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So due to my out-of-control, nigh-on-murderous jealousy of this abandoned caboose (!) house in Lake Washington, I started thinking about how much of my design aesthetic has to do with my yearning to live like one of the damn Boxcar children.  Like, let’s get real here for a second: childern’s books characters had it HOOKED UP domicile-wise, and while I recognize it’s probably not everyone-with-a-pottery-barn-credit-card’s bag, I am a huge sucker for hidey-holes, tree houses, secret passages, and anything that makes me feel like a viking. Even the non-supernatural totally gets me:

So after the jump, my top 5 children’s book inspirations, in no order. Continue reading


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