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I would create a cozy seating area near the fireplace, perhaps with the couch facing it, and other seating nearby. You could break up the space, if you want a sense of intimacy, with an open bookshelf, at the back of the couch...or if you really wanted to break it up, you could hang some fabric.

If you want to keep it wide open, then I'd still choose the cozy seating area...but then draw attention to the sides of the room rather than center with shelves, plants, etc.

There's no need for can also use art on the walls to create each space. Something particular to create focus in the seating area and the dining area will help.

You might also consider painting the window wall of the dining area to create a point of focus.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | How To Arrange My New BIG Livingroom? Good Questions
9/11/09 07:17 PM

That is a vintage card. You can find vintage game sets (bingo cards, anyone!?) at estate sales, or ebay, and the like. I have a set that is close to the same era as the card pictured...and I suspect you could just take it to Kinko's and have it poster-ized...then mount it with some spray adhesive on foam core. Doubt it's a big copyright violation if you own the game, anyway.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI Good Questions: Monopoly Posters?
6/7/08 05:21 AM

DUSTING! I hate it, probably mostly because I have yet to find any method that actually works without me having to remove every single thing (books!) from the shelves, wipe them, and put them back. Won't someone PLEASE invent a duster that really picks it up, instead of just spreading it around more!?

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Most Hated House Chores
5/29/08 01:32 PM

Ooh, I'm a Horizon 9 girl! Perfect to brighten the ticky-tacky corporate apartment I have to move into next month!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Thursday Giveaway: Amy Butler Pillows
5/23/08 08:00 AM

Hah! That was my mother's day treat, too, given lovingly by a husband who HATES to "poke." We didn't buy the book, but we did buy some great $3 metal pails from the as-is that will make great outdoor planters (once we drill some holes). Yay for moms and for happy days poking in the yellow-and-blue!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Rave Review: Beloved Homes
5/20/08 04:28 PM

First of all, JEALOUS! After that, I agree, go with recycled! If it feels too dark, maybe you could do a top/bottom line in a light non-recycled larger ceramic tile...and fill in the with recycled as accent.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | SF Good Questions: What Color Tile for Our Backsplash?
5/19/08 04:40 PM

Personally, I am coveting the shelves! Although I have nothing like that ceiling....

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Flickr Finds: Eccentric Scholar's Rainbow Bookcase
5/16/08 09:37 AM

Wow, I must be color or design-impaired, because I looked at that picture and thought it was awful! Perhaps it's a lesson in the personal nature of color? I'm not really one to talk...facing a new house with white walls, I'm completely stuck as to what to do with them!

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Color Chips: Yellow and Lavender
5/15/08 06:04 PM

Assuming it's hooked up and working...(where does it vent to!?), heat is a serious consideration. Glass, stone, brick are all possible. Ceramic is a good possibility--you could do some custom tiles at your local paint-a-tile place, and create your own design.

If it's not hooked up and working, and is just for fun, then how about a nice graphic color block behind it, to frame it? Or a faux fireplace, painted on the wall?

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | SF Good Questions: Inspiration for a Surround for This Wood-Burning Stove?
5/15/08 02:28 PM

Lemon lavender shortbread with my earl grey, please!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Thursday Giveaway: Mystic Garden Tea Set from Yedi
5/15/08 11:34 AM

It's pretty...but if $40,000 is thrifty, then I've lost my way, somewhere. Personally, if I could afford a place that had the "before" kitchen, I'd be happy about it! Truly good design should be accessible. To real people with real budgets.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Two Thrifty Architects Raided IKEA and Local Stores to Shape Their Dream KitchenSF Chronicle: 05.11.08
5/13/08 04:10 PM

I love the idea of simplifying, and creating peaceful space. But does anyone have any tips/examples/sites for doing this when you live in the real world with a family and kids?

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Peaceful Spaces by Alice Whately
5/13/08 11:57 AM

A good quote...but can you fix the link so that it takes you to the quote itself?

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Quotes
5/9/08 03:16 PM

Bamboo is not necessarily as sustainable as it claims to be. Although it is true that it grows much faster, and therefore is more renewable, than wood...because of increased marketing and demand, forests are being clear-cut in order to provide more planting space for bamboo.

Just be aware before you buy.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Bamboo Hardwoods
5/5/08 11:41 AM