Have fun with color. One of my favorite color combinations is yellow, black and white, and designer Michelle Hinckley has maximized on that taxicab palette in this room. Her use of symmetry keeps things balanced and pleasing to the eye. Lots of us have searched high and low for reasonably-priced organizing boxes and magazine holders and have found the best bargains are from IKEA. Warning: You're going to shred your fingertips on those little metal label tabs when you're putting them together, but they are worth it.