Floorplans

If you’re working on a bath remodel or even new construction, you may find viewing typical room layouts helpful. Kohler has several room layouts starting with a tiny 40 square feet all the way up to the whopping 335 square feet bath.

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Made LLC portfolio

Here is the lovely portfolio of Made LLC, and there is a great mix of simplicity and depth to these rooms.

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Mirabelle Wall Mount Faucet

Here’s a fantastic wall mount faucet under the $200 level.

Purchase Information:

Price: $195.62
Availability: Buy Mirabelle Wall Mount Faucet here

Renovation by Eggleston Farkas Architects

Check out this amazing renovation of the Cavehill house by architecture firm Eggleston Farkas. When you live somewhere where the land is worth a lot more than the house, then having an architect-designed home becomes a somewhat viable option.

Correctional Facility in Styria, Austria

You know you’re in trouble when you like the looks of a jail more than you like your own home.

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U flat by Paritzki Liani architects

The multi-purpose ‘white cube’ home has movable walls so the home this 576 square foot home can accommodate a guest room and an extra bedroom for when the owner’s daughter comes to stay on weekends.

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Barn Door Hardware

Sometimes a huge fantastic door can really make a statement on the right wall, as well as allow for creating a large ‘movable wall’ in tight spaces. For instance, this wall conceals a full bathtub where there’s not enough walking space for a walk in bathroom.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,500
Availability: Buy Barn Door Hardware here

RBW Core House

This remodel of a 500 square foot home in Houston’s third ward shows that you can really take an old space and make it modern. As part of a Rice Architecture building program, Nonya Grenader and Danny Samuels inject life into this old home and create one large space by ripping out all the walls and making a functional core containing electrical and the bathroom in the center, with a kitchen and ‘bedroom’ on the outside of the core.

Functionally, this bears a great resemblance to Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, which also has a central functional core containing both the electrical and the bathroom, with the kitchen and bedrooms along the perimeter of the core.

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More information:

View RBW Core House here

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Z-Glass Tumbleweed house

Looks like Tumbleweed the Tiny House Company has just added a modern structure to their catalog. You can buy the plans for this 392 square foot home for only $495.

They estimate construction costs to be around $100 to $200 per square foot depending on region, so expect to pay between $40,000 to $80,000.

Purchase Information:

Price: $695.00 for plans
Availability: Buy Z-Glass Tumbleweed house here

Idea: Non-functioning fireplace

I’m not sure if you’ve had the distinct displeasure of getting an estimate for repairing a non-working fireplace, but let me tell you, it’s more than you probably care to spend. I know it’s certainly more than I care to spend. Anyway, this post started out being about bath planning (hence the photo via Kohler featuring the Provinity vanity), but then I found this fantastic image of a non-functioning fireplace filled with fire wood.

Now say that five times fast.

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Studio Ilse

Here’s another inspiring interior project from Studio Ilse. It’s an interesting juxtaposition between both industrial and ornate, and stark and colorful.

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More information:

View Studio Ilse here