Q: Is there any rule about matching wood floors to the color of the wood ceilings? I'm going to rehab a mid-century house that has wonderful tongue and groove cathedral ceilings, and I'm wondering if the wood floors I install should match the color of the wooden ceilings? - Sent from Edgar in New York
I'm actually in the market for a new desk chair myself, an incentive for revamping the home office. Names like Eames, Herman Miller and Emco usually come to mind when thinking of seating but there are plenty of other options. Remember, like your bed for sleeping, a quality chair will keep your body healthy ergonomically, comfortable throughout all day long and most importantly, help your office look 100 percent better.
Clearly a pattern can't be claimed strictly for male or female use and sometimes a reference to the opposite sex can add an element of surprise to a space, but these patterns have a long-standing connection to the masculine, both in fashion and design.
As this post goes up, I'm on my way to Chicago to meet Jarrett, the second guy I'm working with over the summer. With the help of Valspar Paint, I'm visiting five cities and redoing five guys' rooms.
Jarrett works in law, and he lives with his wife in a classic Chicago bungalow that they've been slowly but surely updating. Jarrett and Catherine have been documenting their hard work on their blog, BungalowBungahigh.wordpress.com, and Jarrett's asked for my help with their basement bar. This room has the potential to be really amazing, but right now it's kind of a wreck.
Late June (in the middle of World Cup soccer season) seems like the ideal time to revisit this airy home in South Africa. Located along Kalk Bay in Cape Town, it's a year-round home that's so relaxed, it feels like a weekend getaway.
Oh, men and their cars! Such a cliche, yet one that rings true to life for many. Rather than hide your love of our four wheeled friend, why not proudly display it in a more subtle way than perhaps, oh I don't know, parking your car in your living room? Here is a roundup of some automobile inspired art, both originals and prints, to adorn your walls.
Since our Inside Man project is all about guy style, why not showcase some men who've built a stylish life together? All these homes come from couples who have graciously shared a House Tour with Apartment Therapy. It's man on man design at its best.
With the help of Valspar Paint, I'm working with five guys across the country to re-do a room in their home. My first meeting was with David — a really nice, laid-back guy who lives in a Brooklyn brownstone.
The first thing I noticed about David's living room is that it gets great light and has amazing bones. The space has honey-colored pine floors, gorgeous wood trim, and a working fireplace! David (who, by the way, doesn't own a TV — really rare) explained that he likes how open the room feels, but he wants to have a setup that's more conducive to conversation when he has friends over. He also wants a wall color that will keep the room feeling light and airy.
While I'm not the biggest liquor connoisseur, I do enjoy the occasional cocktail, and always admire a well stocked bar. Consider it an entertaining investment, a place of intrigue or conversation, AND a place to get the party started. Apartment Therapy has a considerable amount of resources on beautiful bar setups. The best, after the jump.
Many a world traveler has honed his taste for adventure long before he could read a map, let alone drive a car. So when a wayfaring spirit finally settles into a home, it's only fitting that the space should recall journeys past, present, or only imagined.