There's something about black leather couches that brings forth images of cheesy bachelor pads, this set is not that! Beautiful lines and those classic mid-century legs. The price is a bit high but it does include a matching chair as well. 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..
We have posted about plates hung on walls before but Katie's sculptural positioning of them in her kitchen deserves some recognition. A grouping of plates on a wall can be so much more interesting than a framed work. This combination is similar to the grouping seen in Rome Service Home that we posted about back in August. With Katie's great patterns and colors, this free flowing form looks more like artwork then dinnerware.
I've always thought it was a bit unfair to have to stare at my apartment wall while engaging in drudgery like peeling potatoes or the like; having a view to appreciate would make any chore a million times more delightful. Well, Callum's mom, Suzanne, thought of that detail when she made his play kitchen. Being from Western Canada, naturally her son has a view of the Rockies. Not only is Callum's play kitchen kitted out with a mountain view, the kitchen itself is a wonderful example of repurposing as it's made almost exclusively of recycled parts: the main frame an old t.v. unit they found on Kijiji for $30, the sink is a salad bowl and the knobs are from an old cabinet.
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.
July 4th is the unofficial holiday of the paper plate. While many believe there's no such thing as disposable dinnerware that's green, Verterra offers the lazy but semi-conscious an intriguing, compostable alternative made of fallen leaves. According to Verterra company lore, the founder came upon the idea in India. He saw a woman make an on-the-spot plate by pressing water-soaked leaves in a waffle-iron contraption, then serve a meal on it. In this version, fallen leaves from Southeast Asia are collected, steamed, heated and pressurized under fair worker conditions. While they are reusable, they also biodegrade within 2 months. Unlike many conventional alternatives, they are also free of artificial chemicals and toxins. The process isn't all that's unconventional. Plates are square or hexagonal, and joined by several serving platter options as well as a round bowl. A 10-pack of 6-inch bowls or plates is $8.99; 100 for $70. Nine-inch plates are 10 for $11.99 or 100 for $90. The platters are 12 for $12.99; also available in different shapes.
When I saw Lindsey Bond's modern day Birmingham cottage featured in House Beautiful, I fell in love. A mix of various shades of white with small pops of color, it's a nice example of calm decor. She's created a live/work nook that provides a surface to write a letter without taking up too much space.
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?
Re-nest's Creative Reuse series continues with this great idea from reader Heather... and check out Lisa's raised dog feeder in the image below left. We're wondering what impact the economic crisis has had on your remodeling plans. We cover a report that says that strict new regulations on green building and energy use will help the economy. We've got the scoop on the latest design from green architect Michelle Kaufmann, and we've also found some hot 80% post-consumer recycled glass tiles. Who would have thought napkin rings and an old picture frame could make this? We're wondering: have you changed your remodeling plans because of the economic situation? A new report says increasing energy efficiency standards puts more money in people's pockets-and that, in turn, helps strengthen the economy. Unlike a lot of other so-called 'Recycled' tile, Trend's latest offering is 80% post-consumer recycled. As usual, we think Michelle Kaufmann's design sensibility is fantastic. This new design takes a slightly warmer approach than we've become accustomed to.
Touch typing is blindingly fast, so much faster than writing. Well, for all you touch typists out there, this might be a keyboard for you, if you are into Apple products like us! One thing's for sure, his complete white Apple-like keyboard is sure to attract attention. Since like most nerds, he's able to touch type, he decided to convert his keyboard to an all-white color, hiding all of the key information. Anyone considering converting an existing keyboard like this would have problems, unless each of the keys were painted individually. Plus the feel of keyboard wouldn't be as great. This makes the keyboard completely white and extremely hard to use by anyone not used to touch typing.
We loved the art table showcased in this Princess and the Pea Playroom, and kept it in our minds as inspiration. If you liked it too, this table provides the same large canvas along with drawer space for supplies. We like the fact that this desk provides lots of creative space, but it's also so functional. Not only does it have the space to put away all those supplies, but the desk is really a component system and the table can be raised with different legs when your child grows out of it.
Who'd have thunk that good food is grown INSIDE of this city. We recently came across Joel Gershon's article, Downtown On The Farm, and loved hearing about how some of our favorite cooking ingredients are grown on local 'Farms,' including mushrooms, wheatgrass and honey. It is worth checking out at NYMetro, while each ingredient can be purchased at the Union Square Green Market.
Name: Jennifer Location: Richardson , TX Division: Cool Inspiration for my palette: The unchangeable trim, granite and floor colors are so warm; we really wanted a cool color contrast for our dining area. I think the hint of warmth in this blue was a nice compliment to all the golden tones of the apartment and our added furniture/accessories. We chose to wrap the color through the arched doorway and into the entryway so we're always greeted by this great shot of color. When we move out, we'll have to pay a fee to have each painted wall covered over, so we wanted to be bold with the small amount of painting we were willing to do.
In this single space, we see a dining area, living area and a kitchen beyond. Each is broken into its own distinct 'Room' quite successfully. It's a low partition, but it creates a room within a room. That soffit divides space without a single partition. Cohesion Even though the elements of the room are separate, they are also cohesive through the choice of materials and color. This allows for separate areas without making the space feel too chopped up and scattered. See more of this inspiring space at House Beautiful.