The Shelf Mirror is perfect for a mini-Landing Strip. It doesn't take up any floor space, it's practical for a quick peek into a mirror before you run out the door, and the shelf is just big enough for your keys and a small bud vase or favorite object. The simplicity of the design is what makes it work so well. Made of solid elm wood, the Shelf Mirror is available in horizontal or vertical formats.
We've only got a week and a half left before the end of October's Color Month, so why not pick up this pair of bright yellow chairs, and only for $100 for both! 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..
COLOR INSPIRATION: This dining room was truly just a collection over time. The first colorful piece added was the china cabinet which started out as a full wood toned garage sale find. GO TO AMY'S ENTRY PAGE AND ADD IT TO YOUR FAVORITES. Visit the entry page to view all five photos, get tips on how to use color, make a comment, select the room as a favorite and share on Facebook and Twitter. The rooms with the greatest number of favorites in each division at the end of the initial round go on to the finals. You can choose as many rooms 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!
Whenever I see a beaded curtain, I am instantly transported back to 1985: It was summer. I recall spending hours stabbing my right thumb with a big plastic pink needle while stringing day-glo acrylic beads. In general, it feels like beaded curtains have already seen its glory days. The folks at Habitat are making a valiant attempt of bringing them back: check out the photo shoot of their latest bedroom decor. They've somehow managed to make beaded curtains look...G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S? The pairing of icy-blue bedding with rows of pearly strands makes this bedroom look like a secret nookie-nest behind a faux waterfall. Realistically, I'm not sure how this look will translate in a boxy bedroom with standard windows. With all the beads and the powder blue, your boudoir could potentially end up looking more like a seedy Leisure Suit Larry motel room rather than a sophisticated 70's-inspired sexy pad. Still want to try it anyway? Start with these; and when you're done, take a photo and send it off to the Romantic Room giveaway!
Christina on the Upper East Side has a Knoll Half Round Office Desk that's in great shape and a perfect space saving office solution for someone's apartment. Knoll is top quality, so you can be sure this is solid and will last a good long time. Apartment Therapy New York Furniture Classifieds are open for your business in the NAV BAR. They are local and JUST DECOR. Post a particularly good thing, and we'll highlight you here on the front page.
When it comes to the modern masterpieces of furniture, most of the authentic pieces are out of the price range of your average shopper. Many people turn to knockoffs to get the look for less, but what about quality? Have you purchased replica pieces of modern furnishing before? Where do you purchase and how does the quality compare to Knoll, Herman Miller, Cassina or any of the other original manufacturers? Let's hear about your experiences with the replicators in the comments below!
There is a real renaissance in printmaking happening - small runs of cool prints and posters from artist run presses are available all over. Designers are producing more and more amazing wallpaper daily, too. If you are decorating with this type of affordable art on paper, then you know - framing gets expensive and push pins are unthinkable. This poster hanger might solve the installation issue. Designed by Jorgen Moller of Denmark, the poster hanger consists of two aluminum bars with black end caps that clip onto the poster. '20' size is available at Rare Device for $20. '24, 28, and 32' sizes are available at the MoMA store for $22-26.
We bought our first Bekvam stool six years ago and it's still going strong. It's one of my favorite purchases from IKEA for its style, function, and value. Most of us probably use it for what it's meant for - as a step stool. For little ones, the Bekvam makes for a cute little table and chair set all in one. That's exactly how Hanne's daughter uses their Bekvam. Of course, this isn't the first time we've seen kids use the IKEA step stool this way. Check it out being used as a mini artist's station right here.
From the high back sofa - perfect for being set up in the middle of the room - to the colorful rug, each piece works together to create a simple but beautiful room. I've rounded up a few of the key elements in the room so the look can be recreated in our own homes.
Every now and then we blog something that's really expensive, knowing full well that it's out of the price range of most mortals, not to mention budget-conscious decorators. We do this when we think a product is extraordinary or inspiring in some way, and deserving of emulation. In the case of the hand-crafted Whit McLeod Round Oak Dining Table, emulation by mere woodworking mortals may not be possible. This table is made right here in NorCal from quartersawn French and American White Oak that's been salvaged from local wine casks and tanks, which is one of the reasons we think it's special. 'But we're also just partial to round tables. They make for convivial meals, and as the holidays approach we find the curved lines of the steam-bent pedestal posts and the big round top refreshing and inviting.