Kitchens in Every Color of The Rainbow
Buying colored cabinets (or even painting the ones you have) is not a choice for the faint of heart. But you spend a lot of time in your kitchen — shouldn’t it be a color that makes you happy? • Colorful Kitchens Apartment Therapy
Oct 31, 2012
15 Scrumptious Pumpkin Recipes
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) You guys — it’s pumpkin season! Of course, pumpkin has so much more to offer than just pumpkin pie. Take baked pumpkin steel-cut oatmeal, for instance, or soft, cakey pumpkin spice cookies. Are these on your fall menu yet? • 15 Pumpkin Recipes The Kitchn
Oct 31, 2012
10 Spooky, Clever Foods For Halloween
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Once a year you’re allowed to delve into the dark, twisted part of your mind and come up with something that’ll scare the bejeesus out of people. These 10 Halloween recipes are sufficiently spooky… • Creepy Halloween Food The Kitchn
Oct 31, 2012
Rounding Up the Best Small Compost Bins
All of the composters on this list will fit on the counter or under the kitchen sink. And just like that you’re a friend of the earth! • Best Compost Bins Apartment Therapy
Oct 31, 2012
Before & After: Julie’s Kitchen Makeover
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) When Los Angeles writer Julie Wolfson purchased her house, the outdated kitchen came with a “hideously ugly” tile floor and a barely functioning oven. Now, thirteen years after moving in, she finally has the kitchen she dreamed about. • Kitchen Before & After The Kitchn
Oct 30, 2012
The Shoebox Inn
Name: Carol and Jeff SayreLocation: Seaview, WashingtonSize: 500 Square FtYears lived in: 12 years — own The Sayre family bought their vacation home in Seaview, Washington twelve years ago. This one bedroom cottage is blocks from the waterfront in a sleepy coastal town just 3 hours south of Seattle. Now spending most of their time up north in the city, the Sayres have opened their home to guests and family friends who need a quiet getaway. Welcome to the Shoebox Inn.
Oct 30, 2012
6 Ideas for Pumpkin Seeds
So you’ve scooped all the slimy, messy insides out of your pumpkins. Whatever you do, save the seeds! Roasted pumpkin seeds are a great fall snack, and a healthy break from all of your Halloween candy. Here are few ideas: • Pumpkin Seed Ideas The Kitchn
Oct 30, 2012
10 Things To Do If You’re Homebound with Sandy
East Coasters are stocked up on canned goods and water and waiting out Hurricane Sandy. Consider this my way of sending good thoughts and best wishes to everyone who is at home today. • Homebound with Sandy Apartment Therapy
Oct 30, 2012
Use a Card Catalog to Store Flatware
Low on drawer space in your kitchen? Repurpose a vintage card catalog into a handy kitchen storage piece! The drawers are perfectly sized for flatware and other cooking utensils, and you can even label them so you remember what goes where. Love this idea! • Card Catalog Storage The Kitchn
Oct 29, 2012
Washington Square Park Living Room and Kids’ Room
A big, open space in a home is a nice thing, but sometimes it can be hard to divide the space into useful areas. That’s exactly the problem Bob and Cortney tackled with their clients on Saturday’s Home By Novogratz, and the best part is that we get to see it in Before and After format!I’ve loved before and after transformations ever since Brady Bunch episode 71 where Marcia gave her friend, Molly, a makeover. This Novogratz design was similar.
Oct 29, 2012
Leah & Bill’s Modern Love Nest
Name: Bill Johnson and Leah Forester Johnson, wife, mother, and blogger Location: Venice – Los Angeles, California Size: 3,300 square feet (main house), 1,000 square feet (man cave) Years lived in: 8 years (approximately 2 years since the remodel) If you’ve ever believed in fate, keep reading: this story is for you. I am not just showing you a beautiful house on the boardwalk in Venice — this home has a special story behind it.
Oct 29, 2012
Before & After: Third Time’s a Charm DIY Cabinet
When Terry’s neighbor offered her this piece to redo, she knew she had a challenge on her hands. This sturdy little cabinet had already been altered by a previous owner who removed doors and the bottom to create a mini-desk, adding odd triangular trim pieces for support. Terry knew those pieces had to go if this cabinet was going to get a new lease on life.Terry removed the V-shaped trim and lined the inside of the cabinet with painted bead board.
Oct 29, 2012
Are You a Slow Decorator?
Do you take your time and hunt down the absolute perfect item for each nook and cranny? Can you live in a semi-finished space? In other words: are you a slow decorator? • Are You a Slow Decorator? Apartment Therapy
Oct 29, 2012
Checking Out Rowen & Wren Housewares
Rowen and Wren are a couple with a passion for design and an eye for beautiful products. They’ve been in the field for years and now they are bringing their style to an eponymous online shop. • Rowen & Wren Housewares Apartment Therapy
Oct 26, 2012
Tip: Store Dry Yeast in the Freezer
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) There is absolutely nothing more disappointing than getting ready for a big baking project and then realizing your yeast has expired. But no longer! Stored in the freezer, our dry yeast will keep for months past that expiration date. • Freeze Dry Yeast The Kitchn
Oct 26, 2012
Justine & Angus Cook Up Some Style in Toronto
Name: Justine Fowler, Angus Bennett, and baby OscarLocation: Downtown Toronto, CanadaSize: Approximately 1200 square feetYears lived in: 2.5 years; Owned She’s a fashion professional and he’s a great chef. Together they own one of Toronto’s most popular (and delicious) restaurants. Is it any wonder that their home is also delectable? The stylish and creative pair renovated a 120-year-old downtown home, and the result is simply beautiful.
