Most famous for their Tizio lamp, that you have seen everwhere, I have bought a countless number of my favorite, the Tolomeo, for clients, friends and myself. If you are looking for stylish, functional, modern lighting with an Italian flair, Artemide is your first stop. You can see their full line at their shop on Greene Street or at their website - everything from the Tolomeo collection, to the Orbs, to the classic standing lamp, The Melampo. Problems? Artemide lighting at full retail is expensive, and their best work is architectural and cool. You won't find warm, fuzzy or even organic lighting here. For best prices, go to Lighting by Gregory, who always sell wholesale, next go the Artemide themselves, and finally you can find many of their lamps at higher prices at Design Within Reach.
Since spotting this dining nook over at Desire to Inspire, I haven't been able to stop looking. Of course we love all of the elements that make up the space - the striped built-in banquette, the pedestal table, the enviable terrace. Despite the fact that this is a dining area for a family with a child, it still feels romantic. It's a perfectly functional space for snack time or arts and crafts but once you clean up the Cheerios and the crayons, you're left with a charming and romantic dining area for the adults.
You've no doubt seen rooms employ a 'Pop of color' to add interest to a neutral space. There's an endless rainbow of hues that can do the same for you at home, but if you happen to be buying in to 2016's on-trend moody, dark rooms, there's also another unexpected color pop option on the proverbial table: White. We could go on all day debating whether white is actually a 'Color,' but the truth remains the same: When the rest of a room is cloaked in inky and dramatic shades, layering in a few bright white accessories is a cool way to add intrigue and highlight your furniture, art, accessories and architecture.
Q: After weeks of indecision, my husband and I fell in love with this beautiful mosaic tile for our master bathroom floor and pulled the trigger... maybe a little too quickly. It doesn't work with our original, neutral design and now we're having trouble choosing all the other finishes/fixtures/furniture for the room. While this tile is graphic and pretty fancy, the rest of our home is casual/relaxed with a Scandinavian, mid century bungalow vibe. Any ideas on how to tone this tile down and help it fit in with the rest of our home? Color, vanity, finish, and shower tile suggestions are much appreciated! I've included photos of our current bath to give an idea of the size of the space, but we're tearing it down to the studs so it's a blank slate! Editor: Leave your suggestions for Jenny in the comments - thanks! Have a question for our community? Send us yours with a photo or two attached.
Maxine Snider is a Chicago designer whose work straddles the traditional/modern categories. Her collection includes fifty pieces and many of them could work in a bedroom, dining room, living room, or just about anywhere. In Chicago, Maxine Snider's work is available through the Holly Hunt showroom at the Merchandise Mart.
We love this tiny kitchen counter in the center of S & S's Arlington bungalow. It's the perfect size space for opening mail, eating a bowl of cereal or taking a short break from work to catch a little daytime TV. The roundabout layout of the house also makes this the ideal vantage point to keep tabs on almost every other room in the house.... The large, graphic art makes this small island feel much more substantial and the simple metal wall organizer keeps clutter off the counter. It's also great to see those old school mini TVs get some love. Check out the full house tour of S & S's Live/Work Bungalow here.
When we first spotted this adorable piece, we thought it was a table covered with a lacy table cloth. We were surprised to find that it was actually a side table with elaborate cut outs in it. 'This great hardwood construction cubic side table, $199, by Brocade Home and measures 16' all around. The butterfly pattern runs across the entire cube and is a lovely addition to any room. If white isn't quite your thing, the table is also available in coffee.
AT reader Danny sent us a link to these great images from Architectural Digest, including the above Chicago house designed by Richard Himmel in the late 1960s. Above: A Chicago house designed by Richard Himmel in the late 1960s features polyurethane floors and furnishings in Plexiglas, vinyl and chrome. Lee F. Mindel, of Shelton, Mindel & Associates, collaborated with architect Reed Morrison on the design of his own retreat in the Hamptons. In his Palm Springs house, built by John Lautner in 1968, interior designer Arthur Elrod arranged the ribbon chairs, covered in stretch fabric, and curved sofas-all of which he designed-to maximize views. Shelton, Mindel & Associates restored and renovated a family's Central Park West apartment, turning two units into a unified 8,000-square-foot whole-half of which is designed to host philanthropic events. Shelton, Mindel & Associates' Lee F. Mindel added a two-story poolhouse to his Hamptons property. Above: The horses can enter the open area of the yard through two rectangular openings in a wall that Barragan, a horse lover himself, designed to the scale of a horse's body.
In Ravenswood, a Room and Board queen bedframe for $500. The one for sale is a warmer toned wood, click through for an additonal photo. The seller says it retails for $1199 and that assembly is easy. 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.Orange upholstered vintage chairs for $50Crate and Barrel Vendome nightstands and dressers for various prices Vintage dining chairs for $45.Vintage green sofa for $175.Vintage solid oak server for $135.King size leather bed for $800 Calligaris Gin stools for $50 each. Custom made fireplace for $300.Thanks, Craig!
Now this is a small space home office at its best! Jordan of Oh Happy Day wanted a dedicated work area that could disappear in an instant, hide their 'Unsightly behemoth printer' and also just look nice when closed up after hours. One used IKEA armoire for $100 and a can of paint.... 'Paul and I both spend a lot of time at the computer and it is so nice to be able to close it up when we entertain or when we want to prevent grubby two-year-old hands from getting into all our stuff.' Seems like Jordan has a small camera collection that deserves their own display area. Some ideas to borrow from this corner home office is her use of vertical space, applying corkboard on the inside of the door and purchasing matching magazine holders for a consistent and cohesive look when her armoire office is 'Open for business'.
When you hear people tell stories about going to the bathroom in the jungle you picture the worst of circumstances. This jungle bathroom, on the other hand, looks like the lap of luxury. Over at One Project Closer, we ran across a snapshot of Fred and Kim's recent trip to Guatemala where they saw this amazing outdoor bathroom. It's packed with plants, the sink is supported by large pillars of stone, and to be quite honest, we'd totally make a move to a more tropical climate if this could be our space. It's found on the Valhalla Farms, an all-natural macadamia nut plantation that promotes reforestation and the training of indigenous people to farm using sustainable methods. Do you have an outdoor bathroom or shower? Do you love it or hate it?