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Living room

Living room

There's nothing more disheartening than looking at an over-the-top green remodel. Small-scale green remodel is always refreshing to see. Like this kitchen.... We just stumbled across this kitchen remodel over at Green Your Decor. We're not saying this remodel didn't cost quite a bit of money, we're just saying that it looks like something regular people could do. The result looks like a kitchen we'd love to have in our home. It's not too big, beautiful green materials were used, and it's full of energy-efficient appliances. See all the pictures, including 'Before' shots, and get more info on the materials used here.

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What we love about Team 7's bedroom furniture is that it's green and sleek. The sustainable requirements Team 7 upholds themselves to certainly don't sacrifice a minimalist aesthetic. Shouldn't everything be made with these standards: succeeding environmentally and aesthetically?

White living room

After collecting dozens of paint swatches, they settled on Sherwin-Williams' Beguiling Mauve, a color that satisfied their 'Preference for blues while having enough red in it to make the trim stand out less.' Read on for after pics and an interview that reveals every detail about this color makeover.... The Color Cure: How long have you lived in your home?Monica: 4 years. The Color Cure: When did you overhaul your space?Monica: Mostly in the six weeks between closing on the house and moving out of our apartment. The Color Cure: How long did it take?Monica: Getting to a 'Clean state' didn't take too long, though removing all the staples from the carpet and padding seemed to take forever! Everything else was done in stages. For this room I wanted a wall color that would make the lighter colors in the room stand out and the woodwork recede, if at all possible. The Color Cure: How much planning did you put into the project?Monica: When we put an offer on the house we knew we'd have the carpet pulled up and the floors underneath refinished, and the wallpaper would be taken down. The Color Cure: What was the most challenging part of the project?Monica: Being patient. The Color Cure: Did you learn a new skill during your home improvement project? Monica: I'm happy with the new TV cabinet, it was brown and had a really dinky drawer pull. The Color Cure: Are you happy with the outcome?Monica: Yes, definitely! Do you have a Before & After or a Color Inspiration Story to share with The Color Cure? Go ahead and get your entries in soon.

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WHAT I LOVE ABOUT MY HOME: One of the best things about my apartment is the way I can now function without having to worry about the relatively small size of the apartment. GO TO GEOFFREY'S ENTRY PAGE AND ADD IT TO YOUR FAVORITES. Visit the entry page to view all five photos and the floorplan, make a comment, select the home as a favorite and share on Facebook and Twitter. The homes with the greatest number of favorites in each size division at the end of the initial round go on to the finals. You can choose as many homes 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!

Home theater

Q:My husband and I have a pretty large master bedroom, but it is pretty busy and full of stuff. We have two desks and a desktop computer, excercise stuff, plus a TV. So it's like a small studio having everything in one place. Having an office room is not an option for us. Could you suggest anything to make a master bedroom look nice with some work station space including a desk? All the tips I've read so far are either for bedroom or for workspace. I haven't seen any pictures of them combined in a master bedroom with a desk. Editor: Leave your suggestions for X in the comments - thanks! Got a question? Send us yours with pic attachments here.

Living room

Name: Tigist Location: Bayonne, NJ Division: Dark Inspiration for my palette: When we moved into our 1920's multi-family home about a year ago, the living-dining area had thick red carpeting and vertical blinds that made the room feel dark. The blinds were removed and when the carpeting was pulled up, we found beautiful hardwood flooring that needed a light sanding and refinishing. Once I realized the room gets tons of sunlight throughout the day, I decided to paint one wall by the dining area a dark color to show off the Ethiopian woven baskets that I had collected over the years. I started off with choosing the lighter shade and went on to the darker color that will complement it. First, I was worried that I chose a color that was too dark but now that I see how it turned out, I couldn't be happier! Even my fussy six month old baby loves it and is at her calmest when we sit down to eat and she is facing the 'wall of baskets'.

Living room with black furniture and high ceiling

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Living room

We just want a really good chair for a really good price. Is that too much to ask? Well, here's one awesome answer: this Danish armchair is near perfect, with the exception of needing a cleaning. This lovely chair is going for $225. 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..

Living room with black leather chairs

Amy sent us an email: 'Could we get a'top ten' list of best laundry hampers/containers? We just moved into a new home 2 months ago and are still using a white, plastic laundry basket. I know there are better options out there for those of us whose laundry space will be exposed. Bamboo Lattice Hamper for $99. Vipp Clothes Hamper with liner for $339.Large Perforated Bin for $199.Chrome Hamper with removable white bag for $59.Pink and Red Laundry Box for $29.99.Three Compartment Tote for $39.99.Chrome Folding Hamper in Black for $29.99 Two Hands Basket by Authentics for $?Commercial Quality Rolling Sorter for $49. Now - get ready, because this one is hard to believe. Any good laundry basket solutions/suggestions for Amy? Let us know in the comments.....

Big bay window with sofa

IKEA is taking their catalog right to the people in Kobe with a decked out monorail train furnished with their brightest selection of seating, window coverings, and an exterior that makes it quite evident that something is a bit different with this train car. A brilliant marketing idea and probably more comfortable than the usual accommodations. Plenty more photos under the jump.....

TV unit

Hello AT,. Is there any way to make this bed look more modern or contempary? Email questions & pics with QUESTIONS in subject line to: sf(at)apartmenttherapy(dot)comLink To All Good Questions. We'd try painting the whole bed frame white and then dessing the bed simply, in a neutral palette, to move it towards a more modern, minimal look. Think of a loft or gallery space: with all the architectural details painted the same shade as the walls, the room quiets down and becomes a canvas for other things. Treated similarly the detail work on your bed won't disappear, but it will lose visual importance.

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Hidden over the hill in Studio City is a wonderful new home d├ęcor store called The Black Door. Owner and interior designer Jessica Nakata opened her doors just a few months ago. The store is filled with an assortment of bedding, candles, home furnishings and a variety of accessories. The Black Door also carries Martha Stewart's signature high-end furniture line, and most of the line can be seen at the store. We recommend a visit to her store, hidden just behind Le Pain restaurant just off Ventura and Coldwater.

Dining room

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Living room with fireplace

Dining chairs are an inexpensive staple from thrift stores and yard sales. If you find a pair with seats in disrepair, here's a great way to reuse them as a chic garden bench. If your garden is looking a little bare, break out a circular saw, and get to converting a pair of old chairs into a brand new bench. This Old House ranks this as an easy 4-hour project, costing only $65 plus chairs and outdoor fabric. Not bad for a bench made to look good and withstand the elements! For a shopping list and step-by-step instructions, visit This Old House.