Finally! Hanging a curtain at the front door is something I've long considered for my home, but I haven't seen much precedent for doing it. My reasoning for wanting to hang a curtain like this is that the front door leaks cold air in like crazy, as does the adjacent mail slot. Sure, I could just improve the weather stripping on both. Hanging a curtain too couldn't hurt: it would help to stop drafts and looks great while doing it! Has anyone else out there considered hanging a curtain at the front door? Do you like this particular execution of the idea?
Anglea sent us in this photo to enter our Romantic Bedroom Giveaway. Romantic Bedroom Tip: 'Tealight candles are the best. We have 20+ candles in the bedroom, ready to light at a moment's notice.They create great mood lighting and last for hours - and since there's no dripping wax, there's no mess to worry about. It's our favorite way to quickly create a romantic look.'
Name: Annie Location: Barrington, RI Division: United States What do you love about your bedroom?: I love that our bedroom feels bright, and at the same time calm. Our home was built about 100 years ago as a summer beach house with old pine for floors and tongue and groove beamed ceilings. There is an open knothole by the door that has frequently been used by our daughter to drop notes through to the kitchen. I love the grapevine weâve collected and that the posts of our bed were made from trees we collected when a friendâs farm was clearing land.
As we popped an English muffin into the toaster over this morning, the New York Times RSS Feed smacked us in the face with the future of our breakfast: Forget a 'popcorn' button on the microwave, the newest kitchen gadgets are able to prepare a full meal with a hit from your index finger. If you've got a burnt-to-the-crisp thumb when it comes to getting down in the kitchen, you'll be happy to know that there's a slew of new kitchen tech coming your way with one-touch buttons to make everything from cookies to poached eggs. A toaster from West Bend perfectly browns toast and poaches an egg at the same time. A bread maker comes equipped with a one-touch 'Bake a Cake' button. Convection-heat toaster ovens include a one-touch 'Smart cookie' option to make instant treats out of store-bought dough. Standard microwaves include more than popcorn and defrost helpers. They now can include buttons for pizzas, breakfast sausage and omelets. Even expensive gadgets are getting into the mix. A $2,000 Electrolux wall oven includes a 'Perfect turkey' button to make Thanksgiving a lot easier. So does this mean we're going to start seeing 'Instant Green Bean Casserole' or 'Instant Pumpkin Pie' buttons? Who knows? What might seem silly to you is the perfect solution for someone else's morning routine.
There is a real renaissance in printmaking happening - small runs of cool prints and posters from artist run presses are available all over. Designers are producing more and more amazing wallpaper daily, too. If you are decorating with this type of affordable art on paper, then you know - framing gets expensive and push pins are unthinkable. This poster hanger might solve the installation issue. Designed by Jorgen Moller of Denmark, the poster hanger consists of two aluminum bars with black end caps that clip onto the poster. '20' size is available at Rare Device for $20. '24, 28, and 32' sizes are available at the MoMA store for $22-26.
We've got a bathroom the size of a broom closet. We've gotten by with the Container Store wire shelf that the previous tenants left behind, but we're thinking of upgrading to something a little nicer looking. We like the Aspudden Shelf from IKEA and the Componobili Stacking Compartments by Anna Castelli Ferrieri, and then there's the ultimate storage piece we really can't afford, the Vitra Utensilo Wall Mounted Organizer. Ultimately, we'll go with whatever works best in the space, but we're wondering if anyone out there has ingenious ideas for small space bathroom storage. We found a couple of good ideas already on AT:Chicago... Good Questions: Solutions for Under Sink Storage? Best Products: Baren Glass Shelf.
There's design that looks good, and then there's design that advances the ball. This dining table by Elad Kashi for Yanko Design falls into the latter category. We weren't sure what to make of TableSet at first until we realized that the undulating surface is actually ceramic. Ceramic plates and bowls together form the actual tabletop. When the meal is over, simply place all the pieces in the dishwasher.
A perfect question for Colors Month: Help! After water pouring through my roof for the last month, my landlady has made the repairs and wants to paint my room neutral colours. Does anyone have any good ideas, I'm not sure I want to be another victim of 'Magnolia'? Any ideas would be more than appreciated! I also have dark wood exposed beams and would appreciate any ideas for what to do with them! Thanks in advance, James.
We don't know if we love it or are scared of it, but this is a home office desk you won't find at West Elm. Designed by Detroit crafter Jef Hancock and found in the home of Flickr member John Manoogian III it's got that evil gynecologist feel to it. We don't know how things on the tabletop don't slide down, but that must be part of the whole evil genius thing. A few more photos after the jump and a breakdown of what it's made out of.... The glass top is sitting on a vintage morgue gurney base!
Name: Lindsay Location: Pittsburgh, PA Division: United States What do you love about your bedroom?: I love that I'm the first person to utilize this small forgotten space since this home was built in 1884. I adore feeling like I'm sleeping in John Malkovich's 7 1/2 floor. Even though I'm just a renter, I completely designed, insulated, and remodeled this not-tall-enough-to-stand-in space myself.
Q: I've got some dead space across from my TV in my room, and I'd love to fill it with a sofa so when friends come over, they'll have somewhere to sit. The sofa can't be too deep, because if it protrudes out from the wall too much, it'll get in the way of my office chair. So I'm looking for a very small couch for a relatively cheap price. The one from Muji seemed to be a good pick, but since I'm in California, shipping would cost an extra $100 and that kind of kills the deal for me. I also considered this UO one, but I've done some research on it and it seems like the general consensus is that it'll disintegrate in a few years. I included pictures just for size and style reference, because I definitely like them both, but between price and quality, it seems like I can't go with either. I've also already looked into IKEA, but their offerings are either too long or too deep. AT, where can I find a small, cheap couch? Does one even exist? Thanks! Editor: Please help Gordon out with your suggestions for small scale sofa with a small pricetag to match - thanks! Got a question? Email yours with pic attachments here.