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.
Among our predictions for the looks that will dominate the kitchen in 2017? What we're calling the new country kitchen. After years of hyper-minimal kitchens, we're seeing a swing back towards a more intricate, textured look - one that incorporates elements of the modern kitchen, like open shelving and minimal upper cabinets, but also brings in certain rustic or even traditional elements. We like to call it 'the new country kitchen'. The space above, from One Fine Stay, is a perfect example: the subway tile and open look of the kitchen, sans upper cabinets, are quite familiar, but the antique cabinets, which help to ground the space and add a little bit of warmth, are what really sets this room apart. See all our other predictions for the new colors for the kitchen here. The hyper-minimal style of this kitchen from SF Girl by Bay is enhanced by the texture of the exposed brick wall. Another favorite for the new country kitchen is soapstone countertops, seen here paired with shaker cabinets for an especially timeless look. The new kitchen is all about bringing together new and old elements in a way that feels timeless but also fresh. An antique work table, which serves as an island, adds warmth to this kitchen from My Scandinavian Home. Never has a kitchen so beautifully embraced the contrast between old and new as does this one from Svenngarden. This kitchen from The Country Philes, via Apartment Therapy, works dark colors and also vintage elements.
In a recent Apartment Therapy 'Favorite Rooms' post, someone described their bedroom as 'Dark and Stormy.' Perusing through the photos, I agreed with the adjectives; the wall paint color was reminiscent of the greenish blue color of a stormy sea. I realized I had seen several wall paint colors recently that also fit the dark and stormy style. The big difference between these dark and stormy jewel tones and other jewel tone color trends we've seen in recent years is the amazing dichotomy behind the particular colors below: they're rich, bold and dramatic, but they also have a subtly to them. They coordinate with other paint colors when used on a single accent wall, and they flourish when used to cocoon a small space. BEHR's Tropical Skies creates a bold dining room. Benjamin Moore's Dragonfly cocoons this living room. This bedroom are a wall paint color matched from a paint chip: Ace Royal, Flat 183. This master bedroom features a gorgeous color from Sanderson: Indigo Blue.
Hello AT,. Is there any way to make this bed look more modern or contempary? Email questions & pics with QUESTIONS in subject line to: sf(at)apartmenttherapy(dot)comLink To All Good Questions. We'd try painting the whole bed frame white and then dessing the bed simply, in a neutral palette, to move it towards a more modern, minimal look. Think of a loft or gallery space: with all the architectural details painted the same shade as the walls, the room quiets down and becomes a canvas for other things. Treated similarly the detail work on your bed won't disappear, but it will lose visual importance.
Yesterday we talked a little bit about how to green clean your entryway and your closets. Today, we're taking on the whole bedroom! It's a place of comfort, relaxation, a little action and sex appeal, but most of all, we want a healthy and clean environment to catch a few zzz's in. There aren't any cleaning chores that are specific to the bedroom. Use Natural Floor Cleaners: While hardwoods might require sweeping and a green cleanser, carpet requires thorough vacuuming to remove all the pet hair, dander, dirt and dust bunnies from under the bed. Use Eco-Friendly Laundry Soaps: Knowing that you'll be getting a clean and chemical free sleep session is true peace of mind. Purify That Air!: Although it might seem you spend your time in other rooms of the house more often, you spend 1/3 of your life in bed. Think about all the sleeping and mouth breathing, pets, open windows and the gunk that can waltz right into your sleep palace. Keeping an air purifier in the bedroom is one of the best things you can do for your health, allergies or not! Dust Daily: Now we know what you're thinking... who has time to dust their bedroom daily? Once you start you'll quickly notice how often things like lampshades, nightstands, floorboards and more can collect dust. Especially during the spring and summer months when our windows are wide open for a nice breeze! So get to dusting and try a microfiber cloth so you aren't just redistributing it around the room. Do you have a bedroom cleaning trick? Is there something that you're always glad you cleaned that gives you a better night sleep? For us it's always the ceiling fan, what's yours?
It may be autumn, but spring colors warm up this bedroom showroom. Maxwell reports, 'I like the generous layout here of two full size twin beds in soft blue and yellow at the Thomasville display.' The Apartment Therapy team is on the ground in North Carolina for the twice-yearly High Point Market. We'll be blogging their favorite furniture finds as they send them in so check back for updates often. For even more up-to-the-minute coverage of High Point Market, be sure to follow Apartment Therapy on Facebook and Twitter.
