Hardwood floors in the bathroom?! Can this be? We know that it's possible but should we be so bold as to tempt the water gods with this choice of flooring? Jump down to see why this AT junkie and bathroom renovator says YES! Jellyknits decided to go for the plank treatment because she wanted the floor from the outside hallway into the bathroom to be seamless. This bath is on the main floor so the shower is typically only used for overnight guests. Two rows of subway tile have been brought down onto the floor to give the occasional bather six inches of splash insurance. As for the thought of plumbing back-ups, we assume she's knocking on - ha! - the floor. What are your thoughts on bathroom flooring: tile, hardwood, carpet?
Awhile back, we got a question from AT reader Mike who had recently stayed at the Custom Hotel near LAX. He loved the bedside lamps that they had, and we just stumbled on the source over at Bromhead Design: The Bestlite wall light designed by Robert Dudley Best. These industrial-looking sconces come in three different colors; and are available at Bromhead Design.
Let us for a moment throw the practical and pragmatic out the window and indulge in a little bit of fantasy home daydreaming, allowing ourselves to consider the details of a dream home filled with the latest technologies. The Kohler Numi, a luxury toilet features a motion-activated cover and seat, self cleaning bidet, integrated air dryer, heated seat, foot warmer, and Bluetooth connectivity. BedroomThe bedroom, a sanctuary for peace, calm, and rest. What's this? A television set in the bedroom? For those who must, here's a luxurious and aesthetics solution which doesn't take over the bedroom. Comprised of an automated TV lift which controls the display at the touch of a button, the Nexus 21 offers multiple variations, from pop-up lifts that hide the television set in furniture, to drop down setups that store the television in the ceiling. With the TV tucked out of the way, the bedroom can at least give the appearances of being distraction and screen-free. So now instead of staring at what's in the fridge, we might just be staring at what's on the fridge. 'Home OfficeIt can be too easy to get distracted while working from home, when a couch and television are mere feet away. But when imagining working from the Emperor 200, chances are I'd have no desire to ever leave. Looking like something straight out of a sci-fi film, this luxe workstation costs a whopping $50,000 for an assemblage of premium features: touch screen control center, an air filtering system, light therapy, electric powered leather seat, surround sound system, and three 27' LED screens. Living RoomWhat does nearly $40,000 get you? The Samsung S9 ultra-HD display, available at a near projection-screen 85' diagonal size. This is the opposite of the Nexus 21 above: the S9 is for people who want to make their television the center and focal point of their room. At this size, there's no way you could ignore a 4K screen this large and clear.
I removed the room's door, which I never closed anyway. Talk about a great space saver! Without the door swinging into the room, I could use the entire wall. After painting the rest of the room an energizing bright white, I treated this wall with chalkboard paint, which both minimizes the visual presence of the crate and shelving brackets and gives me a surface for writing notes. My office eventually will double as a sleeping space for visiting nieces and nephews, so the chalkboard wall will be fun for them too. My desk, which I pushed out of the way for the 'After' photo, is now in the center of the room, directly beneath the light. The barre is behind the desk, where the crate used to be, and I now have plenty of room for my daily stretching. The other side of the room is still in progress, but I promise to show a Before & After of the entire office when I'm done.
Q: My wife and I disagree on our current living room layout. We have a large, roughly 18' x 18', living room with 14' ceilings and three windows, two of which have views of the Brooklyn Bridge. The pics show the current orientation of the furniture, facing north to take advantage of the view. I prefer this orientation, but the layout is a lot smaller that way. My wife wants to place the TV between those windows and orient the living room that way, which will maximize the space. You lose the view of the Brooklyn Bridge that way. Add to this the fact that my wife prefers symmetry, requires the TV to be centered with the sofa, and doesn't want to buy or build anything new just yet. Editor: Leave your suggestions for Ming in the comments - thanks!
