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"Since our daughter moved out, we have filled her room with odds and ends," writes Arlington's Clare Noble. She wants to turn the 11-by-13-foot space into a welcoming room for her daughter and overnight guests.
Multipurpose furniture and layers of texture, pattern and color are the keys to designer Melissa McLay's plan for a functional and inviting guest space.
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