'Guess the Decade' is back with a fairly formal, very feminine sitting room, with a roaring fire to welcome us. Comments and conjecture are welcome in the comments, as always, but if you know the source of the photo - PLEASE don't tell. We promise to reveal it tomorrow, so please check back then for the answer.
Q: My fiance and I just moved in together and we are looking to re-decorate his place. For the living room, we finally settled on white covers for the Ikea Ektorp sofa and loveseat, and Benjamin Moore's Pebble Beach gray for the walls. We are on the hunt for warm and fun accent colors/pieces to spice up the color palette. Editor: Leave your suggestions for Sarah in the comments - thanks! Got a question? Email yours with pic attachments here.
Jae sent us an email about an amazing DIY renovation of her bedroom. Using MDF, paint and just a smidge over $100, she now has a whole new look with tons of architectural detail. Jae writes: Writeup: I wanted to lighten up our bedroom but still keep it calming and relaxing. Most of the transformation was done with paint but we did add a board & batten accent wall for a large impact. I walked out of Lowe's with a receipt for $102. That included 2 gallons of paint, the MDF, the two trim pieces, and a few miscellaneous items.
This time around we see a wall mounted Stolmen drawer set acting as both dresser and media center. We like this solution because it serves both media equipment and clothes storage needs while nicely blending the TV and electronics equipment into the bedroom...although most people we know are very much against having a TV in the bedroom. Since it is mentioned that the cable box is located in one of the drawers underneath the TV, we are assuming that RF rather than infrared is being used for remote control needs, something that needs to be considered in going with this type of cabinet as media storage.
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Art sent in an email: I've been waiting a long time to as the AT community for some help on this one. I have attached a couple pictures of a chair that I garbage picked when I was in college. It wasn't in the best shape when I picked it up. It had a perfect little round hole in the plastic base that I assumed was an entryway for a mouse and the fabric was pretty faded.... I feel somewhat attached to the chair because not only for its design but because I find it interesting that when I found it, I had no idea who designed it and that I would become so interested in design. The fact that I picked it out of the snow and held on to it makes it kind of symbolic. I would like to try and make the piece look new again. I don't think it would be practical to re-upholster it because the cost would probably be more than the value of the chair. I was thinking of something a little more unconventional. What if I had it dyed black? It would go well with my decor and I'm thinking that would definitely hide the imperfections that are apparent in its current condition. How would I go about dyeing something like this? What materials and what kind of process is involved? Thanks! And also, if anyone has any alternative suggestions or recommendations I would be glad to hear them.
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I was wondering if you all knew of a good place to find interesting wallpaper? Include QUESTIONS in subject line: sf apartmenttherapy comLink To All Good Questions. We love any opportunity to point out that we have tons of great archives that may offer ideas and answers to your questions...and this is one of 'em! We've blogged some interesting wallpaper resources here at AT:SF, which can be found here. NY's wallpaper archives are here, Chicago's are here, and LA's are here. To your question directly: here are a few sources and designers we particularly like. Though we haven't checked these guys out thoroughly, they seem to have a large selection at good prices: shop4wallpaper.com.
After a weekend jaunt through CB2, we will stand behind our initial reaction to the Alchemy Table and Stool! These are beautiful pieces in person. After the post initially went up, both pieces temporarily disappeared from the CB2 website. While there was some concern that they were discontinued, they're back!.... Check out our initial post on these unique pieces here. Also in the picture are the Bauhaus lamps in gravel, a brownish gray color. Check out the discussion here, for more about metal-shade lamps.
Marble countertops are everywhere these days, and with good reason, because we love their sophistication and natural beauty. If there's any drawback to the material, it's that it comes off a little cold. Which is why we are loving these Italian 3D foam tiles right now. Paired with the white stone, they add texture and softness, and a completely different dimension. We first spotted them at Dwell on Design, and are starting to see them pop up in various shelter magazines. Like the look? Read on to get this style for your own home.... While the tiles seen here aren't available for the American market as of yet, their manufacturer, Italian company Foamgiorno, assures us that they are coming soon.
After traveling around the world with hubby and two small kids and living in Ireland and England we moved back to my hometown into this cute little 1920s art deco home. I worked as a florist overseas and fell in love with green foliage against a green backdrop, hence my green house color. My home is tucked below the road slightly and it feels like an oasis protected from the street! Favorites....My black lounge with family heirloom black chesterfield sofa and white china swans from Iconic New Zealand brand, Crown Lynn. This home with all its black and white and green is just me! People come in and say how absolutely this house fits me. I'm always moving things around, changing things and fluffing my nest! It's not unusual for my husband to come home from work and find I've changed the bedroom around and he can't find the bed in the dark! It is my nest, a building I love and the home I have made for my family. My 86 years young Mum is about to move in too - all my favorite things, belongings, and especially people in a little green house! Interested in sharing your home with Apartment Therapy? Contact the editors through our House Tour & House Call Submission Form.