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We see similar sofas to this one, but not at this price with new(er) cushions. This sofa has a vintage Danish teak frame in great condition with custom made cushions that have barely been used. Currently priced at $200! Want more? Check out some good stuff after the jump.... Thank Craig!

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The Renovation Diaries are a collaboration with our community in which we feature your step by step renovation progress and provide monetary support towards getting it done in style. My plumber came back to install the gas line, and ended up reevaluating his original plan. While things inched along in the kitchen, I turned my attention to the dining room. Last week Gregg, my contractor, installed some new molding around the panels that flank the fireplace. This week, after patching the nail holes and caulking the new moulding, I painted the paneling and the rest of the dining room trim a bright white - Benjamin Moore's 'Super White' in pearl finish to be exact. With the floors refinished and most of the walls and trim painted, the dining room is starting to come together. There's another, potentially more serious problem with the fireplace: a crack running all the way across one of the marble side panels. Check out the full series and be sure to join us next week for installment #14 of Dan's Kitchen Renovation.

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Large office with big windows

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Q: I am wondering if anyone has any tips on how best to decorate the walls in this room. The room is part of a flat in a friend's lovely Victorian house that's I'm moving into. The ceilings are high and the windows are fairly big. I am finding it a bit of a challenge because the bed has to be pushed into a corner, and the wall next to the window to the right of the bed is fairly dark. I would like to hang a large print somewhere in the room, also but need opinions as to where best to place it without the room appearing overcrowded, as it's not the largest of rooms. The photo taken is the view from the door as you walk into the room. Editor: Leave your suggestions for Bluetiger in the comments - thanks!

Living room with rustic walls

Recent graduate of the USC School of Architecture Christopher Megowan sent us several images and a detailed description of an architectural project that juxtaposes a modern addition with a hundred year old Victoria home in the historical section near the Trojan campus for us to share. Christopher Megowan, one of the two students/owners, designed the project while still studying at the School of Architecture. Purchased as a student housing investment, the addition was constructed on a tight budget at less than 130 dollars a square foot. The addition was designed as efficiently as possible in order to not complicate construction and reduce material waste. Designed on materials grid, the main volume of the addition was detailed from the exterior 4'x8' fiber cement panels and polycarbonate in. In using the fiber cement panel rainscreen, thermally stabilizing concrete floors on the lower unit, and the polycarbonate, this addition was able to be constructed at a price per square foot competitive with stucco and other less desirable finishes. 'The interior volumes benefit from tall ceilings and open spatial flow between the existing house, the annex and the common rooms of the addition. The bedrooms each have a wall of sliding doors providing privacy between spaces and enclosing the closets that serve as a sound barrier to the common spaces.'

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Bright living room

These funky, ornate vintage mirrors would look terrific in a range of bathroom styles, from eclectic to traditional to sleek modern. I think my favorite combination is to put an ornate vintage mirror in a very modern bathroom. Some of the mirrors below are small and would only suit a small powder room, while others are quite large. None are dull! Our post Design Details: Bathroom Mirrors Done Right really underscored how much fun a cool bathroom mirror can be. Total frame measures 19.5' long and 12.5' wide. Ornately detailed vintage brass frame hand painted in marigold yellow acrylic then sealed with gloss varnish. Scrolled distressed gold leaf mirror from Layla Grace, $579.10. One of a kind vintage mirror in distressed gilt from Layla Grace, $990.14. This antique solid wood mirror was foiled in a mottled silver and gold and finished with clear semi-gloss protective polyacrylic. Measures 21.5' at the widest point and 21' tall.

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Juliana's Toronto loft is flooded with light from the floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing one to appreciate the subtle textures and hues with which she has filled her home. If you are not as blessed, window-wise, you can still achieve a similarly sophisticated look by shopping her style!

Yellow chair and blue wallpaper

There are a handful of reasons you might not want to push the color pink on your little girl, and chief among them might possibly just be 'I don't like pink.' Shopping in the kids department might have you thinking that your only choice in girls' decor is between 'Blush' or 'Petal pink,' but these 12 rooms can show you differently. First up is the nursery pictured above from Style Me Pretty Living. As you can see in the photo directly below, it actually does feature a pop of pink-lots of these rooms do. You don't have to completely ignore an entire hue on the color wheel because you're after a 'Not pink' room for your little one. That nursery - and these eleven other rooms - all serve as inspiration for creating a room for your girl that's only as pink and and girly as you want it to be. Do you have a little girl at home? Does her room look like any of these?

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This weekend is supposed to be lovely but we still wouldn't mind spending it in bed. So we put together our fantasy weekend bedroom and filled it with crisp whites and happy oranges. We're normally not even big fans of orange, but something about its poppiness, its unpretentiousness and its happiness make us want to surround ourselves with the right burst of it. All while being swaddled in luxurious white sheets and a great mattress.

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Couch and huge floor lamp

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Location: NYCSize: Apartment, 900 square feet; Nursery, 96 square feet. They are used for baby clothes since the nursery has no closets and I needed something cute and sturdy that would go nicely in the room. I was inspired by the color blue and the beautiful view out the window of the nursery. It was previously a dining alcove 11' 6' x 7' 9'. I hired a contractor to build a wall separating the living room from the alcove and put in a door to the living room and a door to the kitchen. He also filled in the space around the kitchen door with opaque textured glass and he built a changing table that folds down from the shelves. I inherited the crib from a friend who purchased it and the bedding from Plain Jane in NYC. I mixed the classic style Jenny Lind crib with modern elements like the Kartell fly lamp and the wall decals. Shopping online for everything was great for me since it was the middle of summer and I was very pregnant. I bought the 2 shades from Smith & Noble, the rug from Crate & Barrel, the Lamp from Kartell, the decals from Blik and the coat rack from Pylones, all online.

Classic living room with fireplace

A small bathroom though ... a small bathroom is a different story. One small bathroom for two women - two relatively low-maintenance women, at that. Still, for us, a small bathroom is often not cool; sometimes it's a pain. Perhaps, I'm overly sensitive today because another plastic shower caddy broke last week and we've been storing our shampoo, etc. Shaving our legs is nearly impossible in our tiny shower- Storing the basics in the shower has become and issue - the suction cup caddies don't stick and most of them take up too much space. Obviously, these inconveniences we suffer are minor and, for the most part, we've adapted. We often shave our legs over a bucket of warm water now - rather than doing it in the shower. We're getting by ... and some days ... the bathroom does feel just ever so slightly cozy. Do you have a small bathroom? Do you do anything creative to cope with the space limitations?