Inspiration Album


Singular sink

Here are several ways to get your new-found love back home, ranging from no frills hassle to white glove service. '$ Greyhound Package Xpress: Greyhound buses use their extra cargo space to ship cross country on a space available policy. You both drop off and pick up the item at bus stations on either end. If both Point A and Point B are businesses, you can pay a little bit more for door to door service. Once your piece has arrived, you'll have 72 hours to pick it up before they charge you a storage fee. Chances are good that Greyhound will be the cheapest by far, but it requires the extra step of getting a large, bulky item to and/or from the bus station. Basic Freight Service: Freight companies provide door-to-door service and there are no size or weight limits. The downside of this method is that it can sometimes take months for your item to be picked up for delivery. If you aren't in a rush, can't pick the item up at the local bus station, but still want to save a few bucks, this might be an option for you. White Glove Service: If you aren't in a schlepping mood, most companies also offer better service options. If you are in a rush, and money's not a factor, use this service.

Bathroom sink

Christian and her husband decided to make a beautiful cathedral window quilt the focus and inspiration for their daughter's nursery. In addition to using the quilt's colors throughout the room, Christian's husband made this incredible wood wall art as a perfect compliment and counterpoint to the quilt. While one is soft and the other hard and the color comprises the diamond shapes in one and the petal shapes in the other - we think you'll have to agree that these items are both fantastic on their own and especially stunning together. You can read a bit about how this wood wall hanging was made on Christian's blog, ModObject at Home, as well as more about how this room went from a room for a son to a room for a daughter.

Shell sink



Name: Lena Location: Chino Hills, CA Square Feet: 924 Division: Small What I Love About My Small Home: What I love most about our home is that it feels cozy like a cabin in the woods. Although we live in the suburbs, our little historic area called Sleepy Hollow is nestled in the canyons surrounded by nature. Our home has many windows and glass doors that let in natural light and the view of our green surroundings.

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Bathroom sink

I had two speaker stands sitting around that are meant for tiny surround sound speakers with threads in them, but I needed to raise my bookshelf speakers in my room. I removed the L bracket that allows that, and had to create a surface for the speakers to rest on. So I found two hardcover books, punctured the center of the rear cover, and inserted a screw with large fender washers surrounding the cover on each side. If you don't want to sacrifice any books, remember, there are various other DIY methods for creating speaker stands: Dirt-Cheap Speaker Stands using the base of those horrible halogen lamps from college, articulating lamp arms for smaller speakers, or a more elegant IKEA hack solution.

Black bathtub

Last week we featured a gallery of dark bedrooms, moody, cocoonlike spaces full of fluffy blankets and somber hues. This week, we're looking at bedrooms that are just the opposite of that: light, bright spaces decorated all in white. Pictured above: a beautiful, bright bedroom from Kinfolk. If you like this look, the whole apartment, which is decorated completely in shades of white, is worth checking out. The key to making this work, I think, is adding a little texture. Since we're talking bedrooms here, this is easy to acheieve with rugs, quilts, and bedding in textured fabrics like linen. Here, the floor covering adds just enough texture to a super-minimal space. A white floor, too - these folks are really dedicated. I love the layers of different textures on the bed - and on the floor. Finally, a romantic space from Stadshem, via Nordic Design - proof that monochromatic spaces can be far from boring.

Title art

Q: I really love the design of the West Elm Grace Table but I think it's just a little small for my 11'x13' dining room. I like to have larger groups for dinner and would love something that seats at least 8 when expanded. I'm wondering if anyone knows of a similar design that would be a bit larger than this. Editor: Leave your recommendations for Arielle in the comments - thanks! Got a question? Email yours with pic attachments here.

Classic black bathtub

This article has got us thinking about pink living rooms, and how, when done right, they give off such a pleasingly warm feel. Here are a few we're particularly fond of.... If pink sounds a little scary to you maybe consider a very pale version of the hue. It won't conjure thoughts of Barbie, and you'll still get a nice soft glow and neutral color that's so much more interesting than beige. Va va va voom pink from none other than Betsey Johnson. Combining pink and light green usually results in something too Palm Beach/Lilly Pulitzer for our taste, but we think designer Steven Gambrel got it right here.

White sink

Last week, we toured Ulrika & Mark's bright, beautiful Cambridge kitchen and were completely taken with the fabric on their custom window seat and curtains. Designed by Maine artist Gretchen Langner, the subtle, overscaled patterns exude a fresh, contemporary simplicity that works equally well in modern and traditional settings. Each of Langner's designs comes in multiple colorways and can used to as upholstery, slip covers, draperies, quilts, pillows, shower curtains, or lamp shades. Fabrics are hand-screened on 100% linen/cotton, sailcloth, or cotton duck and sold direct to consumer for $78/yard. To see more of Langner's designs, visit her site: Gretchen Langner Dzign.


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.


It's an old living room opening to a garden, made in the 70s with some wood brought from Anatolia. We have changed the mirrors, re-polished wood, removed some of the cabinet doors so we could use them as book shelves. Would you like a room in your home to be featured as an Apartment Therapy Favorite Rooms post? Submit your room here.


Most of us probably have some carrara marble in the bathroom, in the form of the saddle at the room's entry. We've rounded up some beautiful uses of the material in bathrooms here, starting with Stephanie's Tile & Marble Vision.... For more natural stone in the bathroom, check out our previous post on Travertine in the Bathroom.

Red modern bathtub

Hello AT,. I need some help with finding dining/kitchen chairs for my white Parsons desk with drawers. I replaced my round kitchen table with the sleek parsons desk to free up a walkway and to have kitchen drawers!

Modern faucet

I've dreamed of owning a blue velvet sofa for about as long as I can remember. As a self-professed neat freak with a white fluffy dog - I have a feeling it would end badly. So its only leather couches for me, but it doesn't mean a girl can't dream! This is my version of my dream living room, based entirely around my blue velvet sofa.