Here at Apartment Therapy, we love a good before & after. Although many of our before & afters feature down-on-their-luck furniture pieces rescued by enterprising DIYers, some of my favorites are the projects in which a whole room is transformed. Check out some of the best makeovers of 2013.
Great style is a language we can all speak. Each year readers from around the globe share their children's rooms with us and we delight in seeing which trends know no boundaries and which are new to us. Here are ten favorites from 2013:
Trends in DIY: they happen when intrepid makers try their hand at creating things they've seen in stores. Or, when DIYers themselves innovate something new, or perhaps modernize an old craft (think macramé wall hangings this year). No matter how they happen, the ideas result in affordable projects that feel good to make yourself, and we thank them for it. Here are ten DIY home decor trends that took 2013 by storm:
At the end of the year, we're taking a look back at some of our favorite projects from Renovation Diary, where we shared with you the story of a real renovation, from start to finish (and all the bumps along the way). Today we're taking a look at Andi's kitchen, whose lovely features like peeling linoleum and falling-apart cabinets left more than a little to be desired.
While we champion DIY decorating, that's not to say we don't have love for the pros. From castle beds and watercolor ceilings to kelly green sofas and woodsy wallpaper, here are our favorite professional projects from 2013:
The living room is the true heart of every home — a place to relax, to read, to watch TV, to entertain friends, to just be. This year, we took a peek into some very stylish living spaces, in homes all over the world. Here are some of our favorites.
For kids, play is all around them, but it is nice if you're able to allot a part of your home just for them to use for art-making, playing with toys and pretend play. Here's a look back at ten of our favorite playrooms featured this year.
One of the highlights of this year was the introduction of our Renovation Diary program, where we partner with homeowners across the country (and in Canada too!) to provide a real-life, step-by-step look at their home improvement projects. As the year draws to a close we're taking a look back at some of our favorite projects. First up are Claire and Jeffrey, the Minneapolis homeowners whose 'before' kitchen was dismal indeed.