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Take music control of your whole property with these speakers designed to blend in with the landscape. Now the patio or backyard are ready for you to show off your gadget love for Rocks. WRSO10 Wireless Outdoor Rock SpeakersAvailable in Slate or Canyon Rock finish, they are available for $250 for the pair and they include a 2.4GHz wireless transmitter hidden inside a tiny third rock. We like that these are two way speakers with woofers and tweeters included on each unit. Sound quality is a little bit of a let down, but if you are BBQ-ing outside and little tipsy, you won't notice how bad they sound. AudioRockThe cost for the speakers is $200 but it relies on the transmitter that is included in the $600 package from the LightSpeaker set; so you need to take that into consideration. Each speaker includes a 5.25: subwoofer and dual tweeters. Sound Blaster Wireless Rock SpeakerFor $200, you get a nearly identical clone to the Klipsch's AudioRock.

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Name: Annie Location: Barrington, RI Division: United States What do you love about your bedroom?: I love that our bedroom feels bright, and at the same time calm. Our home was built about 100 years ago as a summer beach house with old pine for floors and tongue and groove beamed ceilings. There is an open knothole by the door that has frequently been used by our daughter to drop notes through to the kitchen. I love the grapevine we’ve collected and that the posts of our bed were made from trees we collected when a friend’s farm was clearing land.

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Sculptural lamps create instant drama, especially when placed on or near the floor. Lighting placed low provides great ambiance at a party, creating a soft light that reflects off freshly cleaned floors. These Castore Lamps would create an interesting focal point, grouped together on a low table. These Luau Portable Lamps could be used outside or indoors. The lamp uses replaceable LEDs that last 6-10 hours. These birch lamps are meant to create 'a forest of light.' The shade is made from silk and printed with a birch bark pattern. They're small, but they would look great lined up along a low ledge. Birch lamps come in a set of 3, available at Lekker for $450. Links to Other Sculptural Lamps: Gus Design Group Lightbox, $293 at Design Public.

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If you've got a ton of digital photos uploaded on Facebook for grandparents or friends, and printing them out in any tangible form seems overwhelming at this point, check out Shape Collage. Download it for free and in less than a minute, it'll transform those photos into any shape imaginable. You chose the shape, and then you can adjust the size, number, and spacing of the photos included. Download it free here, or if you want to use photos that aren't online, you can upgrade to a $25 personal account. We'd be willing to give it a shot because it does something with those photos in less than a minute- maybe a good grandparent gift?

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Q: We live in a 1950s ranch and the living room, hallway and kitchen all sort of flow into one space. When we moved in three years ago, we removed wallpaper and a border from the kitchen and painted it red. It seemed like a bit improvement at the time but now I am sick of the color and especially hate where it meets the hallway/living room. The hallway and living room are Behr Quincy Tan which I like but does not look good with the kitchen cabinets. The backsplash in the kitchen has a few random 'Fruit-motif' decals that are not removable - a large image behind the stove and then several others on 4X4 inch tiles throughout the backsplash. I guess I have two questions: what would be a good color to paint the entire space and how can I cover up those decals? Painting the cabinets or any other major kitchen renovations/upgrades are not an option although I am open to an inexpensive option for re-doing the backsplash. Editor: Please share your color ideas with Krysta in the comments below - thanks!

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Lesley sent us a good question: I'm just starting to redecorate my living room. The furniture includes black sofas, an eileen grey side table, and a lucite coffee table. I was hoping to add some kelly green accents - maybe an area rug or some lamp shade or other odds and ends. I started looking around but I can't seem to find much in kelly green. Lesley, you are right on trend! The photo above is from the new issue of Domino, which features kelly green with black and white as a color combo.

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After a stint in San Francisco, she decided to return to Los Angeles, and in just 6 weeks created a home office that would make just about anyone envious. From this glamorous home office for one, Rebecca juggles an assortment of projects: her own design site, loving. I moved from working as a commercial producer in a cube at an ad agency for ten years to enjoying a comfortable home office and doing work I love as a social media producer and design writer. Through Sweetline, I work with large and small brands on their online presences, social media strategy and style as well as digital marketing campaigns, all from this home office! Since I mostly work from home it was important for me to create a comfortable and peaceful office that worked in the size of the space and that felt balanced in function and form. Proudest DIY: Setting up my office by myself in just a few days. 'Biggest Indulgence: Buying a new computer for my home office, a 21.5' Apple iMac. As described above, it was important for me to set up my version of a comfortable office and having a decent sized computer monitor was part of that. Since I work online and now have a dedicated home office, I wanted to get a larger screen than before. Wicker bike basket to hide the wi-fi accessories IKEA boxes to store tons of office goodies Modern accordion file box for my important papers White planters from IKEA that I use for my pens and pencils. While we will work with homeowners of our favorite homes to feature full tours, we will also share the best as House Calls - short, quick tours of readers' homes.

