Take a peek inside this space efficient home office tucked away inside a folded door closet, hiding a compact workstation composed of an Apevia X-QPACK Micro-ATX Case and a Samsung N310 netbook.... A handsome and matching Logitech X-530 70-Watt 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System, Logitech Illuminated Keyboard, Logitech Quickcam for Notebook Pro Webcam components that all complement the computing hardware. Check out the rest of Adam's space saving hideaway desk over at Deskography.
I had decided on dark tile floors, but now I am wavering and thinking about something light colored....apartmenttherapy(dot)com). Can you tell me will dark floors make my tiny place look bigger or smaller? The overall effect that I want is it to be airy and organic. In general, the lighter the floors the airier the space. Check out the rooms in today's earlier post on Stellan Herner's interior photographs. We pulled another example of a bright, simple, organic space - Andreas's Greektown Loft house tour. He chose to paint his floors black throughout rooms otherwise committed to white and off-white. What to AT-ers think? Should Karen go bold with dark tiles or emphasize openness with light floors? Karen, whatever you decide, please send in some photos!
There's nothing that can freshen up your space or brighten your day like a bouquet of flowers. We've all heard of different tips and tricks to help our flowers stay fresh as long as possible, and I thought I would put some of the common options to the test. Keep reading to see the results and the big winner! All flower ends were cut at an angle before placing in vases. PENNY: 1 clean copper pennyTHEORY: copper acts as antibacterial agent. ASPIRIN: 1 crushed tablet per literTHEORY: mimics effects of traditional flower food. BLEACH: 2 caps full per literTHEORY: kills mold & bacteria. FRIDGE: placed in fridge over night each day THEORY: like fruits & veg, keeps them fresh. CIDER VINEGAR: 2 tsp cider vinegar + 2 tsp sugar per literTHEORY: encourages buds to open and last longer. Just by popping your bouquet in the fridge when you go to bed will help them stay fresh and last much longer and there's no fussing. As you can see, these tulips still have life in them and if you're someone who likes to buy fresh flowers every week, this may even save you the cost of one bouquet a month.
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.
This is creating a challenge for me and my MCM furniture because I want to leave space open but if I leave it too open, it feels vacant - yet I'm concerned about a cluttering it up as well.... My carpet is an ugly beige color and looks awkward with a square shag rug on top. I'm trying to find a way to tie my mid century modern style'd furniture together and have been told a rug is a great way to do it. I'm wondering if you have any suggestions? I've thought perhaps a shaped rug might work better? Do you have any links or photos of MCM living rooms with built in carpet for inspiration? Thanks, Brett. Hi Brett, there's a few examples of MCM decorated spaces from our house tours showing rooms appointed with carpets...and even one with a rug ontop of carpet. Check out Sam's Sydney Simplicity, which shows a shag with a patterned carpet below it. Another striking MCM example of using rug ontop of carpet is from Gregory's Palm Springs In the Suburbs, where the living room was decorated with a large pattern rug ontop of the neutral carpeting. Small rugs can also be used to compliment the carpeting, as the case was with Derek's MCM themed carpeted apartment, shown in his house tour, Gidget Gets a Sex Change. We also recommend looking at playing with FLOR carpet tiles, which allows for unique patterns, shapes, and layout that often work well with MCM style decor at a reasonable price. Anyone else out there with similar carpet conundrums they've solved? Resources to share?
One of our favorite tours from the past year, Alan's Andersonville Loft, features a very dramatic dining room. A mix of high and low, vintage and new...IKEA table surrounded by vintage original Arne Jacobsen Series 7 and Emeco aluminum chairs. Nice definition of space for the dining area in an open loft by the back wall of the kitchen and raised platform flooring. The feeling of a stage set is enhanced by the step up - making dinner parties that much more dramatic. The personal touch of original artworkLow profile white shelving provides an additional serving surface plus storage. Memorable pieces such as the Deer wall sculpture and the Gold Pig centerpieceLarge scale natural arrangement of dried foliage in a rustic wooden vessel. Super unique religious wall pieces from a closed church on the Southside. Check out Alan's entire loft in his house tour.
