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Living room with pop art

If you've got accident-prone kids, messy dogs, or even clumsy friends, this couch may just ease your worried mind: this modern sleeper sofa bed has been reupholstered in a chic black-and-white striped Sunbrella fabric. While it can withstand red wine stains and wipe up muddy paw prints easily, you could even put it outside on a patio for comfortable outdoor entertaining. This sofa is definitely a steal at $200. More great stuff to start your weekend....Thank Craig!

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What do your walls say about you? Find out online using Pantone's Mood Selector. The custom mood palette allows you to choose paint colors that fit your personality. Are you an analytical person with a sporty side? Try Oyster Gray in your dining room with a Cherry Tomato accent wall. Pantone Mood Selector: Should we paint the kitchen Sap Green? All signs point to yes. For more help choosing colors online, visit Janel's Top Ten color sites.

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I just moved into a beautiful new apartment! It is almost perfect. To be clear, the counter is pink with flecks of glitter. How can I deal with this baby blue and pink tiled bathroom with orange and black accents?? I was thinking about using a striped shower curtain, but should I just go with all white or black showers curtains and bath mats? There is no wall to paint in the bathroom...it is completely covered in pink tile. This is the sample curtain Anne-Lise sent along with her question. We know how she feels - our bathroom is also covered in speckled tile with pink fixtures - but we chose to fight it rather than embrace it. We think the addition of more colors might make the space even more disjointed. All black or all white accessories sounds good to us.

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COLOR PALETTE: The Green Machine! - green with accents of red. If you love color and are thinking about adding new hues to your home, help is here. Whether you enter or simply find fantastic rooms to choose as favorites - join us!

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It may not win awards for minimalist attractiveness, but it can be hugely helpful to anyone whose sight makes it difficult to see the letters on the keyboard. Yellow keys with black letters are actually the easiest color combination for people to see, but if you're opposed to the combination for aesthetics, they also have black-on-white and white-on-black. The keyboards are available from firstSTREET, a site that sells products and gadgets 'For Boomers and Beyond.' The keyboard costs $50. -As seen over on popgadget.

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Q: I just moved into a home filled with beautiful, original dark wood molding. I'm itching to paint my dining room in a dark moody color like charcoal or even black. Have you ever seen this successfully done? Can you go dark with dark molding? Editor: What do you think about dark paint with dark wood molding? Share your thoughts and suggestions with Kim in the comments below....thanks! Got a question? Email yours with pic attachments here.

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If you've shortlisted your favorite wall colors but are having a hard time narrowing it down to a final choice, why not take inspiration from this beautiful feature wall and use them all? Posted by Flickr member anonymous to you, this feature wall works without looking too busy because the colors all come from the same refreshing-yet-soothing palette of greens and neutrals. You can use painter's tape to create the same effect. Just block off the squares and rectangles using painter's tape, then carefully roll in the desired colors, starting with the lightest-colored blocks and ending with the darkest.

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My boyfriend and I live in a one-bedroom apartment in the heart of Logan square that is about 600 square feet. We didn't have much time to find an apartment and we had been traveling back and forth from Minnesota to find one. We have spent the last eight months making this apartment really feel like home to us. We both love mid-century modern pieces and are inspired by art and nature. I am very proud of our kitchen accent wall, it took much deliberation to find a pattern and color we both liked. Wall mounted shelving was something I really wanted and we both agreed would be a good way to use space in our small living room. We are both really proud of a lot of stuff we have done to make this apartment our own. Interested in sharing your home with Apartment Therapy? Contact the editors through our House Tour & House Call Submission Form.

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Hello AT,I'm going to be remodeling my 6x5 bathroom here in Minneapolis where a bathtub remains important for resale. I've been looking for some small tubs online, but unfortunately everything i can find is only made in Europe with no real shipping to the US. Are you aware of any manufacturers or retailers in the US or that ship here that would sell a small tub? I'd prefer a semi corner tub so the room doesn't feel quite so small and have more room for storage as we don't have a closet, either.

