Q: We are getting ready to renovate our upstairs attic into a master suite - bedroom and bathroom. I love this wood vanity with Parsons-style surround from a Candice Olson episode. Most of her furniture is custom made - can anyone tell me where I can get a vanity like this?
From recycled advent calendars to local Christmas trees, we're abuzz here at Re-Nest with ways to green your holidays. While you're following all the tips to green up your yuletide, don't forget a few sweet details... Like organic candy canes. These organic candy canes from Pure Fun have only four ingredients, and none of which is 'High fructose corn syrup.' At the Natural Candy Store, a variety of holiday candies are available in organic and fair trade. We'd also recommend checking your local heath food store for their selection of holiday treats. While we're on the candy cane topic...We wouldn't recommend eating it, but Etsy seller Crystl320 offers organic candy cane sugar scrub-which would make a great stocking stuffer. Of course, for those on your list who've been naughty, College Farm Organics offers organic candy coal!
When people paint their interior brick walls, they tend to paint them white.... But the owners of this Dutch home featured in Marie Claire Maison painted the original brick walls in their house a lovely rich gray that gives the simple room a unique look and looks great against the French zinc chairs and other furnishings. Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France.
Emily juggles a successful creative business as well as her family of four so having a space to work at home is crucial. She had a large enough room to work in, but it was dated and not necessarily the most functional. First, Emily worked with a professional organizer to help edit her current work space. Add some of her signature cheerful DIY style and this uninspiring room was transformed into a bright and fresh space that will keep her organized with no shortage of creative inspiration. Can you believe it's the same space?! What's amazing about this transformation is that it was done on a very low budget considering how big the 'Wow factor' is. Emily is a DIY pro and transformed the built-in with paint and some serious time and patience. Once Emily had help sorting through her belongings with Ashley of Pare + Edit and only keeping what she really loved or really needed she was left with an uncluttered space with room for whimsy and surrounded by her very favorite things which makes for a happy and productive 'creativepreneur'! Well it looks like Emily from Cheerfully Made has been super busy in the makeover dept. You may recall this amazing guest bedroom makeover of hers we shared before and now she's moved on to her home office. Visit Emily at the Cheerfully Made blog to see more and learn how she accomplished the hand-dotted print on the built-ins. Like Emily's style? Check out her guest bedroom makeover which she previously shared with us.
Q: Hey There, We just bought our first home in Toronto and our small renovation budget is putting us in a tight spot on how to lay out our living room. The living room has 2 doors: one close to the entrance and another which leads to the dining room from the living room. We do not want to make it an open concept living and dining room so we cannot drop the wall between living and dining room 2. The other option we explored is if we can remove the fireplace so that we can make the mantle wall against which we can put a 3 seater sofa. That would cost about 1500 CAD. Question: How should the furniture be laid out w/o moving the mantle so that the flow of the room is not obstructed? P.S: the furniture in the current picture is not mine. Editor: Leave your suggestions for Jaspal in the comments - thanks! Got a question? Email yours with pic attachments here.
Designer Moss Green Couch - $300 This reminds us of a couch our parents had when we were children...and we thought it was so cool and comfy. It was so comfy in fact, our little three-year-old selves fell asleep watching the 1984 Winter Olympics, even though all we wanted to do when we grew up was be an ice skater. All we're saying is, this could be a magic couch. 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!
We like this ideas from San Interior Design, which shows how one could gut out a bedroom closet to be used for the purpose of creating an inset bedroom home theater setup. Many homes these days come with an excess of closet/storage options, so why not take advantage of the extra space and reconsider it to house and hide a television and components? Something like the Tria Self System or larger Stolmen Flat Panel Mount from IKEA could be the foundation of your home theater in a closet setup. Consider installing a bathroom fan to ventilate all your components, lest you overheat your setup. The best thing about a setup like this is you could keep doors to shut away the whole system while not in use, but with careful planning and hidden wires running through a wall or stand, the setup should be decor benign even if no doors are used, as shown in the first photo.
I've become absolutely obsessed with wallpaper lately. I've seen some fine examples of wallpaper in a few of the homes I've been in while shooting House Tours. My teenage bedroom was in a turn of the century house with walls that had so many layers of wallpaper on them that they almost started to encroach on the room's square footage! I'm in love with beautiful wallpaper patterns but I'm reticent to apply it to the walls of our condo out of fear that the walls will never be the same. There's always the option of using starched fabric as wallpaper. Sherwin Williams offers a removable wallpaper that was covered here at ApartmentTherapy a couple years ago. In theory EasyChange sounds like the perfect wallpaper for someone who likes to redecorate often. What do you think? Should I get over my fear of wallpaper and just go for it? Does anyone have experience with Sherwin Williams' EasyChange wallpaper?
These story stones are the kind of toy that we would enjoy as much as our kids, and we can imagine them staying in family circulation for generations to come. Emily Neuburger sells her story stones at her etsy shop, red bird crafts, and she shares her latest projects on a blog by the same name. She has generously detailed her story stone making process here. We want lots of story stones for play time and think that larger scale story stones would be a beautiful design element in a child's room.
GO TO REBECCA'S ROOM TO ADD IT TO YOUR FAVORITES. Visit the entry page to view all five photos, make a comment, select the room as a favorite and share on Facebook and Twitter. The rooms with the greatest number of favorites 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! If you love color and are thinking about adding new hues to your home, help is here. Whether you enter or simply find fantastic rooms to choose as favorites - join us!