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8.01.2012

A Custom Dining Room Hutch & Pretty Little Pantry: Our DIY BloggerHouse Projects Revealed!


It's done, it's done, it's finally DONE! Our Parade of Homes DIY Blogger House is finished and ready for you to see! There is so much to show you and tell you, that I'm going to have to break it up in a few posts, so I thought I'd start off sharing the details from the spaces I worked on first. Beginning with my built-in dining room hutch!


Oh my gosh, I love it! It's perfect, and I want one in MY house! (don't have space for one, but I could possibly find some) Just think... this space was just going to be a plain ol' closet with a simple door, before I stepped in and opened my big mouth.
:)
Of course Cason and I couldn't leave good enough alone, and had to add a bit of House of Smiths "flair" to my spaces with some of our new vinyl designs. I really like how they make the space pop, and add just that little extra special something.

In the dining room Brian decided to add this simple wall treatment to our space. I LOVE it, and will definitely be using the same concept in our home somewhere in the future. It's just plain ol' MDF boards, spaced out about an inch and a half from each other, and then painted all semi-gloss white. A spin off of regular board and batten and planking... Genius!
White Plates, Pots and Greenery - Ikea
Platter - Joss & Main
Iced Tea Glasses - World Market
Peacock Bowls, Blue Bowls - HomeGoods
Green Quatrefoil Vase, Blue Frame, Bird, Cake Stands - Down to Earth/Gardner Village
Monogrammed Print - Brightsides Designs
Green Ramekin Dishes - World Market
Napkin and Silverware crate - DIY Project (coming soon!)
Gray Vinyl Decals - The House of Smiths Designs


Next was the itty-bitty pantry. I was actually pretty excited to take on this space, because I wanted to show people who walked through the house, just how cool, even the smallest spaces can turn out, with a few simple ideas implemented!

I painted the inside of the pantry a beautiful green (Split Pea - by Sherwin Williams) and lined just the back three main shelves with a scalloped vinyl decal. Using space saving jars, containers and crates, I staged a bunch of the most common pantry items inside, to show people just how functional, organized, yet stylish this little space can really be!

Organizing Containers - Ikea
Kitchen Aid, Maple Syrup and Wall Decals - The House of Smiths Designs

Wooden Crates - DIY Project (coming soon!)
Jars - Ikea
Spice Rack - World Market
Spice Jars - Michaels Arts and Crafts (but you can find the same ones at World Market)



Here is a photo of the dining room, and how it turned out. Loooove!
Dishes on wall - HomeGoods
Dishes and Decor on Table - Target, HomeGoods, Tai Pan, Ikea
Table and Chairs - DownEast Home


It was SO fun working with Brian on all of my decorating ideas. While he was a bit more modern and streamline, I took the feminine cottage-style approach, and together... they married quite nicely, if I say so myself.
:)
Working together with our little blogger team (we're missing cute Laura, who isn't pictured here) was SO amazingly fun.
A lot of work, yes. 
A little stressful at times, sure.
But TOTALLY worth it?... Abso-freakin'-lutely!
 I can't think of any other girls (and guy) that I'd rather design with, decorate with, joke about feeling like sister-wives together with, or accomplishing this amazing feat with, other than these sweet, talented friends of mine.

I have to be honest and say that I'm a bit TOO attached to this house, and may be doing periodical drive-by's after everything is said and done. There's just something about actually FINISHING an entire space that makes me completely jealous sad to leave it. LOL.
Now if I just had expendable amounts of money and contractors at my fingertips......... oh, a girl can dream, right!? :)

Like I mentioned before, I'll be sharing more about the DIY Blogger House very soon, but for now, you can head on over to the other bloggers sites to check out their beautiful signature spaces, and click on our cute handout below, to read all about the house in detail and even see where we shopped for our fun decor!



Amy from The Idea Room - Mudroom and Laundry Room

92 comments:

  1. I LOVE everything...from the hutch, pantry and Jen's desk. You guys did an outstanding job!!!! What a fun project to work on....Congratulations!

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  2. WOW!! I'm in LOVE! Great job....love you and Cason's areas. I must order some labels from you ~ too cute.

    Where'd the dining room light fixture come from ~ that's really kewel.

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  3. Beautiful Shelley! You did an amazing job with the built-in in the dining room and that itty bitty pantry is amazing! Give yourself a big pat on the back for a job well done! Angie xo

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  4. Wow Shelley! I LOVE what you guys did! The vinyl on the back of the built ins is amazing. I need to figure out how to do something like that it my house! Love the pantry too. Great job!

