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Living room

White living room

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Small living room

GO TO PAUL'S ROOM TO ADD IT TO YOUR FAVORITES. Visit the entry page to view all five photos, make a comment, select the room as a favorite and share on Facebook and Twitter. The rooms with the greatest number of favorites at the end of the initial round go on to the finals. You can choose as many rooms as you like as favorites, so be sure to check back each day for all the new entries - the more favorites you find, the better! If you love color and are thinking about adding new hues to your home, help is here. Whether you enter or simply find fantastic rooms to choose as favorites - join us!

Living room storage

When we hear the phrase 'Theme room' we automatically think of a child's bedroom. Fun for kids but not transferable for our grown-up apartment. So when we were in the bathroom of our local Echo Park salon and noticed it's simple 'House theme', we thought 'Wow-this is totally feasible for any adult space.' More views after the jump. It's easier to 'Reel it in' because you're less likely to go overboard with decorative theme items. The salon chose two very effective 'House representations': the wallpaper and a pair of photographs. Pulling the look together they use black paint which tends to draw your eye up to the wallpaper as well as to the checkered tile floor. We love this look and think they pulled off a difficult design challenge in going for a theme. For more tips you can check out this short article called How Can I Create a Tasteful Theme Room?

Living room with wallpaper

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Chair and fireplace

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Cabin living room

British textile designer Anna Magdalena Johansson's Tree Room Divider is really lovely - and inspiring. Made of small holes in paper, on a wooden frame, it reminds us of a headboard we once saw on the television show Changing Rooms. The designer had drilled simple holes in MDF or wood and installed light strings behind it, so that light peeked through the holes. We'd thought about making one, and then forgot until we saw Johansson's room divider.....

Large flat living room

Tucked within the house Candace shares with her hubby and two children in Hemnesberget, Norway is an adorable mini office hidden away in a secretary desk. 'We actually have a much larger office space in our home but we had an empty wall and a new desk that needed a home,' Candace explains. 'I can send all things I need to print over our network and pick it up in the other room. All items in this corner are from various market sales, my favourite second-hand shop, and fundraisers. Of course some things are new and have either come from IKEA or Åhléns. Tucked away in the top drawers are files, books/notebooks, and various projects. The bottom drawers home my fabrics and other paper goods for gifts and crafting.' A photo of the closed hutch after the break.... via BackGarage(Images: Candace).

African fabrics living room

It's been quite a while since we've done a 'Guess the Decade' post, which means it's about time we did another! Today's room is a beautiful one, and hopefully one that trips up all you design-savvy people out there. Check back tomorrow - 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!

Living room coffee table

Diving deeper into April, it's clear that some of us were going a little stir crazy with spring not totally allowing us to go outside and play. So we put our energy to good use wallpapering the fridge, rounding up the best products that can be ordered late at night off the tv, cultivating some indoor gardens, finding humor in the bathroom of all places and finally making it out of the house to see the CA BOOM Show at Barker Hangar.

Large modern living room

Chrome fixtures are common in bathrooms, but they can be made very modern when paired with gray walls and a clean-lined tub. Click below for modern bathrooms in silver and gray, ranging from super-sleek to warmed up.... In the top photo from Wow Bathrooms, this Duscho-designed space latches on to the trend towards furnished bathrooms. The silver chair picks up on the shiny chrome finishes throughout the room. The glass dividers in this space by Boffi let lots of light into the bathroom, while the wall-mounted fixtures seem to float. This heather-gray Chilewich Roller Shade has just a hint of violet, and the signature Chilewich texture adds richness to the window treatments. The hanging light fixture in this Boffi bathroom softens the hard edges of the ultra-modern fixtures. This photo from the Jamie Hayon Collection for Spanish company Arquitect shows how Hayon's artistic interpretation of traditional fixtures can bring a bathroom to the next level. We like the use of the little stainless steel stool in this Blu Blue Shower from Wow Bathrooms. In this photo from Living Etc, a freestanding tub is chrome-plated. This Selvaggio Tile from Ann Sacks is paired with carved wooden pieces, a nice compliment to the modern pattern.

Living room with green feature wall

When we hear the phrase 'Theme room' we automatically think of a child's bedroom. Fun for kids but not transferable for our grown-up apartment. So when we were in the bathroom of our local Echo Park salon and noticed it's simple 'House theme', we thought 'Wow-this is totally feasible for any adult space.' More views after the jump. It's easier to 'Reel it in' because you're less likely to go overboard with decorative theme items. The salon chose two very effective 'House representations': the wallpaper and a pair of photographs. Pulling the look together they use black paint which tends to draw your eye up to the wallpaper as well as to the checkered tile floor. We love this look and think they pulled off a difficult design challenge in going for a theme. For more tips you can check out this short article called How Can I Create a Tasteful Theme Room?

Large living room with fireplace

Which might help explain the appeal of these attic bedrooms: tucked away under the eaves, they just feel so lovely and cozy. Here are 12 spaces to inspire your home remodel - or just your home dreams. Above: enormous skylights make this under-the-eaves bedroom from VT Wonen beautiful and bright. Dark beams make a cozy contrast with the white walls of this bedroom from AD España. A darker, more moody style perfect suits this space from Home Adore. All the light bouncing off the white walls makes this little space from Design Sponge almost radiant. The exposed rafters add a nice dose of warmth to this little bedroom, spotted on Norse White. A cozy little room with a view, from House and Leisure. Finally, this bedroom Erin's Austin home, which is just big enough for a bed, seems like the perfect spot to curl up.

City skyline living room

After a stint in San Francisco, she decided to return to Los Angeles, and in just 6 weeks created a home office that would make just about anyone envious. From this glamorous home office for one, Rebecca juggles an assortment of projects: her own design site, loving. I moved from working as a commercial producer in a cube at an ad agency for ten years to enjoying a comfortable home office and doing work I love as a social media producer and design writer. Through Sweetline, I work with large and small brands on their online presences, social media strategy and style as well as digital marketing campaigns, all from this home office! Since I mostly work from home it was important for me to create a comfortable and peaceful office that worked in the size of the space and that felt balanced in function and form. Proudest DIY: Setting up my office by myself in just a few days. 'Biggest Indulgence: Buying a new computer for my home office, a 21.5' Apple iMac. As described above, it was important for me to set up my version of a comfortable office and having a decent sized computer monitor was part of that. Since I work online and now have a dedicated home office, I wanted to get a larger screen than before. Wicker bike basket to hide the wi-fi accessories IKEA boxes to store tons of office goodies Modern accordion file box for my important papers White planters from IKEA that I use for my pens and pencils. While we will work with homeowners of our favorite homes to feature full tours, we will also share the best as House Calls - short, quick tours of readers' homes.

Living room tv unit

Layering with blankets is not only a good way to warm up your home in cold weather, it's an easy way to add a little color. We've rounded up a selection of bright, bold throws - some high, some low, but all with inspiring shots of color that could inject a room with new life.....

Neutral colors living room

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Open plan living room

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