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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.

Aria's Room | Pretty Little Liars Decor

Welcome back for LU's 2nd room in the PLL series!  Today you're getting a glimpse into my favorite room on the show... Aria's room.  Aria Montgomery is the artistic, imaginative, bookworm of the bunch.  So it's no surprise that her room has an artsy, historic, romantic eclecticism atmosphere.  Plus, it's full of books.  My two words for Aria's attic space: Vintage Eclectic.  (Those happen to be my two favorite decorating words... so brace yourself for my soon-to-come swooning.)

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.