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Living room

Living room

Contemporary furniture abounds at this local shop Utah shop, Manhattan Loft. Our favorite is the Kiss leather platform bed, which would be great for a studio apartment, functioning as a bed, seating area, and small laptop workspace. They also have some 'Loft design tips' on the site.

Open plan living room and kitchen

Minimalism isn't a new trend in home offices, but it's one that will always work well, since it will force you to de-clutter your desk frequently to keep up the look. The trick to minimal home office solutions is to try and keep things simple. Once you keep that in mind, it can be rewarding to set these types of home offices up. You can easily contrast a minimal workstation with a wooden desk of some kind, or simply go for a glass desk. Jared's Clean & Cordless Workstation Jared uses a frosted glass desk with four IKEA Lagra spots mounted underneath. Ronnie's Mac Mini + iMac Combo Ronnie combines a Mac Mini with an iMac to get the most out of his minimal workstation. MacBook Pro + Mac Mini Combo There are different ways of combining computers to get the performance you need at home. Sam's System Attic Sam's delightful home office makes us want to set up our own home office up in our attic. A lot of though went into making this a home office that allows for a few different workstations.

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Since giving up our home in Chicago and working from the road, my husband and I have found ourselves in a wide variety of living situations. What makes all of this moving around possible, but also created a spacial problem, is that we both work online. Since we both need our own space, I usually end up working from the bedroom. Tidy up! Make the bed and straighten your things before you begin work. A neat work area will calm your nerves and lessen your domestic distractions. I definitely have the tendency to slouch while working. I try to schedule walks, exercise and stretching into my work day, otherwise, I'll forget to do it.

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We wanted to purchase a home that needed a kitchen remodel because we didn't like what we saw when we toured houses with remodeled kitchens. We wanted to get used to our place before we embarked on a remodel so we knew what we wanted as far as layout, finishes, and appliances. We were glad we waited because we made many decisions that were different from our initial thoughts on what we wanted. It took us a while to find someone who knew what we wanted. We also didn't want to do a generic remodel so we spent a lot of time looking for a lighting, tile, and surfaces. The tile we chose was 100% upcycled material from old CRT screens. It was funny because our tile contractor didn't want to install the tile because it was handmade and each tile was slightly different. It ties the kitchen into the rest of the second floor because there is a lot of wood. Now, after six months, we are thrilled with the results and use the kitchen more than ever.

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Today I'm going High, Mid and Low with three armchairs that have great styling and comfort. One is my all time favorite and $$$ from Italy, another is from Mitchell Gold and great for small spaces, and the last one is a fabulous green offering from C&B. Stay on the pulse with a double shot: blog + email. Click below for past emails.... AT EMAIL ARCHIVE. to full AT Email archive.

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It can be tricky to fit everything into a small apartment, and often one of the first functions to get the axe is a dedicated dining space. A folding table, like this one spotted on Jelanie Shop, is a great solution if you have room for a smaller table but want a bigger one for dinner parties and special occasions. You could even fold the table up completely and tuck it into a corner or behind other furniture when not in use. If your space is so small that even a folding table is a bit of a stretch, a wall mounted table in the kitchen can double as an extra prep space and a dining area, and fold away to almost nothing when not in use. This is the solution I've embraced in my own apartment: a desk, on wheels, that can do double duty as a dining table when needed. If you're really short on space, and you often find yourself eating on your couch, a coffee table that lifts up to a proper dining height can help to dignify the process a little bit. Finally, Natasha and Rob have found an excellent dining solution for their 350 square foot East Village apartment: a coffee table that converts to a dining table.

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Living room and dining room

Don't you just love this door? The owner, Lyndsay, scoured eBay for weeks for a barn door to close off her bathroom, and ended up finding one at a family sheep farm in New Hampshire. With a lot of love and care, it now looks completely at home in her Brooklyn brownstone. See more photos of this amazing home at Design*Sponge.

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Name: Hanna Location: Los Angeles, CA Division: United States What do you love about your bedroom?: This is the first bedroom that I've redone by myself that has truly felt like home. And there's always music playing. There is also at least one kitty on the bed at all times, which is a nice thing to come home to after a long day.

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Ree sent us this link to the Chiasso Contemporary TV Stand. 'This funky unit has a swivel base and a glass shelf that holds up to 35 lbs. of equipment, a wire-hiding column and Universal mount that holds up to 32' flat panel tv.

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The NY Times has picked up on the modernist dollhouse craze. I've loved dollhouses and things in miniature for a long time, but devotees to this movement have really wowed me with their collections and creations. Take this miniature replica of the IKEA Expedit, a familiar friend here at Ohdeedoh. Don't you just want to take it and organize it? You can read the NY Times full article and check out the slideshow here.

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We've seen card files as coffee tables, consoles and in craft rooms, but this kitchen island is proof that every idea has not yet been exhausted for using this much sought-after vintage find. We especially like the smaller footprint afforded by this particular card file, which we may have otherwise passed up for its odd dimensions. The shape of the drawers tells us that this isn't a library card file exactly, but perhaps storage for some other kind of document or supplies. We wish we could find more pictures of how those drawers are being used in this kitchen. Towels, cutting boards or other vertical storage perhaps? What would you use them for?

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Tsubaki, we wish you were in SF so that you could scoop up this Pollock Executive Black Leather Office Chair - or, look, there's also a brown one we've listed below. Anyone else looking for comfortable and stylish desk chairs? 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.Industrial/Modern Light Fixture for $25.DWR 'Reve' Bedroom FurnitureANTIQUE PINE TRUNK/PINE CHEST for $159.Vintage butterfly chair for $100.Mid-century Russell Spanner lounge chair for $150.Knoll Pollock Chair for $85.Mid Century Danish Modern Bedroom Dressers for $500.1950's Bruno Hansen Danish Modern Dining Table, 2 Leaves, 6 chairs for $1400.

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Living room and library

The neo-classical shapes in a crisp and glossy white would look great in both a darker space or a light-filled room. Their dramatic proportions add height to a mantle or centerpiece and work with both modern and traditional decors.... Handled Urn, 6 1/4' diam. Each is $198. Would you have a problem having urns in your home? We think some might!