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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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yellow striped roman shade beneath a matching upholstered cornice - Elizabeth Dinkel via Atticmag

Decorative Roman Shade Details

Fabric-covered shades are an ideal treatment for many windows in all but the most formal rooms. More tailored than draperies but more versatile than blinds Roman shades can be mounted inside or outside any window and come in a wide variety of styles and interpretations. Workrooms and catalogs specializing in Romans present charts with various […]

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linen curtains with satin contrast top edge - Drapery Street via Atticmag

Decorative Drapery Details

Six special embellishments to customize curtains. Cording, tassels, fringe, braid, borders, gimp and trims used on window treatments are 18th-century French notions born at the time when interior decoration first became a trade. The umbrella term is passementerie, from the French passement, or ornamental braid. My first encounter with trim took place in Paris when […]

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