Whether they're retrofitting old homes with eco-modern touches or going net-zero in the sleekest way ever, our readers know that tech and green are a perfect design marriage. Together, they make an unstoppable combo of nature and science that helps great-looking homes look and work better. Here are a few of our favorite power couples from House Tours and House Calls past.
The year might be new, but the resolution—to finally, for real, get organized—is all too familiar. Trust us, this is your year. How do we know? Two little words: Martha Stewart.
The domestic goddess's Martha Stewart Home Office™ with Avery™ collection, available exclusively at Staples, has everything you need to make your workspace, craft corner or family HQ as clean as a brand-new calendar. Our favorite feature is the Wall Manager™, a customizable and endlessly adaptable line of modular organizers that will have you way more excited about office supplies than you ever thought possible.
Grand Prize: $1,000 shopping spree on domino.com Runners-Up: Five runners-up will receive a one-year subscription to domino magazine (a $47 value) From: domino.com, via PureWow, Refinery29 and Apartment Therapy
If you've been lamenting the loss of domino — and we all have — then you will be as thrilled as we are to learn that the magazine has relaunched online. And alongside original editorial content is an online shop of more than 30,000 items, where you can source and buy the very home decor you're admiring in the gorgeous photo spreads.
In honor of this exciting new development, we've gotten together with some of your favorite sites to give you the chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree on the new domino.com. That's enough to get your home ready for its close-up!
We want to know what's on your style horizon for 2014. What color are you planning to use in your home this year? What changes are you looking to make to your existing decor, and where would you shop if you got a sudden windfall?
We teamed up with Furniture Today, the weekly trade newspaper for the furniture industry, to bring you this Winter 2014 Home Decorating Survey. After submitting your answers, you'll have the opportunity to enter to win a $100 American Express gift card.* Thanks for your input and good luck in the drawing!
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BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES WHICH ARE A CONTRACT, SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING.
Introductory Terms and Rules. These official sweepstakes rules (the “Official Rules”) govern all aspects of the LOFT Gift Card Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”). The Sweepstakes will consist of one drawing. At the drawing, one entrant will be chosen to receive the prize to be awarded. Please note, as set forth in the Official Rules, that the Sweepstakes may be terminated before the final drawing is held. Apartment Therapy, LLC (“Apartment Therapy”) is the sponsor and contest administrator of the Sweepstakes and is solely responsible for enforcing the Official Rules and for awarding the prize. The Sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law or where the conduct of the Sweepstakes requires registration or the presentment of any bond before any state or local regulatory authority.
Eligibility. The Sweepstakes is open to any person who is at least 18 years of age and of the age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence, who is a legal resident of the United States, who has access to an active email account and who is a registered user of the Apartment Therapy website (an “Entrant”). To become a registered user of the Apartment Therapy website, please visit http://community.apartmenttherapy.com/signup. Employees of Apartment Therapy and LOFT (the “Prize Provider”), and their respective parent entities, affiliates, subsidiaries, prize suppliers, distributors and advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the "Sweepstakes Entities"), and their immediate families (spouse, domestic partner, parent, legal guardian, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) or those living in the same households, whether or not related are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes.
How to Enter the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes will start at 10:15 a.m. eastern standard time (“EST”) on March 25, 2014 and will end at 11:59 p.m. EST on April 1, 2014 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). By participating in the Sweepstakes, each Entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by the Official Rules and the decisions of Apartment Therapy, including the interpretation of the Official Rules and its exercise of discretion, which will be final and binding in all respects. There is one (1) method of entry for this Sweepstakes:
Online Entry: To enter the sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period, visit http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/bring-in-spring-win-a-500-shopping-spree-from-loft-giveaway-201514 and follow the instructions to enter. Each Entrant will be asked to submit an official entry form, which may include, among other things, his/her full name, address, email address, gender, date of birth and related registration information as prompted. Entrant must complete and submit the entry form with all required information during the Sweepstakes Period to be eligible. Information collected from entrant via the entry form will only be used for direct marketing purposes if Entrant consents to use in such manner. Any requested opt-in consent is not required to enter the Sweepstakes and will not increase your chances of winning.
