These shabby chic living rooms show how the rustic vintage look is done

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Honestly, the words ‘shabby chic living rooms’ sends a bit of a shiver down our spines. We are picturing ‘distressed’ furniture (basically a shoddy paint job) a sickly mix of pastels and doilies covering every surface. Buuut it would seem that shabby chic is in fact back, and it’s had a bit of a glow up, shedding it’s doily skin and becoming a really stylish look that we actually want in on.

Keep reading to see how shabby chic is being done in 2020, and make sure you don’t miss our living room ideas page too for loads more inspiration. 

1. Keep things light and airy 

The old version of shabby chic, was all about a very cluttered look with plenty of colours and patterns all crammed into one space. The new more contemporary version still has plenty of pattern and there’s well curated

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Turn Your Garage into the Living Room You’ve Always Wanted

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How do you add more square footage to your house without increasing its size?

It might sound like a riddle, but the answer is easy: look to your garage.

“Most municipalities require extensive architectural drawings for new additions,” explains KV Harper, founder and principal of the New Orleans-based firm Kex Design + Build, who warns prospective builders to think twice before constructing something new. “A garage conversion is a bit less extensive since the structure is already existing.”

You will still need approval and permits for the project, but the process will be simpler and likely shorter, and can be a great solution for a family in need of more living space, a guest suite, or an office. But here’s what homeowners should ask themselves before giving up their garage.

What’s Your Budget?

Even though you’re not building a new structure, converting a garage can still be an expensive

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Longtime builder brings Luxury living in Leawood for 55+; just three homes remain

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The luxurious villas at The Enclave at Highland Villas feature spacious, open, light-filled layouts. Just three villas remain in the community.

Modern conveniences, luxurious finishes, spacious floor plans, provided maintenance — it’s no wonder only three villas remain in The Enclave at Highland Villas.

This quiet, secluded community is tucked off of Nall Avenue and 145th Street in Leawood. Built for residents where at least one occupant must be aged 55 and older, The Enclave at Highland Villas provides an unwavering focus on quality of life, from the selection of community amenities to the thoughtful features included in each home.

The community’s luxurious villa homes are exclusively built by Willis Custom Homes. Not only does the family-owned company offer extensive experience in building homes that are as beautiful as they are livable; Willis Custom Homes also uses Universal Design principles to create homes that can keep pace

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Living Room designs that inspire your home decoration trends!

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We are all acquainted with the expression – first impression is the last impression. It may be a cliché, but we can’t dismiss the fact that we tend to judge everything we set our eyes onto – be it a person, a dress, shoes, or even an apartment! To give an analogy, your living room is your most identifying feature, kind of like the face of your space. It is the first room we enter, it is where we entertain the most and it sets the tone for the rest of your home! To help you create a space that reflects your personality, this collection of designs showcase a warm, comfortable space, each of which is unique in its identity yet carries a strong characteristic of its own!

Given that its been raining where I live, Daniel Reuterswärd’s living room design is the perfect environment for me to curl up

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Designer’s ‘modern coastal’ Elkhorn home includes a $500 dream kitchen | Inspired Living

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Stacy Worlie paints everything.

Her kitchen counters, cupboards and floors. Closets and molding. Even paintings that hang in her Elkhorn home.

“To me, painting is the cheapest way to transition your space,” she says.

Some people are scared to tackle a room or a piece of furniture, she says. But Worlie always reminds them that paint is not permanent.

She has learned through trial and error. And there have been a few errors.

“Our last house I painted the basement blue,” she says. “The carpet and walls were both a blue and it (the space) looked like a blueberry. That was a big financial mistake.”

She estimates that she has painted 99% of the surfaces in her four-bedroom, two-story home, giving it a modern coastal feel.


Stacy loves the cool day bed in daughter Maelyn’s room. “I wanted to make her room something she could transition into,” Stacy says.

