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Open plan living room and kitchen

We didn't think it was possible for us to fall in love with a lamp any more than Ilse Crawford's unpretentioius Studioilse w08 desk light. We just saw her new wall lamp - its new, grown-up friend.... Earlier this month at the Stockholm Furniture Fair, Swedish lighting company Wastberg launched the new w093w halogen wall lamp by studioilse. Ilse Crawford reportedly developed the new wall light, based on the w08 desk lamp she created last year for the company. The w093w uses the same honest wood, iron and porcelain and adds simple pulley system so that the height of its porcelain shade can be adjusted to fit your table or desk. We can't get enough of the combination of these simple materials, red cord and weight system. Having lived with bare bulbs in our eclectic dining room for several years, we think we finally found the perfect table lamp. According to the folks at Wastberg, the lamp is still a 'Work in progress' and will be on the market sometime this autumn. In the meantime, you can check out these swing-arm wall lamps we rounded up last year.

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Living room

Harbenger Duo is a husband and wife design team based in Houston, Texas. Lucky for us, their stylish take on modern/traditional furniture is available through Etsy! 'The Kart chair shown in the first image is made from walnut veneered birch plywood and is $400 from Etsy. The Hammock coffee table - measuring 57.5' x 17' x 17.75' - coordinates beautifully with the chair and sells for $650. In addition to it's body of walnut veneered birch plywood, it features a felt pocket to hold magazines and remotes. You can see more of the Harbenger Duo collection on their website and blog.

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They embrace the idea that less is more, and most appreciate design that is clean, pure and simple in form. Help Dad grab the brass ring with the Crescent Brass Bottle Opener from The Future Perfect. Akita Desktop Accessories from Plant & Moss are perfect for today's concrete jungle. Handcrafted and simply luxurious, the Leather Laptop Cover in Tan with Brass Button from OEN is 100% leather. The unique design of the World Time Clock by Charlotte van der Waals from Amazon displays the time for all 24 time zones. 78.7.A master of minimal design, the Picnic Time X-Grill from overstock.com looks as good cooking as it does being carried. The Barcelona Bird Feeder By Monique Engelund is inspired by the work of a minimalist master.

Living room with fireplace

Back in November, Tiffany wrote in asking AT for advice regarding wallpaper and molding in the bedroom. She sought your advice again for her dining room. Now, she writes to share images of what she's done and how appreciative she was for all of your suggestions! Hello AT,. Wanted to send an update of the dining room! I was in Egypt when everyone wrote back with their WONDERFUL ideas so only just read them. We were in Chicago for the holidays and got to use the dining room for dinner so I took some photos to update you all. I got the Merimekko wall hanging and put it in there, the rug is antique Persian and I have an antique crystal chandelier I got in Belgium that needs to be re-wired as it's European right now. The table is hand-me-down as are the chairs, or brought in from other rooms. I'm saving up for the Martine chairs from Restoration Hdw. Decided not to do the 'Woods' paper as it is so expensive! Thinking about this one... I'll send final pics when we finish this summer, as well as the bedroom.

Large bathroom

These white wooden Grace Boxes from Modern Dose are just the thing for one of those beautiful credenza displays that Laure blogged yesterday over at AT:LA. They also remind us of the apothecary jar centerpieces we blogged about a month ago. The set of 3 is available for $165. The smallest is 12 inches high, and the largest reaches 15 inches. Lids come off to store candy, jewelry, matchboxes, or whatever odds and ends you can think of. There's also a larger, more elongated pair of Mirielle Boxes in red lacquer for $175..

Modern living room

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Modern living room

Q: I really need help with my upstairs bedrooms- the walls and ceilings are paneled with wood- either fir or pine. The carpet is very old and needs to be replaced, so I need ideas for new flooring. I could put in new hardwoods, but I am afraid of too much clashing wood. Maybe I could buy super cheap wood flooring and paint it white? Or marmoleum? Carpet? Thanks so much for your suggestions. Editor: Let Jen know what you think in the comments - thanks! Got a question? Email yours with pic attachments here.

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Living room with spiral stairs

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Teen bedroom

It's been our favorite color since our tween years. Grey isn't the first color color you probably think of when decorating a nursery or buying baby accessories, but maybe it can be. Like brown , the color grey is a great modern neutral. Although sometimes considered cold, it also can be very warm. We're drawn to the matte grey finish on the Sparrow Crib by Oeuf. It works with any bedding choice - bright, pastel or white. We're kicking ourselves for buying our Stokke Tripp Trapps chairs before the grey ones came out. What do Ohdeedoh readers think about grey in the nursery? Do you like the look enough to use it in your baby's nursery? Check out our previous post about grey in kids' rooms.

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Color is a fun and playful way to make a space my own. Color in the home is a great place to start living boldly. Using bright colors is a cheap way to distract from bland architecture. Start picking your color with your furniture first and your paint color last. Paint comes in any color you can imagine, but furniture options are more limited. Limit the number of colors you use and repeat your color choices through out the room. Remember black and white are both colors, and neutrals make a great backdrop for bright colors. Find a piece art you like and base a room on the colors in it. Look at a full range of colors in the room you are planning to decorate. You can create a color wheel by grabbing paint chips from the paint store in a rainbow of colors.

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Living room with city skyline view

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