In this mass produced world there's an easy disconnect between products and the people who make them. Part of the fun of seeking out unique items to decorate our homes is meeting the people and learning the stories behind them. People like Andrea Mihalik, the former photojournalist-turned-furniture-rehabber.
A place for everything and everything in its place. Your mantra, or your aspiration? Either way, I love each and every one of these storage options for kids' rooms. The light warm wood with icy spots of color on each is lovely, but not too serious. (The silly faces on those storage boxes don't hurt either.)
The molded plastic rocker, whether the authentic Eames variety or one of the many replicas, is a definite design classic. Originally designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1948, we still see these stylish rockers in a lot of house tours and kids rooms today. To get the look in your own home, check out our resource list for this iconic rocker after the jump…
In most home settings, a small file cabinet is enough to contain important documents so there's no need for one of those tall, multi-drawer cabinets. Most (if not all) of the small cabinets on this list should be low enough to fit under a desk but you could also use one as a side table if you're lacking space.
Designed by Eero Aarnio in 1966, the ball chair looks as futuristic today as it did 40+ years ago. Sitting in one is like escaping into a room within a room, especially if you choose one of the models with integrated speakers. While you can keep your eye out for a vintage model, we've rounded up five sources for new ball chairs — both original and reproduction.
Name: Stefan (14 months) Location: Manhattan, New York Room Size: 9.5' x 12'
Tina and Stefan were first-time parents but second-time clients, brought to me from Apartment Therapy itself several years back. Tina's "Good Question," about preserving the freshness in their master bedroom while still showcasing some gorgeous family furniture led to my working with this lovely couple, and designing a nursery for their newest gender-to-remain-a-mystery-until-delivery-date soon-to-be.
Ever like a certain look, but can't quite put your finger on what the style is? This past year we started a catalog of eight distinct decor styles and highlighted everything from kids rooms, to furniture and even light fixtures that fit within these categories. Here we have them all in one place for your browsing pleasure (even more links after the jump!):
Bold geometric duvet covers are a great way to welcome overnight guests. As the largest piece of furniture in a bedroom, the bed instantly sets the tone in the space. Bed linens like these are cheerful, attractive and make your guest room look crisp and clean. Some of these even have different front and back prints, giving you two different looks.
Maybe it's nostalgia, but there's something about a cheerful polka dot pattern that makes me smile. Whether you're looking for a gift for your foodie friend or fashionista sister, we've got you covered.
Name: Pierson Jacquelin, freelance TV editor/producer; Annie Jacquelin, mom; and 2.5 year old son Mason Location: Culver City, Los Angeles, California Size: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: 5 years
"Just one more project before it's finished"… I had to wait a bit to see the final reveal of Annie and Pierson's home. Annie had been working day and night to finish things up, touching up paint, installing wallpaper, and going over every detail in the house. The design of your own home can be very personal, and I think everyone can relate to the feeling of never being quite finished.