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A Showcase Series of Dining Rooms

– Dining Room 1 –

This dining room is surrounded by glass on three sides and features a vaulted ceiling. The view provides a relaxing ambiance.

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April 18, 2012

Garden Art and Bench

Spring-Blooming Tree with Nest

Shovels Take Flight as Art

Artistic Bird Houses Find a Home by the Cherry Tree

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A Garden Full of Curb Appeal: Part 2

There is a wide variety of front gardens in view as one wanders around town. I find myself drawn to arbors and white picket fences with plenty of plantings. Here’s another example of an abundant front yard, complete with fountain, bench seating, trellises, zen rock sculpture, and blooms a-plenty! Enjoy.

A welcoming entrance to the front yard.

Whimsical twig star overhead.
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A most interesting plant. Anyone know what this is?

A pretty bench to sit and enjoy a pretty garden.

An attractive and colorful brick-paver path leads to the front door.

A lily pad pot and a fountain.

A corner amassed in blooms.

Lilies

Blooms on both sides of the fence.

A blend of English, formal and zen feel on this side.

The side yard gets green thumb treatment as well.

A wide mix of elements adds much charm to this garden.

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A Garden Full of Curb Appeal

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A house is a home when it shelters the body and comforts the soul.”
—Phillip Moffitt
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What part of your home comforts you?

Is it a single room in your house?
Is it a piece of furniture within your home?
Is it your garden and the plants you watch grow?
Is it the food you prepare in your kitchen?

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A great bathtub filled with hot water has always been a source of relaxation and comfort for me. Water in general has this effect on me, be it a river, a lake, an ocean, an outdoor shower, a swimming pool, or a deep soaking tub.

A bathroom in and of itself does not necessarily comfort my soul. Some bathrooms, such as this one, are created as much for their design as for their function. Utilitarian yet beautiful.

Plenty of natural light enhances the space. The windows are visually doubled by the use of a large wall mirror. A windowless bath benefits from the natural light that a skylight allows in.

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There’s also an organic, earthy quality to this bath with its wood cabinetry, tile flooring, and colors that can easily be found in nature. The semi-opaque glass in the dividing wall reminds me of an early morning fog that will burn off once the sun rises high enough.

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“The way to health is to have an aromatic bath and scented massage every day.”
—Hippocrates

What comforts your soul?

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