Inspiration Album



Hello AT,. I have a tap water purifer for my kitchen sink, and a shower head filter for my shower. Do you know of anything similar for the bathroom sink? i have a feeling the unclean water is what's causing my face to break out. We wonder how much people worry about their water in this town. Aside from filtering it to drink, we generally think it's pretty darn good. Tap mounted water filters are made to fit on to almost any faucet, including bathroom faucets. We believe that each tap mount even comes with special fittings to make sure that they suit multiple types of faucets. The real problem is that they are BIG. We have found listings for a few mini-tap filters - or travel filters, which we include below. The range is not great here and sink top models may be your best bet.

Wooden kitchen cabinets



San Francisco reader Rhiannon recently sent in some photos of her city apartment, and while we're inspired by a lot of her choices, we're especially impressed with how she's made the best of the wall-to-wall carpeting so many renters have to deal with. Wall-to-wall is a necessary evil in many rentals, as it helps to reduce noise and can be a cheaper solution for landlords than maintaining hardwood floors. Rhiannon has made a few wise and wonderful choices that really go a long way towards making that potentially drab carpet work.... Part of the problem with a lot of rental wall-to-wall carpet is the drab light it casts. Landlords choose neutral taupes and grays because they hide stains, but they also can look murky. Rhiannon's bright accents-the blue pouf, the quilt, the blanket draped over a chair, and even the fresh flowers-provide pops of color to brighten up the room. Rhiannon's dramatic artwork draws the eye up from the floor, distracting from the carpet and any little stains and flaws that might be left over from previous renters. Layering area rugs over the carpet is perhaps the most efficient way to reduce the effect of unappealing wall-to-wall. The black and white pattern here is a great contrast with Rhiannon's blues, and its bold statement makes the blah carpet almost disappear.

Kitchen with white cabinets

When we were young, we would pore over every issue of our mother's subscription to Metropolitan Home. While we loved closely examining each page, our main fascination was always the countless living rooms featured and, in particular, the coffee tables. What was placed on top of them seemed as important as the table itself. Were they covered in books? Did candles or candy trays sit on top? The possibilities were endless. In our continued coffee table top fascination, we ask.....

Contemporary large kitchen

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..

Small kitchen

I'll admit it's been a spotty week, but today, I'm going to make up for it. I got handy last weekend and hung our new mirror, completing the dining room, right above the table up top. It really transforms the room and I have a few tips for how to use mirrors like this along with proper hanging.... Stay on the pulse with a double shot: blog + email. Click below for past emails.... AT EMAIL ARCHIVE. to full AT Email archive.


As many of you know, living in a studio in an expensive city requires ingenuity. We were delighted to learn that one of our clients, Paul Irish, employed the 'Use what you have' principle so creatively. While waiting for his permanent desktop solution, he transformed his unused coffee table into his temporary desktop. It didn't stop there.... When his desktop arrived, he shifted the coffee table into shelf service, installing the table upside down above a doorway to give him some much needed storage.

Kitchen with stainless steel appliance

Purple is a color that shows confidence, as it was once the color worn by Roman Emperors and continues to be the color most associated with royalty. The color purple is used to attract attention - here are some bold and beautiful pieces that will become the focus of any room simply for their hue. Arc en Ciel folding table in lilac, EMU. 6.

Kitchen with chalk board

Your fret over the high price of tile, but order more than enough because your tile guy doesn't want to cut it close and you end up with a big, heavy pile of brand new tile that has absolutely no value to you at all. Thank God there's AT Classifieds! Leslie, who LOVES capital letters, has 96sq ft of BRILLIANT BLUE GLASS MOSAIC TILE STILL IN BOXES. And the price is right. 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 Ligne Roset love seat sleeper sofa for $BO Ligne Roset sofa bed for $475. Modern black bar table w / 2 bar stools for $249. Mid Century Modern Shelving Units for $500. Vintage Modern Chairs for $85-$125. Modernica Desk for $1000. 4 cantilever chrome chairs for $80. New Guinea rosewood capiz chandelier for $BO 'Eames' Rocking Chair for $150. Thanks, Craig!

Kitchen black cabinets

With students heading back to college, it's time once again to begin thinking about ways to green your dorm room. Project Green Dorm, by Teens Turning Green, has put together a great collection of ideas from furnishing to decorating and even social activities. See some examples after the jump .... Project Green Dorm's goal is to inspire high school and college students to green their living spaces, lifestyles and school supplies. They offer a number of resources, educational guides, and visuals on where to get green 'Teen friendly' supplies, most notably 'Look books' for bedroom basics, electronics and cleaning projects. Available at their storefront in Marin County, California or via their website, the basic kit retails for $50 and is filled with goodies from Burt's Bee's, Dr. Bronner, Nature's Path and Forest Choice.



Modern kitchen

We attended a preview at Phillips de Pury & Company last night, which has these three chairs-all made with sustainable materials-up for auction. Jurgen Bey's Gardening Bench for Droog Design uses straw and resin. The Campana brothers Taquaral chair in bamboo and iron.

Large kitchen

GO TO GWYNETH'S ROOM TO ADD IT TO YOUR FAVORITES. Visit the entry page to view all five photos, make a comment, select the room as a favorite and share on Facebook and Twitter. The rooms with the greatest number of favorites at the end of the initial round go on to the finals. You can choose as many rooms as you like as favorites, so be sure to check back each day for all the new entries - the more favorites you find, the better! 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!

Kitchen with green cabinets benchtop and backsplash

Carol and Fred's modern home is living proof that green style can be sleek - we've combed through their resource lists for some good modern sources. As an architect/engineer couple, they've got the knowledge and background to make smart choices about what they buy, and their LEED Platinum home in Wisconsin has earned recognition as the 2010 'Future Landmark for Innovative New Design' from the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation. Fred and Carol used a ton of good green resources and building materials in the creation of their LEED platinum home, and they've shared a lot of their knowledge in their house tour on Re-Nest.


It picks up the radio waves with human contact! Check out a video of it in action after the jump! Designer Florian Kräutli embedded conductive threads into the design of the rug that utilize someone walking on top of it as an antenna for radio reception. This would be great fun to play with on your own, but we're guessing it might be a little offputting to others trying to use the same space, although we're totally curious as to what happens when your pets run through your room on it! Even if we don't necessitate one in our own home, we still think it's a fabulous design and execution!