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An Attic After My Own Heart

This is the first glimpse I caught of this lovely attic bedroom.  It had me at, "Hello."  Or rather, it had me at its antique wooden vanity, gleaming white tulip chair, and sunlight pouring in through windows. 

My attic doesn't have such tall windows or lofty ceilings, so I will admit to being a little envious.  I love the little window that the bed is nudged up next to here.  And that distressed turquoise side table is perfect with all the pale pink in the room.

Love the architectural element hung over the dresser.  (Doesn't the metallic finish on the dresser remind you of mercury glass?)

I love seeing what knick-knacks and odd items end upon others' bookshelves. 

Colorful fans and fresh brighten up this mirrored dresser top while a country-chic tray collects clutter.

That daybed on the opposite side of the attic is to-die-for.  I love all the little details.  The dark, wrought-iron curtain rods over the white windows.  The antique chandelier over the daybed.  The reflection of an adorable little canine in the lower-left-hand side of the photo!

This attic is part of The Martinez Family's Modern Mountain Turkey Coop tour on Apartment Therapy.  To see the rest of their house, head over now!


Adorable room! So cozy!


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.