Instead, lay your eyes on these fantastic outdoor area rugs by Italian designer Paola Lenti. The rugs are anti bacterial, non-toxic, and non-allergenic, made of Lenti's signature Rope yarn. The outdoor furniture you see in some of these photos is also designed by Lenti.
We often find that a small kitchen leaves little room for a place to sit down and eat a meal. Most folks working with a small cooking area will take a meal to the couch. So when we spotted Caroline's DIY countertop bar, we had to share. By simply painting and installing wood shelving from IKEA, Caroline makes great use of a tiny space. Instead of having to stand in the kitchen waiting for the pasta to boil, she can plop down on a stool and enjoy a sip of tea and a magazine. Great idea for those of us who never thought a dining area was possible in a small kitchen.
With the arrival of my oldest daughter's little sister, I knew they'd eventually be sharing a room so I wanted to give it a facelift. I'm really inspired by white Scandinavian kid's rooms mixed with an eclectic, colorful style. I wanted to incorporate natural textures and animals, because what kid doesn't love animals? The whole room developed from the floral art hanging in the closet- which is actually gift wrap from Rifle Paper Co.! I love that there is a place for everything and accommodates both of my kids needs! All of the large furniture is from IKEA. I especially love the toddler bed that extends to a twin that will grow with my daughter! What a great idea. I love handmade touches in a room, so I like to use several things from Etsy. The feather mobile is from Gigi Love Feathers on Etsy. The fox block printed pillow is from Laura Frisk on Etsy and the green felt shoes are from Bonnie Bluebell's shop also on Etsy.
Q: My fireplace is at the very edge of my longish living room I have two wall spaces as options for my TV. Along the same wall of my fireplace or in front of the window next to the front door, but I would rather keep the window space open. Considering a living room area with the TV on one half then a reading area with chairs by the fireplace, but not sure if that's wise for such a small space because I don't want my TV above the fireplace. Editor: Leave your suggestions for Saerom in the comments - thanks! Got a question? Email yours with pic attachments here.
Scenario: you've just moved in, everything is everywhere and all you want is to feel at home already. For us, that means among other things, having our books out and accessible. We didn't have a decent bookcase, so books stayed in boxes that took up valuable space, if only we'd seen this things might have looked better. These images from theshutdoor's Flickr page prove you can make piles of books look good with a little effort. We realise this storage solution is not for everybody for obvious reasons - accessibility is somewhat limited, but as a temporary solution while you are looking for a permanent book storage system, it can work. To avoid a big messy pile that screams 'just moved in and overwhelmed' try creating smaller, carefully arranged piles of books in different rooms or areas. Please don't stack them too high, or you may have to cry 'timber. Theshutdoor's whole house is very serene and full of light, check it out here.
Name: Elizabeth Location: Austin, TX Division: United States What do you love about your bedroom?: I love the natural materials used in this bedroom because they have a very calming effect. I've collected shells or rocks from almost every trip I've taken, and these are displayed around the room. The organic linens, silk throw, and botanical motif on many of the textiles make it a very soothing place to relax.
As we come into Week 6, many of you might have Week 7 on the brain... seeing as how next week is Thanksgiving! Undoubtedly next week you're going to be busy with preparations for guests, so this week is the perfect time to put in some extra effort to make your home beautiful and welcoming. This is also a great time to address the bathroom, since that's one of the rooms your guests will be frequenting when they come over for the Great Feast next week! You've been removing things from your home thus far, so now is the time to put a few luxurious touches back in. Plentiful light and all-natural candles, home scents, and soaps will put your guests at ease and set the stage for a wonderful, relaxing evening. Instead of buying Dial antibacterial soap next time you're out of hand soap, try Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Castille Soap. It is hands-down our favorite soap ever and we have gotten so many compliments on it from people who assume it's fancy, expensive and must not be earth-friendly. You can buy a 32 ounce bottle for around $10-12, and it lasts a long time. You can also buy the bar soap for about $3. We're also big fans of Tom's of Maine toothpaste.