Shiplap Fireplace Redo | Apartment Therapy

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Have you ever had a detail of your home—the kitchen cabinets, the bathroom floors, the popcorn ceiling—that you’ve hated and glared at and cursed and willed to transform, but you never quite made the fix? Meet Genie Valentine and her “huge, beige, tile-ridden fireplace.”

“When we first bought our house, I knew I had to one day update the fireplace,” Genie explains. “I started with a small update before we moved in, by spray-painting the fireplace surround black. It used to be brass! At first it was fine, and then I found myself decorating around the beige color of it. That made me resent it. After a while, it became an eye sore and I needed a change.”

After two years, Genie was finally ready to give that thing a makeover. “I wanted

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Annie Coop’s Fun + Sophisticated Textiles Are Inspired by Central America!

Annie Coop comes from a family of hand crafters. ‘I’ve always loved the process and meaning behind art and craft,’ she says, describing an affinity with handmaking that has lasted her entire life. ‘Both my mother and grandmother were keen knitters, quilters and embroiderers,’ she says. ‘Being a maker is in my family.’

Design and artisanal textiles might be in her genes, but they’re also in her training. After finishing school, she travelled around South America and Europe, where she undertook residencies in printmaking and design. ‘Spanish culture is bursting with energy and colour, from vibrant architecture to beautifully simple yet sophisticated textiles,’ the young designer says.

She also tells of her appreciation for the storytelling embedded in Spanish home decoration: the way that antiques bring layers of history to a room, and ornamentation like textiles, lighting and furniture is a way for inhabitants to weave their personalities into a

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Keep Calm + Cosy Up With The Ultimate In Bed Giveaway!

Since launching in 2013, IN BED has cemented itself as a leader in beautiful bedding and homewares. Founded by stylist and entrepreneur Pip Vassett, the Australian label is all about producing timeless, utilitarian and beautiful products for the everyday, to be lived in and loved for years to come.

The brand’s latest releases include quilted bed covers and brushed cotton flannel bedding – so cosy! The quilted linen bedcover is made from 100% European Flax certified linen, and is filled with cotton instead of polyester for a more breathable, natural warmth. The flannel bedding is also 100% cotton, and is the ultimate toasty treat to slip into on a winter’s night. The bedcovers are the perfect top layer for your bed during winter, styled with a textural mix of flannel and linen sheets.

We’re also incredibly partial to the IN BED sleepwear range, because who needs restrictive clothing right now?

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