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House Tours: A Vintage-Modern Condo

A home makeover with flair for thrift -- and a bright pillow addiction -- makes a new 1,200-square-foot condo reflect a vintage-modern style.


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    • California Cool

      This Southern California homeowner created a design that's a liberation of color with plenty of space to breathe. The feel of the corner is removed by painting a section of wall vibrant orange, giving the illusion of greater space while also defining a nook without expensive architecture.

    • Magic Tricks

      Paint floating shelves the same hue as your wall, then accessorize with accents in contrasting colors. For example, white shelves on a white wall nearly disappear and allow these colorful accessories to shine.

    • Bright Spots

      Inspired by the '50s, this living area sets a white couch against the white living room wall as the canvas perfect for pops of color in pillows. Pillows are affordable and easy to re-cover, so don't be afraid to mix it up and sport bright colors on throw pillows.

    • Twice as Nice

      A combination living/dining room allows for an open feel. A mirror placed on the bold stripe on the wall further opens the room.

    • Strategic Stripe

      Ending a stripe on the wall where the dining room ends instills a sense of definition between the two rooms.

    • Must-Know Rules for Using Color

      Nothing fanatically transforms a room as much as color does. Learn about choosing and using color in your home with tips from Better Homes and Gardens contributing design editor, Elaine Griffin.

    • Thoughtful Accessorizing

      The timelessness of this late '60s buffet builds a foundation for eclectic accents. Layering white accessories against a white background reflects a design-without-clutter mantra.

    • Screen Saver

      Here, a circle-motif decorative screen separates the living area from the entryway. See-through elements add architectural division without heavy construction or blocked views.

    • New Heights

      The headboard is created from two closet doors mounted to the wall behind the bed, giving the room the illusion of greater height. A latte-color stripe compliments the headboard and the wooden shelf.

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      Subdued Hues

      The master bedroom has a mature, masculine look that departs from hot hues found elsewhere in the home. Using rich chocolate tones and muted blues creates sophistication. This mid-century reading chair was just over $100 and gives a plain wall artistic flair thanks to its strong shape.

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      Block It Out

      Throughout the condo, painted blocks of color in strategic places highlight groupings and collections. Here, an espresso brown is a rich backdrop for white accessories.

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      26 Ideas to Steal for Your Apartment

      Living in a small space is tough, especially when your decorating options are limited by rental rules and landlord laws. Let these ideas inspire you to make the home (and space) you want.
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