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How to make light floors and dark furnishings work?

It's time to paint the living room. Problem: we have light wood floors with dark furnishings and my SO wants to keep the room "light and airy" whereas I would do anything to avoid white or eggshell walls and keep pushing for colors he says are "too dark and claustrophobic". What color scheme can we both agree on to really tie the room together? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Dec 20, 2013 - 31 answers

 

Making The Best Home Bar With A Small Space

For the first time ever I have a space in my house just for cocktail preparation. Awesome. I have some great old glass bottles to go on top of this bar. Also Awesome. What do I put in these bottles to become the envy of cocktail-makers-and-consumers everywhere? How do I best use this space (close up) both in terms of keeping stuff on hand and visual appeal, base liquors, mixers, tools, garnishes, etc. Assume we'll drink anything, but the fussier and old fashioned, the better. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Aug 6, 2013 - 17 answers

Books/Websites with Photos of Contemporary/Minimalist Interiors

I absolutely adore minimalist, bare-bones style, and I can't get enough of looking at big, spacious home interiors with almost no clutter. I'd like to find books or online resources like Taschen's 100 Contemporary Houses, just not $60. [more inside]
posted by Unangenehm on Jul 12, 2013 - 5 answers

Design software for the homeowner?

I have a few household projects for which I'd like to mock-up some designs. Mostly pressingly a bathroom, and after that garage storage, landscape design, and other things. What is the best (free, or individual consumer-priced) software to get the job done? [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Jun 3, 2013 - 4 answers

How do I relax more deliberately?

Even when I have free time, I find myself rarely doing the thing called "relaxing". I'm looking for how I can better relax, and what I can do to give myself a better environment to do so. [more inside]
posted by parudox on Jan 29, 2013 - 15 answers

Did you see the pictures I did of a home with Asian design? Where!?

Have you seen (within the last decade) these pictures from a home design magazine? Traditional Asian (Japanese?) style - high ceilings with dark beams, large open spaces, tatami mats and paper screens, and very little else. [more inside]
posted by attercoppe on Nov 25, 2012 - 4 answers

Who to hire to improve Curb Appeal

We are thinking of painting/residing our house but are lacking in design sense! We think we want a BIG change, but do not know where to start in improving our curb appeal. We would like to hire someone to help with the house design but do not know where to start. Can you point me in the right general direction on the type of person to hire for this sort of thing? General info is welcome, we live near Pittsburgh,PA if you know specifics.
posted by rvrlvr on Aug 25, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me time-warp my home office into something amazing.

Help me time-warp my home office into something amazing. [more inside]
posted by Hellafiles on Aug 7, 2012 - 10 answers

Identify this hanging pendant lamp!

Please help me identify this hanging pendant lamp. [more inside]
posted by roomwithaview on May 13, 2012 - 3 answers

Bright and modern.

I'm renovating my office, which is currently a monument to 80 years of bad decor. Help me modernize and brighten. Overview. Many details within. [more inside]
posted by zvs on Mar 28, 2012 - 15 answers

Double, Double, Toile and Trouble...

InteriorDesignFilter: I have three 22x28" baroque frames that I need to fill. [more inside]
posted by erstwhile on Mar 11, 2012 - 6 answers

Home designing ideas

After buying a home we are stumped on how to design it and get ideas on living rooms, bath, etc. [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Jan 15, 2012 - 12 answers

Home Design Gallery

Home Design Gallery [more inside]
posted by 2legit2quit on Nov 6, 2011 - 6 answers

Office Space

Best practices for moving computer and printer into living area without it looking terrible? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Sep 27, 2011 - 19 answers

I'd like to decorate the interior of my home without paying an interior decorator. I could use some help.

I'd like to decorate the interior of my home without paying an interior decorator. I could use some help. [more inside]
posted by ratherbethedevil on Sep 21, 2011 - 7 answers

I want to build a Monolithic dome home! (I think)

I want to build a Monolithic dome home! (I think) [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Jul 26, 2011 - 22 answers

Decorate my apartment for me, please!

Decorate my apartment for me, please! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 25, 2011 - 14 answers

Dreaming of a white vasemas

Amazing white vases I saw online last week. Where did they go? [more inside]
posted by pomegranate on Dec 27, 2010 - 6 answers

Can you recommend home design repurposing/hack resources?

Can you recommend home design repurposing/hack resources or ideas? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Dec 17, 2010 - 5 answers

Crowdsourcing interior design?

Is there a precedent/community for crowdsourcing interior design? Like many geeks, I lack the proper gifts, and wonder what resources could be thrown at it. [more inside]
posted by rtgoodwin on Oct 1, 2010 - 4 answers

How can I give my London room some personality?

