If you're into the mountain trend, you're going to love this quick and crafty DIY project. Cyrielle of Carnets Parisiens lives in Paris, but dreams of a remote mountain cottage. For the time being she's settled for this lovely mountain-inspired shelf. If you've got some spare lumber and know how to use a jigsaw, this project is for you.
IKEA's Expedit is the world's most popular storage solution for home offices. But if you don't keep it tidy, looking at cluttered compartments will do nothing for your motivation and home office decor. Part gallery wall and part storage, here's a DIY project which elevates the shelving unit from dime-a-dozen warehouse furniture into a mini-museum.
I've got a pretty shallow desk, just small enough to squeeze into a closet. And even though I've wall mounted my computer monitor and have all my daily office essentials tucked away as clutter-free as possible, I'm always on the hunt for solutions to further optimize space efficiency. This new Quirky sponsored design, the Stashboard, definitely appeals to my small space sensibilities, taking advantage of the space just underneath iMac and Thunderbolt Display users screens...
Rental bathrooms are often small, a fact that can make storage options tricky, especially when coupled with landlord restrictions. Here are twelve options, large and small, that make the most of vertical space, narrow floor space, and visual space.
This recent house tour -- Mary Lee's Life in 300 Square Feet -- is a perfect example of carving out a bedroom space even in a small studio. By day this room serves as cozy little living room, complete with a home office. By night, the sofa folds out, the bedding comes out of the storage cubes, and voila -- a bedroom. I rounded up a shopping list of the essential components of Mary's living room, along with a quick guide to why it works...
Chances are, if you're reading Apartment Therapy, you're not the type to just accept what you're given with a home. You're always looking for ways to improve your apartment and make it all seamlessly fit your life. While you might have considered taking the doors off the kitchen cabinets (a great visual trick for renters in small spaces), you might not have considered that open shelving might work in another room in the home: Your office.
Designer Ryden Rizzo's passion for woodworking shines with this simple, yet perfectly compact solution for charging and displaying the iPhone 5 on a wall. What looks like just a block of black walnut opens up to reveal a carved out space to hold the Apple Lightning connector cable, secured using four small but strong rare earth magnets. And when closed, the wood and brass hinge make a satisfying "clank" so you're sure everything is all safe and sound.
For years IKEA's EXPEDIT has been a ubiquitous storage solution for homes everywhere. But recently the Swedish furnishing giant's VITTSJÖ has been showing up more and more on my design radar. It doesn't scream IKEA, and you'd never guess the system starts as low as $40. The black metal and glass shelving system has a nice industrial quality on its own, but it seems to really shine when it's given a bright coat of paint. Here are five really great examples of VITTSJÖ's potential.