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!
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.
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.
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: Esthera & Gus Preda-Engle, along with cat Lotlita Location: Fossambault-sur-le-Lac; Quebec, Canada Size: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; Owned
Esthera, a videographer at Boat People Vintage, and Gus, a professional snowboarder, are quite the talented couple. Esthera and Gus's home truly embodies their style and heritage: Esthera is a first generation Romanian-French-Canadian, and Gus is half Native American. When they're not traveling the world, the newlyweds spend their time in their loft making art and music. They have turned the space situated above Esthera's parents' garage into a beautiful home.
Kitchen cabinets: they're necessary, but let's face it—they aren't always the most interesting pieces of furniture. But that doesn't necessarily have to be the case! Here are imaginative kitchens that make use of large, antique pieces of furniture in addition to regular kitchen cabinets. They're drama-filled, glamorous, and practical. Read on to find out why you may want to give this trend a try.
Sibylle is at it again but this time in a different part of the map. We saw the first tour of her home in Montreal that was filled with her funky DIY style. Now that she has moved across the world to get back to her roots in Berlin, we are getting another peek into her fun and eclectic decor world.
Name:Danielle Colding Location: Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York Size: 800 square feet Years lived in: Almost 2 years; Rented
"Everything in here is from so many generations," explains Danielle as I ooh and aah at an apartment packed with style and sentiment. At every turn there is a beautiful something and a story attached to it. Danielle is not afraid to let me know that for her, "more is more" when it comes to creating a home you want to come home to.