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Even though The Spring Cure has come to an end, that doesn't mean we're not still snooping around the Flickr pool and watching for a few late entries! We happened upon RobnSarah's transformation of a vintage tv into a dry bar and thought it was a great use of an otherwise useless item. We love the addition of the light and the hinged front door. Now we're curious what other vintage finds that technology has rendered obsolete could be used for the same purpose!

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We love the darker tones in this photo as opposed to the shabby chic white versions. It can be hard to get rid of a giant bathtub, so maybe it's easier to just fit it into your outdoor decor. Or maybe you're really into the idea and have incorporated it on purpose. Either way, we love unexpected elements in the garden and the bathtub can be one of them.

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It's not just handy to have them out in the open. Sometimes kitchen utensils are just plain beautiful. It's no wonder many kitchen designs now incorporate rails, racks, and open shelves that both store and display such wares.... The utensils pictured up top are well-used and pretty run-of-the mill. It doesn't take expensive 'Design-y' utensils or unrealistic standards of cleanliness to make for a beautiful display of these common household items. We touch and use and clean many standard kitchen utensils every single day. Why not elevate them to a position of display within our kitchens? Image: Library of Congress.

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Among our predictions for the looks that will dominate the kitchen in 2017? What we're calling the new country kitchen. After years of hyper-minimal kitchens, we're seeing a swing back towards a more intricate, textured look - one that incorporates elements of the modern kitchen, like open shelving and minimal upper cabinets, but also brings in certain rustic or even traditional elements. We like to call it 'the new country kitchen'. The space above, from One Fine Stay, is a perfect example: the subway tile and open look of the kitchen, sans upper cabinets, are quite familiar, but the antique cabinets, which help to ground the space and add a little bit of warmth, are what really sets this room apart. See all our other predictions for the new colors for the kitchen here. The hyper-minimal style of this kitchen from SF Girl by Bay is enhanced by the texture of the exposed brick wall. Another favorite for the new country kitchen is soapstone countertops, seen here paired with shaker cabinets for an especially timeless look. The new kitchen is all about bringing together new and old elements in a way that feels timeless but also fresh. An antique work table, which serves as an island, adds warmth to this kitchen from My Scandinavian Home. Never has a kitchen so beautifully embraced the contrast between old and new as does this one from Svenngarden. This kitchen from The Country Philes, via Apartment Therapy, works dark colors and also vintage elements.

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Name: JP Location: London United Kingdom Division: International Inspiration for my palette: A wall of books on white bookshelves usually does not require any additional color as the book spines provide ample. So the rest of the room is mainly white, but I added vivid details such as lamps and mid-century trays to make it more young and alive.

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ATSF recently blogged this pink powder room by Jay Jeffers and it instantly reminded us of another pink powder room that we fell in love with a while back. Designed by some pretty hip LA designers, this powder room gets it's punch from the wallpaper. The powder room was put together by design duo Woodson and Rummersfeld who like to mix Palm Springs Mid Century with Hollywood Regency meets the 80's. Sounds weird, we know, but they pull it off in style. We actually got to see this bathroom in person and it was even better than in pictures.

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We finally redecorated Mira's bedroom because we didn't find out the gender when we had her and so her room has always been brown, green and mustard colors. I've never been a huge fan of anything 'Pink' so it was a hard decision to make to paint all the walls pink. We went with it and had a blast! We used pink, gold and black as main colors and added a few accents. My husband handmade her bed to the specs of the Oeuf classic crib collection. Headband holder was also cut and stained by my husband. Chair was picked up at a yard sale and spray painted. Yarn Wall hanging was made by myself from a tutorial by Dream Green DIY. Thanks, Laura! Readers, Laura is a professional photographer. You can check out her work at Laura Wagner Photography.

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What would be better than an iPhone? An iPhone Nano or a giant iPhone? Needless to say that a giant iPhone would be pretty useless, unless it's used as a product display for some manner. This iPhone coffee table was made by iLoungers Tuan Nguyen, Ken Thomas and their associates. They were inspired by another coffee table based around an iPod that was made before by other iLoungers. We have to say that this table does look pretty slick. The table itself is made out of corrugated cardboard and glued together with white glue. It features removable coasters that are shaped like the iPhone icons. Like most projects, we're pretty sure that something like this won't get fabricated anytime soon. All that remains is for people to make their own. It's amazing how many things can be made out of cardboard without being temporary. Corrugated cardboard is a really tough material and is easy to shape.

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We found this cool feature buried in The New York Times pages for New York & Regional News - it's a full, interactive panoramic shot of William F. Buckley Jr.'s formal dining room in his Park Avenue apartment. Buckley, the 'Preeminent voice of American conservatism' died in February and the tables are still set! While the style of this room does nothing for our modern sensibilities, we're smitten with the technology! This is a must-see interactive panaromic image, so check it out: The Dining Room Where Buckley Reigned. Now we just need this same technology for AT House Tours!

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Name: Annie Location: Barrington, RI Division: United States What do you love about your bedroom?: I love that our bedroom feels bright, and at the same time calm. Our home was built about 100 years ago as a summer beach house with old pine for floors and tongue and groove beamed ceilings. There is an open knothole by the door that has frequently been used by our daughter to drop notes through to the kitchen. I love the grapevine we’ve collected and that the posts of our bed were made from trees we collected when a friend’s farm was clearing land.

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If you like a nice, big flat shower head that dumps a lot of water on you AND you like filtered water running down your sexy body, this is for you. These ShowerUp shower head filters are some of the nicest we've ever seen.... Available with a double or single arm extension for 40' or 20' adjustment range, these elegant thinks will get up and out of your way and then dump the good water straight down from the top. Filters come in different capacities, finishes come in satin nickel or chrome and prices range from $55-$152..

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