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6 Amazing Room Makeovers

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Amy and David Low's kitchen after makeover
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Amy & David’s Kitchen: Where-to-Buy Information

Brocade 3209 wallpaper, $255 a roll,
Eames molded plastic chairs, $349 each, and Adams dining table, $1,599:
Fabric for banquette cushions: Swagger Spring, $83 a yard, for info.
Large Eugene pendant, $483,
Custom flat Roman shades in Sheer Elegance Silver, $1,330 (as shown),
Silestone countertops, from $62 a square foot, for stores.
La Defense cabinet pulls, $10 each,
GE Profile 30-inch four-burner gas cooktop, $1,709,
Paint: Aura Semigloss Crisp Linen No. CSP-305 (on cabinets and trim) and Aura Eggshell Stone Harbor No. 2111-50 (on walls), from $36 a gallon:
Custom banquet and cabinetry fabrication, for info.
Not shown: Kohler sink, for stores. Kohler faucet, GE oven, and semiflush-mount ceiling fixture: