Kids and pets are no problem in the comfy living room featured in Cass & Carla's Elegant, Playful Home. This Austin-based family has created a cool, welcoming space using fun textures and pops of color. Want the look? Shop the room:
Your heart skips a beat in the presence of metallics, mirrors, lacquer and sheen. You go all googly for luxe finishes, elegant furniture details, and rich fabrics and wallpapers. You'd sell your first-born child for a zebra-striped rug or a gold-toned wall sconce. Here's a news flash for you: you love Classic Glam.
Name:Maxwell & Ursula Type of Project: Light renovation of a rental apt Location: Soho, NYC Type of building: Two bedroom apartment
When I used to work with clients, I always struggled to get them to cover their windows with shades or curtains. "We don't want to lose any light!" they would say, or "I want my home to be modern!", or "Curtains are fussy!". Hmmmmm. Ok, here's my pitch. Windows by themselves are practical but ugly unfiltered openings in the side of your home. By adding what I consider the two essential elements to them, shades and curtains, you soften the hard frame of the window and allow for infinite variation in the light that comes into your home. I'm on a mission.
I drool over high-end designer pieces as much as the next gal, but often their prices are more than what I could use to put together an entire room. The black marble and graphic silver base of this coffee table inspired a bold living area full of pattern and texture which includes a similar table and tallies up at a price almost equal to the collectible. Which would you rather have, the collectible, or the complete room?
Sleek and modern isn't everyone's cup of tea. Yet the majority of us have a television and a few other visible glowing devices kept out in the open. We've gone back and collected a few examples from our house tour archives to find examples where the rustic and handmade were given equal billing with their plugged-in housemates...
Making the leap from IKEA flat-pack to grown-up, solid wood furniture seems daunting when you're on the earlier side of the transition. But if you've ever put together a MALM dresser with a cordless screwdriver, you can probably handle one of these wood projects for your living room.
Here we are again folks, this time with a relaxed organic space that says, "Hey, you know what? If I want to pretend I'm home on the range, then that's my business." The cost of all these goodies is $11,692. You know the drill: click to see the second, less expensive, version.
For today's Shop the Room post, we're taking a peek into Kate & Chad's Art-Filled Dwelling. I spy a few great basics in this room, all of which are quite affordable, and all of which come together to create a great blank slate for their colorful art collection.
One of the best parts of the house tours here on Apartment Therapy is finding inspiration for our own homes. That inspiration often leads to searching around for the individual pieces to replicate the look, which can feel like an interiors scavenger hunt. We've rounded up some of the key pieces in Hannah & Brandon's "Ever Evolving" Classically Modern Reno living room to help all you design hunters get the look at home.