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How can I make my cinder block classroom cozy?

My first grade classroom looks slightly like a (colorful) prison. It is white painted cinder block. It has three big windows with blinds and most of the furniture is kind of dilapidated. There are fluorescent lights. I have a few houseplants and even had a friend build some colorful curtains for the cubbies and cabinets, but I can't seem to kick the institutional feel. It also smells sort of weird. What are some of the make or break elements that make a space feel cozy, homey, livable? Especially for a child-friendly place.
posted by mermily on Jun 13, 2014 - 18 answers

Is it possible to build and maintain a live moss table?

I have a metal tray-style table I'd love to fill with moss. The tray is about 1.5" deep. My livingroom is pretty bright but my bedroom is dark. My questions for you are: 1) How do I install the moss? 2) Where do I put it? 3) How do I maintain it? Do I need a clear surface over the moss to contain moisture or can I rely on regular watering/misting? 4) If the moss won't work, are there other low/small similar plants I can substitute with?
posted by qzar on Feb 25, 2014 - 8 answers

Is it really bad luck for a bed to face the window and away from the mai

I live in a studio apartment (600 square feet) with an open layout that's a bit challenging to work with. I have this beautiful IKEA Hemnes daybed. Just yesterday I moved it to a new location that I thought would make better use of the space. [more inside]
posted by starpoint on Jan 17, 2014 - 12 answers

Please help me identify this globe cluster chandelier

I'm trying to replace this lighting fixture and need a match. [more inside]
posted by Extopalopaketle on Sep 16, 2013 - 5 answers

Architectural magazines in Spanish?

I'm (re-)learning Spanish and am finding the stories in my "First Spanish Reader" to be somewhat lacking in interest. Since I enjoy thumbing through architectural/interior design magazines, I thought a print subscription to one in Spanish would be a fun way to learn. I've encountered the Spanish version of Architectural Living ("Arquitectura Viva"), which seems alright. I'd like to know if there are other options. For reference, my preferred aesthetic is stark modern with aged materials (examples: wabi sabi, Scandinavian and excessive concrete). Muchas gracias!
posted by FiveSecondRule on Jul 27, 2013 - 4 answers

Books/Websites with Photos of Contemporary/Minimalist Interiors

I absolutely adore minimalist, bare-bones style, and I can't get enough of looking at big, spacious home interiors with almost no clutter. I'd like to find books or online resources like Taschen's 100 Contemporary Houses, just not $60. [more inside]
posted by Unangenehm on Jul 12, 2013 - 5 answers

Double, Double, Toile and Trouble...

InteriorDesignFilter: I have three 22x28" baroque frames that I need to fill. [more inside]
posted by erstwhile on Mar 11, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me "Wow!" Santa

What are some good resources to learn how to decorate for Christmas? [more inside]
posted by vignettist on Dec 28, 2011 - 5 answers

Need interior designer in Los Angeles

Do you know of an interior designer in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by zagyzebra on Jun 11, 2011 - 7 answers

Decorate my apartment for me, please!

Decorate my apartment for me, please! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 25, 2011 - 14 answers

Can you recommend home design repurposing/hack resources?

Can you recommend home design repurposing/hack resources or ideas? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Dec 17, 2010 - 5 answers

Looking for sleek, classy, non-tacky interior design inspiration from the 1970's.

Looking for sleek, classy, non-tacky interior design inspiration from the 1970's. [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on Dec 15, 2010 - 20 answers

Crowdsourcing interior design?

Is there a precedent/community for crowdsourcing interior design? Like many geeks, I lack the proper gifts, and wonder what resources could be thrown at it. [more inside]
posted by rtgoodwin on Oct 1, 2010 - 4 answers

I'm getting nuttin' for Christmas

The house I am preparing to move into has a "cosmetic" fireplace. It looks like a fireplace, it's built into the wall, but can't be used as one. What clever decorating ideas do you have for it? I'm game for anything--funny, functional, stylish, classic, clever, funky, hell--even some sort of tasteful heat retrofit--just anything that doesn't involve putting a fire in it (that would probably result in death).
posted by sourwookie on Aug 18, 2010 - 26 answers

Interior design school gift options?

What gift should I get an individual that graduated from an interior design school? [more inside]
posted by birdlips on Aug 2, 2010 - 3 answers

Metrosexual but lacking bookmarking skills.

Some months ago I came across a site that, I think, makes products from bespoke designs by young designers, or at least makes such products available for purchase. I think (am almost certain in fact) that it is based in the UK. I cannot remember the site and no amount of searching turns it up. [more inside]
posted by derMax on Jun 22, 2010 - 3 answers

Affordable summer archictural drafting courses in NYC?

