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Large dining room with large windows

We've been captivated for quite some time with this view from our bedroom window. The difference in lighting from the second floor condo to the first floor condo is startling. We have to wonder if this is a fishbowl view of the difference between traditional incandescent lighting and eco-friendly compact fluorescent lighting. We are definitely partial to warm, yellowy lighting so we favor the first floor condo's lighting. Now we just have to work up the chutzpa to tell them we've been ogling their household silhouette at night and ask them to kindly settle the mystery. What are your thoughts? Do you prefer the lighting in one condo over the other?

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NAME: MeganLOCATION: Woodstock, New York COLOR INSPIRATION: Nature and the contrast of pop art. GO TO MEGAN'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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I need help with my bathroom! In the spirit of kitchen and bath month, I offer my space to you, AT readers, to transform. What I'm left with is a tiny space that's completely covered in yellow wall tile and clay red industrial kitchen floor tile. The claw foot tub is in decent condition, but the outside has been painted many colors and is now silver with black feet. A new and much larger mirror is going to replace the existing one, so I'll probably move the bamboo floating shelf down. I'm afraid that since the bathroom is so small, colored or patterned shower curtains will be overwhelming...but I'm open to suggestions. What colors would work in the space? What else can I do to improve what I'm stuck with? Thanks, kiddo katsu.

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We've been living in our apartment for many months now, but can't seem to think of anything great to put in our living room. We love the openness of our living room, but it feels completely empty. What would make the room stay wide open, but feel balanced? If nothing else, how would you improve this place on a budget?

Rustic dining room

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Outdoor dining area

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White dining room

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Dining room

Benny writes:Hello AT, I've been looking for a vendor/carpenter that does closet sliding doors. They're a little too expensive for me. I've seen what Home Depot and Lowes has to offer and I'm not impressed. Hi Benny- I guess it sort of depends on what type of sliding doors you had in mind? A basic set of plain closet sliding doors can be a fairly simple DIY project, but it sounds like you might be looking for something more custom if you didn't like what the big chain home-improvement stores had to offer.

Glass table dining room

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Minimalist dining room

If you are always on the hunt for bold decor ideas or elements that aren't yet a trend, then you'll appreciate this list of eye-popping and heart-stopping design details for any room in your home. Because tiles are so visually appealing, don't feel like you can't use them in another space in your home, like perhaps the living room? The proof is in Liz's bold, tiled living space. Liz turned a ho-hum window into a bold neon color statement. The toy aisle can be a surprisingly great place to find bold, colorful and abstract 'Art' when styled into your home's vignettes. Painting stripes on stairs is not a new idea, but in Liz's Chicago home, the painted stripe is continued on the adjacent wall, drawing the eye up, making the ceilings feel taller and making a plain stairwell look awesome. Liz's bedroom gets a major dose of bold by the appearance of a hanging bed. If the color of your wall paint and room decor palette might benefit from the addition of warm brass metallic accents, consider including brass curtain rods into the mix.

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COLOR INSPIRATION: The artwork I create is an inspiration for my living space. I wanted to create a space that the creatures I draw and paint could feel at home in. GO TO LINDSAY'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!

Large open living house

We asked you to share DC-themed decor from your homes and are loving your ideas! Last week we showed you the DC historical wall art from an AT Chicago reader. Can you tell what the DC theme is in this bright red kitchen? Find out the answer and see another DC decor idea below the jump.... In the bright red kitchen DC bus passes from 1945 are framed above the stove. On this page, the black and white bathroom is decorated with photos of DC musicians. Thanks, theholidaygirl928 for posting your photos in our 'Apartment Therapy DC' flickr group and sharing your home decor! Thanks also to Joe for inspiring the idea in his house tour.

Dining room with large art work

Looking at this photo, we'd never guess it was actually a kitchen corner. What we love about this corner by Moline is that it's pulling triple duty: storing a teacup collection, displaying kids' art, and storing art supplies in the drawers that are low enough for the kids to reach. It manages to look neat and serene.....

Luxurious dining room

GO TO CHRISTOPHER'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!

Wall with art work

Emily and Aaron's spare bedroom was a catch-all, home to Aaron's bike, a dog crate, clothes, and other random items. The couple would step inside, grab what they needed, and duck back out, meaning that the room never got used for anything but storage. With some paint, new furniture, and a new space plan, this is now a room that they use on a daily basis. Farrow and Ball's Down Pipe makes the small room feel cozy, while colorful art and pillows give the room a bit of brightness and character. A wall-length desk and a daybed for guests offer plenty of functionality and maximize the narrow space. Suge, Emily and Aaron's adorable Boston terrier, can join in the fun, since his crate is tucked neatly between their desk chairs. This was a relatively slow makeover, taking 1.5 years to complete, but each step was thoughtfully considered, and now that it's complete, Emily and Aaron are left with a functional room that fits the three descriptors Emily picked to guide the project from the outset: a manly room with color and pattern. For more details on the process, and for more before and after photos, visit Go Haus Go. Re-edited from a post originally published 1.16.14-NT..