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Eclectic Single Dorm Room

Above: I love the collection of painted frames, gift-
wrapped canvases, and a homemade chalkboard.

Above: This nightstand is one of the most charming
I've seen in a dorm room. I love the green lamp,
vintage white box, classic silver alarm clock, flowers
in the mason jar, and books within easy reach.

Above: The desk area is well-organized with everything handy.

Above: This antique mirror belonged to the resident's
grandmother. I think it's a lovely vintage accent.

Above: Bedding from Urban Outfitters is paired with a homemade
quilt--making this bed look cozy, comfortable, and colorful.

Above: Here's another look at the eclectic wall gallery--love it!

Above: Pictures are displayed on a
"clothesline" strung across the window.

This room is eclectic, comfortable, and definitely displays the resident's personality and style. I love her creativity (the wall art, clothesline photo display), vintage style (the antique mirror, alarm clock) and comforts of home (homemade quilt). I also quite like her rich, warm, but not extravagant use of color. The reds, greens, golds, and blue work well together.

This room and the photos in this post belong to JulieBabka on HGTV's Rate My Space.




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.