Entrants may enter the Sweepstakes only once during the Sweepstakes Period. Duplicate entries will be discarded. Entries generated by a script, computer programs, macro, programmed, robotic or other automated means are void and will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the individual who actually submitted an entry cannot be resolved to Apartment Therapy’s satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible. For purposes of this Sweepstakes, an on-line entry is “received” when Apartment Therapy’s servers record the entry information. Proof of sending (such as an automated computer receipt confirming entry or “thanks for entering” message) does not constitute proof of actual receipt of an entry for purposes of this Sweepstakes. Apartment Therapy’s database clock will be the official time keeper for the Sweepstakes. Illegible and/or incomplete entries and entries submitted by Entrants who do not meet the eligibility requirement (including all requirements with respect to age and residence) are void. Those who do not follow all of the instructions, provide the required information in the entry form or abide by these Official Rules or other instructions by Apartment Therapy may be disqualified.
Winner Selection and Prize Claiming. No later than April 2, 2014, one Entrant will be chosen at random from all entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Apartment Therapy will have complete discretion over interpretation of the Official Rules, of administration of the Sweepstakes and of selection of the winner. Decisions of Apartment Therapy as to the selection of the winner will be final. An email will be sent to the potential winner informing him/her of his/her prize. Notification is deemed to have occurred immediately upon sending of an email. To claim the prize, the winner must (a) provide proof of winner’s age, residency and legal status and (b) sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (an “Affidavit/Release”) in the form provided by Apartment Therapy, as well as any other documents that may be required by Apartment Therapy, all of which must be received fully-executed within five (5) business days of notification. If a potential winner fails to provide the required proof and Affidavit/Release within the time period required under the Official Rules, then Apartment Therapy will select an alternate potential winner who must comply with the Official Rules to receive the prize. Apartment Therapy is not responsible for false, incorrect, changed, incomplete or illegible contact information. Return of any prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and selection of an alternative winner.
Prize and Approximate Retail Value. A total of one (1) prize will be awarded in this Sweepstakes. The winner of the Sweepstakes will receive a LOFT gift card. The Approximate Retail Value (“AVR”) of the prize is $500. The decision of Apartment Therapy as to the eligibility of Entrants and as to the awarding of the prize shall be final. Apartment Therapy is solely responsible for these decisions; LOFT, in its capacity as the entity supplying the prize, shall have no responsibility or liability for these decisions whatsoever. The prize will be sent to the winner at the address he/she provides. Prizes may not be assigned to third parties. Apartment Therapy is not responsible for delays in delivery of the prize. The winner shall bear all risk of loss to the prize after it has been processed for delivery. Apartment Therapy is not under any obligation to provide the winner with any other substitute prize. Apartment Therapy reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value without notice. The winner will be solely responsible for all Federal, state and local taxes, registration fees, license fees and other costs associated with winning a prize.
List of Sweepstakes Winners/Official Rules. For results of the Sweepstakes and/or a copy of these Official Rules, please send a hand-printed, self-addressed and stamped envelope to Apartment Therapy, LLC, 270 Lafayette Street, Suite 1204, New York, New York 10012, Attn.: Sponsored Giveaway. Please indicate which sweepstakes results or official rules you are requesting. A winner’s list may also be posted on ApartmentTherapy.com. Requests must be received no later than thirty (30) business days following the last day of the Sweepstakes Period.
General Provisions. By entering the Sweepstakes, each Entrant agrees to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error in the Official Rules, or in the Sweepstakes itself, and agrees to be bound by the Official Rules and by all decisions of Apartment Therapy, which decisions will be binding and final in all respects. Apartment Therapy may modify or suspend all or any portion of the Official Rules by posting a notice on the Apartment Therapy website. Any delay or failure by Apartment Therapy to seek enforcement of any term of the Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of any such provision of the Official Rules. The Sweepstakes Entities shall not be responsible for entries that are late, destroyed, incomplete, lost, misdirected, forged, damaged, mutilated, tampered with or that are otherwise not in compliance with the Official Rules The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision of the Official Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the other provision will remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as originally planned, Apartment Therapy, in its sole and absolute discretion, reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify the Sweepstakes or any portion(s) thereof. All applicable Federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations shall apply to the Sweepstakes.
