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Wanna see how the girls at Blueprint throw a shower? July's issue has a great article on throwing a modern baby shower. Two expecting mothers over at Blueprint got one classy shower. See how they made the decorations, what they served, and the special gifts they gave the moms to be below.... Home editor Page Marchese Norman and senior home editor Rebecca Robertson chose orange and teal as their colors. They compiled a great CD for baby's first music. They also made scrapbooks full of family photos to familiarize baby with their grandparents and even their pets. Kendra and Rachel also received these felt boxes full of other Blueprint moms' favorite picks. We are throwing a few showers in the upcoming months.

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Small kitchen

Designer Moss Green Couch - $300 This reminds us of a couch our parents had when we were children...and we thought it was so cool and comfy. It was so comfy in fact, our little three-year-old selves fell asleep watching the 1984 Winter Olympics, even though all we wanted to do when we grew up was be an ice skater. All we're saying is, this could be a magic couch. MM. 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.Thanks, Craig!

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Contemporary kitchen

Hanging on my wall are these two great looking and useful wood peels that we use to pull pizzas out of the oven. I got them for Ursula and I to use and was at first stymied as to how I'd store them. After oiling them and using them once, I decided they'd look great on the wall, and they do. I used a shiny brass screw to hang them and put mini over biggie.

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Some people want their bedrooms to be light, bright spaces - others not so much. I can't help being drawn to these beautiful dark bedrooms. I like how the white bed in the middle of the room almost glows. It says, 'Sleep in me. Stay here forever.' More navy, this time with a wall of trompe l'oeil books. Finally, one last dark bedroom that might seem a wee bit familiar... because it's the same as the one pictured up top. This moody bedroom is from the home of British designer Abigail Ahern.

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Hello AT,. We have been slowly working on updating our living room, and now we are at a point where we are very happy with the wall color, the floor and the furniture. We can't for the life of us choose new curtains. You have enough dark furniture and A LOT of putty color on the walls, so brighten it up with nice, simple white or slightly off-white cotton or linen curtains that go down to the floor. What would make a big difference as well is a RUG! That and the curtains you will be living in a totally different environment.

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'Clawfoot' is a much better word for marketing. Snooping around the vintage part of the web, we found Clawfoot Bathtub Warehouse in Texas. These guys are serious about tubs and stock tons of traditional shapes, finishes and foot options.... They started out selling antiques, but now they just do reproductions in traditional, slipper and double ended tub shapes. Slipper shapes start at $999, and traditional tubs at $750. For those looking for traditional soaking tub hardware, Clawfoot Bathtub stocks a range of cool, super chrome options as well, with shower wands that will make you want to climb into your bubble bath with a cowboy hat on.

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Spotted at a campsite in west Texas: these DIY plastic cup hanging lamps with lights woven in and around. This would be a fun project and addition to any outdoor space - yards, decks, patios, communal gardens, etc. Here's a similar idea and step-by-step how-to: Dixie Cup Spherical Dodecahedron via Instructables.

Kitchen with pink backsplash

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Country kitchen

These 15 spaces feature all the trappings of a typical country home - wood-turned legwork, farmhouse details, pattered fabric, bright colors, plenty of knick-knacks - done up in a way that is so very now. A cottage kitchen in Grand View, Maine, from Whitten Architects. An eclectic Chicago kitchen, from Cynthia Lynn Photography via Houzz. This bright, farmhouse kitchen is from Rafe Churchill. A historic kitchen in Scotland, from GLM Ltd. Yvonne & Boris' Belgian home on Houzz.

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What's sure is that this shower head will get a reaction out of everyone. Plus, the idea of having multiple movable jets like that seems kind of logical, even if it's slightly disturbing. This shower head is by the UK company Vado and it's aptly named Sculpture. The shower head boasts six flexible tentacles, that can be arranged anyway you like. Sculpture can be affixed onto the ceiling, creating something different each time you get into the shower. It reminds us of something out of The Matrix or some kind of squid, but even so, you got to admit that this was a great idea. Sure, not everyone has the money or the space to set up extra nozzles for their showers. The tentacles can be arranged to shower a wider area, which is pretty neat. In the morning, nothing wakes you up like a nice hot shower with strong jets. Some people don't even feel awake until they've had a shower. It's part of a ritual and this shower head promises to improve this.

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Much has been said about glossy white or black floors-but how about using a bright color? This orange is almost retina-searing; but for this loft space, it seems to fit. As a friend observed recently, 'Lofts just seem to get away with so much more! They're like the Parker Posey of apartment spaces.' What do you think of this bright resin floor?

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