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rustic Spanish country kitchen

Spanish Island Kitchens

Earthen structures on the Balearic Island of Formentera use natural materials for similar, yet unique, kitchens. Sandy white beaches and clear turquoise seas call most people to the island, but the architectural beauty of the homes are what speak to the rest of us.  Typical kitchens feature concrete cabinet shells with rustic wood plank doors […]

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top hinged hutch door with chicken wire insert

Chicken Wire Chic

Finding its way from the barnyard into the main house, this material has some homeowners crowing. When we were building our cottage, I mentioned using chicken wire on two hutches in our kitchen.  I was met with a blank stare.  Would it have sounded better in French or Italian?  Probably not in my southern accent.  […]

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safari theme nursery with paper mache trophy animals

Sophisticated Safari Nursery

A child’s room designed for growth and exploration. We’re having a baby boom at Atticmag, and our first new mom-to-be is Brandy O.  You may remember her guest post Rugs in Morocco.  I’ve known her long enough to believe there is nothing she cannot do.  Expecting her first child in July, Brandy began by painting […]

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vessel sink on furniture made into vanity, mirror and pair of sconces

Powder Room Think

Currently, traditional powder rooms focus on a trio of key decorative elements Guest bath design is becoming as easy as one, two, three. 1. Convert a piece of furniture — preferably vintage or antique into a vanity. 2. Add a decorative mirror and a pair of sconces over it. 3. Plan a tile or wall […]

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tour of Canada's historic Maus Park

Canadian Stone Mansion

Tour Maus Park, a mid-19th century mansion and home to an antiques dealer A rustic kitchen led me to Maus Park, a mid-19th century historic home near Toronto.  One of my favorite kitchens here on Atticmag, when I originally posted it we all swooned over the combination of luxury, natural stone and the European approach […]

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