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Nothing says style like a shiny, black, Baby Grand Piano, but did you ever think you'd house one in your toddler's room? Well, what better time than the holidays to surprise a little one with the gift of music? Schoenhut Pianos have been around since 1872 when the toy piano company was founded by a German immigrant named Albert Schoenhut. Each handcrafted piano has a spellbinding sound produced by tiny hammers striking metal rods, and they never have to be tuned. There are many beginner 'Pianos', many of them digital, out there for aspiring little ones, but this one is the closest thing to the real deal. The width between the keys is the same as an adult piano so students will learn how to stretch their fingers properly, and each piano includes a songbook that helps children learn using Schoenhut's patented Learning system. If you're not up for the baby grand just yet, check out the other models including the 'My First Piano' model. I don't know, maybe it's just because I wish I'd had piano lessons when I was little, but I love the idea of one of these glossy guys sitting under the tree with a big red bow. Check out their website at toypiano.com where you can even hear a sampling of toy piano playing by Julliard graduate, Margaret Leng Tan.

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Wall with black and white frames

Today's fishing in the deep waters of Craigslist brought up many tuna and one swordfish. Good stuff and good prices abound, and our top pick is an antique transformer. A beautiful pre-war dresser that converts into a desk so that you can write a letter while putting on your lingerie. That said, any piece of furniture that is this flexible is going to be a goldmine for someone in a small apartment. MGR. 'OTHER GOOD STUFF- All Scavenger - 4 Ladder back chairs w. rush seat for $50- Round oak parquet table 48' for $175.- Innovation sofa bed/loveseat for $290.- Heavy set round butcher block table on wrought iron base for $200.- Tiger maple mid-century coffee table for $150.- French dining room table for $400.- Enormous mahogany dresser with 7 drawers for $500.- Cool Moroccan style mosiac table and chairs for $1,300. 4 panel shoji screen for $75.- Vintage glass and wood showcases from pharmacy in Bklyn for bo. Giant replica of Ancient Terra Cotta soldier for $3.000.

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After Rachel had her new wood floors installed, it was clear she had a problem- her always darker than desired kitchen was now even more basement-like because her cabinets now matched the tone of her floor. Determined to create a lighter, brighter space without spending a lot of money, Rachel decided to use paint to transform her kitchen. Rachel used a Rustoleum Countertop Transformations Kit to transform her counters from dark grey to desert sand. The room was already looking brighter but not bright enough so it was onto more paint. After installing a backsplash of beadboard wallpaper, Rachel used another Rustoleum product to refinish her cabinets in pure white. The project took six days over three months but the end result was certainly a brighter more welcoming space for Rachel and her husband.

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There's no denying that exposed brick walls always command attention. What if you want to further enhance your beautiful brick? We've got wall decor ideas to help your enviable architectural detail command even more attention. Adding a subtle wash of white paint to a brick wall's surface makes for a complex texture. Paint your brick wall solidly with white paint for a surface that gives you a modern look while maintaining a great texture. The white brick wall above spotted in Before & After: Ideas from a Chic Boston Apartment Makeover. White still not bold enough for you? Try using a shocking paint color, like in Jen and Dave's Fixer-Upper Turned Colorful, Plant-Filled Austin Home. Add a big mirror to your brick wall, like the one in Bree and Andy's D.C. Home Hits the Bright Spot. The contrast between the brick wall's rough texture and the mirror's smooth reflection creates an exciting visual. Infuse a space with visual energy by decorating your brick wall with a collage of small wall decor, like the example in Jessica's Super Small NoLita Apartment. Using a rough, complex texture as the backdrop for decor is bold because your attention jumps between the brick wall to the decor and back again. Feeling left out because you don't have a brick wall to decorate? Create your own bold brick wall in a room, like this homeowner did: Before & After: Vickiann's DIY Real Brick Wall.