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Living room

Living room and piano

Last minute Labor Day barbecue? Snag these cheery orange-and-yellow patio chairs for some extra seating around the pool or the fire pit. Four identical chairs in good condition-and only $90! 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..

Sofa many different fabrics

We're often cautioned about design for small spaces, told to keep things light, solid, and neutral in order to avoid overwhelming the space. Especially when it comes to wallpaper! I think a small room-or part thereof-is the perfect place to add a bit of color and pattern. Using wallpaper makes smaller spaces special, and the limited amount of paper needed keeps costs low. Read on for 12 small papered rooms that pack a punch. There's a reason we often think of wallpaper as being perfect for powder rooms. These small spaces provide the opportunity to play with something a little bold, like this graphic black-and-white tree print in a bathroom by Regan Baker Design, while being relatively safe from design fatigue-after all, it's unlikely you'll spend so much time in the powder room that you'll tire of the paper. The owner has even made the unusual decision to paper the ceiling, which works perfectly in this small space. Why not treat utility spaces as something special? It might even make doing the laundry more fun. In a small, white, modern space, the pattern is the focal point; it could almost be too much in a larger room, don't you think? Here, trendy banana leaf paper completely covers this Tracy Murdock-designed sunroom/conservatory, and even though it's a small space, it looks fantastic.

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Put another score on the board for 'Wired' bathrooms being the newest home trend. The Bathomatic is a fully automated digital bath filler that allows you to fill up your bathtub remotely, even going so far as to let you control the depth, temperature and what fragrances or bubbles you want floating in it when you get home. The Bathomatic's filling process is controlled by a microprocessor, meaning that the depth and temperature will always be spot on. Recently, Bathomatic added the ability to operate its system from an iPhone. It can be installed in any tub, new or retro-fitted, by any plumber-but don't think this comes cheap. The entire Bathomatic system's price starts from £5,500 for the basic package. If you want automatic smelly bubble baths, Princess, prepare to pay up.

Minimalist living room

We've featured an indoor playhouse and an indoor treehouse to inspire you. If you haven't yet drawn up your plans, hold off a bit to ponder this - an indoor playhouse built under the stairs. This work of genius was created by Marcie and her husband. Rather than take up space elsewhere in the room, they built a charming playhouse right under the staircase. The location makes it clever but the details make it special. We love the shingles, the Dutch door, flower box, and lantern. Want to know what's inside? Run over to Marcie's blog Mossy for more details.

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Living room with zebra rug

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Living room with red chairs

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Brown sofa and blue wall

The bedroom at Monkey Cottage made us want to live in an attic. What did we do but go in search of more lovely attic bedrooms? There are lots of them out there, as many an attic has been converted into a spare room for guests, cozy kids' room, or even a lofty master bedroom. The one pictured up top is from Veronika & Sebastian's London House Tour. Many more after the jump.... via Marie Claire Maison via Living Etc. An attic bedroom in Kansas City via Projectionist Accommodation at the Needleworkers Cottage Accommodation at the Glenturret Mill in Scotland Storage in the Eaves at Monkey Cottage An attic bedroom in the West Carie Cottage in Scotland via House to Home An attic bedroom at the Dingle Cottage.

Red couch

About 5 years ago Faith had the pleasure of working with David Ellison, the man behind the Lorimer Workshop in Rhode Island, to build a farm table for her house. This huge, lovely table is now the centerpiece of her home, constructed of salvaged wood from an old train station, with all the character that brings. She can't speak highly enough of David, who considers the kitchen table to be the heart of the home; building these tables for people's homes is akin to a mission for him - not just a business. His prices are very reasonable, and he builds heirlooms to treasure.

Black and white living room

We found this while Google image searching and loved it. Super smart and simple, Matteo Thun's shower head truly is both form and function, with stainless wrap around tubing that carries both water and provides the structure for a shower curtain to hang off of.... Produced by Rapsel of Italy, we tracked down their US distributor: AF Supply and Matteo Thun's website.

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She writes: I have really enjoyed reading your blog over the past year and would like to pose a question to the group. I have attached a photo of my living room - as you can see, the fireplace wall is built out and pretty bare right now. I am thinking about wallpapering just that wall with a bold pattern.... ...and could use input. Would it look strange to wallpaper just that wall? Any ideas or suggestions on patterns, process or other creative input? Please share your suggestions with Julie in the comments...thanks!

TV unit

Hanna is a blogger out of Finland, who is currently documenting her bathroom remodel. She is actually getting rid of the shell-detailed sink you see here, so consider this a little homage to what we'd love as a gorgeous fixture for a small bathroom. The sink on the floor in the photo above is the intended replacement for the current sink. Hanna picked it up at a building salvage place, and chose it for its greater capacity to wash an infant in.

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Bosch has recently redesigned their iconic refrigerator. That's basically what this is: a new fridge that looks vintage. It's got a new interior and new colors, so that it can match your kitchen design better. This fridge blends in something new into a design that never really went out of date. The fridge has received an A+ energy rating, which brings it up to spec with all modern fridges. This fridge is available in black, white, cappuccino, red, or quartz for about $2,600. Ouch! If you are in the market for a vintage-looking fridge, you might want to consider Smeg fridges.