Drop-leaf and gateleg tables are a godsend for small homes. Keep the leaves down and conserve valuable space, or raise them up and squeeze additional people in at the dinner table. The holidays are just around the corner, so explore these ten great picks for 2014...
Sputnik chandeliers are characterized by multiple straight arms tipped with single bulbs. The iconic light fixtures make a big impact in living and dining spaces, but a few have cropped up in nursery tours here on Apartment Therapy. The effect is playful, unexpected, and can skew glamorous or futuristic depending on the other room elements. Here are five favorites along with some tips for getting the look at home.
Since starting Apartment Therapy in 2004, we've seen a lot of change in the industry; things have sped up, manufacture is largely overseas, people are more connected to ideas and products and old, traditional companies have really faltered. Despite the recession, which knocked homeowners to the ground, cracks have appeared in the pavement and new companies and ideas have shot up. We've watched the rise of flash sale sites, small design retailers, mass online retailers like Wayfair and Amazon, and aggressive cataloging by the likes of Restoration Hardware. Now something else is happening.
The high tech universal remotes you bought your parents for the last few holiday seasons are out. Turning your phone into a universal remote is the future. And why not? It's always with you. It connects with Bluetooth to many devices already. Add the TV and gaming systems and suddenly lots of remote problems are solved. That's where Blumoo comes in.
I've always loved these big fat border sheets, but they've never done them in this hot red. The dark colors here and the modern stripe in a bohemian traditional setting like the pic above are all perfect.
We are well into fall, but infamous Black Friday isn’t too far away either. What should you buy this month, versus hold off on until November? Here’s what you can expect to find good deals on this October:
I've seen many horizontal book storage designs over the years, but this one is better for two reasons: one, it mounts on the wall, which saves you precious floorspace, and two, it's made of lovely, warm teak.
It's been beautiful biking weather in these parts, but winter weather will be rolling in in no time. If you don't have a proper place to store you bike yet, you might want to consider one of these five options. Good for small apartments where space is at a premium, these hooks are low profile and relatively easy to install.