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Modern Remodeled Bathroom

The only full bathroom in a Sunnyvale, CA condo was brought from the 70's with it's linoleum floors to the present with modern touches, a high end marble look with low budget porcelain tile, and some glam. Inspiration The homeowner wanted her remodeled bathroom to look modern and luxurious as well as feel more open than the current bathroom. She liked clean lines and soothing earth tones. The remodel would also have to fit within her small budget. Existing Bathroom Conditions The bathroom was original to the condo built in the 1970's. It had linoleum floors, standard cabinets, off-white walls, a fluorescent bar vanity light, and a solid surface counter and sink combo. A large, frameless mirror above the sink also had two sliding mirrored doors which the homeowner did not like. Looking in at the old bathroom from the hallway. The solid surface counter and sink combo was made to look like marble  but didn't actually look like marble in

Completing the Space

Have you ever thought something was missing from the room? Or maybe you can't quite decide on a piece of art to complete your room's design.  OVOLO can help you complete your newly redecorated room's design, or even the design style in an existing room, with a one of a kind custom piece of photographic art.  The photographic art can be on framed or frame-less canvas from small pieces to large pieces  that may even be several feet wide or tall. Or, the photographic art can be printed on poster board or photography paper, then framed and hung on your wall.  OVOLO is here to help you choose a cost effective and beautiful piece of photographic art.  See more details at

Attic Guest Suite

The homeowner wanted to convert his attic into a guest suite complete with a living space, sleeping space, library, and breakfast bar. A previous owner of the home had already installed the carpet and bathroom in the attic. However, with the current owner, it wasn't used for anything other than storage before the conversion into the guest suite. See more photos and details about the project on OVOLO's Houzz project page:

Quick and Cheap Backyard Entertaining

Inspiration The homeowner wanted an inexpensive solution for converting their driveway from a place to park their car to a space that could be used for entertaining during the hot summers. Furthermore, the homeowners wanted to keep the house shaded so that their energy costs would be lower, keep direct sun off of their container garden so that the plants don't wilt in the summer heat, but at the same time to not completely shade the sun loving plants. Existing Conditions This portion of the driveway was mostly unused and is located behind an existing gate so that the area was already private and secluded from the front yard. This space is a southern exposure so the area is very warm in the summer. There is a container garden of sun loving fruit trees, vegetables, and other plants along the side of the driveway. Decorating, Design, and Styling Services Provided A new terra-cotta colored custom fabric retractable awning was installed on teh side of the house. The awning is mad

For the Airplane Enthusiasts

A UK-based furniture design company, Fallen Furniture, has created a huge chair out of a BOEING 737 Engine.  See more at contemporist. Source: So who wants one?

The World's 10 Most Beautiful Ceilings

According to the BBC ( ) I've been to a few of those places as well as the location  of my submission for the 11th most beautiful ceiling in the world, the ceiling of the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona, seen above.  What ceiling would you submit as one of the world's most beautiful? Happy travels!

Serene & Peaceful Guest Room

Inspiration Two San Jose, CA homeowners in a historic Spanish bungalow wanted to redecorate their guest bedroom. It had previously been used as a rental space but they wanted to use it as a guest space for friends and family to visit. They wanted their guests to feel relaxed in a serene space and they also wanted the room to feel contemporary, yet respectful and complementary of the historic Spanish style home. Existing Bedroom Conditions The bedroom was a blank space with four white walls and some existing window treatments such as 2-inch blinds in the windows and vertical blinds over the sliding door. The "before" picture Decorating, Design, and Styling Services Provided The existing window treatments were kept to save cost. The room was painted and new shelving, furniture, art, lighting, and accessories were placed in the room. The warm shade of purple adds to the resting and relaxing nature of the room while also complementing the warm

Cape Cod Inspired Bedroom

Inspiration Two Morgan Hill, CA homeowners wanted to redecorate their master bedroom. Some of the homeowners favorite vacation places included the Hamptons, Cape Cod, and Martha's Vineyard. They wanted their master bedroom to remind them of their travels to those favorite places. Existing Bedroom Conditions The bedroom was cluttered with many items and too much furniture. Existing furniture and window treatments were a combination of gifts from family members, purchased at discount stores, or were already in the room when they bought the  home. The "before" picture Decorating, Design, and Styling Services Provided Board and batten wainscoting was installed, the room was painted, shutters were installed, and new nightstands were purchased. Other accessories and pictures in the room came from the homeowner's existing collection. The new wall color and the board and batten wainscoting really add to the feel of the Cape Cod inspired r