Whether you're lucky enough to have the space for a formal dining room or just have a cozy dining area that you carved out of your living space, it's nice to have a place for friends and family to gather over a great meal. There's something about this eclectic space full of warm rustic woods and friendly boho colors that will have you sitting here all night with good food and friends. This room from Inside Out doesn't have much to it but it's full of warm woods and playful pops of color to make it a very welcoming dining space for both casual family eats or playing hostess with friends.
The brand-new store in Fremont makes custom couches out of eco-friendly materials with the smallest mark-up possible, cutting overhead costs by sharing space with Orange Spot gallery. Owner Ameer Radwan is motivated by a personal disgust with overcharging, a near-religious zeal for a good deal, and ambition to be known as the place to go in Seattle for a couch. The contact page on his website includes a personal 'Batphone' number, with this to say, 'If it's midnight and you simply MUST see couches because you're watching HGTV and you're inspired to change your whole decor - call the batphone. I'll probably want to talk about couches at midnight too. I'm not kidding. Repeat: I'm not kidding.' Think folks take him up on it? Each couch starts with an FSC-certified wood frame and water-based adhesives that give off no volatile organic compounds. The choice of style, fabric and filling is all yours, and Radwan is there to guide you and point out which material choices are recycled or organic. You'd think this service would come at a higher cost, but Couch's website lists example after example of earth-friendly, custom copies of big-box couches for less than the original - most under $1500. Couch doesn't just do couches, but chairs and upholstered beds as well. More surprisingly Couch offers custom framing through his partnership with Orange Splot.
Not only would I have loved to live in these girls rooms when I was a kid...I wouldn't mind living in some of them now! Full of color, pattern or soft and soothing, these spaces for girls are packed with inspiration and fun! Love these spaces and want to see more? Click the links below the photos to see the full tour of each house. Check out the growing collection of our favorite posts from the past year.
Where I start from and where I end, the beginning and the end of my day. GO TO LINDSAY'S ENTRY PAGE AND ADD IT TO YOUR FAVORITES. Visit the entry page to view all five photos and the floorplan, make a comment, select the home as a favorite and share on Facebook and Twitter. The homes with the greatest number of favorites in each size division at the end of the initial round go on to the finals. You can choose as many homes as you like as favorites, so be sure to check back each day for all the new entries - the more favorites you find, the better!
Q: I just moved into a great apartment in the East Village. Even though my bedroom is small, it has nice wood floors, a brick wall and an amazing view of the Empire State Building. Sometime soon I need to paint the walls, except for the brick, but I don't want white walls. All of the pictures that I see online with a brick accent wall have white walls! I might paint them a light blue or a light gray, like Stonington Gray by Benjamin Moore. Editor: Leave your suggestions for Kimberly in the comments - thanks! Have a question for our community? Send us yours with a photo or two attached.
All the buzz about suitable home sizes got us thinking about what really makes a house a place of luxury and refuge. After the recession, we might start broadening our scope.... And you? What makes your home divine?
This is a series of posts dedicated to sharing ideas on how to create your perfect home office. Want to share your creative space solution with the AT:HT Community? Be sure to tag your flickr photos with apartmenttherapyhometech or join our new AT HomeTech Flickr Group. From tech newbie to gadget geek, we all need a good structure to support our gear. Whether you buy one, find one, or build your own, a desk needs to be able to work with your equipment and working style. We thought we'd share some AT readers desks with you for a little inspiration. Above is a work area designed for a photo studio in Chicago. We liked this cool, little desk for a laptop user that doesn't require a lot of surface space. This desk seems to work well without needing a lot of storage devices. The computer, stereo equipment, and other essentials all sit effortlessly on this simple desk. This desk is attractive and efficient with built in cubbies for storing gear. We also like the added shelf that keeps the monitor at a level for better viewing and retains workspace for when you're not on the computer.
We have some nice brick walls, 10 foot ceilings, and quite a bit of wall space. We love the space and want to add some really unique pieces punch up the décor. While at the Elephant's Trunk flea market in Connecticut this past weekend, we happened upon a very old wheel used on a hay baler. Since our goal is to mix in some country rustic chic into the apartment, we knew it would look perfect in the dining area against the brick wall. The wheel weighs somewhere between 75-100 lbs.2. Because of the hub, the rim of the wheel will sit roughly 6 inches from the wall.4. We'd love to hang it using something complimentary in style to the wheel - for example; a railroad tie as opposed to a shiny industrial bolt from Home Depot. Editor: Can you help out with some tips and ideas for Ted's challenging wheel hanging? Let us know in the comments below - thanks! Got a question? Email yours with pic attachments here.
Q: Overall, there is too much free space in our master bedroom. Currently, there's a standard 5-piece bedroom set. I am considering changing the layout by removing the dresser and adding a lounge area, defining zones with rugs and with panel curtains along the long wall with different colors on each side. Our master bedroom is approximately 15' x 21', with all doors opening into the room. We have 6 windows: 3 full height along the shorter wall, and 3 'skylights'. Both sets of windows are positioned symmetrically from the center of their respective wall. There are already full length curtain panels on the other window wall. You see the bedroom set chest between the french door and entry door, and a console table in the corner behind the chaise lounge. The bed shown is queen - we would like to keep this size. Does this flow/definition of rooms work? Would you recommend a different layout? Thank you! Editor: Leave your suggestions for Olga in the comments - thanks!