I forgot to report that I bought said bamboo cabinet. it’s gorgeous even in our current (dreary) apartment, but i have bigger plans for it in the future.
in other news: we finally applied the color samples we chose for our new apartment and they’re really nice. the color scheme will be: light yellow-y beige for the dining room, living room and hall; white for kitchen; very light gray for my office (where fantabulous bamboo cabinet will reside); aqua for boy’s room, and darker beige (almost taupe) for guest room and master bedroom (in the latter i’m planning to stencil a Moroccan flower theme in pearlecent color over the beige, instead of the coveted (pricey!) wallpaper.)