Any attempt by a person to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil law. Should such an attempt be made, Apartment Therapy reserves the right to seek damages from any such Entrant to the fullest extent permitted by law and to disqualify such person from the Sweepstakes.
Arbitration and Choice of Law. Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in the Sweepstakes, each Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office located in New York City; (ii) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (iii) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will an Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and each Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than such Entrant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes), and Entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of contestants and Apartment Therapy in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of New York without regard to New York choice of law rules.
These official contest rules (the "Rules") govern all aspects of the VTech Sponsored Giveaway (the "Contest").
The Contest will consist of one drawing. At the drawing, one (1) entrant will be chosen to receive the following prize (the "Prize"): one (1) FoneDeco Base, four (4) FoneDeco accessory handsets, and one (1) Wireless Bluetooth Speaker. Please note, as set forth in the Rules, that the Contest may be terminated before the final drawing is held. Apartment Therapy, LLC ("Apartment Therapy") is the sponsor of the Contest and is solely responsible for enforcing the Rules and for awarding all prizes.
The Contest shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York. Any claims arising out of the Contest may be brought only in a Federal or state court located in New York and New York law shall govern any dispute.
If any provision of the Rules is held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.
The Contest is void where prohibited by law or where the conduct of the Contest requires registration or the presentment of any bond before any state or local regulatory authority.
ENTRY IN THE CONTEST CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE RULES.
WHO MAY ENTER
The Contest is open to any person who is at least 18 years of age, who is a legal resident of the United States and who has access to an active email account (an "Entrant"). An Entrant may not be an employee or agent of Apartment Therapy or VTech.
Before being awarded the Prize, all winners must provide a written confirmation (to be delivered by email) that they satisfy the above qualification rules. Winners must submit this confirmation within five business days of being notified of the award of the Prize or the Prize will be forfeited and an alternative winner will be selected. This confirmation shall consist of an affidavit by which the winner attests to the authenticity of his/her winning entry, acknowledges the provisions stated herein, including compliance with the Rules and, without limitation of the foregoing, agrees to the indemnification provisions set forth in the Rules.
The Contest will start at 10:15am ET on June 5th, 2014 and will end at 11:59PM ET on June 12th, 2014 (the "Contest Period"). To enter, visit the Sponsored Giveaway and follow the instructions to enter. As set forth in the Rules, under certain circumstances Apartment Therapy may terminate the Contest prior to the end of the Contest Period.
Entrants may manually enter the Contest only once during the Contest Period. Duplicate entries will be discarded. Entries which are generated automatically will be disqualified. Entrants may not win more than one Prize.
No later than June 19th, 2014, two entrants will be chosen at random from all entries received during the Contest Period. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. An email will be sent to the winners informing him/her of his/her prize. Return of any prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and selection of an alternative winner.
If a winner fails to provide the required certification of eligibility within the time period required under the Rules, then Apartment Therapy will select an alternate winner who must comply with the Rules to receive the Prize.
AWARD OF THE PRIZES
Each Prize will be awarded.
The decision of Apartment Therapy as to the eligibility of Entrants and as to the awarding of the Prizes shall be final. Apartment Therapy is solely responsible for these decisions; VTech, in its capacity as the entity supplying the Prizes, shall have no responsibility or liability for these decisions whatsoever.
There is no purchase which is required by Entrants to enter into the Contest. Purchasing of any goods, services or programs from Apartment Therapy or its advertisers will not improve an Entrant's chances of winning a Prize in any of the drawings which will comprise the Contest.
Each winner will be solely responsible for all Federal, state and local taxes, registration fees, license fees and other costs associated with winning a Prize.
