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Zones and Open Layouts

Zones are the starting place for layout design. They are areas where a particular activity or set of activities happen. We’ve talked before about zones in kitchens. Today, we’ll look at how we created several zones in an open-concept family room. Common family room or living room zones can include: a conversation area seating that you can watch tv from …

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4 Ways To Go from Mismatch to Mix-and-Match

Most people do not buy all their furniture and decor at one time. We acquire things at different stages of our lives: leaving home, moving in with new people, having children. These periods of our lives can leave us with things we want to keep but which don’t seem to fit together. Both Lenore and Carmen have things we have …

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To Plan Out Your Room, Start With Analysis

Make the best use of your space so that you can enjoy it by analyzing how you use it first. This post contains tips for planning your room layouts around your life. While designing a room according to how you use it may seem like a very basic concept, often rooms end up being designed for their desired or named …