At Apartment Therapy, we feel strongly that your home should reflect your personality. And nowhere is that more crucial than in your bedroom. After all, it's where you begin and end each day, it's your most inner retreat from the outside world, and it's where you can truly be you.
Lately, we've been getting our design and decor inspiration from our travels – not only different cultures and experiences, but from the fabulous hotels and B&Bs we stay in along the way. What better place to model a new bedroom on than a place designed to be a getaway? In this video, we teamed up with Value City Furniture to show how you can have a boho staycation every night – at home!
Have you ever stayed in one of those boutique hotels that had just the right vibe – a perfect balance of stylish and cozy, where you slept well every night and also kind of wanted to hang out there all day? One of our new goals is to make home feel that way, too. Especially the bedroom. After all, it's the room in your home that is really all for you.
Using a chic boutique hotel as inspiration (what can we say, we're a sucker for mirrored furniture and anything with nailhead trim!), we teamed up with American Signature Furniture in this video to show how you can have a glam staycation every night – at home.
You see it more often with artwork that's leaning – either on the floor or on a picture ledge. But this post serves as permission to get a little crazy with the frames you hang on the wall, too. Let your artwork overlap to create a dense, rich and laid-back gallery wall.
Like licorice and red wine, you'll never know if you really like something until you try it. It can be paralyzing to think about testing out your floral-wallpaper comfort levels by plastering the whole family room (not to mention very, very expensive), so instead turn to one of these four low-risk spots.
Whether it's white cabinets and marble countertops and gold fixtures or navy blue shaker cabinets with a butcherblock countertop and a farmhouse sink, I see a lot of kitchens that fit a particular pattern. This isn't really much of a surprise — if resale value is your game, you probably don't want to do anything too crazy in your kitchen, and besides, things that are popular are popular for a reason: because they look nice. But it means that I cherish kitchens that are a little off the beaten path, spaces that play fast and loose with color, that mix materials you wouldn't expect, with fantastic results. Here are 13 of my favorites.
Lots of people aspire to make their home decor modern, but if you're not careful, modern can become cold, stale and uninteresting. The cure for a mod overdose? Something natural. Like a touch of authentic, organic, real wood. Here are eight rooms to show you how it's done.
The dictionary definition of eclectic is something that "derives ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources." It should be no big surprise, then, that eclectic homes can come in an endless array of different vibes.
Name: Cory Andreen Location: Mainzerstraße, Berlin-Neukölln Size: 240 square meters/2,583 square feet Years lived in: 2.5 years, rented
Cory Andreen's large, shared loft in the Neukölln district of Berlin is at the top of what was originally a chemical factory during World War I. Though now a fully residential building, the space maintains its rugged industrial elements in its utilitarian flooring (sheets of glazed plywood), the large metal beam bisecting the main living space, and the industrial strength steel doors.
Learning your own taste can be a lifelong journey. Wherever you are on your path, take our quiz as a way to clarify your current perfect style profile. Here's what to do: turn off your brain, scroll through these slides and pick the very first room that catches your eye. Don't try to figure anything out, just go with your gut and record your answers.
Name: Mark Pellant of Koru Architects, and his son Alexander Location: Hove, UK Size: 1,800 square feet Years lived in: 3 years; owned
Husband and wife architects Mark Pellant and Abi Torr have built a light-filled contemporary family home and studio using natural, sustainable materials and renewable energy sources. Solar panels in the roof and a wood pellet boiler provide heat and light, while an underwater tank harvests rainwater, which supplies the house with water.