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I love all of these prints/patterns, though I do sometimes worry that our bedroom is getting a tad, well, complicated visually...

Anthropologie: would this look good in my closet? My new hangers are hot pink (a gift).

DVD cap from a 2007 movie:

 

Love the teal accent walls in this otherwise boggling film.

from Martha Stewart Living magazine

 

I think I might put random silver things on my mantelpiece like this.

We live in a small one-bedroom apartment and share the bedroom with our three-year old daughter. This is the wall dedicated to toy storage.

 

We are considering repainting the walls a sharper shade of green (Benjamin Moore's Potpourri Green to be exact).

Chandelier I made out of CB2 Whirlies.. finally.

<33 to Bryan for getting me the acrylic from Canal Plastics.

My dovie prints and birdie cage are up!! This room makes me so unbelievably happy.

 

Vote for this apartment in AT:Smallest Coolest Contest 2007

The bedroom. Painted. Rearranged.

 

Cherry blossoms have bloomed but I still like the branches so they stay.

I love the eclecticism of this room. It feels rich with accumulated treasures, but still not cluttered. And the way that the major pieces and walls are white (or almost white) makes the color of everything else stand out in a pleasingly incidental way, with a few burst of bright color. I'm suddenly eying a few of my honey-colored bookcases and wondering if they wouldn't like a little high-gloss white paint...

Will eventually get vintage bullet planters. I think this is the only thing left we have of Ikea (the console). The trunk is hiding the litterbox.

Spring's here. I like to read by the window, a nice 5th floor breeze.

I have this bedspread and when I chose the new curtains, I remembered how this image (and the decorator instructions with it) combine the bright colors with the traditional rug. So, the new curtains should work well with my pinks, oranges and teals.

My place is starting to shape up. I think I am going to place an ikea expedit bookcase on the wall near the floor lamp. Notice I finally got rid of the milkcrates :)

from Blueprint mag

 

This would be a great idea to cover up the open shelving I plan to put to the right of my fireplace so it's not so visually busy!

So I finally, FINALLY put up the curtains and put the coffee table together (well, my dad did these things, but I helped) this week, about a month after I got them from IKEA. The table is a little streaky, I didn't do such a good job spray-painting it, but it looks okay as long as you don't stare too hard. I am so, so happy because I feel like the three things I changed made a HUGE difference in the space- look at the before pictures if you don't believe me. The box from my totally screwed up (blame IKEA!) filing cabinet is still taking up space, though ...I think it is going to have to be exchanged.

Apartment Therapy Cure...end of Week 5:

The good stuff...the studio and the living/dining room. The kitchen has stayed under control too, actually, though we are not much better about buying food...but working on it, slowly but surely. Discovering a miracle solution for the scariness known as my wardrobe.

The bad stuff...the study has become a room of cardboard boxes. Many empty ones, which we have to wait to put in the recycling bin because it is already full. Some that are not empty and still need sorting, but those are getting down to the last three from the move. Discovering my miracle wardobe solution too late to actually get it done before we had guests and I had to go to work for the weekend, so currently there is a bit of a disaster zone there too. It will go. It will, it will!

 

But this picture...a little headstart for week six: the bathroom. Our bathroom set up is kinda silly -- a separate room and door for the WC with the sink, shower and bath next to it but entirely self-contained. Which at least means the former is very small and easy to sort out! It's also impossible to photograph well. But here is the scary before picture from when we moved in...this little after picture is the left side of the shelf in the middle of the wall. The rest of this shelf is all empty now (not one bottle of bleach in sight, despite the dozens the previous tenants left behind!) and there are more daffodils to the right in the top window. Of course...this little room was the easy part!

I am thinking of getting this ikea cabinet until I find the McCobb thing or my obsession with finding it wears off. This thing is 6 feet long and costs $200.

From Urban Outfitters:

 

I love these blown glass lamps, but they are so pricey. This is pretty affordable. Lessons in hardwiring anyone?

DVD cap from a 2007 movie:

 

Dig the handsome Frenchman!

The casual attitude of the bedding is what I want for my place.

Still need a rug + coffee table :(

Orla Kiely Living Room by Luxe Interiors

DVD cap from a 2007 movie:

 

Nutty movie but love the NYC apartment. A bit sedate for my taste, but the bones are good (dig those windows), the couch is very comfy and dig the teal paint.

While Pete was here, we also installed my folding wall mounted table. Earlier this week, I picked this up from a lovely miss who I found through Craigslist. Cost? $15!

 

I painted the top with left over chalkboard paint because I didn't want it to interfere with my lovely black wall.

 

Definitely need to get scotchguard for those white chairs. They are going to be chalk dust colored in a couple days if I don't!

I cleaned up a bit, created and framed new art, added a second set of hooks so that I now have room for my reusable shopping bags, and added clips for outgoing mail and lists...

Ikea chandelier. I have wanted a chandelier in my bedroom for so long now. Maybe someday I'll get something nicer than this cheapie, but for now its just enough fancy to make me smile.

 

I love it!

Photo: Canadian House & Home

 

Thx Mr. Yuko in the SF Cure

I was inspired by happy mundane - Apartment Therapy LA's own Jon who spied some cool pendant lamps at Hotel Screen Kyoto. Unfortunately, I did not have a drum shade, so I took some Band-It plywood edging, a parasol, my handy dandy glue gun, and an old dress of my daughter's that I have always loved, and this is what I came up with. I'm not done yet, but you get the idea....

From Bliss Living blog:

 

How awesome is this? And outdoor too.

I bought an 8.5x11 print of this painting, how do I frame it?

This is also the dorm room that was in the small & cool contest. I really like the simplicity of the bed on the floor. And the orange sheet.

my ebay purchase has arrived! Total impulse buy but I love it. Its also made me completely rethink my color scheme for the living room (was going to do oranges and reds) but thats okay.

 

Now I'm thinking of doing blue and orange with tanish gold curtains. Maybe eventually a light yellow-y gold on the walls. definitely more quirky than red and orange but I kind of like that :) thoughts?

not much different, just spruced up a bit!

new shelves! pine, L brackets, those funny molly bolts or whatever they're called

this photo pretty much sums up what i'm going for in the bedroom. it's airy, yet lush. colorful, but not too crazy to sleep in. it's also small and includes a daybed in the approximate size and position of my bed, which helps me to visualize a concrete image of what the room could actually look like (as opposed to some abstract notion of all those concepts).

where the chandelier melted the food.

 

note to self: don't put food under the lights in that area.

for a grouping on the long wall next to my bed

 

don't know where this photo came from, I didn't take it

I love books, I can't imaging a home without them. I wish I could dig out space for a library.

My Hallway/Kitchen Inspiration... Love Shades of Gray's, Golds, and Mango's ... keeping in clean with some classic flavor (Let's see how it translates?...I've made mistakes already)

I'm in love with AUDREY KAWASAKI... This amazing artist out of LA who paints these flirty fairytaley girls on wood. It's amazing. My goal is to get an Orginal (most likely a print ) To be the focal point in my bathroom. To add to the feminine vibe!!

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