Make the Most of What You've Got: Inspiration from This Week's Top Tours

January 27 - 31, 2014

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Even if your home is practically perfect in every way, there's always that one little thing you don't love. Or that weird little space you don't know what to do with. Or that thing you wish you could change but you can't because you rent. A weird home detail is not a design death sentence, proven quite eloquently by the ideas found in this week's top tours of folks making more than the best of what they've got.

Top photo: Green goes gorgeously with a matching counter top, painted cabinets and painted wood slat walls in Chris & Meg's Darling City Cottage.

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Weirdly colored vintage bathroom tile? Just add some cool art in complementary colors to make a cohesive composition. Spotted in Phil and Annette's Prospect Park Home.

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A cute cart with a carefully curated selection of collectables can make any oddly sized spaced seem intentional. As seen in a Cow Hollow Home Gets a Pro Makeover.

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Small storage woes can be alleviated when you get creative and use clothes as clever, decorative display (though we admit this might work better with smaller clothes as often seen in nurseries, like Cruz's Modern Geometric Masterpiece.)

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Love the use of pattern to brighten and lighten the cabinets in Thomas and Mitchell's Bougie Boho Style.

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When you've got a pretty noticeable architectural element stretching the length of a room right in the middle, consider painting it a bright, bold color, like they did in Laura Lee’s Bright & Playful Basement Studio.

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No grass? No real yard? No problem! Install AstroTurf in your yard like in Mark's Comfortable Contemporary.

(Image credits: Justice Darragh; Liana Hayles ; Stephanie Strickland; Le Belle Photographie ; Jacqueline Marque; Andrea Sparacio; Nancy Mitchell)

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Adrienne photographs beautiful homes in and around her home base of Austin, Texas. She's a contributor to UPPERCASE Magazine and spends all her free time exploring small town Texas. She watches a lot of Star Trek.

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