Elise (who works here at the Apartment Therapy office) is the sweetest, most low-key soon-to-be bride who just happens to have seven bridesmaids scheduled in her wedding next June. She's doing it right and thinking about her bridesmaids as people, not props. She wants the dreaded dress dance to go as smoothly as possible but it still seems impossible. How should she get everyone clothed and happy? We need your help.
I pondered sharing my Houston house on Apartment Therapy for years before I finally got up the guts to do it, and while I was pondering I would take pictures and evaluate them, critically, to see if my space was good enough. Which means that now, even though I don't live in that house anymore, I have a whole series of photos that document the evolution of my living room over the course of five years. Often we're guilty of presenting pictures of beautiful spaces, without ever really talking about how they got that way. So here's a little peek into my design process (and also an honest look into how cluttered my living room used to be on the regular. Don't judge.)
Allison and Matt moved into this one-bedroom apartment, their first as a couple, nine months ago. Together they've created a space that's a perfect reflection of their roots (he's from Tennessee, and she's from Seattle), their mutual love of travel, and their new life together.
Whether you've got a trusted cleaning routine that keeps your home in tip-top shape or not, there are six things you should never let go uncleaned, not even for a day (barring vacation and illness, of course). Every day, take a few moments to tackle this handful of cleaning tasks — you'll live in a cleaner home for it!
A headboard is a great way to visually frame up your bedroom. But the thing is, your headboard doesn't have to be a headboard at all. An oversized piece of framed art can do the same work for you, giving your bedroom or guest room tons of unique style in the process.
We'd never blame you for playing it safe in your rental in terms of getting your deposit back and keeping the peace with your landlord. But we can't help but admire the renters who go out on a limb. Here are my favorite security-deposit-be-damned DIYS from the Apartment Therapy archives:
This continues a series of posts that examines the way design can bring elegance to even the most seemingly mundane household fixtures. Shower enclosures, it turns out, can be breathtakingly beautiful. So can kitchen and bathroom sinks. And now we're turning our attention to the humble bathtub. If you thought clawfoot tubs were as good as it gets, you were so, so wrong.
My kids return to school in just about three weeks and I'm feeling the urge to get things planned out so we're all situated when the First Day Of School comes. Here's what I'm doing now to get organized for back-to-school...
After you've eked out every bit of storage you can think of, there’s one more spot to consider: that little slip of wall space between studs. The standard distance is around 16", which is just enough space to add a recessed element that's highly functional and doesn't take up room on the floor. And bonus! These are easy home updates you can do yourself.
The thing I love about designing a home is that it can be like having a personal time machine or teleporter. Decor can mentally transport you to another time or place. Even better if that place is "vacation paradise" and it's right in your own backyard. These 5 backyard tiki bars prove you can capture the tropical oasis look without going over the top, with nary a rope light, inflatable palm tree or plastic lei to be seen.