I recently stopped by a friend's new apartment and was delighted to see how she decorated her bedroom. For a small room she knew exactly what to do with color and furnishings to make it work. The playful red duvet paired with the blue walls and mirrored bedside table made me rethink my overly white bedroom.
Q: My husband and I recently bought and moved into a house. I have to choose the curtains for the living room, but I am not sure which is the best optionit has high ceilings. Please does anyone who lives with high ceilings have recommendations/sources for curtains for windows like mine? Editor - Andrea, be sure to check out some of the recommendations made here from a previous reader question about a similar dilemma for some excellent advice about covering windows in a high ceiling space. Got a good question you'd like answered? Send your queries and a photo or two illustrating your question, and we'll see if the Apartment Therapy LA team or our readers can help answer your question.
Name: Veena Location: New York, NY Division: United States What do you love about your bedroom?: Living in a two bedroom apartment converted into three in New York City doesnât leave a lot of common living area to display and store items. Although my room is small, I get a lot of utility out of the space - a place to rest, a place to store, and a place to display artwork and other objects I love.
Dear AT:SF, I'm graduating from college and moving across the state to a new city. I don't have much furniture, but I've had my eye on the Gus* Modern Chunk dining table for a while. I was wondering if anyone out there can attest to the quality of this table.... ...I've had IKEA particleboard furniture all through college and I am now looking for furniture that will last me more than a few years. I know some pieces from stores like Crate and Barrel or Pottery Barn may cost more, but are still made of the same MDF or particleboard. How is this table? Also, are there any similar tables out there that may be made of real wood? Or should I simply be trying to get over my fear of particleboard furniture? Thanks,. Christa,We'd always choose wood over particleboard or MDF. There are some comments here about Gus Modern, but we don't know about the quality of the Chunk. It does remind us of Crate and Barrel's Big Sur Dining Table, which is also made of solid oak.
If you are looking for a catchy modern design and a slim side chair for your apartment, this Instant Classic Side Chair is not a bad pick. Designed by Alain Berteau and made by Feld Narrative in Belgium, each chair is cut out of one piece of a small birch plywood panel and shipped flat to you with only 8 screws.... Each chair comes in an unfinished, varnished or a lacquered state along with the choice of 9 colors.
There was a time when avocado bathrooms were all the rage, and that was terrible, and since then, I think, we've all been a bit wary about color in the bathroom. If you're a firm believer that anything more permanent than the bathmat needs to be white, these colorfully powder coated vintage-style sinks and tubs might be just the thing to change your mind. Case in point - who would ever think that a hot pink tub could be anything less than awful? But as this photo proves, in the right interior a hot pink tub can be just the thing - the perfect pop of color in a modern bathroom. The sink in the photo above is Kohler's Brockway utility sink. In both cases, the underside of the sink has been powder coated to add just a little extra color to the bathroom. If the fixtures in question are already in your bathroom, painting is also an option. The tub in the bathroom above was painted in a bright lime green. In this bathroom from Houzz, both the sink and tub were painted with a semigloss alkyd oil-based paint. Finally, a cheerful bathroom with a powder coated sink AND tub - a color lover's dream.
In the Deerfield/Wheeling area this red storage cabinet with fabric inlays is an interesting piece. 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..
Type: 1 bedroom apartment in complex built in 1960s/70s, owned. I wanted to create a sense of warmth, coziness in an otherwise charmless white box. The most dramatic way I could transform this little box was to paint its walls a deep medium red. Red can look good with a variety of woods, light to dark, and metal finishes- almost neutral. Color & texture - A combination of different textures, materials in a similar range of colors also makes. 1.: Your closet - what is worn most often and what color is it? The most carefully thought-out approach to the optical effects of different color combinations.
Do you have some gorgeous wood floors that have seen a bit of abuse? Have they been hiding under carpet for years? Getting them professionally refinished is the easiest way to give them a facelift, but you will pay a pretty penny to do so. You cannot sand lead paint and may need to just replace the floor at that point. You will need 20-60 grit depending on the damage to your floors. The sander will remove a lot of surface from your floor, so the best scenario is if your floors are 3/4' thick to start. If they are thinner than 1/4', you shouldn't refinish them or you will gouge holes in your floor and hit the subfloor. Plank floors are thicker and can be sanded more times than tongue and groove. Sanders are heavy, loud, and awkward, so you will want to practice your movements on some plywood before you get going on your floor. The biggest mistake in DIY floor renovation is gouging the wood. If you are happy with the floor after the first pass, then go straight to 120 grit paper for the final smoothing process. If you are staining the floor a new color, first use a wood conditioner to help even out the stain.
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.
Apartment Therapy Furniture Classifieds are open for your business in the NAV BAR. Our offer? If you post something GOOD, we will feature it here in Scavenger where it is sure to sell.... This nice dark wood armoire will suit a television or clothes and despite the fact that it IS from Pottery Barn, this is a very useful piece of furniture at a greatly reduced price. They say there are nicks and scratches from earlier moves, but with dark wood, this is easy to fix. MGR. OTHER GOOD STUFF.Club Chair on auction for $310.Hesman Trophy Club chair on auction for $10.Trad. red mahogany dining table on auction for $63.Vintage French bar counter for $2000.
A dining table's simplicity - its time-honored form, basic material construction, and lack of upholstery - leaves it open to many styles and types. High-End: Low Thousands and Up Another Country Located in the UK, Another Country makes contemporary craft furniture. Emeco Emeco's most iconic design is the Navy Chair, which they created in 1944 to be a virtually indestructible piece of furniture that would hold up to wear and tear on US Navy ships. Truck Furniture While not available in the US yet, the buzz has already started around Truck Furniture. EcoSystems Brooklyn-based design firm EcoSystems creates some seriously cool furniture pieces, including a dining table that converts into a sofa. Tables are made from salvaged wood, and - while there are visible Shaker, traditional and mid-century influences - the furniture is distinct and unique. It's a great place to look for large, hefty dining tables and chairs made from wood, metal, and glass. Room & Board Headquartered in Minnesota, Room and Board makes 90 percent of their furniture in the US. Prices are reasonable for the high quality, and they stock a variety of modern classics and contemporary designs. Blu Dot Launched out of Minnesota in 1997, Blu Dot now sells its furniture through a national network of retail dealers, a store in Soho, and an online shop. Canvas Focused on fair trade housewares that are as gorgeous as they are utilitarian, this New York store stocks dining tables made from reclaimed wood and vintage metal and dining chairs made from recycled polycarbonate. They have a wide range of basic dining tables in modern and traditional styles, and they have frequent markdowns on dining sets.