If you've been following us, you know that we're excited about the trend toward grey in childrens' spaces. Check out this lovely dove grey and white pagoda design gracing this bedroom. It's the work of Martensen Jones Interiors and what a beautiful impact the pattern makes on the wall. The dove grey works like a pastel, keeping things light and airy, yet sophisticated. The wall treatment can work for a young child, older child, or an adult. For more grey combinations check out these posts: grey and pink grey and yellow grey and red grey Swedish style.
COLOR PALETTE: Neutrals with Orange Pops - grays, orange, black, brown, wheatbread. GO TO JOY'S 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!
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They say that bathrooms are the biggest money pits right now. Whereas people used to sink cash into kitchens and living areas, bathrooms are getting the most upgrade attention lately. This bathroom would certainly be a case in point, but the ideas could be adapted. We found this bathroom by Connie Braemer, a Canadian interior designer, and we liked the raw stone trough sink with the faucets coming out of the wall.
It's hard enough to find an affordable apartment in San Francisco without requiring period extras like a wood-burning fireplace. So this product fascinates: a sleek wall-mounted steel 'Fireplace' that requires neither chimney nor gas line because it burns organically-produced Ethanol. Ethanol is more green than anything you would use to fuel a traditional or gas fireplace, though burning ethanol does produce greenhouse emissions. Designed by Floz Design for Blomus and available in three sizes, Chimos can be found here.
I have a passion for collecting large format geometric and hardedge art from 60's and 70's. Displaying large format pieces in a small apartment creates an interesting space. We live in downtown Brooklyn, where there are a lot of new luxury condos. We chose a building that had less bells and whistles, but with the large savings, we were able to make changes and add details that are more to our tastes; including glass walls to let more light in and new kitchen and baths. HOUSE TOUR ARCHIVE Check out past house tours here Interested in sharing your home with Apartment Therapy? Contact the editors through our House Tour Submission Form. Are you a designer/architect/decorator interested in sharing a residential project with Apartment Therapy readers? Contact the editors through our Professional Submission Form.
Parents seem to shy away from using purple in their children's rooms. We can understand why - it's a strong color and if not done carefully could look like you hired Barney as your decorator. This room by Amie Weitzman is a perfect example of how purple, in small and subtle doses, can be really lovely for kids. Notice how Weitzman, an interior decorator, used different shades of purple ranging from lavender to periwinkle to avoid a predictable matchy-matchy look. Purple paint on the ceiling and part of the wall are muted enough not to interfere with the airy feel of the room and the purple backdrop to the bold silhouette is unexpected and memorable. You can see this room here and more of Weitzman's work in her portfolio gallery.
Purple was our favorite color growing up, and we still have a decent soft spot for it. Recently we came across these two kitchens designed around the royal hue, and we're struck by how versatile it is, coordinating with gray for a modern look, and brown for a warmer feel. The kitchen can also be a particularly good place to play with color, since it's near to, but often still separate from the main area of a house or apartment.