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Open plan living room and kitchen

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Living room and library

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.... 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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Angel Island is one our favorite places to take visitors when they come to the Bay Area. In our book, you can't find a more impressive way to show off the city; from the ferry to the Island, to the views from the Island and the gorgeous plants and landscapes on the Island. It's the deserted military bunkers and buildings that provide an eerie and oddly beautiful glimpse into the history of the Island. We were especially drawn to the color palettes and textures of layers of peeling paint and aging concrete.... The richness and depth that comes from the layers of paint reminds us of the gorgeous mottled dining room wall in Monique and Richard's apartment and the 'Uneven washy' chalkboard kitchen wall from Julie and Andrew's kitchen.

Living room

Hello AT,. My new home has a back room that was recently added. I've just painted it in Benjamin Moore 'Desert shadows' a dark, eggplanty brown. The trim and baseboard has been unpainted since the room was just added. Should I paint the baseboard and trim white to match the white trim in the rest of the house?....apartmenttherapy(dot)com)Link To All Good Questions. Should I paint the loft white with brown walls? Or should I do something totally different and paint the trim a contrasting color? A glossier, darker brown? Should I stain it darker brown? I'm decorating the room in a kind of cozy middle-eastern style, with lots of magenta, a tea table, and a pouf.

Living room with fireplace

If you're like us and don't have a built-in closet in your bedroom, you've got to think outside the closet. Wardrobes are freestanding closets that you can move when you need to. Click below for ways to use them in your space.... A small-scale item like the Narrow Leg Wardrobe from West Elm shown above can work at the end of a hallway. If your bedroom is too small for a wardrobe, a piece like this can be placed in an entryway, dining room, or living room. Line wardrobes against a wall to create a storage space that looks like it's built-in. Image: PAX Wardrobe System from IKEA. In a loft or studio, a line of wardrobes can create a room divider.

Large bathroom

We're really digging a more rustic vibe in furniture this summer, and this farm table definitely fits the bill in that area. It has a style that would be nice against a saturated wall color and bright accessories. MM. 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.Thanks, Craig!

Modern living room

I recently stopped by a friend's new apartment and was delighted to see how she decorated her bedroom. For a small room she knew exactly what to do with color and furnishings to make it work. The playful red duvet paired with the blue walls and mirrored bedside table made me rethink my overly white bedroom.

Modern living room

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Our dining room is my favorite room is our new but old home. After reading up on the slow home principles Cambria mentioned earlier this month, I realized our dining room qualifies. A pendant light should be centered above your dining table, hanging between 28 and 34 inches above the top of your dining surface. You'll need proper, easy-to-access storage in your Slow Home Dining Room. What else is on your list? Making these items easy-to-access will make the process of dining in this room convenient and enjoyable. Take an inventory of the items you typically use in your dining room. Typically you'll want 5 to 6 feet of space around your dining table, unless it's situated against a wall. Hang a special piece of art in your dining room or dining area to celebrate the space. Let go of the idea that your dining room will always be perfect.

Living room with spiral stairs

On October 7, the Wright Auction house is holding the Modern Design auction. We just received our catalog and are planning a few posts highlighting some beautiful examples of modern design that will be on the block next month. We kick it off today with a selection of dining chairs. The auction is October 7 at 12pm.All info is here. The Wright Auction house is located at 1440 West Hubbard in Chicago.

Teen bedroom

Can you believe we're into Week Four already? I don't know about you, but I feel like these last 3 weeks have flown by. I've been working on my own projects, focused primarily on clearing out my closets. See, we do pretty well keeping our apartment clean and clutter-free on the outside, but the insides -those dark hidden spaces called 'Closets' that whisper 'Psst! You don't know where to put that, so give it to me! I'll keep it secret, keep it safe...'- had developed a life of their own, and it wasn't looking very pretty.... My upper kitchen cabinets after I took off the cupboard doors. A few weeks ago I decided to switch to open shelving in my kitchen. In the process of making all the top cabinets look nice and neat, the lower cabinets got the spillover. A couple months of this and suddenly it was complete chaos: pans falling out on my toes when I opened the door, bowls and random storage containers toppled every which way, appliances I couldn't reach anymore. I'm still not accustomed to opening the doors and not having things fall out! In addition to clearing out the kitchen, I cleared out bags worth of clothes, shoes, and other household items and took it to Housing Works. This week is all about decluttering your living room. We've already gotten a bit of a jumpstart on the living room when my husband cleared out our 'Media cabinet' a few weeks ago and turned it into his bar mixology station!

Living room

Like a pop of scarlet lipstick to dress up jeans and a tee, red has the ability to make a big statement even in small doses. If you are looking to freshen up a space bringing in a little of the color is the quickest way to catch the eye and focus attention.

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The EPA states that furniture is the least recycled out of all household items, with 9.8 million tons of it ending up in landfills, according to 2009 data. The Trash Closet, created by Dutch designers Marijke & Sander Lucas, uses furniture scavenged from the streets of Amsterdam that would otherwise have been thrown away.

Living room with city skyline view

Now this is a small space home office at its best! Jordan of Oh Happy Day wanted a dedicated work area that could disappear in an instant, hide their 'Unsightly behemoth printer' and also just look nice when closed up after hours. One used IKEA armoire for $100 and a can of paint.... 'Paul and I both spend a lot of time at the computer and it is so nice to be able to close it up when we entertain or when we want to prevent grubby two-year-old hands from getting into all our stuff.' Seems like Jordan has a small camera collection that deserves their own display area. Some ideas to borrow from this corner home office is her use of vertical space, applying corkboard on the inside of the door and purchasing matching magazine holders for a consistent and cohesive look when her armoire office is 'Open for business'.

Living room

If there is one thing that hasn't changed since its inception, it's the concept behind a washing machine. The box-like devices haven't changed that much, and even you look for something different, you'll end up paying thousands of dollars for something like that. Think about it, weren't those LG washing machines and dryers the latest rage in washing machine technology? Designer Djordje Zivanovic comes to the rescue with an Aquarium, and it's not for fishes! It's hard not to compare this design by Djordje Zivanovic to the iPhone. It's nice to see the whole box-like machine replaced by something spherical, but in the end, does it wash any better? Now that's the important question. Since this is only a concept, there isn't much information available on this. We've found a few interesting tidbits about the Aquarium. Washing machines are usually kept far away from prying eyes, so making one look cool doesn't really make much sense. The designer says that its innovative since it's only composed of two spheres, one inside the other. The spheres rotate in different axes, so looking at it can be mesmerizing. It's mentioned that this washing machine is called Aquarium because it doesn't need a water tap, meaning that you have to refill it periodically and it can be placed in the middle of your living room, if you find the movements of the spheres really interesting.