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Living room

Large living room with high ceiling


Minimalist living room


Small brown living room

This doesn't mean that they walk around Portland in black turtlenecks, listening to french instrumental music, recycling motor oil without consent. It also doesn't mean that they like sitting on fancy, uncomfortable furniture. We're simultaneously delighted and relieved by this sideboard, constructed of intricately cut laminate layered over Kirei Board, a panel product made of agricultural waste. We're delighted because of the design, which, while figural, seems almost random at the large scale. We're relieved that someone finally figured out that the visually rhythmic qualities of Kirei Board can be used in ways that go beyond the tabletop or simple plywood replacement. At $2800, the price is reasonable for high quality, handmade casework of innovative design. This basic stool is made unique with prints designed by different artists. Made in Australia, it's shipped flat - and the design is honest about that green fact. Rest assured that they're more than happy to take your orders and inquiries via phone and email.

Pop art living room

Design blog Core77 has a ton of posts and video from Milan. In addition to a chat with Derek Chen of Council, there is a quick video of Dutch designer Tineke Beunder's Marbelous table. It's a wooden table that has been carved to double as a marble shoot chute.... Marble chutes are one of our favorite toys! Via: Core77.

Designer sofa

Got your interior designer hat on? Because it's time for another round of Fill in the Design !. What rug would YOU choose for this bedroom? Would you add a punch of color? Keep in low key and muted? Just for fun we photoshopped out what the designer actually chose, so you can pick your favorite floor covering, and vote for your selection after the jump.

Black and white living room

The AT readers have been tough to beat in past rounds of Guess the Decade, but we're back today with a new challenge. Check back on Monday - we'll be posting the answer and the photo info then. Speculation and discussion is always welcome in the comments, but for those of you who may know the photo source info...please don't tell! Thanks!

Leather sofa living room

Kenny Lao is the founder and owner of Rickshaw Dumpling Bar. His bright red home kitchen looks suspiciously normal, but look a little closer, and you'll find plenty of rewards. Can you spot a hippopotamus, a taxicab, and an amphibious beast? You can also see plenty of dumpling fixings; we have a tutorial from Kenny on how to make perfect potstickers too.

Gray living room

Q: I was hoping to get some suggestions on a backsplash for my kitchen. I have dark granite countertops, shaker style maple kitchen cabinets with under cabinet lighting. I've contemplated the white subway tile with dark grout lines but would consider something more unique. Any feedback from you or the readers would be much appreciated. Editor: Leave your suggestions for Chanan in the comments - thanks! Got a question? Email yours with pic attachments here.

Traditional living room

If the start of the school season has you thinking of hopping on the chalk board bandwagon, but you're not quite ready to commit to lavishing paint on an entire wall, these panels by notNeutral may ease you into your decision. Each 15 1/2' by 15 1/2' panel is made of birch plywood and can be attached easily to any clean surface using the self-adhesive that comes with the panel. Available with your choice of orange, blue, or green tray.

Living room with subtle blue accent

When Eric and Sara bought their Portland, Oregon home in 2012, the kitchen was in sorry shape. It had been remodeled in the mid-90s with builder-grade oak cabinets and country touches. Sara says, 'It made us want to barf.' To keep the queasiness at bay, they decided to completely revamp the small kitchen by stripping it down to the walls and starting from scratch. Materials:IKEA APPLĂ…D cabinetsPental Quartz countertops IKEA undermount sinkGrohe faucetFrigidaire Pro appliances. In the end, they love how the all-white kitchen looks clean and open, and the half-wall that lets them chat with people in the living room from the kitchen. Sara says, 'It feels much bigger and is much more functional.'

Small living room


Eclectic living room

Eloise has a passion for color - bold, bright colors to be exact.... Her kitchen is a testament to her color craze from the lime green walls down to the tangerine and cobalt stools at the counter. Even her dog dishes are delicious shades of this color combo. A lemon yellow accent wall adds some warmth to the overall modern feel.

Light filled living room


Striped wall living room


Contrasting colors living room

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Small living room with orange accents

One of our favorite and affordable ways to decorate our space is by using flowers. Colorful, textural and pretty, flowers are a great way to add flavor to a space. One way way to consider displaying flowers is.... placing just one in a small vase. This small detail can create a big impact in a space. Try this idea for your bedside table, kitchen window sill or mantle.