Alright Angela....if you don't get unseated by lunch tomorrow, start thinking about which prize you want. This is the way we do it: 1st place gets first choice, 2nd place gets 2nd choice, and so on... down until there is nothing left. A wonderful Wusthof all-stainless pairing knife An excellent Microplane coarse grater An awesome 14x10 Michigan Maple cutting board A Fancy French red-stripe dishtowel Two handy French wooden spoons One unique French wooden cooking spoon from France.
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.
Greeting: Peyton is sweetest little girl you'll ever meet. It has been such a joy this past year watching her grow from little preemie clothes to getting as big as her older sister. It's exciting to wonder at all she will accomplish this next year and sad to think that my little baby is getting to be a big girl. Peyton Grey had her first birthday this past weekend. Yellow food, yellow decorations, yellow clothes, yellow favors, and a yellow cake! For a glimpse you can visit loridanelle. Send Some Love - Birthday Shout-out requests are easy: send the name, birthdate, greeting, a favorite present and photos of your child to nursery(at)apartmenttherapy(dot)com with 'Happy Birthday' in the subject line.
With all the vacationing and staycationing at Apartment Therapy this month, we thought we'd show you how to create a luxury hotel room of your own right at home. For your luxury hotel suite ensemble you'll need a few things to make your vacation day indoors perfect. We bookmarked some great finds from an online store called Linen Place. 'You'll first want to pick up some down pillows and a duvet. There is a summer weight option down duvet if you or your mate run hot. Another item that will keep you in bed all day are 1000 thread count Egyptian sheets. Throwing in these curtains'>black-out curtains from Target, time will seem irrelevant. We have the same curtains from Target and would never go back to everyday drapes. For this staycation, we like to get the room nice and cold, order delivery from our favorite Indian restaurant and catch up on our Netflix.
During this wonderful week of wallpaper, many of you have expressed your opinion of wallpaper. While some of you loved all of the wallpaper, a lot of you were turned off by it because you're either renting and can't use it - or you've recently moved into a home that's filled with dreadfully dated wallpaper. If you're unfortunate enough to be dealing with the removal of wallpaper, our hearts certainly go out to you. It can be an extremely annoying time and any relationship is stronger by the end of it. What are you tips and tricks to the wonderful art of removing wallpaper?
Q: My husband and I just bought our first house and I'm not sure how to set the living room up. We would like for the room to hold our television, stereo system, space for playing music and to be comfortable for entertaining. We would also like to feature the fireplace without hanging the TV above it. There are also many doors and windows to work around. Editor: Leave your suggestions for Emilie in the comments - thanks! Got a question? Email yours with pic attachments here.
San Francisco reader Rhiannon recently sent in some photos of her city apartment, and while we're inspired by a lot of her choices, we're especially impressed with how she's made the best of the wall-to-wall carpeting so many renters have to deal with. Wall-to-wall is a necessary evil in many rentals, as it helps to reduce noise and can be a cheaper solution for landlords than maintaining hardwood floors. Rhiannon has made a few wise and wonderful choices that really go a long way towards making that potentially drab carpet work.... Part of the problem with a lot of rental wall-to-wall carpet is the drab light it casts. Landlords choose neutral taupes and grays because they hide stains, but they also can look murky. Rhiannon's bright accents-the blue pouf, the quilt, the blanket draped over a chair, and even the fresh flowers-provide pops of color to brighten up the room. Rhiannon's dramatic artwork draws the eye up from the floor, distracting from the carpet and any little stains and flaws that might be left over from previous renters. Layering area rugs over the carpet is perhaps the most efficient way to reduce the effect of unappealing wall-to-wall. The black and white pattern here is a great contrast with Rhiannon's blues, and its bold statement makes the blah carpet almost disappear.
Take every single book, each piece of furniture, every article of clothing, and all the toys an eight year old owns and move them from the bedrooms of your apartment and stack it in your living area. Work, eat and sleep in the middle of everything for a week while you paint the two rooms and then have new floors installed. We replaced our old carpet in the bedrooms with Mannington Commercial hard flooring from Home Carpet One in Midnight and Cayenne. We are happy with the results - it feels clean, modern and the furniture just seems to float on the color fields below. The transition from the hardwood we have in the rest of the apartment to the bedrooms works too - the nice clean edges of the hard floors next to the warm wood tone looks good. We painted the walls high gloss super white in both rooms to bounce the natural light around and balance the intensity of the color on the floors. Mike, the installer from Home Carpet One did an amazing job.
Rolling with the theme of our blue and yellow bathrooms, we're moving on to a color scheme we love: red-orange and cream. Bricks Bath Towels from CB2, on sale for $14.99.
Why I chose these colors for the nursery:I didn't specifically chose the colors, it sort of came together by themselves in time while I was still imagining the future nursery. After a bit of color palette experimentation at ColourLovers.com, I found the perfect tone of yellow that goes well with the fabric. Then I found the poster by Steven Harrington, with color scheme which ties in all the different bright colors together. The rest of the colors are of course from her toys and books, since we prefer to keep the furniture in white or natural color, with some playful exceptions like the LÖMSK IKEA chair. I love the way the colors look girlie, yet not cutesy. ColourLovers.com is an excellent resource to experiment with color palettes, and if you're not keen on making your own, there are thousands of available palettes to use as inspiration. Having a small library in the room always adds instant colors and character to the room, even a plain white one. Color(s) and brand(s) of paint used in the room:We used Flexa, with specially mixed color for the yellow wall.