Flaunt the Flaws in Your Home -- With Style!

So what if your house has a bad view, exposed pipes, or cracked walls...it's time to flaunt the flaws you've tried so hard to camouflage. It's all a matter of perception. What you think are flaws actually give your home personality and an eclectic edge, but it takes a little confidence and inspiration to know where to start. Hopefully, these interiors will motivate you to break a few decorating rules of your own:


Exposed pipes become pop art when painted in bright pastels and make you smile every time you have to wash dishes in the kitchen.



If these walls could talk, the damaged paint and molding would tell many tales. Enhance exposed architectural details with blue and violet paint.



An old gray stove gets a new lease on life with Crayola-colored knobs.


A room with a bad view? Play it up with hanging clay chimes for an original window treatment.


Broken fireplace? Make it the focal point of your room with a glass mirror screen.


Old ceiling beams can be a display case for a favorite collectible. Hanging baskets make this kitchen a place to explore.



Out of the closet... because you ran out of space? Flaunt your need for closet space and superimpose a photo of shoes (these happen to be from the late duchess of Windsor's own closet) or clothes onto a sheet of cotton muslin. Use it as a room divider and a closet/storage extender.

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