This adorable yellow bathroom appeared here as a Good Question back in March. Its a rental so heavy duty reno was out of the question and Kiddo Katsu was looking for tips on a rental-friendly facelift. With yellow wall tile and silver tub, most readers voted for a black and white theme and we've got the results after the jump.... Black and white was definitely a great choice. We love the mix of patterns! Not sure if that's an actual cut in the rug around the toilet or just some clever folding but the overall effect is great.
'I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting.' ~Mark Twain. If you're in Mark Twain's camp, make exercise more fun with beautiful handmade bedding. Like the proverbial apple a day, eight hours of sleep is good for your health. These soothing yellows and grays are good for your soul. Organic, repurposed or sustainable, these handmade designs will satisfy your green spirit!
Q: I installed new windows and am now ready for window treatment as the blankets I've been using for privacy is reminding me a bit of my college days. Since this room gets afternoon light and is street facing - it would be nice to get something for privacy - and for light blockage when watching movies. This room also had sunshades - which I could reinstall for privacy but I would ideally like something that helps complement the wall colors, and the couch. Also - I'm in need of a rug - but boggled by the number of options. Ideally something that feels nice when hanging out near the fireplace. Editor: Please share your suggestions and ideas with Shaun in the comments - thanks! Got a question? Email yours with pic attachments here.
It's no doubt an anchor of your living room, and maybe even a focal point of your home. Let's all give our sofas a good, thorough cleaning this weekend! This cleaning task will make the whole living room feel fresher for it. When's the last time you took a vacuum to the crevices? Swept under the sofa? Shook out and plumped up the cushions? Even folks who vacuum their rooms regularly don't always think to take apart their sofas to really get this seat clean. Follow the advice and instructions in the how-to post below to end up with a crumb and dust-free sofa when you're done! Things the above tutorial doesn't cover are whether or not you might have any stains or dirt on your sofa's material. Since everyone's sofa material will be different, you'll want to follow the manufacturer's suggestions on how to clean any particularly dirty cushions or deal with stains. Remember, as with all of our Weekend Projects, just do what you have the time and energy to do! Even if you just shake out your cushions and brush off the food crumbs, your sofa and living room will feel a little better. SHOW US YOUR WEEKEND WORK! Share your tips and photos of your Weekend Project work on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ATweekendproject.
Privacy and light are big issues when choosing bathroom window treatments. Natural light is really important in a small space, but bathroom windows need some serious cover-up. Click below for 8 solutions for bathroom windows, whether you rent or you're planning a renovation.... Top: Wooden blinds are a popular choice for bathrooms because they go with a wide range of decors, they're simple to clean, and they let in light while obscuring the view. These blinds from The Shade Store fit in well with a clean, spa-like bathroom. Glass blocks in a bathroom obscure what's inside while letting an entire wall of light into the space. A bathroom skylight in Christy and John's Logan Square Bungalow fills their space with light, and solves the privacy problem. Windows set high in a bathroom let in light while keeping out onlookers.
Hello AT,. I'm looking for a rug kitchen rug/mat. What color goes with my green and yellow tiled kitchen floors? I want the rug to tone down the colors and make it cozier in there. It makes the room feel blah, especially since the walls are also beige. I would love white, but is white crazy to have in a kitchen since it will get dirty? We'd go with a soft RED and - because color is very important - we'd go with the type of red you find in Bolon Vinyl sisal. You can get this cut to size for kitchens, and it was originally designed as kitchen matting in Scandinavia. To see what this looks like, click over to this link: Bolon Woven Vinyl Floorcovering. The color we have in mind they call BURDOCK. Anyone else?
Design nerds and comic book geeks, rejoice! A new graphic novel by Chip Kidd, Batman: Death by Design has Bruce Wayne ushering in the golden age of architecture in Gotham, only to have a series of tragic events happen that the dark knight must investigate. Behind it all is a villain named Exacto, and the storied buildings need just as much protecting as any human character Batman ever saved. In other news, there's dating tips for your house, and an Australian bungalow that's business in the front and party in the back.
We seem to get a lot of questions about unfortunate fireplaces, in fact there's one on the front page today. Especially when we're talking about a rental, there's very little to be done about it. As with fashion, the way you dress an ugly fireplace can make a big difference. Fussy screens over tacky fireplaces just make the problem even worse. So we were excited to see the Contemporary Fireplace Tool Set, Screen, and Log Holder in the C&B Fall catalogue. This is the best-looking set we've seen at this price point, particularly the screen and tools. They are sleek and unobtrusive, and will go a long way towards not only masking your ugly fireplace, but towards giving it a veneer of style.
Dear AT,. I have this terrific vintage paper sculpture that I'd like to hang. The problem is that the perfect place for it - the wall above my dresser - is brick. Ordinarily I'd think about hanging it from the ceiling, but there are fairly bulky moldings, which would prevent the pieces from resting flush against the wall. Compounding the problem further, the art and frame have no hanging mechanism and the backing is actually part of the art. Any advice about how to hang this piece on my brick wall? Thanks! Jason.
Q: Hi! I'm moving into a new apartment on New Year's Day! It's been pretty difficult finding similar apartment arrangements to gain inspiration from since most studios are just one room, versus what I will have. There's only one set of windows/balcony doors, so it would make sense to have the living room there, but I'm tempted by the idea of waking up with sunlight streaming in.... Currently, I don't have any furniture so I'm starting afresh! Any ideas would be great! I'm looking for advice on if my bedroom should really be in the windowless side room area or keep it in the main living space. Furniture pieces that I'm considering are: bed, table/desk, and two chairs. Those are my necessities... although I've been loving to lounge on my current couch right now. Editor: Ah, the age-old question: in which room is natural light the most valuable? Waking up to sunlight is certainly lovely, but living with sunlight-on days off from work and on long summer evenings-is pretty great, too. Have a question for our community? Send us yours with a photo or two attached.