Yesterday you voted on which French Country style dining room was higher end and, if you voted for this one, then you nailed it! Survey results though were pretty close, with roughly half of you choosing A and the other half B. Click through to see the price and source for each piece, along with the cheaper alternative options. Tufted Dining Chair from Ballard Designs; $665. Floral Rug from Ballard Designs; $599. All items combined ring up at the cash register for $4269, with the biggest ticket items being the chandelier and dining room table. Beaded Empire Chandelier from Shades of Light; $489. Embossed Mirror from Pier 1; $199. Rustic Trestle Table from World Market; $700. Tufted Dining Chair from Overstock; $205. Floral Rug from Overstock; $334. You might be more comfortable with a price tag of $1927, which is what this second collection will run. As always, if you find something similar to the items above, for a better price, share the information by linking to it in the comments below. Or, if you want to go out on your own, take a look at this earlier post, with shopping secrets and tips for finding a certain look for less money.
While hunting one space we admired was this loft and it's amazing floor to ceiling windows. We're worried that it will make the space feel heavy or closed in. We like the mid length because it would still allow light into the space without being on display all the time but we feel like it cuts the height in half, which is what makes both levels feel tied together. Last but not least, we like no curtain because the windows really do make the space. Because there's such a great view to the street level below and all that's going on, we partially feel there's no reason to hide from it. Aside from the IRS building, there really won't be any onlookers, but we would still feel weird walking around without pants. Have you ever had a window that's taller than 20 feet? Leave us a comment below!
Hello AT,. Could you by any chance recommend a nice sleek minimalist piano lamp? I liked the looks of this one from Target, but sadly it's out of stock. I'd especially love one that's tiltable, so I can adjust the light when I play.
Amy was #blessed with two very crucial elements of a rental makeover success: an apartment with good bones and a generous landlord. She took those gifts and ran with them, turning her bathroom into a totally lovely, stylish and calming sanctuary. From Amy: The first thing I did when I signed my lease was ask my landlord if I could paint the bathroom. The tile flooring is a beautiful sea foam green, but someone long, long ago thought it would be a great idea to paint the wainscoting deep teal, the trim white, and the walls beige ... needless to say it was very dark and very dated. Thankfully, my landlord said 'Sure!' and the final results were well worth any sweat and tears shed while trying to paint behind a vintage clawfoot tub. I also swapped out the 2-light vanity fixture for a 3-light fixture, installed oil rubbed bronze bathroom hardware, and hung a giant vintage mirror that I got for $15 at a yard sale and spray painted white over a small built in medicine cabinet to keep things bright, white, and clean. Now if I can just find someone to help me remove the flow restrictor from my shower head .....
Q: I'm renting a quaint studio apartment in Chicago. I love everything about the space except for the bumpy plaster walls in my main living space. All over the walls to hide the texture, but it's impossible to put a nail in the wall without the plaster crumbling. How can I hang art and other decor without ruining the plaster walls? If that's not an option, do you have any ideas for minimizing the textured look without fundamentally changing the structure? Editor: Leave your suggestions for Cynthia in the comments - thanks! Got a question? Send us yours with pic attachments here.
Name: Craig Location: Brooklyn, NY Square Feet: 425 Division: Tiny What I Love About My Small Home: My husband and I previously lived in an even smaller apartment on the same block as this apartment in the Historic District of Brooklyn Heights; Every day I walked by this apartment building and wondered what it was like inside the apartment with the unique arched top window. One day while searching the internet, I came across a rental listing for that very same apartment- and a few days later, we were planning our move. We love the location and the charm and details of the main room. Living in New York City where space is a premium, we made the easy sacrifice of charm and location over having more space. Though the space has history, we used a mix of more modern furnishings and objects to personalize our home.
It's the Curse of the Bambino! We may not be that into the Red Sox, but we're diehard Celtics fans. Even as a fan, this Celtics-inspired recliner will never be OK in our den, no matter how much we reeeeally want KG to get a ring. One of our fellow Celtics fans wants to kit out his 'Man room' in full-on green and white, and he asked us for some tips. The tricky part? His 'Man room' isn't technically 'His'-it's the den that he shares with his wife. We've seen the furniture, the bar stools, the billiards accessories. After putting out our feelers to both married couples and interior decorators, the general consensus is to limit your fan-dom to a sweatshirt and MAYBE a throw blanket if you want to keep your marital status in tact. Maybe there's a way to decorate and still proclaim your team loyalty. Anyone have any tips or photos of chic sporty rooms?
Bathroom month wouldn't be complete with showcasing the Spoon Tub from Agape. A perennial fixture at Moss in Soho, the Spoon Tub was designed by G.P Benedini in 1998 out of Exmar, a composite of resin and quartz powder that has advanced heat retention.... To us the shape seems just about perfect for a modern tub, rather like the bottom half of an exotic egg. Its shape promises the perfect amount of water distribution over the body for maximum relaxation. It comes with either a tap pillar or a hardware can be mounted on a wall. It you like the Spoon, you should check out a newer version, The Spoon XL, which is much rounder and a bit bigger.
I have been on the hunt for a small, simple and affordable hamper for what seems like forever, and over the weekend I finally spotted this model that perfectly fits the bill while I was photographing a house for an upcoming tour. It's ridiculously affordable and I was surprised to find out where it came from. The hamper by Koala is actually from Babies 'R' Us - though it's as easy to picture in a grown-up space as in the nursery. Best of all, the hamper rings in at $19.99 and even comes in 5 colors. Visit Babies 'R' Us to see all the color options or to claim one for yourself.
It's easy to tuck away a toaster oven or coffee maker, but when it comes to big pieces like refrigerators, ovens, and dishwashers, you don't have much say on where those things can go. That said, there are places they work in and places they don't, exemplified by the remodel done by Flickr user, adwriter. As you can see, before the renovation adwriter's kitchen was a bit cramped with the fridge plunked down in front of the main entrance. We're assuming that the previous homeowner had placed it there to create an eating nook on the other side of the room, but we think it just makes things too hectic when preparing meals. Adwriter replaced almost everything in the kitchen moving the refrigerator to the other side of the room, opening up the rest of the space as a result. The other nice aspect is that an enclosure was built around the new chiller, allowing it to become a part of the kitchen, rather than sticking out as its own piece.
A spare room is a thing of dreams for many small space dwellers, so if you've got a home that has one we are admittedly a tad envious. Figuring out what to do with that extra space can be tricky - office, laundry, storage, guest room? The possibilities are endless. Rather than resigning yourself to just one option, why not double them up? Canadian House & Home style editor Sarah Hartill did just that by adding a craft area to her laundry room. Despite its small square footage, the niche is able to do double duty thanks to stringent organization and scrupulous use of every scrap of available wall space. We found this picture at House & Home, but you can see more of Hartill's lovely home in this design*sponge sneak peek.