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August 4, 2013
Our tongue-in-cheek personality quiz: What does your favorite interior from our September issue say about you?
Modern kitchen renovation with dark concrete counter and blue cabinets

 

The brightly colored cabinets and walls of a renovated mid-century home stand out against dark countertops and traditional wood flooring. 

 

If you're drawn to this lively modern space, you don't care about breaking the mold; you want to see your energetic personality reflected in your home. 

 
Originally appeared in Modern Kitchen Renovation with Mid-Century Roots
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Orla Kiely living room London

 

Designer Orla Kiely was careful to preserve her London home's Victorian roots when she updated its interior. 

 

Those who can't resist the reclaimed wood floors and the ornamental marble fireplace of this stylish living room are thoughtful, even pensive, and take comfort in a balanced environment. Sure, the modern chandelier and the bright orange sofa are reminders that time keeps ticking, but there is no harm in taking a quiet moment to remember the past. 

 

Photo by Chris Tubbs

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Originally appeared in A Textile Designer’s Home Is Unapologetically Colorful
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Modern living area with planters and gray furniture

 

Neutral tones provide the perfect backdrop for the inclusion of the elements in a converted Copenhagen loft; an open fireplace, a column of firewood, and a row of planters are as decorative as they are natural. 

 

A preference for the organic minimalism of this open-plan space indicates a desire for order and a fondness for the outdoors. You can't think clearly in a cluttered room, but it would be just as impossible for you to be productive in a closed-off cell with no connection to the world around you. 

 

Photo by Anders Hviid

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Originally appeared in Two Designers Sharpen Up This Former Pencil Factory
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rugs and couch modern living room

 

Warm tones and soft surfaces characterize the living room of the R+F apartment in Bellem, Belgium. (Check back next week to see the full story of this converted factory building posted online!)

 

With its inviting fireplace and piles of blankets, this cozy room is most alluring to design buffs that love a relaxing night in. You are driven and focused during the day, so the clean, hard, modern lines of this room appeal to your desire for organization; but when you come home, all you want is to curl up on the couch with a book or the TV remote to unwind from the stress of the day. 

 
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Modern kitchen renovation with dark concrete counter and blue cabinets

 

The brightly colored cabinets and walls of a renovated mid-century home stand out against dark countertops and traditional wood flooring. 

 

If you're drawn to this lively modern space, you don't care about breaking the mold; you want to see your energetic personality reflected in your home. 

 

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