A Match Made in Heaven: Copper + Pink
Pale pink and copper are like one of those couples that look so good together that once you see them together it’s hard to imagine them with anyone else. And like all good couples, they bring out the best in each other: copper gives pink a bit of an edge, and pink brings out the warm, rosy tones in copper, giving it a special glow. Here are a few of our favorite examples. Above: The folks from Livet Hemma paired a copper pendant light with an IKEA duvet dyed in a peachy pink.
Jun 30, 2016
Design Tricks that Can Make Your Home Look Cooler this Summer
If your under-air-conditioned (or not-at-all-air-conditioned) home has you feeling the heat, there are some small visual changes you can make to help your place at least look cooler. Little things like doing away with fuzzy sheepskin throws and adding blue-based colors can make your home feel fresher—without having to adjust the thermostat. If there was ever a time to embrace minimalism, it’s in the summer.
Jun 30, 2016
Real Solutions from Real Homes: Brilliant Ways to Make Room for Your Trickiest to Store Items
Outdoorsy types have their own unique organizing struggles. You see, bikes and surfboards and other sporting equipment are big. And they’re really hard to store neatly at home–especially without a garage or a mudroom or even more than a few hundred square feet to work with. These house tours, though, managed to make it work, finding tight and tidy spaces where they could store some big equipment at home.
Jun 30, 2016
20 Items You Should Get Rid of Immediately
Jun 30, 2016
3 Affordable and Portable Ways to Keep Your Wine Cool This Summer
(Image credit: Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects for Medlock Ames via Dwell Magazine) From The Kitchn → 3 Ways to Keep Your Wine Cool This Summer
Jun 30, 2016
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10 House Hacks for Hosting
Hosting guests on Airbnb is a fun way to get more out of the home you’ve worked so hard on. If you’re ready to get started, bookmark this checklist of simple things you can do to make visitors feel more at home while they’re on the road. Each is simple, but put together they’ll make a big impact. Try them for your next Airbnb crew, and watch your reviews glow. 1.
Jun 30, 2016
10 Ways To Invite Summer Into Your Home
Summer’s (finally!) here, and everyone’s scrambling to get outside—but there are plenty of ways to embrace the season indoors, too. Bring in color, add a playful print, open the shades—and presto, your whole home suddenly feels a lot like summer. Punch Up the Color: Accents like throw pillows, tinted glass vases, and area rugs can liven up a room with white walls and neutral furniture. These accessories are also the easiest and cheapest to switch out seasonally.
Jun 29, 2016
Hidden Costs: 10 Travel Expenses You Haven’t Thought Of
When I’m planning a trip, the main financial factor I consider is the cost of the actual traveling, whether it’s by plane, train, bus or car. Airfare and lodging especially can be overwhelmingly expensive, so it’s tempting to consider these the true price of the travel, but there are so many other costs that can creep up on you. In addition to wages lost if you don’t get paid time off, here are ten expenses that can surprise you on even the thriftiest of vacations.
Jun 29, 2016
5 Contemporary Designs that Completely Redefine the Chair
One of my favorite things about home design is the wonderful variety of ways in which clever designers have re-invented the chair. When you picture a chair you probably think of one of the traditional forms of the chair, with a back and a seat and legs.
Jun 29, 2016
Things to Consider When Packing Food for the Plane
(Image credit: Sara Kate Gillingham) From The Kitchn → 5 Important Things to Consider Before Bringing Food on a Plane
Jun 29, 2016
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Best in Show: Presenting Our 10 Favorite House Tour Pets
Over the years, our House Tours have shown how people live comfortably when they truly love their homes. Many of these houses may have a human’s name on the lease or deed, but it’s the four-legged residents who call the shots. Taking our inspiration from realtor.com’s “Pets at Home” video — where we see real pets in real homes they love — we’ve looked back through House Tours history and awarded our pet superlatives!
Jun 29, 2016
7 DIY Sea Salt Cleaners & Scrubs
Jun 29, 2016
Top Tips for Bringing Food to Your Summer Shindigs
(Image credit: Merfin/Shutterstock) From The Kitchn → 5 Tips for Bringing Food to the Party
Jun 29, 2016
A “Mix of Modern and Historical” in Moscow
Name: Maria Location: Moscow, Russia Located in the old district of Arbat in Moscow, Russia, our three bed city center penthouse has lots of charm with its mix of modern and historical. Black marble retro fireplace, a mix of updated granite and original hardwood flooring, tall ceilings with crown molding and bright rooms. It’s a modest 128 square meters (1,378 square feet) but its layout makes our space feel bigger. Originally from the United States, we moved to Moscow as expats.