Oct 26, 2012
10 Hearty Vegetarian Pasta Recipes
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Whether you’re looking for a big baked pasta dish to serve guests or a cozy one-bowl meal of pasta e fagioli, these hearty vegetarian pasta recipes will satisfy your cravings. • Vegetarian Pasta Recipes The Kitchn
Oct 26, 2012
Colorful Kitchens in the Room for Color Contest
Room for Color is in full swing and we’ve seen many kitchens entered and vying for your vote. We’ve rounded them up for easy viewing… • Kitchens in Room for Color Apartment Therapy
Oct 26, 2012
Step-By-Step Tutorial for Painting a Wood Dresser
A few weeks ago, I gathered some supplies and got to work painting this dresser. I photographed the process and kept track of my steps for the benefit of the ugly furniture in all of your lives. • Paint a Wood Dresser Apartment Therapy
Oct 25, 2012
How To Make Fresh Pasta From Scratch
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Do you know how easy it is to make pasta at home? Really easy! Here’s a great recipe for a basic egg pasta and a step-by-step guide through the entire process. • How To Make Fresh Pasta The Kitchn
Oct 25, 2012
Favorite Podcasts for A Slow Work Day
There are three things that separate the good podcasts from the bad: the host, the guests and the quality of the production. All of these podcasts meet these requirements. • Favorite Podcasts Apartment Therapy
Oct 25, 2012
We Visit the Edible Selby Launch
Todd Selby recently celebrated the launch of his second book, Edible Selby, about “the most interesting and creative chefs from around the world.” We attended the showcase and brought back the scoop… • Edible Selby Launch Apartment Therapy
Oct 24, 2012
Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen? Try This!
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) What do you do when you find yourself with two or more helpers in the kitchen? Do you get distracted or panicked? Take a cue from food television chefs and try the sous chef technique to take control of the situation. • The Sous Chef Technique The Kitchn
Oct 24, 2012
Boiled Dry: Can This Pot Be Saved?
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) It happens to the best of us — at least, that’s what I told myself after letting a stainless steel pot boil dry last week. The pot had burned completely dry, turning shades of black, brown, and blue, with a chalky black residue on the interior. Was it salvageable? • Can
Oct 24, 2012
The Best Corksrews & Wine Openers
With the arrival of autumn comes the entertaining season. Start getting your bar prepped now, starting with a new corkscrew or they make great hostess gifts! • Corkscrews & Wine Openers Apartment Therapy
Oct 24, 2012
Bold Color on the Floor
Instead of whitewashing your floors, why not try a bright color? It’s especially nice in airy, sunny spaces, where the sunlight can shade and change the color throughout the day. • Bold Color on the Floor Apartment Therapy
Oct 23, 2012
15 Fast, Fresh Pasta Recipes
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) These pasta and other noodle recipes are meant to be made just after you shrug off your coat, and tossed while you relax back into an evening at home, sipping a glass of wine. This is pasta that brings you home, and feeds you when you need it most. • 15
Oct 23, 2012
9 Delicious Ways To Enhance Boxed Soup
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) While I would like to live in a world where I eat homemade soup all the time, the truth is I usually keep a few of those aseptic boxed soups in the pantry. In general, boxed soups aren’t that bad but here are nine little tricks I use to improve their
Oct 23, 2012
Sunnyside Up: Yellow in the Kitchen
Yellow is the energy drink of paint colors, adding a boost of light and zest. It tricks the mind into seeing sunshine instead of shadows, and feeling vitality over fatigue. It’s perfect for kitchens. • Yellow in the Kitchen Apartment Therapy
Oct 23, 2012
Ways To Avoid Your Least Favorite Tech Chores
Maintaining your tech can involve lots of little chores you probably hate doing. Here’s a list of our least favorite tech chores, and steps we’ve taken so that they don’t bother us too much anymore. • Avoid Tech Chores Apartment Therapy
Oct 22, 2012
1 Tiny Kitchen, 3 Renovation Scenarios
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) What makes a $2,000 kitchen renovation different from a $62,000 renovation? Take a tiny rental kitchen in Brooklyn, bring in a few expert opinions, and get three different renovation proposals that run the gamut on price. • 3 Renovation Scenarios The Kitchn
Oct 22, 2012
Before & After: Restoring a Mid-Century Modern Dresser
When Jamie found this lovely mid-century modern dresser at a Salvation Army store fo only $50, she knew she’d hit the jackpot. Though she didn’t love the yellowing tone of the piece, and the finish was in bad shape (especially on the top), the lines and solid construction made it a great choice for an update.Jamie used Citristrip to remove the old finish, coating the entire dresser then leaving it to sit overnight.
