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Purple modern kitchen

Inspired by Apple's unique Cover Flow design, Li Jianye decided to cut a few corners in functionality in order to create the ultimate homage to clever interface that all us iTunes users know so well and love. If you're willing to sacrifice a little actual CD storage space, the iShelf may just be the perfect fit in helping create the ultimate Apple-decked out bachelor pad. We would have preferred a little more thought into creating an actual animated Cover Flow effect, but we understand that keeping hundreds of CD cases on a thin little wall plate might not be the greatest idea if you're looking to keep your sheetrock intact. The iShelf is still a prototype design for now, but we're sure Li Jianye would love to hear a little feedback if the art display lovers out there enjoy the design as much as we did in showcasing old CD art.

Kitchen wood cabinets

We love the combination of pastel pink swirled together with funky touches coming together in this lovely girl's bedroom. The focal point of the room is definitely the bed with its strong headboard and bed niche that echoes the same shape and lines as the headboard. The bed makes the room feel less princess-y, more modern and daring. A bright painting, which seems to give a nod to Georgia O'Keefe, sits on top of the mantel bringing more fun funkiness to the overall look of the room. You can see a video of the room, as well as get more information on the look at the Southern Accents Web site.

Moder white kitchen

Drawing on the walls usually is not an activity parents encourage. When the results are as impressive as what we saw at Coochicoos, you might want to re-evaluate. Jump below to find out how to create this DIY wallpaper.... Kellie, of Scraplog, grabbed two fat paint pens she had laying around the house and followed a pattern from a magazine. She says the project took her 2-3 hours with no measuring. See more photos of her finished project at her blog. We think this would be a fast, easy and inexpensive way to dress up a nursery Great job, Kellie!

Kitchen

We were just over at the Living Etc. site, perusing their forums and ran across photos of this open plan flat located in a repurposed warehouse in London. The bright beams and window valance add a real sense of architecture to the open room, turning a structural detail into a design statement. We like the geometric patterned drapes - it pulls your eye to what is arguably the best thing about the room - the amazing windows. The bath was a full rehab - the narrow tiles look very current. Here's the forum thread, if you'd like to check out the rest of the photos and comments.

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White kitchen

Q: I just moved into a new apartment and am having trouble deciding how to best set up a couch and kitchen table. I don't have an eat-in kitchen, but I do have two 'Living rooms' that join each other by a double-wide doorway with the doors removed. The rooms are of equal size although one has a closet that cannot be blocked. The front door opens directly into the first living room which then leads into the second and down the hallway to the kitchen. It would make sense to put the kitchen table in the room closest to the kitchen but I don't know what wall would fit the couch in the first room due to the front door and closet that cannot be blocked. I'm not opposed to making the second living room the room with the couch and having to walk through it from the kitchen to get to the kitchen table but am wondering how to configure everything so that it is cozy but so that there is room to walk through when needed. Editor: Leave your suggestions for Anne in the comments - thanks! Have a question for our community? Send us yours with a photo or two attached.

Kitchen

Blue Ant Studio is rapidly becoming one of our favorite blogs. We loved their homebrew baby safety gate - which we were about to blog when AT:NY slinked it, and both AT:Chicago and AT:LA featured it. AT:SF parents, how have you meshed modern design and your kids' needs? We'd love to see photos.

Modern kitchen

We're about to undertake the task of redoing our dining room to make it function better as an office and instead of showing you a before and after and then being frustrated by great suggestions once we've already done the work, we thought we'd solicit some opinion for AT readers before we got started. Our dining room currently serves as somewhat of a catchall, and in the end doesn't get used very much. There's a desk tucked into the corner, but it's used mainly as storage for piles of paper and we end up working at the dining room table. While we eat most meals on the sofa we throw relatively regular dinner parties and need to keep the dining table available for that. The biggest adjustment that needs to be made is to make this into a functional workspace for two people working together - we're thinking we'll use the dining table as a large desk but keep all paperwork/office supplies off of it when not in use. We obviously need to find a better storage solution to replace the three small pieces on this wall. We're planning on painting the walls a more vivid color, possibly a deep blue, and would like to also paint the table - we're thinking gloss white, but are open to other suggestions. We know that right now there is too much art and too many knickknacks, so we'd like to streamline the accessories while possibly adding a large bulletin board.

Kitchen

Q: I just moved into a new apartment and am having trouble deciding how to best set up a couch and kitchen table. I don't have an eat-in kitchen, but I do have two 'Living rooms' that join each other by a double-wide doorway with the doors removed. The rooms are of equal size although one has a closet that cannot be blocked. The front door opens directly into the first living room which then leads into the second and down the hallway to the kitchen. It would make sense to put the kitchen table in the room closest to the kitchen but I don't know what wall would fit the couch in the first room due to the front door and closet that cannot be blocked. I'm not opposed to making the second living room the room with the couch and having to walk through it from the kitchen to get to the kitchen table but am wondering how to configure everything so that it is cozy but so that there is room to walk through when needed. Editor: Leave your suggestions for Anne in the comments - thanks! Have a question for our community? Send us yours with a photo or two attached.

Large kitchen

Seems like everywhere you look something new is being used as a canvas. So it's no surprise that the next big thing to hit the streets comes straight from your living room - the Painted Sofa. Painting a couch can be a work of art, but also something quite practical. Companies like Fabric Spray Paint offer permanent, non-toxic spray paints for your furniture. Other people have had success using basic latex wall paint and mixing in Textile Medium, which helps the paint adhere to fabric. Whether you choose to paint your couch for fun or function, let us know how it goes and send in your examples to newyork(at)apartmenttherapy(dot)com.

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Modern kitchen

If great minds think alike, then I think we'd all agree on one thing: blue and brown go perfectly together and are the greatest pair since pizza and beer.... I don't think I'd really call this color combination a fad, and I can't quite call it retro either. The thing that really turns my crank is the pairing of a warm dark with a cool light, and readers of this column will know that dark brown is one of my favorite colors. The first photo was taken chez moi, and my accent wall was the first column I ever wrote for this website. Here I combine brown with blue in the accents: robin's-egg blue pillow cases, the backing on my grandmother's quilt, and an oil sketch by artist Brian Gilmartin. Jonathan Adler has created a large portion of his inventory in blue and brown, including these throw pillows in retro patterns. The last photo is from my friend Richard, an editor in L.A. He painted his dinette in Ralph Lauren Edwardian Burgundy and Benjamin Moore Sea Foam, and tied the two together with vintage drapes. Mark Chamberlain, interior and decorative painter.

Minimalist kitchen

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Marble kitchen

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Ktichen and dining area with stainless cabinets

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Ki

My room makeover:: The first part of the project started with painting the kitchen cabinets white. We added crown moulding to the contractor grade cabinets to give them a 'Higher end' look. We replaced the laminate kitchen countertops with John Boos butcher block. We replaced all the appliances with stainless steel and converted the electric stove to gas. After the kitchen was finished we hired a contractor to remove a couple walls in the entry way to open up the space. We had reclaimed barn beams installed to give it the modern rustic look we love so much. The contractor hand made us a set of rustic barn doors to replace the old bi-fold doors in the front closet. All the trim was ripped out and replaced with a nice thick craftsman trim. What I love most about my new space:: We love how open the space is now. Before the renovation the dining room was never used because it was too closed off.