Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Built-ins

Oh, how I love built-ins! For years I've been watching Candice Olson put built-ins into almost every space she designs. They make huge statements in almost every room. They also provide storage and are great for displaying family pictures, heirlooms and any other items that you want to be seen. I love the look of a wall of books (though I'm not much of a reader; that's why you don't see many words on my blog, I like pictures) as it appears sophisticated and timeless. Below are a few pictures of rooms that are centered around built-ins. Enjoy!

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Now, that's a lot of storage baskets! I favor shelves that have a bit more to offer other than just baskets. I love these chairs, Pier 1 one has similar chairs, only the hole is a lot bigger (but the look great and I'm sure they are way cheaper than these).

Elle Decor

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What a darling room! Quick, inexpensive way to get the look of those modern lamps, go to any garage sale, second hand store, or a place like Goodwill and buy a cheap lamp thats shape sticks out to you. Go to Walmart, Target, or any hardware store that sells paint, and buy high gloss white spray paint. Clean your lamp off and spray paint it, it turn any cheap ugly lamp into an expensive chic modern lamp! I also use glossy black. (It doesn't have to be the expensive paint either, I actually use the cheapest.) I will never buy a lamp at full price again.

Emily A. Clark

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Country Living

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Love! So Fresh!

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful rooms! I especially love the tip about the lamps!
    xo
    Sharon
    http://www.fashion-isha.com

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  2. Love the pictures! I am also a fan of built-ins! I especially love the bathroom built-ins!

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