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!
Kristine Baerlin is the artist behind these one-of-a-kind portraits. You get to work with Kristine to decide the best size, color, and which photo and style will work best to create a truly unique creation for your home. You can also choose between two styles: Kristine's signature 'Circle' style or 'Dot' style. Kristine works out of NYC, but you can easily consult with her over the phone or via email to achieve the look you want. You can find more information or contact Kristine here.
At least I'm assuming that's why you would want a leather keyboard. While I appreciate the feel and quality of a fine leather portfolio, can't say that this really evokes the same sort of feeling. An ode to Japanese simplicity or utter stupidity? What do you say?
Hanging a group of art in matching frames is a simple way to convey a sense of unity and order to a room. When the artworks themselves are thematically consistent, like the three dark and broody paintings in the corner of this otherwise cheerful living room from Domino, the effect is even more intriguing. Artworks hung together in thematic groups have the feel of a collection. They become conversation pieces rather than backdrops, inviting you to linger over them. In designer Brian Wark's living room, featured on Design*Sponge, a group of vintage prints and portraits really personalizes the space and provides an exciting contrast with the graphic pillows. Sabrina from Hello!Lucky hangs vintage prints together too; we love the antique whites and yellows against the grayish-blue bathroom wall. Designer Steven Gambrel's portfolio includes quite a few examples of artwork grouped together by theme. Here he uses the concept in two very different entryways to equally stunning effect. The calming blues and whites in the beach house hallway are welcoming and serene, while the collection of oil portraits beckons you to follow them up the stairwell. In these two similar vignettes from House Beautiful, prints of flora and fauna grouped together complete a kind of off-kilter Victorian aesthetic. What do you think? Do you like this unified look, or is an eclectic grouping more your style?
Q: I bought and hung this large round mirror in my rectangular living room/dining room. Editor: Leave your suggestions for Alyssa in the comments - thanks! Got a question? Send us yours with pic attachments here.
If you are always on the hunt for bold decor ideas or elements that aren't yet a trend, then you'll appreciate this list of eye-popping and heart-stopping design details for any room in your home. Because tiles are so visually appealing, don't feel like you can't use them in another space in your home, like perhaps the living room? The proof is in Liz's bold, tiled living space. Liz turned a ho-hum window into a bold neon color statement. The toy aisle can be a surprisingly great place to find bold, colorful and abstract 'Art' when styled into your home's vignettes. Painting stripes on stairs is not a new idea, but in Liz's Chicago home, the painted stripe is continued on the adjacent wall, drawing the eye up, making the ceilings feel taller and making a plain stairwell look awesome. Liz's bedroom gets a major dose of bold by the appearance of a hanging bed. If the color of your wall paint and room decor palette might benefit from the addition of warm brass metallic accents, consider including brass curtain rods into the mix.
Danica's new house came with an old kitchen, and she knew it had to go. With a nice layout and some Craigslist luck on her side she was able to DIY her way to a gorgeous updated kitchen. From Danica: We moved into our home last year and the first project we tackled was the horribly boring builder grade kitchen. The layout was great but the oak cabinets, white laminate and checker backsplash needed some serious updating. After weeks of research and anticipation, I got to work on demoing as soon as we got the keys ! It was a massive DIY project that took on a life of its own. We replaced the square tile backsplash with a classic subway tile and dark grout, painted the existing cabinets, traded the countertops out for a stained wood, switched out the boring island for a hand carved dresser with Carrara marble counter and finally replaced all of the appliances. I now wake up to such a beautiful kitchen that puts a smile on my face everyday.
We love pairing red or orange with a buttery cream color. The cream takes some of the edge off and balances the boldness of such hot colors. We've compiled a roundup of color schemes, with warm colors ranging from pure red to burnt orange.
Studio apartment living comes with a lot of advantages. Studios can be just the perfect size for someone living solo, or make a couple sharing a space super close. They can be affordable, allowing you to live a little closer to the action in a pricey city. Because of the space limitations, gorgeous studios are great examples of tiny living inspiration. Folks who live in stylish studio apartments are experts at maximizing space, taming stuff with smart small-space solutions, and creating distinct living areas in just one room. Whether you live in a studio or not, you can put these clever ideas to work in your own space. These 12 gorgeous studio apartments are the real homes of real people thriving in a small space.
Every week after our library's story time, we choose a few new books for our daughter. When nap time is calling, we have to choose quickly so some are gems, while others are well, not. This is a wordless book so it's a nice break from the usual. A young girl living in the city finds the red book...similar to the one you as a reader are holding. The boy also sees the book and in it, he sees the girl in the city. This is a special book, and a Caldecott Honor Book we should also mention, that sparks the imagination with its beautiful illustrations and evocative story, a great read for a quiet afternoon.
As kitchen and bath month winds up this week, we've been going through our inspiration folders looking for our favorite rooms to share. A while back Erika Powell posted her design studio's gorgeous kitchen on her blog, Urban Grace Interiors, and we immediately stashed the pics away under 'Dream rooms.' Part of what really makes this kitchen work is that each detail tells a unique story, and yet they all come together to create such a harmonious interior. Stainless steel cabinets could easily feel sterile or stark, but Erika has accessorized the room to bring in warmth and softness. The ikat curtains; the old Dr. Nut soda crate; the retro canisters-all of these little touches contrast nicely with the sleek, chic stainless steel. Much of what you see in the photos, including the cabinets themselves, are salvage finds. The sink set-up came from a roadside flea market, complete with the crazy mad scientist valves you see above. The upper cabinets were salvaged from an old hospital, and Erika made the cabinet hardware from plumbing parts. Visit Urban Grace Interiors to read about how Erika put the room together, including a helpful little photo essay on how she chose the curtain fabric.
The neo-classical shapes in a crisp and glossy white would look great in both a darker space or a light-filled room. Their dramatic proportions add height to a mantle or centerpiece and work with both modern and traditional decors.... Handled Urn, 6 1/4' diam. Each is $198. Would you have a problem having urns in your home? We think some might!
Whether your style is super-modern or you're drawn to more traditional kitchens, you'll find something to love in this collection of 12 beautiful black & white kitchens. The black tile on the far wall adds a bit of texture to the mix, making this minimal black and white kitchen anything but boring. White uppers with black lower cabinets, from Domaine Home. A striking black and white tile backsplash, spotted on The Style Files. Black and white in a super-minimal kitchen from A Merry Mishap. Black cabinets paired with classic white subway tile, from Skona Hem. Finally, black and white in a classic kitchen, spotted on Blissful Blog.