Q:My daughter is in high school and the house seems to be filled with people all times of day and night. Lately her and her friends have a habit of holing up in her room, and they seem to be using a combination of the bed and the floor beside it as a lounge area, but I'd like a few ideas for furniture that can accommodate a couple friends so they're not always on the floor. 'The layout of her bedroom doesn't seem to offer many options of where to put a chair - the best place I can think of is one between the desk and the dresser. That's only enough space for one chair, and ideally I'd like to place another one or two somewhere in the room. Any ideas of where to put the chair or what type of chair to use? Most of the furniture in her room is grown-up, so I need something that would look good and yet is sturdy enough to withstand teenagers. Editor: Leave your suggestions for Lia in the comments - thanks! Got a question? Send us yours with pic attachments here.
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.
At first glance, the bedroom seems the least important room in the home, in terms of lighting. We're not really working in there much, and the primary goal of the space is to support sleep- which requires an intentional lack of light. Once you start thinking about it you realize the lighting needs of a bedroom- from general lighting for putting the laundry away to task lighting for doing your makeup and accent lighting for chilling out of an evening- are pretty complex. A bedroom lighting scheme should be as considered as that of any other room, so read on for a few tips on doing just that. A good even light, cast from a central pendant or from windows, is important in every space. Even if you don't spend a lot of non-sleeping time in your bedroom, this basic light is what we get dressed by in the winter, clean the room to, and helps us see when natural light is low. Think of the other things you do from day to day- do you apply your makeup or iron your shirts in the bedroom? Both require good, specific lighting. In the bedroom, accent lighting is really mood lighting. It can be achieved through simple dimming of the light sources we've already talked about, or by adding decorative lights like fairy strings, corner up-lighters or candles.
COLOR INSPIRATION: Cool and modern design elements with a touch of warmth. GO TO NICK'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!
Christina on the Upper East Side has a Knoll Half Round Office Desk that's in great shape and a perfect space saving office solution for someone's apartment. Knoll is top quality, so you can be sure this is solid and will last a good long time. Apartment Therapy New York Furniture Classifieds are open for your business in the NAV BAR. They are local and JUST DECOR. Post a particularly good thing, and we'll highlight you here on the front page.
Need a new door? Check this one out: it's a 60's black vintage wood door with a gold geometric veneer pattern positioned to the left. Even if you don't need a door, it could be used as a screen, a headboard, or even a room divider. Priced at $60. More good stuff after the jump.... Thank Craig!
He bought the house from his parents and completely redid the decor in black and white. After drooling through the slideshow, we searched for even more beautiful rooms decorated in black and white. See our striking finds below the jump.... Shown above: the Modium kitchen by KicheConcept via Trendir; the bathroom in Lena Proudlock's restored Jacobean house in Gloucester, England; and Cactus wall bookcases from the Italian company Compar. Below are living room furniture from Fritz Hansen and a Black and White Balanced bedroom from LivingEtc. For more black and white home decor ideas, check out the blog Black and White Delight. Read the article 'River Retreat;Designer Darryl Savage crafts a whimsical refuge from a house his parents once owned' by clicking here.