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Around the World with Home Decor: 10 Pieces Inspired By Iconic Buildings

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Quick … what do you get when an interior designer gets a serious travel itch? Home decor inspired by iconic buildings! Take a journey through some of the world’s most famous structures, from Big Ben to The Sydney Opera House, and discover that home design inspiration can come from the most unlikely of places. Eiffel Tower-inspired kitchenware? Wall shelves that resemble the Leaning Tower of Pisa? Believe it. We bring you 10 fun facts about your favorite world famous buildings plus how you can nab the look for your own home. Just don’t be surprised if your house guests walk from room to room admiring your decor and chanting: “I see London … I see France …” Find out how you can decorate like a world-famous architect, after the jump! — Jenn Gimbel

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Unique Home Decor Inspired by Iconic Buildings

Sydney Opera House | Sydney, Australia

It was originally estimated that the Sydney Opera House would cost $7 million to build ... $95 million later, the Opera House was finally completed. To account for this extra load of cash, the Aussies set up a special “Opera House Lottery,” which ran for 17 years until the building was finally paid off. Hmmm … we wonder if we could start a “Babble Lottery” here to fund an office slide?
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  1. Wang AiMei says:

    “After complaints that this stadium, built for the 2008 Olympics, was costing too much to construct (the final cost rolled in at $500 million), some 9,000 seats were cut from the design — yeah, because the 91,000 people it already seats really isn’t enough. To build this nest-like monstrosity, nearly 5,000 Chinese had to be relocated.”

    Do you not know the significance of the number 9 in Chinese culture? It was a blow, besides, the stadium only seats 80K. And to call it a monstrosity? It is based on Chinese ceramics. Goes to show how ethnocentric you are!

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