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Old 09-03-2014, 09:34 PM
 
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I want my house interior to look like the magazines I see of various houses. How do I achieve that while still being able to live in it and add a little personal touch. Seems like my house is a little disjointed with mismatched, but I've tried the "theme" look and it is terrible. I just want a house that I'm not afraid of people seeing and thinking it looks trashy. So how do you achieve that magazine sleek look while still maintaining your personal items.
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Old 09-04-2014, 12:34 AM
 
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Show is a picture of a magazine look you like.
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Old 09-04-2014, 01:13 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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This is sort of like my post:
//www.city-data.com/forum/house...e-out-how.html

Of course, I have yet to have a complete answer.

I'd say to find a design that has a little of what the magazine shows, leaving you lots of room for your stuff and where you want to put it.
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Old 09-04-2014, 01:32 AM
 
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I believe the photos in the magazines have all of the details regarding that particular room in the photo as far as the furniture, paint color etc.
Look in the magazine for that information and start there.
The key to having a home that looks like a magazine though is to hire a professional photographer to stage a set and pay someone a lot of money to clean it thoroughly.

Otherwise your home should be warm, inviting and lived in not sterile like a magazine photo of a room that no one actually lives in or uses.
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Old 09-04-2014, 03:29 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Most likely with a deep pockets, and help of a professional interior decorator.
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Rooms in magazines are designed for photography, not living.

Design your rooms to suit yourself, not to suit a photo shoot.
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:31 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I want my house interior to look like the magazines I see of various houses. How do I achieve that while still being able to live in it and add a little personal touch.
Impossible.
Have you ever seen the lighting they use for those photo shoots? You do not want to live with that....

How about a 'real' interior, designed for living... instead of a fake interior, designed for glossy magazines?
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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How about a 'real' interior, designed for living... instead of a fake interior, designed for glossy magazines?
I always think: Where are the cords and wires? Where are the drink coasters?

Where are the cat toys?
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I always think: Where are the cords and wires? Where are the drink coasters?

Where are the cat toys?
HAHAHHHAHHHHHA!

"Where are the piles of books? Where are the afghans? Why aren't there any dishes in the sink? Where's the dog dish? Where are photos of their ugly relatives? Where are their refrigerator magnets? Where do they hang their old robe...the one that doesn't match the bathroom rugs? Where is the TV?"
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Yeah, that too!
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