Room of the Day: A Media Room With Mystery and Moody Details (8 photos)

Photos by JVLphotography Basement at a GlanceLocation: Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaSize: 1,040 square feet (96.6 square meters)Designer: Norm Lecuyer of Just Basements The homeowner wanted a retreat in which to watch the big game and relax with friends, but Lecuyer and his team fought the term “man cave.” Instead they strove for a “subterranean penthouse,” as […]
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My Houzz: Calm Prevails in a Light-Filled Sydney Apartment (21 photos)

Teoh loved that many of the original 1970s features were still intact. The restored Georgian-style cornices, architraves and four large sash windows were particularly alluring. Aside from the kitchen and bathroom, however, the apartment was laid in thick navy-blue carpet. The unit was also in poor shape due to years of neglect.
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See How People in 13 Countries Interpret Scandinavian Style (13 photos)

1. Sweden. Scandinavian style is characterized by the use of pale washes of color or white on walls and floors, a reaction to long, dark winters with few hours of daylight. Minimal ornamentation is key, while wood and other natural materials enliven the space and bring rich textures into the mix. In this Swedish house, […]
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