Does anybody know of an entry level architectural drafting course or introduction to architecture course being given in New York City (or near NYC) during the summer for a reasonable price? [more inside]
posted by RobertFrost on May 4, 2010 - 8 answers

Like a goldfish in a bowl...

Window hardware and curtain suggestions for a 12ft opening? [more inside]
posted by Static Vagabond on Mar 30, 2010 - 1 answer

Where can I find attractive powered speakers?

Does anyone know of any attractive powered speakers? Ones that look like they belong on a bookshelf and not next to a PC? [more inside]
posted by bryanlacksfocus on Dec 16, 2009 - 14 answers

Where can I find funky, fascinating wallpaper for my apartment?

Where can I find funky, fascinating wallpaper for my apartment? [more inside]
posted by chinese_fashion on Dec 2, 2009 - 13 answers

Relocation relocation relocation of an interior design article

Interior/exterior design memory loss: a few months ago I was casually flipping through one of the many interior design magazines on the shelf at Borders and saw an article about an amazing place that I'd love to find more details about. Unfortunately I was distracted and don't remember many details... [more inside]
posted by Beautiful Screaming Lady on Oct 28, 2009 - 0 answers

A splinter for my mind's eye

Looking for some architecture/3D modelling tools to help visualise a home/internal renovation. [more inside]
posted by a non e mouse on Oct 14, 2009 - 8 answers

Creative careers?

Help me advise my sister-in-law on a creative career path! [more inside]
posted by cymru_j on Jun 27, 2009 - 3 answers

Innovative office design: What works and what doesn't?

Innovative Workspaces: What works and what doesn't? [more inside]
posted by degrees_of_freedom on Jun 16, 2009 - 20 answers

When a sign that says keep out just won't do.

Looking for a unique door to my gun room/armory. [more inside]
posted by Mastercheddaar on May 18, 2009 - 16 answers

What goes on my wall?

What long, decorative item (say, 12'x4') can I hang on my empty wall? If it happened to absorb sound from the opposing speakers, that'd be great. [more inside]
posted by erikgrande on Apr 21, 2009 - 14 answers

Pimp my yurt?

How can I make my yurt time special? [more inside]
posted by ajarbaday on Mar 9, 2009 - 17 answers

Help me pimp my new guest house!

Inspire me! Where are your absolute favorite places to find incredible, unique interior and outdoor decorating treasures and bargains in Los Angeles (or online)? I'm looking for cool stuff to fill/cover walls, floors, windows, garden, patio, home office... you name it! [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Jul 14, 2008 - 6 answers

What are some creative uses for my unusable staircase?

What are some creative uses for my unusable staircase? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Jun 3, 2008 - 20 answers

Finding interior design help that is not on cable television.

How can I find design resources similar to the home design/interior design shows that are on cable television? [more inside]
posted by boots77 on Apr 13, 2008 - 2 answers

My house needs design help

Are there places on the internet that offer free interior design advice? [more inside]
posted by bluekrauss on Apr 9, 2008 - 3 answers

cute diy boat decor, plz.

I'd like to do some interior design/cozying to my sailboat's interior. Before charging off with a sewing machine and some rubber cement, I thought it might be good to seek some advice. Got any? [more inside]
posted by cior on Mar 3, 2008 - 4 answers

We're going to need a better designed boat!

I want to design a boat. A big boat. Help me learn the basics of interior boat structures. [more inside]
posted by gc on Feb 21, 2008 - 7 answers

Suggestions for good interior design magazines?

Good interior design magazines? [more inside]
posted by MsVader on Nov 29, 2007 - 11 answers

I'm building a project studio.

Does anyone know of any interior designers or contractors in the London metropolitan area that specialize in sound installations, recording studios, or accoustic treatment?
posted by Human Flesh on Nov 7, 2006 - 1 answer

How can I get a short-term, labor-intensive job in a field I'd like to start a career in?

How can I get a short-term, labor-intensive job in a field I'd like to start a career in? [more inside]
posted by itchi23 on Jan 19, 2006 - 4 answers

Designer Floorplan Software

I am looking for a 3-D floor-plan software for interior designers that can be used to show clients how furniture, rugs, art, lighting, etc. will look in their home spaces. Anyone have any recommendations? Extra points for something simple to use for a computer "novice."
posted by Pressed Rat on Sep 22, 2005 - 8 answers

Interior design / ID software

Fear of decorating: Is there actually good interior design software? I'm looking for something that lets me visualize room dimensions, colors, textures, materials, furniture dimensions, actual furniture, etc. I'm using Windows XP. [more inside]
posted by ontic on Apr 3, 2005 - 6 answers

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