Jun 28, 2016
The Definitive List of Snack Foods, Brought to You by The Baby-Sitters Club
(Image credit: Courtesy of Scholastic Books) From The Kitchn → The Best Snacks, According to The Baby-Sitters Club
Jun 28, 2016
Your Guide to Choosing the Best Water Bottle
From Apartment Therapy → Top Ten: Best Water Bottles, From High-Tech to High-Design
Jun 28, 2016
What You Need To Know About Removing Temporary Wallpaper, Before You Hang It
Removable wallpaper seems like one of those “too good to be true” design elements. You get the charm and elegance of wallpaper, without having to painstakingly remove it with steamers, hot soapy water, and 22 different types of wall scrapers. Once you tire of it, all you do is just grab a corner and pull it down. A while back, we installed some for a makeover project and then returned after a couple of months to take it down.
Jun 28, 2016
Bikes & Skis & Surfboards, Oh My: Ingenious Ways to Store Gear in a Small Space
Fitting big hobbies—the type that require a board, a helmet, and maybe even a wetsuit—into a teeny-tiny home can be a tall order. Your best bets for storing this space-hogging gear are to work them into your decor plan or place them in often-overlooked spots (aka hide them in plain sight). Here are nine ways to stash sports gear, without cramping your style. This bike rack from CB2 doubles as a shelf, with a small platform to place your water bottle or helmet on.
Jun 27, 2016
9 Kitchens with Multiple Countertop Materials
Jun 27, 2016
Battle of the Sofa Arrangements: Can You Guess Which Saves Space?
A. Two sofas facing each other OR B. A sofa and love seat arranged in the traditional L-shaped arrangement?
Jun 27, 2016
More is More: How to Display Your Most Treasured Collections
For those collecting maximalists among us—who can’t have just one globe, camera, or milk glass goblet, but seem to amass them by the dozen—here are some creative ways to organize and live with the things you love. All of these ideas keep your most cherished items in sight, incorporating them seamlessly into your decor. This is probably going to become your new favorite spot in your home.
Jun 27, 2016
It’s Official: Welcome to the New Apartment Therapy!
A few weeks have passed since we started the rolling launch of our new site design, and we appreciate all of the feedback (good and bad!) that we’ve received thus far. Today, we celebrate our first full day as the new Apartment Therapy! Our team has been hard at work over the past several months working on this new design that serves as both a visual refresh and a complete re-architecting of how our site is built.
Jun 27, 2016
The Best Ways to Save Your Basil Surplus
(Image credit: Jayme Henderson) From The Kitchn → The Best Ways to Preserve Basil
Jun 27, 2016
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How to Put Your Home to Work This Summer
Have you ever let your cousin crash at your place for a weekend? Housed a friend for a couple days after a breakup? Given your parents a place to stay for the holidays so they feel more at home? If so, you’re ready to be an Airbnb host. And when you become an Airbnb host, the benefits go beyond the cash. Learning to market your home and welcome travelers will get you some unexpected gains. (And yes, some expected extra cash.
Jun 27, 2016
Fire-Less Fireworks: All The Festivity, None of the Pyrotechnics
Maybe you have small children in the house hell-bent on destroying everything in sight. Maybe you have a dog that’s brave against the mailman, but freakishly scared of loud noises. Or maybe, just maybe, you find yourself (literally) burned out from the last Independence Day party and still waiting for your eyebrows to grow back in.
Jun 26, 2016
DIY Solutions for Organizing Your Recycling
Jun 26, 2016
Famed Photographer Bill Cunningham Dies at 87
Legendary New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham died on Saturday at the age of 87. He had been hospitalized recently after a stroke. Born in Boston in 1929, Cunningham moved to New York after dropping out of Harvard. He started out as a hat designer, and when the fashions became less formal in the 1960s, he picked up a camera instead.
Jun 26, 2016
A Small, Solar-Powered House in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Name: Jody Location: Round Hill, Virginia We lived in a 3,500 square-foot house, and owned five other traditional American homes. One day, when looking over finances, we realized we were both working to support our home. The house owned us. At the same time, we’d been questioning our carbon footprint. I “blame” that on the Solar Decathlon.
