Bosch has recently redesigned their iconic refrigerator. That's basically what this is: a new fridge that looks vintage. It's got a new interior and new colors, so that it can match your kitchen design better. This fridge blends in something new into a design that never really went out of date. The fridge has received an A+ energy rating, which brings it up to spec with all modern fridges. This fridge is available in black, white, cappuccino, red, or quartz for about $2,600. Ouch! If you are in the market for a vintage-looking fridge, you might want to consider Smeg fridges.
The folks at Cookie Magazine are showing off the beautiful rooms of Tovalisa and Otto Gothenburg, ages nine and six and the children of designer Elisabeth Dunker Gothenburg. They reside in a spacious old apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden. The dresser is from Elisabeth's mother, the bedspread is vintage, and the bed is from IKEA.... We love this orange and white wallpaper. It's from the Swedish company Sandberg and was designed by artist Charlotta Sandberg. Otto's room also feels bright and airy, and he has plenty of floor space for playing. The colors seem similar to Tovalisa's room, although Otto would prefer black or blue walls with Spiderman posters. We love the clean look of the beautiful wood floors and primarily white walls. It leaves plenty of room for adding color in the furniture and accessories. Thanks for sharing these great pics Cookie Magazine.
When you're looking for places to bring color into your home, don't overlook the dining room. Dining chairs, tablecloths, and walls are good starting points. Look for photos and options below.... Option #1: Neutral table and colorful chairs. Option #2: If you have a hard time committing to color, bring it in with changeable accessories. Shown: Jackfruit Tablecloth from Anthropologie, $98 and Stockholm Table from IKEA, $429. Option #3: Dress up dining room walls with wallpaper, a great backdrop for elegant dinner parties.
Rather than hiring an architect to design a custom home, some owners are opting to purchase stock plans and paying an architect an hourly fee to customize the existing plan.... While savings is significant, we wonder how well-suited the various stock plans are for the wide variety of lots and environments. At the same time, we know that the majority of new homes are inexpensive and contribute largely to sprawl. We wouldn't turn down a craftsman bungalow from Sears Roebuck & Co. We suppose this is a positive trend, right?
We received 104 submissions from all over the country for our Romantic Bedroom Giveaway. All of the complete entries were entered in the giveaway, including those that weren't posted.... And the winner was... Renee's Red Snow Studio. Her entry captured the whole spirit of a romantic bedroom in a really sweet way. Renee was notified yesterday, and is receiving her prize today via FedEx. FAMNIG HJARTA pillow/warm hug 2 x FENJA RAND throw pillows. TANJA BRODYR quilt/duvet cover + pillow cover size Queen.
Benny writes:Hello AT, I've been looking for a vendor/carpenter that does closet sliding doors. They're a little too expensive for me. I've seen what Home Depot and Lowes has to offer and I'm not impressed. Hi Benny- I guess it sort of depends on what type of sliding doors you had in mind? A basic set of plain closet sliding doors can be a fairly simple DIY project, but it sounds like you might be looking for something more custom if you didn't like what the big chain home-improvement stores had to offer.
When we first spotted this adorable piece, we thought it was a table covered with a lacy table cloth. We were surprised to find that it was actually a side table with elaborate cut outs in it. 'This great hardwood construction cubic side table, $199, by Brocade Home and measures 16' all around. The butterfly pattern runs across the entire cube and is a lovely addition to any room. If white isn't quite your thing, the table is also available in coffee.
Thanks for your interest, and stay tuned for the winner announcement later this week. For this week's Giveaway, we've got an extra-special treat: Ferm Living is offering AT readers the chance to win a wall sticker of their choice. Click below the jump to see how to enter and read the rules .... How to Enter: To enter this Thursday Giveaway, please submit a comment below with the design - name and color - that you want to win. The contest begins today and ends on Monday, January 14, at 11:59 PM ET. We will choose one winner at random. Winners must claim their prize within three business days after the date of notification of such prize. A Sweepstakes winner's failure to respond to the prize notification within the specified three business days will be considered such Sweepstakes winner's forfeiture of the prize and an alternate winner may be selected from the pool of eligible entries. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may also be selected from the pool of eligible entries. To enter, you must be a U.S. resident, age 18 or older to enter. When applicable, the winner may be required to execute and return within five business days an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release to be eligible for the prize or an alternate winner will be selected. Winners shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of their prize. To receive a complete list of winners or a copy of the Official Sweepstakes Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Apartment Therapy, 22 Howard Street #4i, New York, NY 10013.
If there is one thing that hasn't changed since its inception, it's the concept behind a washing machine. The box-like devices haven't changed that much, and even you look for something different, you'll end up paying thousands of dollars for something like that. Think about it, weren't those LG washing machines and dryers the latest rage in washing machine technology? Designer Djordje Zivanovic comes to the rescue with an Aquarium, and it's not for fishes! It's hard not to compare this design by Djordje Zivanovic to the iPhone. It's nice to see the whole box-like machine replaced by something spherical, but in the end, does it wash any better? Now that's the important question. Since this is only a concept, there isn't much information available on this. We've found a few interesting tidbits about the Aquarium. Washing machines are usually kept far away from prying eyes, so making one look cool doesn't really make much sense. The designer says that its innovative since it's only composed of two spheres, one inside the other. The spheres rotate in different axes, so looking at it can be mesmerizing. It's mentioned that this washing machine is called Aquarium because it doesn't need a water tap, meaning that you have to refill it periodically and it can be placed in the middle of your living room, if you find the movements of the spheres really interesting.
This mud room is so organized that it looks like a retail shop: every pair of sunglasses has its own specific ledge, motorcycle helmets are tucked neatly on the top ledge, a handy wall mirror for a last look before heading out. Before we forget: the sweet window corner seat with black and white striped cushions would be an ideal spot to throw shoes on or to climb up to grab a helmet. Sigh...we'd be lucky if our entry was 1/10th as efficient or as nice looking!
We've only got a week and a half left before the end of October's Color Month, so why not pick up this pair of bright yellow chairs, and only for $100 for both! 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..
Check out a closeup view of the cool message board and dining area, created by designer Janine Carendi a friend was able to snap in person. You could list one heckuva long grocery list on that wall-sized side chalkboard and pin up a week's worth of notes onto that message board. Best of all, the whole table and bench setup tucks into a compact form when not in use. Peep the setup in its compact form below the jump.... We'd imagine ourselves using this as a remote/secondary home office during the day and a dining spot in the evening. Check out more ideas from Janine at her site Area Interior Design.
This question came from a disgruntled friend over the iChat: So, I just moved into a place that has high ceilings-about 25 feet! And the walls are an icky dark-ish beige and the ceilings are an off-white...I really can't afford to hire someone to paint the place, but I'm wondering if I could just roll up my sleeves one weekend and do it myself? Are there any tricks you know of when it comes to painting walls with high ceilings? To our friend, we say sincerely: Bribe as many people as possible to come and help you. Start looking at extension poles to add on to your paint rollers. Oh, and some ladders and probably a 36-pack of beer. Aside from those four things, there really isn't much more to getting the job done. We have seen some places where people just paint up to a certain point and let the wall and ceiling blend together, but that might not work considering that your walls and ceiling are completely different colors. If you're feeling really extreme, you may even consider renting scaffolding for a weekend.