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Decorating a completely empty space. Step 2: Define a Style.
Blank Canvas: Decorating a completely empty space - love the list of apps and website in this post to help you plan.
the Home Decor
The Forever Home Project - A series on how real people, aka non-designers, go about setting up their forever home.
How to assemble a reading nook - a step-by-step guide with great product recommendations
Great series on how a regular person (aka non-designer) can get their dream home.
5 decorating tips for couples
a danish family home by the style files, via Flickr
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