Known for its laid-back and casual vibes, bohemian style is perfect for the hangout space of your home. Stock up on cozy Moroccan-style blankets, pile up the textured pillows, and get a rattan daybed to lounge on. Your living room is about to become your friends' favorite gathering spot.
Tile in the kitchen seems to be relegated to the floor and to the backsplash, but this gorgeous tile wall has us rethinking our conventional tile formula. What truly makes this tile wall work is the use of a delicately patterned tile that keeps the kitchen light and airy. How far would you go with tile in your kitchen? Would you dedicate a whole wall to tile or is that just too much for your kitchen? To see more images of this beautiful home, visit the website of interior designer Angie Hranowsky.
Q: As newlyweds, my husband and I have set about making our house a home. We have been trying to find a rug for quite some time, and cant seem to agree on anything. He gravitates towards things that are very masculine, and I feminine. The walls are a pale blue, and the furniture black leather. Oh, we have a black haired dog as well.... I would LOVE any suggestions you might have! Editor: Please share your suggestions and ideas with Seren in the comments below...thanks! Got a question? Email yours with pic attachments here.
Name: Room and Board - Cricket Floor Lamp Store: Room and Board Value: $429. A Room & Board exclusive, this lamp adds gentle lighting and a contemporary aesthetic to your space. Each lamp features a hand-welded base topped off with a natural linen shade.
It's no doubt an anchor of your living room, and maybe even a focal point of your home. Let's all give our sofas a good, thorough cleaning this weekend! This cleaning task will make the whole living room feel fresher for it. When's the last time you took a vacuum to the crevices? Swept under the sofa? Shook out and plumped up the cushions? Even folks who vacuum their rooms regularly don't always think to take apart their sofas to really get this seat clean. Follow the advice and instructions in the how-to post below to end up with a crumb and dust-free sofa when you're done! Things the above tutorial doesn't cover are whether or not you might have any stains or dirt on your sofa's material. Since everyone's sofa material will be different, you'll want to follow the manufacturer's suggestions on how to clean any particularly dirty cushions or deal with stains. Remember, as with all of our Weekend Projects, just do what you have the time and energy to do! Even if you just shake out your cushions and brush off the food crumbs, your sofa and living room will feel a little better. SHOW US YOUR WEEKEND WORK! Share your tips and photos of your Weekend Project work on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ATweekendproject.
It's sometimes loud, it's hard to find street parking, it's often a too close for comfort vibe - it's apartment living in the city. A span of sometimes just 10 feet between apartment buildings is common in urban spaces and noises often infiltrate your sweet and comfy sanctuary. Yesterday we returned home from a five hour road trip after a weekend in San Francisco. Tired, a little hungry and running late for dinner, we immediately slowed down when we heard our neighbors great jazz music. We don't often listen to jazz but the rhythm and beat was perfect. It was as if the neighbor was encouraging us to relax a bit as we got ready for the evening - and it worked. We've often talked about how neighborly noises nearby are annoying and sometimes just wrong. Sometimes hearing your neighbor's music or a dinner party can make you feel connected or part of the vibe. What are your positive experiences of apartment living when it comes to overhearing things?
GO TO ELENA & CHRIS' ROOM TO ADD IT TO YOUR FAVORITES. Visit the entry page to view all five photos, make a comment, select the room as a favorite and share on Facebook and Twitter. The rooms with the greatest number of favorites at the end of the initial round go on to the finals. You can choose as many rooms as you like as favorites, so be sure to check back each day for all the new entries - the more favorites you find, the better! If you love color and are thinking about adding new hues to your home, help is here. Whether you enter or simply find fantastic rooms to choose as favorites - join us!
In the Deerfield/Wheeling area this red storage cabinet with fabric inlays is an interesting piece. Apartment Therapy Furniture Classifieds are open for your business in the NAV BAR. Post a particularly good thing, and we'll post you here on the front page.... OTHER GOOD STUFF..
The classic glam bathroom is a retreat fit for royalty. To get the look, swap out a builder-grade mirror for something Venetian inspired, opt for plush bathmats and, of course, top off the space with a glistening chandelier. Oh, and don't forget to treat your fabulous self with a luxe fragrant candle and bath oils.
AT,. I purchased some vintage Saarinen Tulip chairs and a Saarinen Tulip table base. I'm going to use the set as a card/games table. I feel glossy white or glossy black are a bit too mod. Would Chinese lacquer red be too much? Also this year, Knoll is making them in platinum. I was also thinking about painting them bronze or pewter. I'm thinking about making a slate top for the base.... Any ideas? We're actually kind of traditionalists when it comes to Tulip chairs and tables, so we're going to ask readers what they think.
Laundry is a time consuming task that has a tendency to build up and become overwhelming. If you live in a small space, laundry procrastination can take over large areas of valuable space making your apartment feel cramped and chaotic. We all know the simple solution to this problem: do your laundry every week! But busy schedules always seem to get in the way of regular household chores. The next best solution is finding ways to organize and hide laundry until you finally have the time to wash it. You can throw laundry into the open shelving and the multiple storage pockets allow you to separate by color. If you want to disguise storage in your bedroom, consider using a dresser as a laundry sorter. Think about buying other types of furniture that can double as storage space, like open ottomans, credenzas and storage benches. Buy stackable containers or a tall armoire and take your storage up to the ceiling. Most of the times clothes can be worn multiple times before they need to be washed. Wearing shirts, sweaters and pants multiple times conserves water, energy and time. When laundry is out in the open, in boxes, under the bed or in the closet, you can keep the smell under control a number of different ways.
White might be the most popular color choice in kitchens. From modern to traditional to retro, here's a gallery of some of our favorite white kitchens from Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn.
Bathrooms are one of the sanctuaries of our homes, but unfortunately they can also be one of the most water and energy consuming and mold prone areas of the house. Use water-resistant flooring: Do not install carpet and instead use materials such as recycled content tile or finished concrete that can withstand consistent water contact without deteriorating or causing mold to form. Gray Water: Use gray water to supply water for toilets and to irrigate landscaping. Gray water can come from other several in the house, even as close at the sink in the bathroom. Check with your local code for gray water use restrictions. Efficient Hot Water Distribution: If you are building new or renovating, locate all of your bathrooms, kitchen, laundry and mechanical rooms as close together as possible. Try to design the floor plan so that plumbing walls are shared and are as close to the water heater as possible. Inclusion of a recirculating pump will provide more consistent hot water availability, particularly for fixtures furthest from the water heater. The LEED minimum water usage rate is as follows: The average flow rate for all sink faucets should be 1.5-2.0 gpm, b) Showers must be 1.75-2.0 gpm, c) Toilets must be 1.1-1.3 gpf, dual-flush or be U.S. EPA WaterSense certified. Pipe Insulation: All hot water piping should have R-4 insulation and insulation should be installed on all piping elbows to adequately insulate the 90-degree bend. If your water heater is warm to the touch wrap it in an insulation blanket or jacket and wrap all incoming and outgoing pipes with insulation to a minimum of 4-feet from the water heater.