Where in London can I get nice, cheap things to decorate my room? [more inside]
posted by cloudbuster on Jul 14, 2010 - 17 answers

Wanted: Illustrations of My Trees

I recently acquired 1.6 acres in Vermont and want to decorate my house with botanical illustrations of the trees on the property. I've found historic drawings by Michaux, Jaume Saint-Hilaire, and Bessa, but it seems as though I can only by prints from one website, and they are around $140 each. There must be a less extravagant option. They need not be historic, but they should be legible and help identify what can be seen through a nearby window. [more inside]
posted by billtron on May 20, 2010 - 9 answers

Like a goldfish in a bowl...

Window hardware and curtain suggestions for a 12ft opening? [more inside]
posted by Static Vagabond on Mar 30, 2010 - 1 answer

Is there a program out there that calculates a room dimension from a picture?

Is there a program out there that calculates a room dimension from a picture? [more inside]
posted by blahblah on Mar 2, 2010 - 4 answers

How much time and money to add to our house?

Househunting in VT. How feasible is adding a 600sq/ft addition (master suite above living room) to an existing 800 sq/ft Cape Cod? Could it be done by the end of the summer for under $100K? [more inside]
posted by billtron on Feb 6, 2010 - 10 answers

Where can I find attractive powered speakers?

Does anyone know of any attractive powered speakers? Ones that look like they belong on a bookshelf and not next to a PC? [more inside]
posted by bryanlacksfocus on Dec 16, 2009 - 14 answers

Bought a piece of land, about the build a house. Have some questions.

Bought a piece of land, about the design a house. Have some questions regarding materials. [more inside]
posted by willy_dilly on Oct 29, 2009 - 5 answers

Mirror, mirror on the wall...what shall I paint my home?

What to paint, what to paint!?!?!? How do I revamp the townhouse walls and doors? [more inside]
posted by penguingrl on Feb 12, 2009 - 2 answers

How much for a unique house?

How much does it actually cost to commission an architect to design an "interesting" home? [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Dec 31, 2008 - 10 answers

Seattle style in an NYC Apartment?

Help my NYC apartment feel more like a Seattle home. [more inside]
posted by lorrer on Oct 10, 2008 - 5 answers

Name those designers!

I have a particular furniture company in mind, but forgot the name and can't find it. [more inside]
posted by jon1270 on Apr 21, 2008 - 2 answers

Finding interior design help that is not on cable television.

How can I find design resources similar to the home design/interior design shows that are on cable television? [more inside]
posted by boots77 on Apr 13, 2008 - 2 answers

ideas for a big planter box?

What should I do with this giant brick planter box that fronts my house? [more inside]
posted by peep on Apr 4, 2008 - 13 answers

Help me find this shelf!!..

where can i find something similar to this , but a smaller width and a lot cheaper ? [more inside]
posted by hboogz on Apr 3, 2008 - 3 answers

Is there a such thing as an exterior designer?

I like the HGTV show "Curb Appeal" and I'm familiar with most of the actual trades involved with redoing the front of a house, but where do you find a designer to handle it all? [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Sep 28, 2007 - 9 answers

Stairway to (cat) Heaven

How would I build a three-story high cat structure? That's three human stories, 25 feet or so high. [more inside]
posted by Araucaria on Aug 5, 2007 - 18 answers

Looking for interesting floor/table lamps.

Looking for a unique or stylin' a) table lamp and b) floor lamp. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on Sep 23, 2006 - 8 answers

This is my beautiful house...

How do you figure out a real estate buyer profile? We've purchased a home and will be doing some updates. We don't know how high end to go. [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Aug 8, 2006 - 12 answers

Ideas for inexpensive yet stylish curtains?

Window Dressing: Cheap, Creative, Easy – need I pick just two? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Sam on Jun 20, 2006 - 16 answers

Boston area home builders?

Can anyone recommend a good contractor / home builder in the Boston / Metrowest area? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Apr 25, 2006 - 6 answers

Can our apartment be functional and still look nice?

Is there any aesthetically pleasing way to arrange two computers (and desks, office chairs), a TV (and table), and a big comfy couch in a single room. I'm always embarrassed at the ugliness of my functional apartment when people come over. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Feb 12, 2006 - 20 answers

least visible/ugly power extension codes?

least visible/ugly power extension cords? [more inside]
posted by grafholic on Oct 11, 2005 - 10 answers

Prettyin' up the joint...

I'm moving from a small, really nice place in a sweet neighborhood to a larger, less swank place in a considerably less sweet neighborhood. There are no trees on my street, a lot more trash, and it's noisier. Any tips for making my apartment prettier, a place that I'm just thrilled to come home to? I have a very low budget. [more inside]
posted by jennyjenny on Jun 5, 2005 - 17 answers

Recommended home design software

Anyone have recommendations for home construction / design software? I'm looking for a reasonably powerful software package that will let me do both design and 3D visualization of the results. [more inside]
posted by true on Feb 27, 2005 - 7 answers

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