Apartment Therapy Archive - May 2018
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JetBlue Is Having a Flight Sale So You Can Go Visit Your Parents
You know what’s better than a call or a bouquet of flowers? Spending time with your mom. JetBlue announced a flight sale today so you can visit your family for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, starting at $39 each way.
May 2, 2018
Reese Witherspoon Has Your Summer Party Staples with Her Draper James x Crate & Barrel Collection
Now that the thermometer is creeping up, we have outdoor entertaining on the brain. Luckily, now you can officially shop Crate & Barrel’s Spring and Summer collaboration with Reese Witherspoon’s lifestyle brand, Draper James. Since naming Witherspoon their brand ambassador back in October, she’s since been featured in their holiday campaign about “perfect” entertaining, and starred in a series of fun short clips appropriately titled, “Reese Unpacks”.
May 2, 2018
Before and After: This $3K Bathroom Redo Feels More Like $50K
This ultra-’90s bathroom was radically transformed into a stunning, smart, and structurally unrecognizable bathroom for less than $3,000. It took vision, elbow grease, and a few (not so) small tasks. You know, like building custom door frames, “casting in place with concrete,” and “construct[ing] a custom wet table saw.” Easy breezy! That marble is simply to die for.
May 2, 2018
Why I Started Keeping a Plastic Baggie on My Kitchen Counter at All Times
I pride myself on the fact that I have never dropped my phone in a toilet or spilled coffee on it. (My poor laptop is another story. RIP, Lisa’s MacBook!) And I tend to do everything in my power to keep up those bragging rights. But as someone who cooks a lot, following recipes (from Kitchn!) on my phone, it’s not always easy to keep my phone safe. Which is where this plastic bag comes in. I oddly got the idea while treating myself to a manicure.
May 2, 2018
This Serene, “Scandinavian Shaker” Style Studio Looks Like the Perfect Place to Relax
Name: Emilie Desjarlais and her daughter Location: Saint-Lambert — Québec, Canada Size: 700 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, renting It is only me and my two year old daughter. Toddlers are messy, so to keep my sanity I made it as minimal as possible. I’m a very artistic person who also has their head in the clouds, so I can’t blame it all on my daughter. I work as a interior stylist and content creator so I spend a lot of time home.
May 2, 2018
Here’s Why Millennials Are Leaving New York (and Where They’re Headed Instead)
Don’t get me wrong— I love New York City. The caliber of cuisine, the convenience of cabs, the irreplaceable energy of eight million pavement-pounders who are craving to shake up their industries. But after living there for years what I wanted more than designer sample sales or expertly crafted cocktails or spontaneous adventures in the city that never sleeps is, well, sleep. I was tired of the town and ready to relocate.
May 1, 2018
12 Home Depot Finds (Under $30) Every First Time Home Buyer Needs
So you just bought your first home—congrats! Now comes the fun part: settling into your new digs by filling it with necessary items. But after you spent all that money on securing your new home, you might not want to spend any more on the boring organization and maintenance tools homeownership requires. Save your dough for nesting, and get moving-in done with these essential 12 finds from Home Depot, all under $30.
May 1, 2018
The Neighborhood Guide to Los Feliz
Missing Persons once famously sang “Nobody walks in LA,” but that makes me think they never lived in Los Feliz. You can spend a day picking up tchotchkes and vintage wares on Vermont or Hollywood Boulevard. You can shop at five different grocery stores of your choice (plus a Sunday farmer’s market). Use your MoviePass at not one, but two, vintage theaters.
May 1, 2018
Here’s What It’s Really Like to Move to New Orleans
My husband and I have our own outrageous life bucket list—big stuff like visiting all seven continents, going to a Super Bowl (him), touring Dollywood (me). Also on the list was to live in New Orleans—and after eight years of bustling city life in NYC, we drove a U-Haul filled with 800-square-feet worth of furniture along with one fat cat to the Crescent City. Check! There’s just something about New Orleans that gets to you.
May 1, 2018
An Old Chicago Church Is Now a One-of-a-Kind Forever Home
While maintaining the integrity of the building's original architecture, Jim and Molly gave a modern face to areas like the kitchen and bathrooms.
May 1, 2018
This Hotel Is Opening An Underwater Residence in 2018
If you’re finalizing your vacations for 2018, you may want to throw the The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island into the mix. The popular Maldives vacation spot has announced the $15 million dollar construction of an undersea residence, visualized by Crown Company director Ahmed Saleem and realized by engineer Mike Murphy, leading engineer at New Zealand-based aquarium technology company, MJ Murphy Ltd.
May 1, 2018
Most New Homeowners Feel They Can Remodel On Their Own — But Here’s What They Should Consider First
More than half (57%) of new homeowners believe they could remodel an entire room without any help from a professional. Millennials are even more confident in their DIY abilities, with 64% ready to tackle a remodeling project on their own. That’s according to a Home Depot survey of 1,000 new homeowners, age 25 and up, who had purchased a home in the past year.
May 1, 2018
8 Time-Saving Secrets to Steal from Speed Readers
We’ve all been there. It’s ten minutes before a big office meeting, and you just realized you forgot to read the documents your boss handed out last week to prepare. But fret not my flustered friends, there’s still plenty of time to get prepped. We did our research and thanks to a few tried and true speed-reading strategies, skimming those documents—at least enough to absorb the basic info—should be no problem.
May 1, 2018
100 Years of Kitchen Color Trends
May 1, 2018
20 Mother’s Day Gifts You’ll Want to Keep for Yourself
You'll find a little bit of everything with our picks.
May 1, 2018
A 1925 Former Fisherman’s Cottage Is Now Filled With Flirty, Fun Florals
Name: Fifi O’Neill with two cats, Minouche and Big Louie Location: Sarasota, Florida — The home is located in a historical neighborhood of vintage fishermen cottages known as The Maine Colony as it was settled by fishermen from Maine. Size: 950 square feet Years lived in: 20 years, owned I live alone with my two cats, Minouche and Big Louie, in a 1925 vintage fisherman cottage.
May 1, 2018
We Tried This Cult-Favorite Bleach Alternative and Here are the Results
In a recent quest to rid a gorgeous old handmade quilt of some weird unknown stains, I came across a so-called “miracle product” named Retro Clean. It promised to be able to do heavy lifting of bleach without being harsh and corrosive—in other words, the perfect solution for my delicate, yet well-loved vintage linens.
May 1, 2018