Decorating The Vintage Modern Home
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Ever been in a house where, no matter how long the people have lived there, every piece of furniture bought in the past however-many years sits side by side with newer purchases? The effect isn’t so much “Vintage Modern” as it is “Salvation Army Showroom.” It’s easy enough to fall into the thrift-store-unchic mode when you keep adding and forget to subtract. Katherine Sorrell explains how to marry vintage and modern looks without getting tacky in The Vintage Modern Home, starting by “Assessing What You Have.”

Sorrell emphasizes taking it easy when it comes to do-it-yourself projects and economy where it counts. Can you furnish your house for free? Why not? Depending on where you live it may take some time, but it can be done (and, thanks to Craig’s List, it doe…………… continues on Technorati
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How To Play the Decorate with Blue Sweepstakes
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By The Editors at House Beautiful

How do you play?

Follow @House_Beautiful on Twitter, where everyday from June 27-July 1st, we’ll be asking a trivia question related to our new decorating book, BLUE. To play, answer the question and include the hashtag, #blue.

What can you win?

Each day, one lucky winner will win a copy BLUE, packed with fabulous ways to use the color throughout your home. Wrapped in chic blue fabric, the hardcover edition is packed with inspiring room photos, designer advice, furniture ideas, and more.

How will you know if you’ve won?

Winners for each prize package will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received on or about July 7, 2011. Winners will be notified via direct message on Twitter, on …………… continues on House Beautiful

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