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Pink dining room

Ree sent us this link to the Chiasso Contemporary TV Stand. 'This funky unit has a swivel base and a glass shelf that holds up to 35 lbs. of equipment, a wire-hiding column and Universal mount that holds up to 32' flat panel tv.

Dining room with varied chair

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White dining room

Thought you guys might like this story from one of my other favorite sites, CHOW.com. It's their tips on how to green your kitchen - little did I know that running my dishwasher was better for the environment! CHOW's Ten Ways to Green Your Kitchen include using a dishwasher rather than washing dishes by hand.

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When we first moved into our house, we had some very VERY grand ideas about what to put in the window box. After a friend's suggestion at orchids, we took a stab at it...and killed off a few, much to our wallet's chagrin. So we're going to play it safe this time around and stick with a few herbs: some dill, a little oregano, and bit of rosemary. We're thinking that with the herbs growing right in our kitchen, it'll be that much easier to use in our adventures in cooking.

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We love this heat sensitive wallpaper but it would never work at our place. The Yala Sofa by Elliat Rich would suit us perfectly as our couches are the central place in our home. The fabric on the sofa is printed with thermochromatic ink and appears as above until someone sits on. See what the warmed up fabric looks like below the jump. The flowers printed on the fabric are from the Ipomoea plant which is also know as the Bush Potato and is a source of native food to those located in the central desert. Similar to the sofa flowering once it warms up, the Ipomoea plant flowers after desert rains.

Round dining table

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Dining room

Designing a room is like putting together an outfit for your space. When it comes to fashion, there was no shortage of fabulous inspiration at the Met Gala this year. It's so interesting to see how fashion and home decor can inspire each other, so let's take some of the looks from the red carpet and translate them into your space. Inspired by Rihanna: Bedroom inspiration from HomeEdit, yellow wallpaper by Mimou, yellow stair inspiration from The Style Files, yellow pillow from Houzz. Inspired by Maggie Gyllenhaal: black & white color block pendant from Mood Design Studio on Etsy, modular sofa from Bolia, pillow from Crate and Barrel. Inspired by Lily Collins: pillow from Fine Art America, floral bedding from Deny Designs, floral curtains from Anthropologie. Inspired by Jessica Chastain: gold textured trays from Anthropologie, gold base lamp from Residential Lighting, gold Moroccan pouf from Laurier Blanc. Inspired by Jennifer Lawrence: If you like the top of Jennifer's dress then you'll love the Marimekko Unikko Collection in your home.

Set dining table

Looking at the Couch-Tisch from Rotermund right angled table-bench combination, we're both impressed and also wanting an additional detail. There's no doubt that this one beautiful piece of furniture, the bench made of a striking patterned zebrano veneer and the attached table made of white coated medium density fiberboard and fused glass. Am I alone in wanting an extra feature where the table could switchblade and completely hide into the bench for hidden storage and space saving?

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Purple rug dining room

If you have kids in your life and did any sort of holiday shopping for them you probably had no difficulty locating the 'Girl' things - all you had to do was look for the pink aisle. Using only peripheral vision the girl and boy toys and decor are so well defined as to summon the question: why does the world of girls have to be saturated with pink? A recent article in the Guardian featured an interview with PinkStinks , a group founded by two sisters who see this pinkification as a harmful social commentary on how our shopping choices for girls are severely limited in color; when we limit their choices we limit their thinking. We give girls a small world to belong to, a world consisting of princesses, fairies and butterflies. Even the non-princess activities are turning pink: globes, clocks, booksall of which, again, create a small visual world for girls. Pink was not always so pervasive in a little girl's room. 'There has been a great diversity of debate on the subject but the generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger colour, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl.' Pink was traditionally used for little boys as pink is derived from red, which is a strong and powerful color. Light blue, reflective of the color of the clothing worn by The Virgin Mary in paintings, was left for little girls. It wasn't until post WWII that the color choices for girls and boys were reversed. Dear readers, when it comes to designing and decorating your children's room, how do you make your color choices? Do you use traditional gender colors? Do you use your child's favorite colors? What would you do if your girl wanted a blue and green bedroom? Or if your boy wanted an orange and pink room.

White dining table with candles

Double-ply puts a serious squeeze on resources: If every U.S. household replaced just one roll of virgin toilet paper with 100% recycled ones, it save 423,900 trees. If we replaced one 12-pack, it would conserve 1.7 billion gallons. Think of your last trip anywhere abroad. The U.S. has the cushiest tush treatment just about anywhere on earth, and most of these brands aspire to our softie standards. The Natural Resources Defense Council put together a handy little cheatsheet that also includes facial tissue, paper towels and napkins. It's 100% recycled with more than 80% post-consumer content. Other top ones include Ambiance, April Soft, Earth First, Fiesta, Planet and Seventh Generation, all with a straight 80% post consumer.

Small dining room

Nicola's living room if full of deep, dark colors, funky textures and the sort of textiles and fabrics you just want to snuggle up and get cozy. With a fun mix of thrifted and new purchases, the space has a ton of personality that complements the Victorian architecture of the home. All of the elements work together to make a perfectly welcoming family living room. From Nicola: This room is my favorite room in the house. It retains many of the original victorian features including the original fireplace and cornicing. It is decorated in a dark grey, Downpipe by Farrow and Ball and my favorite item in the room is my green cotton velvet sofa from MADE.com, which is large enough for all four of us to snuggle down and watch movies on a Sunday afternoon. A lot of what I own in the room is vintage or thrifted, I like nothing better than searching for one-off items or restoring old and unloved furniture. Of course I add new items to the mix and I am a particular fan of Abigail Ahern and Rockett StGeorge in the United Kingdom. Wall Colour is Downpipe by Farrow and Ball Sofa is Scott Sofa in green velvet by MADE.com Rug is a Berber Rug by Covet Ilkley Lighting, overhead and mantlepiece by RockettStgeorge Plants and Flowers are faux and from Abigail Ahern.

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The Jaclo Lumiere shower head is all about double duty, combining a 252 jets rain shower head with a LED lighting system decorated in decorative damask, so you can pretend you're showering in the living room. We're not quite sure about the overall impression, but we like bringing in some overhead lighting in an area of the home often lacking proper illumination.... We'd like to one day see something similar, but in a decorative chandelier for a complete decadent effect. Unfortunately in our household, all we can afford is a hand shower and a flashlight strung up with some string.