A few years back Christa from Room Recipes made over and entire 3 bedroom NYC apartment–including the kitchen and bathroom–for a thrifty $5,000. The living room is representative of the entire redo ‘recipe’, which was ‘Cheap Mod Chic.’ To see the entire apartment, including before pics and price tags, head on over to Room Recipes.
For me, the term ‘beach house’ conjures up all sorts of decor opportunities, all of which do not include a kitchen. Why is that? Because if I lived on the beach, I wouldn’t be spending my time in the kitchen? Because I’d be grilling corn on the cob and lobsters over an open flame on the beach every night, so who needs a kitchen for that?? I dunno. But what I DO know is that any of these kitchens could suit the beach house of my dreams. Continue Reading
A new adjective needs to be coined to describe the style of Ade Koh’s East Coast weekend home. A little bohemian, a little Indian Chic, a whole lot of color. The effect, especially in this room, makes me smile. To see a few more pics of Ade’s retreat, head on over to H&D.
I love purple, but I don’t have any of it in my closet or my home. It’s absent in the first because it doesn’t look great with my skin tone. Why it’s absent from my home, I have no idea. What I do know is that people who do purple rooms are akin to those that do red ones. (I envy their decor temerity.) So, you fellow purple fans out there, take a gander at these babies! Continue Reading
Why do people like to peek inside the living spaces of the rich and famous? To see how the ‘other half’ live? To see if they are closet piggies? If it’s the latter and a camera crew shows up at their doors, you can bet that all evidence of piggy-dom is erased before one click of a shutter. Case in point: these 13 celebrity living rooms, all of which are perfect in their own way…at least based on the shout-out they receive from Elle Decor. Continue Reading
This weekend, a friend and I went to a seminar at our nearby Pottery Barn for an ‘accessorizing’ seminar and, like a good blogger, I took notes to share with my peeps. If you’re not a fan of the PB style, that’s cool. These suggestions will work for any interior.
When accessorizing a room, repeat the same color (or hues) at least 3 times. So, for example, use the same color/hue in a pillow, a lampshade and an area rug.
One of the most interesting sets on television today is Sheldon and Leonard’s apartment. Every time I watch an episode of TBBT, I invariably notice something I hadn’t seen before. I’ve now found myself actually looking for details I might have missed. This ‘Where’s Waldo?’ type game can be played when viewing all the characters’ living spaces, but most particularly when watching hijinx unfold at Sheldon and Leonard’s. SO…today I decided to share my obsession and compile elements in their living area just in case anyone out there would like to copy their geek-chic interior. Continue Reading
This 1,200 sf apartment went through a 10K reno. The result is moody with a smidgen of color here and there. Dark walls, dark floors, dark furniture…and yet, there’s something about it that appeals to me. The pink coffee table? The faux bookcase wallpaper? The letter art? I dunno. How about you? Do you think living in such darkness would be cozy or creepy?
For more pictures of the apartment, head on over to Digs Digs.