This white, modern, chunky coffee table is pretty darn cool and seems to be a very versatile based on the current owner's digs. 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..
Aniko's living room certainly wasn't awful, but it didn't feel like her. From Aniko: Our poor little family room went through multiple stages since we've lived in the house. I tried decorating it many different ways, but we haven't done any major projects in the room. It's a fairly small room and when we moved in years ago, we purchased a huge media center that just made it almost impossible to decorate the room the way I wanted. So I decided to take the plunge and redo our family room. The beautiful white built-ins and the white fireplace alone transformed this room to be a whole new airy space. I added lots textures, layers and of course, pop of colors to create a cozy, eclectic room.
Kateri is looking for some suggestions: Right out of college, I had the very expensive urge to purchase my very first sofa. The sofa in my head was white, and I knew I wouldn't be happy with anything else, so I got the Hampton Sofa from Ethan Allen, custom upholstered in a bright, crisp white. It is gorgeous, and supremely comfortable, and has weathered surprisingly well. Until recently, when my boyfriend and I broke up, and I got another expensive urge. This time, to buy a dog.... So, two years after purchasing such a beautiful piece, I find myself looking to reupholster it, in preferably a darker and more pet friendly fabric. I can't afford to have it done professionally, and am pretty crafty myself, but am having a hard time finding affordable, and not atrocious, fabric. Any suggestions? Not just on the fabric, but tips for attempting this myself? The Hampton Sofa from Ethan Allen that Kateri owns is shown above. Please add your upholstery fabric suggestions and tips for the DIY with Kateri in the comments below...thanks!
You know what? Treating yourself on a regular basis is the best way to keep your spirits flying high all year. Here are our picks for the best ways to revel in luxury in every room of the house. Indulge in good sheets! The kind of sheets that you love diving into, sleeping in all night and hate having to crawl out of! Good sheets don't just have to be for luxury hotels; you can find affordable sets for use everyday. Add to the enjoyment of using this room by filling it with a few just-for-you treats that would be something you really love, like a great candle with a scent you can't get enough of, a tea kettle and tea cup set you love serving yourself with, or perhaps a stylish little boombox to play your favorite tunes out of. Then make sure you use them! And not just every now and then, try almost every day. Get yourself some great seats! You always forget how uncomfortable some dining room chairs can be after you've sat in them for awhile. Turn your bathroom into a more spa-like space for a room that will be a luxury to indulge in. Make an intentional display for your favorite consumable treats so that when you do indulge, you're celebrating it, not sneaking it out of a package hidden in the back of your pantry! Having it on display might seem like a way to sabotage your diet, but we think it's the opposite. By giving yourself permission to treat yourself every now and then you're taking away the 'Can't have it, must have it!' aura. So pull out the throw pillows, the throw blankets the candles and then bring a few of those edible treats out there, too! How are you indulging yourself this year? Where will you be adding luxury to your home in 2015?
The kitchen had a contemporary feel for 1989, but for 2013 the owner was hoping for a softer, more family friendly feel. The stainless steel Sub-Zero fridge was only a couple of years old and fit in with the new style planned for the renovation, so the homeowners decided to keep it. The art piece of giant utensils and the cow head have become a defining pieces for this family's kitchen, and hold sentimental value for the space. The original granite countertops were innovative for 1989, but the edges of the countertop were coming unglued. The old countertops were replaced by honed Carrara marble countertops with a beveled Carrara marble subway tile backsplash. While you might be tapped out financially after fitting a new kitchen, something that is a really nice addition is new tableware to complement the kitchen style. For this kitchen, the owner invested in Juliska Pewter Stoneware.
With all the wooden items going around, it was just a matter of time before someone made a USB flash drive out of wood. The USB flash drive comes in a 1GB capacity and is available in Japan for about $62. It's made by Marubeni Infotech.
Perusing other design blogs, we saw Holly at decor8's post about 2modern. What caught our eye was the pointer to Steelogic products. Sleek, simple, minimalist, functional - oh, and have we mentioned it's green? 85% of all steel used in Steelogic products is produced from scrap.
This is one of the simplest ideas we've seen in a while: a bedroom vanity made from a wooden table, antique mirror, and mismatched chair. Although the components are plain, the proportions and details are unexpected.... The similar lengths of the mirror and table create a sense of weight and heft. The wire chair balances the solidity of the wood, and the patterned pillows soften the arrangement. We also love the stacks of striped cushions on the nearby chest. Other good ideas from this bedroom include a headboard created from hanging Kuba cloths and a runner used to accent the foot of the bed. For more photos from this home, visit Light Locations.
Name: ImmaterialGirlLocation: Pittsburgh, PA. Picture Description: Found on Flickr: not traditionally romantic, but inviting and cozy with a relaxing color palette. A bedroom with a television can't truly be romantic - it's too distracting. A romantic bedroom needn't be frilly, but should be comfortable above all else.
We recently scrapped our plans for a custom built home office in the den. We couldn't sacrifice the valuable square footage on something that would inevitably become littered with junk and remain mostly unused.... Our current home office consists of a laptop; we sometimes keep a pen and notebook handy and we have a printer hidden away for the few times that we need it. The laptop lives anywhere and our wireless connection takes care of the rest. Lately, the most permanent location for the 'Office' has been the extra wide armrest of the living room sofa, within sight of the television, kitchen and, given its size, the rest of the apartment. Is there a need for a dedicated office space in the home given the way we work these days? Bills are paid online and files are scanned and saved on the computer alleviating the need for much storage, and most of our work is done electronically anyway. If we had ample space, we'd love to have a nice, big workspace - there are some fine looking desks out there. For now, we're quite happy drifting from electrical outlet to outlet, working from the comfort of the sofa.