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The EPA states that furniture is the least recycled out of all household items, with 9.8 million tons of it ending up in landfills, according to 2009 data. The Trash Closet, created by Dutch designers Marijke & Sander Lucas, uses furniture scavenged from the streets of Amsterdam that would otherwise have been thrown away.

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AT:SF, What affordable coffee table for this high ceiling loft living room? This is a West Elm rug, 'furniture envy' couch, and IKEA entertainment center.

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As someone who is perpetually considering refacing my kitchen cabinets, I am always on the lookout for ideas to use once that day finally comes. While a natural wood Shaker-style cabinet door is beautiful, it can also look a little too commonplace. Build that same cabinet door in a paint grade poplar and give it a coat of a brightly-hued paint and you liven things up considerably. The style keeps things grounded while the color allows for a little self expression. If you tire of it in a decade, you can always cover the color with white or gray, and that Shaker style is here to stay. What do you think of this style of kitchen cabinet door?

Moder bathroom with mirror

We asked you to share DC-themed decor from your homes and are loving your ideas! Last week we showed you the DC historical wall art from an AT Chicago reader. Can you tell what the DC theme is in this bright red kitchen? Find out the answer and see another DC decor idea below the jump.... In the bright red kitchen DC bus passes from 1945 are framed above the stove. On this page, the black and white bathroom is decorated with photos of DC musicians. Thanks, theholidaygirl928 for posting your photos in our 'Apartment Therapy DC' flickr group and sharing your home decor! Thanks also to Joe for inspiring the idea in his house tour.

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A lot of people use accessories to infuse pops of color into rooms and keep the main furniture pieces more neutral, perhaps with wood or mirrored textures. We also love seeing rooms that incorporate color by choosing bright and bold colored furniture and keeping the accents more neutral. When we spotted this interesting and bright orange buffet, we thought it would be a great color piece in a room. Check out a few more colored furniture pieces that can be inspiration for your home after the jump.

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My room makeover:: When we bought this condo,the room that serves as a living, dining and office space was dark, dated and dingy. It measures 22' x 15', has a 7'6' ceiling and one source of natural light. Our first order of business was to visually lift the ceiling, push the vertical boundaries, and brighten the area without doing structural modifications. We re-plastered the scrolled ceiling to a smooth finish and painted both the ceiling and walls in a super white with a high light reflectance value. We removed the beige carpeting at the living room end and the vinyl flooring at the dining end of the room and ran solid oak throughout. New recessed LED lights and a see-through chandelier replaced the old off-centered, brass/glass pendant. White slipcovers, mirrors, and furniture that does not visually take up a lot of space helps to keep our multifunction space looking spacious and bright. What I love most about my new space:: We love living small and being surrounded by only those things that have significance and meaning to us.

Light wall

We love pairing red or orange with a buttery cream color. The cream takes some of the edge off and balances the boldness of such hot colors. We've compiled a roundup of color schemes, with warm colors ranging from pure red to burnt orange.

Subway shower curtain

There's no denying that exposed brick walls always command attention. What if you want to further enhance your beautiful brick? We've got wall decor ideas to help your enviable architectural detail command even more attention. Adding a subtle wash of white paint to a brick wall's surface makes for a complex texture. Paint your brick wall solidly with white paint for a surface that gives you a modern look while maintaining a great texture. The white brick wall above spotted in Before & After: Ideas from a Chic Boston Apartment Makeover. White still not bold enough for you? Try using a shocking paint color, like in Jen and Dave's Fixer-Upper Turned Colorful, Plant-Filled Austin Home. Add a big mirror to your brick wall, like the one in Bree and Andy's D.C. Home Hits the Bright Spot. The contrast between the brick wall's rough texture and the mirror's smooth reflection creates an exciting visual. Infuse a space with visual energy by decorating your brick wall with a collage of small wall decor, like the example in Jessica's Super Small NoLita Apartment. Using a rough, complex texture as the backdrop for decor is bold because your attention jumps between the brick wall to the decor and back again. Feeling left out because you don't have a brick wall to decorate? Create your own bold brick wall in a room, like this homeowner did: Before & After: Vickiann's DIY Real Brick Wall.

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It's a tricky space to strike the right lighting balance, thanks to the many different functions the living room serves. The first step when lighting any room is to ask yourself: what happens here? Different activities require different types and levels of light. A well-lit living room will have three different types of lighting: general, task and accent. These are used at different times of day and for different purposes, and key to a functional lighting scheme it to know how and when to mix and use them. Not all homes have a ceiling fitting in the living room, and if you have lots of natural light during the day, you might not need overhead light at all. If you watch TV in the living room, choose the surrounding lights carefully to avoid television glare. It can be distracting to have a bright overhead light above or in front of a TV set, so ensure ceiling lights are dimmable, or use offset wall sconces or floor lamps instead. Task. Specific task lighting, such as reading lamps, are important if you read frequently, have low levels of natural light, and especially if you ever work in your living room.

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Tipped off by our mom, we hereby post a good resource for your NYC radiator woes. Started in 1990 by Tom and Peg Kennedy, who found wood radiator covers WAY too expensive, The Wooden Radiator Company offers three general styles at affordable prices. They have also recently added bookcases and baseboard covers to match. While modernistas may not find these designs immediately pleasing, The Wooden Radiator Company can paint, stain or tone down their designs to fit in with most decors and the shaker is pretty plain. The covers are strong enough to stand on and the finishes are heat resistant. Orders can be transmitted online, by fax or in person in the cities that they visit. They make the rounds of the Northeast every few months and are in NYC this month.

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AT:SF, What affordable coffee table for this high ceiling loft living room? This is a West Elm rug, 'furniture envy' couch, and IKEA entertainment center.

White bathroom

After tackling their bedroom together and combining both their ideas and tastes, it's a fun, personal space that's proof sometimes two styles are better than one! For four and a half years we've slept on a boxspring and mattress without a bed frame. It's not that we didn't want a bed frame; but we didn't quite know what would work for us. I'm a little bit more vintage and Mark is a little bit more modern. It was an IKEA hack of a Fjell wardrobe they had transformed with a 'Beachy white-washed exterior' and rustic interior shelves that got them started on the idea of mixing rustic and nautical. Next came a bed frame, then a headboard made by Mark and a gorgeous mix of bought bedding and DIY accessories. Visit Lauren's blog The Thinking Closet to see more of this beautiful bedroom transformation.

Bathroom sinks

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