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(above: Mary Kathryn's Animated & Organized - via Apartment Therapy) Gah! Isn't that gorgeous?! Where do I begin? I'm just gonna start listing off the things that I'm ga-ga for in this room: 1) Green and black houndstooth rug---so delightfully bold and visually appealing. 2) Tray-top table at the foot of the bed---perfect for magazines. 3) White walls + bedding---so clean and pretty. 4) Beautiful & colorful headboard and pillow. 5) Mismatched bedside lamps. 6) Nightstand on one side, dresser on the other. 6) Vintage fan. Really, I am crazy for this room.

(above: Liz's SoHo Studio - via Apartment Therapy) I love this idea for dining in a small space. The table is round... so there are no sharp corners to run into when you walk past it. And the adorable chairs can be folded up and stowed away.

(above: Adrienne's Cool Old Victorian - via Apartment Therapy) For me, this is black and white at its best. Clean walls, soft bedding, and breezy curtains... all in white. And then add black details... even if those details are your clothing/shoes. I like the art on the floor propped up against the wall. And most of all I love the minimal nightstand. This looks like such a lovely place to fall asleep and wake up.

(above: Savannah's Complete & Pulled Together - via Apartment Therapy) I love this space! The mix of patterns and textures, the fresh flowers, and the fabulous baby blue chair. But most of all I love the long table that sits over the bed. I'm definitely one of those people who likes to do my homework, blogging, and writing from bed... so this would be ideal.

(above: Jennifer's Breezy Lovely Light - via Apartment Therapy) This room combines two great color schemes: black & white... and orange & green. I love the interesting art. And I'm wild over those green nightstand---aren't they perfect for books and magazines?

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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.