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Office under stair

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT MY HOME: My 470 sq ft condo is situated in the beautiful tudor building built in 1928 on the charming pre-depression landmark block. GO TO SUKI'S ENTRY PAGE AND ADD IT TO YOUR FAVORITES. Visit the entry page to view all five photos and the floorplan, make a comment, select the home as a favorite and share on Facebook and Twitter. The homes with the greatest number of favorites in each size division at the end of the initial round go on to the finals. You can choose as many homes 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!

Simple study desk

Not to be confused with these Lunchbots, LunchBots offer an alternative to plastic for food on-the-go. Perfect for school lunches, it's summertime so we're thinking this could be our new vade mecum for toting snacks or lunch to the playground or park. We're fans of stainless steel for health reasons, but also because we tend to toss everything into our stroller basket where it often emerges bent, contorted or otherwise damaged so the durability of stainless steel would be a big bonus in our lives. LunchBots come in three sizes, two of which are divided. They range in price from $13-$17. LunchBots are not water tight so save the soup for your thermos.

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Q: We are getting ready to renovate our upstairs attic into a master suite - bedroom and bathroom. I love this wood vanity with Parsons-style surround from a Candice Olson episode. Most of her furniture is custom made - can anyone tell me where I can get a vanity like this?

Study desk

We were so excited to open our inbox today and find this little peek into a Nob Hill penthouse from SF-based interior designer Steven Miller. See more photos of the project after the jump.... Steven's objective for this small one-bedroom condo was to edit down the owners' collection of objects and furniture and add a few key pieces and decorative embellishments in order to create a more cohesive space. The result is this little jewel box of a home that showcases the couple's treasures while maintaining a composed, chic look. See more of Steven Miller's work at his website.

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Modern home office

'Q: Hi guys, I just moved to an alcove studio in NYC, and need a new coffee table that works with this room! I was thinking of buying a square coffee table such as the Basis 36' square in walnut from Room & Board, but was looking for advice. Maybe something round would be better? Or a Noguchi table? Any advice appreciated.

Green walls home office

GO TO SACHA'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!

Charming work space

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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Narrow home office

The walled garden at Grey Gardens from Forty Years of Gardening via Stephen Orr. It's pretty obvious that we're excited for the upcoming HBO Grey Gardens movie. Even though we've seen and loved the Maysles' documentary, we hadn't really thought much about the gardens for which the home is named. Somehow we never realized that the gardens of Grey Gardens were walled. Walled gardens near the sea? Doesn't that just sound like the most romantic place ever? Before the home was purchased by the Beales, Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Hill bought the home in 1913 as a summer cottage. 'It was truly a gray garden. The soft gray of the dunes, cement walls and sea mists gave us our color scheme as well as our name....nepeta, stachys, and pinks....clipped bunches of santolina, lavender and rosemary made gray mounds here and there. Only flowers in pale colors were allowed inside the walls, yet the effect was far from insipid....I close my eyes and sense again the scent of those wild roses, the caress of the hot sun on our backs as we sauntered to and fro from our bath and lazy mornings on the beach.' - Anna Gilman Hill, former owner of Grey Gardens in her book Forty Years of Gardening. For more about the gardens of Grey Gardens, check out What Were the Skies Like and Grey Gardens Online.

White home office

Whether you're lucky enough to have the space for a formal dining room or just have a cozy dining area that you carved out of your living space, it's nice to have a place for friends and family to gather over a great meal. There's something about this eclectic space full of warm rustic woods and friendly boho colors that will have you sitting here all night with good food and friends. This room from Inside Out doesn't have much to it but it's full of warm woods and playful pops of color to make it a very welcoming dining space for both casual family eats or playing hostess with friends.

Home office with wallpaper

Though I've managed to add a cute shower curtain, other than that, my bathroom in my apartment does not have much else going for it. Neon-painted pipes offer a pop of interest in Kirsten's Bluebird of Happiness House. A tiny bathroom in Lauren and Chad's Vintage Comfort is made better with a wall collage of teeny framed art pieces stretching nearly from ceiling to floor. A chandelier in the bathroom isn't actually that unexpected of an idea anymore, but it always comes off as lovely. Unexpected details don't have to be terribly daring or hard to implement, as spotted in Kirsten's Bluebird of Happiness House. Just a couple of pleasant, medium-sized potted plants in the shower window of this bathroom is unexpected. Chalkboard paint and a chalk octopus add a surprising element to the bathroom in Miles & Antena's Laid Back Coastal Home. Do you have any unusual or unexpected design details in your bathroom that banishes boring? Share your ideas for folks still struggling with blah bathrooms!

Luxurious home office

COLOR INSPIRATION: A pair of Ikea curtains! I've had these curtains for years and I just can't part with them because they energize every space their in with their vibrant colors. GO TO GRETCHEN'S ENTRY PAGE AND ADD IT TO YOUR FAVORITES. Visit the entry page to view all five photos, get tips on how to use color, make a comment, select the room as a favorite and share on Facebook and Twitter. The rooms with the greatest number of favorites in each division 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!

Home office with rustic furniture

Name: Anni Location: Saugerties, NY Division: United States What do you love about your bedroom?: The natural light and the color. We have a few pieces of mid-century furniture so we chose a dark green/blue to really make them stand out. We also have several artists in the family so we are lucky to have a lot of really beautiful original art.

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