The brand-new store in Fremont makes custom couches out of eco-friendly materials with the smallest mark-up possible, cutting overhead costs by sharing space with Orange Spot gallery. Owner Ameer Radwan is motivated by a personal disgust with overcharging, a near-religious zeal for a good deal, and ambition to be known as the place to go in Seattle for a couch. The contact page on his website includes a personal 'Batphone' number, with this to say, 'If it's midnight and you simply MUST see couches because you're watching HGTV and you're inspired to change your whole decor - call the batphone. I'll probably want to talk about couches at midnight too. I'm not kidding. Repeat: I'm not kidding.' Think folks take him up on it? Each couch starts with an FSC-certified wood frame and water-based adhesives that give off no volatile organic compounds. The choice of style, fabric and filling is all yours, and Radwan is there to guide you and point out which material choices are recycled or organic. You'd think this service would come at a higher cost, but Couch's website lists example after example of earth-friendly, custom copies of big-box couches for less than the original - most under $1500. Couch doesn't just do couches, but chairs and upholstered beds as well. More surprisingly Couch offers custom framing through his partnership with Orange Splot.
When your child needs a designated study area where they can keep their books and supplies, why not hook them up with a lovely modern desk? We spied Sophia's study desk on Flickr and loved the simplicity and order of her space - while still being stylish. Alana, tells us, 'We bought it from the estate of our house's previous owner. She had a nice collection of vintage Danish modern pieces all throughout the house. I don't see any manufacturer info anywhere on it.' We love unexpected finds, and Alana certainly scored with this one. A laptop, abacus, singing bird toy, and more make their home on this desk. With a sweet little space like this, who wouldn't want to study?
GO TO MARY'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!
COLOR PALETTE: Calm Contemporary - calabash, flagstone, yellow magnolia. GO TO ANDREW'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!
Sometimes you're looking for the biggest bang for your buck and other times you know the small details can make all the difference. Although cold nights are fading away, these small acorn cap candles will provide just the right amount of ambiance. Greenbaboondesigns' Etsy shop features these oh so tiny candles. They're hand poured and last for 15-30 minutes each. It's the perfect amount of time for dinner or just a quick flame to invite guests as they filter into your home for a party. The candles crackle as they burn and are a small way to bring a little green into your home. Each acorn candle cap floats in water and can be put in a vase on the table or even your bathtub! You can pick up 10 acorn caps for $10 over at Etsy and make sure to check out the other felt and acorn options in the greenbaboondesigns store!
I'll have to live vicariously and settle for this intriguing look at Desiree's post-vacation take on Parisian style in her lovely Amsterdam home-. As a blogger and stylist of my own home I learned to keep my eyes and ears open for every little detail that comes my way. Inspiration and new ideas for your home or blog can be found on every corner. Pictures in B&W with French movie stars and models that gave me that real I am in Paris feeling I so love. What made my heart beat faster .... were the moodboards, as in a collage of pictures glued directly on the walls and windows. I loved to design this and the idea to have something handmade by a craftsman and especially made for me makes it a really special addition to my bedroom. On the wall behind I made a moodboard with pictures I shot in Paris. Check out more of Desiree's singular style on her blog: Vosges Paris.
Hello AT,I'm going to be remodeling my 6x5 bathroom here in Minneapolis where a bathtub remains important for resale. I've been looking for some small tubs online, but unfortunately everything i can find is only made in Europe with no real shipping to the US. Are you aware of any manufacturers or retailers in the US or that ship here that would sell a small tub? I'd prefer a semi corner tub so the room doesn't feel quite so small and have more room for storage as we don't have a closet, either.
We aren't ones with an over-abundance of hanging storage in the closet. It combines a hanger for a typical closet hanging rod with a harness for the neck of the guitar that supports it and allows it to hang in a row with clothing or with a collection of instruments. The Guitar Hanger sells for about $25 and is available at retailers or through the product's website.
'After over a week of being too sick with the flu to do anything beyond moving a mouse a few inches here and there, I was able to finally install a new 92' pulldown Panoview Greywolf II movie screen in our apartment.... The large screen was a freebie during a Circuit City promotion and I had to wait 5 months for the screen to finally be delivered. 'The ceiling mounting option was fairly easy. I needed to purchase two weight bearing swag ceiling hooks, which are readily available at Home Depot in the ceiling lamp hardware section. Drilling two 1/3' holes using a power drill, I fastened the swag hooks, uniformly spaced the distance of the two preset loops on the Greyhawk II screen. The screen weight about 24lbs, so you want to make sure you drill into support beams if possible. Currently the Optoma DLP projector is ceiling mounted using an affordable solution from eBay, but will require additional drilling through a wall dividing the living room from a walk-in closet, which will store the components and hide the wiring. I'm dreading this last part, since it will require a bit of planning of how to attractively finish what amounts to a hole in the wall. 'For now, all we can do is enjoy the huge picture that dwarfs our 40' LCD. The screen has a 1.8 gain and none of the sparkling issues some users have mentioned; excellent viewing angle irregardless of whether sitting or standing. I'll have specifics about image performance after a few days of using the projector/screen combo, since I tired myself out installing everything last night. We can't wait to get everything fully setup for use in the coming days for a full test run using a PS3 for our first movie night screening. Now the question is which movie to screen.....
I fell hard for the Grissini bench while researching a recent Shop the Room post. Since DWR's prices aren't always within reach, I used the sleek chrome and leather collectible as a jumping-off point for a Dramatic Modern boudoir, complete with a similar bench and chic accessories.
We seem to get a lot of questions about unfortunate fireplaces, in fact there's one on the front page today. Especially when we're talking about a rental, there's very little to be done about it. As with fashion, the way you dress an ugly fireplace can make a big difference. Fussy screens over tacky fireplaces just make the problem even worse. So we were excited to see the Contemporary Fireplace Tool Set, Screen, and Log Holder in the C&B Fall catalogue. This is the best-looking set we've seen at this price point, particularly the screen and tools. They are sleek and unobtrusive, and will go a long way towards not only masking your ugly fireplace, but towards giving it a veneer of style.