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  5. This is super cool. I've been hearing about the Blog house at Daybreak. I went to the Garden party at Conservation Garden..if you know what I'm talking about. It's time..I'll go see your house and I want to see the landscaping.... is that the water wise garden? It's fun to talk to some one local, too. I just signed off comments from Puerto Rico, New Hampshire and now SL valley.. hahhahahhaha

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  6. That is incredible - love your pantry and your hutch!

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  7. Your spaces came out so awesome! That built-in china cabinet is perfect and I love that wall treatment. I may need to copy that somewhere in my house!

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  8. WOW! What a beautiful home you have all created. Amazing. Love love love what you did with the dining room. Stunning work (as always!)

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  9. Whoa, it is all pure gorgeousness! What an amazing house. I love the room you did...the eye candy never ends.

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  10. If I had a million dollars, know what I would buy???? THIS HOUSE!!!!! I'm in love with everything about it... Good job ladies and gentleman!

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  11. Beautiful! I love the pantry! Do you know what color paint was used on the walls throughout the house? Also, the name of the granite?

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  12. AMAZING!!!!! I'm obsessed with this!!!! I cannot even wait to see it this weekend!!!! AYAYAYAYYAYA

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  13. Wow! I can't wait to hear the details! Like the paint color of the kitchen and other areas:). Great job everyone!!

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  14. Shelley... This house is Amazing!!!! Wow... I'm completely inspired!!! What color grey is on the walls? I'm in love!!

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  15. Gorgeous! I love the rug in the dining room! Where did you find it?

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  16. Okay, that is amazing! I loved what you did with the hutch. I didn't even realize that you put a vinyl pattern in the back...thought it was the doors! lol Great job to both of you. :) I wonder.......is that house up for sale or is it just a model home? Love the tiny pantry too. I'm thinking I need to find a space like that in my house.......;)

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  17. Hi!!!!
    Its nice I have seen your designs its amazing, basically your dining table model and Spice Jars cases.If you have any other designs related to inlay wood,please send me.

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  18. Love the pantry. That is so sweet and genius to put a light in there. the trim on top really tops it off and the vinyls = Perfect. You [and Cason] have done an amazing job. Do you know the name of the wood flooring used in this house?

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  19. wow, it all looks so fabulous...that IS a super small pantry, you made it look great! The built in is fabulou, and that WALL is pretty rockin'.

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  20. This is such a fantastic space! Love it all! Do you have any information on the light fixture in the dining room? Please -- someone point me to where I can buy or make that awesome chandelier!

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  21. Wow! It turned out great! I absolutely love pretty much EVERYTHING about this space! Nicely done!

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  22. Loved how much the space you did looked like you! I was all so pretty! Way to go!

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  23. This turned out better than I imagined! What beautiful designs you did. I loved the hutch in the dining room with the wooden tray with silverware already inside. An easy quick way to serve if you have unexpected guests! Thanks for all your clever ideas!

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  24. OH MY WORD!!!!! CAN I PIN EVERY STINKING PICTURE AND FILE IT UNDER "FUTURE HOME"?!?!! Or can you just come to Nashville and help me pick out stuff?!?!!?! This is amazing. The wood walls... the tiny pantry, the wood crate, the dining room table, the dining room light....OH MY WORD!!!! What a fantastic job!!!!!

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  25. everything looks absoluetly amazing!! job well done girls!!

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  26. Looks great! I can't wait to see the DIY projects for those wooden crates the one with the knob is so cute!

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  27. So when can I move in? Hahaha! Great job!!! I would seriously love to live here, as I'm sure would anyone!!! They should bring back Extreme Makeover: Home Edition just for you talented people!!

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  28. Can you please come do my pantry :) you are a master organizer and designer.

    It may be as stupid question buut what/who is the Blogger house for?

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  29. Gorgeous job. Love everything.

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  30. OMGosh Shelley, AMAZING!!! LOVE the hutch such a great space :) It's so crazy to think of where and how far you've gone since I first started reading your blog!! Truly amazing. LOL about the sister wives joke :)
    So what happens with the house now? Did I miss that somewhere?

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  31. Wow Shelley! I am totally loving that tiny pantry you did --- it is amazing how much stuff you got into a small space without it looking crammed in there! And love how you painted & added vinyl to the back - makes it feel like a piece of furniture and not just some hole in the wall.

