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Dining room

COLOR INSPIRATION: I knew I wanted lavender, and wanted something young and fresh for a teenage girl. GO TO JESSIE'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!

Dining room

I want to maximize my living space by creating a 'Floating' loft bedroom. My ceiling is set at 10' high and I want a minimum of 6' to stand below my loft bedroom and atleast 5.5' for the sleeping area. Should I take out the finished ceiling and expose the beams and perhaps gain some ceiling space? The building used to be an industrial building so I assume that each floor has high ceilings. What do you think? more below the jump....apartmenttherapy(dot)com)Link To All Good Questions. A loft plan is a great idea and you will definitely get more space, but - depending on how much storage you need - consider building up the floor 3', padding it and creating storage underneath as well. This may allow you to bring the bed down to the floor and create a more restful sleeping environment. We would definitely remove the ceiling, but only if you still have some insulation from your upstairs neighbors. Exposed beams are far more beautiful, but hearing them walk around is not worth it. You want to make sure it is clean above your head. If the building is old, you might nave to do a lot of work to 'Clean up' the ceiling before you can sleep beneath it.

Dining room and floor lamp

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White dining room

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Dining room

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Dining room with dark table and wood chairs

The house was lovely with an incredibly luxurious bathroom. It got me thinking: how can we achieve a luxurious bathroom with sustainability in mind? What's more luxurious than a heated floor? Heating your floor is an eco-friendly way of warming up your bathroom. While not in the bathroom, your water heater makes an enormous impact on how much energy you use in the bathroom. Why not pick out an extra special one for your new bathroom? Check out some great mirrors here.14. Whether it be a LED chandelier, a bright paint color, a fainting couch or quirky bathroom accessories, use this as an opportunity to put your stamp on your bathroom. Choose your bathroom finishes and fixtures not along with the trends but instead think about what you will still love 20 years from now.

Dramatic dining room

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Romantic dining room

We love when design is organic like this: When a visiting relative needed to stay in her son's room, Not Your Goddess wound up temporarily taking some of his toys out to the living room- but the arrangement worked so well, it became permanent. We agree with Not Your Goddess that what's great about this is the teak coffee table isn't intended for nursery design- but works out so well.

Dining room

Sure we've thought about decorating a room with book covers, but what about decorating a room guided by a book? Like many, we love digging in to a good book bursting with visual details. Along with the rest of all y'all visual folk out there, we sometimes applaud, but more often cringe when we see those rooms come to life on screen. That said, we were intrigued by the premise of Elle Decor's goal of creating illustrations of rooms based on passages from some well known novels. Too bad we can't say we're all that impressed. It's a fun concept, and we like the compare and contrast of having the passage and the illustrations to look at side by side, but these illustrations are perhaps a bit too wimpy to really get us going. We wonder if it wouldn't be more fun to design a room around a character from a book rather than literally translating a room.... Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad. Anyone ever approach decorating a room from this angle? What books or characters would you use for inspiration?

Dining room with wallsticker

GO TO ELENA & CHRIS' 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!

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Set dining table

Chadhaus is the design and fabrication workshop of Chad Robertson. We pulled together a couple of his dining room pieces to show you here. Above is a sideboard from the Farmhouse Modern series. We love the ultra-crisp look of wood and steel in this collection, which is made to order. See Chadhaus' other collection after the jump.... This table and benches are from Chadhaus' Vollen series. This collection was inspired by a single family heirloom and includes a dining table and selection of bench-style seating. The table is priced at $1750, benches at $450 to $700. What we love about both series is that they're crafted out of solid wood. In an age of MDF, laminates, veneers, and IKEA pine, here's a fine collection in your choice of solid hardwoods: Oregon walnut, big leaf maple, or Washington sycamore. Chadhaus Furniture, available through Piano Nobile, is truly modern, truly heirloom-quality solid wood furniture.

Rustic dining room

Q: I recently stumbled upon your website and I absolutely love it! I wanted to know if you could help me out with some ideas. We are sharing a master bedroom with our 2-year-old and expecting a newborn in February. Do you have any suggestions for sharing a room with multiple people? I would love to hear your ideas. Editor: This is a common question on Ohdeedoh, but I'm not sure we've had any bedrooms shared between parents and multiple children. Fadilah, check out this roundup of shared room posts and readers please share what has worked for you in the comments. Got a question? Email yours with pic attachments here.

Asian inspired dining room

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Glass table dining room

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Dining room furniture

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!