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NAME: LauraLOCATION: Washington, DCCOLOR INSPIRATION: It all came together organically over time - I bought the sofa on a whim first for my last apartment, as I always wanted a chesterfield, which inspired all the yellow and orange tones, and the chairs were a later whim. GO TO LAURA'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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Like a pop of scarlet lipstick to dress up jeans and a tee, red has the ability to make a big statement even in small doses. If you are looking to freshen up a space bringing in a little of the color is the quickest way to catch the eye and focus attention.

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I have seen variations of dark wood floors, but in my opinion these ebonized wood floors are sexy statement looks for any room. Do you like dark dark wood floors? Or are you more attracted to light wood? Ebonized floors are gorgeous and easy to bring out a mood or elements in a space. If you want to have a dramatic look to accompany dark furniture, this will do the trick! Or perhaps if you have all white and bright decor, the look of the true dark wood will show off your furniture.

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Every year our Small Cool Kitchens contest celebrates the petite yet lovely spaces where people cook. Today I'm thrilled to announce the winners of this year's event. Both the U.S. and international winners this year had real heart and some smart design.

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Ok, so we're probably not all as brave as Jungalow queen Justina Blakeney when it comes to pulling a room together based on prints and patterns. For Justina, the art seems effortless: throw multiple unexpected prints together, add a plant and poof! Magic. Take her dining room for instance: the composition is pretty straightforward, but the bold elements come together to reveal a perfect pattern-on-pattern extravaganza! Here's how to get the look for a high and low budget. This room would be nothing without Justina's own Aja wallpaper in Aubergine for Hygge & West, but at $190 a roll, it's certainly a splurge. If cloaking the whole room in the wallpaper is just not within your means, try framing large pieces of the wallpaper to hang above the buffet. For the 'High' look-which comes in a little under $5,000-vintage Panton dining chairs are also pricey, but look-a-likes are aplenty in the market for a lower budget. The fun and funky accessories, like the vintage pendant light, striped curtains, folk dolls and pompom charms are all relatively affordable and really give life to the space, so they make an appearance in both collages. Overall, this room works because of the tight color palette: warm golds, mustards and browns are balance by bright white furnishings with smatterings of earthy greens.

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This question came from a disgruntled friend over the iChat: So, I just moved into a place that has high ceilings-about 25 feet! And the walls are an icky dark-ish beige and the ceilings are an off-white...I really can't afford to hire someone to paint the place, but I'm wondering if I could just roll up my sleeves one weekend and do it myself? Are there any tricks you know of when it comes to painting walls with high ceilings? To our friend, we say sincerely: Bribe as many people as possible to come and help you. Start looking at extension poles to add on to your paint rollers. Oh, and some ladders and probably a 36-pack of beer. Aside from those four things, there really isn't much more to getting the job done. We have seen some places where people just paint up to a certain point and let the wall and ceiling blend together, but that might not work considering that your walls and ceiling are completely different colors. If you're feeling really extreme, you may even consider renting scaffolding for a weekend.

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When Lee moved into his apartment rental, the kitchen was stark white and sterile. Check out what some color and black and white self adhesive floor tiles can do. With the help of a hair dryer, he removed the old, cracked vinyl tiles, and replaced them with Armstrong self adhesive floor tiles. By positioning them at an angle, he created a diamond pattern that helps to distracts the eye from the railroad apartment's 'Long & skinny' shape. He painted the cabinets California Paints's Riviera in semi-gloss, and placed the original cabinet hardware into hot water so the white paint would peel off. Finally, he chose a bright, electric avocado color for the accent wall; he wanted something colorful and festive that took his mind off the long and gray New York winters. The goal was to paint the wall and cabinets different colors, yet have them complement each other.

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I'll admit it's been a spotty week, but today, I'm going to make up for it. I got handy last weekend and hung our new mirror, completing the dining room, right above the table up top. It really transforms the room and I have a few tips for how to use mirrors like this along with proper hanging.... Stay on the pulse with a double shot: blog + email. Click below for past emails.... AT EMAIL ARCHIVE. to full AT Email archive.

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Q: I am looking for an 8- to 12-seater extendable, rectangular dining table that will go with my orange chairs. Editor: Leave your suggestions for Newleaf in the comments - thanks! Have a question for our community? Send us yours with a photo or two attached.

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Q: We are getting ready to renovate our upstairs attic into a master suite - bedroom and bathroom. I love this wood vanity with Parsons-style surround from a Candice Olson episode. Most of her furniture is custom made - can anyone tell me where I can get a vanity like this?

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Fireplaces aren't just a simple wood burning contraption of yesteryear. Modern day fireplaces can be gas, propane, or even electric - and they can look fantastic as well. Check out some great indoor and outdoor fireplaces for your modern home. 'Dimplex 50' Linear Electric Fireplace - BLF50: Providing over 4,000 BTU of heat, this remote controlled electric fireplace from Dimplex is versatile in its installation. Napoleon Linear Patio Flame: At just over 4 feet wide, this outdoor propane unit includes a kit to convert it to natural gas. A powder coated exterior and stainless steel lid gives your outdoor space an instant modern look while keeping warm. Firegear 60-inch Linear Fireplace Cabinet: This 5' long fireplace comes ready for you to finish however you like in your outdoor patio space. Napoleon 48' Linear Wall Mount Electric Fireplace EFL48: This 48' electric fireplace is reasonably priced at just over $600. Decorative stone embers and a painted black frame give this unit a sleek look.

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Include QUESTIONS in subject line: sf apartmenttherapy comLink To All Good Questions. At first I thought to put the sofa in the corner and the TV on the wall on the other side of the kitchen, but I'm worried the TV will be uncomfortably far from the TV. Do you have any suggestions? Can I pull the sofas out from the wall without divvying up my space too much? I'm buying all new furniture, so I'm not tied to anything.