Category Archives: Apartment Therapy

Beautiful Bar Carts via Apartment Therapy

I love bar carts. While their main intention is obvious, I love that the bar cart can be re-purposed as a side table or even a unique piece for extra shelving. Apartment Therapy recently included our Element Glass Marble Bar Cart on their list of 15 beautiful bar carts.  Thank you, Apartment Therapy!

The Element Bar Cart is a sleek juxtaposition of iron and marble. Love the bottle rack on the lower level; super helpful! 

Apartment Therapy’s – Smallest Coolest Homes of 2014

Apartment Therapy’s 10th annual Smallest Coolest Homes Contest just concluded and they crowned their US and International winners. I LOVE their Smallest Coolest contest so much! You get to see the owners creativity at work, making some inspiring things happen within a small footprint. These homes are high on style and design and offer some fabulous decor ideas.
(all photos from Apartment Therapy)

US WINNER – Tiffany and Alan 
350 square foot studio in Brooklyn

957 square feet in Croatia


The Home of Erin Hiemstra of Apartment34

I love Apartment Therapy; who doesn’t, I’m sure. I love their home tours. They recently featured the home of Apartment 34‘s, Erin Hiemstra. Erin’s home decor is simple and refined with a very organic and subtly elegant mix. The open floor plan and huge windows help the space feel so large and flowing. Love it! (all photos from Apartment Therapy)

Exposed Ceiling Beams

I have long loved the look of exposed, wooden ceiling beams. Whether the ceiling is vaulted or straight, painted or natural wood (I do prefer the look of natural wood), exposed beams are a great visual addition to a space. You can even fake, exposed beams by installing natural wood on top of your existing beams. Here are some shots I found inspiring.

 (photo from Architectural Digest)

 (photo from Apartment Therapy)

(photo from Custom Made)
(photo from Casa Tres Chic)

(photo from Elle Decor)
(photo from BuzzFeed)
(photo from Fashion Freax)

Curtain Call!

Curtains, curtains, curtains! I have been browsing curtains for a couple of weeks now and have come across so many fabulous ideas and designs. The right curtains can add so much to a room and really complete the space. Hang them as high as possible too, that will make the room look bigger!

 (photo from Apartment Therapy)

 (photo from House Beautiful)

 (photo from Blount Design)

(photo from Elle Decor)
(photo from The Lennoxx)

Plate Collages!!

Art comes in all shapes, sizes, colors, textures and sometimes in the form of plates. A great plate collage on the wall can be just the statement piece your space was missing. Plate collages are super versatile too. Mix and match plates, matchy match them all, use different sizes and shapes….. Here is some inspiration!

A great mix of white and color!! Love.
(photo from shelterness)
Lovely blue and white arrangement.
(photo from LivingEtc. via Remodelista)

Colorful and spaced.
(photo from Houzz)

Even half plates and 3/4 plates! Love the squared off look of this setup.
(photo from Pinterest)
High Fashion Home’s Green Free Form Lily Plates alone would do the job!
Outdoor plate collage!!
Love the placement of this collage!
(photo from Pinterest)

Apartment Therapy Contest!!

Apartment Therapy and contests?! What better pair is there? Apartment Therapy has launched their newest contest, MY BEDROOM RETREAT. They want you to take them to your bed….room. ; ) If you are especially proud of your bedroom decor then this is the contest for you! Show off your personal style and interior design skills and possibly win something too! Here are some of the entries so far. If you KNOW yours is better, get to entering! The contest closes on 3-20-13.
(all photos from Apartment Therapy)