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The interior designer of this home had a local ironworker weld the extra-long coffee table base, which she topped with marble. The adjoining dining room occupies the footprint of the old louvered-window porch. | Photo: Laura Moss

A Seaside Cottage Looks Small, Lives Large

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Rich wood tones and stone-like walls dominate this great room. Natural textures and pops of greenery enhance the outdoor feel. | Dry Set RL1255, @Ralph Lauren

Color of the Month, July 2014: Sand

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A coffered ceiling and ornate design accents—with weathered touches—give this terrace the warmth and feel of an indoor room. | Photo: Michael Partenio

Color of the Month, July 2014: Sand

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To achieve the look of a farmhouse kitchen stocked with furniture pieces, architect John Tittmann used soft colors to highlight distinct cabinet sections. The cooktop area is defined with pale yellow; beadboard panels and a vintage green distinguish the fridge unit. Accent tiles help marry the colors used in the room. | Photo: Eric Roth

12 Kitchen Cabinet Color Combos That Really Cook

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"The look is low-key Victorian," says home-owner and architect Sandy Vitzthum, who mixed timeworn furniture, such as a distressed table, with more refined turn-of-the-century touches, like a pendant lamp. A cast-iron sink and prized cherry-red Aga stove add extra character and do double duty as prep surfaces. | Photo: Jim Westphalen

Create a Colorful Vintage Kitchen

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Wainscoting, moldings, and a soothing color scheme add character to a once bland bedroom

A Bedroom Goes From Cold to Comfy

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Large-scale graphic prints can be wielded to make a space feel more substantial. Here, black and white checkerboard tile stretches out the narrow design of a small guest bath. | Photo: Jill Hunter

23 Savvy and Inspiring Small Bath Designs

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Traditional trim plays off the rough, suede-like texture and color of the walls in this gear drop-off spot. Camino SU105 (wall), Raised Panel RL1235 (trim), @Ralph Lauren

Color of the Month, July 2014: Sand

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Soaring ceilings and an unbeatable view of the Bay Area are the main attractions of this Belvedere, CA stunner featured in Coastal Living. | Photo: David Tsay | thisoldhouse.com

House Tour: Stunner by the Bay

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An old feel with a new height: The owners of this home bumped up the room's roof to double height for a soaring ceiling, which is lined with tongue-and-groove boards resembling 19th-century planks. New oak beams act as structural cross-ties. Clerestory windows flood the kitchen with light. | Photo: Jurgen Frank

Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Cottage Kitchens

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These homeowners got their dream library. The stairway landing was pushed back into the addition; a new office is tucked out of sight beyond this comfortable sitting area. | Photo: Michael Casey

The Best Projects From This Old House TV

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Revamped attic bedroom: New windows meet fire code, and built-in furniture, cabinets, and open shelves—together with a new bath—make use of every square foot. | Photo: Susan Seubert

Tapping Existing Potential to Create an Attic Master Suite

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he downstairs hall in architect Nick Dryden's house features a ceiling made from 200-year-old reclaimed farmhouse wood. He says he wanted it to feel like a porch ceiling. | Photo: Caroline Allison

From Rundown to Down-Home in Nashville

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Convert an unused portion of driveway into an inviting patio. Here, stone pavers with living green "mortar" replace a concrete parking pad. | Photo: Norm Plate

25 Thrifty Ways to Create Outdoor Dining

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A breezy, screened-in sunroom added to the back of a 1909 Craftsman

A DIY Bungalow Renovation

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Sunny painted cabinets and a warm wood island give the kitchen a cozy and traditional feel.

A Kitchen Goes From Bare-Bones to Cottage-Charming

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As part of a measured whole-house makeover, the owners of this 1938 Colonial Revival hid the living room built-ins' quaint valances behind more tailored trim and installed new flat-panel doors and exposed hinges.

A DIYer's Delight in a Colonial Revival Remodel

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This long, family-friendly table for 12 was constructed from surplus salvaged floorboards. A vintage Nesbitt's soda cooler serves as an extra sideboard.

A Decade to the Perfect Family Farmhouse

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This living room was designed to maximize cross-ventilation, with doors opening in the back as well as the front.

The Hidden Beauty in a 1920s Mediterranean Revival

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The living room beams, wainscoting, and floors are all original to this home, which was built before 1750.

If These Walls Could Talk: An Early-American Cape

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The television is hidden behind paneled doors and flanked by brightly lit, built-in bookshelves in this charming family room from muskokalivinginte...

Muskoka Living |ML

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The lower half of the wall is wrapped in metal roofing. It's inexpensive, rustproof, and practically indestructible. Similar to shown: Galvanized roofing, $12 for an 8-foot-long panel; @Home Depot

20 Budget-Friendly Bath Ideas

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