    Your projects are all amazing and done in fab colors - I can see why you're a little sad to say good-bye! {BTW - that plank styled wall is to die for ... I want! LOL}

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  32. Love it, and will have to order me the vinyl to put in my new basement entertainment built-ins. Do you know where the chairs came from that are at the table ends? Cant wait to see this!

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  33. Your dining room is absolutely amazing! I love your vinyl accents in the hutch and the colors are amazing! Great job! Can't wait to see the rest of the house!

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  34. Beautiful job!!!! I adore that itty bitty pantry!!!

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  35. LOVE how this turned out!!! The mini-pantry is so cool and the hutch makes me wish I’d saved my old one and painted it up with vinyl. You've all out-done yourselves! When you’re ready to make a trip to Iowa add my house to your list of things to do:)

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  36. your spaces were just lovely and i enjoyed talking to you last night! you are a sweetheart and a talented, talented girl.:D

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  37. everything looks amazing!!! Would you happen to know what the exterior colors used were? I'm in love with the teal blue/yellow and would love to replicate it on my house-which is in desperate need of some fresh paint! :)

    thanks!

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  38. Beautiful! I love everything about it. Can't wait to see it in person! Where did you get the rug in the dining room?

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  39. Gorgeous! thanks for all the inspiration! Dying to know where the table and chairs are from?? I'm redoing my kitchen and am desperately trying to find chairs just like that! Thanks!

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  40. It's so beautiful! I love what you did with the back of the hutch...it's sparked a lot of ideas for the hutch in our dining room! Where did you get the rug? It's lovely!

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  41. What a lovely dining room with some great ideas! Looking forward to seeing more.

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  42. I love the little pantry!!! Great use of space! And the hutch is just beautiful! The whole house looks AMAZING!!!

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  43. So absolutely gorgeous!! Love everything you did. And I'm digging the dining room with mdf boards...I feel a trip to home depot is in order!! GREAT JOB!!

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  44. I love your little pantry! What a cute space. We just purchased our "dream home" and it's my first time getting to decorate everything just how I want. I love the dining room table (one of the first projects on my list is the dining room!) and it says it's from Down East Home, but I couldn't find it anywhere online. I couldn't even find that they sell tables...could you help me out? Thanks! Keep up the great design work!
    annamarieferrell@gmail.com

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  45. May I ask the name of that granite? Darling home! I'm willing to move right in!! A few stranges popping in and out...I wouldn't even mind!!

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  46. I love how your projects turned out. Where did the table runner on the dining room table come from?

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  47. WOW Shelley! Your area of the house turned out PERFECTLY! I love the lil nook and the pantry.. EVERYTHING! I would be really jealous/sad to leave it too! I wish I could have been there to see it in person, but I caught a horrible cold... hopefully sometime I will though.
    Also I was going to call you today, because I was wondering where you got that cute THANK YOU sign your daughter is holding in your instagram photo. We are getting ready to put our adoption profile together and I would like to put a cute sign in our photographs {that we should have had taken a month ago!} that says "we are waiting for you" Any ideas? As if you aren't overwhelmed with enough!
    Anyway you are fab, talk to you soon! I hope!
    Andrea

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  48. This is beautiful! Need more details: Color of gray on the wall, where to get the fabulous gray weathered sunburst mirrors, where to get the beautiful rug under the dining room table. If I missed that previous post, so sorry! Can you let us know? Thanks!

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  49. It was so fun to come check this place out! Everything was so beautiful and just perfect. Now I just need to buy that stinkin cute house!

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  50. everything turned out so stinkin' cute! you girls did such a great job! love the color choices too!

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  51. To bad they didn't let you do the whole house ;)

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  52. I love the pictures..Beautiful but sad that its so far away ( live in Sweden)

    Nina

    http://countrylifebyn.blogspot.se/

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  53. It's awesome! I love using decals on almost anything, from walls to doors to containers, they just make everything better! We have a few too many door sin our house so I used graphic decals to "label" each one, a coat hanger for the closet, mason jars for the pantry, even a man and woman on the powder room door!

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  54. Where did you get the white dining chairs? I ordered two like those from Overstock last year and both arrived broken and then they said it was the last TWO they had (grrr....). I need some more!

    Beautiful dining space, HOS!

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  55. Awesome job! I love the pretty pattern in the china cabinet you did. And the MDF on the wall! What a cool look -- could be pretty neat on a ceiling, too!

    -Kayla @ whateverislovely-blog.com

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  56. Hi Shelley, I saw "your" home today & it looked so great. I could certainly see your "signature" before even knowing which rooms were assigned to you. I loved the fresh colors & the sense of fun & whimsey. And thanks for sharing where you purchased all the accessories.

