More From Apartment Therapy Small Cool Contest 2010


A while back I blogged about one entry in the Apartment Therapy Small Cool Contest 2010, before I had really look through many of the entries. After skimming all of the entries however, I discovered so many cool homes! Some were more traditional and some pretty creative, but I loved all of these!

I love everything about this pic, especially the vintage lucite lamps on the mantle and the chevron rug! I'm dying to get a chevron rug myself, but I already have a plain rug that I am contemplating painting the design on. Hmm....

If you look closely there are some really cool accessories on the shelves. I feel like this is the industrial look done right.

This imitation George Nelson chest is actually an ikea hack! Might have to try that one of these days...

Brass coffee tables or just brass in general really do it for me. That table is just gorgeous.

I think that wide horizontal stripes on the wall are super cool. Maybe another idea to try.

OK this pic looks straight out of a British or Australian decorating mag to me, like Living Etc or something. So cool.

I love this metallic tree wallpaper, but wish I could remember who makes it.

This wall color is gorgeous to me.

I want that octopus pillow! Been loving them lately....

Some cool stencil action.

I really would love to get this rhino head from Anthropologie. Maybe the zebra one too!

OMG these old glass kitchen cabinets are to die for!!! I would kill for cabinets like those.

Love that velvet sofa, and also that staffordshire dog print! So cute!!

This mirror... there are no words. I think it's greatness is obvious :)

Why can't I have a cute alcove in my place that fits a bed?

XO Athena


  1. I love all of the designs you picked - they are definitely up my alley. I always tell my husband that making a house feel warm and livable while still stylish is ideal, and I think these designers really did that! Thanks for the inspiration :)

    xoxo Maria

  2. There's so much creativity and beauty out there!! Thank you for sharing these pics from Apartment Therapy Small Cool.


  3. LOTS of eye candy! I like that tufted seating in the dining area!!