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Living room

Couch and wall art

When writing on the subject of furniture, we sometimes will tell you about great ideas for using big people furniture for the little ones. It doesn't mean the opposite can't happen. Do the beds look familiar? Yes, the two twin beds are the BB2 twin beds by notNeutral. The bench at the foot of the bed is a great place to hold extra towels and toiletries for guests.

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Middle eastern living room

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.

Living room

Most mornings we go through the same routine: we step on our digital scale, grab something heavy and step on again, then weigh ourselves a third time. The reason? The scale gives a different reading before and after we hold the heavy thing. We've learned not to trust it, and have begun to feel nostalgic for a good old fashioned analog scale. Circular dial gives a more visceral sense of relative weight gain or loss. Four little colored tabs fit around the face to mark weight goals and milestones. Since the relative accuracy of an analog scale's spring mechanism trumps the body fat readouts and tenth of a pound increments of our digital scale, we'll be picking one of these up soon.

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Fireplace

If your decorating style veers toward the eclectic, and your idea of 'cozy' includes layers upon layers of textiles and patterns, you'll love these 11 sleeping spaces with a distinctly bohemian vibe. This bedroom, from an Australian home spotted on HomeLife, is simultaneously eclectic and relaxing. A beamed ceiling and tile floor add texture to a space from World of Interiors via Introducing New Worlds with a Shrug. A textured space with black accents from Design Milk. This bedroom from Julian Schnabel's New York home, spotted on Love is Speed, breaks all the rules in the best possible way. The draped canopy and stacks of books make this room from La Maison Boheme extra cozy. Colorful details enliven the bedroom of Madrid home from Elle Decor EspaƱa. When in doubt, add plants, as in Rebecca Williams' Australian home. A bedroom from Marie Claire Maison with a vintage-eclectic feel.

Living room with union jack throw pillows

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Living room with fireplace

We could only be so fortunate to have a mom like Unplggd reader, Ricardo Fay, whose artistic mother painted these Apple-themed wall art to adorn his home office space and bedroom. Iconic, colourful, fun and obviously advertising your computing allegiance with pride. Any similar Windows/PC decorative wall art out there?

Classic small living room

Q: I am looking for suggestions on how to arrange the furniture in my long, narrow living room. Possibly so the TV is able to be seen, but not the focal point. Editor: Leave your suggestions for Stacy in the comments - thanks! Got a question? Send us yours with pic attachments here.

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I don't know about you, but when I try to incorporate multiple motifs into a room willy-nilly, things can quickly get a little out of control and the space ultimately lacks cohesion. When it comes to the delicate dance of mixing and matching patterns, it's best to take cues from the pros. As your print-mixing guides, we've put together four high and lows inspired by rooms with perfectly blended patterns. The Terrace Suite at the Ham Yard Hotel in London, designed by co-owner and Design Director Kit Kemp, is an ideal example of pattern-mixing prowess, as it's bursting at the seams with drool-worthy patterns-many from her own textile collections, like the hand-embroidered curtains in the living room and the vibrant, upholstered headboard in the bedroom. Though not for the faint of heart, this space packs some serious pattern punch.

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Sofa

Our design style is an eclectic mix of industrial and contemporary, and we love having heavier neutral pieces mixed with colorful rugs, artwork and pillows. Our home could easily look cluttered, so we choose our pieces carefully, while prioritizing storage-ability. Mostly, we have loved creating a small, yet comfortable family home to unwind and relax with our beloved Cat Benatar.

Modern living room

Though the Big Window Challenge debuts next week in the Lexington Avenue windows of Bloomingdale's, the Apartment Therapy window team has been busy planning the spaces since late October. Pictured above are our window designers: Maxwell, Jane, Curtis and Patrick - they've been perfecting their individual windows since the first walk-through of Bloomingdale's Furniture on 5.... Stay tuned! The windows launch January 21st!.