You never know what you're going to get with old houses sometimes. In this turn of the century house for sale featured on Vintage Seattle, you get a clawfoot bathtub that's been sunken into the floor. The listing explains that the bathtub is in the guest suite, as opposed to the master bathroom. Don't know about you, but we think this would be incredibly unnerving to discover and bathe in as a guest in this house. We wonder what else is between the floor we can see and the floor the clawfeet are standing on. It's rather beautiful actually - note the mullions.
We spied this vanity by Waterfall Bathroom over at ecofabulous. The piece is made from FSC-certified and formaldehyde-free wood and low VOC paint. It's not exactly our style, but we think it would look adorable in a kids' bathroom. Get even more green details about Waterfall Bathroom and the piece at ecofabulous.
In a tiny bedroom a wall mount lamp can give you ample reading light without taking up space on a bedside table. The seven lamps shown here are all plug-in and most features swing-arms for ultimate usability.
For better or worse, some brave souls have been known to take matters into their own hands and paint their kitchen appliances. Is it a solid choice? We love Danny Seo's chalkboard painted fridge up top. Have you ever painted a kitchen appliance? Any tips to assure quality, durability, and a good finish? We're not sure we could ever take this plunge, though we're interested in hearing from those of you who have. 1 Danny Seo's awesome chalkboard fridge via Apartment Therapy 2 The black front panel on this dishwasher was removed and painted to match the surrounding cabinets. Image: Laurey W. Glenn 3 A painted-on 'Stainless' project gone wrong, via Pure Style Home 4 Painted-on rivets by a custom auto body painter at Dynamic Rides.
Name: Erin Location: Kingston Canada Division: International Inspiration for my palette: I recently moved and had the opportunity to start with a blank canvas. Since the room is fairly small I wanted to keep it cozy and inviting, while infusing a bit of a boutique style feel. Most of the items in the room were DIY, including the headboard which was the starting point for the design. I chose a gray linen to match my custom chair and the paint colour followed suit. Overall it's quite dramatic, but I love the white elements and pops of turquoise and green which offset the rest of the room!
A few months ago a strange package showed up in our mail from Inhabit Living containing wild pillows, placemats and an odd frames fabric that was meant to hang on the wall. Strangers to shameless promotion, we didn't know quite what to do at first, and although the fabric on the wall idea seemed college dorm-room, we started gravitating towards the silky, soft, funky colored pillows. Putting them in our house on a white couch with otherwise neutral decoration really began to wake up the room. Inhabit is a young company from Indianapolis that wants to spread color in your life. With large floor pillows as well as bolsters and.... ...medium squares all made out of their signature designs they are on a roll and looking to absolutely kill the pillow niche before moving on to bigger things. We like their pillows and think that when used sparingly within a neutral background they really shine. MGR. Know more about Inhabit? leave a comment below.....
I designed a little cocktail/side table for myself and realized it's awfully cute and clever and maybe there is a way I can get it on the market. I'm going to make at least a few of them to sell myself. Contact Jim at jimcollins(at)pacbell(dot)net with any questions.
We spotted this eclectic bathroom corner in the latest issue of Domino. It's a much more personal alternative to paint, created by Los Angeles designer Schuyler Samperton. She 'Wallpapered' her bathroom with photos, magazine clippings, postcards, and other finds. Domino describes it as 'a constant inspiration board and nostalgia trip' that 'Packs a ton of rock n' roll attitude into a small, nondescript space'.... Have any of you done this in your bathroom? Check out AT:Chicago's other post about this month's Domino here.
EZ. We hear about The Laundry Spa yesterday, and found ourselves being sucked in by its charms. Nancy says: They do your laundry and return it shrink wrapped and snuggly fit in a really cute laundry bag that looks like a tote. I just got my clothes back yesterday and I just can't get over how great they look!! The Laundry Spa is for those busy professionals who want a little pampering in yet another part of their busy lives - who doesn't? Started by two busy lawyers, the service sets itself apart through its snappy but not snobby presentation, empasis on ease and perfectly folded and SCENTED laundry. The price? It's not entirely clear, but the minimum order is $25. If you have to ask.... MGR..
Welcome to our Romantic Bedroom Giveaway - all info here Name: popfresno Location: Sanger, CA. When we received Popfresno's entry we were really touched and, though we'd never admit it, a little teary-eyed. It reminded us of what's really important in life. He sent in his entry 'In loving memory of my wife Linda'. His tip after the cut.... Romantic Bedroom Tip: A bedroom is not a bedroom,when you have no one to share it with.