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This ‘Nano House’ on wheels has a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom

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  • Netherlands-based Haaks has created a tiny home with a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom that can be placed on a mobile platform.
  • The “Nano House” is almost 20 feet long, 10 feet wide, and 11 feet tall. 
  • The tiny home’s amenities are powered by solar panels and a battery.
  • The Wilg “Nano House” currently starts at €36,450, about $39,615, without VAT.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Netherlands-based Haaks — which also made a two-story RV — has created the Wilg, a tiny home with a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom that can be mobilized with an optional platform on wheels.

The idea for the Haaks company first came when founders Pim Gijsbers and Jules Luijpen decided they wanted to bring innovative ideas to the mobile home market. In 2017, they officially founded the company, which now includes a lineup of two camper homes, first debuted in

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Senior Caregivers, Assisted Living, Communities in Madison, Fitchburg & Sun Prairie Area WI

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Health Matters

Independent Living, Inc. is taking precautions for everyone’s well being. On behalf of residents at McKee Park Apartments and The Gardens Retirement Community, visitors are restricted. For our clients in the community, we will continue to serve you to the best of our ability with priority for the most critical needs. Our Evening Meals on Wheels program is continuing.  Any staff member who has symptoms will be asked to stay home until symptoms subside or, if being treated, has physician permission to return to work.  Thank you for being understanding as we all do our best to work through this health crisis.

Welcome to Independent Living, Inc.

We help older adults age with confidence.  Fresh meals, handy grab bars and compassionate care ease both your concerns and those of your family.  Our local nonprofit brings services to where you live, or you can live with us in

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Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living Items for sale

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Yard, Garden & Outdoor  

Create Your Own Outdoor Sanctuary

You don’t have to go far to get away. Whether you’re redoing the patio, weeding, installing a hot tub or planting an herb garden for all your culinary needs, eBay has the garden and landscaping tools to help give you the yard you’ve always wanted. Peruse our giant selection of tools, furniture and decor to make your yard the best in the neighborhood.

Stock Up on Seeds and Live Plants

Thinks of eBay as your online yard and garden supply shop. We have plenty of seeds and live plants that you can order online, including grass seed. Plants and seeds will be packed and shipped safely to you. Of course, we have the garden tools, outdoor equipment and garden supplies available online to help you prep your soil for planting, too.

Keep Your Lawn Looking Lovely

Raking leaves and mowing grass

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Aggie’s Kitchen – everyday healthy recipes for everyday healthy living

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Oven Roasted Red Potatoes with Smoked Paprika make a simple and healthy side dish to add to any meal. One of my family’s favorites! Seasoned well and baked in oven until crisp!

cubes of oven roasted red potatoes seasoned with smoked paprika in a large serving bowl

If I had to pick a favorite way to prepare potatoes, it would have to be oven roasting them. I love how they get perfectly crisp on the outside, but still soft on the inside when baked at high heat in the oven. I love seasoning them up real well too; potatoes can be like a blank canvas with endless possibilities with help from your spice cabinet.

This potato side dish is one of my favorite recipes to make – and one of my family’s favorite to eat, it’s one of my main go-to recipes. I can’t tell you how many times I have made them for my family. (Another family favorite are these Cheddar-Dill Roasted Red Potatoes 

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Garden Supplies | Garden Accessories & Outdoor Living

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Very few hobbies are as peaceful and rewarding as gardening.
Gardening enthusiasts view it as a creative outlet in which they color their
backyard in lush vegetation and bright flowers. Growing dazzling flowers,
foliage, fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs can be accomplished in suburban
backyards, large acres of farmland, or even the limited space of urban
apartments. How you decorate your garden, backyard and home exterior is only
limited to your imagination. is your source for garden supplies, garden tools
and garden furniture. We are proud to offer over 25,000 lawn, garden, and
outdoor décor items to adorn your backyard. Your garden and how you choose to enhance
it are reflections of your taste and personality.

Gardening Supplies

Beautiful gardens take a lot of work, all year round. Equip
yourself with all the necessary gardening supplies for a bountiful vegetable
harvest or a dazzling and bright flower garden. Garden

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