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Bold Statement Wall

(above image from: LXH)

I'm not always a fan of covering walls with photographs. I know that for some dorm-dwellers, plastering their walls with photos of friends and family remind them of home's memories and fend off bouts of homesickness. I really like how the above college student went about displaying photos in her room. If you look closely, you'll see cherished photos of friends and good-times. But much what's there is scenic photos, ads from magazines, a couple posters, and some art. She has a lot of color and variety, but she also took a lot of time putting everything up. There's nothing haphazard about the arrangement. A printed comforter might have taken this dorm room over the edge graphically, but the solid black and bright yellow grounds what could chaotic. I love the statement. I love the colors. And I love how she's so happy and smiley to be in her dorm! :)




DIY Cat Barrier for Under $100 (See-Through, Climb-Proof, and Too-Tall-To-Jump)

ICYMI: I gave up Cotton after deciding that after trying so many things, my two adopted cats Dahlia and Cotton were just never going to get along. Long story short: I missed her. And Cotton's back. And Dahlia's not going anywhere. My heart is big enough to keep trying. And my apartment is big enough that if I need to keep them separated long term (or permanently), it can be done. I'm going to write-up a separate post about some of the solutions I've tried, how they worked, who they worked on, and what I'll be trying next. But in this post, I wanted to share the main 'piece de resistance' of having both cats in my apartment: an un-climbable, un-jumpable, see-through barrier to separate Cotton and Dahlia .

Penny's Apartment | Big Bang Theory

Aniela, a lovely reader from Germany, sent me an email requesting advice on recreating the style of Penny's apartment on Big Bang Theory. 

Blair's Room | Gossip Girl Decor

Manhattan's debutante Blair Waldorf happens to be my favorite Gossip Girl character.  Her behavior and feelings vary from snobbish to sensitive, but she always (except for a few rare occasions) looks and acts totally pulled together.  Her luxurious bedroom is fit for a queen---and is as pulled together as her preppy fashion ensembles.