In trying to configure her home office, Kelly from View Along the Way ran into what she describes as a very "hush-hush" problem for designers: the lamp cord. Rather than working around unsightly or trip-causing cords, Kelly and her husband figured out a clever, inexpensive way to get rid of the problem altogether.
How useful would it be to have an outlet in the bathroom or kitchen for a drawer where small appliances like rechargeable flashlights, smartphone, hair dryers, curling irons, and other occasional use plug-in items could easily access and plug-in? GardenWeb user, beaglesdoitbetter, had an outlet professionally installed inside her master bath vanity and I'm left wondering why this isn't more common...
Just like suitcases with wheels, recessed power outlets are one of those "I can't believe it wasn't around 'til now" inventions. But even if you know they exist, you might not know how to use them. Here are five places around any home, apartment or loft where you should install this space-saving electrical hardware.
A few months back I submitted a Good Question to the Apartment Therapy community asking if you knew where to find a swag light similar to Don Draper's. The answer, it seems, is that half of you remember seeing one in your grandmother's house decades ago, the other half of you just threw one away, and the only two similar lights in the world were just snagged by Emily Henderson at an L.A. thrift store. Well, it's a few days before the season finale, and I'm finally done making my own.
I recently discovered that if you are renter, like me, one of the easiest ways to make a space feel more personal is to change the light fixture. It can change the overall mood of a room and it also gives you the opportunity to select the kind of light you want in your home. Of course, in my case, the change was extreme as we only had bare bulbs to begin with, but it's incredible how a relatively simple task can make such a difference!
Tired of ugly faceplates cluttering up your freshly painted wall? They stick out like a sore thumb after all the hard work we've done in designing and styling our homes. Here are a few great options to clean up the look of your home!
I recently worked with a client who told me he wanted to incorporate his collection of vintage telegraph insulators into a new project. I'll be honest, I had no idea what they were, but after a little research I completely understood his fascination with these colorful glass gems.
In search of the perfect bedside fixture I've developed a minor obsession with task lights. Versatile and sleek, they are a great fit for the bedroom. For a little eye candy, check out this collection of bedrooms from our house tours. And if you're not convinced, read on for a few reasons why a task light might be the bedside solution you've been searching for...
We first showed you this modern new smoke alarm a few years ago, but the Kidde Silhouette is now an affordable and more widely available option for your next renovation project. (I'm actually considering swapping out our newish but clunky alarms for these beauties!)
By now, it is fairly common knowledge that devices that are left plugged in continue to use electricity even when powered off. While its a good policy to unplug devices that are not in use, there are times when that is just not possible, particularly when charging devices like batteries or electric toothbrushes that you might leave to charge when you ar not at home.