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Bedroom

We spied this vanity by Waterfall Bathroom over at ecofabulous. The piece is made from FSC-certified and formaldehyde-free wood and low VOC paint. It's not exactly our style, but we think it would look adorable in a kids' bathroom. Get even more green details about Waterfall Bathroom and the piece at ecofabulous.

Luxurious bedroom

It is not because we think that industrial hearing protection is beautiful, but probably because we tend to have a thing for products that make us do a double take. These headphones, by Belgian consultancy SUSA, are actually something we can see ourselves using. Do you usually throw on your headphones to zone out and get some privacy? These might be the perfect ones to say to those around you 'Don't talk to me, I can't hear you.'

Bedroom with wallpaper

Nicole and Nate needed this room off of their Chicago kitchen to do it all: function as a home office, be comfortable enough to lounge in, and also be flexible enough to fit in the occasional overnight guest. Nicole and Nate enlisted the help of online design service Havenly to create this triple-duty room. Since Nate is the one who works from home more often, it needed to retain a masculine vibe and avoid anything overly trendy - no 'Gilded artichokes,' as Nicole described it. Working around a bold print of New York and a Room & Board bookcase the couple already had, the rest of the room came together with pieces mostly from West Elm and CB2. The tufted leather sofa - a specific request not easily accommodated in a $5,000 total budget - was a lucky Overstock find for a steal. To keep the office functional yet out of the way, Shelby Girard, Havenly's Director of Design Operations, decided to keep the desk in this former closet, but add some additional style and storage. 'By mounting wall cabinets above the desk, we were able to include valuable storage space they needed for office supplies and paperwork without it taking up too much space in the room,' she says. With the office tucked away, that also leaves less clutter in the room, so it's easy to make room for an air mattress when guests are in town. So did they get the warm and inviting, clean-lined and masculine office/lounge/guest room that they wanted? 'The final space is perfect,' Nicole says.

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Classic bedroom

AT,. I want to get a zebra rug to put under the coffee table. The black color will go well with the black iron chandelier, curtain rods and a couple of accents. The only problem is that those zebra rugs are all over the place: in magazines, on-line, etc.

Bedroom with low ceilings

You could say that natural light is something of rarity for many bloggers - us included. So you can imagine how excited we were when we stumbled upon designer Daniel Rybakken's awesome light wall project that mimics natural daylight as if it were truly cast by the sun itself! Well... maybe it's not so exciting, but it's nice to know someone's looking out for us bloggers who don't have fancy skylights like the big boys do. Code-named, the 'Recreation of Daylight', Daniel's project is an extensively researched topic that has developed into a total of 7 different lighting designs since 2007. His latest creation is the magnificent wall light seen above. 'These projects not only enhance the space which someone is found in, but also enhance the mood and the psyche of Northern countries which do not enjoy the abundance of natural day light.' The 'North' he speaks of is Scandinavia, where residents receive very little sunlight throughout the year. According to his research, daylight tends to increase the space which you are in, hence when daylight is absent from a space, the space appears to decrease and a significant contrast between the indoors and the outdoors exists.

Bedroom with beach views

Hello AT,. 'Do you have any advice about moving couches in and out of windows? We're moving into a duplex with an awful couch stuck inside, and we've fallen in love with the 82' Case Study couch, which we'd love to buy-but not if it will cost a fortune to bring in through the window....apartmenttherapy(dot)com)Link To All Good Questions. I admire the brave woman who hired someone to saw her beloved couch in half, but I don't want to risk it with a new and expensive piece fo furniture. Do you know of anyone we could hire to help us with this quandary, and what it might cost? We love your choice of sofa and don't want to see you pass it up. We don't have any experience moving sofa's in/out of windows, but we think that if you called Rabbit Movers they would have your answer. Windows are often smaller than doorways, so unless you remove the whole frame you don't get a tremendous advantage.

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As an offshoot of Inflate, a British company that has been making temporary inflatable buildings since 1999, AirClad offers custom-made permanent inflatables for residential and commercial use. The AirClad pool house is 32 feet long, 13 feet tall and 16 feet wide. It's made with an opaque, polyester-reinforced, solar-reflective PVC that comes standard in white, or in any number of custom colors. The 'House' is essentially a lightweight solar shade with no doors or enclosures, and uses air to inflate the base, walls and roof of the structure. Known as bubbletecture, inflatables are becoming viable alternatives to prefab structures. Dwell on Design will be featuring inflatables for the first time this year, including the AirClad and the CasaBubble. See more of AirClad's concepts and projects on their site.

Asian inspired bedroom

Like most rooms in your home, you want to find balance between form and function, and in the dining area, that means creating something that transitions effortlessly from everyday suppers to special dinners with guests. This dining room with both Scandinavian and traditional design elements has both great style and plenty of seating and storage. Here's how to get this Scandi-traditional dining room at any budget. This fabulous dining space spotted in Living Etc on House to Home is the inspiration for this high/low look. It has lots of great contrasting elements that work well together. The warm wood contrasts the black and white palette while the crown moulding and traditional artwork counterbalances the industrial lighting and minimally designed dining set and accessories. It makes for a great space for long dinners sitting around with some great food and your favorite people. Of course you can mix and match and add some of your own personal touches.

