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Good vintage children's chairs can be hard to find, so we scouted out 10 options that would work well paired with a small desk or table, or just hanging out on their own in a reading corner. Check out this updated list of vintage chairs for kids from around the web. Online Shops in the U.S. Three Potato Four Janet Morales and Stu Eli, the proprietors of this online shop, have a great eye for vintage pieces. This 19th Century Child's Slat-Back Chair is listed online for $195. Etsy They're a great resource for childrens' chairs - when I was compiling this post, I found the most options by far at Etsy. This purple vintage school chair is currently listed with Nebraska-based seller moxiethrift. This Pair of handcrafted children's chairs is a rustic option for kids - it sells for $400. eBay Always a good resource when you're looking for something very specific, eBay usually has quite a few child's chairs online. This Pair of Bertoia Child's Chairs is currently listed there for $550. Online Shops Outside the U.S. Photos shown above are examples of a store's inventory and may not be currently available online.

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Dining room and kitchen with pop art

No, it's not wallpaper we're talking about but tile. Italian ceramic manufacturer Iris does a great job of bringing tile out of its bathroom/backsplash niche into the rest of the home. Although these rooms are beyond the reach of most, we found some inspiring ideas in the mix: patterned kitchen walls, modern-meets-traditional dining rooms, and a few great color combos.... For more inspiration, visit Iris Ceramica.

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These white wooden Grace Boxes from Modern Dose are just the thing for one of those beautiful credenza displays that Laure blogged yesterday over at AT:LA. They also remind us of the apothecary jar centerpieces we blogged about a month ago. The set of 3 is available for $165. The smallest is 12 inches high, and the largest reaches 15 inches. Lids come off to store candy, jewelry, matchboxes, or whatever odds and ends you can think of. There's also a larger, more elongated pair of Mirielle Boxes in red lacquer for $175..

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Dear AT,. My living room has turned purple. I used my painting as inspiration for colors, but made the mistake of getting a couch & loveseat in a deep purple and painted the trim to coordinate. The room has so much trim that it turned purple and made the walls look to pink. 'I got the rug and random curtain to try and 'blue' the room up since I like blue waaaay more than purple....apartmenttherapy(dot)com)Link To All Good Questions.

Open plan dining room and kitchen

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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.

Pop dining table

After creating this roundup of beautiful bedrooms with wallpaper, I was inspired to search for wallpapers that would be especially suited to the bedroom. The requirements: beautiful patterns with a little bit of movement that add atmosphere without being overwhelming. Wish upon a star wallpaper, $198 from Anthropologie. For those with a bit of a sense of humor - Vigilant Floral wallpaper from Flavor Paper, starting at $300 a roll. Lines wallpaper in dark blue, €64.80/roll from Ferm Living. L'eckwa wallpaper in celadon, $275/roll from Eskayel. Diamante wallpaper in gold, $140/roll from Hygge & West.

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Remember the last time we showed a gray and red room? The soft pale gray walls made the bright red bed look great. Darker shades of gray look great with red as well. Check out the charcoal wall in combination with the lighter gray we came across at the French store Laurette. It's a nice way to use a dark color without darkening the room too much. The gray furniture and bedding makes everything monotone so that the red punches really stand out.

Blue dining room

Layering with blankets is not only a good way to warm up your home in cold weather, it's an easy way to add a little color. We've rounded up a selection of bright, bold throws - some high, some low, but all with inspiring shots of color that could inject a room with new life.....

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For the dining room, we love a good wooden table and chairs. In the 20th century, Danish designers began updating these materials using forms that fit more easily with modern decor. Click below for a few ideas inspired by kitchen and dining manufacturer Bulthaup.... This photo inspired a post on AT:NY about mixing and matching Wegner chairs - a classic look that avoids being staid. The dark table in the center of the room anchors the light woods and gray floors surrounding it. In an eat-in kitchen, a smaller table can be combined with a couple of chairs and stools. Exposed brick + white table + birch chairs = a very airy arrangement that works well in a loft. Just by adding one large-scale piece of artwork leaning up against the wall, the dining area feels more relaxed. Using a bench on one side of the table extends your seating options, and allows you to fit more people for a dinner party. This arrangement shows that you don't need a table to have a nice eating area.

Black and white living room and dining room

They usually speak to us while at a tag sale or thrift store just after discovering a unique piece of something that we have no immediate use for but is just too good to pass up. CK at Bald Man Mod Pad must hear these voices, thus his purchasing of some plywood with a bunch of perfect little circles cut out. Kudos to him for taking the next step and actually using these pieces as a perfect accent for his son's bookcase. Double kudos for not only lighting up that bookcase, but for using bingo chips to add some color. CK does not provide a tutorial in the traditional sense. It's more like a rambling walk through his brain, which is a pretty amusing place.

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Anna Dorfman-Stark, a book cover designer, her husband Evan, and two dogs, Bruno and Fritz, moved from Brooklyn into a 1880s Victorian rowhouse in the Newburgh, NY. The entire home was a fixer-upper, and since buying their house in March 2006 they've been swimming in repairs and renovations and dirt and plaster and paint and bricks. We did a House Tour in February, but since then, Anna's still been hard at work finishing the upstairs bathroom. Anna used window film rather than curtains or blinds for privacy. We love the tub tray that Anna found at Ikea, and check out that floor! Even the door needed work, after much sanding, patching, caulking, priming, painting, and striping of hardware, Anna has a old, solid wood door that would put any hollow-core door to shame. Seriously, this home is so beautiful, it's making us want to leave Brooklyn for Newburgh! Anna's AT House Tour: Anna's Old-and-New Newburgh Victorian and more photos are on her blog, Door Sixteen.