Jaw-Dropping Row House Makeover

by DIY Maven

created at: 08/08/2011

Interior designer, Sary, turned her 12' narrow Philadelphia row house into a stunning home for her family. We'll have to take her word for it that the 'after' is actually a picture of the 'before' as it is nearly unrecognizable. That's because Sary made over every surface, from walls to ceilings

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7 Dreamy Beach House Kitchens

by DIY Maven

Windmark Beach house kitchen

For me, the term 'beach house' conjures up all sorts of decor opportunities, all of which do not include a kitchen. Why is that? Because if I lived on the beach, I wouldn't be spending my time in the kitchen? Because I'd be grilling corn on the cob and lobsters over an open flame on the beach

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10 AMAZING Purple Rooms

by DIY Maven

I love purple, but I don't have any of it in my closet or my home. It's absent in the first because it doesn't look great with my skin tone. Why it's absent from my home, I have no idea. What I do know is that people who do purple rooms are akin to those that

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On the Set: Get the look of "The Big Bang Theory"

by DIY Maven

Big Bang Theory,Jim Parsons,Johnny Galecki,Kunal Nayyar,Simon Helberg,The Boyfriend Complexity

One of the most interesting sets on television today is Sheldon and Leonard's apartment. Every time I watch an episode of TBBT, I invariably notice something I hadn't seen before. I've now found myself actually looking for details I might have missed. This 'Where's Waldo?' type game can be played when viewing all the characters' living spaces, but most particularly when watching hijinx unfold at Sheldon and Leonard's. SO...today I decided to...

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Moody with a Dash of Color

by DIY Maven

This 1,200 sf apartment went through a 10K reno. The result is moody with a smidgen of color here and there. Dark walls, dark floors, dark furniture...and yet, there's something about it that appeals to me. The pink coffee table? The faux bookcase wallpaper? The letter art? I dunno. How about you? Do you think living in such darkness would be cozy or creepy?

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