Silhouette art is a timeless way to commemorate childhood and we have seen several fresh departures from the traditional cut paper, from sun prints to thrift store art. This paint and plywood spin has an organic edge that we love. The method and materials are surprisingly simple: take the model's picture, print it in the desired size, cut out the image, trace onto plywood then paint outside of the profile. Find the project tutorial and a play-by-play video featuring Genevieve Gorder at Lowe's Creative Ideas.
AT Email: Three Beautiful Dressers - High, Medium & Low $$. February 21, 2008 A dresser that you love is a tough thing to find. Whether it's because it's not the right size, the right style or the right price, dressers tend to be un-fun.
It's not often that we have a chance to feature more classically designed furniture like George's desk and chair set. The curves are charming and genteel - we imagine writing perfectly witty notes to friends while seated here. 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!
These ideas are just as relevant today, especially for those trying to make the most of a small space. Living small is all about keeping tabs on what you have! Waist-High Shelf - In every home there are certain objects that are handled daily - waist-high shelves in the main rooms of a home provide an easily accessible location that keep you from losing your things. Because people are naturally drawn to light, these spaces should be the most important in the home. Even if your home is tiny, varying the levels of light can provide much-needed distinction between rooms or spaces. Today, successful kitchens go back to the farmhouse model of bright and comfortable work spaces that include enough room for families to gather. In small homes, consider ditching the dining room for an informal kitchen table that can be used for dinner parties or extra work space. Light on Two Sides of Every Room - When given a choice, people always gravitate towards spaces that have light on two sides. Usable balconies can also serve as extensions of indoor living spaces, making a small home feel larger.
Since I tend to normally focus on home offices and desktops, I decided to change things up and give the living room some love. We've discussed the best colors for a dedicated home theater, but comparatively, living rooms also have to be livable and ideally offer more color than a dark theater setting. Cue in these wallpaper recommendations, inspired by the designs of some of the most popular flat panel TVs available today.... Light & Airy: The Panasonic Viera models are some of my favorites because of their sleek design and the clear bezel some of the models come in. This Smart Viera would be complemented further with a nice white and gold wallpaper to get a clean yet fashionable look, further accentuating it's see-thru design, and making sure the television is not the focal point of your room. Dark and Moody: If you're aiming to improve the viewing experience while the lights are dimmer or off, a more dramatic darker background can bring out the picture front and center. The 60' VIZIO Razor LED Smart HDTV is a great budget pick, and this dark copper and blue color underwater inspired wallpaper should help blend in the Razor's black bezel when it's movie hour. Pair it with this cute jungle wallpaper by Jonathan Adler and make the room even more kid-friendly. Fashion First: This last one is for my own dream living room. I don't need a 3D TV, and because I live without cable I'll be relying upon an antenna and smart streaming features via Netflix. I've got my eyes set on a LG LED Smart TV paired with this tie-dye wallpaper creates a feminine space without being too girly.
The apartment I moved into earlier this summer had the most amazing exposed brick walls. These walls were the reason why we chose this apartment. We only lived in this apartment for 3 months - all thanks to the exposed brick walls. Maybe it was the amazingly old apartment building or the lack of detailed construction, but these walls were ruining our life. They would crumble when we touched them and had giant cracks and gaping holes. They would range from.5' to 4' in length. The centipedes supposedly loved the moisture from the brick walls and thrived inside the cracks. At night they would parade around my apartment running faster than I could get them. We spent so much money trying to seal up the cracks and nothing seemed to work.
The AT classifieds description pretty much sums it up. This vintage lamp is a teardrop shaped classic in very good condition, save for a little bit of wear and tear on the bottom. 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!
Even when you think there's no possible place to plop a proper home office-residing you to a life of sofa-desking-you'll get creative and squeeze a workspace into one of these 4 areas of your home. BONUS IDEA: You'll get great use out of multi-tasking your kitchen and office storage. The Dining RoomAgain, for the folks who's idea of 'Home cooking' is eating Chinese takeout on the sofa, use any available eating space-whether it's a formal table or just a tiny nook-as an office. The ClosetKill two birds with one stone: Donate a bunch of your lesser-worn clothes to charity and make room to transform your closet into a home office. BONUS IDEA: If your closet is less walk-in and more peek-and-feel-around, try a desk on casters, like in this rolling hideaway closet office. The PorchIf you've got an outdoor space, chances are it's the least-used room in your home. What's that? That's because it's below freezing outside right now? Well close it in with walls or super-thick curtains and wire up a few space heaters to get a cozy home office.
In a small space, glass table lamps can work well, reducing visual clutter while providing a light source. They're easy to find, come in many shapes and sizes and look good next to a bed or a couch. This one from Z Gallerie has a clean, modern look that would compliment a softer sofa. We also like the Marlene Lamp from Crate and Barrel. If you're looking for some Old Hollywood glamour, check out the Portico Crystal Lamps from Restoration Hardware. For more inexpensive lamps, JCPenney is a good source.