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We're always looking for more candidates for house tours. Biggest Challenge in designing my home: The open floor plan required creative solutions to space planning. What friends Say about my home: They admire our view and say that the place is fancy and modern, yet comfortable and relaxing. Biggest Embarrassment in my home: In the beginning, Edwin tried to hang a very heavy Pablo light on a wall that buckled. Biggest Indulgence with respect to my home: The loft itself´┐Ż we will be paying it for a loooong time. You are never really finished, your home is a constant evolving expression of yourself. ResourcesAppliances: Designer Frigidaire stainless steel appliances, stainless steel Amana refrigerator, LG front load washer and dryer.

Small living room red couch and striped rug

We've heard rumors for a while about a warehouse in North Hollywood being full of Danish Modern furniture. Then we saw this announcement about one that will be open to the public this Saturday. This Saturday, June 14th, our warehouse will be open to the public from 10-4pm. We just have received a partial container of furniture from Denmark. This is in addition to the 5000 square feet of vintage Danish/Swedish/European mid century modern furniture of all types we already have. We've never had so many low credenzas/sideboards as we do now. Our inventory includes danish mid century modern chairs, sofas, coffee tables, end tables, credenzas/sideboards, book shelves and other pieces.

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Need a comfy child-, pet- and clumsyproof chair? This Living room chair just might fit the bill. It's attractively priced and a nice neutral color that will fit most color schemes. MM. 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.Thanks, Craig!

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Although we don't have AT Pet, we're sure that if we did this would be one of the first places we'd check out for a house tour. Or, we might see it in the Smallest, Coolest.... With its different levels, it's the pet version of that Parisian teenager's garden shed we were drooling over, only here, instead of wishing we were a Parisian teenager, we're considering the luxurious life of the lucky pet who gets to live here.

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That's great - choosing to live small can be incredibly liberating, not to mention freeing up cash for other areas of your life. What do you do when your carefully-selected assortment of sofas, armchairs, coffee and side tables doesn't fit into your teeny-tiny new living room? Well, edit. The size, proportions or even the style can throw off an entire room, so you have to learn to think judiciously, especially in a small space. Choose your Seating WiselyIt's best to admit right off the bat that a smaller living room won't seat all your friends at once, and not try to cram in a sofa and multiple armchairs. The trick is to think about how you use the seating in your living room. A slim, wall-mounted television saves valuable space in a small living room. Coffee table vs. Side TablesI sometimes think that we've been conditioned to think that every living room needs a large coffee table front and center. A couple of small side tables, or better yet, a set of small nested tables, can do the job just as well in a smaller space. The shape of the room and the way traffic flows through it will dictate which table option works best in your space, but you probably don't need both. Light it UpIdeally a small living room would have a ceiling fixture, so choose a pendant which is both visually striking and gives off a lot of light.

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Q: What are some ways to add more wall space when there isn't enough? There is a partition wall in my living room that isn't long enough for my furniture. I've tried numerous combinations, and the furniture either extends beyond the wall or seems to just float with no anchor to anything. I'm open to rearranging, adding or taking away furniture. Maybe I could make better use of the wall where the hallway door is? Add floor to ceiling bookcases at the end of tje partition wall? The entire living room/dining room is begging for suggestions. Editor: Leave your suggestions for Brenda in the comments - thanks! Have a question for our community? Send us yours with a photo or two attached.

Funky living room with modern red chairs

We were so excited to open our inbox today and find this little peek into a Nob Hill penthouse from SF-based interior designer Steven Miller. See more photos of the project after the jump.... Steven's objective for this small one-bedroom condo was to edit down the owners' collection of objects and furniture and add a few key pieces and decorative embellishments in order to create a more cohesive space. The result is this little jewel box of a home that showcases the couple's treasures while maintaining a composed, chic look. See more of Steven Miller's work at his website.

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Always on the lookout for the next best home office space, we decided to go big this time and look at some inspiring advertising and creative agencies out there. From simple color themes to dynamic workspaces, here is a roundup of my current top favorite agency spaces and how you can try to mimic some parts for your home office. You can also apply the same dynamic to your home office with furniture that is light and can be rearranged when needed. Instead of putting up works of art in your home office, you can create your own wall of fame at home. When choosing which room to make a home office out of, try steering clear of areas like the basement or garage unless they have large windows. If your home office has white walls and tables, it helps to pick a color set of furniture to contrast against the white. If you have a favorite color, you can try inserting furniture or small items into your home office to achieve a consistent color theme. Try picking one color for small items like a mouse pad, laptop case, or pencil holder for your home office to achieve the same effect.

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Whether you have a washer and dryer in your building or if you haul your hamper to a laundromat, laundry can be one of those chores you just don't want to deal with. Clean laundry can be so...delicious. For us, clean sheets for us are one of life's great little luxuries and it makes dealing with laundry worth it. Here are some tips and tricks from the archives that seek to help keep laundry simple, help build habits, inspire and just help git 'er done. DIY scented laundry booster made out of things you probably already have on hand. Vinegar,Tennis Balls and Hydrogen Peroxide are Danny Seo's Green Advice go to's for clean, green laundry: add vinegar to the wash to cut down on soap residue, add tennis balls to the dryer in place of fabric softener sheets and use hydrogen peroxide on loads of white to keep them fresh. In our old apartment, each tenant pitched in to keep the common area clean and organized which went a long way towards actually wanting to go and do laundry. Always leave a basket near your laundry if you're in a shared space. For Inspiration: Stylish Laundry Room Gallery Get inspired by this gallery of clean and organized laundry rooms. You might need to psych yourself into laundry, so if it's in your own space, try painting a bright bold color behind the set.

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Here's an idea we saw this weekend that we're inspired to emulate for our own gardening project. Using wall planters to grow herbs or other plants is an efficient use of space normally ignored as gardening space, but perfectly suited for apartment dwellers with only a balcony to grow flora. Here are some instructions for making your own wall or hanging garden baskets.

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BKLYN designs, a contemporary furnishings show, was held this weekend in NYC. I'm sure we'll be seeing lots more on what was shown during the next week, but here's a quick peek via Core 77. To the left is the box shelving system from Manche Mitchell. Constructed of birch, walnut and aluminum, the system is designed to be strong yet lightweight. Look for coverage of BKLYN designs this week on AT-NY from their roving reporters.