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Living room with great view

Antonio Ballatore won HGTV's Design Star Season 4 for his extremely original concepts and bold choices with color and design. Inside his kitchen he pays homage to the win of his first challenge by painting the wall all the way up in hot pink. Of course, the focal point of this wall is the infamous pink bird. Antonio is not afraid to create statement pieces and he believes there are significant ways to express who you are through the stories in your home. The presence of the pink bird evokes memories about the launch of his career and how winning HGTV's Design Star was achieved. He is quite adamant about not following trends or any 'Rules' about designing your interior space. At one point during the season he even stated 'I'd rather be thrown off the show than paint this room beige'. Another important element that Antonio insists on bringing into his clients homes is function and fun! So while you have a hot pink wall hanging above a very masculine industrial kitchen, he is equipped with a dining room table and seating for at least 10 people. While many people would opt to install a granite and lacquer sleek modern kitchen, Antonio built the cabinetry out of reclaimed wood and left all the piping and beams exposed. These are all basic decisions that come quite naturally to him, which is why he landed himself his own show, The Antonio Treatment.

Living room with fireplace and wallpaper

Name: Jennifer Location: Portage, MI Division: United States What do you love about your bedroom?: I love the morning light that it gets. I enjoy the outdoors, and bringing in natural elements and colors makes it a place I can relax and rest. I love looking at photos of family and friends as I get ready in the morning.

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I feel my bedroom is beautiful because it is clean and organized. The best part of it all is that, the different pieces around the bedroom from the wall art to the decorating pieces, are simple, inexpensive and yet they give my bedroom a smart look. Choose furniture that compliments you and your style. Clean cut and simple furniture makes a bedroom a lot nicer, more attractive and smarter. It makes your bedroom furniture look cheap and messy.

Living room with asian art work

If we could, we would buy this Stainless Steel Kitchen Island - and then rip out the awful cabinetry in our tiny, tiny pseudo-kitchen, and replace it with this. Please buy it before we embark on yet another project in a rented apartment. 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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If you're an average city dweller then you understand what a rarity it is to see a bathroom where two people could actually move around comfortably. Because of this, we're often blown away by spacious bathrooms. Case in point, this fantastically large blue bathroom. What we like best? It's an efficient use of space. We love the polished metal accents against the various blues. We're not the biggest fans of elaborate tile work, but this bathroom makes us second guess ourselves. We also think that the window above the bath is an excellent example of utilizing natural light.

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They've packed a lot of functionality into this stylish table. The inside has movable dividers for storage and the underside of the top is chalkboard. The cut-out in the chair backs make them easy for kids to grab and move.

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Minimalist living room

The house was lovely with an incredibly luxurious bathroom. It got me thinking: how can we achieve a luxurious bathroom with sustainability in mind? What's more luxurious than a heated floor? Heating your floor is an eco-friendly way of warming up your bathroom. While not in the bathroom, your water heater makes an enormous impact on how much energy you use in the bathroom. Why not pick out an extra special one for your new bathroom? Check out some great mirrors here.14. Whether it be a LED chandelier, a bright paint color, a fainting couch or quirky bathroom accessories, use this as an opportunity to put your stamp on your bathroom. Choose your bathroom finishes and fixtures not along with the trends but instead think about what you will still love 20 years from now.

Living room detail

Yesterday we talked a little bit about how to green clean your entryway and your closets. Today, we're taking on the whole bedroom! It's a place of comfort, relaxation, a little action and sex appeal, but most of all, we want a healthy and clean environment to catch a few zzz's in. There aren't any cleaning chores that are specific to the bedroom. Use Natural Floor Cleaners: While hardwoods might require sweeping and a green cleanser, carpet requires thorough vacuuming to remove all the pet hair, dander, dirt and dust bunnies from under the bed. Use Eco-Friendly Laundry Soaps: Knowing that you'll be getting a clean and chemical free sleep session is true peace of mind. Purify That Air!: Although it might seem you spend your time in other rooms of the house more often, you spend 1/3 of your life in bed. Think about all the sleeping and mouth breathing, pets, open windows and the gunk that can waltz right into your sleep palace. Keeping an air purifier in the bedroom is one of the best things you can do for your health, allergies or not! Dust Daily: Now we know what you're thinking... who has time to dust their bedroom daily? Once you start you'll quickly notice how often things like lampshades, nightstands, floorboards and more can collect dust. Especially during the spring and summer months when our windows are wide open for a nice breeze! So get to dusting and try a microfiber cloth so you aren't just redistributing it around the room. Do you have a bedroom cleaning trick? Is there something that you're always glad you cleaned that gives you a better night sleep? For us it's always the ceiling fan, what's yours?

Chair

Most mornings we go through the same routine: we step on our digital scale, grab something heavy and step on again, then weigh ourselves a third time. The reason? The scale gives a different reading before and after we hold the heavy thing. We've learned not to trust it, and have begun to feel nostalgic for a good old fashioned analog scale. Circular dial gives a more visceral sense of relative weight gain or loss. Four little colored tabs fit around the face to mark weight goals and milestones. Since the relative accuracy of an analog scale's spring mechanism trumps the body fat readouts and tenth of a pound increments of our digital scale, we'll be picking one of these up soon.

Living room

The house was lovely with an incredibly luxurious bathroom. It got me thinking: how can we achieve a luxurious bathroom with sustainability in mind? What's more luxurious than a heated floor? Heating your floor is an eco-friendly way of warming up your bathroom. While not in the bathroom, your water heater makes an enormous impact on how much energy you use in the bathroom. Why not pick out an extra special one for your new bathroom? Check out some great mirrors here.14. Whether it be a LED chandelier, a bright paint color, a fainting couch or quirky bathroom accessories, use this as an opportunity to put your stamp on your bathroom. Choose your bathroom finishes and fixtures not along with the trends but instead think about what you will still love 20 years from now.

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If your preference is for a simple, soothing place to lay your head, one great point of inspiration is the Shaker bedroom. Original Shaker bedrooms were not a place for privacy or intimacy - followers were celibate, and women and men shared separate respective bedrooms. Instead, these rooms are examples of unadorned but peaceful practicality. Some of the key components for creating a Shaker-style bedroom include: Wooden bed: A simple bed may be primarily functional, but the wood and the skill of the craftsmanship will stand out. Handmade bedding and details: Add a quilt or blanket to simple white sheets for a personal, practical, and pretty touch. Clever storage: Even if you don't share a room, make the most of your space with shelves, trunks, and wall hooks. Uncomplicated color: Keep the walls an easy, soothing white, but incorporate color and natural wood tones with accessories and rugs.