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Walk back into any restaurant kitchen and you will discover the gleaming vision of the professional kitchen. Stainless steel is the easiest surface to keep clean and free of germs, and it also is to kitchens what muscle cars are to commuter vehicles. While there are many companies that sell stainless steel components, KiPro is the only one who sells a complete stainless kitchen component line.

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Back in February, we listed this Kapali bedding among a group of great designs for spring. Now that it's fall, seeing this colorful design set in a moody setting makes it seem perfect for autumn. Pricing info here, at Anthropologie: from $68-$248..

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We seem to get a lot of questions about unfortunate fireplaces, in fact there's one on the front page today. Especially when we're talking about a rental, there's very little to be done about it. As with fashion, the way you dress an ugly fireplace can make a big difference. Fussy screens over tacky fireplaces just make the problem even worse. So we were excited to see the Contemporary Fireplace Tool Set, Screen, and Log Holder in the C&B Fall catalogue. This is the best-looking set we've seen at this price point, particularly the screen and tools. They are sleek and unobtrusive, and will go a long way towards not only masking your ugly fireplace, but towards giving it a veneer of style.

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Graham sent in a good question:I recently moved into my first apartment, and since I am now completely on my own with no roommates, I have had to buy all my own furniture. Long story short; I live in a building where I am not permitted to paint, so I am stuck with white walls. I purchased the walnut CB2 Movie Sofa over the weekend and I would like a chair that goes with it.... ...I'm not opposed to Ikea, but I'd rather spend money on something that has a name attached to it for resale value. We're thinking this sounds like a good place to inject some vintage style to the room. The Movie Sofa is a nice choice - a flexible piece that will work with most styles. So we'd hit the Scavengers each day and go for something a bit unusual that really speaks to you. For the price of one new lower-end armchair, you could add two used Bertoia side chairs to the mix, which would definitely retain some value. Readers, what do you suggest? Share your ideas with Graham in the comments.....

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Hi Everyone, I hate to toot my own horn but my new showroom Turquoise was featured on today's NY Times Home and Garden currents section. I also wanted to take this opportunity to let everyone know that we will be having an AT-LA / Fall Colors Contest Party at my showroom on November 16th. So please save the date, more details to come!

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Blame it on the weather, but we're going green thumb crazy. The ELT Easy Green Living Wall is a modular living wall panel that can be either pre-grown or planted in place. For $199 you can get the above unit and it comes with one living wall panel on a solid cedar stand and also includes an irrigation system. Our only gripe? We aren't a huge fan of the cedar stand. We feel with a little DIY love we could jazz it up a bit. If you've had any experiences with an indoor living wall please leave a comment! Also, got a design suggestion for that stand? Tell us about it!

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NAME: MeganLOCATION: Woodstock, New York COLOR INSPIRATION: Nature and the contrast of pop art. GO TO MEGAN'S ENTRY PAGE AND ADD IT TO YOUR FAVORITES. Visit the entry page to view all five photos, get tips on how to use color, make a comment, select the room as a favorite and share on Facebook and Twitter. The rooms with the greatest number of favorites in each division 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!

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These kitchen cabinets are such a refreshing change from stainless steel - they're painted silver. While we're pretty sure that the owner of this apartment doesn't have such concerns, what a great way to freshen up a kitchen without spending a bundle.

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Q: You know when you get an idea in your head of exactly what you want your room to look like- and you go out in search of just the perfect piece...only to find that it may not exisit...I was wondering if your readers could help me find a certain fabric. I am desperately looking for a red chevron stripe fabric. I would have loved to buy the East Village duvet from Rubie Green- but they stopped making bedding. So I decided the next best thing would be to make something similar- for less than $90.00 a yard. Any tips or ideas on where I might find such a lovely fabric? I feel like I have searched the whole web- but the hunt must continue! Got a question? Email yours with pic attachments here.

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This question came from a disgruntled friend over the iChat: So, I just moved into a place that has high ceilings-about 25 feet! And the walls are an icky dark-ish beige and the ceilings are an off-white...I really can't afford to hire someone to paint the place, but I'm wondering if I could just roll up my sleeves one weekend and do it myself? Are there any tricks you know of when it comes to painting walls with high ceilings? To our friend, we say sincerely: Bribe as many people as possible to come and help you. Start looking at extension poles to add on to your paint rollers. Oh, and some ladders and probably a 36-pack of beer. Aside from those four things, there really isn't much more to getting the job done. We have seen some places where people just paint up to a certain point and let the wall and ceiling blend together, but that might not work considering that your walls and ceiling are completely different colors. If you're feeling really extreme, you may even consider renting scaffolding for a weekend.

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How wonderful are these Midcentury Modern era inspired illustration prints from Japanese artist Tetsuro Oh!no? We're trying madly to find a domestic or import dealer who offers Oh!no's Wall Plant Series prints, but unfortunately we've only run into dead ends online. Anybody out there seen these in a local boutique or online dealer?

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This question came from a disgruntled friend over the iChat: So, I just moved into a place that has high ceilings-about 25 feet! And the walls are an icky dark-ish beige and the ceilings are an off-white...I really can't afford to hire someone to paint the place, but I'm wondering if I could just roll up my sleeves one weekend and do it myself? Are there any tricks you know of when it comes to painting walls with high ceilings? To our friend, we say sincerely: Bribe as many people as possible to come and help you. Start looking at extension poles to add on to your paint rollers. Oh, and some ladders and probably a 36-pack of beer. Aside from those four things, there really isn't much more to getting the job done. We have seen some places where people just paint up to a certain point and let the wall and ceiling blend together, but that might not work considering that your walls and ceiling are completely different colors. If you're feeling really extreme, you may even consider renting scaffolding for a weekend.

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I have a passion for collecting large format geometric and hardedge art from 60's and 70's. Displaying large format pieces in a small apartment creates an interesting space. We live in downtown Brooklyn, where there are a lot of new luxury condos. We chose a building that had less bells and whistles, but with the large savings, we were able to make changes and add details that are more to our tastes; including glass walls to let more light in and new kitchen and baths. HOUSE TOUR ARCHIVE Check out past house tours here Interested in sharing your home with Apartment Therapy? Contact the editors through our House Tour Submission Form. Are you a designer/architect/decorator interested in sharing a residential project with Apartment Therapy readers? Contact the editors through our Professional Submission Form.