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10 Incredible Decks That'll Inspire Your Backyard Reno

10 Incredible Decks That'll Inspire Your Backyard Reno
You can't just put a table and chairs out there and call it a day. There's a whole lot more you can do to your deck, whether you want a full-on overhaul (new flooring or rails, for example), or just want some decor inspo. These amazing decks will help get you started.
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Cocktail Pools Are the Trend Summer 2018 Needed

Cocktail Pools Are the Trend Summer 2018 Needed
According to Aqua Magazine, demand for tiny pools is growing big-time. The reason? Folks these days are spending more on their outdoor spaces overall. They want alfresco living rooms. And pizza ovens. And firepits and surround sound systems and elevated landscaping. By putting in a pocket-sized pool, homeowners save major initial buckage, which can then be put toward other amenities. (Or, for the more fiscally responsible, saved.)
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Architects Used Black To Give This Interior A Bold Appearance

Architects Used Black To Give This Interior A Bold Appearance

Not to contradict what I said about white walls a couple of days ago, here’s a stark contrast that’s just as stunning and worth marveling.   Besides the confident, unwavering use of absolute extremes in wall color, the common thread between this home and the whitewashed home shared on Monday is the use of warm (wood toned) neutrals to create balance and comfort.   Check it out.  

(Note: I do not condone the design of the second bathroom in the final photo.  “WHY?!”)

http://www.contemporist.com/black-gives-this-interior-a-bold-appearance/

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Airbnb Into Someone Else’s Design This Summer

Airbnb Into Someone Else’s Design This Summer
Airbnb is an excellent place to find (and steal) decorating ideas for your home. So we’ve combed through the popular vacation rental site for a range of inspiring interiors, from minimalist and modern, to chic and cozy. As you scroll through the photos of carefully curated shelves and such well-placed accents as Moroccan rugs and throw pillows, you’ll probably find some cool ideas to incorporate into your own space. (And hey, you might be inspired to actually book a vacation, too!)
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Whitewashed Home Is the Epitome of California Casual

Whitewashed Home Is the Epitome of California Casual

Twenty years ago, I would tell people I couldn’t live between white walls—they would make me feel crazy.   Now, I can’t get enough of them and will gladly spend hours comparing and debating the attributes of every shade of white.   

Arrieta is the creator and blogger at Almafied.com, though fans of the laid back California cool vibe she has expertly curated may likely recognize her from her Instagram. Since moving in to her 2,300-square-foot home two years ago, she’s been tackling the renovation process gradually; and while, in her own words, there’s still work to be done (the exterior is the next project), a lot has changed in those two short years.

https://domino.com/family-friendly-casual-california-home-tour

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The Design of Ho Chi Minh’s Myst Dong Khoi Hotel

The Design of Ho Chi Minh’s Myst Dong Khoi Hotel
Located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, the Myst Dong Khoi stands out as a peculiarity at first. Its irregular façade with oddly shaped and unevenly spaced windows creates a contrast against the emerging skyline composed of the nearby highrises. It is behind this exterior, however, that the hotel’s full story is unveiled in its most complete form. A depository of memories and a showcase of local artisanship at once, the Myst puts a contemporary spin on local traditions, evoking nostalgia through its bold design.
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