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Office with pretty wallpaper

We saw lots to like and be inspired by in the rooms of the professional project A Modern & Bright All-Over Remodel. So we just had to source some objects that could help craft a similar feel for a living room. We found resources for two nearly identical living rooms: one with high-end finds and the other with surprisingly affordable options! Furnituremaxx Cowhide Brown Stencil & Brown Full Skin Rug from Sears, $398. If you've run across other options, let us know in the comments!

Library and study desk

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Wood work desk

'There's something about this nice low bench of wood, 60'x16'x9' that we like. It has simple lines, is made of real wood, and it has a sort of textural quality because of the various shades/colors. It could also be used either as seating or as display - and it's a nice change from the ubiquitous Nelson bench. 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..

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Bradley will probably end up helping out a fellow design fan. His Cappellini sofa has a price point that, while still a significant chunk of change to a lot of folks, is well below that of most other designer furniture. The sofa itself is apartment sized, which eliminates the dismay of getting a couch up the stairs, only to have it get stuck in your door. 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!

Study desk and book case

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Reused storage green

Peter and Molly's light-flooded West Village studio was perfect for the two of them plus Hugo, their dog. When they were preparing for a new baby, they successfully reorganized the space and added a sliding door, creating a comfortable and calm one-bedroom.

Small work desk

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.

Blue teen bedroom

Back in April '06, Janel blogged these stunning mesquite wood tiles from Ann Sacks, which start at $42.62 per sq/ft. For $27 sq/ft we found some alternatives from Anchor Bay Tile.

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Just having a washer and dryer in my apartment is a major step up for me. In Chicago, our coin-operated laundry is in the building's basement and that is a major step up from the place we lived before - I don't even want to tell you what that was like. Here in Paris our washer and dryer is in our one and only spacious bathroom, which also houses our tiny closet and I LOVE it. It is so convenient to do laundry - I don't even need a laundry basket! I just fold the clothes out of the dryer and turn around and put them away. If it's especially chilly, I'll pop my towel into the dryer before I get in the shower. When I get out, not only is the room warmer, but I have a heated towel as well! I would never have thought myself to put the laundry in the bathroom, but now I'm starting to think this is the best place for it. A few weeks ago Regina wrote about incorporating the laundry into the kitchen which, depending on your apartment's floor plan, seems like it could also be efficient. I'm curious: where is your laundry located and why do you love it?

Small work desk

We have some nice brick walls, 10 foot ceilings, and quite a bit of wall space. We love the space and want to add some really unique pieces punch up the d├ęcor. While at the Elephant's Trunk flea market in Connecticut this past weekend, we happened upon a very old wheel used on a hay baler. Since our goal is to mix in some country rustic chic into the apartment, we knew it would look perfect in the dining area against the brick wall. The wheel weighs somewhere between 75-100 lbs.2. Because of the hub, the rim of the wheel will sit roughly 6 inches from the wall.4. We'd love to hang it using something complimentary in style to the wheel - for example; a railroad tie as opposed to a shiny industrial bolt from Home Depot. Editor: Can you help out with some tips and ideas for Ted's challenging wheel hanging? Let us know in the comments below - thanks! Got a question? Email yours with pic attachments here.

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Tipped off by our mom, we hereby post a good resource for your NYC radiator woes. Started in 1990 by Tom and Peg Kennedy, who found wood radiator covers WAY too expensive, The Wooden Radiator Company offers three general styles at affordable prices. They have also recently added bookcases and baseboard covers to match. While modernistas may not find these designs immediately pleasing, The Wooden Radiator Company can paint, stain or tone down their designs to fit in with most decors and the shaker is pretty plain. The covers are strong enough to stand on and the finishes are heat resistant. Orders can be transmitted online, by fax or in person in the cities that they visit. They make the rounds of the Northeast every few months and are in NYC this month.

Study desk and wallpaper

Name: Elizabeth Location: Austin, TX Division: United States What do you love about your bedroom?: I love the natural materials used in this bedroom because they have a very calming effect. I've collected shells or rocks from almost every trip I've taken, and these are displayed around the room. The organic linens, silk throw, and botanical motif on many of the textiles make it a very soothing place to relax.

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Library cards - the old-fashioned kind, are so endearing to us. For all those summer birthdays coming up- what a cute idea for a birthday card- especially when attached to a great children's book! These letterpress library cards are by Simplesong Design and unfortunately, looks like they sold out on Etsy right now, but hopefully they'll return. In the meantime, we're thinking DIY.... Thanks Lmnop!

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Though there ARE others, this is our first roundup of four chairs. If you have recommendations for others, please add it in the comment thread. Room & Board Ian Chair: Thumbs up! The super soft oversized Ian is a good choice for those who want to feel like they're being enveloped in a club chair. CB's Bryan chair has that great 50's styling, but more importantly fits the bill for comfort. PB's Manhattan chair is anything but Manhattan in our book. Although comfort is entirely subjective I'd say this was the least comfortable chair as it was also too soft and squishy. This nicely scaled club chair from Ralph is a good balance between style and comfort. For those who want a stylish, urban and comfortable club chair this choice is for you.

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Study table

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