Pantone named emerald green as the color for 2013. Photo: Joannalord.com
When Pantone declared emerald green as the color of 2013, we happily opened our homes to the jeweled hue.
The uplifting color inspires elegance and tranquility. And the association to baubles is no coincidence as the hue suggests wealth both material and otherwise. That’s not to say the color isn’t earthy — after all, green is found everywhere in nature and represents the cycle of renewal …
As someone who had been on the search for a great coffee table for nearly two years, I really have an appreciation for when a special piece pops up on my radar. This awesome flat file coffee table addresses the classic need for combining storage with a usable surface – and does it with some style! It’s got a great look about it with the brushed steel finish and the glass top. But I also love that it’s plenty wide, and can accommodate everything from tasty snack smorgasbord during the World Cup final to a heated game of Monopoly with friends. The flat-file drawers are super nice for things like photos, magazines, records, board games, or really anything that you wouldn’t want to fold or stuff in a closet.
And it’s mobile! There’s only one thing better than a big heavy industrial piece of furniture, and that’s one that’s easy to move. I’d roll this thing all over the apartment and try different configurations. The glass top also offers a lot of possibilities. Maybe a big print of a favorite art piece slid under the glass? This thing has so much going for it.
Welcome to the daily series In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today, it’s all about the ombre effect and we’ve got plenty of items showcasing it.
When bright color fades into lighter shades and colors blend and merge into other hues, that’s ombre. This trendy gradient look is everywhere. From hair color to furniture, ombre is taking the world by storm. Check out this roundup of pieces featuring the fade design on Krrb …
Owners Joe Moore and Robyn Witt sit in the freight elevator at the Beehive. All photos by Leilani Wertens.
A raw loft space in Chicago’s East Garfield Park is now home to nine resale businesses. Beehive Chicago, launched earlier this summer, is a collective of nine vintage dealers who sell vintage apparel, housewares and home furnishings. By pooling their resources together, these sellers have built a showroom, complete with a shipping station and photography studio …
Welcome to the daily series In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today, it’s all about side chairs and we’ve got plenty of them.
By definition, side chairs have no arms and are often part of a dining set. They also can be used as extra seating in offices and living rooms. Check out this round up of chairs you’ll want to pull out again and again …
I want this antique berber rug to help transition my home for winter. I know what you’re thinking, the fall season are only begun! But for this California girl, any temperature drop under 75 degrees feels like the dead of winter. I’ve already pulled out my Uggs, my plush robe, down comfortable and unpacked my parka. This rug will help cover up the reality that the sun’s rays have ditched me for the next nine months. The soft wool texture is sure to keep my toes toasty. I also adore the details like the yellow ribbon around the perimeter of the rug. Bring it on winter!
Gotta love these DIY chalkboards! Photo: emilymacleoud.blogspot.com
Welcome to the daily series In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! We see the writing on the wall. Today, it’s all about chalkboards and fun furniture covered in chalkboard paint.
Draw, doodle and leave messages practically everywhere! There are tons of Krrb finds covered in chalkboard paint. Here are some of our favorite pieces …
Welcome to the daily series In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today, it’s all about chevron and we’ve got loads of items covered in the pattern.
Ever since our community manager, Kristen, posted about the chic chevron table she wanted, I can’t stop seeing the pattern everywhere. It’s all about clean lines and inverted-V shapes and it’s the perfect design for DIY furniture projects …
I want these for fall evenings when I sit outside and sip on bug-free cider. That’s right, I love these tumblers for one specific reason: They would keep bugs out of my drink. Yes, I love how simply designed and basic they are, but I mostly love them for their little matching coasters that double as a bug-in-my-drink barrier.
Cece Kellie, or The Unperfectionist is known for her perfectly unperfect and wonderful style. She’s got a great eye for old-school Hollywood Glamour. Cece pulled together an inspiration board of items from the Krrb and Apartment Therapy Classifieds to help you add a bit of glam to your home …
Working out of his Brooklyn brownstone, Mike Koleman, owner of I Like Mike’s Mid Century Modern restores furniture to its original glory. Mike walks Krrb through the steps of a hand-rubbed poly urethane finish. This type of finish is ideal for pieces made of hard woods like walnut. Although the restoration process isn’t complicated, Mike stresses that it is extensive and each step is crucial for a high-quality result.
Paint Stripper Wash
Fine Sandpaper in various grains
Lint-free Paper Towels
0000 Grade Steel Wool Pads
Turtle Wax Rubbing Compound
Fine Car Polishing Compound
If you have questions about the poly urethane process, ask Mike in our Krrb Forum. And if you have tips of your own, we want to hear them!
A Mid-Century Modern haul. Photo: Kibster.wordpress.com
Welcome to the daily series “In Search Of,” where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today, it’s all about the best of Mid-Century furniture in Chicago and we’ve got loads of it.
In the past few weeks, tons of beautiful Mid-Century Modern furniture from Chicago has been posted all over Krrb. From dressers and couches to tables and clocks, the Windy City sure knows how to class up a place with vintage …
In the world of secondhand, haggling is a sport. Suit up and get to practice or you could miss out on that one-of-a-kind find. Here are three tips to haggle like best of them. Whether you’re at a flea market or shopping resale online, these tips will help you walk away with a great deal and huge savings …
There’s something about a fixer-upper that calls my name. That feeling of satisfaction only happens when you take something old and make it new again. And what better project to set my sights on than a vintage 1980s Sachs moped? A sought out brand among motorcycle enthusiasts and collectors, Sachs is one of the oldest motorcycle and moped manufactures with roots dating back to the 1800s. This moped’s body is in great condition with all original parts including the classic Jawa seat, flip down passenger pegs and a brilliant blue paint job and logo. Now only to make it run…
With a little hard work and a lot of elbow grease, you can ride this 1980s Sachs moped home in style. $300.
My pendant lamp (currently getting some TLC) and a patina drawer handle I plan to use as a towel hook.
One of my favorite things about living in New York City is stumbling upon countless resale shops on every corner, stoop sales and flea markets. There’s just so much to uncover and even if I don’t find anything to bring home, the browsing part is enough to keep me happy. That said, this weekend I scored big …