    Warmly, Michelle
    PS - The Parade literature did not make it clear which house was the DIY Blogger home. You may want to add to your post that it was #12 "The Annabella". ;D

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  57. Beautiful dining room! Love the built-ins and natural light.

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  58. So pretty! Where did you find the sunburst mirrors? I don't see a source for them, but may have overlooked it.

    Kasey

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  59. So pretty and inspiring! I love the board and batten idea, stunning!
    Also the pantry is beautiful, I thought my pantry was small, but I love the attention to detail. Perfect. I wish I could drive by, too!
    Can't wait to check the other blogs for inspiration!

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  60. It looks great! Can you tell me where you go the table and chairs from in the dining room? Again, great job!

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  61. It looks great! Can you tell me where you got the table and chairs in the dining room? Again, great job it looks awesome!

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  62. LOVE IT ALL!!!

    The yellow door is amazing!

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  63. Looks awesome...where did those two gray mirrors come from that are on the 'board and batten' wall, love those along with everything else in the room.

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  64. The Blogger house was the first one we went to on the parade. It was so fun! I must have been in too big of a hurry though, because I did not go all the way around the corner of the dining room to see the hutch! Sadness! I loved your touch though, and I also reaaaally loved the mudroom. That was a super duper small pantry. Good job.

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  65. So beautiful! I'm curious, what are the wall, trim, and cabinet colors?

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  66. Hi, just found your FABULOUS blog! I noticed sourcing for everything but the chandelier in the dining room. Can we get a source on that?
    Thanks, Leah @ http://simplehomeblessing.com

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  67. OH, my goodness. First of all. What an amazing experience. So so fun to work so hard and with such great people. The dining room is stunning. I love that you were so excited about styling the pantry. You have such skill with making spaces like that look fantastic. Love the wall treatment and that light fixture. I think I could throw a dinner party or two in that room!

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  68. Where did you find the rug and light fixture in the dining room? LOVE it! Love the entire space! You did such a great job and I can't wait to come see it!!

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  69. Just lovely! This is what my dream dining space would look like.

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  70. Saw the house in person and loved it! I got so many great ideas and I can't wait to use them in my own home. One question though...do you know where the bench on the FRONT porch is from? The builder wasn't sure and said to ask one of you ladies!

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  71. WOW! I love your built in hutch and pantry. What wonderful ideas everyone has implemented in this home. :) Megan

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  72. Oh boy you're getting lots of questions....and here I come with another one ;0) do you know what the MDF boards were put up with...nails, glue, or both? Did he put anything at the ends or did the board just run flush to the walls?

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  73. looks SoOoOOo good! thank you for featuring my print!!! xo

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  74. looks SoOOooOo good Shelley!!! thanks again for featuring my print! xo

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  75. Nice! I don't see a source for the furniture. Love the dining table and chairs.

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  76. I LOVE it. So fresh, airy and light! It's a breath of fresh air. I can't get enough. I want ALL of it. Super cute.

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  77. AmazeBalls!! Seriously Shell! I LOVE it! You have such a talent. So lucky to call you my friend. :)

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  78. I love the lighting. Can you share where you purchased the pendants and chandelier over the table?

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  79. I would also love to know where you got the light fixture from. Everything was sourced but that one. Thanks!!

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  80. my fav home we saw!!! you are amazing!!!!

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  81. Love the hutch x a million. Can you share the cut list/ plans for it? We just moved to a house with zilcho storage/ shelf space and have been trying to come up with exactly that, but on a larger scale; six feet on either side of our fireplace! Yipes!! We thought maybe we would have to buy pre-made cabinets and attach shelving to the cabinets, but if you're able to share the plans we could maybe work it from scratch!

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  82. Just came over from Emily A. Clark's and LOVE your plank walls. Did you install the mdf over flat walls? Would you ever do it over slightly textured walls? Thanks

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  83. can you put up directions on how you built that hutch. love it!

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  84. Very nice home interior !! Love your work

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  85. i would love to know where you got the light fixture from that's over the table. i'm looking everywhere for one like that!

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  86. I, along with others, LOVE the sunburst mirrors. Could you please share where you got them from?

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  87. Love Love Love! What a beautiful Bright Space!!!!

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  88. LOVE LOVE LOVE! The decor and Brightness of it all!

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  89. What is the greige paint color on your walls beside the hutch?

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