Valentine's Day might have come and gone, but we've still got red on our brain. We think a touch of red is always welcome, especially in an accent table. We love a tiny table's usefulness - for holding a drink, a cup of tea, or our laptop - the way we prefer a tiny token of love. Some of these we've blogged before, but here's a list of our favorite red accent tables.... Capellini Org table by Fabio Novembre.
How great would this Danish wall unit look dividing a room? Especially with curiosities and bright colored vases on the shelves? Hot. Made of solid hardwood walnut and $400 from our own LA classifieds section! 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..
One thing we've always needed in our own bathroom is natural light. We know that it's considered a luxury in a city like San Francisco... but we just can't give it up. We also know that living in such cramped quarters sometimes means you sacrifice privacy with a bathroom window. A curtain, some Emma Jeffs adhesives... those are all great solutions. We fell in love when we saw this photo of a recently built San Francisco dwelling. It provides you with wonderful and beautiful natural light, but without the hassle of needing privacy.
Rather than hiring an architect to design a custom home, some owners are opting to purchase stock plans and paying an architect an hourly fee to customize the existing plan.... While savings is significant, we wonder how well-suited the various stock plans are for the wide variety of lots and environments. At the same time, we know that the majority of new homes are inexpensive and contribute largely to sprawl. We wouldn't turn down a craftsman bungalow from Sears Roebuck & Co. We suppose this is a positive trend, right?
Need a little more mirror to primp in front of before New Year's? CD in Williamsburg is selling a great floor standing mirror with a dark wood frame that doesn't take up too much room. Can't decide? CD also has one in natural maple as well. Could CD have a mirror fetish? Or is CD a store? Perhaps we'll find out tomorrow. 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 OAK HIGH CHEST for $150. Mahogany Mirror for $45. 42' ROUND BUTCHERBLOCK TABLE for $55. Oak Writing Desk for $500. painted cabinet for $300. Very Old Pine BIG Antique Dresser for $900. MUST SELL-Vintage Mies MR 20 Armchairs-Knoll/Cassina for $500. Queen Bed Frame for $175. dining table and chairs / dinette set for $150. Awesome Retro Couch Very Inexpensive! for $80. early 60's retro floor lamp for $40. Thanks, Craig!
Kitchen storage space is always at a premium, and this is especially true in small kitchens. Having a kitchen with a small footprint doesn't have to mean always struggling to fit things in. If you're remodeling, consider one of these 13 solutions that will help you get the most out of your small kitchen. Above, a great way to add extra serving, snacking or work space is with a fold out table that expands when you need it, and folds into the wall when you don't. Above: Get the most out of a narrow space with a pull-out cabinet, like this one from Home Depot. An appliance garage can help you save much-needed counter space, as seen on BHG. Spotted on Martha Stewart: a drawer with two layers of built-in silverware trays, so you can store your everyday stuff and your good silver in the same place. Image from BHG. This pull-out cutting board/trash can combo adds a little extra works space to a small kitchen, and makes sweeping scraps into the trash super easy. If you love the idea of bar stools but lack the floor space for them, these swing-out island-mounted stools from House Beautiful may be the perfect solution. Toe kick drawers, like these from Home Depot, take advantage of otherwise unused space, and are great for big, flat items like cookie sheets and muffin tins. A rolling work island that tucks under the counter when not in use is a great option for a small kitchen.
The classic digital clock taken to the next level as it gives a nod to both neon signs and minimal chic. What a great addition this would be to your nursery or bedroom. Designed by Vadim Kibardin, of Kibardindesign, this digital clock is made up of four OLEDs which can be mounted on any surface. During the day, the numbers appear black and at night they are white. This clock is not being manufactured for sale yet - but we'll keep our eyes open.
The Chicago Recycling Coalition has a comprehensive checklist for those looking to go green either in the office or at home. The list includes the basics as well as a few less obvious ideas, covering paper usage, office supplies and products, kitchen areas, recycling, transportation, energy and water efficiency, and air quality. Maintain accurate mailing lists and delete duplicates. Kitchen: Avoid disposable materials in the kitchen, and use washable items instead. Purchase organic, fair-trade coffee. Use videoconferencing when possible to avoid energy-consuming travel. Energy and Water Efficiency: Use low-flow aerators on sinks. Add plants and open windows regularly for ventilation. This edited list just gives you a glimpse of the CRC's many suggestions for going green at work.
Q: Overall, there is too much free space in our master bedroom. Currently, there's a standard 5-piece bedroom set. I am considering changing the layout by removing the dresser and adding a lounge area, defining zones with rugs and with panel curtains along the long wall with different colors on each side. Our master bedroom is approximately 15' x 21', with all doors opening into the room. We have 6 windows: 3 full height along the shorter wall, and 3 'skylights'. Both sets of windows are positioned symmetrically from the center of their respective wall. There are already full length curtain panels on the other window wall. You see the bedroom set chest between the french door and entry door, and a console table in the corner behind the chaise lounge. The bed shown is queen - we would like to keep this size. Does this flow/definition of rooms work? Would you recommend a different layout? Thank you! Editor: Leave your suggestions for Olga in the comments - thanks!