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Dining

Kitchen and dining room

Name: AlpearsallLocation: NYC. Picture Description: I took this photo while staying in a rental apartment in Paris. The goal is to create a bedroom in NYC that makes me feel as pampered and indulged as this room made me feel. It is the most organized room in my apartment and the most restful.

Dining booth

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Dining room

We've heard rumors for a while about a warehouse in North Hollywood being full of Danish Modern furniture. Then we saw this announcement about one that will be open to the public this Saturday. This Saturday, June 14th, our warehouse will be open to the public from 10-4pm. We just have received a partial container of furniture from Denmark. This is in addition to the 5000 square feet of vintage Danish/Swedish/European mid century modern furniture of all types we already have. We've never had so many low credenzas/sideboards as we do now. Our inventory includes danish mid century modern chairs, sofas, coffee tables, end tables, credenzas/sideboards, book shelves and other pieces.

Casual dining room

What to do with all your kids' art is an age-old question. We've featured some ideas before, like these clipboard displays or these magnet frames. We've just come across another simple, attractive and functional idea on Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss. Julie managed to get 7 different frames at a huge discount for her display wall. She painted them all the same color and then hung them without glass. She then nailed binder clips to the wall inside the frames, allowing her to hang art and change it whenever needed. To see more details of her tutorial, check out Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss.

Dining table

'Kev is moving this month and has some questions for the crowd. He says,'Need some design/furniture layout tips on decorating my future new small studio. The unit is a 495 sq ft 'Soft loft' and will have a concrete ceiling, exposed ductwork, white walls and off-white cut Berber carpet.... I've been staring at my floor plan trying to figure out the best way to layout my furniture. I'm not all that excited about the carpet being in there. I wish it were able to be hardwood floors or concrete, but I'm renting so I can't make that choice. How do I deal with white carpet? Will it be awkward to put a rug on carpet? I've attached an image of my floor plan as well as some renderings of what the unit will look like. These are just renderings from the developer's website so they do not reflect the actual units of the building, like the cool concrete floors. I don't really have any furniture, so I basically have a clean slate to work with. I plan on getting a double or queen sized bed, a sofa, flat panel tv, chest of drawers, small dining table and a small desk. 'Any tips would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!'. We think a rug on top of the white carpet would be fine - we've seen it done many times and it works, especially against a light carpet.

Dining room

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Dining room

Browsing at Retro to Go, we stopped short at this amazing image. It features a super decorative, mega-sized wallpaper mural from Britan's Surface View. Surface View has a fantastic site, making trying out the huge collections of images available in their sample mod rooms an addictive pastime. Images available for Surface View murals are from sources as varied as the Victoria and Albert Museum collection to the Land of Lost Content British Cultural Artefacts. Vintage postcards, romance images, textiles and photography are all used. Custom sizing, cropping, paper finish and color choices are all available, as well as fabric printing.

Round glass dining table

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Dining room

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Country kitchen

Back in the beginning of August we posted Paul Ybarbo's house tour. Although we absolutely adore and love the entire apartment, we were most smitten by his black and white bathroom. Paul didn't change anything from the original bathroom and it's a great example of the architecture and design you see in Nob Hill.

Living room

Name: Renee Location: Saint Paul, MN Division: Cool Inspiration for my palette: This space is a large family room which sees a lot of activity and use both by children and adults. We wanted to incorporate some fun colors into the room for the kids while still retaining a space which can be enjoyed by adults. I have always wanted to use turquoise and decided that doing an accent wall would be a fun way to do this without overwhelming the space too much. The chalkboard wall allows for a fun rotation of artwork and messages.

Dining room white table and chairs

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Modern kitchen

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Dining room

Q: I am in the process of purchasing a 1950's ranch home and I am definitely wanting to do something different with the bathroom. I do not love the pink and green tile walls, but for right now they have to stay. There is wallpaper above the tile, but I plan on taking it down and painting the walls white or gray. My main concern is the floor - while I don't hate it too much on its own, I DO with the pink and green tile walls! I'm just not sure what would look good. My only ideas are plain white tile or black and white checkered tile...but I'm not overly excited about either of those. Does anyone have an idea what could be done about the silver handle on the wall by the toilet? There's another in the shower and I don't like them...but I just don't know what could be done about the holes in the tile. Editor: Leave your suggestions for Kirstie in the comments - thanks! Got a question? Send us yours with pic attachments here.

Minimalist kitchen

It's come to my attention through an unofficial office poll that many, many households are still showering with a stationary shower head and I feel it's my duty to tell you you're missing out. It's adjustable so people of different heights can shower comfortably. This is especially helpful when cleaning and rinsing the shower. I can get the water flow close to my own head when rinsing out heavy conditioner to make sure it's all gone. I can fill a tall bucket with hot water by setting it in the tub. I can spray my boyfriend in the face after he scares me by yelling 'Boo' while I'm in the shower. Ana Bath 5 inch 5 function shower head. $52.99 at Amazon. Time to tell us about your shower habits: do you share my love of the hand held or do you have another style to share?

Dining room with art work

Lori must have changed her mind, because she is selling her Rejuvenation hanging light for half price. 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..