If you are unable to either fly or levitate, a staircase is a great way to get from one level of your home to another. But a staircase is also, it turns out, a great place to spell out a message, be it on the treads or on the risers. These staircases all have a little something to say, which is sure to make ascending to the second floor a more contemplative experience.
Last time we tested paint on vinyl, this time we're testing it on softer upholstery fabrics. We've all seen chair makeovers on Pinterest and they look great —but just how comfortable are they? And how well does the paint hold up? Well, we've been wondering too, so we rounded up a couple pieces of furniture and put them to the test! Here are our results:
This month, we hit our one millionth Color Search, and to celebrate, we've relaunched the tool with a brand new interface that makes it even easier to find the palettes you're looking for, and to save the colors you love. Last July, we partnered with Sherwin-Williams to launch Apartment Therapy Color Search, a tool that allows you to search all of our House Tour archives by color, so you can get real-life inspiration featuring the palette of your choice. Let us show you around what we're calling Color Search 2.0 and tell you how we see it changing your life.
I don't know if it was the warmer weather that prompted Gwen to make a change to her fireplace, but what she did certainly heralds a brand new spring season. Out went the drab and brown feel, and in its place stood something much, much happier.
If you're interested in making your home beautiful, useful and just plain fun to be in, there are some basics of design you need to know. The good news? Once you learn this stuff, you'll be able to use it in any room, in any home, forever. We'll help you get started. C'mon.
Nothing perks up a home faster than a little color — and some of the most fun spots to add color are the ones you'd least expect. These painting projects will definitely make you do a double take, and they just might put a smile on your face, too.
My friend's newly purchased apartment includes a short interior staircase and I suggested she paint the stair rails the same color as the (blue) wall behind them. Will she do it? She's thinking about it. There are many good reasons to try this painting technique; here are seven along with pictures to illustrate the strategy.
One of the many things you can do to transform your kitchen is to change your countertops. If completely replacing them isn't an option for you right now, updating your existing laminate with countertop coating is a great way to achieve a new, fresh look without breaking the bank.