Oct 22, 2012
How To Remove Wallpaper: A Step-by-Step Guide
My brother and sister-in-law are eradicating every inch of wallpaper from their old Victorian home. Here’s a quick guide to their tried-and-true method for removing wallpaper… • How To Remove Wallpaper Apartment Therapy
Oct 22, 2012
Hate Washing Dishes? Here’s a Trick!
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Doing the dishes is my least favorite kitchen task, hands down. This is why I’ve instituted a “one soapy sponge” policy to help keep the chaos under control. • Soapy Sponge Trick The Kitchn
Oct 19, 2012
5 Halloween Decorations You Probably Already Own
I love throwing holiday parties but hate having once-a-year stuff crowding my limited storage space. Here’s how to get in the Halloween spirit with things you can use year-round (and may already have!). • Halloween Decorations Apartment Therapy
Oct 19, 2012
Fall Project: DIY Cider Mulling Spices
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) I recently found myself gravitating towards the bulk tea aisle, where I picked up a jug of apple cider and an over-priced satchel of mulling spices. When I returned home, my boyfriend chided me for falling into the “mulling spice trap.” • DIY Mulling Spices The Kitchn
Oct 19, 2012
Mega List of DIY Halloween Decor Ideas
Halloween is my favorite holiday, but I usually channel my energy into making a costume vs. decorating my home. That might change this year, because some of these crafty projects are just too good to ignore. I’ve collected thirty of my favs to share… • DIY Halloween Mega List Apartment Therapy
Oct 18, 2012
5 Tips for Hosting a Soup Party
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) My favorite kind of gathering to throw this time of year is a soup party. It encourages a very informal mingling and gives me a chance to flex my soup muscles and try a few new recipes. Here are a few tips that will allow for a no-fail night: • Soup
Oct 18, 2012
A Work-around for Expensive Under-Counter Fridges
When we drew up plans for renovating the basement, I wanted to install a compact under-counter fridge in the basement’s mini kitchen. I figured I could just shove in a cheap dorm fridge, boy was I in for a surprise… • Under-Counter Fridges Apartment Therapy
Oct 18, 2012
7 Principles For Great Slow Cooker Soup
(Image credit: Emma Christensen) If you’re trying to adapt a regular soup recipe to your slow cooker or improve one you’ve already made, here are a few slow-cooking tips to help you make the best soup ever. • Slow Cooker Tips for Soup The Kitchn
Oct 18, 2012
How To Make Easy Chicken Noodle Soup
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) You’ve got the sniffles. It’s chilly outside. You want nothing more than to wrap yourself in a big ol’ blanket and settle down with a mug of chicken noodle soup. Am I right? Then this is the recipe for you. • Easy Chicken Noodle Soup The Kitchn
Oct 17, 2012
Pale Green in the Kitchen
Seafoam, mint, pastel, sage. While there are definitely variations in these shades of green, they all hail from the lighter end of the spectrum, and are on the more muted side of the green family. • Pale Green in the Kitchen Apartment Therapy
Oct 17, 2012
Before & After: Aged Steel-Look IKEA Cabinet
Tricia from Simplicity in the South loved the vintage industrial look of Restoration Hardware’s steel cabinets, though their prices were not in the budget. She had an idea that with a little paint and some upholstery tacks, she could transform an old IKEA PS cabinet into something a little less schoolyard and a little more industrial chic.
Oct 17, 2012
10 Peanut Butter Treats for Fall
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Peanut butter and honey popcorn recipe, peanut butter and jelly cookies, granola, fudge-topped oatmeal cookies, PB & fruit “sushi”, and one-ingredient ice cream with a dollop of peanut butter— they’re all here! • Peanut Butter Treats The Kitchn
Oct 17, 2012
Before & After: Restoring a Sad Side Table
When Jill found this sad little side table, it was in desperate need of some TLC to help bring it back to life. Jill was able to see past the missing trim, the broken foot and the badly damaged finish on this table to the strong bones and solid wood underneath. With a little hard work and creativity, she was able to transform this table into a showpiece for any room.After taking the table apart, Jill used Citristrip to remove all the old damaged finish.
Oct 17, 2012
Hot Button Topic: Gift Registries
Gift registries are controversial, so I thought it would be good to have a good old-fashioned public forum. I’ve never ordered anything off a registry, but I’m always glad they’re there… • Gift Registries Apartment Therapy
Oct 17, 2012
20 Soup Recipes To Warm and Satisfy
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) We have 20 favorite recipes to get you started on your own soup adventures this fall. There are colorful recipes, like kale and chicken stew, and a creamy soup of Red Kuri squash and coconut milk. And don’t forget the cheesy potato soup… with bacon! • 20 Soup Recipes The
Oct 16, 2012
Perfectly Purple Tabletop Pieces
When it comes to dinnerware, it’s hard to find that perfect purple. Here are some pieces for a grown-up look without turning into Marie from Breaking Bad. • Perfectly Purple Tabletop Apartment Therapy
Oct 16, 2012