A pretty, neutral living room. A good list. FYI. . . Pottery Barn now sells horizontal striped curtains in three colors.   A built-in desk to make the most of office space in a bay window. (And, a great home tour.)   One of my favorite pins of the week. …

The trick is to not use them in their stereotypical way. Ex: "A hard knot clutched at her throat as the little orphan mewed closer, a dirty hand outstretched."

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