Seems like everywhere you look something new is being used as a canvas. So it's no surprise that the next big thing to hit the streets comes straight from your living room - the Painted Sofa. Painting a couch can be a work of art, but also something quite practical. Companies like Fabric Spray Paint offer permanent, non-toxic spray paints for your furniture. Other people have had success using basic latex wall paint and mixing in Textile Medium, which helps the paint adhere to fabric. Whether you choose to paint your couch for fun or function, let us know how it goes and send in your examples to newyork(at)apartmenttherapy(dot)com.
Name: AndyLocation: Chicago, IL. My brick and timber loft in the West Loop was recently remodeled. The style is mostly industrial with a bit of MCM in the mix. Some items were purchased at local shops and fairs and some I came from my family. They've been in the dry cleaning business since 1907 and we were able to use items from the original plant. My building is was built in 1910 so it worked out perfectly. Interested in sharing your home with Apartment Therapy? Contact the editors through our House Tour Submission Form.
Casual, inviting, and perfectly mismatched, a boho dining room sets the scene for the kind of lingering dinner party that lasts all night. Don't be afraid to mix new and vintage flatware, dishes, and napkins to make a full set-the bohemian style's no-rules approach to decorating gives you plenty of creative license.
While dining in Venice Beach this past weekend, we noticed this amazing chandelier adorned with a variety of different bulbs. It left us feeling giddy with desire to have it hanging in our own home. Our dining room would never accommodate such an immense fixture. We have no problem going back to Gjelina over and over again to admire it and we suggest that you do the same.
COLOR INSPIRATION: I love gray as a neutral, especially when I have an affinity for the brown of hardwood floors and the 70s/80s accessories that reflect my home as a kid. GO TO MICHELLE'S ENTRY PAGE AND ADD IT TO YOUR FAVORITES. Visit the entry page to view all five photos, get tips on how to use color, make a comment, select the room as a favorite and share on Facebook and Twitter. The rooms with the greatest number of favorites in each division 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!
There are a handful of reasons you might not want to push the color pink on your little girl, and chief among them might possibly just be 'I don't like pink.' Shopping in the kids department might have you thinking that your only choice in girls' decor is between 'Blush' or 'Petal pink,' but these 12 rooms can show you differently. First up is the nursery pictured above from Style Me Pretty Living. As you can see in the photo directly below, it actually does feature a pop of pink-lots of these rooms do. You don't have to completely ignore an entire hue on the color wheel because you're after a 'Not pink' room for your little one. That nursery - and these eleven other rooms - all serve as inspiration for creating a room for your girl that's only as pink and and girly as you want it to be. Do you have a little girl at home? Does her room look like any of these?
Flip through any design magazine or blog and you'll find spaces with white walls: airy Scandinavian spaces, maximalist Bohemian spaces, tailored Midcentury-style spaces. If you're experiencing a bit of white fatigue, then feast your eyes on this collection of 15 living rooms in pretty much any color but white. A lavender-hued living room spotted on Dear Designer. A darkly dramatic British living room from Design Sponge. A living room in the palest pink, from The Curated House via Brit + Co. A dark accent wall adds drama to the living room of this Oslo townhouse. A beautiful cool blue living room in a Moroccan home from Elle Decor. Bold blue walls in a London living room from Marie Claire Maison. From Rue, a living room painted perfectly in the palest shade of blue. A living room in a beautiful shade of emerald, from Bolig Liv. From Design Sponge, a living room in a calming shade of grey.
Though I've managed to add a cute shower curtain, other than that, my bathroom in my apartment does not have much else going for it. Neon-painted pipes offer a pop of interest in Kirsten's Bluebird of Happiness House. A tiny bathroom in Lauren and Chad's Vintage Comfort is made better with a wall collage of teeny framed art pieces stretching nearly from ceiling to floor. A chandelier in the bathroom isn't actually that unexpected of an idea anymore, but it always comes off as lovely. Unexpected details don't have to be terribly daring or hard to implement, as spotted in Kirsten's Bluebird of Happiness House. Just a couple of pleasant, medium-sized potted plants in the shower window of this bathroom is unexpected. Chalkboard paint and a chalk octopus add a surprising element to the bathroom in Miles & Antena's Laid Back Coastal Home. Do you have any unusual or unexpected design details in your bathroom that banishes boring? Share your ideas for folks still struggling with blah bathrooms!
This dining room table at left expands from 46' round to 82' long. The table and four blue chairs are selling for $175 in Columbia Heights. See more great Craigslist finds from DC and the surrounding suburbs below the jump.... Are you willing to travel to the suburbs for Craigslist finds? Please let us know.... The Apartment Therapy DC Furniture Classifieds are local and JUST DECOR. Post a particularly good thing, and we'll highlight you here on the front page. The Apartment Therapy DC Furniture Classifieds are local and JUST DECOR. Post a particularly good thing, and we'll highlight you here on the front page.
From AT:Chicago's own classifieds there are two glass vessel sinks for $150. Victor, the seller, says they are new and includes the drain assemblies and faucets in the price. 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.White dining table/chairs for $125Crate and Barrel console and coffee table for $90 Heywood Wakefield dining table for $600.Set of large carved mirrors for $100. each. Room and Board daybed for $250.Faux bamboo coffee table needs work for $40 Mid-c dining set with sideboard for $200 obo.
What would you do with this space? That's the challenge for four local designers that will be customizing one of four bungalows at the 1.7 Ocean event that happens this weekend. We got a chance to get the inside scoop from one of the designers, Natalie Umbert, of Atelier Interior Design, in Coronal Del Mar. Click below the jump to see Natalie's inspiration board and some insights on how she plans on transforming the space.... The homes in the 1.7 Ocean development are all derived from classic mid-century design. Natalie's inspiration really started with the fabric swatch on the far right From there, she decided to combine it with a teal/turquoise color, which ultimately will be the main color throughout. She plans on using touches of red and yellow, but confining the red to public spaces, and the yellow to the private ones. Wallpaper will be used on one wall in each room to add movement- She's thinking the teal/turquoise patterned paper for the kitchen, the yellow and white trellis paper for the main bedroom and the yellow and white strie for the guestroom/studio. Overall the mood she hopes to achieve is 'Happy and cozy with touches of luxe.' Stay tuned... we'll post the final space, as well as what the other showcase home designers did in the next few days. You will be able to see it in person if you're around this Saturday, June 23rd. More details here.