Michael K Chen Architecture
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Unfolding Apartment contemporary-living-room
 

Unfolding Apartment

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June 17, 2012
sherisue wrote:
bed unit - Where would you find such a beast? A bed, closet, and desk? Really cool space saver.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

The cabinet's bright blue adds a different dimension to the room. "We wanted something cheerful and interesting, and we were certain that white or gray would be too boring," says Chen. "We found that a deeply saturated color did very interesting things in the room, because the apartment has good natural light. The blue really changes hues quite a lot over the course of the day. Sometimes it's extremely bright, and other times, it goes extremely muted and dense."
Disappearing ActsSome of the most creative projects on Houzz are those that make a small space appear bigger with furniture that’s tucked away when not in use. These disappearing acts focus mainly on beds, so that a space can serve as a bedroom at night and as a living room, office or other space during the day. The aptly named 400-square-foot Unfolding Apartment in Barcelona is one of my favorites. (The caster just below and to the left of center hints at the transformation that can take place.)

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October 13, 2014
Slightly darker flooring
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October 8, 2014
Original bed
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October 8, 2014
Hiding place
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October 2, 2014
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September 28, 2014
The Layout
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Oregonian apartment der
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September 21, 2014
Blue paint
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September 8, 2014
Parquet floor design
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September 2, 2014
floorboards
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August 31, 2014
multipurposeful
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August 26, 2014
saw a video of this apartment. Like the vertical metal strips that double as handles on the doors.
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August 14, 2014
amma bed room colour
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August 13, 2014
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August 2, 2014
The Murphy bed concept
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July 19, 2014
Like
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July 18, 2014
great space
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July 18, 2014
detalles
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July 18, 2014
Modular modern .. Hidden shelves and cabinets
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July 17, 2014
space utility.
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July 9, 2014
I like line design
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July 5, 2014
Blue
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July 3, 2014
Wheel
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June 28, 2014
Square floorboards
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June 25, 2014
Murphy bed
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June 25, 2014
hidden apt; in building
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June 23, 2014
Couleur
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June 20, 2014
Blue thing is Murphy bed
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June 9, 2014
Great Murphy bed idea for apartment.
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June 2, 2014
hidden bed in blue wall
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May 15, 2014
light parquet flooring
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May 11, 2014
Yellow cars- light and easy
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May 11, 2014
Folding bed 2
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May 4, 2014
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May 4, 2014
wall bed - closed
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May 1, 2014
sweet
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weels
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April 27, 2014
Minimalistic
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MICRO
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April 20, 2014
Storage wheelie door
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April 13, 2014
Murphy Bed
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April 3, 2014
Want this!!!!
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April 2, 2014
large closet build-ins
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March 23, 2014
Wall
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March 21, 2014
Beds hideaway
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March 21, 2014
Murphy bed
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March 21, 2014
Pearl Street studio apts
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March 18, 2014
Fab floor
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March 8, 2014
Wall Bed - folded up
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March 8, 2014
Like tho old school
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March 7, 2014
Low down shelves and dining chairs
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March 7, 2014
The transformer Blue Wall. Click on the side bar for more images of the wall.
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February 26, 2014
unfolding bed
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February 23, 2014
Parquet flooring
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February 19, 2014
folding beds
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February 18, 2014
metal bar inserts
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February 17, 2014
Floor pattern
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February 16, 2014
Bed behind door
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February 13, 2014
The clever "unfolding apartment" by architect Michael Chen. How do you fit an apartment into one room and make it look good? Here is the room as one open space....
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January 31, 2014
Bed2
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January 28, 2014
Built in idea for entertainment center
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January 27, 2014
Open. Bed folds up
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January 25, 2014
hidden bed to double as guestroom
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January 25, 2014
Couch
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January 22, 2014
nice cabinet color
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January 21, 2014
Color
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January 18, 2014
a X fv
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January 18, 2014
built in under window
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January 16, 2014
Pops of colour and vintage wood
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January 15, 2014
Hidden Bed 2
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January 13, 2014
Bed
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January 12, 2014
Tuck-away bed
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January 5, 2014
Transforming entire living, kitchen and dining area
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January 2, 2014
Partition Murphy Bed
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December 29, 2013
there's a bed in there..
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December 15, 2013
Floor
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December 14, 2013
Compact
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December 14, 2013
Disappearing Acts Some of the most creative projects on Houzz are those that make a small space appear bigger with furniture that’s tucked away when not in use. These disappearing acts focus mainly on beds, so that a space can serve as a bedroom at night and as a living room, office or other space during the day. The aptly named 400-square-foot Unfolding Apartment in Barcelona is one of my favorites. (The caster just below and to the left of center hints at the transformation that can take place.)
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December 10, 2013
Hide away bed
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December 9, 2013
a big wall of cabinets with slidding cabinets
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December 7, 2013
doors
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December 7, 2013
What do you like about this photo?Murphy bed cabinet
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December 6, 2013
For work shop renovation
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December 5, 2013
Perfect for small spaces.
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December 5, 2013
Fold down bed
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December 5, 2013
doors
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December 4, 2013
Murphy bed
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December 4, 2013
wooden flooring
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December 4, 2013
fold away bed
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December 4, 2013
this is a great idea for a way to put an extra bed in the basement
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December 4, 2013
Schovana postel ve skrini
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December 4, 2013
Hidden bed.
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December 4, 2013
folding bed
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December 4, 2013
kolko
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Chambre d'invités
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December 4, 2013
Cape garage space hidden bed or fla back bedroom
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December 4, 2013
