Round coffee tables are so easy and low-maintenance. When you need an open floor plan, round coffee tables can be temporarily pushed aside or placed next to the sofa, without a crooked angle in sight. Even better are tables with wheels. They move easily for cleaning and are excellent for small spaces where mobile furniture makes for a quick shift from party mode to office mode.
I've been shopping again folks, this time with an eye towards comfortable, clean and casual pieces that are pretty and understated. There's an earthy vibe here, with natural rope and wood materials, offset by a nice dose of color which keeps this room from becoming bland. I know you are dying the see the less expensive versions, so keep on clicking for the alternatives, along with the sources for all these great finds.
As tasks at hand get bigger, the space available on your desk seems to become smaller. When your workload is outgrowing your desk, there are a few ways to expand usable space. Just look up, down or sideways and think out of the box.
Well, here's a glowing example of brotherly love. The0ldMan's younger brother expressed a desire to cover up an unsightly and unused radiator within his room with the request it just be something "futuristic". Taking a cue from the angular sci-fi art direction from Halo and Mass Effect, big brother got to convertingthe radiator into a useful bedside console (the furnishing, not the gaming platform) for under $50...
Reading the comments after Christina's closet-turned-office space post on Monday, I found some discussion about facing the wall while you work. If you have a desk at home, do you prefer to face the room or have your back to it? What about windows and doors? Or, do you prefer "floating" in the middle of the room?
Called yellow, lemon, custard, or gold, this color instantly brightens and uplifts the mood of any space. Although bright shades like this one are traditionally associated with spring, the gloomier seasons of fall and winter are when yellow's warmth is needed most. And, the clean minimal lines of the products featured here make spaces appear more open and tranquil.
Sometimes the only space for a home office is in the corner of a kitchen, bedroom, inside a closet, or maybe even at the end of the hallway. The Spacebox is designed for these instances, and ekes out not only a work surface for a laptop, but also offers additional storage sections in a floating wall-mounted setup. Made with a plastic melamine frame, the Spacebox is lightweight and cleans up easy, while the whole desk folds down flat and converts into a space efficient wall shelf/display.
The Emmy Awards are this weekend and, in honor of Boardwalk Empire's win for Best Art Direction the other day, I created a room using lines, patterns, and colors inspired by the 1920s. This is Art Deco for today, and how designers have translated the period into modern furniture and accessories.
The Emmy Awards are this weekend and it's time for us to look back at all our favorite television shows from the year. We're celebrating Apartment Therapy-style by looking at what else? The set design. First up is the HBO series, Girls and Hannah's youthful and slightly electic bedroom.
Yesterday's review of an automated standing desk brought forth plenty of "anything less expensive?" inquiries from friends and readers alike. Here's an affordable alternative for those who don't need push button height adjustment: this high dining table costs about a third of the price of yesterday's standing desk, with dimensions suitable for working while standing or from a stool. The built-in shelves accommodate for wide and smaller items, making it both multi-functional and a small space home office solution for those seeking a stand-up solution on a budget.