Prizes will be sent to the winners at the addresses they provide. Prizes may not be assigned to third parties. Apartment Therapy is not responsible for delays in delivery of any Prize. The winner shall bear all risk of loss to the Prize after it has been processed for delivery. Apartment Therapy is not under any obligation to provide the winner with any other substitute Prize. Apartment Therapy reserves the right to substitute a Prize of equal or greater value without notice.
RELEASE, INDEMNIFICATION AND PRIVACY
By attempting to participate in the Contest, each Entrant irrevocably and unconditionally releases Apartment Therapy, its advertisers and the company(ies) providing the Prizes, and Apartment Therapy's officers, directors, employees, representatives, affiliates, attorneys, successors, assigns and agents from and against any and all losses and any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, costs or expenses, rights, claims and actions of any kind which Entrant may have or sustain in connection with the Contest.
By accepting a Prize, each winner grants to Apartment Therapy the right to use his/her name, likeness, hometown and biographical information, for any lawful purpose, without further permission or compensation, except where prohibited by law. We are not intending to post anything about the winners other than first name, initial of last name and their state of residence.
By entering the Contest, each Entrant agrees to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error in the Rules, or in the Contest itself, and agrees to be bound by the Rules and by all decisions of Apartment Therapy, which decisions will be binding and final in all respects.
Neither Apartment Therapy nor the company(ies) providing the Prizes shall be responsible for entries that are late, destroyed, incomplete, lost, misdirected, forged, damaged, mutilated, tampered with or that are otherwise not in compliance with the Rules.
If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, Apartment Therapy, in its sole and absolute discretion, reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify the Contest or any portion(s) thereof.
Apartment Therapy may modify or suspend all or any portion of the Rules by posting a notice on the Apartment Therapy website.
Any delay or failure by Apartment Therapy to seek enforcement of any term of the Rules shall not constitute a waiver of any such provision of the Rules.
All applicable Federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations shall apply to the Contest.
For results of the Contest and/or a copy of these Official Rules, please send a hand-printed, self-addressed and stamped envelope to Apartment Therapy, LLC, 270 Lafayette Street, Suite 1204, New York, New York 10012, Attn.: VTech FoneDeco Sponsored Giveaway. Requests must be received no later than ten business days following the last day of the Contest Period.
Between the twinkling trees and the dazzling parties, the holiday season is heavy on electricity usage. Luckily, Cree can help keep your bill down and give your home that stay-a-while radiance all season long. As a company dedicated to bringing the value of LED lighting to everyone, Cree offers long-lasting, energy-efficient bulbs—all available only at The Home Depot—that deliver the lovely light of traditional incandescent bulbs at a fraction of their cost.
The moment we've all been waiting for is finally here. It's time for you to vote to crown our top icon of design.
The Apartment Therapy team voted on the early round of our Innovators & Icons tournament, but it's up to you to pick the winner. Which finalist has what it takes to win it all? Watch the video to see the finalists, and vote below!
Gift Maker: Renée Delaney Inspired Gift: Homemade soy candles Nikon Camera: The D610, the D800 and the COOLPIX A brilliantly captured the warm glow of candlelight in the low light of Renée's cozy apartment.
This holiday season, Nikon teamed up with Apartment Therapy to post the stories of three makers from our community. We hope showing how these people create handmade holiday gifts will inspire your own creativity. Our photographer Gabriela Herman will help us capture their stories brilliantly.
The bright glow of a candle in the darkness just might be the universal symbol of celebrating the winter holidays. And parties don't begin until the electric lights go down and the candles flicker to life. Renée has been making her own candles for years, and it proves to be a surprisingly simple yet deeply meaningful holiday gift. Watch her make a candle, and you just might be inspired to start your own candle workshop at home!
Win: A Barcelona Chair From: Rove Concepts Value: $1,195
Rove Concepts believe that beautiful design shouldn’t be reserved for a select few. Their well-crafted yet accessible reproductions remain faithful to the originals by focusing on the finest details, from expert material sourcing to top-notch finishes. Best of all, they're about to make one lucky AT reader very, very happy.