My man and I are constantly bickering about which couch is better. Thus, we have two sofas! One for him and one for me! We've always known that we should chuck one of the sofas. Chances are our next apartment won't be as living room ample as our current abode. It looks good but boy is it uncomfortable! A few guests have preferred to sleep on it because it's 'Good for their backs'. Sure it's not as fun and modern as the dark grey sofa, but it's so comfortable! I like to be comfortable while I'm sitting and watching TV. Am I crazy? I completely understand his argument, it's a good one. Which is more important, comfort or visual appeal?
Apartment hunting is never easy, but searching for your dream home across state lines can feel more like a nightmare. Here are some key survival tips for searching, viewing and signing a lease on an apartment when you can't just hop in the car and meet a broker or landlord, without spending a ton of money. There's always Craigslist, but you might also find that there are highly useful apartment listing sites in your new city that have verified listings-finding one apartment you like could also lead you to a no-fee broker who can let you know about other apartments you might love as well. If you can take a trip to your new city, it's worth it to visit and view some apartments in person, so you can really get a feel for the space and the neighborhood. If you have your heart set on one apartment and that's the only one you set up an appointment for, you might hate it and not have enough time to set up more, sending you back to square one. If you have close friends or family members you trust in the city you're moving to, it might be worth it to ask them to help you with your apartment search. Apartment hunting in the city you already live in is hard enough, let alone finding one in a completely different part of the country. You might find your dream apartment in one go, but you also might not be able to find one that feels perfect right away, and either way, it'll be okay. You might find an apartment that's good enough for a temporary stay, so plan to stay for a year until your lease is up, and then the apartment hunt will be a lot less challenging. Have you survived a big move to a far away place? Do you have any tips for long-distance apartment hunting?
My boyfriend and I live in a one-bedroom apartment in the heart of Logan square that is about 600 square feet. We didn't have much time to find an apartment and we had been traveling back and forth from Minnesota to find one. We have spent the last eight months making this apartment really feel like home to us. We both love mid-century modern pieces and are inspired by art and nature. I am very proud of our kitchen accent wall, it took much deliberation to find a pattern and color we both liked. Wall mounted shelving was something I really wanted and we both agreed would be a good way to use space in our small living room. We are both really proud of a lot of stuff we have done to make this apartment our own. Interested in sharing your home with Apartment Therapy? Contact the editors through our House Tour & House Call Submission Form.
If you've been following us, you know that we're excited about the trend toward grey in childrens' spaces. Check out this lovely dove grey and white pagoda design gracing this bedroom. It's the work of Martensen Jones Interiors and what a beautiful impact the pattern makes on the wall. The dove grey works like a pastel, keeping things light and airy, yet sophisticated. The wall treatment can work for a young child, older child, or an adult. For more grey combinations check out these posts: grey and pink grey and yellow grey and red grey Swedish style.
As many of you know, living in a studio in an expensive city requires ingenuity. We were delighted to learn that one of our clients, Paul Irish, employed the 'Use what you have' principle so creatively. While waiting for his permanent desktop solution, he transformed his unused coffee table into his temporary desktop. It didn't stop there.... When his desktop arrived, he shifted the coffee table into shelf service, installing the table upside down above a doorway to give him some much needed storage.
We all know that you're not 'supposed' to have a TV in your bedroom, that it gets in the way of romance, that it can make it difficult to sleep, and that your bedroom should be for sleeping not for watching. If you do, have you had any of the negative side effects that are claimed in Feng Shui books? Are you a convert, having had a TV in the bedroom and now being adamant against it? If you're living in a studio, you might not have the option of putting the TV in another room, so then what? Do you have it hidden, facing away? I only ever had one in my room as a teenager and it definitely kept me awake. In my adult-hood I've tried to keep the bedroom simple and tht has meant no tv.