Jun 25, 2016
20 Ways to Celebrate the First Weekend of Summer
Although you’ve likely been sweating in tank tops for what seems like ages already, this week marked the official start of summer, which means this is the first weekend of the season. So let’s all get out there and celebrate with some activities that capture what summer is all about: Al fresco dining, soaking up the sun, and, yeah, maybe just a little bit of time inside to appreciate the invention of air conditioning.
Jun 25, 2016
A Well-Designed Chicago Loft
Name: Mollie Location: West Loop —Chicago, Illinois My husband, Dave, and I have lived in this space for a little over a year. Prior to moving in we did an entire gut rehab of the space. The condo was originally a factory that was later converted to residential condos (imagine maple cabinets and dark granite counter tops).
Jun 24, 2016
7 Tips for Raising the Bar on Your Salad Skills
(Image credit: Sara Kate Gillingham) From The Kitchn → 7 Tips for Making a Restaurant-Quality Salad
Jun 24, 2016
A Dark Kitchen Gets a Bright Makeover
From Apartment Therapy → Before & After: A Bright Kitchen Upgrade
Jun 24, 2016
Art Power GIFS: See How Art Upgrades These Rooms
Many of us understand that adding art to a room can drastically alter its appearance. But there are so many ways you can use art to make a visual impact; making the decision on where to hang can be overwhelming. These room gifs represent common art-hanging questions—I’ve removed the artwork from the walls to show you just how powerful art can be when its used in the right place and at the optimum scale. Seeing is believing!
Jun 24, 2016
The Big List of Clever Ideas for Your Most Organized Kitchen Yet
There’s a lot that goes on in your kitchen, so it’s especially important that it be organized. Here are 18 ideas that will keep your cabinets and countertops clean and uncluttered, so you can focus on the important stuff, like cooking, and, of course, eating. Use tension rods inside a drawer to keep the contents from being jumbled about. Another great use for tension rods? Holding cookie sheets neatly upright. You can also get the same effect with a file organizer.
Jun 24, 2016
Trend Alert: Global Decor Finds, No Passport Required
There’s no denying that it’s the time of the maker. Small-batch, hand-made, one-off: all hyphenated descriptors of today’s decor holy grails, but it’s about so much more than just the admirable adjective. Today’s design enthusiast desires what their neighbor doesn’t have. After all, we want our homes to tell a story—our story—to have a soul, and to be a true reflection of who we are as individuals.
Jun 24, 2016
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Milestone Makeovers: Daniela’s Happily Messy Kitchen
Repainting cabinets can be a tricky, tedious task. You have to sand them and strip them. Then when you go to paint them, the application has to be consistent across the corners and ledges of their molding. Add to that the inevitable conclusion of two young kids with a bowl of spaghetti and the cleanup they imply. These were concerns for Daniela, a new mom in a new house. But then this was precisely why she wanted to refresh her kitchen: to create these new memories.
Jun 24, 2016
Honey, I Tore Down The House!
Name: Maxwell & Ursula Type of Home: Single-family home built in 1967 Square Footage: 1,800 (Before) Years Lived In: 18 You see that cute house up there? The one I’ve repaired, maintained, painted and decorated for nearly twenty years? I just ripped it down. Want to see? Keep reading… Starting with this post, I’m going to lead you through a year long odyssey that I’ve never been on before: the building of a new house.
Jun 24, 2016
Meal Minimalism: Eating The Same Thing For Lunch Everyday
(Image credit: Samantha Bolton) From The Kitchn → Why I Eat the Same Thing for Lunch Every Day: Minimalist
Jun 24, 2016
A “Tranquil and Simplified” Minnesota Home
Name: Victoria of Prospect Refuge Studio Location: Fulton Neighborhood —Minneapolis, Minnesota It’s been said that the house is “built like a ship” with a use for every space and nothing extra. This simple 1920s foursquare on the south end of Lake Harriet was ripe for a refresh when Minneapolis designer, and co-owner of Prospect Refuge Studio, bought it in 2014.
Jun 23, 2016
12 Summer Sand Art DIYs
All of my sand art associations are beach town souvenir shop-related—the kind of thing that looks cute when you’re on a vacation high but then seems woefully out of place once you return home. But there’s nothing inherently tacky about intriguing layers of cheerfully hued sand, as these 12 fabulous DIYs prove!
Jun 23, 2016