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Results found for "Tuscan Den"

  • Tuscan Farm House Den... What a bonus!, This room completely sold us on the condo!  We use it as a den, but also a guest bedroom since there is a full bath down here.  Someday we will upgrade the futon (how embarassing) with a sofa bed perhaps.  I love the color and thought since it was a HUGE space we could go dark.  The windows get a lot of light if you want it since it's at ground level.  We went with a more farmhouse feel here., Basements Design

    Tuscan Farm House De...

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  • Den/Study, My husband and I built this addition to our home ourselves so that I could quit my job and work at home.  I do residential floor plans.  The sofa is a sofa bed so it comes in handy for company.  We love this space., Living Rooms Design


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  • The Den- A Story of Layers, Our Den was originally covered in a "Blue Roses" wallpaper- I called it the Glass Menagerie room. I did, however LOVE the 1940's wallpaper I found in the dual closets in the room... if only it  were in the room... As I began to remove wallpaper I found the paper I hated would reveal the paper I loved.  Then I remembered a Designer that I had done faux finishing for had PAID a wallpaperer to put up chunks for me to do my exposed brick finish around and I thought... why not do that same look here using the original wallpaper of the room? I finished with a Charred Olive Lusterstone ceiling and refinished my desk (my Dad made that for my 16th birthday) and added bookcases all done in an ebony finish. I would love to replace the rocker with a really worn leather chair, what do you think?, Home Offices Design

    The Den- A Story of L...

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  • eclectic contemporary , We "wanted" our family room to be warm and cozy with an updated tuscan feel...need help with the tuscan part...not sure where to go from here., Living Rooms Design

    eclectic contemporary

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  • Remodel-Then and Now, Changes include removing carpet and installing wood flooring.  We've gotten rid of the old Fontana entertainment center and replaced it with Broyhill Vintage World entertainment center to coordinate with coffee table.  I've added a picture at the end of potential drapes to use...please help me decide., Living Rooms Design

    Remodel-Then and Now

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  • Saved from the Brown!, Thanks to all of your wonderful suggestions I have begun to bring color to this room.  Thank you all for the inspiration., Living Rooms Design

    Saved from the Brown!

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  • A little bit of Italy in the family room, Although my decoration style is more eclectic I decided to reflect my Italian side for warmth and for an old world touch. It is not always about the look but of equal importance is how the room makes you feel and what memories it brings. Look at the different photographs for different angles and for a good pick at this cozy Italian villa family room. Again it might not have all the perfect pieces but they all have meaning as they came from different places and times., Living Rooms Design

    A little bit of Italy ...

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  • Help us with our living room, We just bought our first home my husband and I are design geeks!  We know NOTHING.  I know that I want to have a Tuscan look and feel but have no clue how to get there., Living Rooms Design

    Help us with our livin...

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  • I moved in and found this, Living room first floor..not very inviting but I bought it anyway, Living Rooms Design

    I moved in and found t...

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  • TUSCAN CASUAL DINING - PASS THE WINE PLEASE!, Tucked high upon a hilltop just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the city lies a little taste of Tuscany. With an open concept, casual elegance brings family and friends together for good wine, good food, and great company! 
, Dining Rooms Design


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  • White and Bright ... Our First Home Sweet Home!, Here are a few pictures of our clean slate... We have no idea where to start.  Paint.

Front of Home: Would like to find OTHER colors that look good with brick for trim, garage, and shutters... any ideas?

Back Yard: Although we have not posted a picture.. the yard will have to be almost all "Hard Scape" as the HUGE trees allow for little sunlight.

Living Room/Front Entry: I like the gray color mixed with white I saw on one of the color shows yesterday.  Other than that I have no idea about how to decorate this room.

Dining Room: Again... more white!  No idea how to make the color scheme flow from living room to dining room with that white ceramic tile.  I know I would love a wine cabinet in that area though.. .maybe black to contrast the white?

Kitchen has stainless steel and black appliances... with black, gray, and white speckled counter tops... there is just enough space for a small portable countertop/butcher block in the breakfast area (you are unable to see this area with the angle of the picture)

The ZEN DEN... I would love to have the den look more Zen and Less Den.  I love the way the lobby was in a spa I went to a few months ago.  Calming colors, cascading book shelves, thatch looking throw rugs, etc... Water fountains and lots of green and tans... ahhh I relax just thinking about the potential.  Imagine that den flowing its Zen-ness out into the back yard... perfect!  This room is small so I would only put two small comfy chairs focusing on the fire place... hate that brass on the fireplace though!

There are three bedrooms and two baths... these are the last few places people see so for now its not a priority but...

Guest Room/Office1: I picture Trundle day-bed with Office Area split...he will be decorating ... I promised there would be ONE place in this house (i tried the garage) for his sports/firefighter memorabelia. 

Guest Room 2: Bright Greens, Light Blues, and Browns... simple but cozy.  I was thinking of using this space to decorate with fun candids of our potential "Guests"  our family lives out of state so they would be the one utilizing the space :)

Master Bed Bath: I'm thinking something very unisex... nautical theme or beach theme... calming but bright. One that helps you forget the worries of the day but helps you hop to your feet first thing in the morning., Other Spaces Design

    White and Bright ... ...

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  • Traditionally Classic Den / Library / Home Office, Here is our Den/Library/Home Office still in the works!  It is a good size room.  Still to add a chaise or some chairs to the empty wall for additional seating., Home Offices Design

    Traditionally Classic...

