Apartment Therapy Archive - 2017
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Did Keith Urban Buy This $39M NYC Townhouse for Nicole Kidman?
Update 12/6/17: the house is still on the market. Earlier this month, we reported that an Upper East Side townhouse where Michael Jackson once lived had hit the market for a pop royalty sized price tag of $39 million. If the rumors are true, this pedigreed pad has some new owners—Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman. Australian gossip magazine Woman’s Day reports that a source close to the Tennessee-based A-listers says Keith bought the property because Nicole wants to do theater.
Nov 27, 2017
These Are the World’s 10 Most Expensive Cities to Live in
Have you ever thought about just up and moving to a new city halfway across the globe? If you’re not just fantasizing and you’re really considering a major move, you may want to consider which cities have a super high cost of living first. Each year, The Economist releases their Worldwide Cost of Living Report which determines the most—and least—expensive cities around the globe. This year, the report ranked the most expensive city as Singapore.
Nov 27, 2017
You’re Not Crazy: USPS Is Allegedly Reporting They Delivered Packages When They Haven’t
Have you ever sat at home all day, waiting for a package that was promised to arrive before 8pm only to have it not show up? Did you get an email saying that it had been delivered, despite all evidence to the contrary? It’s not just you and it isn’t just bad luck—according to CBS Atlanta it’s, well, kind of a conspiracy. Toss on your tin-foil hat and let’s dig in.
Nov 27, 2017
This Tiny Denver Home Makes Downsizing Look Good
Name: Austin Klapesky Location: Denver, Colorado “This tiny house was one of the biggest challenges of my life. Going from a 1,500-square-foot house to 400 is a challenge to say the least,” writes Austin Klapesky. “When I purchased it, it was a disaster. Great bones, but every surface needed rebuilding. We went down to the brick walls and dirt floors. As I was designing it, I had to really challenge myself to think small scale yet smart and efficient.
Nov 27, 2017
5 Life-Changing Home Habits You Should Start in Your New Apartment
Sometimes moving into a new apartment is just the push you need to start over. It’s a clean slate—your new home is clean and empty, and as you move in, you have the power to decide where everything goes and what you want your home to be like.
Nov 27, 2017
Here’s How Twitter Reacted to the News of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Engagement
Earlier today, it was announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged, and that they’ll be getting married next spring. As when any big news breaks, Twitter had feelings. Here are some of the best reactions to the happy news. Related: Here’s Where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will Live Clarence House posted the official announcement on their Twitter, where it’s already had over 26,000 retweets and over 60,000 favorites.
Nov 27, 2017
Cyber Monday is a Great Day to Buy a Vacuum
Vacuums aren’t really fun to buy. Sure, you’re happy to have one that makes the chore of vacuuming quicker and easier, but few of us relish plunking down our hard-earned cash for one. But if it’s time to upgrade, why not do it on a day when they’re heavily discounted? Just because you tuned out for Black Friday doesn’t mean you missed out on all the deals.
Nov 27, 2017
Save Your Money & Make Your Own Beautiful Gift Wrap This Year
14 ideas for low-cost, low-key (but gorgeous) wrapping.
Nov 27, 2017
West Elm’s Cyber Monday Sale: Our Picks Under $100
Cyber Monday is upon us and some major home retailers are rolling out all new deals, just for the day. We’re rounding up some of our favorite finds from West Elm that are under $100, perfect for giving as gifts or maybe as a treat for your own home this holiday season. For Cyber Monday, West Elm is offering up to 70 percent off select items, as well as free shipping with code FREERIDE (though it excludes furniture and rugs).
Nov 27, 2017
Here’s Where Newly Engaged Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will Live
It’s official: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged. Clarence House (aka Prince Charles) announced the news Monday morning, saying that the royal and the American actress will be wed in Spring 2018.
Nov 27, 2017
H&M Home’s Cyber Monday Sale: Our Picks Under $20
Cyber Monday is upon us and some major home retailers are rolling out all new deals, just for the day. We’re rounding up some of our favorite finds from H&M Home that are under $20, perfect for giving as gifts or maybe as a treat for your own home this holiday season. This year for Cyber Monday, H&M is offering a whopping 30% off everything in store and online, plus free shipping with code 9054. The 30% off will be automatically applied at checkout.
Nov 27, 2017
Anthropologie’s Cyber Monday Sale: Our Picks Under $100
Cyber Monday is upon us and some major home retailers are rolling out all new deals, just for the day. We’re rounding up some of our favorite finds from Anthropologie that are under $100, perfect for giving as gifts or maybe as a treat for your own home this holiday season. This year for Cyber Monday, Anthropologie is offering 20% off full price items plus free shipping over $100. Here’s what we’re loving that’s $100 and under (get that free shipping!
