Name: Abina Location: Orange, NJ Division: Warm Inspiration for my palette: This bathroom is located in my work studio at home and as such, the goal was to integrate it into the overall experience of being in my creative space. I wanted to create an artistic, dramatic, welcoming and cozy feeling while using a color featured in the main space.
Dorie sent in a question for all the AT design minds: 'I just bought the Andover table and Corbin chairs in cherry from Room & Board and I'm wondering what kind of rug/lighting combo would work best this will be on honey-colored hardwood in a room that gets a fair amount of natural light. I'd prefer to keep the color scheme neutral in this part of the house, as I use greens and blues liberally elsewhere, but I'm open to ideas. The pictured pendant is designed for track lighting so it won't work for my situation, but it's a design I really like. Any suggestions for rugs and/or lighting?'. Please share your thoughts and ideas on rugs and lighting for her dining room with Dorie in the comments below.....
Home offices are often spaces which are organically thrown together over time, rather than planned and designed. Sometimes it's worth revisiting how your home office is setup and making a few changes to optimize comfort and efficiency.... Check and Update the Ergonomics of Your Setup:More than anything, ergonomics matter when it comes to a home office. We've gone into detail about figures and features of ergonomics, noting there isn't really a one-size-fits-all position, but there are some recommendations for height for sitting vs. standing setups worth considering. My partner recently switched to a larger laptop and was having shoulder soreness using the laptop from our dining table turned home office desk. Optimize Your Lighting:If you've still got an incandescent bulb, it might be worth considering switching it out for a more energy efficient and less heating-emanating LED or CFL bulb. These stackable Stack+Fit Desk Accessories from the queen of neat and orderly, Martha Stewart, are neutral yet handsome, compatible with nearly any home office decor. At the least , consider adding a surge protector as the first line into your home office setup. Since we work from a small size home office where outlets for charging are vital, we like options like the Belkin USB Charging 6-outlet Surge Protector, offering 6 electric outlets plus 2 USB charging ports. Upgrade Your Wired/Wireless Network:Network routers are often an item purchased and then soon forgotten...sometimes for years.
Q:My husband and I have a pretty large master bedroom, but it is pretty busy and full of stuff. We have two desks and a desktop computer, excercise stuff, plus a TV. So it's like a small studio having everything in one place. Having an office room is not an option for us. Could you suggest anything to make a master bedroom look nice with some work station space including a desk? All the tips I've read so far are either for bedroom or for workspace. I haven't seen any pictures of them combined in a master bedroom with a desk. Editor: Leave your suggestions for X in the comments - thanks! Got a question? Send us yours with pic attachments here.
Last month, we mentioned that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa asked LA residents to do their part to help conserve water this Summer. Since summer is officially here and this is also Green Home month here at AT, we thought we could all use a reminder. If any of you caught the LIVE EARTH concerts on tv this weekend, there were a lot of website links given, one of which, is from an Arizona based site called Water...use it wisely. It's a great and easy-to-navigate website that covers all the bases regarding water conservation. Here is a great link to a list of 100 water saving ideas for those of us that live in the Southwest. Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap for cold drinks, so that every drop goes down you, not the drain. Water your garden during the early morning hours, when temperatures are cooler and winds are lighter. Wash your produce in the sink or a pan that is partiall filled with water, instead of running water from the tap.
Include QUESTIONS in subject line: sf apartmenttherapy comLink To All Good Questions. At first I thought to put the sofa in the corner and the TV on the wall on the other side of the kitchen, but I'm worried the TV will be uncomfortably far from the TV. Do you have any suggestions? Can I pull the sofas out from the wall without divvying up my space too much? I'm buying all new furniture, so I'm not tied to anything.
Whether you're lucky enough to have the space for a formal dining room or just have a cozy dining area that you carved out of your living space, it's nice to have a place for friends and family to gather over a great meal. There's something about this eclectic space full of warm rustic woods and friendly boho colors that will have you sitting here all night with good food and friends. This room from Inside Out doesn't have much to it but it's full of warm woods and playful pops of color to make it a very welcoming dining space for both casual family eats or playing hostess with friends.
To pull together our ultimate gift guides this year, we're asking the experts: YOU! What are the best design, art, or interiors books you've read this year? Which ones do you hope to unwrap? From coffee table beauties to DIY guides, let us know what's worthy of the space on your shelves! Share with us in the comments: what art and design books do you recommend?
My son is a LEGO fanatic and we were both pleasantly surprised when we visited the LEGO Web site and discovered the LEGO club. The LEGO Club gives kids a chance to upload their latest creations in addition to connecting with other LEGO fans. Your child will also get LEGO building tips, their own page with a customizable avatar.
Walk back into any restaurant kitchen and you will discover the gleaming vision of the professional kitchen. Stainless steel is the easiest surface to keep clean and free of germs, and it also is to kitchens what muscle cars are to commuter vehicles. While there are many companies that sell stainless steel components, KiPro is the only one who sells a complete stainless kitchen component line.
The iPad recently saved my life on a long flight to the other side of the world. Beyond its web surfing and TV playing capabilities, the device can run other applications that have the potential to make your life a whole lot easier. One recently-updated app called LivingRoom allows users to easily place and customize furniture pieces in a floor plan. LivingRoom is intuitive and user-friendly with its easy set of menus from which functions are selected. You are able to make notes to yourself within the interface, and you can email a PDF of the plan with one click of your mouse. The program is available for only $4.99 and can be purchased directly from the App Store. Check out the above video to see just what this bad boy can do.