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Small bedroom

We just want a really good chair for a really good price. Is that too much to ask? Well, here's one awesome answer: this Danish armchair is near perfect, with the exception of needing a cleaning. This lovely chair is going for $225. Apartment Therapy Furniture Classifieds are open for your business in the NAV BAR. Post a particularly good thing, and we'll post you here on the front page.... OTHER GOOD STUFF..

Narrow bedroom with wallpaper

When we checked out the rest of this kitchen and saw its gold-leafed pantry, we just had to share it with you. The mixture of high-effect materials like the gold leaf and tiles with clean white floors and walls really seems to work here. We're wondering if a poor-man's version of the gold leaf could be done with this aluminum foil idea? For more, check out designer Scott Weston's website.

Single bedroom

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Dramatic red bedroom

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Bedroom with mirror

Last week, we rounded up some of our favorite blue rooms and witnessed that they make you feel anything but blue. The Hungarian magazine, Otthon, recently held a contest in which they voted for their favorite home of the year. The winning home was a beautiful space with a cool palette, modern pieces with great lines and the children's room fits in seamlessly. The predominantly blue room features stripped walls, green accents and lots of fuzzy companions.

Modern bedroom

While reminiscent of the childhood room of the 'Boy who lived' Harry Potter in terms of location, this small space makeover has another tie to the world of movie making. This previously underutilized storage closet is now the home to a second studio and editing suite for Apartment Therapy reader Christopher's growing wedding video business. The addition of a big chalkboard-painted wall adds drama and functionality as a giant organizing tool. As Christopher says, 'I'm constantly scribbling ideas down and didn't want to limit myself to a pen and paper - a chalkboard wall works well for me!' The contrast of the dark wall against the adjacent white walls also makes the most of the unusual angles of the space. Installing carpet tiles in a dark charcoal continues the color scheme, covers the terracotta colored tile and warms up the space, making it both more comfortable and finished. In a tall room with a small footprint, the vertical space is extra important, especially for a workspace. It's well utilized here, with decorative wall shelves, functional racks filled with movies and equipment and wall mounted lighting. An injection of personality and color in the form of comic themed framed prints finishes off the look. More info on the project: Office Space Renovate to Create.

Bedroom with rug

After reading this post about revamping an old club chair, I am feeling a little relieved knowing that someone else is thinking the same way I am. I've been worried that I've gone over the edge and am about to commit a DIY crime. '...I picked up this chair for $100 on Craiglist in Salt Lake City. I am planning to recover it with Ikea's Marimekko knock off, and hope to end up with something like Anthropologie's Astrid Pear chair.' We think this could totally work, although depending on how talented your reupholstering skills are, all that tucking and tufting may be a bit tricky. What do you guys think? Does anyone have any suggestions or tips?

Wallpaper bed head

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Minimalist bedroom

I'm looking for fabric to recover my mom's sofa. It's a Louis XV revival sofa that she and my dad bought in the seventies just before I was born. I have very fond memories of it but her cats have gotten to it over the years and it's time to recover. I want to find some floral fabric in a similar style and color palette to what is on there now but since it's a more seventies pattern than a classic pattern I am having trouble. Anyone have any good fabric sources they can point me to? Since we need about 10 yards and we aren't high rollers, budget-friendly sources are even more appreciated!

Geometric composition windows bedroom

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Light minimalist bedroom

GO TO LAUREN'S ROOM TO ADD IT TO YOUR FAVORITES. Visit the entry page to view all five photos, make a comment, select the room as a favorite and share on Facebook and Twitter. The rooms with the greatest number of favorites 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! If you love color and are thinking about adding new hues to your home, help is here. Whether you enter or simply find fantastic rooms to choose as favorites - join us!

Penthouse bedroom

Last week, we rounded up some of our favorite blue rooms and witnessed that they make you feel anything but blue. The Hungarian magazine, Otthon, recently held a contest in which they voted for their favorite home of the year. The winning home was a beautiful space with a cool palette, modern pieces with great lines and the children's room fits in seamlessly. The predominantly blue room features stripped walls, green accents and lots of fuzzy companions.

Asia inspired bedroom

I've had the two couch thing going for a while now and I've really enjoyed it. Lately I've been curious - perhaps a sectional and a chair, or maybe even a couch and two chairs - might be the way to go when I get around to redecorating. A sectional and a chair: A sectional is certainly nice for cuddling. You can play a board game on the couch and still have room to stretch out. Someone can always escape to the chair if they need a little alone time to snooze or knit or game or read. A couch and two chairs: This is a more old-school, classic arrangement. Especially if your two chairs are nice big club chairs, you can sink into them, park a drink on the arms and dive into a book. Each dog gets a chair and guests can sit on the couch without being covered with fur when they get up. Somehow a good gaming chair beats a couch every time. You can bounce around without disturbing your gaming partner and if the chair lets you lean back, so much the better. Four Chairs: I considered this arrangement and quickly tossed it.

Contemporary purple bedroom

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Blue bedroom

Dear AT,. OK - I'm doing some labor intensive, cost sensitive kitchen remodeling, starting with my cabinets. Do you think it's too much to have black cabinets in a 'Real life' kitchen? I have a typical Chicago kitchen and the cabinets are now white. Do you think I could do black at the bottom and white on top? I'd really appreciate the feedback. In our apartment, years ago, we had black cabinets on one side of the kitchen while the others were white. The black ones were on the bottom, and we thought the look worked well in our 'Real life' kitchen. I think the question is, do you have enough light in your kitchen to go the dark route? As with dark paint colors, a set of black cabinets will certainly change the mood. We've never seen any other kitchen solutions in person with black cabinets, but we're sure there are some good ones out there.

Red bedroom

It includes a poured concrete Japanese soaking tub, concrete countertops and a 9 1/2 foot tall tile mosaic shower wall. It has his and hers vanities and a double shower with ceiling mount rain heads.... 'As far as bathrooms go, it was done very inexpensively and incorporates some ideas that I think are useful and fun whether one is on a budget or not.From the $48 sconces that look super high-end to the shower that I tiled in basic 4 1/4' white ceramic and blue glass gobs purchased in bulk to the marine vinyl used as partitions instead of expensive tempered glass panels, I think it's a testament to what you can do with a limited budget and some creativity. 'Sconces-lightinguniverse.com.Sinks-Escher Quadro by Whitehaus.Faucets-Ebay.Shower fixtures and tub filler-Hudson Reed.Vanity-modified IKEA kitchen cabinets with Abstrakt white doors.Toilet-Toto Nexus.Mirrors-IKEATowel bars and hooks, Danze.Paint-Behr, from a kids Disney color chip.Tile-white 4 1/4' square ceramic with glass.