Graphite Kitchen

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Samsung’s new Black Stainless Steel finish is a game changer. Offering a new alternative to the most popular by default; stainless, the Black Stainless is a richer, deeper neutral without having to go to a full black appliance. Bravo Samsung. Here we see the French Door Refrigerator with Showcase. What can you pair it with? Here are some great options:

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High to Low: Tray Tables

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These elegant tray tables do double duty as glam and utilitarian end tables to perch on the end of your sofa. Can you guess which one is $875, or $119? Click below to find out:

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Faux Plaster Ceiling

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The ceiling is one of the most ignored planes in the design world. However, with a thoughtfully executed plan, the result is delightful and can add such drama. Decoright is a company based out of Russia with fantastic capabilities to create a faux plaster ceiling. Classical motifs with attention to scale and detail are carefully recreated to fit perfectly in any room.

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Starburst Pull

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When considering to freshen up a room, an easy but oft forgotten accessory is cabinet hardware. Much like changing your earrings to pull a look together, these baubles can add so much. Consider the starburst pull by Pulp Home. They would be darling on a feature side table, vanity cabinet, or any key piece you would only need two to four maximum.

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Wishbone Serving Bowls

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Here is to wishing you a wonderful time spent with those whom you love! With so much holidays spent enjoying delicious treats and savoury dishes, why not serve them up in these hopeful glass dishes with golden wishbones?

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Fantastic Wallpaper Maps

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What is it about maps that intrigue us? Maps make us ponder where we have been, where we are going, and just the wonderful notion that our world is so very much bigger than we are. I love the wallpaper maps by wallpapered.com, especially the vintage maps like this Antique Map of Paris from 1800. They are available in many sizes and customizable as well. They would be lovely on a feature wall, imagine them in the location of a headboard, or ordered in a custom size to fit a panel framed wall.

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Faux Fur Travel Throws

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Looking to gift a jet setter or interested in a luxe faux fur throw for yourself? There are plenty of options; like the faux fur throws on the top left from Restoration Hardware, regularly $99, or perhaps the Neiman Marcus’ Faux Mink Travel Blanket for $95 on the top left. The faux mink is in the new 2013 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book!

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Loro Piana Lucky Mouse Pouch

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Oh the dear little treasures children find and keep, and where to place them? The Italian fashion house Loro Piana is known for generations of incredible craftsmanship and quality, take their endearingly sweet Lucky Mouse Pouch above. It is made of buttery soft deerskin and darling studs imprinted with the LP signature. A child gifted with this pouch is lucky indeed.

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Artifacts by Kohler

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The Artifacts faucet line by Kohler is a selective faucet line with much to select from. There are three handle choices, as well as three spouts in gorgeous traditional and industrial looks anyone could love. The spout designs are teapot, bell, and column, and the handles are available as prong, swing and lever. Here are my two favorites: Read more

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Suite Over Garage

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I love the idea of guest rooms or studios built over a garage. If they are separate from the home, they offer privacy that guests or someone with a home office can really enjoy. The Tower Studio seen above by architect Peter Brachvogel is a great example of a well designed guest house that pairs nicely with the main home’s architecture. See the upper floor plan below: Read more

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