Since we're talking about dining rooms this month, we have to re-post another favorite. Ever since we first saw this photo in a book ages ago, we've loved it. The whimsical circus-type lights, the industrial pendants, the vintage poster, the huge table, the vintage chairs, the Jielde lamp.... It makes us wish we lived in a funky old apartment where we could do something similar.
Spa style bathrooms on the cheap! We're loving the styling that's gone into these Ikea bathrooms. This bathroom could easily feel sterile except for the warm woods and comfy textures of the towels and the baskets on the shelves. If you currently have mismatched fixtures in the bathroom it's worth checking out what it would cost to change one of them. Having all the same finishes helps to tie together a space and will make it feel bigger. This all white bathroom also avoids feeling sterile because of the textures on the walls, the addition of some softer gray tile and the details of the cabinets. It also helps that the white surfaces aren't glossy or shiny which would also bounce more light and sound around and make it feel empty. Not quite neutral, we wouldn't have considered purple or such dark grays, but we applaud the effort, this bathroom looks sleek and modern and because it is well lit, doesn't feel like a cave. What we love is that you can borrow any of these ideas to hep make your bathroom feel a little bit more luxurious. See all the Ikea Products in these pictures right here.
Project by: Erica and DanielLocation: Lantana, FL. Dan and I live in a duplex that Dan purchased back in 2010. The house was built in 1971 and nothing had been updated since then. We moved into the house together in 2012 and just started tackling one project at a time. We started with the kitchen, ripping the entire thing out in about an hour. The back-splash is bead board, and the appliances are all from IKEA. We did the entire kitchen ourselves, with some major help from my father-in-law! Since our living room and kitchen are open concept, we decided that it didn't make sense to update the kitchen without next working on the living space. Once the floors were down, we painted the entire house white and flip-flopped our living room layout. Since we live in South Florida, and are lucky to have lots of natural sunlight all time time, we decided to keep things light and bright with some soft accent colors. The house is still a work in progress, but we're really happy with how this project turned out! Are you interested in sharing a decorating or renovating project with the Apartment Therapy readers? Contact the editors through our Makeover Project Submission Form.
NAME: MeganLOCATION: Woodstock, New York COLOR INSPIRATION: Nature and the contrast of pop art. GO TO MEGAN'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!
A way of breathing new life into them a taller order. The introduction of fine 18thC French textiles seemed an interesting bet. These fabrics, placed behind and through the glass, combine to create a subtle balance between mirror, light and reflection. So the story goes with London-based Textile Mirrors, something we discovered in Vogue Living magazine. Prices range from 250-2000 GBP; visit Textile Mirrors online.
Following the fully integrated design style of the Yamaha YSP and Phillips Ambisound systems, the Marantz houses the drivers and amp all in one unit. No bulky separate amplifier to deal with, which is especially useful when you are trying to maintain a minimal aesthetic. The advantage of the Marantz over the other two virtual surround systems? Number of inputs. With 2 HDMI and 3 digital optical inputs you should have no trouble accomodating your gear.
We like to wait until the middle of winter, when our muscles ache from the cold, and splurge on our annual spa treatment. We always leave with a relaxed back and new ideas for the home. There's just something about those calming scents, mixed with clean tile and candlelight. We really love the look of the Peninsula's Relaxation Room. The drapes, the sheets, the tiled fireplace...such a peaceful vibe. White Egyptian cotton sheets Scented candles Long drapes that pool at the floor Clean tile in the bathroom Ambient lighting.
The Alpha Chair is beautiful in a very sculptural way. Designed by Bannavis Andrew Sribyatta for PIE, the Alpha Chair is hand-crafted from bamboo. Its smooth curves blend art and contemporary minimalism with an Asian influence. The Alpha Chair is available at Vivavi for $700..
My friend was indoctrinated into a High Modernist paradigm, in which all surfaces and materials were meant to have integrity and remain of a piece with the structures they refer to. Something like wallpaper was antithetical to this belief because it covers a surface but doesn't reveal it. My counterpoint has always been this: what about narrative? What about whimsy, sensuality and character?.... My friend acknowledges that his Modernist philosophy allows no room for 'Theatre,' but sometimes I like being entertained. So let's take a poll: do you like doilies, curlicues and wallpaper, or are you a white-box modernist? And if I must be held to the purposes of this column, this whole argument resurfaced because I mentioned that I like the base color of this wallpaper. Special thanks once again to Benjamin Marcus for his endlessly quotable assistance. Mark Chamberlain, interior and decorative painter.