How can a playroom be green? Martin Brown of Portland, Oregon turned an attic in his 1922 house into a great playroom for his son utilizing scrap material, an antique window, low-temperature LED light fixtures, an occupancy sensor and a hydronic baseboard heater.... Martin detailed his retrofit of his unfinished attic at his blog Bottleworld. The walls and ceilings were done in tongue and groove beadboard to match the rest of the home. New insulation and fireproofing was added, along with a few green features. A verdant-brand thermostat with occupancy sensor A hydronic baseboard heater. Checkout the entire project at An attic playroom via BottleWorld.net. All photos by Martin Brown and used with permission.
This one comes on the heels of the beautiful wall treatment we featured in our Another Nod to Grey post last week. On the right is what looks like a dramatic white wallpaper featuring clusters of buildings outlined in black. The walls are painted black with the same buildings painted on, this time in white and on a much larger scale. We suspect that the homeowners painted the walls black and then drew in the white buildings freehand using either chalk on chalkboard paint or white paint pens. The larger-scaled buildings on the black wall keep the room from looking too busy. For more photos of the rest of this house, check out Emmas Design Blogg.
Q: I live in a tiny 1 bedroom basement apartment in Columbia Heights, DC. My living room currently has the charm of a prison. I would like to make this space cozier, but I'm stumped on what to do. Should I get a new loveseat to ditch the orange? Or should I get some art work that would tie in the orange? What kind of artwork would ease the expanse of gray wall? Help! Editor: Leave your suggestions for Shereen in the comments - thanks! Got a question? Email yours with pic attachments here.
If you like a nice, big flat shower head that dumps a lot of water on you AND you like filtered water running down your sexy body, this is for you. These ShowerUp shower head filters are some of the nicest we've ever seen. Available with a double or single arm extension for 40' or 20' adjustment range, these elegant thinks will get up and out of your way and then dump the good water straight down from the top. Filters come in different capacities, finishes come in satin nickel or chrome and prices range from $55-$152..
Ki Nassauer, editor-in-chief of Fleamarket Style magazine and founder of JunkMarket, a monthly sale of vintage and repurposed finds, knows a diamond in the rough when she sees it. This has earned her the nickname 'The Martha Stewart of Junk.'. We're big fans of finding new uses for vintage suitcases, as shown here, here and here, but mounting them on the wall and using them as shelves is something I've never seen before. I love it! And the blue wall that they're mounted on is such a nice compliment to the tones of the cases.
Can you really 'Scavenge' a Striking Black Leather Mid-Century Sofa , especially at this price point? We're not sure, but we're putting this piece out there anyway for your consideration, because we really really think it is super cool. It would fit into a serious design junkie's place as well as an upwardly mobile bachelor's pad. -MM. 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!
You have to admit, even though it comes from a dealer who certainly has an idea or two about pricing, this light blue cabinet is priced to move. It has a cheery robin's egg color that will perk up even the most drab kitchen in the city. It could also serve as storage in a living room or bedroom, -MM. 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!
Hello AT,. I have an old rowhouse in Philadelphia with a long exposed brick wall. The bricks are dark red/brown, which makes the wall feel too heavy for my small space, and clashes with my limed oak furniture. I'd love for my wall to look like the whitewashed wall in the photo. I'd also be up for hiring someone to do the work, if anyone has a good recommendation. We're going to throw this out in the hope that someone who has done this before has the answer. Remember that brick when unsealed is extremely porous and will take a lot of liquid into it before it resembles a color. Brick can be very dusty and sometimes needs to be sealed in order to stop this. In either case, as you whitewash your brick you'll want to have some sealing effect.
COLOR PALETTE: Neutrals with Orange Pops - grays, orange, black, brown, wheatbread. GO TO JOY'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!
My room makeover:: The first part of the project started with painting the kitchen cabinets white. We added crown moulding to the contractor grade cabinets to give them a 'Higher end' look. We replaced the laminate kitchen countertops with John Boos butcher block. We replaced all the appliances with stainless steel and converted the electric stove to gas. After the kitchen was finished we hired a contractor to remove a couple walls in the entry way to open up the space. We had reclaimed barn beams installed to give it the modern rustic look we love so much. The contractor hand made us a set of rustic barn doors to replace the old bi-fold doors in the front closet. All the trim was ripped out and replaced with a nice thick craftsman trim. What I love most about my new space:: We love how open the space is now. Before the renovation the dining room was never used because it was too closed off.
I never thought that oval, dusty-blue braided rug in my mom's house had anything to do with modern art. I've been drawn to the concentric squares and rings of braided rugs. Or in the case of braided rag rugs, I see the bulls-eye motif of a work entitled Target, by Jasper Johns. There are tons of rugs like this out there - both vintage and new - to be had for a steal. Searching for ones with simple, blocky colorways has become quite the pastime for me as I continue the ongoing hunt for affordable, interesting, natural-fiber rugs to soften the hardwood-floored interior of my home. What do you think? Do you see the resemblance, or is this too much of a stretch?
Here's a solution to help keep your cats active and happy even in a small space. IkeaHacker Barna created this cat climbing tree from Ikea's Stolmen line, and his four cats have never been happier.... See the full post at IkeaHacker and the Stolmen system at Ikea.