Apartment Therapy Archive - 2017
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Save More in 2017: 52-Week Money Challenge Hacks
If you’re devoting 2017 to getting out of debt, saving for a new home, paying for school, amping up your retirement or any other money-oriented goal you could possibly make for your financial well-being, you won’t get there without a game plan. You’ll need to find creative ways to save every extra cent you can stand.
Jan 4, 2017
An Amazing A-Frame Restoration
Name: Sasha Location: Rhododendron, Oregon We acquired this dilapidated and mold-infested A-Frame with wall-to-wall carpet and kitschy mountain interior decor about a year and a half ago and spent pretty much every single weekend since then lovingly reinventing it. I redesigned the interior and my husband and I performed almost all of the buildout ourselves.
Jan 4, 2017
10 Kitchen Time Savers For The New Year
(Image credit: Christine Gallary) From Kitchn → 10 Smart Ways to Save Time in the Kitchen This Year
Jan 4, 2017
Don’t Worry About Failing at “Resolutions” This New Year (Just Set Better Goals)
I’ve never been a person who’s good at New Year’s resolutions. I’d always set my sights on a bunch of lofty aspirations and then wind up dropping off after a few months or a few weeks, never getting to exactly where I’d hoped I would by the time the next December 31st rolled around. And it always felt terrible, because I thought I was failing. In 2016, I decided to try something new.
Jan 4, 2017
The Storage Black Hole in Every Home
It doesn’t matter if you cook every day or once in a blue moon. You might have a teeny tiny kitchen or one with more cabinets than you know what to do with. No matter what, I’m going to guess that everyone doing this Cure could benefit from shining a little light on the storage black hole we all seem to have in common: the pantry cabinets in our kitchens.
Jan 4, 2017
The Unintentional Upside to MCMBKNY’s Love of Mid-Century
It happened by accident, really. When Mante and Alex first fell in love with Mid-century furniture, they had no intention of opening their own shop—MCMBKNY. Having grown weary of the wasteful culture plaguing interior decor, they began looking for vintage pieces with quality craftsmanship. “Most of the things that are produced today have very temporary lifespan,” said Mante.
Jan 4, 2017
The Perfect Tiny “Treehouse” Home of Decorist’s Head of Design
Project by: Ashley Redmond of Decorist Project location: Marin, California Ashley Redmond, Head of Design for popular E-design company Decorist, has designed rooms in the homes of Jamie Chung, Audrina Patridge, Erin Hiemstra, and more. She recently updated her own 500-square-foot tiny “treehouse” in the woods of Marin, California. Let’s take a look, shall we? From Ashley: My inspiration for the space was definitely a laid back, bohemian vibe.
Jan 3, 2017
The Biggest Sales of 2017 (So Far)
I know we’ve just come off the busiest shopping season of the year, but you wouldn’t be alone in buying something for yourself today. Dubbed “Holiday hangover day,” retailers have started to see an uptick in purchases on that first day back from vacation. And it makes sense—people have gift cards to spend, resolutions to uphold (new workout clothes totally make going to the gym easier), and unfulfilled wish lists to tick off.
Jan 3, 2017
A Fun & Fresh California Home
Name: Amber Location: Long Beach, California My husband and I recently moved into this space, and we decide to take on a small renovation. It’s my own home, so I wanted to take some risks and I wanted it to be a little fun. As a relatively new designer I wanted to take the opportunity to design something that reflected my personal design aesthetic which is midcentury, eclectic, and can be a little glam too. The space had good bones, but it was dated.
Jan 3, 2017
15 Super Smart Ideas to Help You Organize Your Kitchen
(Image credit: Hayley Kessner) From Kitchn → 15 Ingenious Ways to Create a More Organized Kitchen
Jan 3, 2017
Design Lessons I Know Now that I Wish I Could Share with My Younger Self
My first decorating memory dates back about 20 years or so (the dates are hazy, but the experience is crystal clear.) After some pleading, my mom had granted me the opportunity to redesign my bedroom. I took the job very seriously, sweating over picking just the right shade of bubblegum pink (a risk for this non-pink lover), but it felt right at the time.
Jan 3, 2017
Kitchen Paint Color Predictions for 2017
Jan 3, 2017
Before & After: A Space That Can Do it All, and Does it in Style
Michelle stepped in to help a grad student create a stylish and functional space that she could love for all of her harried, paper writing years. She added color and fun without creating a room full of distractions. From Michelle: This grad student was moving into an apartment that she would live in for the next five years. Mina had a small budget, but a lot of style. Her space was a blank canvas, as she was starting from scratch.
