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Living room

Living room

Save your laptop from dings and dents when you don't necessarily want to haul your whole bag around with this inexpensive idea over on Instructables. Protection, cheap and easy, was exactly what zoundsPadang, who wrote the instructables, was thinking. The protective case is made of cardboard, and decorated with duct tape. We love the idea and the recycling this concept uses.

Living room christmas tree

Changing one's workspace from a regular desk to a standing desk can be a big challenge, but I made the switch over a year ago and haven't looked back. Attractive and affordable standing desks can be hard to find, but this DIY version from IKEA fits the bill nicely. 'Using just two 2x2 Expedit bookshelves, a Linnmon tabletop, and some 6' Capita legs from IKEA, IKEA Hackers user Sharon created a cute and functional standing desk that's perfect for a small space, and came in at under $200. 'The perfect height for a standing desk depends a lot on the person using it, of course. Sharon says she's 5'6', and this setup measures in at 39' tall, which she says has been a very good height for her. The best thing about this hack is all the storage space it creates under the desk. Usually that area goes to waste, and in a small apartment losing that much space can be a disaster. The bookshelves under the desk make a clever storage area for books, and a stool for when the novelty of standing all day starts to wear off. Check out the full instructions over at IKEA Hackers.

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Living room white sofa wallpaper

That's how we felt when we entered the Guest House at Field Farm near Williamstown, MA last weekend. It's an inspiration for not only B&B's, but our own home.... Field Farm is the 1948 home of Lawrence and Eleanor Bloedel, avid art and furniture collectors. Designed by Edwin Goodell, Jr., the home and its land is now the property of the Trustees of Reservations, who operate the home as a bed and breakfast. With only five guest rooms, we felt lucky to stay in the home, which is still filled with original modernist furnishings and artwork. The windows themselves are artwork from inside the building, capturing views of Mount Greylock and the Berkshires surrounding the Farm. We noted the home's fearless use of color on the walls. Cork tile, which has held up beautifully over the 60 years since construction, is the predominant flooring material throughout the home. The loving display of books, fresh flowers, and photos throughout the home inspired us to do more of this in our own home.

Black and white lining room

We had a friend come over the other day with a few questions regarding cleaning his electronics/appliances with stainless steel finishes. Luckily, it just so happened we had a secret formula that he could use by combining a few simple household items.... LIGHT CLEAN: Try using use a mild window cleaner for small fingerprints and smudges. You can also step it up a notch with mild vinegar and a microfiber cloth. Bar Keeper's Friend works amazingly well and isn't prone to scratch or mar a finish. HEAVY CLEAN: For big blemishes, use Soft Scrub with something a little more abrasive like a wash cloth to get those wine, oil, and more difficult to remove stains out! Magic Sponge and similar melamine foam products can work well, but must be used gently and sparingly. We use it for water/liquid stains, but only go with the grain of the metal with very gentle pressure. We find these melamine sponges a much safer bet than more abrasive cleaning products like AJAX when more serious stains need cleaning.

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I've been shopping again folks, this time with an eye towards comfortable, clean and casual pieces that are pretty and understated. There's an earthy vibe here, with natural rope and wood materials, offset by a nice dose of color which keeps this room from becoming bland. I know you are dying the see the less expensive versions, so keep on clicking for the alternatives, along with the sources for all these great finds. If you've been adding these up as you go along, you already know that the first version rings up at $3,904. Slipcover Sofa from Ikea; $399. Next up is an equally clean and airy living room, but with a big difference. As always, if you find something similar to the items above, for a better price, share the information by linking to it in the comments below.

Sofa with throw pillows

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Living room with wallsticker and red curtains

The branch-shaped legs of the Scrub table would make it the perfect anchor piece for a natural dining space. The price may not be rooted in everyone's reality. This collectible inspired a complete Organic Modern dining room, with money to spare towards a dinner party for 8!

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No matter the size of your home, I think it's really important to create a casual, comfortable, welcoming space in which to sit down and enjoy a meal. If you're in a smaller space, it's your breakfast nook in the morning and your intimate dining room-with the help of some candles-at night. Here are high and low budget versions of a fresh, eclectic look for your casual dining space. If you have a bit of a budget to play with and would like to invest in a few key pieces, try this look.... Get the HIGH Casual Dining Look: Wall art: All You Need Is Love Poster, Black Rooster, $365. Planters: Trigg Wall Planters, West Elm, $25/set of 2 small. Or, if you're a bit more thrifty with your home decor purchases or you're a renter on the move, try this look! Note that each look includes the cost of two chairs, so you'll have to adjust accordingly. Of course, you can always mix and match between the two to create your own custom look to fit your budget!

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WHAT I LOVE ABOUT MY HOME: I love the high ceilings, exposed ductwork, amazing light, and the modern yet comfortable feel. GO TO DANA'S ENTRY PAGE AND ADD IT TO YOUR FAVORITES. Visit the entry page to view all five photos and the floorplan, make a comment, select the home as a favorite and share on Facebook and Twitter. The homes with the greatest number of favorites in each size division at the end of the initial round go on to the finals. You can choose as many homes as you like as favorites, so be sure to check back each day for all the new entries - the more favorites you find, the better!

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GO TO LAUREN'S ROOM TO ADD IT TO YOUR FAVORITES. Visit the entry page to view all five photos, make a comment, select the room as a favorite and share on Facebook and Twitter. The rooms with the greatest number of favorites at the end of the initial round go on to the finals. You can choose as many rooms as you like as favorites, so be sure to check back each day for all the new entries - the more favorites you find, the better! 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!

Living room with red sofa

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Green living room

Office furniture is typically a bit more lively and colorful and it certainly gets better with age. Mid century wood and metal desk, $65.00 is the perfect desk for a small space, or even a larger office that just needs a little extra storage. Small Retro Gooseneck Lamp, $15.00 is one of the most popular shapes in desk lamps. Whether you have a vintage or modern one - you certainly recognize this. Lightolier telescoping lamp, $52.00 This lamp is worth every penny. It's the perfect combination of vintage and modern and would look great in any minimalists office. Vintage Cole Steel Swivel Office Chair, $90.00 Vintage chairs are a great way to add distinct character to your office. Super stylish VINTAGE Neon light office table lamp, $39.25 Another vintage lamp that we were immediately drawn to. We love the look of short, long desk lamps because they mimic the shape of the desk. The combination creates and instant vignette that'll look great for years.

Living room with fireplace

The picture doesn't give us much to work with, but this is the Green Kitchen Concept by Whirlpool. It looks like something the Jetson's might have liked and it does some things that seem pretty futuristic, as well. The Green Kitchen has one big thing going for it - it will supposedly turn its wasted water and energy into fuel. Engadget says '60-percent of the water and heat generated from diverted to fuel other appliances.' One example given on every blog we can find that mentions the green kitchen is that the heat produced in the compressor coils of the fridge would heat that hot water in the dishwasher. It's only a concept right now - but it's one we like.

Living room wall sticker

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (and the Cabinets, and the. Name: Jaclyn Location: Park Slope - Brooklyn, New York We are a young married couple living in Park Slope Brooklyn, trying to survive in New York, and our one bedroom apartment is.

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Get a bit of local history along with some green re-using and a great patio. The city of Minneapolis will sell you reclaimed - and crazy heavy - granite pavers. Small, grey granite in two sizes: 6' x 4.5' and a mere 13 lbs. Or large rose granite, below, with 10' x 7' pavers that weigh in at 19 lbs.