After traveling around the world with hubby and two small kids and living in Ireland and England we moved back to my hometown into this cute little 1920s art deco home. I worked as a florist overseas and fell in love with green foliage against a green backdrop, hence my green house color. My home is tucked below the road slightly and it feels like an oasis protected from the street! Favorites....My black lounge with family heirloom black chesterfield sofa and white china swans from Iconic New Zealand brand, Crown Lynn. This home with all its black and white and green is just me! People come in and say how absolutely this house fits me. I'm always moving things around, changing things and fluffing my nest! It's not unusual for my husband to come home from work and find I've changed the bedroom around and he can't find the bed in the dark! It is my nest, a building I love and the home I have made for my family. My 86 years young Mum is about to move in too - all my favorite things, belongings, and especially people in a little green house! Interested in sharing your home with Apartment Therapy? Contact the editors through our House Tour & House Call Submission Form.
After creating this roundup of beautiful bedrooms with wallpaper, I was inspired to search for wallpapers that would be especially suited to the bedroom. The requirements: beautiful patterns with a little bit of movement that add atmosphere without being overwhelming. Wish upon a star wallpaper, $198 from Anthropologie. For those with a bit of a sense of humor - Vigilant Floral wallpaper from Flavor Paper, starting at $300 a roll. Lines wallpaper in dark blue, €64.80/roll from Ferm Living. L'eckwa wallpaper in celadon, $275/roll from Eskayel. Diamante wallpaper in gold, $140/roll from Hygge & West.
Ch-ch-ch-changes! There really isn't any better way to show how this cupboard changes than via this little video. Utilizing louvered strips, like a moving billboard, the facade of this cupoard has different graphics so 'The expression of its surface changes.' Designed by Front for the Milan 07 design show.
The diminutive proportions and clever designs of these 14 desks makes them perfect for small spaces. It's 47 inches wide and only 11 inches deep, but perfect for a laptop. It's only 31 inches wide and 28 inches deep, and the fact that it's wall-mounted opens up space for other things underneath and gives it a pleasing visual lightness. At 48' wide and 20' deep, it's not quite as small as some of our other picks, but the shelves mean that you can store things above your desk, even if you're not able to mount shelves to the wall. For a smaller desk option with shelves above, there's the Stairway white 72.5' desk, $349 from CB2. It's only 30 inches wide, and 20 inches deep. The slim little Farringdon laptop desk is $299 from The Container Store. Standing desks, allegedly, are better for your health, and there's the additional benefit of not needing to make space for a chair. Knotten standing desk, $149 from IKEA. Arguably the most attractive of the wall-mounted options is this Mid-century office shelving from West Elm. The desk is only 24 inches wide, and a mere 8 inches deep when folded. The Besta Burs desk is almost four feet wide but a mere 16 inches deep, making it a great option for placing in a narrow spot or behind a sofa. 199 from IKEA. The Parsons mini desk is $299 from West Elm.
It's probably just us, but we might get a little freaked out by a bathroom with two large windows in it, for privacy reasons. The upside is a spot to get ready for the day where natural light streams in. Part of why this works is that the residents have been unafraid to place the little storage tower in front of a window, resting a plant on top. The shower curtain overlaps the window, which we bet makes an invigorating light-box effect. Image: Flickr user catchesthelight under license by Creative Commons.
Black and white and gold is a striking color combination, and nowhere is that more true than in the bathroom. Gold fixtures in the bathroom is a look we're seeing more and more of, and paired with a black and white color scheme, they add a pleasing bit of drama to a humble space. Above: A black ceiling, black door, and encaustic tile floor add delicious drama to a bathroom spotted on Desire to Inspire. We love the look of a traditional bathroom, and in this one, a black tub adds just the right amount of gravitas. A black bathroom with white and gold accents from Godrich Interiors. Here's a stylish bathroom transformation from Curbly with that same cement tile. A traditionally styled bathroom with a black wainscot from Design Sponge. White hex tile, gold fixtures, and black accents come together beautifully in a bathroom spotted on Dustjacket Attic.
Eloise has a passion for color - bold, bright colors to be exact.... Her kitchen is a testament to her color craze from the lime green walls down to the tangerine and cobalt stools at the counter. Even her dog dishes are delicious shades of this color combo. A lemon yellow accent wall adds some warmth to the overall modern feel.
Quote of the Week from Jess:'Not to be too therapy-ish, but one deep treatment revelation i've had is the extent to which our apartment has developed more as a product of necessity than design. not a lot of reflection has gone into our space - we've just gone through choosing things that seemed appealing and useful at the time, without a discernible theme in sight. which come to think of it is kinda like my career path.' We actually got into the thick of it last week, but this week we get some good traction under our rear wheels and head into the home stretch. This week is lighter in one respect, but it shifts the emphasis to taking care of yourself. It is easier to get busy than to relax or slow down, but that is exactly what you must do this week. It is to bite off just enough that you impact your home, develop some new habits and ENJOY your home. This week take a good long look at what you can accomplish in the next four weeks and take out whatever will keep you from a good, safe landing. Good forum for planning your kitchen at Livemodern Marva and Brian continue to struggle with their Landing Strip! Lisa's blogging her Cure here and keeping on going, even though she was in Finals week! Amber's Pics.
One of our favorite tours from the past year, Alan's Andersonville Loft, features a very dramatic dining room. A mix of high and low, vintage and new...IKEA table surrounded by vintage original Arne Jacobsen Series 7 and Emeco aluminum chairs. Nice definition of space for the dining area in an open loft by the back wall of the kitchen and raised platform flooring. The feeling of a stage set is enhanced by the step up - making dinner parties that much more dramatic. The personal touch of original artworkLow profile white shelving provides an additional serving surface plus storage. Memorable pieces such as the Deer wall sculpture and the Gold Pig centerpieceLarge scale natural arrangement of dried foliage in a rustic wooden vessel. Super unique religious wall pieces from a closed church on the Southside. Check out Alan's entire loft in his house tour.
When I got back to Baltimore after a long holiday visit with family, my bedroom greeted me with its disarray. I am only good about putting clean laundry away if I do it when the clothes are fresh out of the dryer; otherwise, they sit in the basket in my bedroom. My husband, who does his own laundry, completely avoids putting his clean clothes away entirely. As organization took a total back seat to the holidays this year, the clothes just never made it from the laundry basket to the dresser or closet-although some did make it to the floor. While of course there's another end to this organization game, in 2014 I want to be more on top of getting things from dryer to drawers. For my bedroom's sake, I'm committing to taking ten minutes whenever a laundry load finishes to put that stuff away-right away.