See the stunning rooms in this inspirational idea house
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Laundry chute and floorcloth
A built-in laundry chute drops clothing into a pullout hamper that can be rolled to the undercounter washing machine. Once washed and dried, the clothes are stored in individual wire baskets, each one labeled for its owner. A painted vinyl runner adds a colorful splash.
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The window valance in the guest room rewards close inspection: It's
fashioned from a strip of crimped and perforated wallpaper strung
on tensioned wire.
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Dowels create vertical pockets in the oversize kitchen drawer;
they're designed to provide easy access to dinner plates.
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Three drawers built into the home office window seat function as
camouflaged storage for files.
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The door to the left of the dining area fireplace looks like a
built-in hutch, but like a good vintage it reveals surprising
depth: It opens to a cool wine closet, with shelves that hold 450
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A cabinet in the great hall allows for views to the hallway behind
the living area fireplace.
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The wall colors are designed to harmonize with one another. Here
yellow, khaki, and red hues create a warm composition.
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The glistening celadon green urn creates a cool, eye-catching fountain on a rear terrace. The glazed terra-cotta jar was adapted for use as a water feature.