Carpet Just Got Stained? Consider Eco-Carpet!

by Gregoryjohnson

Murphy Bed
It can be a real pleasure to spend a relaxing evening at home sitting by the fireplace with the love of your life... until you realize that somebody accidentally knocked over a bottle of wine.

You could spend the rest of the night with a can of carpet spray-foam cleaner scrubbing away the stain and arguing over which one of you spilled the bottle. However, if you've ever tried to clean a stain from carpet, you know that often times the spot...

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Blood Red Sun

by Emily Jayne

So here's my warm, cozy place with color.  The living room is a beautiful sashay red (Behr), as you can see.  It faces east (on the west side of the house) so the south sun floods in come morning.  The way the color glows and warms is like no other. It's like emotion on a wall, mixed with eyecandy.  YUM!

 

Blood Red Sun

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Lofty Ideas pt. 1: Saturation Point

by Beccajo

I've been collecting magazine and online clippings for many a year, just waiting for the day when I had a blank slate to decorate all my own. That day draws near, I'll be moving into a new artists loft this spring.

It will have brick on one wall, and the others will be drywall. It has grey concrete floors. I have a black TV console with a grey TV, a white IKEA dresser, and a black and white shelving unit. No real significant rugs or chairs...

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Marilyn Frank of F2 - Add Light, Form, Color, Context to your Home

by Benmoore

This is Part II of the Marilyn Frank/F2 interview.  Part I is here.  In this part, Marilyn tells us how to incorporate her design ideals into interior design. 

 

Judging from the picture on your profile, your apartment also seems to capture what you're going for in your work: light, form, color and context. How about 4 tips for other Curbliers to help them make their places better? One for light, for form, for color, and for context?

Light--
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Our happy art gallery hallway

by Kickpleat

My husband and I live in a 450 sq. ft. 100 year old apartment. It's full of character and I love our kitchen, but it's our hallway that makes our apartment so liveable and so full of charm. We have high ceilings and we've installed bookshelves to go around the top perimter of the entire space. My husband who is a part-time library assistant has made sure everything is easy to find...plus, he's tall so his height is an advantage when grasping for...

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Do-It-Yourself meets Green-It-Yourself at Plan-It Hardware

by Gregoryjohnson

Plan-It Hardware is your Planet friendly "green-hardware" and DIY source. Recently blogged about on OneShadeGreener.com, by Curblyite Ecogal, they are transforming the hardware industry. From the Plan-It Hardware website: "Don’t just do it yourself, Green it Yourself™ These days, everybody is talking about living greener, reducing environmental impacts and combating climate change. Now, we're making it easy for retailers to go green, too....

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Our Happy Room.

by Circa1977

Painted a bright, healthy shade of green, our living room is where we entertain family and friends and features some of our favorite furnishings. Our retro Todd Oldham sofa from La-Z-Boy sits alongside an antique heirloom end table and original 50s coffee table. Barely visible in the photo is an original 50s dining table that my mom had purchased at a yard sale and used for a number of years before giving it to us. The rest of the room is IKEA...

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Living in a Comic Strip

by Bruno Bornsztein

The Art Hotel in Berlin (Arte Luise Kunsthotel) prides itsef on the eccentric and unique interior design of its building. Every room is different and original:

The concept of this somewhat different hotel - "art instead of grandeur, poetry instead of room service" - is winning guests over.

Let's take a tour...

In the 'Comic' room, every corner and angle is outlined with a thin, hand-drawn black line to gift the effect of being in a cartoon.

In...

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Color Quest: Underwater World

by Beccajo

Blue Planet 

Went to one of my favorite sites this AM, Cuteoverload.com and found this gorgeous picture of turtle kisses. Of course, if you've seen my mural pics, you know I have a thing for the world just beyond the surface of the nearest big body of water. Growing up in Minnesota, can you blame me?

What amazing colors. The cooler colors have always appealed to me in home decor, clothing, and art, they are just so restful and soothing. There's...

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Our Living Room

by Alicia Lacy

The living room began with faded wood panelling, had a brief stint with cream, an even more brief stint with yellow, and finally settled upon "November Sky". The relationship survived its first year, which says a lot.

When we moved in, the windows were lined with fluorescent panels and heavy wool drapes. I bought simple, cheap cotton fabric buy the bundle from a local fabric shop and sewed like mad (I am a true novice with the machine of sewing)...

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