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7 Ideas For Backsplash Materials You Can Install In Your Kitchen

Chop! Toss! And Splash! How many times has it happened with you while cooking that the moment you add a new ingredient in your amazing recipe or sauté the preparations, oil splashes out and the droplets jump to hug the wall between the counter top and wall cabinets? Well,...

10 Examples of Reading Rooms that are a Book Lover’s Dream

“Literature was a game of skill, and skill meant courage, and courage meant honour, and honour meant passion, meant life.” (James, Henry. The Figure in the Carpet)   As the quote says, literature is every book lover’s life. We, the literature lovers, are not just fascinated by literature, it is more...

7 Ways To Soften Your Interior

The era of loud interiors is long gone, paving way for soft and subtle designs that soothe the eye and look classy as well. Think Audrey Hepburn meets Chanel. Think soft pastel shades and smooth finish. The trick is to aim for a minimal, smooth look that warms up...

10 Awesome Ideas You Need for Storing Your Shoe Collection

“Sometimes comfort doesn’t matter. When a shoe is freakin’ fabulous, it may be worth a subsequent day of misery” (Weeks, Brent. Shadow’s Edge) Let’s face the truth and accept it, storage is more than often a troublesome issue to resolve. Many of us love to buy new stuff every now...

What’s the Difference between a Pouf and an Ottoman

“No violence, gentlemen ---- no violence, I beg of you! Consider the furniture!” (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone)   The operative word here being “consider”, so why don’t we consider two popular forms of furniture that are often misperceived.     Furniture is pivotal to every household and it...

The Vera Coking House: thorn in Donald Trump’s backside

Vera Coking was an elderly homeowner in Atlantic City, New Jersey whose old house became the center of an ugly eminent domain battle involving infamous developer and 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump. In 1961 Mrs. Coking and her husband bought the former 3-story boarding house at 127 South Columbia Place as a summertime retreat...

The Grocer’s House: frozen in time since 1932

Another time-capsule house! I just can't get enough of these things. Number 7 Blyth Grove in Worksop, England was home to grocer Mr. William Straw and his family. When Mr. Straw died unexpectedly at the age of 68 in 1932, his widow and 2 sons resolved to leave the house exactly...

Funky historic row house for sale in Maryland

A reader sent me this listing for a very unique historic row house in Frederick, Maryland. This home dates back to 1885 and is for sale for $379,900. Have a look inside... The description states "RECENTLY painted ~ neutral palette". I'm guessing there were some crazy colors in this house in...

Skinny, spiteful houses

They're long, they're lean and they are meant to be mean. Mean to the neighbors who made someone mad enough to build a tiny house right beside them, cramping the views and ventilation and diminishing adjoining property values. Yes, that is what all of the following houses have in common: they were built exclusively because someone...

A Parisian apartment frozen in time for 70 years

Above is a 2010 photo of a 19th century flat in Paris that had not been touched or seen by the outside world since the owner left it locked in the year 1940. This story first broke in 2010, but it is absolutely captivating so I MUST put it out there on my blog in...