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.
When I was hunting through stores last month for the Style Cure I kept asking myself: why is it so hard to find great curtains for kids rooms? It seems like your options, as a parent, are plain or chevron. What else is there that won't look too grown up, yet not too babyish? Here are five styles of curtains that come in great colors and will look great in a kids space.
I have a love affair with the cheap and easy (don't tell my husband). Magnetic rods are inexpensive, never require a tool box, and can organize all sorts of things anywhere there's a metal surface. Without a hammer in sight, hang curtains over windows, either full length or halfway down. In the laundry area or kitchen, hang a handy towel. And in the kitchen, use the magnetic bar to dry herbs or hang cooking utensils using s-hooks.
How confident are you in mixing patterns? If pairing prints sounds a little scary (whether in your wardrobe or in your home), an easy place to start is with stripes and florals. Basic black and white stripes make the best canvas for colorful florals. Any of the pieces above will work together — without breaking the bank.
Guess what? I bought my curtain fabric on Friday! I am so obsessed with it. I've been staring at it longingly all weekend. But since I can't bear the thought of messing it up, today is all about getting acquainted with my sewing machine, and practicing long, straight lines on sample fabric.
Name:Maxwell & Ursula Type of Project: Light renovation of a rental apt Location: Soho, NYC Type of building: Two bedroom apartment
When I used to work with clients, I always struggled to get them to cover their windows with shades or curtains. "We don't want to lose any light!" they would say, or "I want my home to be modern!", or "Curtains are fussy!". Hmmmmm. Ok, here's my pitch. Windows by themselves are practical but ugly unfiltered openings in the side of your home. By adding what I consider the two essential elements to them, shades and curtains, you soften the hard frame of the window and allow for infinite variation in the light that comes into your home. I'm on a mission.
I've always believed the best technologies are the ones which allow you to spend more time doing the things that matter the most to you. Because I doubt many of us want to spend time opening and closing window coverings throughout the house, why not automate privacy and shading from the convenience of an app?
This living room in Justine & Angus' Toronto home has some great style elements in it. From the neutral sofa to the clear coffee table, the room strikes a nice balance between comfort and style. I've rounded up my five favorite pieces from the room so you can achieve a similar look in your own home.
Oh how I do love cute curtains! They add an easy punch of pattern to a room, hide ugly blinds and windows and prevent Peeping Toms in style. Unfortunately, cute curtains can also add up quickly. Fear not, fellow price sensitive consumer. Here are five sources for patterned curtains that won't break the bank.