Nov 27, 2017
Before and After: An Incredible DIY Makeover for Rental Kitchen Cabinets
When Puno Puno (yes, you read that right, her name is Puno Lauren Puno!) and Daniel Chin Yee moved into their Downtown Los Angeles loft earlier this year, they knew they’d found their dream home. First, because of all the added space (their previous apartment was a modest 600 square feet to this loft’s 1,500). And secondly, because of the huge amount of light pouring in from the wall-to wall, industrial-height windows that line their corner unit.
Nov 27, 2017
6 Genius Things You Don’t Have in Your Bathroom, But Should
As a society, we’re constantly trying to make our lives easier, speed up everyday tasks and find products to hack our routines. While we’re constantly on the hunt for new technology that can multitask for us (honestly if you told me 10 years ago that someday I’d talk to my lightbulbs, I wouldn’t have believed you), there are plenty of affordable products already on the market that can change your life—or at least your life in the bathroom.
Nov 27, 2017
Amazon’s Cyber Monday Sale: Our Picks Under $50
Cyber Monday is upon us and some major home retailers are rolling out all new deals, just for the day. We’re rounding up some of our favorite finds from Amazon that are under $50, perfect for giving as gifts or maybe as a treat for your own home this holiday season. As we reported earlier this month, the retail giant launched their Black Friday hub on November 1, complete with 50 days of deals (which you can shop right here).
Nov 27, 2017
The 2017 Mega List of Cyber Monday Deals
Veteran bargain hunters know that Black Friday is huge for in-store deals, but Cyber Monday often brings the biggest savings for online shopping. We scoured the internet for the best deals for Cyber Week and we’ll be compiling them right here. Plus, a little holiday shopping eases the transition back into the real world from a long weekend (it’ll be our little secret). If you’re looking for our editors’ picks on what we’re loving, click on the shops in bold below.
Nov 27, 2017
Wayfair’s Cyber Monday Sale: Our Picks Under $100
Cyber Monday is upon us and some major home retailers are rolling out all new deals, just for the day. We’re rounding up some of our favorite finds from Wayfair that are under $100, perfect for giving as gifts or maybe as a treat for your own home this holiday season. Wayfair is transitioning their Black Friday Blowout into—you guessed it—a Cyber Monday Blowout.
Nov 26, 2017
Urban Outfitters’ Cyber Monday Sale: Our Picks Under $50
Cyber Monday is upon us and some major home retailers are rolling out all new deals, just for the day. We’re rounding up some of our favorite finds from Urban Outfitters under $50, perfect for giving as gifts or maybe as a treat for your own home this holiday season. Urban Outfitters is offering a blanket discount on purchases for Cyber Monday—$15 off orders $75 or more, and $50 off orders of $150 or more, and you have until November 28 at 7 am to take advantage of the deal.
Nov 26, 2017
John Lennon’s Former Surrey Home is On The Market
Good news, rock fans: John Lennon’s former home is on the market in Surrey, Southwest England for $11.7 million. The Beatle purchased the home in 1964 with his first wife, Cynthia Lennon, selling it in 1968 when the couple split. The home sits on 1.5 acres on St George’s Hill Estate, a highly sought after residential estate that includes golf and tennis clubs and gorgeous landscaping. The home itself has 6 bedrooms, 6 baths and has been meticulously updated.
Nov 26, 2017
This Son Built His Aging Dad a Chic and Sustainable Tiny House
Eco-friendly independence, in a stylish package.
Nov 26, 2017
20 Beautiful Home Gifts on Etsy, All Under $50
Now that we've made it painfully easy for you, get to shoppin'.
Nov 26, 2017
This Mindful Question May Be the Key to a Clean Home & Organized Life
Nothing, of course, can lengthen our finite days. But I love finding ways to feel like I’ve gotten more time — to feel less rushed and distracted and more on top of it and productive. One way I try to do this is by shedding unnecessary time-eaters from my family’s days (limiting after-school activities and only attending the birthday parties of close friends, for example). Another way I eke time from my day is to ask myself one simple question.
Nov 26, 2017
Grab Some Alone Time With This Quirky Privacy Chair
For most adults with busy lives, it’s a privilege to be able to whisk oneself away from present company. Thankfully, Ukrainian design studio MZPA just made the act of finding some quiet space a lot easier with its super comfy, pro-privacy chair named “The Planet.” Reflective of its celestial-inspired moniker, the chair is shaped like an orb with a huge opening that gives the sitter the sensation of being the sole occupant of their very own world.
Nov 26, 2017
The Best and Most Beautiful Jewelry on Etsy
Did you know that you can find incredibly stylish, modern jewelry on Etsy? You can, if you just know where to look. We’ve rounded up a few of the best pieces, to save you the trouble of hunting. Any one of these would make an excellent gift for a friend or loved one, or even for yourself — we’re not telling. It’s always nice to have a few statement necklaces to reach for to add a little something else to an outfit, and this geometric piece fits the bill perfectly.
