No matter how clean your space actually is, a tangled bundle of wires can instantly make the room appear messy and unorganized. Make your space clutter free and ready for its close-up with one of these helpful hints.
Obviously we know our new book–Complete + Happy Home, out soon on September 15th–is the best shelter book out there right now, and it seems many of you agree. We just reached #1 Best Seller status on Amazon.com in the Residential Architecture department! Massive congratulations to our readers for pushing it up so fast!
The all-new Complete + Happy Home book is a wealth of knowledge and resources for everything from decorating a new home to maintaining a well-loved one. We're calling it the official textbook of Apartment Therapists, so we wanted to give you a chance to "meet the faculty"–the Apartment Therapy writers and editors who put the whole thing together. Ever wanted to know Janel's favorite spot in her home, or the last thing Maxwell bought for his apartment? Read on...
Is it possible to fall in love with a house without ever going inside? I've fallen hard for many houses in my time, some just from a momentary glimpse from a car window. My first was a little white cottage by a stream in my hometown that had a crisp red door. More recently, a glossy eggplant door on a brick townhouse had my heart aching. The common thread between all these love affairs? A colorful front door.
Have you painted your front door? It's a surprisingly manageable DIY project. Here's our three-step how-to that just might inspire you to Color Cure your front door.
Sometimes a new coat of paint is all you need to make a big difference in your space. The Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap® Visualizer for web or iPad is the perfect tool to test out any color on your walls without even picking up a paintbrush. This fun and easy online tool lets you upload a photo of your room and virtually "paint" the walls with different colors. Want to crowd source our readers to find out which color works best for your room? Follow the steps below to be featured and we'll crowdsource color!
There used to be a dance you'd have to do to use Erica's tiny powder room: Squeeze in past the oversized vanity, do a little spin, and shut the door. With just $300, she transformed the space into something more stylish and more functional:
We were recently challenged by Walmart to completely redesign a student's studio apartment in Chicago’s Presidential Towers. Since we're never one to say no to a design challenge, we jumped right in! We talk all the time about small budgets, small spaces and working within rental constraints (wall-to-wall carpet anyone?), so we agreed to give it the old college try. See how we took this bland studio to another level.
The study of Apartment Therapy is different than interior design. Becoming your own Apartment Therapist is about making your home beautiful, sure. But it's also about creating a happy home, one that works well for you and your family and will continue to work well for years to come.