Before & After: Pineapple Pants to Protective Print
After Meghan impulse purchased these workout leggings while traveling, she decided they were too crazy to wear again, but too cute to toss. Good thing she found those pineapples a new purpose: We’re digging the less intense, but still happy pattern and the neon edging! From Meghan: I bought the pineapples pants as a joke since I knew my friends would get a kick out of them. I had no intention of wearing my pineapple pants after that weekend.
Jun 15, 2015
6 Tips For Easier Dishwashing
(Image credit: Piotr Marcinski) shutterstock From The Kitchn → 6 Smart Tips to Make Dishwashing Easier
Jun 15, 2015
Brigette’s Boldly Curated Mix of Nooks & Corners
Name: Brigette Location: Bellevue, Nebraska Built in 1941, our home is full of quirky charm! The unique floor plan lends itself to several nooks which have been really inspiring to decorate around. We’ve taken to curating little vignettes around our home, each corner telling a story about us and our past. Having lived in Hawaii and Germany prior to moving to Nebraska, much of our decor is eclectic.
Jun 14, 2015
Before & After: Sad Dresser to Restored Stunner
Most of us would probably overlook the above Craigslist ad, but not Ryan. He brought this battered dresser back to life, and now it looks better than ever: From Ryan: The first thing I did when I got it home was disassemble each drawer. After years of use and some time outside in the southern humidity most of the original glue had broken down and almost every corner was loose and wobbly.
Jun 13, 2015
Avery and Ryan’s Warm & Whimsical Austin Home
Name: Avery and Ryan Location: Bouldin Creek neighborhood, Austin, Texas We moved into our 2,200 square foot house in central Austin from a one-roomed, open floor plan condo with a three-week-old baby and fairly little furniture. With a newborn, we were just happy to have doors and didn’t really care that we couldn’t afford to completely furnish our space right away. We bought a nice couch and a new bed and added a few cheap pieces to fill out the space as best we could.
Jun 13, 2015
Kay’s Colorful Downtown Studio
Name: Kay Rozynski Location: Lower East Side, NYC Size: 300 square feet Years lived in: Under 1 year; Rent Location is everything, and Kay’s location is the bustling Lower East Side of Manhattan, home to some of the world’s best places to eat, drink, and be entertained.
Jun 13, 2015
Ok, We Give: Enough with “Curate”!
You’ve all been saying it for years in the Apartment Therapy commenting community: “curate” is overused. I’ll admit I was ambivalent, but after hearing someone put down their own lovely, charming home because they think it’s not “well curated”, I’m ready to join the cool-it-with-curate-club. Who’s with me? I’ll curate some signs.
Jun 12, 2015
20+ Ways to Use Common Kitchen Storage All Around the House
Adapt these common household items to use throughout the house.
Jun 12, 2015
5 Lessons to Learn from a Truly Kickass Gallery Wall
Remember Paula and Paul’s fantastic house tour from a few weeks ago which showed off their enviable art and collectables in various areas of the house? We’re focusing on the crowning glory of that amazing gallery wall to give the rest of us some pointers on how to keep a staid feature alive with new possibilities. 1.
Jun 12, 2015
10 Times Decorated Refrigerators Looked Amazing
Let’s face it — appliances can be boring. Yes, white ones are classic and stainless steel ones are sleek, but they don’t show a lot of personality. Luckily your appliances — especially your fridge — are prime candidates for a makeover. Here are 10 show-stopping options. From The Kitchn → 10 Decorated Refrigerators We’re Kind
Jun 12, 2015
Melissa & Kevin’s “All About the DIYs” in Old Rosedale
Name: Melissa and Kevin; children Elle, Harper and Beckham; and Ally the cat Location: Old Rosedale Gardens; Livonia, Michigan Size: 2,000 square feet Years lived in: 3 years; Owned Melissa and Kevin are raising their family in the Detroit suburb of Livonia. They live in the historic Old Rosedale Gardens neighborhood, which was modeled after Detroit’s Rosedale Park. Most homes in the neighborhood were built in the 1920s and 30s and each house looks different.
Jun 12, 2015
7 Things To Toss On the Grill This Weekend
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) From The Kitchn → 7 Foods You Probably Haven’t Thought About Grilling (but Should!)
Jun 12, 2015
Dreamy, Cozy Cottage Kitchens
We’ve rounded up 10 kitchens that are rustic, warm, dark, cozy — the perfect kitchen for the cozy cottage of your dreams.
Jun 12, 2015
Before & After: Weirdly Shaped Closet Goes to Work
A broom closet of varying depths and without any built-ins was collecting Carla’s random stuff. She decided it might serve better as a place for paperwork and projects, and we love how she made this strange small space fit her needs: From Carla: My husband uses the downstairs as an office, which I didn’t think I needed for my business.
