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flat screen tv hung over wood paneling above a fireplace - b&g design via atticmag

Letting the TV Hang Out

For a long time we’ve shown strategies for hiding TVs. So it feels like the moment to switch that up. With the TV expanded to mural size, designers have accepted it as a necessary element of decor as well as a focal point on the wall. More and more that’s what I’m seeing and it […]

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decorative linen closet with hanging towel bars - bh&g via atticmag

Linen Closet Looks

From a small cupboard to a large open area there are numerous options for organizing linens. Linen storage is one of those do-your-best propositions because houses often lack really ample space for stashing sheets, pillows and extra blankets for every bed, or towels for each bath. Unless you’re lucky enough to have an old house […]

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Backsplash of Chrysallis mirror mosaic tile - Ann Sacks via Atticmag

Mirror Images

Mirror tile is making a bit of a comeback. To a certain generation, mirror tile always will have a “disco ball” association but truth is, it can look pretty great in certain spaces. Bathrooms are prime for mirror applications although a designer friend in Chicago used it on his kitchen backsplash to reflect amazing views […]

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Dog wash station in a mudroom – livesimplybyannie via atticmag

Pet Spa

Consider the mudroom as a prime location for a built-in doggy bath. I’m not a pet person but, if I were, I’d want a mudroom that had a convenient place to wash the dogs or do some flower arranging or potting. This raised bath is especially well designed since it’s high enough to eliminate a […]

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furniture by rupert blanchard - styling and salvage via atticmag

Furniture that Speaks to Us

A talented ‘scrapper’ turns discards into statement pieces. When we were building our house I spent a good deal of time at salvage yards in search of reclaimed pieces for our house. So I have a special fondness for furniture made by reclaim artist Rupert Blanchard. A former set designer, Blanchard scours his London neighborhood […]

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