Before & After: A Sister Steps in From Across the Country to Give This Kitchen a New Look
Jillian is not only a talented designer, she’s also an insanely generous sibling. She helped her sister and her fiancé tackle their kitchen renovation long distance. That’s love. From Jillian: My sister and her fiancé purchased their first home in the Fells Point neighborhood of Baltimore late last year — a traditional brick rowhome.
Jun 18, 2017
Iceland’s Buubble Hotel Has Not Just 5, But 5 Million Stars
I can’t count the number of times I’ve been advised against living my life in a bubble. But what about spending the night in one? At Iceland’s Buubble Hotel, guests can experience the upside of intentional isolated living. According to Dwell, the self-proclaimed “5-million star hotel” is situated in a forest a couple of hours outside of Reykjavik and consists of five transparent bubble units.
Jun 18, 2017
Before & After: Doubling the Storage Space in a NYC Kitchen
When Jessica and her husband, David, moved from Westchester to New York City for work, they were lucky to find a spacious apartment in Hudson Heights with a breathtaking view of the Hudson river and the George Washington Bridge. One thing about the apartment that wasn’t so great: the kitchen. It was in decent shape, but its layout — a single row of cabinets and appliances, arranged along a single wall — left a lot to be desired when it came to counter space and storage.
Jun 18, 2017
Why Decluttering is Worth It: 6 Reasons You’ll Love Living with Less
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of getting into a decluttering groove, of riding the high of letting go of things, of piling the back of the car high with bulging bags bound for anywhere but the over-full garage. But that’s not the end of it. Once the excitement subsides, you’re left with a space that has, well, space and you’ll begin enjoying the benefits of a life with less.
Jun 18, 2017
What We’re Loving From Zara Home’s Colorful Sale
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Jun 18, 2017
When Your Hanging Space Just Isn’t Cutting It
Some people live in homes with walk-in closets with nearly absurd amounts of hanging space. Others live in old, quirky apartments with one closet 24 inches wide. If you are less than blessed when it comes to hanging space, you may be scratching your head about where to put all your clothes. But there are solutions — and we’ve got plenty of them here. Here are ten ways to buy (or DIY!) your way to closet bliss.
Jun 18, 2017
Before & After: Embracing Minimalism in a Tiny Bedroom
Susan’s teeny-tiny rental room didn’t offer much in the way of space or storage, but it did have a window to some of San Francisco’s charms. With some carefully calculated minimilasim, Susan was able to turn the room into a peaceful space, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. From Susan: I moved to San Francisco with a couple of suitcases and found a room that barely fit a bed and didn’t have a closet.
Jun 18, 2017
Don’t Be a Wallflower: Why You Should Consider “Floating” Your Bed
Here at Apartment Therapy, we like to encourage design solutions that break the rules. A few months ago, Eleanor caused a bit of a stir by saying that, yes, it is totally fine to put your bed on a wall right in front of a window. But what if — what if you didn’t put your bed on a wall at all? Floating the sofa is a pretty common choice in living rooms, which tend to be larger and have multiple traffic paths that need to be considered.
Jun 18, 2017
The Amazon Reviews For This Expensive Candle Are Priceless
While useful when deciding between vacuums or whether that book is as good as everyone says it is, Amazon’s customer reviews can also be a true source of hilarity and joy. For the Tom Dixon candle in Water, the category is the latter, and they have us drowning in tears of laughter. As if to inspire satire, the product description reads: Water lends its understated blend of watermelon and amber musk to deliver the sharp clarity of maritime freshness in your home.
Jun 18, 2017