COLOR PALETTE: The Green Machine! - green with accents of red. If you love color and are thinking about adding new hues to your home, help is here. Whether you enter or simply find fantastic rooms to choose as favorites - join us!
Amy Carson's Bitters Co. Coffee Table is simple and elegant, modern yet rustic. It's one of those pieces that could work in so many different places in your home. Made of reclaimed Douglas fir and steel, it's $480 at Seattle's Bitters Co..
Usually we see these vanities made over in feminine whites, not in a deco-inspired black and robin's egg blue motif. This 1930s waterfall style vanity has been refinished in a glossy black and retains its original hardware. The inside of the cabinets are painted a Tiffany's blue. While the artwork isn't included, the stool and vinyl bowl are freebies. Priced at $500. Want more? Look after the jump!
The idea of a stark children's room is rather calming. It feels clean and fresh like a snowy winter morning and pure like the laugh of your little one. Sometimes these sparse rooms can just feel, well - sparse. This modern home is found in Isreal and is a beautiful mix of white walls and concrete floors and fixtures. Without pinups of artwork on the fridge or primary color toys littering the living room, would a space like this be refreshing or feel regretful? Although children will play with anything and accept their surroundings no matter what they are, do you feel this space would deprive them of anything, or just teach them great cleaning and minimalist habits? Now as an adult I strive for a space of this nature, one where everything has its place and is tucked out of view and I can just enjoy existing, but do I love the warm, comforting memories of my cluttered youth. Feel free to share your thoughts on this space and others like it in the comments below.
Retro Office wrote to say that the store will give Apartment Therapy readers a 15% discount when they mention they saw this post! In a world of funkified retro steel case office furniture, Retro Office, Inc. might be the store to beat. The selection is huge, with a 15000 Sq.foot warehouse to hunt down your perfect piece. The color choices and finish styles are plentiful, and they have the credenzas that we love so much! Starting at around $1300, these beauties are stripped, sanded and clear-coated with 5 coats to ensure 'Maximum protection.' Also in stock are tanker desks, chairs and a great vintage lamp. All in all a great addition to the steel furniture stores that are the go-to for so many Hollywood writer-types.
Take every single book, each piece of furniture, every article of clothing, and all the toys an eight year old owns and move them from the bedrooms of your apartment and stack it in your living area. Work, eat and sleep in the middle of everything for a week while you paint the two rooms and then have new floors installed. We replaced our old carpet in the bedrooms with Mannington Commercial hard flooring from Home Carpet One in Midnight and Cayenne. We are happy with the results - it feels clean, modern and the furniture just seems to float on the color fields below. The transition from the hardwood we have in the rest of the apartment to the bedrooms works too - the nice clean edges of the hard floors next to the warm wood tone looks good. We painted the walls high gloss super white in both rooms to bounce the natural light around and balance the intensity of the color on the floors. Mike, the installer from Home Carpet One did an amazing job.
Juliana's Toronto loft is flooded with light from the floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing one to appreciate the subtle textures and hues with which she has filled her home. If you are not as blessed, window-wise, you can still achieve a similarly sophisticated look by shopping her style!
When apartment dwellers on a budget think about installing a kitchen, they usually head to IKEA. But French site CoteMaison. Fr features other inexpensive kitchen suppliers in France, including a few options for the space-challenged, like this Dolcéa 'Cuisine d'aujourd'hui' from Castorama starting at 499 euros with an integrated dining table. This red kitchen for a 'Teeny-tiny space' can be installed in the corner of a studio or an entry and starts at 970 euros from Lapeyre. For more cost-conscious kitchen ideas from Cotemaison. Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France.
Name: Nadia Location: Tarrytown, NY Division: Light Inspiration for my palette: I wanted a neutral-gender color scheme for my son's nursery. We already had all the white furniture and I love grey. I wanted the room to be a happy and bright space so I was between green, orange and yellow as accent colors. After creating three mood boards and seeing everything together, and with some help from family and friends, we decided on the yellow-grey-white color scheme. Once we started putting the room together I added some brown accents.
Designed by Eastvold Custom, the solid walnut console features passages throughout all the shelves and partitions along with the bottom and back of the piece to route cables and wired. The cabinet's legs give this contemporary piece a mid-century flavor without the collector's price tag. The cabinet sells for $1833, which isn't cheap, but is pretty reasonable for a handmade piece as beautiful as this one. Two more photos and where to buy after the break.... You can check out Eastvold Custom's other products on Etsy.
Most mornings we go through the same routine: we step on our digital scale, grab something heavy and step on again, then weigh ourselves a third time. The reason? The scale gives a different reading before and after we hold the heavy thing. We've learned not to trust it, and have begun to feel nostalgic for a good old fashioned analog scale. Circular dial gives a more visceral sense of relative weight gain or loss. Four little colored tabs fit around the face to mark weight goals and milestones. Since the relative accuracy of an analog scale's spring mechanism trumps the body fat readouts and tenth of a pound increments of our digital scale, we'll be picking one of these up soon.
After Sarah's link to the new blog Stair Porn yesterday, we had to share our own photos from a recent tour of Venice which included a jaunt past Scala Contarini del Bovolo - a six-story exterior spiral staircase built at the end of the 15th century.... The Venetian word bovolo translates to snail. There are pictures all over the web of this famous staircase.