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DIY: Fluffy White Paper Lantern

Other by Chicago Interior Designers & Decorators Nichole Loiacono Design   I have found some great ideas for DIY projects on the Houzz website. One of my favourites is the Solar Powered Outdoor Table Lamp (by Shelly Lear) which is one

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Leeds House Makeover

The Houzz website is a fantastic resource for design inspiration, both professional and amateur. Now that we have a UK version of the site it is even better! (There is only so much North American “remodelling” I can look at,

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Clever Spaces

Good design is about making the most out of the space you have in your home. This is where architects can be invaluable (especially ones like the gorgeous George Clarke who can make every inch work for you!). Not all

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10 Unusual Storage Ideas

I am always on the lookout for new storage ideas and the Houzz web site is a great source of inspiration. Reusing, recycling and upcycling will make you feel like you are doing your bit to be eco friendly! These

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Inspirational Pool Houses

Living in the UK is not really conducive to having a pool, an outdoor pool may only get used a few weeks of the year and when the sun does shine you would really like to take the roof off

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How to make an Outdoor Table Lamp

Other by Indianapolis Furniture and Accessories Upholstery Club’s Shelly Leer This post shows you how to make an outdoor table lamp which is solar powered, safe to leave outside and perfect for summer evenings to create a soft glow of light. The instructions

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Filer or Piler?

This is a great question, are you a filer or a piler? When it comes to the letters, papers, magazines etc coming into your home do you file them away or do they languish in a pile? There is encouragement

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Having a Swedish moment

I absolutely love Swedish style, it’s always been on my radar. For years I have admired various aspects and then I was lucky enough to go to Stockholm for the weekend. I was completely blown away by what I saw

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How to choose a Front Door colour

How to choose a Front Door colour What does your front door say about you? Does it reflect your personality or does it hide what’s inside? Colours can make a whole lot of different statements, but choosing a colour needs

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How to Upgrade an Ugly Door

This is such a great idea for improving the look of an ugly, cheap door with very little cost involved, just a bit of elbow grease! The paint effect really creates the illusion of a panelled door and the knocker

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