We've had some serious adventures in renovations, and the master suite was the last piece of the puzzle! Our original master suite had one small window and was so dark and dreary that bedtime was not our favorite part of the day! When we designed the re-design we wanted sleek, clean all-white everything. Adding sentimentality whenever possible was also part of the plan. The fireplace mantel piece was a wood piece salvaged from an old mine in Southern Arizona that is on some of our family's property. The bathroom and nightstand light fixtures added the perfect mid-century touch. Clean, black and white tile along with beveled subway tile on the walls kept the bathroom sleek and minimal. That bath shelf was made by Mike, given to Heather as a 'Happy bathtub day' birthday present. Are you interested in sharing a decorating or renovation project with Apartment Therapy readers? Contact the editors through our Makeover Project Submission Form.
I always laugh when I see dogs that look like their owners. Of course, there are exceptions to every rule, but sometimes, the choice in a pet is such an unconscious and telling description of who you really are.... The same can be said for your front door. It's the first thing people see when they look at your house. In a way, it's a conjecture of who lives inside. If I see a $5000 stainless steel Neoporte door, I immediately thinkmodernist with expendable income. A door with a 'No Solicitors' sign? Well, that's a no brainercurmudgeon who hates puppies and babies, for sure. What does my front door look like? Absolutely plain and boring.
The other day, Laure's post about what to do if you don't have a guest room, brought out a bunch of great ideas. Here's another one we saw recently at IKEA. The ODDA guest bed is sort of a modified pull-out couch. Instead of pulling out the couch, you actually flip it open.... In it's closed position, thow on some pillows and it acts as convenient extra seating. We're not exactly loving the black and white color option, but that could easily be reupholstered with a different fabric. Does anyone have this piece in their home? More specs here. Do you guys have any other recommendations on convertible type furniture pieces?