No matter the size of your home, I think it's really important to create a casual, comfortable, welcoming space in which to sit down and enjoy a meal. If you're in a smaller space, it's your breakfast nook in the morning and your intimate dining room-with the help of some candles-at night. Here are high and low budget versions of a fresh, eclectic look for your casual dining space. If you have a bit of a budget to play with and would like to invest in a few key pieces, try this look.... Get the HIGH Casual Dining Look: Wall art: All You Need Is Love Poster, Black Rooster, $365. Planters: Trigg Wall Planters, West Elm, $25/set of 2 small. Or, if you're a bit more thrifty with your home decor purchases or you're a renter on the move, try this look! Note that each look includes the cost of two chairs, so you'll have to adjust accordingly. Of course, you can always mix and match between the two to create your own custom look to fit your budget!
We're quite fond of putting a small, sometimes subtle spin on the traditional to make it something new and fresh. These mirrors are a great example.... The frame of the mirror is nothing new-a gilded ornate molding for a rectangular mirror. Goody Grams has shaken it up a bit by creating a ledge that is also mirrored, making it seem like the mirror has been bent at a 90 degree angle. It is a simple detail, but we think it gives this mirror a very interesting look. Used as a tray, we can see this being a great entryway mirror. We really like the way it looks in the corner of a wall or ceiling. It's a bit of unexpected fun-the kind we can really appreciate in a home.
Not exactly our style, but a great gift for someone whose is. This.Large Corbusier sofa in black leather and good shape is not something we have yet seen for sale on Craigslist. Keep your eyes glued to our nav on the right for upcoming Apartment Therapy Furniture Only free Classifieds. MGR. 'OTHER GOOD STUFF- Contemporary dining room table and chairs for $600.- Clubby leather sofa - baby on the way for $2200.- Full size pine bed for $250.- 60's/70's chrome chair w/out cushions? for $55.- Two classic chairs that really need recovering for $80.- C&B living room chair for $325- Nice wood frame glass top coffee table for $35.- Steel table with wire shelving underneath for $85.- 9x7 Rug for for no price - Large American rug for $3000 or bo. Velvet, velvet, velvet couch and two chairs for $200..
When I think about an eclectic room, I always picture something very involved. With lots going on inside of it - colors, treasures, just... things. The truth is, eclectic style is more than just having a lot of different stuff. Your home can live somewhere between minimalist and eclectic, and these 8 rooms prove it. Just take a minimalist room, then add color and texture - not stuff! - to give it that worldly, lived-in look we've come to love. Above and at top: An apartment-turned-showroom in Denmark called, obviously, The Apartment. Each of these three photos was taken during a different period of The Apartment with different decor: March 2012, March 2013 and August 2012, respectively. The two photos above were taken in the Brooklyn apartment of jewelry and textile designer Caitlin Mociun, featured on Houzz. Above, a Primrose Hill, London, bedroom designed by Jino Design, via Houzz. The living room and bedroom in the above two photos belong to DJ Simon Digby's Australian home, featured on HomeLife. What do you think of this style? Is it possible to be eclectic and minimalist, or would you call these rooms something else entirely?
We've seen plenty of uses for chalkboard paint from DIY decor to blackboard backsplashes, but how often do we see the same artsy application with Dry Erase? Welcome to the world of 'Cubicleism' art by blogger Bill Taylor. In his North Carolina office, colleagues adorn cubicles with calendars and newspaper clippings. Every day, he spends a few minutes sketching on a whiteboard with his palette of Dry Erase markers, completing a fist-sized section of a painting at a time. His reproductions run the gamut from classic pieces by artists like Picasso and Lichtenstein to comic book covers like Iron Man. It takes Bill an average of six weeks to complete a painting. The work is left up for a couple of days to be admired, and then wiped clean to start all over again. Says Bill, 'People ask me all the time if it's painful to erase them when they are done. Honestly, no, because I'm always excited about starting on the next one.' What do you think? Will Dry Erase - with its modern polish and lack of dust - become the new artsy trend anytime soon?
One of our pals wants to replicate this look of a white brick wall behind a collection of her amazing photographs. While the painting of brick isn't too much a stretch, she doesn't want to ruin a newly painted brick wall with crumbling and unstable nails. Use a masonry drill bit and drill a small hole in either the brick or the mortar between bricks. Screw in an expansion type screw with a plastic sleeve into the drilled hole, leaving a small amount of space for the hanging wire. If you change your mind, simply remove the screw and use wood putty to patch the hole and touch up with some paint to match the brick.
We love when eco ideas are in line with beautiful design, because why have one without the other? We saw these beautiful objects from Italian based Metamorphosi and thought we'd share. Over at Treehugger, they noted that Metamorphosi is a 'a collaboration between architects, deejays, musicians, decorators, garden planners, and botanists. uses only eco-friendly or recycled materials to create its whimsical interiors and exteriors laden with glass objects'. The company only works on commissioned designs and clients who sign on must be committed to promoting ecological materials and designs that will contribute to safeguarding the environment. Their Website has some beautiful interiors as well as plenty of objects to admire.
Hello AT,. I am a design novice and feel totally overwhelmed with furnishing my new apartment. While looking for seating, I fell in love with the Flexform Groundpiece couch. It's a very low profile sectional that comes in two seat depths- 38' and 48'. The picture of the couch shows it in the 48' depth....apartmenttherapy(dot)com)Link To All Good Questions. I want to configure the sofa with one side of the sectional with a 48' depth and the other sidewith a 38' depth. The 48' deep pieces are soooooo comfortable and great for reading/tv watching. Is this too much couch for the size of my living room? If your picture is a good indication, I would worry about it cutting off the doorway entrance, but think in all other directions it would be fine. Although the sofa will be big, your room can accomodate it if you don't put much else in. One chair kitty-corner to the sofa will round out the seating area and a square or round coffee table will give you a nice center.
We're fans of neutral walls in kids' spaces. Toys and kids' accessories come in every color of the rainbow so having a clean backdrop allows them to really pop. White is a natural go to color for a kid's room, but don't overlook dark neutrals. Mo of Babyccino shows these delicious little snippets of her kids' room. She painted the walls dark and let the furniture, accessories, textiles and toys provide the color in the rooms. We think this looks fantastic and would love to see wide angle shots of the rooms. Check out more including a source list for some of the items at Babyccino.
If you like the look of this wooden box cabinet from Netherlands craft and decorating magazine 101 woonideeen, you can get the instructions to make one yourself! Unless you speak Dutch, you'll have to translate the page, but apparently it isn't too hard!