If you and your significant other have a similar style for your home, consider yourselves lucky. You'll never be that couple arguing passionately in the aisles at IKEA over which bedside lamp you'd rather wake up to in the morning. But if that second couple does sound like you and your beloved, here's a bit of advice: Remember rule #1...
This plastic thrift store cactus was covered in sawdust and broken Southwestern dreams. When Naomi and Sage were tasked to turn it into something amazing, weaker competitors would've folded under this nearly impossible challenge. The after might just send you on a hunt for horrible Goodwill cacti:
Moving into your first apartment (or your 50th)? If you're in the mood for DIY projects but want to put your time, energy and money into making items for your home you know you'll use not just in your first apartment but all your future homes, invest in these types of DIY projects (we include examples of each). They're small, accessible but most of all flexible — so they'll look good and function in your first home as well as be usable in many homes to come.
'Tis the season... to be outside. It seems like everyone is spending their weekends out on the patio, soaking up the sunshine and just enjoying the view. And they're all sharing their adventures online, which makes for excellent opportunities to peek into some of our online neighbors' backyards and check out what their outdoor spaces look like.
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.
Apartment Therapy's Weekend Projectsare a perfect way to maximize your weekend time, make home better every week and (virtually) hang out with folks working on projects just like you. It's one project idea a week — small, bite-sized tasks you can tackle in a little bit of time to make your home its healthiest and happiest. Find all of our Weekend Projects so far in this post below and join a vibrant community working bit by bit to make their homes better!
Feeling like a relaxed home is an unattainable goal? It doesn't have to be. Let go of the big picture–a totally serene home that's potentially a 180° from your current lifestyle–and zero in on the little things you can slowly change to create your peaceful place.
You know that gnawing feeling in a room? You've bought all your major furniture pieces, hung all your art, added in a few plants but something just isn't "clicking" into place. The room isn't feeling like it's working or quite like how you envisioned. Try one of these ideas if you've got a room in design limbo.
There's something so quintessentially American about an Airstream trailer — it speaks of modern design, and summer, and the freedom of the open road. Maybe that's why these little guys are enjoying so much popularity as of late. All over the country, enterprising folks are giving new life to these vintage trailers, either as campers or as full-time homes.