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COLOR INSPIRATION: Bright and open spaces that allow for the art in the space to have glamourous POP!like a gallery that is brought to life by each individual artist. GO TO DEBORAH'S ENTRY PAGE AND ADD IT TO YOUR FAVORITES. Visit the entry page to view all five photos, get tips on how to use color, make a comment, select the room as a favorite and share on Facebook and Twitter. The rooms with the greatest number of favorites in each division at the end of the initial round go on to the finals. You can choose as many rooms as you like as favorites, so be sure to check back each day for all the new entries - the more favorites you find, the better!

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We're always simultaneously heartened and chagrined when we read about New York families making clever use of their small spaces. Heartened that it can be done, yet chagrined knowing that we're probably not making the most of what we ourselves have. The Finger-Kennedy family whose apartment was recently featured in Dwell is definitely making the most of their 640 sq. Feet in the East Village with multi-functional furniture, hidden storage and skylights. 'When the family met with the architects who helped them transform and rejigger the apartment young Jonah voiced his opinion that the apartment should feel like a pirate ship. And indeed the architects incorporated ideas from boat design which demands clever solutions for small spaces. See Jonah's bed above? It's also a desk that the whole family can use. There are hidden 8' compartments in the floor to eke out every last bit of storage space. The family's dining table folds down from the wall, but can accommodate a dinner party if need be.

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Romantic bedroom

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Modern bed

This yellow chair in River North is a great color, great design, and is going for only 50 bucks. Seller shows us the comparison from Dania Furniture, which sells for $525. OTHER GOOD STUFF. Gray metal desk with white top for $100. Contemporary black sofa for $500. Room & Board dark wood writing desk for $60. Pier 1 lingerie chest for $120. Glass top center and end tables for $80. IKEA barstool for $5.Down sleeper sofa for $400. Thanks, Craig!

Ktichen with wood cabinets

Hello AT,. I have a good n' cheesy question: I'm in love. I've fallen in love with the big leather armchair that Carrie buys from Aidan, her furniture designing boyfriend, in Sex and the City. The arms are wide dark wood, plenty of room to balance an oversize mug of tea. The leather is worn and weathered looking, since Aidan tells Carrie he pulled the leather from an old pullman car. Where can I find a chair like this? Or, if I were to commission someone to build it for me, how much could I expect to pay? If we're not mistaken, this is a mission-style adaption of the leather club chair. We would start looking in these places:Scott JordanMission LivingBarn FurnitureTarget's even got one in a rocker for $399Strictly Wood Furniture.

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Hello AT,. Is there any way to make this bed look more modern or contempary? Email questions & pics with QUESTIONS in subject line to: sf(at)apartmenttherapy(dot)comLink To All Good Questions. We'd try painting the whole bed frame white and then dessing the bed simply, in a neutral palette, to move it towards a more modern, minimal look. Think of a loft or gallery space: with all the architectural details painted the same shade as the walls, the room quiets down and becomes a canvas for other things. Treated similarly the detail work on your bed won't disappear, but it will lose visual importance.

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We've been talking about giving your spaces a mini green clean makeover and on today's agenda is the living room. If your living room is used as much as ours is, not only could it use a little sprucing up, but a green touch would make us feel more comfortable in the space. Try leaving your shoes at the front door when you enter your home, or even just outside the living room if you're a shoes-on person. Upholstery Is Meant To Be Cleaned: Although the thought of cleaning your upholstery sends some minds into a frantic state, we promise it isn't as difficult as it sounds. 'Mix 1/2 cup of an environmentally safe dish washing liquid and 1 cup water in a large bowl, then whip with a hand mixer until the mixture looks like whipped cream. Using a small scrub brush, gently shampoo a small area at a time, using a spatula or rubber scraper to lift away the dirty suds. Wipe with a clean, damp cloth. Rinse the cloth frequently in clean water, wringing it out until it is nearly dry.' With open windows to keep you cool a fan is a great compliment, but the dust that builds up is simply redistributed around the room if not caught. Do you have a green cleaning tip to add to the list? How do you keep your living room clean while being earth-friendly? Let us know below!

Chest of drawer detail

Q: My boyfriend recently bought a two bedroom, 633 sq. While we originally had planned on making the extra room into an office/guestroom, it seems a bit tight to fit a futon and a desk built for two. The other night, I posed the crazy idea of ditching the futon, buying an air mattress for guests, and turning our office into a dining room. Our current desk would look great as a dining table, as weird as that sounds. Is devoting one room in a two bedroom condo to a dining room crazy? And is it weird to travel done the hall to access it? Editor:Please share your advice with Emily in the comments below - thanks! Got a question? Email yours with pic attachments here.

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We agree with ATLA that Janne Kyttänen's Dahlia Light is mesmerizing. When they posted it back in 2007 it retailed for $4,500. Two years later, the large version sells for $3,950. The small version is much more affordable, for someone who loves the shape but doesn't mind having it in a smaller package.... 'The small version is 6.3' in diameter and sells for $675. Now, that's a little more doable.

Open to bedroom bathroom

There are so many reasons to love this little bedroom. Let's just start with that Marimekko bed canopy.... Kaivo pattern by Marimekko. Using Marimekko's 1964 Kaivo pattern, a few yards of fabric draped from the ceiling creates a simple, bold, and easy-to-make bed canopy. The second reason for loving this bedroom is its compact size: It's only about as wide and long as the bed itself. Those glass-paned french doors centered at the foot of the bed do a lot to open up the little space but even without them we're loving the intimate scale of this compact and cozy bedroom. Gives hope to those of us with 8-foot-and-narrower bedrooms of our own.

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Bedroom with balcony

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Bedroom

Q: As newlyweds, my husband and I have set about making our house a home. We have been trying to find a rug for quite some time, and cant seem to agree on anything. He gravitates towards things that are very masculine, and I feminine. The walls are a pale blue, and the furniture black leather. Oh, we have a black haired dog as well.... I would LOVE any suggestions you might have! Editor: Please share your suggestions and ideas with Seren in the comments below...thanks! Got a question? Email yours with pic attachments here.

Bedroom

Hello AT,. I have a good n' cheesy question: I'm in love. I've fallen in love with the big leather armchair that Carrie buys from Aidan, her furniture designing boyfriend, in Sex and the City. The arms are wide dark wood, plenty of room to balance an oversize mug of tea. The leather is worn and weathered looking, since Aidan tells Carrie he pulled the leather from an old pullman car. Where can I find a chair like this? Or, if I were to commission someone to build it for me, how much could I expect to pay? If we're not mistaken, this is a mission-style adaption of the leather club chair. We would start looking in these places:Scott JordanMission LivingBarn FurnitureTarget's even got one in a rocker for $399Strictly Wood Furniture.

Bedroom with mirror wall

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