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  • TUSCAN CASUAL VILLA - KITCHEN DINING ROOM AND FAMILY ROOM, Tucked high upon a hilltop just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the city lies a little taste of Tuscany.  With an open concept, casual elegance brings family and friends together for good wine, good food, and great company!, Kitchens Design


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  • GRAND TUSCAN LIVING, This tuscan living space is cozy and inviting, yet riddled with a bold color palette.  Alder wood mantel, beams and built-ins.  An open floor plan combining kitchen, dining room, and family room with easy access thru french doors to 2 outdoor living spaces, one with a fireplace and full kitchen/BBQ.  Wonderful entertaining layout!, Living Rooms Design


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  • TUSCAN - LIVING/FAMILY ROOM - OPEN CONCEPT, Tucked high upon a hilltop just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the city lies a little taste of Tuscany. With an open concept, casual elegance brings family and friends together for good wine, good food, and great company! 
, Living Rooms Design


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  • Awkward TV Room, This room is off the kitchen and is the gathering spot for family and friends.  I wish I knew what to do with the TV!!  Any ideas?  I miss my fireplace!  I've thought of getting an interesting table or credenza for the right of the fireplace and setting the TV on top of that.  , Living Rooms Design

    Awkward TV Room

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  • This photo album is experiencing technical difficulties., Here you see part of my little girls back yard playground that I have been building over the past seventeen or so months.  These Tree Creations in Geneseo, NY are a growing tree house village (at a private residence), consisting of themed tree houses connected with rope bridges for all to enjoy!

My Tree Creations were inspired by Maurice and Marie Barkley of Henrietta, NY. A visit while in college made me think "This would be nice to have for my grandchildren one day," and the thought was filed away. 

In May of 2011, a freak accident happened that took the eyesight from my left eye. A dry paint slug from an unplugged, disassembled latex paint sprayer shot out like a rubber bullet, hitting my nose. The Doctor said that if it had hit my eye, I would not be here today. This experience helped me realize the true meaning of "carpe diem" (or "seize the day") and that I may not be here for my grandchildren. When my daughters  asked for a tree house, I got to work. 

Being the princesses that all daughters is to their father, the first tree house started was one with a Castle theme. With a deck size of almost 120 square feet, it was to be grand in every way. 

During construction of this castle, we took a trip to the Long Island Children's museum. At the museum, some automotive parts were used in creating a make-believe automobile that was being enjoyed by all who touched it. Jokingly, I said to my wife, "we should put a Pinto in the tree" and then in an "ah hah" moment, my wife and I said "The Triumph."  (the car seen as my HGTV's profile picture).

In February 2012, a 1946 Triumph Renoun was dragged out from my scrap pile to breathe new life. The Triumph and the Castle were being built simultaneously with a purpose - to entertain children. I immediately remembered Maurice and Marie Barkley and their tree house village. 

I invited Mr. Barkley to see what he inspired me to build, and he informed me that he could no longer perform maintenance on his tree houses, and made a decision to donate the remains of their MYSTREES tree house village to the Tree Creations complex.  I am presently trying to restore some of these tree houses in honor of the work and inspiration that Mr. Barkley gave me.

The car was resurrected and re-purposed as a tree house and perched upon telephone poles with rigging that I designed and built.  Each of the tree houses (including the castle) are suspended by aircraft cable to allow for trees to sway in different directions (as not to tear the decks apart), to let the trees grow (without drilling into the trees), and to allow for adjustment (in case the rate of tree growth differs from tree to tree).  Most tree houses are between 10 and 12 feet in the air, with the lowest being the car (at 8 feet), and the highest being our church themed tree house deck at 20 feet.  The tallest point in the tree houses is the Church steeple where the tip is just over 32 feet off the ground!

Our village presently consists of a 1946 Triumph 1800 Saloon automobile, a veranda, a village square (roughly 250 square feet, which features a retractable set of stairs, a dumbwaiter, an elevator, and built in seating), a tea room, a wizard's den, the Margrose castle (on roughly a 120 square foot deck with towers over 15 feet tall), and a church (complete with stain glass windows and bells in the bell tower). 

Present items under construction to add to our other seven tree houses  include a "House of illumination", Galilean themed observatory, and a music themed tree house that includes a hand built / home-made pipe organ and other instruments for children to play!

Being a fourth generation "Townie" of Geneseo, NY, the tree house village will be around for generations to come as positive memories to all who help me build and play in it. 

Since the tree house complex is at a private residence, we would request that any visits are by appointment please. All are invited to come and play!  These are difficult economic times and I do not want to exclude anyone, so I am trying to keep this at no charge to enjoy!

Keep in mind, "we are on this earth but once, so any happiness we can bring or any joy we can give, do it now - without haste, for we shall not pass this way again" -unknown. 

Now let's have some fun! , Other Spaces Design

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  • Zen Den, converted small bedroom into computer/Tv room. Used square placemats in between asian style sconces to fill out the long wall. Very inexpensive! Hung 2 large bamboo prints over a chocolate brown coach and placed a sconce between the 2 prints. Colorful accent pillow adorn a chocolate brown couch.  By the way the small rectangular pillow done in browns beiges oranges and gold was my inspiration piece. Used mostly oranges and chocolate browns to try and create a very relaxing asian style room. , Living Rooms Design

    Zen Den

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