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Living room

Living room

The iSave faucet by Reamon Yu is designed to fit your sink faucet or showerhead. From there, it displays the amount of water and energy being used as the water flows.... posted originally from: AT:New York. The idea is that the display will act as a reminder. We don't always think about the amount of water we're using as a faucet runs, but the iSave won't let you forget. Yu's design was a runner up in last spring's Metropolis Magazine Next Generation Contest.

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Danica's new house came with an old kitchen, and she knew it had to go. With a nice layout and some Craigslist luck on her side she was able to DIY her way to a gorgeous updated kitchen. From Danica: We moved into our home last year and the first project we tackled was the horribly boring builder grade kitchen. The layout was great but the oak cabinets, white laminate and checker backsplash needed some serious updating. After weeks of research and anticipation, I got to work on demoing as soon as we got the keys ! It was a massive DIY project that took on a life of its own. We replaced the square tile backsplash with a classic subway tile and dark grout, painted the existing cabinets, traded the countertops out for a stained wood, switched out the boring island for a hand carved dresser with Carrara marble counter and finally replaced all of the appliances. I now wake up to such a beautiful kitchen that puts a smile on my face everyday.

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What about the opposite: those who flourish in a more orderly office? Get a glimpse at few desks whose occupants stay on task by staying tidy - then leave us a comment to let us know what kind of space keeps you motivated, and why. Designer Jonathan Lo's weekend workspace in the San Diego area finds order not only in its cleanliness, but also its color scheme. The home office of Los Angeles-based mobile app developer Garrett Murray includes an especially tidy Airia desk and Mirra Chair combo. The work of interior designer Jayne Michaels of 2Michaels is known for its spare, undecorated style - and it shows in her personal desk space in Manhattan. Streamlined bookcases and neatly organized office accessories surround this desk and Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair pairing at Treehouse Design Partnership in Los Angeles. The lack of extra 'Stuff' in graphic designer David Airey's workspace in Northern Ireland can be explained by a lifetime of moving houses. 'That'll be why there's not a lot in my office - you tend to shed the junk each time you move.' Designer Matt Singer's laptop shares a few trinkets and a set of speakers with an otherwise clean-topped desk space. Three white Eames Molded Plastic Armchairs line up all in a row at one long wood desktop at the creative agency Juliet Zulu in Portland, OR. Former Unplggd contributor, Mike Tyson, was a devout practitioner of the clean desk. Then there's this 'Meticulously modern' corner home office where everything seems to have its place, a post complete with a sourcing list so you can follow Lungho's footsteps.

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Jennifer posted this children's room on her blog, Minor Details, asking readers whether or not they think the matryoshka mural is too off-scale for the room. We loved so many other elements of this room, not least the Valentine's Day timeliness of the color scheme, that we had to share it here. Or maybe we're the only ones who are suckers for crochet, toile wallpaper, and Panton chairs. All these bold red and hot pink elements are a great take on inviting color into a white or neutral space.

Living room and tv unit

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Living room with fireplace

Thanks for your interest, and stay tuned for the winner announcement later this week. For this week's Giveaway, we've got an extra-special treat: Ferm Living is offering AT readers the chance to win a wall sticker of their choice. Click below the jump to see how to enter and read the rules .... How to Enter: To enter this Thursday Giveaway, please submit a comment below with the design - name and color - that you want to win. The contest begins today and ends on Monday, January 14, at 11:59 PM ET. We will choose one winner at random. Winners must claim their prize within three business days after the date of notification of such prize. A Sweepstakes winner's failure to respond to the prize notification within the specified three business days will be considered such Sweepstakes winner's forfeiture of the prize and an alternate winner may be selected from the pool of eligible entries. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may also be selected from the pool of eligible entries. To enter, you must be a U.S. resident, age 18 or older to enter. When applicable, the winner may be required to execute and return within five business days an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release to be eligible for the prize or an alternate winner will be selected. Winners shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of their prize. To receive a complete list of winners or a copy of the Official Sweepstakes Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Apartment Therapy, 22 Howard Street #4i, New York, NY 10013.

