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Mantels

Lately I’ve been toying with the idea of sprucing up my plain brick fireplace in favor of something a little more decorative. Purchasing a wood fireplace surround is a relatively inexpensive solution, and there are several retailers selling various styles and sizes.

I can’t decide if I want to paint it black or white, but this one is certainly striking, especially with the Osbourne and Little wallpaper.

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Bronte Road Residence in Sydney Australia

This kitchen is fantastic. Obviously, the wood floors are nice and the layout is perfection, but I especially love the giant vent hood masquerading as a giant lamp fixture.

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Artware Editions: Wallpaper

It’s entirely overwhelming to absorb just how great these wallpapers are. The prices will make you cry, but man-oh-man, they sure would make a small room look amazing. There’s not enough room to put in each artist’s statement, so please do take a look at the website.

left to right:
ZUBEGINNLIEGTDIEZEITALSGESCHENKZUUNSRENFUESSEN (INTHEBEGINNINGTIMELIESASAPRESENTINFRONTOFOURFEET), 2007, $1,000.00 per roll,
Buy it here.

Echo, Wow and Flutter: Sideways, Flopped and Mirrored, 2006 by Fred Tomaselli, $1,250.00 per roll,
Buy it here.
Wood Wall, 2006 by Phoebe Washburn, $1,250.00 per roll, Buy it here.

Wavelength, 2006 by Joni Sternbach, $1,000 per roll, Buy it here.

Within the Sea Below, 2006 by Christopher Daniels, $750.00, Buy it here.

also, take a look at New York Times Headlines (1990-2005), 2006
wallpaper by A.J. Bocchino. Love it.

Beachfront Facelift

I’m flabbergasted by this remodel–I can’t even believe it’s the same structure.
It took 5 years and several hundred thousand dollars to complete. The architect and owners faced an interesting challenge because tearing the property down would have been more economical than the remodel, but it would have meant losing their beach view due to new building regulations.

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Kohler Shower Set

I’ve been looking to add a shower to a half bath in my home and there are some pretty ridiculous options out there. Shower walls, huge rain shower heads, they almost look like bad props from a 50’s sci-fi film. It was actually sort of time consuming to locate some simple fixtures but Kohler has some nicely designed ones.

Showerhead, $186.20.

Valve Trim, $147.00.

Valve, $175.85.

Shower Arm, $22.75.

[posted by kris]

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Price: $186.20.
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Vieques Tub

Patricia Urquiola’s Vieques Tub has me wanting to replace my builder’s grade bathtub pronto.

Steel tub, with white finish on the inside and dark grey finish on the outside, can be complemented by a teak shelf and backrest. A contemporary restyling of the old-fashioned bath tub, for a decidedly unconventional environment. cm 170 x 72 x 60h – 66″7/8 x 28″3/8 x 23″5/8h

Email for dealers and pricing.

[via Livingetc]

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Andrew Byrom House Numbers

These crimped house numbers are superb.

Numbers is fabricated in small batches from .050 anodized aluminum.
Each letter is hand finished.

$30.00 each + $5 flat-rate postage fee (regardless of quantity)Buy it here.

[via iheartluxe]

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Price: $30.00
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Brooklyn Brownstone Remodel

I am loving the remodel of this Brooklyn Brownstone. I think I love it so much it hurts. It’s so spacious and white and airy and I love all their books. Sigh.

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Moody Kitchen

I’m loving this moody kitchen with the Flavor Paper “Vapor” wallpaper as a backsplash. For those of you concerned with food and other kitchen related stains on wallpaper, there’s always the option of having a glass backsplash over the wallpaper.

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Sliding Glass Doors

I’m imagining these glass doors would work well for closet doors, or if it’s a really modern space, they would even work for dividing a kitchen and dining space or for creating a bedroom in loft spaces.

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Door Sixteen

I just discovered the great blog Door Sixteen about a young couple’s renovation and rehabilitation of a great old home just 60 miles of New York City. The before and after photos are inspiring to say the least.

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Gary Chang’s 344-square-foot apartment

How’s this for thinking outside the box? Er, inside the box? Anyway, after living in this 344 square foot apartment with his family since he was a teenager, Gary, an architect, bought the apartment when in his twenties and decided to go to work on making it a usable, functional space. He managed to incorporate 24 rooms by clever sectioning and partitioning depending on his needs.

Read the full NYTimes.com article and check out the slideshow.

Malm Fireplace

If you’ve spent any time browsing through mid century inspired interiors, you’re sure to have come across the Malm Fireplace. While I’m no expert on fireplaces and construction, it does seem like this would be (relatively) easy to install, and perhaps a lot less expensive than adding a traditional fireplace and flue.

The Malm Fireplace can be used indoors or out, and comes with a three-piece flue for ceilings up to eight feet. (Additional flue pieces are available for taller ceilings.) The advantage of a freestanding fireplace is that it heats up and radiates more efficiently. And unlike traditional wood-burning stoves, the Malm Fireplace gives you a clear view of the fire from a variety of angles.

H 96″ W 34″ D 34″
Steel; white porcelain finish; removable front screen.
H 96″ W 34″ D 34″
(Flue Extension, H 24″ Diameter 8″, $150.00)

$1,500.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $1,500.00
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Shed Remodel of Garage Apt.

There’s something so perfect about little spaces to remodel. I think the best thing about it is that you can really choose high quality materials because the square footage is small enough that your budget doesn’t take a hit. This remodel by Shed is inspirational.

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Corner Shelf

It’s the little interesting touches and details that make a home special. I love this little corner shelf idea used in the Kapero office in Stockholm, Sweden.

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