It takes a killer eye to make a modern home shine: Too much midcentury or minimalism and your living room feels like a museum; not enough and the look just doesn't gel. That's why we love these readers' house tours—they each put their own spin on modern decor, and the results are contemporary houses that still feel like homes.
From flatscreens to top-of-the-line kitchen appliances, technological touches can make a great home even better, all while seamlessly fitting into the space's aesthetic. Case in point: our readers, who know a thing or two about incorporating high-tech elements without feeling like they're living in a spaceship. Here are a few of our favorite examples.
We love to talk about mattresses on Apartment Therapy. We spend so much of our lives in bed that we really can't overestimate how important it is. So now we really want to know about your mattress — what kind you have, whether you like it, and, um, what you do in it.
We teamed up with our friends at FurnitureToday, a weekly trade magazine for the furniture industry, to bring you this survey. The idea is that by understanding how you shop for and live with mattresses and beds, we can offer you better bed-related content, and the mattress industry readers of FurnitureToday can offer you better stores and mattresses! Survey respondents can also enter for the chance to win a $100 American Express gift card.
A good home office isn't just a place to put your laptop: It's a place where work gets done with style, where high-tech gadgets make everything work a little easier and look a little cooler. Here are a few home offices from House Tours and Tech Tours past that do just that.
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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.
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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!