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Great colors and shelving for a guy's room. Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal on the walls, trim is BM Simply White, Target rug, DIY wood plank shelves, poufs from Target

Great colors and shelving for a guy's room. Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal on the walls, trim is BM Simply White, Target rug, DIY wood plank shelves, poufs from Target

The white on the grey bead board is very sophisticated.

Flashback

To give the details of the photo shoot and how everything happened, I need to flash back to June. After I determined that the e-mail coming from Better Homes & Gardens wasnt' a scam, excitement turned to nausea when I realized a professional camera lens would be in the house. The plan was that the magazine would be sending a field editor, or scout, to the house to look around, set up some camera angles and take some shots. I had about two weeks to get things ready. At that point, I had just…

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The Library Is Complete! (for Real This Time)

Transforming a rarely used dining room into a library with built in bookcases.

*Built In Bookshelves* | Get the details for this amazing transformation! | from On Sutton Place

Built In Bookshelves - On Sutton Place

*Built In Bookshelves* | Get the details for this amazing transformation! | from On Sutton Place

Neutral: Enhance the Ordinary With a little doctoring, unfinished bookcases from a furniture store can take on a built-in look, and add architectural interest to a room. In this living room, three units were dressed up with crown molding and platform bases, then painted moleskin gray. Framed photos and bibelots form a library of objects that mingles with the books.

Neutral Rooms

From the deepest brown to the palest gray -- and everything in between -- neutrals are anything but boring. Browse our gallery of neutral-toned rooms to see all the different effects these shades can impart.

beautiful papers & books

This Ivy House

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Simple Scallops on bookshelves: For beautiful shelf edging, punch 4"-diameter circles from book pages. Fold each one in half, and overlap them along a shelf edge, using upholstery tacks to secure.

Cover to Cover Book Crafts

Read all about it! Indulge your book-loving sensibility by creating your own reading nook filled with book-page-embellished accents.

You know how a hint of lime makes everything – from salsa to a cocktail – just a bit better? The color can have the same effect on a room. Use it as a highlight accent, like the bookcase backdrop shown here, then bring in smaller accessories in the same color to complete the look.

Top 21 Summer Colors and How to Use Them

Interior designers, including Tobi Fairley who is known for her fearless, colorful takes on traditional spaces, share their picks for the top shades of the summer on HGTV.com, plus how to use them for maximum impact in your home.

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30 Secret Doors to Hidden Places

From mysterious doors and secret rooms to hidden passageways and nature's portals, my sense is that you and I have an unquenchable thirst for this stuff, so here are 30 of my favourites that I'd like to show you, freshly fished from the rabbit hole that is the internet... Behind the bookshelf 1.

Shells and coral are sculptural and textural accents that are perfect for displaying on bookshelves or console tables.

Home Decorating: Beach-Inspired - Better Homes & Gardens - BHG.com

A reinterpretation of beach decorating and plenty of color splashes in bold, trendy shades create a cottage that's both inviting and stylish.

Patina of old books

a thank you and a secret finally revealed...

This is a two part post... I want to thank all of you who left such wonderful comments about our feature in Rue Magazine. Rue's Executive Editor, Anne Sage and I have been friends since I discovered her blog The City Sage, over 2 years ago. It was such a...

Papier Peint Bibliothèque Actuelle Ivoire - Koziel

Papier Peint Bibliothèque ivoire

Superbe papier-peint imitation bibliothèque néo-rétro aux tonalités douces et apaisantes de blanc et d’ivoire. Redécouvrez toute l’esthétique d’une authentique bibliothèque aux ouvrages sélectionnés pour la clarté de leurs reliures. Les effets de matière

Neutral Ground - Emily Jenkins Followill Photography

Neutral Ground - Design Chic

In exteriors and interiors, nature and beyond, neutrals provide the perfect backdrop and ideal palette for laid-back yet gracious living.

"I believe that every room should include elements with different textures. Choose furniture and accessories in various finishes -- glass, wood, metal or lacquer -- to give the room depth and make it feel collected, not matched."