Designing a shared bedroom stumps many parents - do you go for a cohesive share-and-share-alike look or try to give each child their own bit of space to express their personality? While the size of the room may dictate which approach you take, here are some visual tips from shared kids rooms to get you started. TIPS FOR CREATING A COHESIVE LOOK. Using the same bedding for both the crib and toddler bed in this room ties them together. This shared room is so small that dividing it up wasn't a viable option. Even though there is a three year age difference between the two sisters who share this room, their belongings are integrated, they have side-by-side desk space and vintage patterns are used throughout to create a warm, unified room. These two brothers have always shared a room, and quite happily, but now that they are older their parents wanted to give them each a little privacy in their shared room. Using a physical gate to divide up a room might seem extreme, but it could be a smart, temporary solution for roomies with a significant age gap. In this case, it's used for a room shared by a mother and daughter. A curtain room divider makes perfect sense because it's impermanent and flexible. Do you have design tips for shared rooms to share? Sound off in the comments!
Not even the dodgy electrics, lack of central heating and pre-1970s decor could put us off - some hard work was a fair pay off for the welcome that we felt from the house, plus its stunning view. After getting the keys, we spent ten months renovating the house from top to bottom - there's not a surface that we didn't touch nor a wall that we're not intimately acquainted with! The house is a three bedroom 1930s mid terrace in Brislington, a suburb in the south of Bristol. The house hadn't been touched in years, so there was a lot of work to do. We mostly kept the original layout, but one big structural alteration was knocking through the kitchen and dining room to make one big room that spans the back of the house. This involved knocking down the existing coal house, designing the balcony, getting planning consent for it, and then actually finding a company who could construct it for us - the latter was probably the hardest part of the process! It was all worth it though and the balcony space is a wonderful addition to the house, particularly in summer. My favourite part of the house is the kitchen diner - I love having a sociable space where we can be cooking and talking to guests at the same time. My husband would agree with this, but he'd also add the wood burner - a long-held dream that was finally realized in this house! Interested in sharing your home with Apartment Therapy? Contact the editors through our House Tour & House Call Submission Form.
We were so excited to open our inbox today and find this little peek into a Nob Hill penthouse from SF-based interior designer Steven Miller. See more photos of the project after the jump.... Steven's objective for this small one-bedroom condo was to edit down the owners' collection of objects and furniture and add a few key pieces and decorative embellishments in order to create a more cohesive space. The result is this little jewel box of a home that showcases the couple's treasures while maintaining a composed, chic look. See more of Steven Miller's work at his website.
The casual look combines the sleek style we expect in contemporary kitchens with the natural warmth of wood-just another reason we're adding 'Kitchen renovation' to our home wish lists. The Danish company Dinesen, makers of beautiful plank wood flooring, decided to use the natural material throughout the entire room, covering both the walls and cabinets. I'm now convinced that textured wood below, glass cabinets above, and marble in the middle is the recipe for a flawless kitchen. If you're a fan of butcher block counter, this kitchen shows us you don't have to stop there-extend the look to the cabinets, as well. Matching wooden cabinets and window frames pull the room together, while clean white subway tiles keep the look fresh. In this New Zealand home by MRTN Architects featured on Design Milk, pale wood cabinets join forces with black hardware for a striking study in contrasts. In this deVOL kitchen, natural slated cabinet fronts sit beside those with a dark wood stain. While your first instinct may be to balance wooden cabinets with crisp white walls, critics of the all-white kitchen will be pleased to see how beautifully jewel-tones complement reclaimed wood cabinets and shelves in Swoon Edition's showroom, above.
This question has popped up four times in the past two days, and we still haven't figured out a foolproof solution. So we're asking you, dear readers, to help us out: What kind of window treatment could you use for a bay window? We're thinking maybe breezy panels to add a punch of color, but we're afraid of the movie theater look.
How green is your bathroom? Did you slap in some CFL lightbulbs, pat yourself on the back and say 'Done!'? There's more to do to make your bathroom a healthier place for your family and the environment. This two and a half minute video will get you started.