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Living room open to court yeard

The Quilted Monkey is a cool little store on fancy Montana Ave. The shop is filled with beautiful quilts, specialty bedding and great little gifts. The quilts range in price from around $260- 400(queen) and they have regular sales on old inventory at up to half off. The sheet sets are not priced like Target, but the bold, retro stripes and patterns are great and unique, which is what we all want really, isn't it? The store also has a great selection of those embroidered 'State' pillows, dish towels and even glasses($15). It looks like quaint New England, but there is plenty of cool, kitch, fun for your favorite hipster's housewarming or baby room.

Outdoor living room with concrete walls

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Living room with book shelf

We like taking inspiration from teenage bedrooms because they tend to feature an intensely concentrated mix of personal choices. While the new bedding collection isn't exactly our vibe, we love what Tori Mellott did with it in the context of the space. Teen Vogue participated in the launch of a new bedding line at JCPenney by redecorating the bedrooms of three lucky teen readers. For Paola Henriquez, whose space is featured in these pictures, Mellott used lots of Paola's favorite color - pink, but kept the room from feeling too girly with bold pops of neon and ultramodern accessories.

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Kitchen and dining room

I use their plastic grass 'Daisy Doormat' in front of the kitchen sink. Pitch:When I bought this apartment about a year ago, the kitchen was sad afterthought, crammed into one side of a large room. DIY Ikea Island: I wanted to have a kitchen island on wheels to move around as needed. I can't tell you how convenient it is to have a computer in the kitchen, whether it's for looking up quick recipes or checking emails while you're waiting for the water to boil. To create our highly functional, versatile kitchen space, I hired an up-and-coming designer/architect. Since moving in, we've hosted about four dinner parties for ten people, and the kitchen always receives rave reviews. M. I hope my kitchen makeover is helpful to some of you.

Living room and dining room

In this single space, we see a dining area, living area and a kitchen beyond. Each is broken into its own distinct 'Room' quite successfully. It's a low partition, but it creates a room within a room. That soffit divides space without a single partition. Cohesion Even though the elements of the room are separate, they are also cohesive through the choice of materials and color. This allows for separate areas without making the space feel too chopped up and scattered. See more of this inspiring space at House Beautiful.

Open plan house

Yellow and gray is a color combination made in heaven. This pillow has great color and texture, all in one. For the DIYers, it also makes you itch to try and make it for yourselves. This piece is made of recyclable and biodegradable felted wood and 100% cotton fabric. It's also removable for washing, giving it long-lasting use.

Classic living room

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Wendy fell so in love with the character and charm of this rental apartment she was a bit blind to the stained, outdated wallpaper in the bedroom. After moving in, she realized an update was needed, and she went with a dark and dramatic color palette. When my children and I moved into our rental apartment last winter, I was so wowed by the charm and character of our new space that I scarcely noticed the dingy, stained wallpaper covering every room in the house. When you walk into an apartment and see built-ins, pocket doors and fireplaces with original tile you can overlook the little things like mysterious blood splatters on the walls, right? My landlord gave me permission to paint, but with the stipulation that I did not remove the wallpaper I painted away and miraculously the wallpaper didn't fall off in a big, wet paint heap. The stains are gone, the walls are still intact and this formerly drab and dreary room is now my most favorite room in our home.

Living room with high ceiling

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Living room and dining room

Finally! We're excited to share our most recent IKEA purchase the Kulla Floor Lamp in white. It's been on our list for awhile and it took two trips to the Elizabeth location before they had one in stock.... We needed the extra light near our Flight Recliner for reading. The bright white metal shade brightens up the room and the touch dimmer function is the easiest way to adjust a light. This lamp is very sturdy and a bargain at $90. The Kulla Floor Lamp is also available in black. The entire Kulla family of lamps is pictured below and includes desk, ceiling, and pendant versions.

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You've seen our favorite black, black & white, and white bathrooms... we figured why not split the difference with gray? Here are our picks.... We like that this bathroom really focuses on the visual impact of the tiles, keeping everything else simple. A soft gray on walls and ceilings somehow adds a dose of modernity to this apothecary-inspired room. Hard to go wrong with top to bottom Heath tiles, no? Another gray tile, wood, and white combination, though we might prefer gray grout here, instead. What's your opinion? We would have liked to find more bathrooms using gray with an accent color, such as yellow, but it's hard to argue the appeal of white and gray, seen here.

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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.

Loft

Start with a grid of printed letters, and add circles around words as you find them. This wordsearch-inspired wallcovering is created by 5.5 designers. We love the interactive nature of this and the ability to constantly change your decor by playing a game.

Kitchen

We met Carmel Campos, the founder of LOOP last night at the Feist concert and quickly went into blogger mode, asking her questions about her company. Surprisingly, not many are doing what she's doing. Completely devoted to simple, organic bedding and bath linens, LOOP has got a great niche. Nowhere does organic make such an immediate impact as with sheets and towels, and LOOP, though small, works this angle, while providing a very modern sensibility. This is for quality basics in whites and a few colors. Neither of those companies offer organic sheets. It costs more to do things right these days.

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This is where old products go to die - but in a completely good way! All of the stuff you remember your parents using when you were a child, products that seemed to mysteriously disappear by the time you were a teenager, are to be found at Vermont Country Store. Along with nearly-extinct perfumes, obscure soaps, unusual canned goods, Vermont Country Store also has an interesting array of vintage-inspired toys and home goods that will send you back in time. We had a Raggedy Andy doll when we were very small, and seeing Vermont Country Store's Raggedy Ann and Andy, $29.95, now just makes us all misty-eyed. While we never had an Inchworm, $49.95, growing up, we can live through our son vicariously if we choose to buy one. Of course, no toy blast to the past could be complete without a Slinky, $9.95. For us the main attraction to Vermont Country Store is the high chance it offers to O.D. on nostalgia. Besides cool toys and odd knick-knacks, where else can you find Sweetheart Soap, Rosebud Salve, Jean Naté, a Bulova Travel Clock and a slide viewer all in one place?