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Hair wrapped around the bar soap is the absolute worst! We try to make an effort to leave the tub tidy because, not only do we have to come back to it, but we also share it with a roommate. Now we're wondering.... We previously stated that one of our biggest bathroom annoyances is an absent hand towel but the hirsute soap definitely tops our list.

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We remembered seeing this studio apartment on HGTV a few years ago, so when we spotted these scans on Lisa's blog Small Space Style, we had to share. Back in 2003, Canadian Style at Home magazine featured this 400 square foot studio that made one room living seem not only doable, but also done in a comfortable style that doesn't feel claustrophobic. More photos of the space along with the floorplan after the jump.... The hallway features what looks like an Ikea cabinet with frosted glass doors, to hold everything from magazines to wine glasses. At one end of the studio is the dining area with a small round table and two chairs. Tucked away in an armoire is a toaster oven and more glasses and coffee cups for easy access. A curtain is tacked to the bottom half of the armoire, perfect to hide snacks or cleaning supplies. Next to the dining area is the living area with a small couch, two wicker footstools in lieu of a traditional coffee table. On the other side of the entertainment center is the bedroom. We love the linen tacked to the back, and the rustic shutters that run the length of the studio to hide the bedroom and study areas. A white floating Ikea Lack shelf with cabinet lights installed underneath provides light for bedtime reading. More floating shelves hold documents in baskets, a printer, and a few books.

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Artist and Mid-Century Modern fan Jenn Ski has moved from two dimensions to three with these affordable, colorful, wood mobiles. They're not a bit babyish so could have a long life in your home after your baby has outgrown mobiles. One nice feature is that the mobile is adjustable - move each piece up and down the string as you like. We also like her print if you wanted to echo the look of the mobile on your walls.

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The guest bathroom in Melissa's mid-century modern home was out of place with its rustic touches. She and her husband renovated it to have a more classic style, which fit with the rest of their home. Our mid-century modern home had a very outdated 'Rustic bath' and we wanted to update it to fit the home, our personal taste, our budget and to be classic. All the work was done by us in a timely manner - we worked on it around our work and family schedules. The finished bath is a great reflection of our own personal taste and it works well for our guests and young daughter - as my husband has kindly stated, 'She will get ready for prom here.' Materials used: hex marble floor, white large subway tile, classic pedestal sinks, chrome modern lighting and a functional piece of furniture.

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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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For some people, the bathroom is a very utilitarian spot. Especially during the winter months, there's nowhere I'd rather be than soaking in the tub. I am sure that if I had a bathroom like this, my life would be about 15% more glamorous. Shiplap and marble - why not? Image from Good Housekeeping. Modern luxury in a bathroom from Miss Moss on Instagram. Modern fixtures and classic black and white hex tile in a bathroom from Decoholic. A black fireplace and tub add a little contrast to a bathroom from House to Home. Beautifully patterned tile in a stunning bathroom from AD Russia.

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No matter the size of your home, I think it's really important to create a casual, comfortable, welcoming space in which to sit down and enjoy a meal. If you're in a smaller space, it's your breakfast nook in the morning and your intimate dining room-with the help of some candles-at night. Here are high and low budget versions of a fresh, eclectic look for your casual dining space. If you have a bit of a budget to play with and would like to invest in a few key pieces, try this look.... Get the HIGH Casual Dining Look: Wall art: All You Need Is Love Poster, Black Rooster, $365. Planters: Trigg Wall Planters, West Elm, $25/set of 2 small. Or, if you're a bit more thrifty with your home decor purchases or you're a renter on the move, try this look! Note that each look includes the cost of two chairs, so you'll have to adjust accordingly. Of course, you can always mix and match between the two to create your own custom look to fit your budget!

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In honor of Election Day, we decided to showcase some of our favorite red, white, and blue color combos, thanks to Living Etc. and Rachel Mallon's Twolia Blog. We love these slight variations of reds and blues that make these rooms look less gimmicky and more sophisticated. Check out some of our favorites below the jump.... Left: Denim blue and white striped rugs correspond with an ornate red bedspread and black walls; Right: A traditional beige living room is given a shot of blue and red thanks to the fireplace and the armchair. Bright red drapes create a backdrop to a steel-blue sofa with a satiny sheen. Also love the black and white accents throughout the room. Left: Small space dining room has a bright red round table that can split in two and be shifted to the walls underneath the matching hanging blue art pieces. Right: Wood paneled drawers with an undertone of red sits below sleek grey-blue cabinets in this modern kitchen.

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It seems that with Sasha and Malia currently residing in the White House, presidential children are very popular items of discussion and remembrance. Just how many children have been in the White House? Well, a recent slide show at Us Magazine gives us a photographic glimpse into the various kids who ran the White House hallways. Who knew Alice Roosevelt was so cool? According to Us, 'The self-described 'wild child,' smoked on the roof of the White House, fired guns at telegraph poles and walked around with a boa constrictor roped around her neck.' To view more photos, visit the Us Magazine Web site.

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