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My Mid-Century Modern Dresser has Arrived!

Yesterday, the good guys from Mad Modern delivered my long, low, MCM dresser. Clean lines, sleek silhouette, nice wood tones, and chic hardware – this dresser is a looker. I can't get over how handsome he is and couldn't wait to put him in his rightful place in my bedroom last night. (Yes, the dresser is a he. I think he needs a name, too. Any mid-century modern suggestions?)

I accessorized the dresser top a little bit last night, mostly with the things I already had on my other dressers. They actually look much better on this dresser. Everything is easy to see and pops against the wood tones – whereas with the tall French provincial dressers, they were not at an easy eye level.

In my last post, I shared my plans for revamping the dresser area – complete with baskets on the overhead shelf, an upgraded laundry basket, a pretty area rug, an antique mirror, and vintage art. The dresser has already really transformed my room. I can't wait to see how it comes along through the rest of my revamp!

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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.