Like a pop of scarlet lipstick to dress up jeans and a tee, red has the ability to make a big statement even in small doses. If you are looking to freshen up a space bringing in a little of the color is the quickest way to catch the eye and focus attention.
The difference between a bookshelf and a book shelf is not simply an extra tap on the space bar. The former is exactly what you think it is, a shelving system for books. The latter is a shelf made from a book, which looks amazing, especially when used to hold other books. We love this easy but oh-so-pleasing shelf from Instructables. Using an old book, an L-bracket and a couple of screws, this eye-catching shelf can be made in no time at all. The intriguing thing about this project is the lack of visible supports. The final effect is a mind-bending visual that will definitely make people stop and scratch their heads. Be sure to scroll through the comments section beneath the tutorial-the user-submitted photos really give you a sense of this project's potential.
If we could, we would buy this Stainless Steel Kitchen Island - and then rip out the awful cabinetry in our tiny, tiny pseudo-kitchen, and replace it with this. Please buy it before we embark on yet another project in a rented apartment. 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..
Laneneedssleep sent us in this inspiration photo to enter our Romantic Bedroom Giveaway. Romantic Bedroom Tip: 'Decor...Romance...long covered over with dust. Very Sad, very tired, need help. We do have a sleep number bed, perhaps that is the problem.its is so comfortable that sleep is all it gets.'
There is so much lavish, impeccable inspiration out there for setting the Thanksgiving table. As I've known it for years, is generally a pretty casual affair. There are so many of us present, our plates are filled buffet-style and we are seated at a few different tables throughout my uncle's old farmhouse. While I'd love to set a perfect table, Thanksgiving for me is just not the holiday for it. It feels much more familiar to think of the large spread in the kitchen adjacent to the many tables in the dining and living rooms or getting rambunctious over football or a card game. Is your Thanksgiving a casual holiday, or much more formal? Please tell below!
Hello AT, We are just about finished with our DIY kitchen remodel and are eager to move on to our next project - the living room fireplace. Our plan is to remove the fireplace mantel, build out the wall around the fireplace 12 inches and tile over the brick around the fireplace and floor. We want to then put in 12 inch deep, 35 inch tall built-in cabinets on the bottom and shelves on the walls above to the ceiling.... We plan on getting the cabinets in white from Ikea in either Solar or Applad and using a natural stained wood for the top of the cabinets and the wall shelves. The TV will be moved down and placed on the wall beside the fireplace between a shelf and the cabinet. I want to go with a natural-modern look of white streamlined cabinets and lightly stained wood for the shelves. New furniture purchases will be dependent on the look of the room, so that is not a concern.
Another testament to the transformative power of paint: this dresser-turned-kitchen-island. With a fresh coat of paint, a few new accessories and a proper top, it makes a perfect budget-friendly kitchen island.... An old dresser was taken and all of its hardware was removed. An off-the-shelf wooden paper towel holder was attached on one side and the whole thing was given a new coat of blue paint. Add a stone top, new pulls, and some hardware for hanging towels and such, and you have yourself quite an attractive and functional kitchen island. This one's not used as an island, but it is a dresser in the kitchen. Also check out the back-to-back dressers used as a kitchen island in the post Creative Kitchen Islands.
It's the unofficial bathtub of Carl Sagan and star loving bathers everywhere. Instead of bathing under the stars, users get the sense of floating amongst them with the Nirvana bathtub's 360 LED lights.... The ergonomically designed Nirvana Bathtub not only illuminates your bathing experience, but also offers a 60% savings in water use with it's more shallow high-grade translucent acrylic layer form. A control panel gives access to an electronic tap, automatic water functions, a temperature indicator located on the rim and a hand shower activated at the wave of a hand so you can rinse off after a session with Mr. Bubble. Our favourite detail? The temperature display built-in onto the side of the tub.
Q: After weeks of indecision, my husband and I fell in love with this beautiful mosaic tile for our master bathroom floor and pulled the trigger... maybe a little too quickly. It doesn't work with our original, neutral design and now we're having trouble choosing all the other finishes/fixtures/furniture for the room. While this tile is graphic and pretty fancy, the rest of our home is casual/relaxed with a Scandinavian, mid century bungalow vibe. Any ideas on how to tone this tile down and help it fit in with the rest of our home? Color, vanity, finish, and shower tile suggestions are much appreciated! I've included photos of our current bath to give an idea of the size of the space, but we're tearing it down to the studs so it's a blank slate! Editor: Leave your suggestions for Jenny in the comments - thanks! Have a question for our community? Send us yours with a photo or two attached.
As we look forward to Fall and all of its coziness, we want to shake things up a bit, make the bedroom even better. Not only does adding pattern to a room add warmth and pizazz, but if you do it in the form of a bedspread, sheet or rug, it's something totally removable. So when you get tired of it, you can just retire it for a season until you're ready for it again. Mix large scale patterns with small ones so it doesn't get overwhelming. Palette: choose fabrics and patterns that are part of the same color palette and you'll have a much better time creating a cohesive look. The pattern might be white and white in the form of stripes on the bedding, or different textures on a rug or pillow. Are you over faux bois yet? If not, you're in luck. Look what a little pattern did to this bathroom Take a look at this and see if you don't feel like going really bold. Finally some of our favorite tips for mixing and matching patterns.
I had two speaker stands sitting around that are meant for tiny surround sound speakers with threads in them, but I needed to raise my bookshelf speakers in my room. I removed the L bracket that allows that, and had to create a surface for the speakers to rest on. So I found two hardcover books, punctured the center of the rear cover, and inserted a screw with large fender washers surrounding the cover on each side. If you don't want to sacrifice any books, remember, there are various other DIY methods for creating speaker stands: Dirt-Cheap Speaker Stands using the base of those horrible halogen lamps from college, articulating lamp arms for smaller speakers, or a more elegant IKEA hack solution.
It's often hard to find time to design around a television setup, but it's even harder to do it when all you have is a tiny flat to work with. Our Australian comrade Filip has come to terms with both areas of hardship and created one of the most amazing spaces we've seen in a while. We love how his couch softly creates a divider between his kitchen and living room, executing serene contrast filled with warm, leather fabrics - we just can't help but to drool like crazy! More photos of his marvelous flat can be found on his Flickr. Have a picture to share? Tag them 'Unplggd' and we'll find them! Or join our totally awesome Flickr group, Unplggd.