This month, we hit our one millionth Color Search, and to celebrate, we've relaunched the tool with a brand new interface that makes it even easier to find the palettes you're looking for, and to save the colors you love. Last July, we partnered with Sherwin-Williams to launch Apartment Therapy Color Search, a tool that allows you to search all of our House Tour archives by color, so you can get real-life inspiration featuring the palette of your choice. Let us show you around what we're calling Color Search 2.0 and tell you how we see it changing your life.
I don't know if it was the warmer weather that prompted Gwen to make a change to her fireplace, but what she did certainly heralds a brand new spring season. Out went the drab and brown feel, and in its place stood something much, much happier.
If you're interested in making your home beautiful, useful and just plain fun to be in, there are some basics of design you need to know. The good news? Once you learn this stuff, you'll be able to use it in any room, in any home, forever. We'll help you get started. C'mon.
Nothing perks up a home faster than a little color — and some of the most fun spots to add color are the ones you'd least expect. These painting projects will definitely make you do a double take, and they just might put a smile on your face, too.
My friend's newly purchased apartment includes a short interior staircase and I suggested she paint the stair rails the same color as the (blue) wall behind them. Will she do it? She's thinking about it. There are many good reasons to try this painting technique; here are seven along with pictures to illustrate the strategy.
One of the many things you can do to transform your kitchen is to change your countertops. If completely replacing them isn't an option for you right now, updating your existing laminate with countertop coating is a great way to achieve a new, fresh look without breaking the bank.
Sometimes, chairs come into our lives. It's all very casual: we don't really love them, but we kind of like them, and they were just there at the yard sale, and they were cheap and we could kind of see potential... So we bring them home with us only to realize that we will never actually pay the price to have them reupholstered—they get stashed away in the basement or the garage. But if they are vinyl, it doesn't have to end there!
We're seeing brush strokes show up everywhere lately. From textiles, to art, to accessories, this DIY pattern has the added bonus of being incredibly versatile. You can customize the idea in terms of both scale and color. But the very best thing about this DIY pattern trend is just how easy it is to do — and make look great — perfect for novices and the craft-confident alike.