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Decorative Touches

Decorative Touches

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Nothing quite says "spring" like florals in soft pastel shades of blue, violet and pink. Here they're complemented with feminine laces, colored glass and frilly linens. | Via NellyVintageHome from Bulgaria

Бяло и лилаво

An over-sized clock in turquoise sets the tone for this living room by Highland Custom Homes.

Highland Custom Homes

Wooden male and female icons from Michael's (painted black) identify the entrance to this Jack-and-Jill bath.

She's crafty: House Tour- kids bathroom

Shiplap planks painted white add texture and architectural interest to these book/collectible shelves. | Via

Curtain rods and four-corner drapes secured from the ceiling create a faux canopy bed that adds drama for minimal cost.

5 Fireplace Tricks to Try: Chances are that fireplace isn't going to be used for another six months, so why not give it a seasonal makeover using things you already own. via Surround Yourself

easy DIY to refresh your home for spring

Operable transoms over the doors are fitted with vintage hardware and funnel light and air into this master bedroom

Tattered 1920s Bungalow to Updated Gem

A built-in clock is functional and adds period flair to this kitchen

New Vintage Look for a Contemporary Kitchen

Handcrafted leaded-glass cabinet door panels show off dishware and reflect light back into the kitchen

New Vintage Look for a Contemporary Kitchen

Cutouts in this kitchen sink cabinet were inspired by period-style decorative patterns

New Vintage Look for a Contemporary Kitchen

Bistro style open shelving has surged in popularity over the past few years. And we particularly love the beefiness of these.

10 Kitchen Trends Here to Stay - Centsational Girl

Your fruits and veggies no longer have to be buried in a bowl, only to get bruised and moldy. Now you can store them neatly on this minimal wall shelf that lets your produce double as art. Great idea via Design Milk

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The old front-hall telephone nook, with a perforated metal panel to screen the ringer, retains its role as a conversation piece in a 1938 Colonial Revival home.

A DIYer's Delight in a Colonial Revival Remodel

Decorative corbels frame this kitchen window and add visual interest.

8 Ways to Dress Up the Kitchen Window {without using a curtain} - TIDBITS&TWINE

Can you believe this "beadboard" is actually wallpaper? See how Rhoda at Southernhospitali... used it transform her bath at a fraction of the cost.

That Wonderful Beadboard Wallpaper

Brass is making a comeback! Not the yellowy, shiny in-your-face look of the '90s. But a more sophisticated,vintage matte finish. Here, Megan of meganbrookehandma... has pulled together a collection of great choices.

Brass & Copper Light Fixtures - Megan Brooke Handmade

Here's another room enhanced by brass hardware. See how it warms up the gray cabinets? And how about those frosted uppers for those who like the look of glass, but aren't particularly organized?

Gallery & Inspiration | Collection - 277 - Style Me Pretty
  • Authentic Custom Homes
    Authentic Custom Homes

    Love that big farm sink, too.

Brass, the shiny-too-golden variety overused in 70's builder homes deserved its bad rap. But unlacquered brass is making a big comeback for its ability to warm up white or industrial-style kitchens. Just beware: occasional polishing required.

Favorite Pins of the Day: Brass Fixtures
  • Annabel Heseltine
    Annabel Heseltine

    This is what I did four years ago and love it!

Mirrored sides help this wall-hung medicine cabinet almost disappear, putting the emphasis on the oversize oval mirror in front.

DIY Bath Renovation: From Dated to Sophisticated

Another sweet vintage sewing machine stand repurposed as a front entry table.

Sewing machines that are repurposed -

This skylight from Century Studios can be appreciated by night as well as by day, thanks to dimmer-controlled LED lights that line the cavity. Pro advice: "Skylights pair well with face-height sconces to provide natural, full-spectrum light during the day." —David Heide, designer, Minneapolis

A Grown-Up Bath With Custom Amenities

Vintage and/or wood pieces add character and warmth--especially to all-white bathrooms.

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In the shower, deep-green mottled-marble tile has earthy appeal. Amenities like a toiletry niche and a mounted shaving mirror lend luxe functionality. | Tile: New Ravenna Mosaics | Shower system: ROHL

A Grown-Up Bath With Custom Amenities

A simple red racing stripe gives this clawfoot tub vavoom!. Via

eyecandy: clawfoot tub diy

Tons of ways to handle the space above your sofa!

This Old Apartment