Great Tips on Hanging Artwork

November 14, 2013

 

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I’m a big fan of having lots of art and photos on my walls, as you can see from this photo of my living room. But I know the prospect of hanging pictures can be daunting, so am happy to share a really great “how to” piece I found on Elle Decor’s site. It’s got great tips ranging from what to use to hang your art to how much space to leave between frames — check it out…

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Was showing properties around Boston today (yes, I occasionally leave Cambridgeville!) and fell in love with some chandeliers in one of the model units at The W Residences. My fave is the bubbly-looking one over the bathtub.

Chandelier at the W Residences Boston

Chandelier at the W Residences Boston

Chandelier at the W Residences Boston

My little iPhone couldn’t really capture how awesome these look in the space, so here’s a link to a professional photo tour of the model unit where these babies live — soooo gorgeous!

I can’t tell you how sweet it was to read these words: “…already granite countertops and dark wood cabinets are starting to look a little late 90s.” Hallelujah Apartment Therapy!

So what’s next in kitchen design? According to my favorite design blog, it’s white! And wood. And subway tile. (I especially love the white tile with black grout, like the kind found in Tatte Bakery on Third Street in Cambridge.) And two-tone cabinets, open shelving and marble counters. Yay for change!

Gorgeous white & wood kitchen on AT.

Make Your Home an Art House

February 21, 2013

For all you happy home-buyers out there who may find your new place has more wall space than you know what to do with, Apartment Therapy has a good list of places to look for interesting and affordable art:

13 Online Sources for Affordable Art | Apartment Therapy.

Check out these bathroom walls “papered” with wine cases — brilliant!

This Might Be Beacon Hill’s Neatest Bathroom Right Now | Curbed Boston

This is the coolest thing I’ve seen in a long time… custom wallpaper maps by Wallpapered of London — and they ship to the US! I only wish I had some wall space for one…

Custom Map Murals by Wallpapered Store Profile | Apartment Therapy.

I LOVE when people get creative with their homes… and if they save money in the process, even better!

How To Make Your Own Plywood Plank Flooring for $1.00/square foot Quarry Orchard | Apartment Therapy.