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Charming Chairs

Seating is essential to a functional dorm room. A bed can functional doubly as a place to sit and sleep, but I prefer to reserve it for just me to curl up in when nighttime comes. And while futons are a college staple, they're often bulky and heavy to move around the room. (I don't know about you, but I have a habit of changing my furniture around frequently.) So we come to chairs. Chairs can be easily moved around the room to accommodate guests. Here's a round-up of chairs I found for under $300.

1. Calvin Tub Armchair from Potterybarn.
2. Tylosand one-seat section from Ikea.
3. Emmabo rocking chair from Ikea.
4. Karlstad vividly patterned chair from Ikea.
5. Klappsta modern chair from Ikea.
6. Lunna swivel easy chair from Ikea.
7. Skruvska swivel chair from Ikea.
8. Vendome Armchair from Pier1.
9. Cheetah Chair from Pier1.
10. Beauvaoir Occasional Chair from Target.
11. Medallion Button Tufted Welted Chair from Target.
12. Pod Chairs from Target.
13. Easy Rider Chair from Target.
14. Cameo Roll Back Chair from Target.




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.