Jan 3, 2017
Sneaky Hidden Storage Solutions for Small Spaces
There’s a lot of wisdom out there for fitting extra storage into small apartments, but a lot of it ignores a particular reality of small space living, which is that in many small spaces, you can see pretty much your entire living area at one time. And while there are some things you may want to proudly display on the wall, there are others you would probably prefer not to look at all the damn time. Plus, having a little hidden storage just makes a space look less cluttered.
Jan 3, 2017
10 Grocery Shopping Lessons We Learned Last Year
(Image credit: Michaela Cisney) From Kitchn → 10 Important Things We Learned About Grocery Shopping This Year
Jan 3, 2017
15 Home Organizing Mini-Tasks You Can Tackle in 15 Minutes
Okay, so you’ve got a few minutes before the newest episode of your favorite show comes on—how do you spend it? You could flip through the channels to find something random to watch until it starts, or, you could work towards making your home a more beautiful, organized place (and make your life a little bit easier). Need inspiration? Try one of these quick tasks… Are your books actually organized, or do you just place them wherever you have room on a shelf?
Jan 2, 2017
A Vintage Chicago Home with a Personal Artistic Touch
Name: Roger Location: Chicago, Illinois Our home is considered a Vintage home. It has four bedrooms and the upstairs is a bedroom suite. There is also a basement and one car garage. We are located on the northwest side of Chicago and we live across the street from a large public school which is grades K to 12 that takes up the entire block. We choose to live here because my husband works downtown and we wanted to be closer and have the opportunity to utilize public transportation.
Jan 2, 2017
10 Food-Themed Calendars for a Tasty 2017
(Image credit: Susanna Hopler) From Kitchn → 10 Food-Themed Calendars for a Yummy New Year
Jan 2, 2017
Vintage Mid-Century Highboys for Every Budget
With a new year upon us, most people are looking to get their lives downsized and organized. And if you’re anything like me, chances are your clothing (and bedroom storage in general) are going to be a big priority. So while checking the Apartment Therapy Marketplace for the best new deals of the week, I stumbled upon our solution to this universal problem: the highboy. If clean design and optimal storage had a baby, it would be the highboy.
Jan 2, 2017
A Chicago Apartment Where “Old World and Modern Design Collide”
Project by: Ella Swenson Location: Chicago, Illinois A combination of salvaged wood, unexpected family heirlooms and cozy textiles make Ella’s home feel like a warm and welcoming curio shop. Personal and interesting, this is a space that invites you in for a cup of tea and some charming stories. From Ella: I’m a creative director/producer in Chicago with a desperate love for vintage, salvaged wood and projects.
Jan 2, 2017
Let’s Go! The Cure Begins with a Quick Confidence-Boosting Declutter
Leading the January Cure for the past few years has taught me so much. We humans all really love a fresh start and really really want to make our homes cleaner and more organized, but the concept of trying to get everything under control all at once, on our own, is simply too BIG. So, we don’t even want to start. But, once it’s broken up into smaller bits, readers tell me they often want to keep on going after after completing a task. They actually want to do more, not less.
Jan 2, 2017
An Affordable Kitchen Makeover with Big Impact
From Apartment Therapy → Before and After: A Kitchen Reno That Didn’t Break the Bank
Jan 2, 2017
Before & After: Modernizing a Master Bath
This master bath had plenty of space but not a lot of function. Kendra set out to not only upgrade and maximize the utility of the space, but to create a calm and serene atmosphere. From Kendra: This master suite had taken on minor renovations before, but nothing that allowed it to shine and become a truly functional and relaxing oasis. This space had an outdated standing shower, no access to the walk-in-closet and overall lack of functionally.
Jan 2, 2017
Kitchn’s Top 10 Snack Recipes of 2016
(Image credit: Maria Siriano) From Kitchn → Our Top 10 Snack Recipes of 2016
Jan 2, 2017
The Questions about Sharing a Small Space You’ve Been Too Polite to Ask: Laine & Marni Tell All
Whether you’ve been contemplating moving in to a small space with a significant other, friend or roommate or are just curious about how two people can fit all of their stuff into so few square feet, you’ll want to check out Marni and Laine‘s illuminating answers to these small space sharing questions — you’ve probably been too polite to ask. Marni: I think we’re good at talking it out.
Jan 2, 2017
The 9 Best Wine Moments of the Year
Jan 1, 2017