Black and white stripes pack a bold punch, which is great, because summer is no time to be subdued and demure. Go for it with this striped furniture and decor for the outdoors.
From the design firm that brought you the oversized-pac-man bookshelf comes these ghost-shaped lamps. As if you needed an excuse to turn your living room into a video game. Complete your media wall with these wall-mounted Ghosty lamps. Surely made to resemble Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde, these lamps are made from a steel support and translucent colored Corian. Hang them on the wall or prop them on a table stand. They're available in four colors; Glacier Ice, Mint Ice, Strawberry Ice and Lime Ice; but you'll have to email GinePro Design to snag one. What do you like better? these Ghosty lamps or the 80's Ghost lamp featured previously on Unplggd?
We were pleased to see Jeannie and Edwin's bedroom in the Domino Reader's Bedroom contest. Their loft in Downtown LA is so chic, and we loved how they used dark peacock blue/teal in their bedroom-something that we don't see too often. After seeing their spot and Ronke from NYC's blue bedroom, we're thinking there must be something to this color.... And even though these rooms are using different shades, they still evoke a similar glamorous feel to the bedroom. We love the gold and black paired with the more muted blue in Jeannie and Edwin's space; and the red and white bring a bright pop to the brighter blue that Ronke used. Maybe the real secret to using dark blues in the bedroom is making sure you have a mirrored table by the bed and a strong black-and-white graphic rug.... Check out more bedrooms that were entered into the Domino Decorating Contest.
This is actually quite hard to pull off if you've actually given it a try, but if you're like Swedish interior designer Marie Olsson Nylander, you take any task given quite seriously. Like we said, no task is impossible if you put your mind to it. That and you also need to consider how to pull off modern amenities without making it seem like so. Like we always say, 'When going big, you can't hold back.' As for the desk, a pair of simple all-in-one PCs is a reasonable choice since it cuts down on clutter and the built-in speakers eliminate the need for external speakers. We personally would have gone for a completely wireless system with the keyboard and mouse, but we understand there's really nowhere to tuck it away unless you grab one of those fancy vintage fold-out secretary desks, in which care wireless still wouldn't matter much. All in all, it's hard to pull off such a look, but if you've already got the Unplggd mentality with carefully hiding away those wires and decluttering as a habit, you're well on your way there and you may not even know it! What do you guys think? What's it take to pull off the ultimate vintage-eclectic home office?
Fredik Larsson and James Anthony opened Scandinavian Grace, in Williamsburg a year and a half ago. Initially their focus was just on Scandinavian glass and housewares. Then six months ago, they expanded into the space next door and into large items for the home.... Scandinavian Grace is committed to introducing new Scandinavian designers and products to an American audience. As we browsed the store, we noticed how many of the items seem perfectly suited to New York apartment such as a drop-leaf dining table with a narrow profile, a floor lamp that leans against the wall and out of the way, and modern sofas that are completely slipcovered. Although some of the larger items are on the expensive side, there are smaller housewares to fit every budget. We love the Kaj Franck designed Kartio Tumbler, and the Paus Cheese Dome, and the Teema line, also by Kaj Franck that can go from oven to table. Updated - since reviewing this store the name has changed to Scandinavian Design House.
Name: Jo Location: Atlanta, GA Division: Warm Inspiration for my palette: The combination was inspired by a painting my aunt did that hangs in that room. I love trying bold combinations of color, and I've always loved the juxtaposition of teal and orange, and finally got the courage to use it in my 1930s bungalow!
A classic contemporary design, this Ligne Roset Dining Table & 4 Chairs will give you instant pop and mocoloco charm. Conditions seems mint, so you will have to really haggle if you want to get Peter and Tony down on their price. 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.Thanks, Craig!
From the brokers over at Alvhem, we were able to catch a glimpse of a beautiful property in Göteborg, Sweden, filled with Scandinavian influences aplenty. We've held many examples on how to go white before, but never have we seen something so thoughtfully integrated as this. While the first thing we'd like to point out would be the fact that the couch is just way too far away from the television set to be able to view any high definition movies properly, the openness of the space actually creates a very airy environment that's anything but a claustrophobic home theater. Depending on what you're looking for, perhaps avoiding the whole surround sound experience and wire headaches may just create that open living room feeling that you've been missing. Or, you could check out the Flatwire sound wiring system we reviewed a while back. If you're in the market for a white television set, you should check out our previous post where we rounded up 10 white LCD HDTVs for your viewing pleasure.
If you like to rearrange the furniture every now and then, consider this great little table from Shaker Workshops. The Harvard Table could do time bedside, sofa-side, as a console, or even as a small desk. We like the Harvard Table not only for its versatility, but for its simplicity. Crafted from solid cherry, it's sturdy without sitting heavy. Its slender, elegant proportions lend themselves to the verticality of Victorian interiors. The Harvard table is a bargain too, if you like to DIY. Finished it's $480 and as a kit only $240. Available here.
Two pounds of pages and pages of day-glo space age decor. Robert Harling's 1971 Modern Furniture and Decoration is a flashback exploration of the plastic fantastic era in all its eye squinting inducing glory. There's something really wonderful about how adventurous interior decorators and furniture designers set out to be in the late 60's and early 70's. Acrylic, fiberglass, moulded plastics and organic geometrics were boldly paired with primary colours that still resonate today as being 'Modern'. Love it or hate it, this book's 208 pages are filled with unforgettable interiors. If you've got a great decor photo/image or design idea from an out-of-print source, please send it to la(at)apartmenttherapy(dot)com, including the title and publication information. Not sure about the geometric bedding that matches the wallpaper, but I love the bed with low matching side tables. The setting totally screams 'Coffee, tea or me?'. I think Kelly Wearstler purchased this loveseat and made an outfit with the Pucci print upholstery.
Christmas tree lots have begun sprouting up all throughout town, and now you can use an app, My Tree Lot Finder, to hone in on the closest independent tree lots throughout town, complete with address, amenities, and tree care tips built-in, right from your Android device. There's also a Firewood Finder app in the works, another useful mobile tool for getting the home ready for the holidays, and both are available for a 'Why not' price of absolutely free!