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Dining room with yellow seats

There is a real renaissance in printmaking happening - small runs of cool prints and posters from artist run presses are available all over. Designers are producing more and more amazing wallpaper daily, too. If you are decorating with this type of affordable art on paper, then you know - framing gets expensive and push pins are unthinkable. This poster hanger might solve the installation issue. Designed by Jorgen Moller of Denmark, the poster hanger consists of two aluminum bars with black end caps that clip onto the poster. '20' size is available at Rare Device for $20. '24, 28, and 32' sizes are available at the MoMA store for $22-26.

Kitchen and dining room

We just learned a trick from a friend about how to remove finger prints from stainless steel appliance doors. Even when using soap/cleaner and water, fingerprints are difficult to wash off and usually just blur into a noticeable darker mark on your shiny new fridge or stove top. Add a dab of baby oil or mineral oil, wipe with a soft cloth, and those fingerprints disappear quickly. This additive can also work for removing sticker adhesive on stainless steel appliance products and other glues. Too bad we don't have any stainless steel appliances except our toaster and waffle maker.

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Despite our full support of the water saving shower heads that pelt your hide like beebees, we long ago switched our home shower to the easily attachable large overhead model like the one at right. These larger showerheads swivel right up over your head and drop a lot of water on your for full cleaning. For those commenters who worry about lessening pressure, we've never had a problem. Eric must be right that the arm reduces the diameter and so that the pressure is still good.... We have found them by many names at a number of hardware stores. The quality and the heaviness of the metal differs above, but the idea is the same.

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It holds three shelves and the door doesn't close all the way. Don't get us wrong, we love that we have a medicine cabinet that stores all of our toiletries. If we could have any medicine cabinet we would definitely go for the one pictured above. We spotted this mirrored medicine cabinet online and thought it was cool. After closer inspection we noticed that this medicine cabinet was like no other we had seen before-it has cold storage! This medicine cabinet is part of the M Series line from Robern and can be surface mounted or semi-recessed. It would be great for storing nail polish, cremes, medicines that need to be chilled and even the convenient bottle of water. Luckily, this luxury medicine cabinet is temperature zoned so your toothbrushes aren't subject to the chilly conditions.

Small kitchen and dining room

ATSF recently blogged this pink powder room by Jay Jeffers and it instantly reminded us of another pink powder room that we fell in love with a while back. Designed by some pretty hip LA designers, this powder room gets it's punch from the wallpaper. The powder room was put together by design duo Woodson and Rummersfeld who like to mix Palm Springs Mid Century with Hollywood Regency meets the 80's. Sounds weird, we know, but they pull it off in style. We actually got to see this bathroom in person and it was even better than in pictures.

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Dining room walllpaper

Have you ever been out to eat at a restaurant when they turn down the lights for dinner service? The mood instantly changes. Everything's a little more cozy and a lot more romantic. The right lighting can change the vibe in your living room, too. You can get more mood for less money with these 10 stylish pieces on sale right now.

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Hello AT,. I have just moved into this house and absolutely hate the color of the walls! We have a loft master bedroom which overlooks the family room. Does anyone have any suggestions for colors to paint these two rooms? My initial thought was to paint the whole place white since there is so much wood trim which I would like to leave in its natural color.... However, I am afraid it will look too washed out. What are people's thoughts on colors that look good in a bright room with lots of sunlight and that match the dark wood trim and beige carpet?

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A collapse in wild chinook salmon populations has prompted the US Fish and Wildlife Service to seriously consider closing the 2008 salmon fishing season from northern Oregon to the Mexican border. The reason for the dwindling salmon population? Pollution in the rivers and oceans, plus shrinking water levels caused by diverting water via aqueducts to Southern California. Washington and Alaska fisheries are not affected, but California and Oregon produce the most prized varieties of chinook salmon found in fine restaurants and home dinner plates. Chinook populations have been sharply declining over the past three years. 60,000 chinook salmon are expected to spawn this fall, a number that is less than half of what is needed to justify a nominal fishing season. In sharp contrast, the bumper crop of 2002 saw 800,000 salmon spawn. A chinook ban could potentially increase the price of salmon in supermarkets and restaurants. Home chefs will instead have to buy sockeye salmon from Alaska.

Dining room with high celing and large windows

Q: I am looking for suggestions on how to arrange the furniture in my long, narrow living room. Possibly so the TV is able to be seen, but not the focal point. Editor: Leave your suggestions for Stacy in the comments - thanks! Got a question? Send us yours with pic attachments here.