Q: I have an old dresser that just won't cooperate and, before I refinish it, I want to make sure it will play nice. I have tried every size and shape of art I can think of to put above it, every combination of lamps and other decor to go on top of it, and I just can't come up with anything that looks good:
Q: After weeks of sofa shopping, I fell in love with the Jackson chaise-sectional at West Elm (in the picture). But, when I went to purchase it during the West Elm Buy More Save More event (25% off!), I was told that it was discontinued! Now I have renewed my search for the perfect chaise-sectional. I am looking for an apartment-sized sectional (<90"), that has a similar style (tufted back cushions, modern look), is high enough that I can vacuum below it, and with a chaise-section that can be placed on either side of the sofa. I've checked all the big name (and some of the smaller) retailers in Toronto, and have liked the Jackson best. Does anyone know where I can find a sofa like this for less than $1500?
Q: My living room/kitchen/TV room/studio is a beautifully large, open plan loft. But I'm having a hard time making it "party ready". There's some dead space just as you enter that is where people tend to hang around, since it is close to the kitchen, and then nobody really moves on to the "sitting" area.
Q: How do I arrange my furniture in a living room with only two usable walls?? My kitchen takes up an entire wall, and another is floor to ceiling windows. I don't want to completely block out the daylight with curtains, but I need ideas for arranging furniture in a stylish way with minimal glare on my TV and computer. I have a TV stand, computer desk, and a love seat to work with.
Q: What are some ways to add more wall space when there isn't enough? There is a partition wall in my living room that isn't long enough for my furniture. I've tried numerous combinations, and the furniture either extends beyond the wall or seems to just float with no anchor to anything. I'm open to rearranging, adding or taking away furniture. Maybe I could make better use of the wall where the hallway door is? Add floor to ceiling bookcases at the end of tje partition wall? The entire living room/dining room is begging for suggestions. Rugs, paint, lamps, etc? Thank you.
Q: My husband and I are moving out of state next month. Our new place is a two bedroom basement apartment. I like our new kitchen but it definitely needs a facelift! This kitchen may even need a little extra help because the apartment's washer and dryer are also tucked away in the kitchen.
Q: My boyfriend and I just moved to a small two-room apartment. The smaller room looks nice and bright, but the larger one — even though it has a glass door to the terrace — is a bit dark. We thought it would be a waste to put a wardrobe and bed in the sunnier smaller room and to not use it by daylight.
Q: I've recently moved into a studio apartment with a walk-in closet. The closet is 6 feet by 5 feet... and I would really love to make it into a sleeping nook/very tiny bedroom. But is it possible to find a mattress that will fit in there, much less a bed frame? Any insights/creative ideas would be so appreciated.
Q: I just moved in (pardon the mess) to a new place with these big, beautiful sliding glass windows. They are about 106 inches across, and 12 feet tall. I'm debating what sort of window treatment I want to use for them. I'm thinking of doing big white rollers, but am not opposed to curtains either. I just don't want to make the room feel heavy or block the view. Would love to hear what you think.
Q: I have a small apartment, and just bought this brand new white couch. It seats about 3 people if you squeeze in. I was thinking about adding an armchair but am not 100% sure where I would put it. I like the open floor plan, so I don't want to make the space feel smaller by putting a large chair in the middle of the space.