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Film noir, "Private Eye" Frosted-Glass Door?

In the process of building my home brewery, I find myself stuck on the idea of having a Sam Spade / Mike Hammer / generic Film Noir door as the entrance. How to get that look and feel without having to go raid the prop lot at a film studio? What are my magic search terms? [more inside]
posted by jpolchlopek on Jan 25, 2014 - 9 answers

Can I paint over carpet glue without killing anyone?

Can I just paint over thick carpet glue? Other ideas for beautifying a rough-looking studio space welcome. [more inside]
posted by Ms. Toad on Nov 7, 2012 - 14 answers

Book of home interiors?

Gift for mother-in-law who loves to look in your windows. [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Nov 18, 2011 - 21 answers

How do I make this room look finished?

What rug, curtain and artwork colours look best with this sofa, these walls and floors? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Oct 13, 2011 - 10 answers

How to display B&W photos

How to display a small collection of Vietnam-War-era photos in my living room? [more inside]
posted by Nahum Tate on Oct 10, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me not move my office into a dank cave

What’s the cheapest way to make an unfinished basement work as usable living/working space? [more inside]
posted by victoriab on Jun 3, 2011 - 11 answers

I need to decorate my apartment. How do I begin?

Please help me decorate my home like a grown-up for the first time! Tons of details inside. [more inside]
posted by ixohoxi on Jan 15, 2011 - 32 answers

And you picked those colors why...?

How do I live in a house with light pink walls, and big bright blue accent walls? [more inside]
posted by MrVisible on Nov 20, 2010 - 20 answers

Cool kid's room design for klutzes?

I need to repaint my two-year-old son's room. Color and design ideas, please, for a room that will be cool, fun, easy to do, and *cheap*? [more inside]
posted by devotion+doubt on Oct 23, 2010 - 12 answers

Boring Apartment Decorating

I'm moving into an boring, cheap looking, small one-bedroom apartment and I would love to see loads of pictures of how one might decorate a space with no fireplace, large windows, hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, or hanging lights. [more inside]
posted by alice_curiouse on Jan 13, 2010 - 18 answers

Furnishing a small apartment.

Help me furnish and decorate my new small studio apartment. [more inside]
posted by Authorized User on Dec 13, 2009 - 8 answers

Rochester NY decorating services / help?

We're remodeling our kitchen and adjacent family room and we need help finding someone in the Rochester NY that can help us pick out and coordinate the colors of our walls, counter-tops, rugs and floors. I've been looking at the web sites of interior designers and decorators and I find them very intimating. It looks like they work on $$$$ projects and we have a modest house and a modest budget. Do you have any recommendations or suggestions?
posted by 14580 on Nov 4, 2009 - 7 answers

Interior Design FAIL

Can the interior walls of a log home be plastered smooth? Fairly simply? [more inside]
posted by GuffProof on Oct 10, 2009 - 13 answers

How Best to Set Up a Furniture Rearrangement Question?

How can I best set up a question regarding furniture rearrangement (in terms of spatially rearranging things, with measurements) on the Internet, and is Ask Mefi the best source or are there other communities that would be better? Are there Flash tools that let you post furniture floorplans and let others come and rearrange things? Alternatively, for advice simply on arrangement of furniture, how much might a professional's advice be, and would an interior decorator be the profession to turn to? (Do they still call themselves interior decorators? It seems a '70s term.) [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Jun 11, 2008 - 12 answers

Tips for "fixing" the color of a gallon of paint?

I'm asking this on behalf of a friend, who's just bought a relatively pricey gallon of interior paint only to discover it's not coming out the color she'd wanted. What would be the best (i.e., most reliable and least expensive) way of fixing this? Can she simply buy a different color and mix her own? [more inside]
posted by zeph on Nov 3, 2007 - 15 answers

Help me find a use for these curtain panels.

Any suggestions for what I can do with two curtain panels that won't work for the purpose I bought them? [more inside]
posted by frobozz on Sep 28, 2007 - 8 answers

Toilet paper cozies for hipster-wannabes?

Our cats have discovered the joy of shredding toilet paper. Is there a cool and stylish toilet-paper cozy that can be a solution? [more inside]
posted by commander_cool on Mar 27, 2007 - 15 answers

Be it ever so humble...

How can I make my house's decor appear sophisticated and interesting? [more inside]
posted by LoriFLA on Oct 28, 2006 - 25 answers

Looking for interesting floor/table lamps.

Looking for a unique or stylin' a) table lamp and b) floor lamp. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on Sep 23, 2006 - 8 answers

Unbasement my basement

Help me make my new basement room feel like a non-basement room. Specifically, paint, lighting, and other decorating ideas. [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Aug 30, 2006 - 10 answers

What kind and color of curtains should I buy?

Adventures in home decorating: what kind and color of curtains should I buy? [more inside]
posted by acridrabbit on Apr 2, 2006 - 3 answers

Hanging art from the ceiling... ?

I have several large paintings (5 x 5 or so) and am moving into a new apartment. I know from experience at my current apartment that I like to move stuff around and that I don't like holes in the walls. What's involved in hanging paintings from the ceiling like galleries often do?
posted by dobbs on Mar 27, 2006 - 12 answers

What to paint a bedroom?

In your, professional or casual opinion, what's a good, inviting and livable color to paint a bedroom? Thank you.
posted by Colloquial Collision on Jun 23, 2005 - 30 answers

Prettyin' up the joint...

I'm moving from a small, really nice place in a sweet neighborhood to a larger, less swank place in a considerably less sweet neighborhood. There are no trees on my street, a lot more trash, and it's noisier. Any tips for making my apartment prettier, a place that I'm just thrilled to come home to? I have a very low budget. [more inside]
posted by jennyjenny on Jun 5, 2005 - 17 answers

I need a good source for a huge image to put on a wall 8' x 11'.

I have: A dorm room wall, about 8' x 11', and access to a high quality, 54" printer that prints to a roll. I want to cover my whole wall with one image. Help me, please. [MI] [more inside]
posted by rfordh on Sep 14, 2004 - 33 answers

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