We debated on posting this very lovely murphy bed for our readers for one reason only, the price. Before we give away the goods though we wanted to point out what a fantastic idea this is in general. A stylish couch and living area and a stashed away bed. If you were living in a studio apartment this would be genius or if you wanted to have a place for friends to crash when they came into town. So drum roll please...this lovely piece of furniture can be yours for a mere $18,770 we're sure shipping and installation isn't included, so plan ahead with your pennies. Secretly, we're hoping our favorite Swedes are watching and figure out how to make this happen for $299. Slightly serious here, slightly kidding... if you have the dollars to make this happen we applaud you-if not, we can only hope to be this efficient with our space someday soon.
It holds three shelves and the door doesn't close all the way. Don't get us wrong, we love that we have a medicine cabinet that stores all of our toiletries. If we could have any medicine cabinet we would definitely go for the one pictured above. We spotted this mirrored medicine cabinet online and thought it was cool. After closer inspection we noticed that this medicine cabinet was like no other we had seen before-it has cold storage! This medicine cabinet is part of the M Series line from Robern and can be surface mounted or semi-recessed. It would be great for storing nail polish, cremes, medicines that need to be chilled and even the convenient bottle of water. Luckily, this luxury medicine cabinet is temperature zoned so your toothbrushes aren't subject to the chilly conditions.
Q: We just moved to a pre-war apartment in Washington Heights. Our dining area is driving me mad because our dining table and chairs just don't feel right in this space. If a guest sits in the chair near the step, we ask him/her to sit someplace else because of the danger of falling into the living room. 'The glass book shelves are built into the wall. Wall art is moveable. The space is 43' on the short wall; 38' on the angled bookshelf wall; 58' on the long wall by the step. The color in the dining room is Benjamin Moore Cashmere Gray, and the living room is Benjamin Moore Gray Lake. I am looking forward to your design help and suggestions. Editor: Leave your suggestions for Lin in the comments - thanks! Got a question? Send us yours with pic attachments here.
Hello AT,. I have just moved into this house and absolutely hate the color of the walls! We have a loft master bedroom which overlooks the family room. Does anyone have any suggestions for colors to paint these two rooms? My initial thought was to paint the whole place white since there is so much wood trim which I would like to leave in its natural color.... However, I am afraid it will look too washed out. What are people's thoughts on colors that look good in a bright room with lots of sunlight and that match the dark wood trim and beige carpet?
I have been spending countless hours on Pinterest collecting images from all over the web for my virtual pin boards. The ease and gratification of finding beautiful images, and sharing and following others within a social community, makes my eyes happy and keeps the inspiration flowing. The strong pickup of this site over the last couple of months makes me wonder, will this be the end of the home inspiration board? I think the first time I was introduced to the idea of keeping an inspiration board or dream board at home was from the one and only Oprah Winfrey. I loved the idea of saving pictures that I found in magazines and organizing them just-so on the wall above my computer. Eventually the images become dated, the paper became yellow and the boards have all come down. Fashion inspiration, travel destinations and my dinner recipes are all virtually organized with no limit on space or categories. I can see what others are pinning, and I even have a few followers myself! Now lost in the Pinterest world, I have to ask: where's the case for the physical inspiration board? Will everyone be a virtual inspiration board convert?
Bathrooms are a perfect place to do something a little out of the ordinary on the walls. The space is typically small already so a dark color or highly textured wall treatment won't make it look any tinier; instead it can seem cozy and unique. Check out this great wall treatment using salvaged wood, it transforms the space and creates an unexpected environment. Designed by Andrew Melaragno, this bathroom uses salvaged pine throughout. With an ebony stain, the walls are covered in a textural pine laid in a repeating pattern. The vanity is created using the same salvaged wood while a white toilet and other accessories keep the room from seeming too heavy. This bathroom just begs a do it yourselfer to take on a project like this!
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.
Privacy and light are big issues when choosing bathroom window treatments. Natural light is really important in a small space, but bathroom windows need some serious cover-up. Click below for 8 solutions for bathroom windows, whether you rent or you're planning a renovation.... Top: Wooden blinds are a popular choice for bathrooms because they go with a wide range of decors, they're simple to clean, and they let in light while obscuring the view. These blinds from The Shade Store fit in well with a clean, spa-like bathroom. Glass blocks in a bathroom obscure what's inside while letting an entire wall of light into the space. A bathroom skylight in Christy and John's Logan Square Bungalow fills their space with light, and solves the privacy problem. Windows set high in a bathroom let in light while keeping out onlookers.
Pop-up coffee tables are something we've seen around but we're never impressed with them aesthetically. What we do like is the idea that one horizontal surface can function as a low coffee table and a dining or desk-height table in a small apartment. If you're handy, the mechanism for pop-up coffee tables can be purchased sans-table. We're sure a nice DIY design could make for a really cool pop-up coffee table. Until now, we've only seen unsatisfying finished models like this or this. Here is an example of one pretty nice DIY pop-up design that's used as a side table plus storage.
We thought this fabulous bathtub with its sinuous lines and water-saving design would be the perfect way to wrap up our month of wonderful escapes. This concept bathtub calls to mind the clawfoot tubs of a more decadent age, now re-imagined for a modern space.... We can easily imagine how the high back and gentle slope would cradle and soothe a tired body at the end of a stressful day. Though this bathtub from designer Marco Tallarida is just a concept for now, it was a finalist in the Australian 2008 Bathroom Innovation Award competition, giving us hope that it might get picked up for manufacture and distribution in the future.
Every functional item you put in the nursery is an opportunity to inject modern design. This Girl's Dress Kids Mirror from British retailer Heal's is a good example. The simplicity of the cut-out dress shape of the mirror on a wooden hanger works well in the modern nursery. The mirror is available at Heal's for £125.00. Two complaints - there is no corresponding version for little boys and Heal's currently doesn't ship to the United States. Consider having a glass shop cut out a similar shaped-mirror and afix a hanger yourself.
Dorm life may seem like it doesn't have many choices when it comes to living a green lifestyle. You'd be surprised at the ways you can make a difference. Follow these great tips and not only green up your life but hopefully your roommate's too. Use task lighting with compact florescent lights to save energy. Buy foods that don't need to be microwaved or cooked, instead eat healthy fruits and veggies in between dining hall meals. Don't turn that window air conditioner on instead use a fan to cool the room.7. By plugging all of your electronics into power strips and being sure to turn them off when you're not in the room you can save tons of energy. Improve your air quality and decorate with a constant visual reminder of the fact that you're going green.
If your preference is for a simple, soothing place to lay your head, one great point of inspiration is the Shaker bedroom. Original Shaker bedrooms were not a place for privacy or intimacy - followers were celibate, and women and men shared separate respective bedrooms. Instead, these rooms are examples of unadorned but peaceful practicality. Some of the key components for creating a Shaker-style bedroom include: Wooden bed: A simple bed may be primarily functional, but the wood and the skill of the craftsmanship will stand out. Handmade bedding and details: Add a quilt or blanket to simple white sheets for a personal, practical, and pretty touch. Clever storage: Even if you don't share a room, make the most of your space with shelves, trunks, and wall hooks. Uncomplicated color: Keep the walls an easy, soothing white, but incorporate color and natural wood tones with accessories and rugs.