I always imagined I would end up an archaeologist when I grew up, or perhaps a scientist, so it was quite the surprise that I ended up a writer and interior designer. Because of my love of science, old things and other cultures, my dream living room would be a bold mix of bright colors, global patterns, modern accessories, Mid-Century Modern-inspired furniture pieces and more.
Photographer: Christopher Mora Description: These were taking looking West from my downtown balcony in Miami about 12 hours apart. The sunset was the first sunlight we had that day and the clear skies continued through the night when a full moon set that morning.
GO TO KATIE'S ROOM TO ADD IT TO YOUR FAVORITES. Visit the entry page to view all five photos, make a comment, select the room as a favorite and share on Facebook and Twitter. The rooms with the greatest number of favorites 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! If you love color and are thinking about adding new hues to your home, help is here. Whether you enter or simply find fantastic rooms to choose as favorites - join us!
Naelyn wrote to us today: I am an Interior Stylist... and was totally moved by the recent post Mads' Scrap Wood Wall. I recently finished a commercial project where I did a scrap wood desk and painted it all white.
2 LIVING ROOM PARLOR CHAIRS These chairs are not your typical side chairs. Less bulky and more ambitiously upholstered, they make a lovely addition to any home. 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!
We've seen card files as coffee tables, consoles and in craft rooms, but this kitchen island is proof that every idea has not yet been exhausted for using this much sought-after vintage find. We especially like the smaller footprint afforded by this particular card file, which we may have otherwise passed up for its odd dimensions. The shape of the drawers tells us that this isn't a library card file exactly, but perhaps storage for some other kind of document or supplies. We wish we could find more pictures of how those drawers are being used in this kitchen. Towels, cutting boards or other vertical storage perhaps? What would you use them for?
When we were young, we would pore over every issue of our mother's subscription to Metropolitan Home. While we loved closely examining each page, our main fascination was always the countless living rooms featured and, in particular, the coffee tables. What was placed on top of them seemed as important as the table itself. Were they covered in books? Did candles or candy trays sit on top? The possibilities were endless. In our continued coffee table top fascination, we ask.....
When Kristen and Kyle renovated their Portland kitchen, they went with custom cabinetry, schoolhouse lighting, and classic Benjamin Moore colors. Paint, Cabinets, and Counters Dovetail Custom Woodworks Kristen and Kyle used these Portland-based carpenters to build their cabinets and a butcher block-topped island. Kristen says, 'I think it's the custom built cabinets' that 'Make the kitchen look spiffy aesthetically.' Benjamin Moore The kitchen walls are Rockport Gray HC-105, while the cabinets are painted in White Dove OC-17 - a decorator favorite. It's a classic look that helps dark appliances blend in. Fixtures and Tile HomeClick.com Kristen and Kyle's faucet is a discontinued model, but you can find a similar look by searching for 'Bridge faucets.' We found this Belle Foret Kitchen Bridge Faucet with Matching Spray - N11001 for $279 at online renovation resource HomeClick.com. Kohler The sink is a basic stainless steel single basin model by Kohler, similar to this Staccato Single-Basin Self-Rimming Kitchen Sink, $314, although she says, 'We wish we had splurged and gone with a deep farmhouse sink.' For other good fixture/sink sources, see this post. Kristen and Kyle found their classic white subway tile there. Shown: Rhone Classic Schoolhouse Pendant, $177. Amazon.com Yellow accessories give this kitchen its sunny personality. Kristen says her favorite is the tea kettle: 'It gets used every morning and night - we love tea!' Shown: Le Creuset Classic Whistling Tea Kettle, $68 at Amazon.com. Bambeco Kristen uses trays to organize supplies like water bottles, flowers, and cooking tools.