I seriously considered adding a plethora of vintage chairs to my dining table during my last move. However, I found that only having a two-person table didn’t quite have the same effect. If you have a large seating table, adding a hodge-podge of mismatched chairs can have a fun and quirky effect.Chances are, the lone vintage chair at the thrift store is much cheaper than buying a brand new dining chair at a home furnishings store.
Name: Sarah, Jon and Mega the CatLocation: Noble Square — Chicago, IllinoisSize: 950 square feetYears lived in: 5 — rented Sarah & Jon hit the jackpot when they rented this gem 5 years ago. They’ve been lucky enough to have a great landlord that has allowed them to build a bedroom in their basement as well as make a few slight modifications to their space. This couple thoroughly believes in investing time and love into a space, and it shows!
Being a huge fan of visual display in stores and galleries, I make sure to try and always come up with unique display ideas for my own home. Sometimes I have a secret competition with myself to do things for the lowest price possible — this display was no exception!I saw this post a while back and became enamored by the interesting use of pant hangers. I wanted to create the same look without building a structural platform for the hangers.
Yuko’s new workspace in Japan was cluttered and disorganized when she moved in. Her unpacked items desperately needed a place to go. Lucky for Yuko, a little paint and a lot of organization really transformed this space!We first saw this space a few weeks ago in Inspiring Studios & Workspaces. Apartment Therapy readers responded so well to Yuko’s space that I decided to do some investigating. Yuko was kind enough to provide us with a “before” image of this space.
Fuzzco, a small design studio in Charleston, recently renovated an old beat up church. Their self-remodel features natural resources and some elements made by friends! The result is phenomenal and really proves that anyone can do a renovation themselves.Helen & Josh, owners of Fuzzco, spent 5 months renovating this space. They opened up the space by removing much of the facade and inserting a giant glass wall with door.
Name: Penny, Mark, Minnie & Charlie Leaver Green & cat FynnLocation: Kingsdown — Bristol, UKSize: 1500 square feetYears lived in: 3 — owned Textile artist Penny Leaver Green knows how to make the most of her historic 1850 home. She’s graciously kept the many of the home’s distinguished elements while adding a touch of sophistication. This looks like a fantastic home for Penny and her husband to raise their two children.
Name: Hilda GrahnatLocation: Malmö, SwedenSize: 420 square feetYears lived in: 1.5 — rented It’s hard to believe Hilda Grahnat is a student when looking through the photos of her home. Her tiny apartment is not the predictable student digs; it’s so perfectly styled and well-maintained. One of Hilda’s favorite hobbies is shopping for vintage housewares — her home is filled to the brim with these amazing finds. Hilda is an inspiration.
Name: Marlous Snijder & Pim Van de VisLocation: Veenendaal, The NetherlandsSize: 1,600 square feetYears lived in: 6 months — owned Apartment Therapy is in dire need of some more international house tours and I’m determined to change that. What better home to start with than a bright, sunny dwelling in The Netherlands? Marlous & Pim have styled their home with perfection. This Dutch couple’s home needs to be shared with the world!
I have always dreamt of having a “couple’s desk”. However, every apartment we’ve had hasn’t given us the proper space for this to happen. Luckily, for Valentine’s Day my guy surprised me with a rearranged space and enough room for my dream double desk to finally happen!In the before photo above, you can see our original desk. It housed his cluttered workstation and was large — but not large enough for two people.