Thanks for your interest, and stay tuned for the winner announcement later this week. For this week's Giveaway, we've got an extra-special treat: Ferm Living is offering AT readers the chance to win a wall sticker of their choice. Click below the jump to see how to enter and read the rules .... How to Enter: To enter this Thursday Giveaway, please submit a comment below with the design - name and color - that you want to win. The contest begins today and ends on Monday, January 14, at 11:59 PM ET. We will choose one winner at random. Winners must claim their prize within three business days after the date of notification of such prize. A Sweepstakes winner's failure to respond to the prize notification within the specified three business days will be considered such Sweepstakes winner's forfeiture of the prize and an alternate winner may be selected from the pool of eligible entries. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may also be selected from the pool of eligible entries. To enter, you must be a U.S. resident, age 18 or older to enter. When applicable, the winner may be required to execute and return within five business days an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release to be eligible for the prize or an alternate winner will be selected. Winners shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of their prize. To receive a complete list of winners or a copy of the Official Sweepstakes Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Apartment Therapy, 22 Howard Street #4i, New York, NY 10013.
Inspired by our survey in which clothing control came out on top in terms of challeges to a neat and tidy bedroom we went looking for low cost storage ideas. Janelle at Tchotchke Attack posted two great 'Alternate use' ideas for old wooden crates. This 'Shelving unit' made from crates would provide tons of room for shoes, folded clothing, hats and bags. We really like how the small, basic, very utilitarian-looking wheels somehow transform this crate into a so much more of a 'Design-y' object. We would never just sit a crate on our floor as a magazine holder, but somehow with the wheels, it starts to work. The photos are originally from a site called Bailey's by Mail, which, from a quick look, seems to be full of great photographs like these too. Any other diy storage ideas out there? Let us know in the comments or email us the photos.....
We also have a small baby at home running up to his desk and pulling on every wire she can find. So we need a beautiful modern desk, preferably under $1,000, where the wires would not be easily accessible. The desk faces away from the wall, since that is the best way to place a desk in his office. Basically, you'd want a great free standing desk with cable management. We've selected a tempered glass desk for you with available cable management, to keep the wires away from the curious hands of your toddler. You can add more odds and ends if you think that you are running out of desk space. It's easy to want to get the largest desk possible, but with drawers and smart thinking, you won't need that much space. If tempered glass isn't your cup of tea, you can always choose a wooden desk.
We knew that home design for babies and children was an area of great interest to many, but instead of letting it creep into our Home sites, we've split it off and launched our newest site this morning: The Nursery. It's all about that part of the home that's about kids. Like all our sites, it's all about making your home beautiful, organized and healthy.
AT:SF, I'm looking for a tv stand on large casters preferably made of wood. I remember seeing this exact thing in DWR catalogues, but it seems to have disappeared. Does anyone have any idea where I can find something like this? A couple of years ago we were looking for one that was like a thick piece of wood with large casters. We never found it and were actually toying with the idea of making one... but got sidetracked and never did. This post on Unplggd mentions several TV Stands - some of them could be set on casters.
Are you saddled with a small home with small rooms? Don't feel burdened by the task of designing them; it's not as hard as you think to make a great room out of small space constraints. These five small rooms all work really well...and we tell you what it is about them you can borrow for your own small rooms. Does a room have to have a dark color to be successful? No. But those who take the chance and choose a dark and dramatic color for their small spaces rarely regret it. It's true that small-scale furniture in small rooms can definitely make a room feel proportional and not too cramped. In the room above, a sectional couch takes up a lot of the space of this small TV area, even jutting out a bit in front of the window. Just because the space is small in square feet, doesn't mean you can't try out dramatic decorative elements or fill the space with as many accessories as you want. What helps is they did keep the room's color palette soft and the symmetrical feel to the space keeps the room balanced and making visual sense. For many folks, small rooms are often housed in small spaces - so sometimes that small room has to pull double duty! The two small rooms above work well because they manage to find a way to house all the functions those rooms need. In on bedroom, a small wall alcove houses a small scale desk and chair for getting work done. In another room, a dining room transforms into a guest bedroom thanks to a cleverly concealed Murphy bed.
Chadhaus is the design and fabrication workshop of Chad Robertson. We pulled together a couple of his dining room pieces to show you here. Above is a sideboard from the Farmhouse Modern series. We love the ultra-crisp look of wood and steel in this collection, which is made to order. See Chadhaus' other collection after the jump.... This table and benches are from Chadhaus' Vollen series. This collection was inspired by a single family heirloom and includes a dining table and selection of bench-style seating. The table is priced at $1750, benches at $450 to $700. What we love about both series is that they're crafted out of solid wood. In an age of MDF, laminates, veneers, and IKEA pine, here's a fine collection in your choice of solid hardwoods: Oregon walnut, big leaf maple, or Washington sycamore. Chadhaus Furniture, available through Piano Nobile, is truly modern, truly heirloom-quality solid wood furniture.
Ever since blogging about Amanda Blake Soule's in-house library, I've wanted one of my own. We don't have a dedicated room to spare on the main floor, however. Check out this inspiring library and dining room combination. Not only are the floor-to-ceiling shelves stocked with books and trinkets good looking, it's a functional solution for those without a separate room to spare. When the dining room is not in use, the dining table can be used for reading, arts and crafts. For more photos of this stylish home, check out the spread in Vogue.
When you're looking for places to bring color into your home, don't overlook the dining room. Dining chairs, tablecloths, and walls are good starting points. Look for photos and options below.... Option #1: Neutral table and colorful chairs. Option #2: If you have a hard time committing to color, bring it in with changeable accessories. Shown: Jackfruit Tablecloth from Anthropologie, $98 and Stockholm Table from IKEA, $429. Option #3: Dress up dining room walls with wallpaper, a great backdrop for elegant dinner parties.
As much as we love simplicity, a kitchen is the one room in the house where we like to see more color. Lately we have been drawn to turquoise and blue kitchen interiors. From pale to deeper and richer shades of the two colors, the effect is quite unusual. More photos after the jump.... The kitchen in the first photo is from a portfolio of Paul Raeside.
That's the case with this book rug and although it's probably more of a show piece than a functional item for your home - assuming all the books were destined for an ill-fate anyway - it's actually kind of neat. Craft or home decor projects that utilize books are always on the quick to criticize list. Most of us love books greatly and don't like to see them damaged. It's easy to believe that they should all be in libraries for an eternity or shipped to places where folks could use them. That said, there are times where you just have an over abundance of material that no one else wants. This rug was created by Pamela Paulsurd who focuses her work on the concept of handwriting and items of the like. This rug is able to be walked on and we're guessing would provide a soft comforting smell to whatever room it's placed in. Are you tired of the 'Building with books' craze or would you rather see folks being creative with other materials? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
We were just over at the Living Etc. site, perusing their forums and ran across photos of this open plan flat located in a repurposed warehouse in London. The bright beams and window valance add a real sense of architecture to the open room, turning a structural detail into a design statement. We like the geometric patterned drapes - it pulls your eye to what is arguably the best thing about the room - the amazing windows. The bath was a full rehab - the narrow tiles look very current. Here's the forum thread, if you'd like to check out the rest of the photos and comments.