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For better or worse, some brave souls have been known to take matters into their own hands and paint their kitchen appliances. Is it a solid choice? We love Danny Seo's chalkboard painted fridge up top. Have you ever painted a kitchen appliance? Any tips to assure quality, durability, and a good finish? We're not sure we could ever take this plunge, though we're interested in hearing from those of you who have. 1 Danny Seo's awesome chalkboard fridge via Apartment Therapy 2 The black front panel on this dishwasher was removed and painted to match the surrounding cabinets. Image: Laurey W. Glenn 3 A painted-on 'Stainless' project gone wrong, via Pure Style Home 4 Painted-on rivets by a custom auto body painter at Dynamic Rides.

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We like to wait until the middle of winter, when our muscles ache from the cold, and splurge on our annual spa treatment. We always leave with a relaxed back and new ideas for the home. There's just something about those calming scents, mixed with clean tile and candlelight. We really love the look of the Peninsula's Relaxation Room. The drapes, the sheets, the tiled fireplace...such a peaceful vibe. White Egyptian cotton sheets Scented candles Long drapes that pool at the floor Clean tile in the bathroom Ambient lighting.

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GO TO RACHAEL'S 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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Name: Anni Location: Saugerties, NY Division: United States What do you love about your bedroom?: The natural light and the color. We have a few pieces of mid-century furniture so we chose a dark green/blue to really make them stand out. We also have several artists in the family so we are lucky to have a lot of really beautiful original art.

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Katie and Ian Walker's Buckhead home was profiled in this month's Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles magazine, and we thought the place was the epitome of eclectic glamor. Katie told reporter Clinton Smith that the architecture was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, Italian villas, and 'a more streamlined international style,' while the landscaping has elements of South Beach and Long Island. See some examples of what we mean after the jump.... For more images and detailed descriptions, check out Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles magazine.

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Ever since I brought home a 'Yellow Submarine' storybook my son has been OBSESSED!! From going to Amoeba and buying every book, mug and record; to watching the movie 5 times a day; to listening to him sing along to 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'; to throwing him a 'Yellow Submarine' pizza party; he's had The Beatles on the brain and now he's asked to learn to play the trumpet! When we were ready to convert his toddler room to a 'Big boy' room, it was a no-brainer what theme we would go with. We wanted to make sure that if we were going to pay homage to The Beatles that we did it right, but we also wanted to make sure the room had a California vibe to it. We scoured Etsy and Ebay with him for days picking out and bidding on posters, bedding and memorabilia. It was super fun to include him and he was so into it. We couldn't be happier with how cool his room turned out! We kept some of his original furniture but purchased a yellow 'Submarine' bed and end tables from the Jenny Lind collection, and a yellow floor lamp from the Land of Nod. We wanted to give him a corner for drawing and reading that had a kind of a pillow den feeling to it worthy of The Beatles, so we purchased floor pillows from Salvage Maria and posters from Ebay and Amoeba. On his bookcase we collected memorabilia from Ebay and Amazon. We kept his old zebra rug from Jonathan Adler and added a sheepskin rug and a kid's wire purple chair, both from wayfair.com. The drawings above his bed were custom made by Art Duritos.

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Welcome to Angie from Seattle, who wrote in to share her back porch budget makeover. Color-splashed and replete with storage and shelter, Angie's created a convivial gathering spot for guests. She even invited us over for a sangria, which we're more than happy to accept the next time we're in town. 'Today Leslie invoked outdoor color just as I was trying to screw up my courage to send in a picture or two of my latest projects. This is a little covered sitting area outside the back door of our house. As you can see we are not afraid of color on our walls!...'. We just finished this bench setup last weekend, just in time for an end-of-year Brownie Girl Scout get-together-I was gratified to find that all the adults gravitated to our little covered sitting area while the kids played in the yard out back. The 'Before' pic shows what this same spot looked like in April 2006 when we moved into the house. There are a couple of Ikea hacks in here...a floor-sample cabinet plucked out of the 'As Is' section supports the bench, and some Wilma curtains camouflage the functional but extremely ugly awning.... Hope you like it!

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Hanging a group of art in matching frames is a simple way to convey a sense of unity and order to a room. When the artworks themselves are thematically consistent, like the three dark and broody paintings in the corner of this otherwise cheerful living room from Domino, the effect is even more intriguing. Artworks hung together in thematic groups have the feel of a collection. They become conversation pieces rather than backdrops, inviting you to linger over them. In designer Brian Wark's living room, featured on Design*Sponge, a group of vintage prints and portraits really personalizes the space and provides an exciting contrast with the graphic pillows. Sabrina from Hello!Lucky hangs vintage prints together too; we love the antique whites and yellows against the grayish-blue bathroom wall. Designer Steven Gambrel's portfolio includes quite a few examples of artwork grouped together by theme. Here he uses the concept in two very different entryways to equally stunning effect. The calming blues and whites in the beach house hallway are welcoming and serene, while the collection of oil portraits beckons you to follow them up the stairwell. In these two similar vignettes from House Beautiful, prints of flora and fauna grouped together complete a kind of off-kilter Victorian aesthetic. What do you think? Do you like this unified look, or is an eclectic grouping more your style?

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Maybe we have beach on the brain since we've been spending a lot of time by the water? Or maybe it's just that we are holding onto the end of summer but we've been spotting ocean-inspired accents and.... ...we're loving their look and texture. Shells, coral and sea rocks are great accents in a home and can work in almost any design style. Consider customizing your own shells by picking up some affordable ones at a craft store and painting them to match your color palette in your home.

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A well designed and made wood desk is a pleasure to work at and fits nicely into a home, which wants more warmth and softness than an office environment. Here are three that I've stumbled upon over the past month that are unique and beautiful, with real design design DNA behind them. Over the weekend, at the Arch Digest show, I saw a beautiful small maple desk by George Nakashima, which is simple and luxurious at the same time: the Patterson Desk. They don't know if any of these designs were built or sold, and they've been slightly modified to contemporary specifications. At our last Apartment Therapy Offline, I met Henry Grosman and Abby Richardson, two young designers who have created a uniquely attractive His and Her desk from green materials called the ADV 2.0. 'It is made from an environmentally friendly wood that is a composite of sunflower seed husks called dakota burl. The wood was cut with a CNC router machine and the legs are 1' piping with speed rail joints. The surface of the desk looks like burled wood and smells like Cheerios. While they're not in the manufacturing business, they wanted to get their design out there and said they'd be happy to help others make it. Finally, a few months ago Joseph Fratesi of Atlas East released a stunning new desk that matches their as4 shelving system. Made, like the shelving of solid walnut and cold-rolled steel bar, the desk is free standing and minimally framed so that you can move freely in and out of the desk.

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White might be the most popular color choice in kitchens. From modern to traditional to retro, here's a gallery of some of our favorite white kitchens from Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn.

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I can't find any lamps that look good with my sectional sofa. Our sectional sofa fits perfectly in our small, oddly shaped living room, but leaves almost no room for table or floor lamps. We're stuck with table lamps across the room or icky overhead lighting, and I'm fed up!....apartmenttherapy(dot)com)Link To All Good Questions. I've been looking at arc-style lamps, but I'm unsure of the scale because of the windows. My boy suggested sconces, but we can't do anything hardwired and I'm unsure of only having one.