Nov 25, 2017
Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Getting A Pre-Approval
Before you can even start looking at homes, you need to know how much money you have to spend. Obtaining a pre-approval letter — a verification from a mortgage company that they’re willing to give you a loan — is both a great way to set your budget and to show sellers that you’re serious about making an offer. Read on for an overview of the pre-approval process.
Nov 25, 2017
The Best Flight Deals Right Now Start at $8
If you’re more of an “experiences” person rather than a “stuff” person, Black Friday/Cyber Week can still be for you. Namely, airlines are offering sweet deals on flights to scratch your travel itch. Here are some great sales if you’re looking to get away for a little (or a lot) less. Southwest’s Cyber Week deals include both domestic and international options.
Nov 25, 2017
Rent Bethenny Frankel’s Soho Condo for $13,500 per Month
Ever wanted to live like a Real Housewife? Well, RHONY star and entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel is renting out her Soho pad for a cool $13,500 per month. The Skinny Girl founder actually listed the 2,392 square foot two bed, two and a half bath place for sale back in February for $5.25 million, according to 6sqft. It’s technically still for sale, at the reduced price of $4.495 million.
Nov 25, 2017
Space-Saving Alternatives to a Real Christmas Tree
We don’t all have the luxury of housing an eight-foot Christmas fir in our homes, and even if you do have room, you may not want to deal with the hassle. Regardless, there are so many options out there that won’t leave you feeling cramped in your small space. And need I mention, they won’t leave you with pine needles and sap all over your carpet. If you can forgo the scent of a real tree for something a little more apartment-friendly, these are the projects for you.
Nov 25, 2017
These New Designer Collaborations Will Have You Craving a New Kitchen
Los Angeles-based designer Sarah Sherman Samuel— famous for her airy, California-cool style—has announced two brand new exciting collaborations for the kitchen. Add these to Joy Cho’s recent collaborative creation of playful pastel cement tiles with clé and you’ll want to renovate your kitchen… well, basically yesterday. First up, Samuel has teamed with popular cabinet door maker Semihandmade.
Nov 25, 2017
Twitter Has A Lot of Feelings About This New Holiday Trend
If 2017 left you feeling like your life got flipped turned upside down, then you wouldn’t be the only one. And there’s a new (whimsical?) holiday trend to support the state of affairs, and we have Karl Lagerfeld to thank/blame. On Wednesday, Claridge’s unveiled their annual Christmas tree, a tradition which hospitality site The Caterer calls “one of the highlights of the London hotel festive season”, and this year, it’s… upside down.
Nov 25, 2017
IKEA’s Cyber Monday Sale: Our Picks For the Best Deals
IKEA released their holiday shopping deals well before Black Friday, and so here we present to you the ones that are still going strong, from now all the way to Christmas Eve. We already let you know that the Swedish retailer has a coupon for its IKEA Family members (the company’s free loyalty program); You can get $25 off a purchase of $150 or more in store now through December 24.
Nov 25, 2017
H&M Home’s Black Friday Sale: Our Picks For the Best Deals
Update: Check out our updated Cyber Monday post! Welcome to the unofficial-official start to holiday shopping. Whether you decide to brave the stores in person or stick to deal hunting online, Black Friday through Cyber Monday are prime days for savings. If you’re looking to find a great gift or are just shopping for a gift for your home (or yourself!), H&M has some serious deals going on. Happy shopping! everything Here are a few of our favorites: Faux Fur Throw, $49.99 (reg. $79.
Nov 24, 2017
Anthropologie’s Black Friday Sale: Our Picks For the Best Deals
Update: Check out our updated Cyber Monday post! Welcome to the unofficial-official start to holiday shopping. Whether you decide to brave the stores in person or stick to deal hunting online, Black Friday through Cyber Monday are prime days for savings. If you’re looking to find a great gift or are just shopping for a gift for your home (or yourself!), Anthropologie has some serious deals going on.
Nov 24, 2017
8 of the Weirdest and Wackiest Things for Sale on Black Friday
It’s the time of year where basically everything is on sale, and that includes stuff you want, and stuff you didn’t know existed. While everyone else is out busting doors for TVs today, here are some hilarious items you can shop from the comfort of your own home. And bonus, you won’t have to hit up the drug store on the way to your office holiday party because you’ll already have the perfect White Elephant gift. Marble car phone, sale $24.99 (reg.
Nov 24, 2017
The Newly Named Quirkiest US City Might Possibly Have the Most Colorful Homes, Too
Travel+Leisure just put this city on the top of their list: The 20 Quirkiest Cities in America. It’s a city known for colorful, unusual and inspiring home, too!
