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Results found for "rumpus room"

  • Retro Rumpus Room, Living Rooms Design

    Retro Rumpus Room

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  • Rumpus Room, This is my Folk Victorian DIY project. There are built-ins on either side of the fireplace. The room is in chocolate-blue-greenish  blue. The tile sample on the fireplace is what I'm thinking of using to make the fireplace "pop." Any suggestions?, Living Rooms Design

    Rumpus Room

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  • Guest Oasis/kids media room!, We have a bonus room with slopping ceilings that will need to become our guest room/playroom when our exchange student arrives in August.  We need help with defining the two spaces and how to layout this difficult space., Other Spaces Design

    Guest Oasis/kids medi...

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  • Mid-century retro rumpus room, aka "the man room", mid-century lounge/bar in the basement of our 1925 craftsman home.  We saw the knotty pine paneling and knew stuff we had collected over the years would be perfect down there., Basements Design

    Mid-century retro rum...

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  • My tropical sun room, This is my sun room located off the kitchen.  I was inspired by my heritage and the longing to be in a tropical atmosphere where I grew up.  I currently live in Chicago, no tropics here!, Other Spaces Design

    My tropical sun 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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  • The Posh Place to Wash - My Laundry Room!, My laundry room is adjacent to the garage so it is the first space I see when I get home and the last space I see before I leave each day.  I wanted to make sure it was a bright fun and happy space.  I have also always wanted to paint a room robin's egg blue or tiffany blue - and this was really the only place where I could get away with it!   , Kitchens Design

    The Posh Place to Wa...

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  • Living Room Dining Room Combo, Newly Renovated Living Room and Dining Room.  Home was built in Dec. 1969 with all the 70's Glory.  Before it had a wall with only a door opening to the dining room orange and brown floor to ceiling brick firepalce and 70's walnut molding.  I am so glad that is all gone.....My husband and myself have done all the renovations in our home with a lot of hard work and a very small budget.   , Living Rooms Design

    Living Room Dining R...

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  • "Deck the Halls with Wows & Folly!! Christmas Home Tour , This is our Home for the Holidays-my most favorite time of of the year! (You can see more details on my individual posts. You can also see my home in it's normal state under "Step inside our Remodeled San Diego Sanctuary".) I hope you enjoy  the tour & thanks for stopping by...Blessings & Merry Christmas!, Holidays Design

    "Deck the Halls with ...

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  • Formal Living Room Re-Do, Thoughout the 5+ years we have owned our home in Orlando we have renovated each room individually. In some cases we decided to do minor cosmetic changes to make the room liveable until we were ready to do a full-blown renovation. Enjoy!, Living Rooms Design

    Formal Living Room R...

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  • Open Space City Rowhouse Kitchen/Great Room, Contemporary/Arts and Crafts Kitchen/Great Room in cherry wood, black and cobalt blue. Features include cherry hardwood floors and cabinetry, honed black granite countertops, cobalt blue glass backsplash, separate refrigerator and freezer, wall and under counter ovens and 4 burner cook top with grill. The eating bar is a 2 inch thick cherry tree slab attached to welded supports to give a floating illusion. Artwork abounds this open space as it adjoins the living and dining areas, Kitchens Design

    Open Space City Rowh...

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  • The Not So Big Living Room Space, Contemporary/Arts and Crafts Living Room/Great Room in cherry wood, black and cobalt blue. Features include cherry hardwood floors, cherry wood built-in, hand crafted stone fireplace, black slate, built in window seat with storage, batik balloon shades, art work from our travels, city, row house, townhouse, small space, great room , Living Rooms Design

    The Not So Big Livin...

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  • Reading Room, An area where I can sit read newspaper, books, and a place to relax, Other Spaces Design

    Reading Room

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  •  bedroom, living room,dining room ,small space, eclectic room, modern room,master bedroom, , Bedrooms Design

    bedroom

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  • Living Room Harris House, This is the Living Room.  The doors to both this room, and into the dining room are about 50 inches wide.  We removed the doors and stored them in garage attic.  This room also features top and bottom frame moldings. The room boasts an arts and crafts styled wallpaper with shades of blue, green and terra-cotta on a cream background.  

In front of you are french doors to the Sun Room.  To the right of the door is a Victorian bow-front curio cabinet, which holds my matte finish Lladro figurine collection.  Over the curio hangs a landscape of the Noland Trail in Autumn painted by my aunt, Martha Brogley.

The wall to the right holds two windows draped with rosy terra-cotta moirè swags, and asymmetrical jabots, with cream moirè linings.  On the wall is an antique German regulator clock., Living Rooms Design

    Living Room Harris H...

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  • Loft with big open floor plan, My loft apartment has soaring 20 foot ceilings, large windows, and an open floor plan where the living, dining, and kitchen seamlessly flow together. The problem is that when you open the door, it looks good, but when you walk in, you realize it's very empty and uninspired.  , Living Rooms Design

    Loft with big open flo...

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  • Tinytown Kitchen, Tiny kitchen with laundry room.Small opening into dining room that flows into the living room. Dark colors and outdated flooring make it ugly. I can stand in the middle of the kitchen and touch either side. It is TINY!! I need help, I can't fit more than 2 people in at a time! I've done what I can to make it liveable and pretty, but nothing seems to work...what do you think?, Kitchens Design

    Tinytown Kitchen

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  • Empty Bonus Room, Living room? Office?  Catch all?  . I would love for this to be a multipurpose room, office/floating shelves/computer against a wall, media room and a play room when we start a family but I need some ideas and help to make it happen., Living Rooms Design

    Empty Bonus Room

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