After a recent hotel check-in, I tried what I thought was a light switch, and was taken aback when instead the floor to ceiling shades automatically swept open with perfect grace, exposing a majestic city view and bathing the room in natural light. What a simple, luxurious detail – I had to have it for my home! Thankfully, with Hunter Douglas motorized shades from Décorview, this home tech upgrade is no longer just for hotel rooms or the super-rich.
When Megan and her family bought their new home, the whole house was painted lime green. They quickly painted everything white, so they would have a blank slate. But now that they've moved in and are making it their own, it's time to add color to enliven and warm up the space. Like many families, they spend most of their time around the dining table. Painting the whole wall would have been a big undertaking, and might have overwhelmed the space. See how Megan painted just part of the wall with a simple stripe of bold color.
Sometimes a final squeeze of lemon juice or sprinkle of salt is what makes a dish really sing, and the same principle goes for decorating: the perfect pop — of color, pattern, light, or texture — can make all the difference. HomeGoods knows what we're talking about. Its stores are stocked with surprising and unique furniture, accents and accessories, all at prices that won't sabotage your wallet. With savings like these, you can give each corner of your space a new way to shine.
Megan and Chris have 3 small children and a new home. They've been a little lukewarm on the large, unusual window in their kids' playroom. But one of our favorite tricks at Apartment Therapy is to take an unusual detail and use paint to turn it into a beautiful focal point. All it took was one Saturday afternoon and a can of Glidden paint for Megan to transform the space with color in an unexpected place.
There are not enough happy-dance gifs on the Internet to convey our excitement about Apartment Therapy's game-changing new feature, Color Search: Thanks to our partnership with Sherwin-Williams, you can now scan our thousands of House Tour photos by color! (Search terms are so 2013, don't you think?)
Whether you're debating an orange bedroom or wondering what colors look best in a blue dining room, Color Search will show you real-life homes that play with the same palettes — up to five colors in one search. It's a fun new way to look at our fabulous House Tours, and it takes the guess work out of finding your favorite colors.
Prize: The chair of your dreams From: Joybird Value: $950 - $1,499
Our friends at Joybird are giving away custom chairs to three lucky Apartment Therapy readers! Winners will get to choose their favorite chair from Joybird’s extensive collection of mid-century modern designs and make it their own by customizing upholstery and finishes.
How do you make a white wall happy? We love a good accent wall, but what if you aren't allowed to paint your rental, or if you simply can't choose just one color? Here's a paint project for the white-walled color lovers among us, a project so easy that it's hard to believe the sophisticated result.
Maxwell, Apartment Therapy's founder, needed some occasional tables for his living room, so he took to the internet, checking the Classifieds for good options. He found two stools, versatile enough to be tables or extra seating. But while they were similar, they definitely didn't match. Want to see how he spent a couple hours on a Saturday using Glidden paint to make them a matched set? Watch our quick video and see the How-To below!
When it comes to shopping, Macy's is an American icon — so it's no surprise the department store is embarking on a cross-country tribute to the Great American Way with a full-scale celebration of the iconic people, places and things we love. All summer, you can enter sweepstakes, hang at awesome events like the Macy's County Fair, and even get in on the action by tagging your best pics #americanicons. And thanks to another American icon — the Martha Stewart Collection only at Macy's™ — you can do it all while also making this summer your best yet.
Looking for a phone that's as beautiful as your decor? You're in luck. VTech is giving one lucky reader a colorful prize pack containing the FoneDeco system with a cordless base, four accessory handsets and a handy wireless speaker with speakerphone and Bluetooth functionality—each in the color of your choice.