If you're looking for a new dining table, you might want to take a deep breath and splurge on the one Jennifer is offering up for sale in our classifieds over to the right. Sure, $3,000 is a lot of money no matter how you slice it, but it hurts a little bit less when it's a worthy investment. MM. 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.Thanks, Craig!
Q: My fiance and I just moved in together and we are looking to re-decorate his place. For the living room, we finally settled on white covers for the Ikea Ektorp sofa and loveseat, and Benjamin Moore's Pebble Beach gray for the walls. We are on the hunt for warm and fun accent colors/pieces to spice up the color palette. Editor: Leave your suggestions for Sarah in the comments - thanks! Got a question? Email yours with pic attachments here.
If you're dedicated to preserving your record collection in tact, there are some good storage options at all price points - here are eight. Dual Based out of San Francisco, Dual makes and sells DJ furniture, including consoles, platforms, and LP storage. Everything is manufactured in the USA, including this Portland Record Storage Cabinet, $625. Storage capacity is approximately 600 records. VandM.com Vintage is always a good option when you're shopping for record storage, and you can find pieces ranging from $10 at garage sales to thousands at antique stores. IKEA If you're looking for budget options, IKEA's $99 PS Cabinet has adjustable shelves that can be removed to fit albums, and it's made from powdercoated steel, which - unlike fiberboard - is strong enough to hold records without warping over time. Etsy Another inexpensive option, particularly if you're looking for small storage pieces, is Etsy. It's easy to find vintage LP carrying cases and mid-century wire storage racks on their site: Shown: Faux Alligator Record Case, $22 from Etsy seller PhatDog.
Name: Kathy & Jared Location: Brooklyn, NY Square Feet: 820 Division: Small What I Love About My Small Home: We knew the apartment was perfect for us from all the natural lighting and the open floor plan. Although we are only on the third floor of our apartment building, we live on a hill that gives us great elevation so we can see the Manhattan skyline and the bay. The second bedroom that we decided to utilize as our living room gives us the space to accommodate guests, and there is never a shortage of guests when you live in NYC..
This clever room divider is from Anne and Todd's Gropius Meets Victorian House Tour in Jamaica Plain. We love the clean, graphic look of this divider which they made from.... Old vinyl LPs! Initially they tried painting the records but weren't satisfied with the results so they resorted to contact paper. We've seen the divider close-up and the contact paper does NOT look like contact paper - it looks really finished and polished. We like that this room divider allows you to peek through the two spaces it divides - living room and tv space.
AT:SF, What affordable coffee table for this high ceiling loft living room? This is a West Elm rug, 'furniture envy' couch, and IKEA entertainment center.
I think it's safe to say that I am not the only one that regularly lusts after the white floors ubiquitous in Scandinavian homes. If you don't already have hard wood floors, it seemed to be an impossible look to recreate, or at least an expensive one. Lori at Frugal Farmhouse Design recently shared her friend Wendy's installation of white floors into the loft space of her barn/home. Using 8 inch wide lengths of plywood, primer and deck paint, Wendy created the floor that so many of us dream of and did it for a mere 45 cents a square foot! That's just $90 for a 200 square foot room! To see Wendy's step by step instructions, visit Frugal Farmhouse Design: Frugal Friend with Fabulous Taste.
Sometimes we could all use just a little more space. Whether it be to hold your extra appliances, or another work/prep station, a cart or kitchen island can be the ideal solution. We love this kitchen work table/appliance cart unit for several reasons: 1. It's on casters so you can roll it wherever you need it. The main reason, is that it has a fold out attatchement to become a dining table for two- AND you can store the stools underneath. There's also a convenient towel holder bar on the side!
Who says you have to go the route of tradition and put up a typical Christmas tree? For those looking for a more minimal and modern contemporary spin on the old yuletide decoration, why not take a cue from this IKEA catalog setup where they've taken a trimmed tree branch and decorated it with a striking monochromatic selection of ornaments. Posted originally from: AT:LA. Our only qualm is that presents don't look hardly as nice under this as a traditional tree, but it could be executed as a smaller complimentary holiday decor detail with smaller vases also instead of a replacement for a traditional tree. A good friend created something similar for her wedding reception centerpieces, and they were such a big hit, attendees fought over who could take them. Either way, it's a great way to recycle and reuse some wintertime yard trimmings.