Jun 11, 2015
Liven Up Your Kitchen with Art
You probably spend quite a bit of time in your kitchen, so why shouldn’t it have a little art? Here are 7 examples of art in the kitchen to inspire you to add something that will glam up your space — or just a little piece that will make you smile.
Jun 11, 2015
Before & After: Old Cooler Gets New Life
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) We’re going to guess that you or someone in your family has a cooler that looks like this hanging around their home. Have no fear—you can still use that beat-up old cooler; it just needs a bit of a makeover. Which is exactly why we love this DIY solution. From The
Jun 11, 2015
Grow Your Own Garlic
Jun 11, 2015
1970s Avocado Green Appliances in the Kitchen
If you lived through the 1970s once, you might not be too happy to see these avocado appliances ever again. Then again, some people have managed to incorporate them into their stylish kitchens.
Jun 10, 2015
5 Unspoken Assumptions that are Killing Your Decorating Mojo
Sometimes, when it comes to decorating, it’s helpful to think outside the box. But maybe the box is one you didn’t even realize you were in. Maybe you’re laboring under some assumptions that are so insidious, you never really thought about them at all. Here are a few unspoken rules that couldn’t be more untrue — and that might be holding your space back from being all it can be. Furniture has to be placed against a wall.
Jun 10, 2015
Japanese Food Emojis, Explained
(Image credit: Anjali Prasertong) Like many things cute and useful, emoji originated in Japan, which means many of the icons are specific to Japanese culture. With food being a vital part of the culture, it’s no surprise that there are quite a few food and drink emoji that may leave you scratching your head. From
Jun 10, 2015
Before & After: Builder Basic to Rustic Bath for Under $400
Lauren and her husband spent their home budget on upgrading the things they couldn’t DIY. So after they moved in, they went to work on personalizing the builder basic areas, like this bathroom—for under $400. Lauren painted the vanity an airy gray, added labels to the drawers to combat clutter, and framed out that moulding-less window. The frameless mirror got replaced with a matching pair found on clearance. She didn’t stop there.
Jun 10, 2015
IKEA Hacks for Succulent Gardens
Jun 10, 2015
Cristina & General’s Timeless Mix of Styles in Brooklyn
Name: Cristina, General, Najal & Rafia Judd Location: Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, NY Size: 950 square feet Years lived in: 6 years; rental Cristina and General Judd are a husband and wife interior design duo based in Brooklyn and co-founders of Me and General Design. This dynamic couple’s apartment rental is a testament to what happens when two creatives join forces at home.
Jun 10, 2015
5 Kitchen Design Choices That Are Completely Polarizing
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) From The Kitchn → The Kitchen Design Decisions That Drive Our Readers Crazy
Jun 10, 2015
DIYs to Spruce Up Your Toe Kick
On the hunt for a way to add a fun detail to your kitchen? Don’t neglect your toe kick, that little space under your lower cabinets that meets the floor. It might be just a small strip of space, but you can do a lot with it!
Jun 9, 2015
Non-Food Items to Store in the Fridge
Jun 9, 2015
What to Bring a New Parent (That’s Not a Casserole)
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) The standard “new baby meal” is a casserole. It’s easy to make, easy to serve, and makes good leftovers. But you want to know the truth? It might not be what a new mom really wants or needs to eat. Here’s what you should bring instead. From The Kitchn → What
Jun 9, 2015
6 Tips for Using Every Last Bit of Your CSA This Summer
(Image credit: Cambria Bold) From The Kitchn → 6 Tips to Make the Most of Your CSA This Summer
Jun 9, 2015
50 DIY Kitchen Projects
Here’s a super satisfying list of more than 50 DIY projects and ideas for your kitchen. Get started and explore all the great things you can make!
Jun 8, 2015
What a Kitchn Editor Still Uses From Her Wedding Registry (& What She Doesn’t)
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Over the past decade we’ve put that registry list to the test. Some of our picks for the kitchen still get used every single day, while others have long been discarded or donated. Here are the five things we’d register for again in a heartbeat (with some tweaks), those we wouldn’t,
Jun 8, 2015
4 Picnic Ideas
Jun 8, 2015
Claire’s Playful Pop Culture-Loving Decor in DC
Name: Claire Location: Brentwood neighborhood of Washington, DC At 700 square feet, this apartment feels casual and playful. My boyfriend and I wanted both of our personalities to be visible so we mixed masculine elements (midcentury seating and angular, clean lines on foundation tables) with feminine touches (nesting tables, accessories, lighting) in our layout. We wanted a whimsical factor that referenced both our love of pop culture and our dachshund (he’s everywhere!
Jun 8, 2015
Using Your Phone to Stay Clutter-Free
For better or worse, one thing the digital revolution has done is enable us to have fewer things. Of course, our phones alone have eclipsed the need for many other electronic tools (cameras, CD players, etc.). It’s amazing! But what about the things in our world that persist in physical form, things that don’t give us joy in our space and can easily a growing mass of clutter if we’re not meticulously organized?
