Irene sent us a good question by email: 'My husband and I just bought 100 year old house in Evanston. The house is great and has a lot of character. Unfortunately, in one of the bathrooms, there is a window above the sink. Any suggestions on how to hang a mirror above the sink without remodeling the bathroom?'. Please share your ideas and suggestions for this design challenge in the comments.....
GO TO ASHLEY & KEVIN'S ROOM TO ADD IT TO YOUR FAVORITES. Visit the entry page to view all five photos, make a comment, select the room as a favorite and share on Facebook and Twitter. The rooms with the greatest number of favorites at the end of the initial round go on to the finals. You can choose as many rooms as you like as favorites, so be sure to check back each day for all the new entries - the more favorites you find, the better! If you love color and are thinking about adding new hues to your home, help is here. Whether you enter or simply find fantastic rooms to choose as favorites - join us!
When I'm schlepping my dirty whites and darks down to the laundromat, I tend to daydream about having my own room for such tasks. I think, I'll have one organized and good-looking enough that I will want to do laundry. Here are a few inspiring examples that don't sacrifice functionality or style. Nothing says 'This is the room for clean things' like crisp, bright white. Sometimes a little more color is on order, like the punch of aqua in Image 4 or yellow in Image 8. These rooms stayed organized with hampers, cabinets, and shelving. Images 9 shows how useful fabric can be in masking something like plumbing. In Image 5, curtains help hide the washer and dryer when the laundry room is really just an alcove.
While the trend for outrageously-sized outdoor furniture hits us hard this season, sometimes the smaller, simpler designs are exactly right for our small spaces and tigher budget. Smith & Hawken sells a Parisian Park Dining Set that fits these criteria. Made of powder-coated steel and beechwood, The 3-piece set is avaialable with side chairs or armchairs.... It is rare to see an armchair in a set like this. This set is perfect for a back garden or small terrace, and it folds for easier off-season storage. The side-chair set is currently on sale for $279. Outdoor Furniture.
Although the post says arms are worn, we like when office furniture 'Kills two birds' by looking good enough to go anywhere. Apartment Therapy Furniture Classifieds are open for your business in the NAV BAR. Post a particularly good thing, and we'll post you here on the front page.... OTHER GOOD STUFF.Thanks, Craig!
Our new place has an eat-in kitchen, which we love, but no dining room. Although we prefer cocktail parties to sit-down dinner parties, it's nice to cook for a group sometimes. We were a little sad to lose our dining room until we realized we had an extra room just waiting to be transformed: our deck! We'll only be able to use it half the year, but it's big enough for a decent-sized dinner party.... We've been thinking about how we'll decorate our new seasonal dining room, hence our many posts on outdoor chairs. Add a nice table, some outdoor lighting, and some colorful accessories and we're set for summer. To those of you who have decks, patios, or yards: How do you use your outdoor rooms?
Fashioned by Twenty Gauge from vintage steel blueprint storage flats, layered up and topped with glass, the Archiflect is one of this LA-based steel furniture company's top-selling designs. Archiflect juxtaposes the heavy-duty industrial aesthetic of restored vintage steel furniture with the delicate horizontal proportions of the flat file, and although it no doubt weighs a ton, it manages to have grace. We love that it provides storage for books, magazines, games-anything flat, and a seemingly bullet-proof display area. Like all of Twenty Gauge's products, Archiflect can be customized with color: the company will powder coat any or all of the component pieces in one or more of their 14 colors. You can further tinker by specifying a wood top instead of glass and adding casters. Pricing varies and is not published on Twenty Gauge's website. To order direct from the company, call 310-945-5438.
Around this time last year I was happily enjoying working in a newly renovated home office I had designed and optimized for my workflow, furnished and accessorized with small space living in mind. Our friend Alysia had used a portion of the living room as her home office, but I wanted to do something a bit different and use the closet as a work space. The inspiration for my home office/home theater: Three of my favorite movies heavily influenced what I had envisioned for this tiny space: the Symphony No. 9 In D Minor/Ode To Joy scene in Immortal Beloved, the organized perfection of the residence in Tom Ford's A Single Man, and a little of the mod-ultraviolence aesthetic of A Clockwork Orange. Favorite element in your space: The Graham & Brown black checker wallpaper. Biggest challenge in designing my space: Installing, painting, organizing...just about anything inside such a small space is a challenge. Just getting the IKEA Besta Burs desk from my previous studio home office was a challenge, requiring removing the closet bars and diagonally angling it inside carefully, as not to rip or ruin the black paint or wallpaper. What friends say about my space: Only a couple of friends have seen the home office in person thus far.
Name: Veena Location: New York, NY Division: United States What do you love about your bedroom?: Living in a two bedroom apartment converted into three in New York City doesnât leave a lot of common living area to display and store items. Although my room is small, I get a lot of utility out of the space - a place to rest, a place to store, and a place to display artwork and other objects I love.
In honor of Election Day, we decided to showcase some of our favorite red, white, and blue color combos, thanks to Living Etc. and Rachel Mallon's Twolia Blog. We love these slight variations of reds and blues that make these rooms look less gimmicky and more sophisticated. Check out some of our favorites below the jump.... Left: Denim blue and white striped rugs correspond with an ornate red bedspread and black walls; Right: A traditional beige living room is given a shot of blue and red thanks to the fireplace and the armchair. Bright red drapes create a backdrop to a steel-blue sofa with a satiny sheen. Also love the black and white accents throughout the room. Left: Small space dining room has a bright red round table that can split in two and be shifted to the walls underneath the matching hanging blue art pieces. Right: Wood paneled drawers with an undertone of red sits below sleek grey-blue cabinets in this modern kitchen.
Bedroom fireplaces are an uncommon luxury in homes built after the invention of electric heat. If the fireplace is non-working, there's an added question of how to use it. Click below for homes that utilize bedroom mantels in four different ways.... This bedroom has a working fireplace, but no closet. The renter transformed the built-in storage space next to the mantel into an unconvential approach to clothes storage. This non-working bedroom fireplace from Living Etc becomes a focal point with decorated mantelpiece and a sculptural floor vase. Fireplace bedrooms are common in homes built before the advent of electric heat - this bedroom is from a traditional cottage in County Donegal, Ireland. The mirror above the fireplace reflects the window and creates the illusion of a larger space. Leah from AT:DC took an antique mantelpiece and transformed it into a beautiful upholstered headboard.