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Bedroom with great view

This room is special to my husband and me because it is where we met! Since then, we got married, I moved in and a lot of things changed! Just about every detail of the room has our special touch on it making it a place where we love to spend time. I reupholstered and changed the shape of our couch with a beautiful grey fabric from West Elm to make it a little more modern. It is so deep and comfortable that it is almost impossible to sit down without taking a nap! We like to mix modern with bohemian along with relaxed accessories to make it a cozy space. Most of the accessories in the room were a DIY and the rug was found after hours and hours of scouring the internet for the perfect rug. We love the way this room has come together to be a place that is peaceful, comfortable and reflective of our laid back style. Would you like a room in your home to be featured as an Apartment Therapy Favorite Rooms post? Submit your room here.

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Bedroom in earth tones

We've noticed a trend, lately, of large dining tables smack in the middle of kitchens. We've seen many a dinette set or breakfast table worked into a kitchen space, but we're seeing more and more full dining setups in the center of this often utilitarian space. Whether we have previously failed to take note of this bold furniture placement in rooms, or if it is a new trend toward merging the kitchen and dining areas, we think we like it. Being able to claim neither a full kitchen nor a dining room, we are quite envious of the opportunity to work with large, even oversized furniture. Kim has documented her entire kitchen remodel over at Desire To Inspire, and we were interested to see her choice of a large dining table for six, directly in the middle of her newly open kitchen. We didn't expect to see such a dominant piece, afraid it might disrupt the flow of the kitchen, but we absolutely love it. She has worked a great, large seating arrangement into a warm and inviting kitchen and seems to still have plenty of room to navigate while cooking. Perhaps we're looking a little harder now, but we came across another great example of a sizable dining table in the kitchen in the March issue of Livingetc. The dining chairs are upholstered in a colorful floral, which brings a bright upholstered accent to a stainless, modern kitchen. It seems to add a sense of community and entertainment to the kitchen.

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Why I chose these colors for the nursery:We used color in our son Angus' room to create a space that was contemporary, fun and warm. We wanted colors that would be interesting, gender neutral and bright. My husband painted the feature wall by hand and I painted the curtains and hand-felted some toys and a pillow to complement the color scheme. I wish I could give a thoughtful answer as to why we chose these particular colors, but I can't - we just loved them and they worked so well together! The furniture is white to give the room an ageless feel and we have used toys, accessories and bed linen to continue the color scheme and create a sense of playfulness whilst still being a restful place. For much of the day, the room receives lots of natural light that keeps the colours bright and ever-changing. The room has grown with Angus since he was a baby until he recently got his 'big bed' and we still haven't tired of the colors! It's such a happy place to share together. Two Good Color Tips:Go with colors that make you happy - styles come and go and if you are just following the trends, you may end up hating the space when next season's color is completely different! Particularly in a nursery, use white or light wood as a base and then use color in the toys, accessories and soft furnishings to create a fun, timeless and easily changeable space for kids to grow-up. Color(s) and brand(s) of paint used in the room:Dulux Del Sol, Moray, White on White, Purple Verbena Berger Rich Fuschia.

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I have been spending countless hours on Pinterest collecting images from all over the web for my virtual pin boards. The ease and gratification of finding beautiful images, and sharing and following others within a social community, makes my eyes happy and keeps the inspiration flowing. The strong pickup of this site over the last couple of months makes me wonder, will this be the end of the home inspiration board? I think the first time I was introduced to the idea of keeping an inspiration board or dream board at home was from the one and only Oprah Winfrey. I loved the idea of saving pictures that I found in magazines and organizing them just-so on the wall above my computer. Eventually the images become dated, the paper became yellow and the boards have all come down. Fashion inspiration, travel destinations and my dinner recipes are all virtually organized with no limit on space or categories. I can see what others are pinning, and I even have a few followers myself! Now lost in the Pinterest world, I have to ask: where's the case for the physical inspiration board? Will everyone be a virtual inspiration board convert?

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The jumping off point for the entire room was bright ikat fabric that was used for the custom drapes and my daughter's desire for a canopy bed. I selected a subdued color for the wall so the room would age with her as she grows into a teenager. The bright red dresser brings a fun surprise element to the room, and touches of black keep the overall look from being too sweet. The bed is a copy of the more expensive Maison canopy bed from Pottery Barn Teen that I painted gold. I selected different shades of cream and gold for her bedding to make it look more collected. I had a small lumbar pillow made from the leftover drapery fabric to give the room a custom look. The lamps are especially dear, since they belonged to Paige's great-grandmother.