Modern tv unit

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Living room with fireplace

This would be right at home in the living room and definitely gives the Mac mini a run in the looks department. Click through for more pictures and what I think is the best feature of this design.... As I am currently in the market for a good looking living room computer to house all of my media and for casual web browsing, the Merium instantly caught my eye. Customizable covers along with HDMI and optical toslink outputs make sure that what is on your TV looks as good as what is under your TV. The best design feature in my opinion though is the foot stand. By raising the PC, a space is created that allows for the cables that usually end up all over the floor to be neatly tucked away, out of sight. It seems that this is only available in Scandinavia right now but hopefully a North American distributor will jump on this one.

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This white, modern, chunky coffee table is pretty darn cool and seems to be a very versatile based on the current owner's digs. 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..

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It's ubiquitous in bathrooms all over the world. You can just make some smart, sleek modifications and enjoy a fresh-feeling, semi-renovated spa-like space. There's certainly nothing wrong with a classic neutral like white subway tile, but if your main goal is to tone down the 'Boring' in your bathroom, a punchy tile can definitely get the job done, like here in this bright blue shower from Sequined Asphault Studio Photography. When you're in a style rut, you just go out and buy a new outfit. Do the same for your bathtub by building a new outer casing. You could even tie it into the rest of the bath, like here in this room from Four Point Design. Open it Up. If your shower/tub combo is boxed in, you might want to consider tearing down a wall or two to open up the space and make it more a part of the room, as seen here in this space from Roundabout Studio. There's no big demolition; just tear down the curtain rod and replace it with a stationary pane of glass that covers half the width of the tub, as seen here in a home on Dwell. Box it In. If you want the look of a Japanese-style shower room and can afford to sacrifice a bit of square footage, build a full glass wall a foot or so out from the edge of the tub and lay tile in between. You can leave the shower head where it is and still step into the tub to shower, or move the whole arrangement out a bit to create an adjacent standing shower space, like here in this bathroom on Houzz.

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Since this is an attempt to create a collection of bedrooms that are 'romantic', it's worth defining what in the world we mean by romantic anyway. I don't mean romantic so much in the 'will put you in the mood for love' sense, because I'm sure that's highly personal - what I'm going for in assembling these photos is something more romantic in an aesthetic sense, as in 'hews close to the ideals of the19th century Romantic movement'. Above: The canopy takes this space from Homelife to the next level. I love how the light grey walls and somber colors give this space from Skona Hem a moody feel. A room fit for a modern Marie Antoinette, spotted on This is Glamorous. A mix of vintage pieces makes this room from Lilium Designs. Doesn't this bed look so cool and inviting? From Nuevo Estilo. This room from Cote Maison is a little simpler in its decor than the others pictured, but I think there's still something undeniably appealing, and even a bit luxurious, about it. Romantic doesn't have to mean a certain style - I think this room from El Ramla Hamra fits the bill. A romantic space from Caroline & Sebastian's San Francisco home. Finally, a beautifully bright space from Stadshem.

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There's literally not even a place to put toothpaste and toothbrushes! As you can see in the picture, there's lots of wallspace above and to either side of the sink. I'm wondering if you know where I can find shallow large wall cabinets.... There's a plethora of ugly medicine cabinets on the market, a semi-attractive one might work above the sink, but I'm looking for something much larger, perhaps several feet wide by five feet tall, for next to the sink. Something with lots of shelves where we can store everything from toilet paper rolls and cleaning products to skin and bath products. Oh, and it would be great if I could get it for under 500 bucks! Thanks in advance and keep up the good work,Caroline. P.S. We also plan on changing the lighting and the paint to tone down all that peach tile! We're opening this one up to the 'AT junkies' who perhaps came away from April's Bathroom Month with some answers for you. We think your problem may best find its solution in a custom-built unit, so you can get the exact materials and shallow dimensions you need and want. In addition to placing shallow shelves/cabinets around your sink, you might also consider using the area above and around your window, which may give you less restriction on shelving depth.

Small red kitchen

As fall settles in, we imagine Joseph is warm and toasty in his cabin-style play kitchen. Lucky boy... Just seeing his setup makes us feel like tapping our own maple syrup, picking some apples, and baking all day! We discovered this cute little play kitchen over at Still the Flowers Grow. Everything Joseph's mom and grandpa used to make it was repurposed from around the house, starting from an under-used side table. We love it that not a dime went into crafting this little kitchen - it was built on love and ingenuity!

Minimalist open plan living room and dining room and kitchen

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