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We debated on posting this very lovely murphy bed for our readers for one reason only, the price. Before we give away the goods though we wanted to point out what a fantastic idea this is in general. A stylish couch and living area and a stashed away bed. If you were living in a studio apartment this would be genius or if you wanted to have a place for friends to crash when they came into town. So drum roll please...this lovely piece of furniture can be yours for a mere $18,770 we're sure shipping and installation isn't included, so plan ahead with your pennies. Secretly, we're hoping our favorite Swedes are watching and figure out how to make this happen for $299. Slightly serious here, slightly kidding... if you have the dollars to make this happen we applaud you-if not, we can only hope to be this efficient with our space someday soon.

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A spare room is a thing of dreams for many small space dwellers, so if you've got a home that has one we are admittedly a tad envious. Figuring out what to do with that extra space can be tricky - office, laundry, storage, guest room? The possibilities are endless. Rather than resigning yourself to just one option, why not double them up? Canadian House & Home style editor Sarah Hartill did just that by adding a craft area to her laundry room. Despite its small square footage, the niche is able to do double duty thanks to stringent organization and scrupulous use of every scrap of available wall space. We found this picture at House & Home, but you can see more of Hartill's lovely home in this design*sponge sneak peek.

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Q: Hi! I recently bought these awesome medieval, ornately carved, dark brown wood dining chairs off of Craigslist for a total deal. I love their character but don't want the dark design elements of the chairs to bring down the entire mood of my living room, which has a lot of dark wood. We live in a one bedroom townhouse so our dining area shares space with our living room. How can I modernize my space but still keep these chairs? We have not bought a dining table to go with the chairs yet The pictures below are from the original owners. I wish we had that much space to accommodate that big of a table, but we don't! Thank you! Editor: Leave your suggestions for Becca in the comments - thanks! Have a question for our community? Send us yours with a photo or two attached.

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We come across an example of it every once in a while - a playroom or bedroom with a table placed in the center. Usually we see tables and chairs set against a wall or in a corner, most likely to save space. We do like seeing the table smack in the middle of the room. Its placement sort of beckons you to come and draw, work on a puzzle, read a book, or have a tea party. I like it so much it's convinced to me to move our little table and chairs towards the center of the playroom as well. By the way, if you want to see more photos of this airy house, check out Interior Photos.

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Is because we wear gray all the time and we're looking for something to mix it up? Or maybe it's a harbinger of spring? Or could it be a friend's child's obsession with Curious George and his patron? Whatever it is, we're currently having a yellow moment. Which is why these yellow floors we saw on Bloesem were so arresting and unexpected in an otherwise neutral room. More ways to incorporate yellow, after the jump.... Most likely it's the fact that we're about to paint over our living room's yellow walls. When yellow lines the hallway, you can be sure that a home filled with good food, good friends and good conversation is at the end. Grey and yellow is one of our favorite combinations whether it's the walls that are yellow and the furnishing grey or vis versa.... This much yellow is definitely a commitment. You cannot be shy and have a room that rocks this bright a colour. Aubergine aka eggplant or deep black purple and yellow is a sophisticated and sexy combination. To brighten up these dark times, how about bringing a touch of yellow into your home and creating your own bit of sunshine? It can be a simple as a bowl of lemons, a bright teapot or a wall on one end of your living room. Or try throwing yellow into an otherwise neutral and subdued room with a bright pillow, a throw or a bunch of sunny daffodils.

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Being nickel and dimed by the library? Those 5 and 10 cent fines for children's books don't seem like much until you have 20 books overdue for a few weeks. What if a kindly elf whispered a reminder in you ear a few days before they were due? Library Elf, a free internet service, attempts to do just that. It's a service we wish our own library offered, but until they do we're happy to take advantage of Library Elf. You choose how far in advance you want a reminder that your books are coming due and Library Elf will send an email or notification by RSS. You do have to provide your library card number and PIN when you register in order for the service to work. In addition to due date reminders, you can also log in to see your library account - what you have out, what holds might have arrived, etc. The advantage of using Library Elf is that you can enter multiple cards into one account and see the big picture of your family's library situation. The service works with hundreds of library systems around the country and more are being added everyday.