Nov 24, 2017
Amazon’s Black Friday Sale: Our Picks For the Best Deals
Welcome to the unofficial-official start to holiday shopping. Whether you decide to brave the stores in person or stick to deal hunting online, Black Friday through Cyber Monday are prime days for savings. Whether you’re looking to find a great gift or are just shopping for a gift for your home (or yourself!), Amazon has some serious deals going on.
Nov 24, 2017
Here’s How to Become an HGTV Star
Nov 24, 2017
This Waste-Free, Self-Cleaning Lint Remover Might Just Change Your Life
It's no-waste AND self-cleaning.
Nov 24, 2017
14 Dogs Whose Thanksgiving Posts Are Better Than Your Holiday Card
At a time of year when family tensions run high, and travel stress and politics can make you lose your faith in humanity, we’re grateful for these Instagram dogs whose Thanksgiving posts are just too pure for this world. Yes, I am one of those “dog moms” who created an entire Instagram account for her pups and their rescue (@KeepAustinWhippet, if you’re so inclined).
Nov 23, 2017
Where to Stack Coats and Bags When You’re Having a Big Party in a Small Space
Nothing is more fun during the holiday season than hosting friends and family for a gathering. But what happens when you love to entertain but don’t actually have a ton of room or even a proper coat closet to store everyone’s stuff? Fret not, friends—a cramped living space doesn’t have to be a problem. Here are five options to consider when deciding where to stow your guests’ things during your holiday festivities this season.
Nov 22, 2017
West Elm’s Black Friday Sale: Our Picks For the Best Deals
Update: Check out our updated Cyber Monday post! Welcome to the unofficial-official start to holiday shopping. Whether you decide to brave the stores in person or stick to deal hunting online, Black Friday through Cyber Monday are prime days for savings. If you’re looking to find a great gift or are just shopping for a gift for your home (or yourself!), West Elm has some serious deals going on.
Nov 22, 2017
It’s Etsy’s Cyber Week & All These (& More) Are on Sale
I know, I know. Black Friday used to be a day. And then Cyber Monday came along. Now the two have stretched themselves into a mini shopping season. Not to let the big box stores have all the fun (and dollars), Etsy announced its own Cyber Week — perfect for people who prefer to give their money to the little guy (and gal). There are plenty of sellers participating and offering at least 10% off their usual prices (some much more).
Nov 22, 2017
Urban Outfitters’ Black Friday Sale: Our Picks For the Best Deals
Update: Check out our updated Cyber Monday post! Welcome to the unofficial-official start to holiday shopping. If you decide to brave the stores in person or stick to deal hunting online, Black Friday through Cyber Monday are prime days for savings. Whether you’re looking to find a great gift or are just shopping for a gift for your home (or yourself!), Urban Outfitters has some serious deals going on. This year, Urban Outfitters has a Buy One, Get One 50 percent off storewide.
Nov 22, 2017
An Off the Grid Fairytale-Like House (For When You Want to Run Away)
The little house that Diana and Michael Lorence built for themselves in the woods of Northern California is like something out of a fairy tale. Unlike many tiny houses you see, it’s not built on a trailer base, since minimum square footage requirements don’t apply in the middle of the woods. But there’s another thing that sets this little house apart: it’s completely off the grid.
Nov 22, 2017
Our Editors’ Picks for Black Friday Deals for the Bedroom
It’s almost winter and time to make your bedroom the most cozy and comfortable it can be. And you may as well take advantage of Black Friday to gussy it up for less. Here are our editors’ top 5 picks for the bedroom. Anthropologie’s Black Friday Sale: 30% off Storewide Our Top Pick from Anthropologie: Anthro has gorgeous bedding and today’s a great day to scoop up this editors’ favorite Luxe Velvet Quilt. Not into blush? No problem it also comes in grey.
Nov 22, 2017
#Catsgiving Is a Twitter Trending Topic We Can Get Behind
Do you love cats? Do you love museums? Do you love jokes? Well today is your day, because it is #catsgiving over on Twitter. From what I can tell, it started as museums tweeting out art and images from their collections that contain cats and snowballed from there. Great! Every day should be #catsgiving! Here’s a cat in a boot. How seasonal! Not to get political or anything, but look at this cat at the White House!
Nov 22, 2017
7 Reasons You Should Hang On To Those Paper Grocery Bags
Here are some fun ways to reuse them.
Nov 22, 2017
These Are the Most Popular Holiday Gifts In Each State
Gearing up for the Shopping Olympics (aka Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Week)? You might want to check your gift list against what other shoppers might try to fight you for. Here are the most-wanted holiday gifts, by state.
Nov 22, 2017