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February 4, 2013
There's nothing like waking up on a lazy Sunday morning, grabbing a cup of coffee and your favorite reading material, and heading to the sunniest room in the house to sip and relax in the natural light. The homeowners featured here have made architectural design decisions to create just such light-filled spaces in their homes. Click through for design inspiration or simply to daydream about that perfect Sunday morning in the sun.
Pine clad dining room with built-in furniture

Alex enjoys a sun-filled breakfast at the built-in dining table and bench, one of many space-saving designs, in her green cottage home in Maine.

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Originally appeared in A Tiny Cabin is This Writer's Off the Grid Getaway
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A few carefully chosen furnishings punctuate the light-filled living area that sits adjacent to the kitchen, like Buttercup Chairs by Blu Dot, a lightbox and screen print by artist John Vogt, and a kelly green vintage couch.

A few carefully chosen furnishings punctuate the light-filled living area adjacent to the kitchen, like Buttercup Chairs by Blu Dot, a lightbox and screen print by artist John Vogt, and a kelly green vintage couch in this modern, minimal Minneapolis renovation.

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Originally appeared in Keep Your Eye on the Balto
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Modern minimalist rustic living room

In this light-filled home in Denmark, French doors in the living room let light into the kitchen and open onto a lovely garden.

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Originally appeared in Light-Filled Family Home Renovation in Copenhagen
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Light-filled bedroom with Danish floating bed and vintage teak coffee table

The light-filled bedroom, in this affordable prefab home in Emeryville, California, displays a vintage teak coffee table and a Danish modern floating bed.

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Originally appeared in What Would Eichler Do?
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Modern living room with Danish and vintage furniture

Seth Krubiner enjoys a moment of quiet in his light-filled living room. Read the full story about Simpatico Homes Eichler-inspired modular home in California.

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Originally appeared in What Would Eichler Do?
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A loveseat and two Neo arm chairs by Niels Bendtsen in the living room offer Blauvelt a light-filled view to the courtyard beyond.

A loveseat and two Neo arm chairs by Niels Bendtsen in the living room offer the owner a light-filled view to the courtyard beyond in this affordable two-story house in South Minneapolis.

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Dean Kaufman 2010
Originally appeared in Modern Urban Retreat in South Minneapolis
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Pine clad dining room with built-in furniture

Alex enjoys a sun-filled breakfast at the built-in dining table and bench, one of many space-saving designs, in her green cottage home in Maine.

Photo by Eirik Johnson.

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