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Design editor Joel Bray takes us behind the scenes of a photo shoot for the February 2013 issue. He shares his DIY tips for adding easy and affordable architectural details to your home. See how he created a faux brick façade above a fireplace and installed a rustic floor using inexpensive plywood planks. Plus, get his secrets for beefing up window frames and mouldings on the cheap.

See more of this photo shoot in our February 2013 issue.

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Dresser, lamp, chair, Elte; artwork by Gordon Runge, Burnett; coverlet, Au Lit; throw, circular sculpture, Hollace Cluny; bench, Design Within Reach; red box, red vase (on mantel), Cynthia Findlay Antiques; boxes (on mantel), throw pillow, 1212 Décor; wall colour, Pointing (2003), Farrow & Ball.

Settee, Châtelet; area rug, red throw pillow, Elte; patterned throw pillow, 1212 Décor; mouldings, The Home Depot; wall colour, Pointing (2003), trim colour, Olive (13), Farrow & Ball.

Stools, Elte; area rug, Angus & Company; plywood, baseboard, The Home Depot; artwork, Boo Boo & Lefty; wall colour, Pointing (2003), Farrow & Ball.

Window, The Door Store; chair, Kantelberg & Co.; table, throw pillow, Elte; lamp, Design Within Reach; red vase, Hollace Cluny; artwork, Cynthia Findlay Antiques; baseboard, The Home Depot; wall colour, Chappell Green (83), trim colour, French Gray (18), Farrow & Ball.


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