We have some nice brick walls, 10 foot ceilings, and quite a bit of wall space. We love the space and want to add some really unique pieces punch up the décor. While at the Elephant's Trunk flea market in Connecticut this past weekend, we happened upon a very old wheel used on a hay baler. Since our goal is to mix in some country rustic chic into the apartment, we knew it would look perfect in the dining area against the brick wall. The wheel weighs somewhere between 75-100 lbs.2. Because of the hub, the rim of the wheel will sit roughly 6 inches from the wall.4. We'd love to hang it using something complimentary in style to the wheel - for example; a railroad tie as opposed to a shiny industrial bolt from Home Depot. Editor: Can you help out with some tips and ideas for Ted's challenging wheel hanging? Let us know in the comments below - thanks! Got a question? Email yours with pic attachments here.
We love this heat sensitive wallpaper but it would never work at our place. The Yala Sofa by Elliat Rich would suit us perfectly as our couches are the central place in our home. The fabric on the sofa is printed with thermochromatic ink and appears as above until someone sits on. See what the warmed up fabric looks like below the jump. The flowers printed on the fabric are from the Ipomoea plant which is also know as the Bush Potato and is a source of native food to those located in the central desert. Similar to the sofa flowering once it warms up, the Ipomoea plant flowers after desert rains.
We first started paying attention to the whole mattress debate three years ago when a good friend chucked their old bed, did a ton of research and then chose the EXPENSIVE Dux Bed. This is the cream of the crop.... Readers consistently give these mattresses high quality, high price and high service votes. A Swedish design, the Dux Bed claims its fame from the huge multiple of springs in each mattress: 3,600 springs compared to the up to 900 springs found in conventional queen-size mattresses. This allows you just the right amount of firmness and softness so that your spine is straight and not bent. Dux Beds come in a few different configurations, are extremely well made, have tons of springs and top layers of latex to conform to the body. A queen size will run you from $6,500, but should last you 20 years.... What's not to like?
Dear Readers, Thanks to you, we have found our four regional champs who will be going to the finals. We'll be spilling the beans, one a day, and they'll be back with a brand new entry for the finals next week. Congratulations to Dan and Amy! They win our regional first place at AT: Los Angeles and now go on to the finals where they could win the whole thing.
The jury may be out on the practicality of a bathtub in the bedroom, but count one vote in its favor, especially when said bedroom is situated in a romantic French Renaissance revival chateau-turned-bed and breakfast in the heart of Montreal. I spent a recent weekend getaway at Casa Bianca, an incredible architectural gem located across from the park at the foot of Mont Royal and thoroughly enjoyed the out-in-the-open bathtub despite a bit of post-shower humidity - let's face it, bathing alone is quite a bore. For more bathtubs in the bedroom, read this post on Apartment Therapy Boston.
Last week, we toured Ulrika & Mark's bright, beautiful Cambridge kitchen and were completely taken with the fabric on their custom window seat and curtains. Designed by Maine artist Gretchen Langner, the subtle, overscaled patterns exude a fresh, contemporary simplicity that works equally well in modern and traditional settings. Each of Langner's designs comes in multiple colorways and can used to as upholstery, slip covers, draperies, quilts, pillows, shower curtains, or lamp shades. Fabrics are hand-screened on 100% linen/cotton, sailcloth, or cotton duck and sold direct to consumer for $78/yard. To see more of Langner's designs, visit her site: Gretchen Langner Dzign.
Lately, we've been in love with deep, rich blues and Candy Pop's shade is right up our alley. Walls reminiscent of blue candy mixed with design elements similar to those in Marie Antoinette, this is one bedroom we could get comfortable in. More views of Candy Pop's fancy blue bedroom after the jump! Vintage floral curtains and antique lighting fixtures will upgrade any bedroom instantly. We also love how Candy Pop mixes mirrored accents and clear furniture which adds to the drama of a bedroom. A great combo-the classic Ghost chair paired with a romantic vanity. The bedside lamp shade reminds us of cotton candy and we love how the pair are settled on a decorative plate.
So - how about a little Friday afternoon politics? We've been following the passage-veto-override of the new Farm Bill with some interest. The infighting amongst our two major political parties has been interesting to watch, as the Republicans helped override a presidential veto to pass a bill that sets our nation's food and agricultural policy for the next five years. The U.S. farm bill is an omnibus bill that sets the agricultural and food policy of the federal government; it's reworked and passed every several years. What exactly is in this bill? We didn't have time to read through and digest all 700-plus pages of the bill, but we found a cheat sheeet. Domestic nutrition programs make up the largest portion of the estimated $300 billion farm bill. Foreign food aid would make up less than 1 percent of the bill, costing less than $200 million. It feels very, very difficult to weed through all the competing opinions and points of view on the Farm Bill, especially when it's so huge and unwieldy. Back to the garden.... You can read the full bill here: H. R. 2419 - Farm Bill - It's 742 pages long and about 1MB in size.
There are a handful of reasons you might not want to push the color pink on your little girl, and chief among them might possibly just be 'I don't like pink.' Shopping in the kids department might have you thinking that your only choice in girls' decor is between 'Blush' or 'Petal pink,' but these 12 rooms can show you differently. First up is the nursery pictured above from Style Me Pretty Living. As you can see in the photo directly below, it actually does feature a pop of pink-lots of these rooms do. You don't have to completely ignore an entire hue on the color wheel because you're after a 'Not pink' room for your little one. That nursery - and these eleven other rooms - all serve as inspiration for creating a room for your girl that's only as pink and and girly as you want it to be. Do you have a little girl at home? Does her room look like any of these?
Hello AT,. Currently I have a West Elm low bedframe with the square cutout headboard and the cube cutout side tables - all in chocolate. I was thinking of completing the bedroom set with the 3 and 4 drawer dresser. I feel like there are too many squares! Will this look bad?
We literally live just up the street from Living Room on Sunset Blvd., so how could we not pass along the news that our neighbors down the street are throwing their first ever storewide sale, which includes all of our upholstery, case goods, accessories, lighting, and more, up to 50% off. Sale begins Friday, October 26th at 10 a.m. and ends Monday at 8 p.m., with extended sale hours Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Living Room.3531 Sunset Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90026.