Here's a solution to help keep your cats active and happy even in a small space. IkeaHacker Barna created this cat climbing tree from Ikea's Stolmen line, and his four cats have never been happier.... See the full post at IkeaHacker and the Stolmen system at Ikea.
'Shallow Hide-away. For those that want a relatively inexpensive way to both mount and hide a flatscreen TV, the BJORNHOLMEN cabinet from IKEA does both while measuring just under 16' in depth and maintaining a low price.... The BJORNHOLMEN has a reinforced back panel for mounting a flat screen TV, so there is no need to drill holes in the wall and cords can be hidden at the back. In addition to drawers with room for storage, the doors on top fold to save space when they're not hiding your TV. While IKEA has many products to mount a flatscreen TV, this is one of the few that does not require the furniture to be attached to the wall or braced between the floor and ceiling. Available in white foiled fiberboard with a solid birch base for $499 from IKEA. 'Width: 51 1/8'.
I think it's safe to say that I am not the only one that regularly lusts after the white floors ubiquitous in Scandinavian homes. If you don't already have hard wood floors, it seemed to be an impossible look to recreate, or at least an expensive one. Lori at Frugal Farmhouse Design recently shared her friend Wendy's installation of white floors into the loft space of her barn/home. Using 8 inch wide lengths of plywood, primer and deck paint, Wendy created the floor that so many of us dream of and did it for a mere 45 cents a square foot! That's just $90 for a 200 square foot room! To see Wendy's step by step instructions, visit Frugal Farmhouse Design: Frugal Friend with Fabulous Taste.
GO TO TIM'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!
We're not normally all too fond of the revival of reproductions of dead animals in home decor. We noticed this particular instance where the effect was pulled off to some success thanks to a thoughtful use of lighting inside this Sunset Strip/Hollywood Hills abode which could easily be applied to other wall hung decorative features. We love the dramatic theater style lighting, the drapery backdrop and the shadows thrown onto the ceiling.... Take a closer peek of what the rest of this nearly $13 million dollar home has to offer besides faux deer heads on the wall here.
GO TO KRISTIN'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!
Our post about Gray Kids Rooms inspired Ohdeedoh reader Leah to write in and share some pictures of the gray kids room she designed for her first child.... 'When we were expecting our first kid last June we didn't find out the sex and wanted to go with a good neutral color for our nursery that doubles as a guest room when the grandparents are in town,' Leah told us. 'I choose the Dwell Robin Motif bedding first and then went with gray on one wall and left the other three walls white. We use the blue and green out of the Robin bedding for accent colors and have since added many pieces to compliment the room - a Robin Rosenthal counting poster as well as a blue Eames RAR rocker. The room has a calm cool feel even on hot and sunny SoCal days. Plus, it works great for my son.' Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France.
We see similar sofas to this one, but not at this price with new(er) cushions. This sofa has a vintage Danish teak frame in great condition with custom made cushions that have barely been used. Currently priced at $200! Want more? Check out some good stuff after the jump.... Thank Craig!
When the last of their kids moved out, Hafeeza and her husband decided to make a big change: they sold their 4,500 square foot house in New Jersey and moved to Manhattan. After run-ins with a few different contractors who weren't available or weren't willing to take on a small project, the couple turned to Sweeten, a New York area resource that matches homeowners with architects, designers, and contractors. They were matched with Sweeten expert Pedro, who was able to make the changes they desired in a quick, hassle-free renovation. Some of the changes to the kitchen, obviously, were cosmetic: new, contrasting cabinets, a quartz countertop, and a new floor give the room a more streamlined, modern look. There were practical changes too: Hafeeza and her husband love to cook and entertain, and wanted more storage and prep space. So in their new kitchen, they decided to forego a dishwasher in lieu of more storage space. The sink was moved to the right of its previous location, leaving a long, continuous work space. In the end, the couple decided that they didn't mind washing dishes, and that they'd get more out of the extra space gained from not having a dishwasher. It's a unique solution that works for them - and the addition of a beautiful, modern new stove has helped them quickly get over the loss of the dishwasher. The couple had originally contemplated removing the kitchen wall, but decided against it when they realized it would only give them 18 inches of extra space. Instead, they chose bright lighting and light, reflective finishes, like the glass backsplash tile, which help the new kitchen feel more spacious despite its small size.
Some apartments need a therapist, others need an exorcist. We've been perusing reviews for the newly-released real estate horror flic Dark Water, and Jennifer Connolly's crib belongs in the latter category. Alright, we'll say it, there are times when decluttering doesn't fully solve the problem. The film is directed by Walter 'Motorcylce Diaries' Salles, a Brazilian, and is based on a short story by Japanese author Koji 'The Ring' Suzuki, and stars Brooklyn Heights-reared Connolly. Where do these people get off knocking the jewel of the East River? In any event, move over Amityville. Bottom line: this film is not for the flower box set, but if you need to work through some issues with your Super and you have a ready supply of anti-depressents, step up.
The NY Times has picked up on the modernist dollhouse craze. I've loved dollhouses and things in miniature for a long time, but devotees to this movement have really wowed me with their collections and creations. Take this miniature replica of the IKEA Expedit, a familiar friend here at Ohdeedoh. Don't you just want to take it and organize it? You can read the NY Times full article and check out the slideshow here.
'And last week I saw Cameron Diaz at Fred Segal, and I talked her out of buying this truly heinous angora sweater. Whoever said orange was the new pink was seriously disturbed...' -Elle Woods. We're not the biggest fans of pink, but damned if we're not going to admit that we are loving these pink sofas! Pink is one of those colors that scares us: too bright, and it looks like a hair extension from the Avril Lavigne collection. Too muted, and we're sipping tea at Grandma's. After taking a look at these sofas, we're thinking maybe the secret to pink is using it in bold graphic textile patterns to diffuse the prissy factor.....