Small Spaces Disappearing Acts Some of the most creative projects on Houzz are those that make a small space appear bigger with furniture that’s tucked away when not in use. These disappearing acts focus mainly on beds, so that a space can serve as a bedroom at night and as a living room, office or other space during the day. The aptly named 400-square-foot Unfolding Apartment in Barcelona is one of my favorites. (The caster just below and to the left of center hints at the transformation that can take place.)
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December 4, 2013
bed folding away
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December 4, 2013
Murphy bed
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December 4, 2013
Disappearing Acts Some of the most creative projects on Houzz are those that make a small space appear bigger with furniture that’s tucked away when not in use. These disappearing acts focus mainly on beds, so that a space can serve as a bedroom at night and as a living room, office or other space during the day. The aptly named 400-square-foot Unfolding Apartment in Barcelona is one of my favorites. (The caster just below and to the left of center hints at the transformation that can take place.)
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December 4, 2013
cama no armário 1
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December 4, 2013
murphybed
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December 3, 2013
Disappearing Acts
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December 3, 2013
storage wall
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December 2, 2013
Wall color
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November 22, 2013
think of walls dividing the boathouse, as folding away opportunities
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November 11, 2013
Again, great use of space!
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November 6, 2013
Floors
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October 17, 2013
Interesting - unfolding apartment
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October 13, 2013
parquette5
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September 30, 2013
Modernica Case Study Daybed
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September 28, 2013
Piso
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September 25, 2013
Clever, very clever.
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September 4, 2013
unfolding 3
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August 25, 2013
murphy bed
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August 24, 2013
Wall storage on wheels
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August 14, 2013
wardrobe, bed, desk, everything blue unit, roll outdoor
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August 14, 2013
Manhattan
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August 11, 2013
This is the ultimate solution for micro-apartment living. Everything is available, but you don't have to stare at it all the time.
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August 3, 2013
Day bed and storage
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July 30, 2013
Color in general.
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July 22, 2013
table
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June 17, 2013
Orange and blue!
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June 16, 2013
View of storage bed divider wall cabinet from the kitchen
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June 9, 2013
Low cabinet by windows
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May 9, 2013
murphy bed
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May 6, 2013
unfolding apt
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May 3, 2013
Paint the storage cabs
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April 17, 2013
8
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March 16, 2013
Day bed and hidden Murphy bed
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March 6, 2013
移门作法
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March 5, 2013
400 sq feet
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March 4, 2013
again, clean cool color offsets warmth of wood floor, and feels lighter/brighter in closed space
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March 2, 2013
Eames chairs
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February 27, 2013
Something like this might work in my place - if I used a Murphy Bed.
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February 19, 2013
Amar
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February 6, 2013
Hidden Murphy bed
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February 5, 2013
wheels
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February 3, 2013
custom cabinetry
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January 30, 2013
bed folding out of way when not in use
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January 28, 2013
love the blue and white design
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January 21, 2013
The wood floor
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January 16, 2013
the bed
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January 14, 2013
Murphy bed
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January 11, 2013
Color
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December 28, 2012
Klappbett
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December 20, 2012
Use of Color. Chairs. Paint.
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December 17, 2012
murph bed as room divider
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November 27, 2012
Apartment4
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November 26, 2012
H
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November 20, 2012
Vertical lines on a solid wall.
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November 9, 2012
Guest Suite - Murphy bed
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October 31, 2012
Parke
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October 29, 2012
HNL
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October 27, 2012
Floors
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October 24, 2012
wall
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October 2, 2012
Living room
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September 16, 2012
Murphy bed closed
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September 13, 2012
Interesting
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September 6, 2012
floor
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September 4, 2012
traditional floors with loft mix
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August 28, 2012
Sifonerde tv
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August 20, 2012
Unfolding apartment
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August 9, 2012
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August 9, 2012
Compact apt
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July 17, 2012
Murphy bed as room divider
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July 15, 2012
walls on castors
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July 15, 2012
PERFACT
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July 15, 2012
I love the built in cabinet wall
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June 3, 2012
Parquet
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June 3, 2012
Sliding doors
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May 30, 2012
12
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May 25, 2012
Folded up
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May 14, 2012
eames chairs in living area
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May 13, 2012
murphy bed and room divider
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April 11, 2012
The piano black on blue I would like to use
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March 31, 2012
Compact Murphy
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March 26, 2012
Duela Ching ona
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March 24, 2012
ideas for downstairs unit
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March 14, 2012
dividing wall? and parque floors
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March 3, 2012
Murphy bed cabinet
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February 27, 2012
6x6
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February 20, 2012
Lockers?
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February 17, 2012
divider wall on weels
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February 12, 2012
Murphy bed loft
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February 10, 2012
Folding bedframe
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February 9, 2012
400sqfoot 6
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February 8, 2012
Would fit perfect in my basement
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February 6, 2012
murphy bed
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February 5, 2012
záclona
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February 2, 2012
cupboard design
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February 2, 2012
everything
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February 2, 2012
Invisible bed. Brilliant.
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February 1, 2012
The cabinet's bright blue adds a different dimension to the room. "We wanted something cheerful and interesting, and we were certain that white or gray would be too boring," says Chen. "We found that a deeply saturated color did very interesting things in the room, because the apartment has good natural light. The blue really changes hues quite a lot over the course of the day. Sometimes it's extremely bright, and other times, it goes extremely muted and dense."
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February 1, 2012
orange and yellow furniture together
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February 1, 2012
nice flooring.
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February 1, 2012
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