Jun 8, 2015
How To Make Cold Brewed Iced Coffee
(Image credit: Chris Perez) From The Kitchn → How To Make the Best Iced Coffee
Jun 8, 2015
Really Weird Home Decorating Ideas That Still Strangely Work
When it comes to decorating your home, you have to trust your gut— even if it whispers nonsense in your ear, telling you something nuts, and leading some people to think that you are certifiably fit for the loony bin. Sometimes you have to take risks, try something new, even if it is ostensibly weird or strange. It’s like the first person who saw a lobster and said “I bet there is succulent and tasty food to be found inside that hard shell with beady eyes and antennae.
Jun 7, 2015
Abigail and Joe’s 560 Square Feet of Great Finds
Name: Abigail and Joe Location: Washington, DC I love that our landlord let us paint! The pink wall felt like a risk at the time, but now it seems demure. We love it! I have a love/hate relationship with the size, at only 560 square feet. Most days I can’t imagine ever wanting something bigger, but other days I can’t find any space for the books that somehow keep finding their way into our home.
Jun 7, 2015
Before & After: Eugenia’s Eclectic Colonial Makeover
Eugenia Sangiovanni recently moved into a new home in Montrose, California. With two bedrooms and two baths, a full kitchen, formal living space and den to fill… she had her work cut out for her. She describes her style as “eclectic colonial,” drawing inspiration from Kloof Street House, Cape Town, Backstage Hotel and Zermatt Switzerland. She enlisted the help of her friend Nick LaKind to help bring her inspiration to life.
Jun 6, 2015
Jen’s Bright and Happy Austin Abode
Name: Jen Location: Travis Heights neighborhood, Austin, Texas My best friend Marina moved to Tel Aviv to study abroad for a year, so I moved into her house. She moved out all of her stuff (except for a fabulous orange couch), and it’s been really fun to make the place feel like my home by putting my own personality and style into it. Because it is a temporary space, I put a lot of work into it at the beginning so I could get settled in quickly.
Jun 6, 2015
Amanda & Matthew’s Nest of Collectibles
Name: Amanda and Matthew (and Severus the cat) Location: Ferndale, Michigan Size: 950 square feet Years lived in: 1.5 years; rented While photographing Amanda and Matthew’s second-floor apartment, I tried to define the overall theme of their collection. I saw floral prints on oven mitts and furniture. I noticed animals – both stuffed and printed on textiles. There were bowls of Japanese candies and lots of colors. I finally asked, “What do you collect?
Jun 6, 2015
This Weekend: Upgrade a Room’s View
There are a lot of things you can do in your home to change the look, feel and moods of your rooms. One thing you might think you don’t have control over is the view from your rooms. While it’s true you can’t always choose what your rooms’ windows overlook, there are things you can do to improve a view (even if just a little). This weekend, choose a view you don’t love and see if you can make it a little more lovely!
Jun 6, 2015
Less Is More in These Minimalist Kitchens
If you like sleek, pared-down modern interiors, you’ll love these 12 kitchens. With simple color schemes, minimal detailing and just the right amount of texture, these spaces prove that sometimes, less really is more.
Jun 5, 2015
10 Ideas for Patio Gardens
Jun 5, 2015
Vintage Pics Show Coffee Is Sweden’s First Love
(Image credit: N Stjerna) In Sweden, coffee has been a reason to gather together with friends, celebrate a special occasion, and just take a nice break from the everyday routine for over a century. From The Kitchn → 10 Vintage Photos That Prove Swedes Take Their Coffee Seriously
Jun 5, 2015
National Doughnut Day: Baked & Sprinkled
(Image credit: Nealey Dozier) From The Kitchn → Recipe: Chocolate-Glazed Baked Doughnuts with Sprinkles
Jun 5, 2015
Whitney’s Super Chic New Orleans Apartment
Name: Whitney Location: New Orleans I live in a one bedroom apartment that’s about 625sqft. My style is definitely eclectic, as I like to blend several different styles. It was very important to me that my apartment reflect the personality of my fiance and I, which is fun and very carefree. We spend most of our time here, so our living room had to be both stylish and comfortable. I love color and bold artwork. My entire room was designed around this large cow canvas art.
Jun 4, 2015
Bringing Back the Eat-in Kitchen
Somewhere in the evolution of the American home, the kitchen and dining room became separate things. But cooking and eating are natural partners. Why not put them back together?
Jun 4, 2015
Jason & John’s Hyper Saturated Home: Part 1
Name: Jason & John of Madcap Cottage Location: Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn Size: 2,800 square feet, Tudor-style single family home Years lived in: 4 years “Green is our neutral,” explains Jason, as my jaw drops. Everything in Jason and John’s house that can have color does. And every color is saturated. I can’t stop smiling and sometimes I have to laugh out loud for the sheer joy of it. John and Jason have a long history and familiarity with design.
Jun 4, 2015