Inspiration Album


Modern sink and faucet


Modern bathtub

The Jaclo Lumiere shower head is all about double duty, combining a 252 jets rain shower head with a LED lighting system decorated in decorative damask, so you can pretend you're showering in the living room. We're not quite sure about the overall impression, but we like bringing in some overhead lighting in an area of the home often lacking proper illumination.... We'd like to one day see something similar, but in a decorative chandelier for a complete decadent effect. Unfortunately in our household, all we can afford is a hand shower and a flashlight strung up with some string.

Luxurious shower head

We moved into a 1952 Mid Century modern ranch house that had original wood paneling in the family room and in one bedroom. We painted the family room white, which took so many coats to cover, I was bound and determined to make the bedroom work with wood paneling so I wouldn't have to paint again! The desk and the shelves are built-ins, original to the house. His bedding is from Pottery Barn Kids and Land of Nod. Rug is IKEA, toy box and nautical flags are Land of Nod, desk chair and bed are from Overstock. Galvanized metal 'BOY' letters are from Hobby Lobby. The oar I found at an antique shop for $15 dollars, then painted white and added colored duct tape to make the pattern. The toy buckets are just paint buckets from Lowe's and I stenciled numbers on them. Are you a designer/architect/decorator interested in sharing a residential project with Apartment Therapy readers? Contact the editors through our Professional Project Submission Form.

Bathroom sink

Need a new door? Check this one out: it's a 60's black vintage wood door with a gold geometric veneer pattern positioned to the left. Even if you don't need a door, it could be used as a screen, a headboard, or even a room divider. Priced at $60. More good stuff after the jump.... Thank Craig!




Likely one of the most-utilized spaces in your home is the bathroom. A nice mix of ingenious hidden technology and elegant furnishings work together to make this space a daily spa-like escape. I'd also outfit the space with a bright, clean color palette that helps you awaken during the day and relax during the night. My favorite feature though, would have to be the sunken bathtub. It's practically just begging you to take a dip in it, and with a space this grand, why wouldn't you? 8) Teuco Sunken Bathtub - Nothing beats the open look and feel of a sunken bathtub, and Teuco knocks it out with this design. I'd match it with the black slate as shown to contrast against the bright walls.

White sink

This dining room has recently received a new coat of paint, new drapes, a few changes in decor, and best of all - a new dining room table. Things look great and even more so when you find out these homeowners did everything themselves! Ana over at Knock Off Wood has been showcasing the work of Dave and Joi from Nuestra Vida Dulce and for good reason. They've brought this space together with gusto and things look fabulous. Their table which was made by Joi's Father-in-Law is a great mix of old world farmhouse and new world modern. We love the look and hope to see more homeowners tackling large projects like this in the future! The table design was modified slightly from Ana's original plans, making things a little slimmer and trimmer.

Asian inspired bathroom

We love sharing real life room makeovers because they are such a wonderful source of inspiration. Many of the makeovers we highlight involve renovations from the ground up, but for those of us who rent, it is always great to find a project that doesn't involve any structural changes. This master bedroom makeover demonstrates the impact a few well-planned changes can have on any room. Sarah of Thrifty Decor Chick has long been struggling with a bed that just didn't measure up to her expectations. After a careful assessment of the problems, she set out to transform her space with new bedding, making careful choices from start to finish. Though Sarah's old bedding was lovely,Sarah wanted a change and the new bedding is both beautiful and functional. By gradually assembling a collection of pieces from a variety of sources, Sarah created a unique look that captures her personality and sets the tone for her bedroom. Thanks for sharing Sarah - we'll be keeping an eye out for Part Two!

Bathroom cabinet

AT:SF reader Meredith sent in photos of her living room. She writes, These are photos of my before and after with black paint, which looks amazing even in a small space. I found that it actually made the room feel larger because the ceilings are high and now your eyes are draw up to the white molding and ceiling... ...I silkscreened the square photo on the wall. The left side of the room has chocolate linen on the wall that I stapled up. I stapled in chocolate burlap in the bookshelf to give a rich feeling and some depth. The closet space has an accessory wall that was made from the back of the bookshelf jutting into my closet. On the before photo the top right photo is a collage of SF business cards - places I have eaten at or shopped at - which I made into a circular design to mimic the sputnik light fixture.


It's up for debate for sure but I think for many, the living room-especially for apartment or condo dwellers-is the most used space in their home. It's where you relax, entertain, get some work done and maybe even have a bite in front of the T.V. Having a small space doesn't mean you can't do all that and still have a stylish and functional living room. If you like neutrals with a sprinkle of personality and dash of modern style, then you're going to love this living room and we'er going to show you how it's possible on any budget. The original inspiration for this look came from this fabulous home tour we spotted on Apartment 34. This living room is a perfect example of a space that is filled with neutrals but doesn't lack any personality with lots of interesting textures, styles and finishes plus some fun art to make it both relaxed yet modern.

Luxurious shower head




White bathroom

Apartment Therapy Furniture Classifieds are open for your business in the NAV BAR. Our offer? If you post something GOOD, we will feature it here in Scavenger where it is sure to sell.... This nice dark wood armoire will suit a television or clothes and despite the fact that it IS from Pottery Barn, this is a very useful piece of furniture at a greatly reduced price. They say there are nicks and scratches from earlier moves, but with dark wood, this is easy to fix. MGR. OTHER GOOD STUFF.Club Chair on auction for $310.Hesman Trophy Club chair on auction for $10.Trad. red mahogany dining table on auction for $63.Vintage French bar counter for $2000.

China sink

A few weeks ago, we took a look at ways to incorporate vintage furniture into your bathroom. If you love the idea of adding a little character to your bathroom but don't have space for a whole armoire, why not consider using a vintage piece as the base for your sink? It's a look that's surprisingly versatile - you don't have to live in a farmhouse to embrace the idea. Above: a vintage table turned vanity, thanks to the addition of a vessel sink. From BHGRE. I love the way this oversized sink perfectly fits the top of this vintage piece. From HGTV. Why not turn a gorgeous old library table into a sink? It works perfectly with the gentlemanly-bohemian vibe this bathroom has going on. This sink console may of may not be a midcentury piece turned vanity - but that shouldn't stop you from repurposing a similar console in your own bathroom. A custom marble top helps this vintage table, from BHG via Decorology, fit into its new bathroom home. Purchase a vessel sink that sits on top of your antique piece. Have a custom top made, with a hole for the sink, that fits your piece.

Sink with sheep skin rug

I'm really confused about where to start! The living room is the main concern right now, as it's where I spend most of my time. I like having my setup in the living room as it's the brightest room. A few friends have suggested putting it above the fireplace, but I'm not a big fan of that idea. I like the idea of a floor shelving unit that I can put a turntable atop and fill with records/books, similar to what Tyler has in his living room. I fear I won't have enough wall space for this. Maybe I could put one under the big window and get rid of the smaller sofa? Perhaps an underwindow bookshelf? Is the coffee table too big for the room? Got a question? Send us yours with pic attachments here.


Although the post says arms are worn, we like when office furniture 'Kills two birds' by looking good enough to go anywhere. 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.Thanks, Craig!