Archive for the 'Bedrooms' Category

The $5 starting point

Isn’t this bedroom yummy? It’s in the Rosarito Beach vacation condo that Don and Gigi Maurizio remodeled. Gigi, an administrator with the Glendora Unified School District who lives in Claremont, told me she found the headboard (which is really a footboard) for $5 on closeout at a Pier One Imports store. That was the starting [...]

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Headboard made from a church pew — very cool!

I’m totally in love with this headboard made from an old church pew. See the whole story at AOL’s DIY Life.

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New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton’s wife has a whole lotta shoes . . . and a great closet for storing them

If it wasn’t for the poisonous Chinese drywall used in the house owned by New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton and his lovely wife Beth, there may not have been a massive remodel to get rid of that drywall. And if there hadn’t been a massive remodel, she may not have gotten these awesome shelves [...]

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Kitty Bartholomew: Extreme beauty on a ceiling

Check out this mural on an awkwardly shaped ceiling, which Kitty Bartholomew of HGTV fame had painted in her bedroom. Typically a tray ceiling is a real boost to a home’s architecture. But in this 1930s Cape Cod home, it was out of place. The room had apparently been added on and the modern style [...]

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Jennifer Aniston’s sumptuous bed: DIY instructions here

When Jennifer Aniston’s home turned up in Architectural Digest last month, the bed in the master bedroom really caught my eye. As you can see above, it’s an oversized platform with two “ears” for low-slung night stands. I can imagine one of those ultra-comfortable memory foam mattresses sitting atop this platform. It’s just too yummy. [...]

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Unhappy Hipsters — What about the child?

It occurred to her that in choosing the repurposed airplane ramp as a staircase, she hadn’t considered the child.   (Photo: Bryce Duffy; Dwell, April 2007) See more, much more, at Unhappy Hipsters. Bravo mystery blogger, whoever you are!

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Ask Kathy: Should we remove the wall between master bedroom and bath?

Dear Kathy: My wife and I are planning several remodeling projects around the house, among them are the usual bathroom and kitchen projects. My wife would like to have a wall torn down (pending code approval of course).  She also tends to do things without proper foresight, i.e., without thinking of the consequences.  This is [...]

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In Sicily, renovating a cave

Modic, Italy — Amid the fabled 100 churches that line the sun-cracked streets of this Sicilian city, the New York architects William Brockschmidt and Richard Dragisic found a second home. By modern standards the property is no ordinary dwelling. It includes a centuries-old cave in the area’s volcanic rock that once was a place of [...]

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Hot or Not Hot? Bedding inspired by the homeless

By Laura Fenton (Subscribe to Laura Fenton’s posts) Look again, it’s a photo print, not real cardboard or pavement. Photo: DutchByDesign.com We love it when our aesthetic passions line up with a good cause. The Home Duvet from Dutch By Design, a UK-based company specializing in contemporary home goods by Dutch designers, is a product [...]

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Famous folks at home quiz

Whose room is this? A. Suri, daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes B. Max and Emme, son and daughter of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony C. Max, son of Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman ANSWER (Photo: People magazine) See more famous folks at home

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Famous folks at home: quiz

Now this is a movie star bedroom. Do you wonder who sleeps here? Here are some things to ponder: • This lavish bedroom is in a Manhattan apartment. • This oversized bedroom was the apartment’s original living room. • Alabaster lamps from David Duncan Antiques flank the early-20th-century Italian bed. • The famous person who lives [...]

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Famous folks at home: quiz

This is a nice bedroom. Do you wonder who sleeps here? What to notice: Walnut writing table.Albert Bierstadt paintings.George Catlin print.John Rosselli bench.Schumacher lamp.Stark carpet. Give it your best guess then click here for the answer. See more famous folks at home. (Photo: Architectural Digest)

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Bedrooms blunders that hinder sleep

A lot has been written lately about insomnia. An L.A. Times piece asks "Can insomnia kill?" and author Gayle Greene wonders if Heath Ledger’s death was due to insomnia and the subsequent overload of insomnia drugs. Greene is a professor at Scripps College in Claremont and the author of "Insomniac," a first-person account of living [...]

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Trends, we’ve got trends

Trends are a big deal here at the International Builders Show in Orlando, Fla. That’s because the housing market is down, way down, and builders need to figure out what buyers want. A trend forecast conducted by researcher Gopal Ahluwalia, with the National Assn. of Home Builders, and Gayle Butler, editor-in-chief of Better Homes and [...]

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