Good Questions: Hide My Ugly Radiator & Other Things?

This remarkable makeover could be a Look!, but since Stephan has a few questions, we post it thus with all his pics. Enjoy!

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Hello AT,

I started reading your site a few months ago (June) and I learned quite a lot…. in fact it inspired me to redesign my place.

I have lived in my apartment (Morningside Heights) for four years, and not until recently I was a student, so I have plenty of IKEA furniture scattered around my apartment. I just started my first awesome job after graduation and, finally, have some money to invest in making my apartment a better place, reflecting my latest interest in fusing modern and past, natural and artificial elements…

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So instead of throwing my old IKEA away, I took the liberty of making a creative adjustment to it.

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So here I am, a few months later my place is finally complete. However, I still believe there can be improvements made:

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Can people suggest some ideas on how to –

Hide my ugly radiator (silver color) in my living room?

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Also, any other comments on my space are welcomed. I am just curious whether the improvements I made (see before and after) did in fact make a big difference.

Yours,
Stephan R.

BEFORE PICS BELOW!

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Dear Stephan,

Your radiator barely bothers us in its white incarnation. Everything is looking great.

The only thing we find strange is the brown panelling going around the room. What is it?

Anyone else?

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