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Clever Hacks Using Inexpensive IKEA Rugs

by Katie Holdefehr from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Jun 27, 2017 01:06 AM
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Whether you're partial to the sturdy sisal OLSTED or the cozy RENS sheepskin, IKEA rugs are ideal for projects that call for a hardworking textile. Designed to survive a daily parade of dirty shoes, it's no wonder these rugs can be stitched, glued and stapled into ultra-durable bags, benches and pillows. These DIYs may not take long to put together, but we're betting they'll last for years. READ MORE »

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Smart Apartment Hunting: Know the Perks that Drive Rent Up the Most

by Caroline Biggs from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Jun 27, 2017 01:06 AM
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No matter where you live, everyone dreams of scoring an affordable apartment with awesome amenities. Whether it's a proper doorman or a shared laundry room, for many of us, the communal comforts offered in an apartment building is what makes or breaks the decsion on whether or not we'll live there. READ MORE »

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What is Shiplap, Anyway?

by Nancy Mitchell from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Jun 27, 2017 01:06 AM
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(Image credit: Coco Cozy ) Shiplap is the building material everyone's talking about, thanks to Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV's Fixer Upper, who use it on pratically everything. But what, exactly, is shiplap? READ MORE »

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Before & After: A Vintage Dresser is Transformed by an Image Transfer

by Apartment Therapy Submissions from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Jun 27, 2017 01:06 AM
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(Image credit: Diane of the Paint Factory ) We've seen plenty of knock out paint upgrades on the site, but Diane's dresser makeover adds an extra special element. Paint, glaze, wax and one stunning transfer lead to one heck of a statement piece. READ MORE »

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Alice, How Do I Ask My Demanding Neighbor to Move Her Stuff?

by Ask Alice from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Jun 27, 2017 01:06 AM
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Dear Alice, I'm having problems with a neighbor for the first time in my decade living in New York. She came upstairs to pointedly complain about my dryer being on at 3 pm on a Saturday. My response was to tell her we were willing to accommodate her as much as possible, but that my laundry also needed to dry. We heard from her again on a different weekend when she could hear a tray table moving while my husband was cutting food during dinner. I was told she was nicer about it this time, but I also know she's complained about noise to every other apartment on the floor. We are insanely quiet neighbors because we are aware that we aren't the only people in the building; we keep our tv down, we don't shout, we don't stomp, and I'm allergic to making noise after 10 pm. We also live on a busy street in Queens, so the expectations of absolute silence seem off. READ MORE »

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The Refrigerator Really Makes the Room: A Colorful Rainbow of Smegs

by Nancy Mitchell from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Jun 27, 2017 01:06 AM
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(Image credit: Nuevo Estilo ) "That refrigerator really makes the room" is a thought I never would've thought I'd have. But that was before I discovered Smeg fridges. This Italian brand makes retro-style refrigerators in every color of the rainbow, and if you're in a room with one, you might find it hard to look at anything else. READ MORE »

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A Modern Mix of Greenery in a Small San Francisco Apartment — House Tour

by Esteban Cortez from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Jun 27, 2017 01:06 AM
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Name: Jessica Henry Location: Duboce Triangle — San Francisco, California Size: 500 square feet Years lived in: 4 years, renting Jessica likes to collect things that remind her of a specific time and place, like the leather butterfly chair she got in Argentina, or the bedroom mirror she found at a San Diego thrift store. All of those mementos combined with eclectic accents — and lots and lots of greenery — are what makes her place special. "The mix of my travel finds with some modern furniture and a ton of plants makes the flat feel cozy while brimming with personality," Jessica says. "It gives you a much richer connection to the things you have, and makes for a good story as you show guests around your home." READ MORE »

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Design Delivered: 9 Stylish Decor Sources Available on Amazon

by Arlyn Hernandez from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Jun 27, 2017 01:06 AM
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Earlier this month, we reported that next year, you'll likely be able to purchase all your IKEA needs without leaving the comforts of your Amazon home page. But until then, don't forget that there are plenty of other great home decor and organizing brands to shop on the online mega marketplace. Sure, fine furnishings aren't always the easiest to dig out of search results full of bear-shaped toilet paper roll holders and shell motif soap dispensers, but we hunted down nine solid storefronts to save you the time of scrolling through the bad and the ugly to get to the good. READ MORE »

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A "Rainbow Bohemian" Tiny Cottage in the Berkeley Hills — House Tour

by Esteban Cortez from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Jun 27, 2017 01:06 AM
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Name: Rachelle Padgett Location: Berkeley, California Size: 525 square feet Years lived in: 1.5 years, renting In Rachelle's living room, a rich and colorful rug is layered on top of another, creating a kaleidoscope of colors on the floor. Bright turquoise sheets in her bedroom complement the framed photo of a bright French Quarter house she took on a recent trip to a jazz festival. Clearly, Rachelle isn't afraid of color — just take a peek at any room in her Berkeley home, which she describes as "rainbow bohemian." The home was constructed in the 1930s as a pottery studio for the original owner, Rachelle says. "There's still a little smokestack on the roof, where the old kiln used to be," she adds. "I'm an interior designer, and love the idea that I'm continuing the creative energy for which the home was built." READ MORE »

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What We're Loving From West Elm's End Of Season Sale

by Tara Bellucci from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Jun 27, 2017 01:05 AM
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(Image credit: West Elm) Hey, West Elm fans: we've got great news. The retailer is currently having their end of season sale, and the deepest discounts are up to 70% off. It's only going on through tomorrow, but don't worry—we rounded up some of our favorite finds to save you some time. Check out our picks below. READ MORE »

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