Since it's a small space, I decorated with furniture in neutral colors and strong red accents. The wall hanging over the bed is from China and depicts 1,000 boys; it is supposed to bring good luck. The wall hanging, long white curtains, and the red paper lantern over the 'Kitchen' also emphasize the tall ceilings.... The large striped chair rolls out into a comfortable futon bed for guests. The box next to it is one of those very useful storage cubes/stools/end tables. They are both from Ikea, along with the nightstand, bedside lamp, and the lamp on the dresser.
Pink is possibly the last color that comes to mind when it comes to choosing a paint color for the kitchen. Featured in Marie Claire Maison, the kitchen in the home of an artist near Bordeaux was painted in a vivid pink inspired by the color of houses she saw on trips to Cameroon. This pale pink kitchen from Cote Maison is a little more toned down, but still makes an undeniable statement. Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France.
We might just enjoy bathroom stuff more than anything else. It's the room we feel most entitled to do small updates to regularly. Out with the old bathmats, in with the new; work out creative organizational systems; start over fresh whenever the mood strikes.
Unconventional apartments and small layouts often make built-in furniture the best choice. We live in a loft, so finding furniture that works can be difficult especially when trying to make use of the high ceilings or narrow hallways. We came across this simple built-in sideboard and love the effect. The sideboard added a very different feel to this room. The knotty pine wall has a little bit of a country feel, but the modern lines of the built-in sideboard balance it out. We love the storage area with custom under-shelf lighting. If it was in our home, we would make the shelf much longer as we need more storage space. Overall it doesn't look difficult and could be a great DIY project.
Hello AT, I just moved into a new apartment and my window is huge - 180 inches wide, divide into 3 contiguous sections. I am having a tough time figuring out what to do for a window covering since nothing comes this large and I don't want to spend a fortune on an apartment I might only live in for a year. Lindsey- Don't be caught thinking you must go for 'Traditional' window coverings as they are usually very expensive or very cheap....apartmenttherapy(dot)com)Link To All Good Questions. Our first suggestion is to check IKEA -they carry lots of inexpensive but fully functional window hardware. We personally recommend looking into the Dignitet Curtain Wire in your situation. If the IKEA has recently returned to carrying an entire line of unique textiles, too. We're sure our readers will have more suggestions...anyone? -aaron.
One of the most frustrating things about living in a small apartment is dealing with a small kitchen. Every once in a while you run across a kitchen that makes the very most of its tiny footprint, and packs in all of the functionality of a much larger space. Case in point: this Swedish kitchen from Main Street Stockholm, which is both incredibly stylish and incredibly practical. The island that separates this little kitchen from the living room is doing a lot of work. It's a creature of both worlds, providing kitchen storage, living room storage, kitchen workspace, and space to eat as well. The waterfall edge gives it a certain elegance, so it feels more like an elegant built-in and less like a kitchen encroaching into the living room. In open kitchens like this one, it's typical to place the stove against the wall, and have the sink on the open peninsula, facing the main living area. Smaller appliances are worth considering for a smaller kitchen renovation. In smaller kitchens where counter space is at a premium, you may find it's more than worth sacrificing a little space in the fridge to have a little more workspace.
From the brokers over at Alvhem, we were able to catch a glimpse of a beautiful property in Göteborg, Sweden, filled with Scandinavian influences aplenty. We've held many examples on how to go white before, but never have we seen something so thoughtfully integrated as this. While the first thing we'd like to point out would be the fact that the couch is just way too far away from the television set to be able to view any high definition movies properly, the openness of the space actually creates a very airy environment that's anything but a claustrophobic home theater. Depending on what you're looking for, perhaps avoiding the whole surround sound experience and wire headaches may just create that open living room feeling that you've been missing. Or, you could check out the Flatwire sound wiring system we reviewed a while back. If you're in the market for a white television set, you should check out our previous post where we rounded up 10 white LCD HDTVs for your viewing pleasure.
Q: I have a light brown leather couch that is very masculine. The only decorating I can seem to do around it is very Santa Fe ranch looking. Does anyone have an idea to modernize a couch that looks like a baseball glove? Pop of color maybe? Got a good question you'd like answered? Email us and we'll see if the Re-nest editors or our readers can help you out.