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In my next house, I’m thinking about building a vibe room just like Miranda Lambert’s — with colorful tapestries and comfy couches and candles flickering all over. “I wanted to make it feel like home,” Lambert told USA Weekend about the room she and her band hang out in before and after shows. She is obviously into creating a homey feel because she is feeling more at home with her new role as Blake Shelton’s wife. “Marriage has changed me in a good way. I feel settled. I used to be a crazy girl with this rocking career. Now I’m a wife and have to make sure I take care of a husband,” she said. “But I would never just stay home.” Staying home is certainly not in Lambert’s near future. In fact, in addition to her own superstar status, she’s hoping her all-girl band the Pistol Annies will take off as well. “I’d love to have the Pistol Annies be Dixie Chicks big,” she said.