Navy is the New Black
Let’s start by getting one thing out of the way: this is very painful for me. As a lifelong, tried-and-true, loyal devotee to the cult of Basically Only Accenting With Black, it’s understandably hard for me to accept that another shade could be taking its place. But the design world has spoken, and navy is expected to leave its mark on 2017 in a big way. And wouldn’t you know it, I’ve warmed up to the look.
Dec 21, 2016
Before & After: A Non-Profit Cafe Gets Its First Facelift in 10 Years
Right before Thanksgiving we posed a question to readers — “If you had $200 to surprise someone with a gift, what would that gift be, and to whom would you give it?” Brigid Barjaktarevic’s response — some supplies to spruce up her non-profit workplace — caught our eye. We thought we could do more than just provide paint as the gift; we wanted to go all in on an Apartment Therapy makeover.
Dec 21, 2016
No More Travel Envy: 7 Ways to Make a Vacation Happen on a Budget
Sometimes I feel like I can’t log into social media without being launched headfirst into an ocean of travel envy. There’s always at least one friend Snapchatting European museums or idyllic beaches while I’m sitting at home, saving up my pennies and making more plans for my own set of adventures—which in turn tends to lead to extensive research on how to make those sorts of grand adventures more affordable.
Dec 21, 2016
A 1960s Kitchen Gets a $200 Makeover
From Apartment Therapy → Before & After: A 1960s Kitchen Opens Up for Under $200
Dec 21, 2016
How To Decorate for Christmas With Only a Trip to the Grocery Store
Sure, there’s the requisite nativity scene, the ornaments that have been passed down from your great-grandparents, and the Griswold family inspired display of twinkling lights outside. But sometimes all you need is a trip to the grocery store to deck out your house for the holidays (especially if you’ve been procrastinating putting anything up!).
Dec 21, 2016
Pin Now, Design Later: If We Had a Beach Condo, Here’s What It’d Look Like
Project by: Krista Watterworth Location: Jupiter, Florida Jupiter, Florida, is home to pristine beaches, year-round sunshine, tropical flora and fauna, and unfortunately, some outdated, not-so-pretty condos (trust me, I’m a nearby resident, I know.
Dec 21, 2016
Tips for Decorating the Perfect Christmas Tree
As we’ve seen from her two Halloween decor tours, crafter and blogger Jennifer Perkins takes decorating for the holidays very seriously. And by very seriously, I mean incredibly bold, brassy, colorful and over-the-top! It should come as no surprise that she’s a master at outfitting the crown jewel of Christmas decor: the tree. In fact, she has over 100 trees, so she definitely knows what she’s talking about. Let her decor ideas inspire your own last-minute holiday touches.
Dec 21, 2016
A Low Stress Guide to A Happy & Special Hanukkah: 8 Ideas for 8 Nights
(Image credit: blueeyes/Shutterstock) From Kitchn → A Low-Key Plan for Making Hanukkah Special: 8 Ideas for 8 Nights
Dec 21, 2016
Win Your Office Holiday Gift Exchange: Boozy Baileys Chocolate Mug Cake Kit
Stumped on what to bring for your office secret Santa or white elephant gift exchange? Don’t just bring another coffee mug—make a mug cake kit! It’s super simple, under $10, and when you add a nip of Baileys, you’re sure to win at the holidays. A mug Cellophane bag Baileys nip Baker’s twine Ribbon Spoon Recipe card (one per page / four per page) Recipe dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt) 1.
Dec 21, 2016