Our Room for Color entries are pouring in, and they're packed with bright ideas. Take Rebecca's "Charging Up — Winding Down" room: We love how she chose a dramatic blue — SW 6228 Refuge from Sherwin-Williams — for her combination office-bar, a room that can look a little moodier because it's not the center of the action. And though color can be a matter of taste, studies do show that blue promotes intellectual calm and focus, which makes it perfect for a workspace.
We pulled some beautiful entries for more tips on making color work for you.
Heather had the perfect place to feature photos of her two daughters. A bright hallway between the girls' rooms, it would help define the 'children's area' of their home, while giving it the personalize feel she was looking for. But Heather wasn't thrilled with the gallery wall she'd created. She wanted to print larger photos on canvas and to include her older daughter's artwork, but she wasn't sure what sizes to get, or how to properly hang them on the wall. We told Heather about Shutterfly's new Design-A-Wall tool, and then watched as she took her gallery wall to the next level. Want to see how it turned out?
From the books on your shelves to the art on your walls, a true home is more than a living space; it's a self-portrait. That's the spirit behind the #livewhoyouare campaign by The Corcoran Group, the full-service real-estate firm — and they want you to get into that spirit, too, with an amazing contest and prize.
Talk about a magazine-ready meal: Food & Wine — the ultimate authority on all things gastronomical — has teamed with the tableware pros at Gorham to create a dinnerware and cookware collection worthy of the glossiest cover photo.
Want to up your kitchen game? Choose from two lines of functional, beautiful cookware: stainless steel and a lightweight, enameled cast iron. Looking to serve a gorgeous meal? Take your pick from three clean, contemporary dinnerware lines: the Scandinavian‐inspired Modern Farmhouse; the party-friendly Entertainer; and the precision-minded On the Dot, which has a raised dot on each plate's 12 o'clock position to help you plate like a pro. (Hello, sauce swirls.) The Food & Wine Collection for Gorham, available on Amazon, also features European‐made drinkware, oven‐to‐table bakeware and three different styles of flatware — but that's not even the best part. That'd be the sweepstakes.
Few of us would say our favorite color is white, yet that's just the hue of so many of our walls — even for those of us free to paint them any color we want! The challenge: finding a color we love and committing. But where do you find color inspiration?
The answer: everywhere! Color inspiration is all around us, if we pay attention. Be mindful of what's right under your nose — if the mood or look of a color strikes you, it just might be the hue for you. Look a little closer the next time you're...
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Prize: Modern Office Chair
From: Wobi Value: $240-$930
Our friends at Wobi are giving away an office chair to THREE lucky Apartment Therapy readers! The winners will get to choose their favorite from this selection of Wobi's sleek office chairs so that they start the fall with a great seat to work from.
We've been talking about how scent is an overlooked element in creating the perfect, personal interior, whether it's a refreshing bedroom, an uplifting living room, or a cozy den. Now our friends at Glade want to help one lucky reader refresh their home with a special Glade Home Fragrance Prize Pack, including a $300 CB2 gift card!
As the seasons change, we like to play with the decor in our homes. Nothing major, but a few small changes that help our home transition to the colder months. At the same time, we like to change the olfactory way we experience our home, moving away from lavender or honeysuckle and toward vanilla bean, woodsmoke, and bergamot. Getting your home smelling like autumn is a great inspiration for getting it to look and feel as cozy as you want it when the leaves start to fall.
Prize: The chair of your dreams From: Joybird Value: $950 - $1,499
Our friends at Joybird are giving away custom chairs to two lucky Apartment Therapy readers! Winners will get to choose their favorite chair from Joybird’s extensive collection of mid-century modern designs and make it their own by customizing upholstery and finishes.
We don't usually talk about scent when it comes to designing an interior. But research shows that fragrance has a significant impact on mood, and isn't decorating your home fundamentally about setting a mood? We want some rooms to be calm and relaxing, and others to be warm and lively. We've put together a mood board for an uplifting, charming and flirtatious room, inspired by the scent of red honeysuckle nectar, strawberries and summertime.