Your Favorite Fashion Website Now Has an Office to Die For
Here at Apartment Therapy, we’re big fans of Man Repeller, the online destination for smart, quirky fashion and smart, addictive writing about life, culture, and everything else. Last year, founder Leandra Medine partnered with Decorist to redesign her NYC home — and this year, she worked with Decorist designer Chloe Redmond Warner to transform Man Repeller’s New York offices.
May 31, 2019
HGTV’s “Boise Boys” Share Their Fave Remodeling Hacks
This clever pair shares budget-friendly, out-of-the-box projects that even DIY-newcomers can complete with ease.
May 31, 2019
Proof That Navy Blue is Ideal for Neutral Lovers Who Want to Branch Out (a Tiny Bit)
Navy is the new neutral. While dark tones often make a room feel dim and gloomy, navy blue offers a richness that can actually warm up a space.
May 31, 2019
Calling All Wizards and Warlocks: New Harry Potter Books Are Coming This Summer
Amazing news for those who can’t get enough Harry Potter (is there such a thing?): four new Harry Potter reads will be coming to an online store near you this summer. But before you get too excited that we’re getting a new look at Hermione and Ron’s adult life together and the houseplants they do (or don’t) successfully keep alive (surely they’d get Neville’s help with that, though, right?
May 31, 2019
Hello Fellow Kids, It’s Time for Good News
Welcome to Good News, a column that’s part-link roundup, part-community gratitude journal where we can all share the feel-good moments from the past seven days and end our week on a high note.Happy last day of May, dear friends! It’s Tara, your News & Culture editor, here to get the Friday vibes flowing with some piping-hot good news. I’ll start it off, but feel free to share links, personal news, photos—whatever you’re excited about this week—in the comments.
May 31, 2019
I Hate My NYC Apartment, But I Love My Neighborhood
In a perfect world, we’d all love our homes and our communities. But when that’s not possible, I choose neighborhood over space, and that’s okay. For me, people and ambiance make a place homey more than anything, and feeling connected to my community is something that’s important to me. And if that comes at the cost of hating my tiny, fifth-floor walkup apartment (with all the problems that come with NYC rentals), then so be it.
May 31, 2019
IKEA and Tom Dixon Are Out to Prove Urban Gardening Can be Beautiful and Functional
The Farmers Almanac tells us what to plant in our gardens and the best times to place seeds in the soil, but the urban gardening collaboration between Tom Dixon and IKEA asks us to reconsider where and how we put our green thumbs to work in order to yield results that prioritize our health and the environment. The British designer and the home goods brand recently brought the experimental project named Gardening Will Save the World to life at the Chelsea Flower Show in London.
May 31, 2019
7 Design Ideas to Make the Most of Your Backyard
Memorial Day is behind us, which means it’s officially prime backyard time. If you’re lucky enough to have outdoor space (even if it’s just a sliver of grass) you’ll want to make the most of it. But knowing where to start can be tricky. We love these gorgeous backyard spaces from past home tours, which offer some great outdoor inspiration. If you have the space, consider creating a variety of seating options — the neutral color palette ties together each of these.
May 31, 2019
All the Ways You Can Style the Maxwell Sofa
And for a limited time, it's discounted by $100.
May 31, 2019
How to Responsibly Buy Home Decor Abroad
“I really don’t like to travel,” is not something you hear too often.Most of us can agree that traveling is the gift that keeps on giving. You can immerse yourself in a new culture, experience delicious foreign food, take stellar photos of the coolest places on Earth, and buy some beautiful home decor from all around the world. But filling your home with pieces that exude wanderlust is easier said than done.
May 31, 2019
Here’s How Much Your Vintage Cabbage Patch Dolls Could Be Worth
If our binges of Marie Kondo’s popular Netflix show have taught us anything, it’s that cleaning is good, but mindfully tidying up is so much sweeter. In the process, you inevitably discover the items that truly bring you joy and say farewell to those that don’t. But what if tossing unnecessary items could bring you joy and a stack of cash? If your tidying has unearthed treasures like vintage Cabbage Patch Kids dolls, you could be in for a solid payday.
May 31, 2019
The Best Way to Spend 30 Minutes This Weekend—For Your Health and Your Happiness
We're going to flip the switch from "yeah, I really need to start walking" to "I took a walk, I enjoyed it, and I can totally do that again if I want."
May 31, 2019
7 Stunning Mid Century Modern Dressers Under $800
Mid-Century Walnut Dresser or Credenza – $650 – Mid-Century Modern double dresser in walnut with six deep drawers. Features figural walnut grain, carved pulls and tapered legs. In excellent vintage condition, showing minor wear consistent with age and use. Height — 31.5 inches Width — 58.25 inches Depth — 17.75 inches. – BROOKLYN From Maxwell:Dear Readers, What are you looking for?
May 30, 2019
How To Carve Out Office Space In Your Small Living Room
You want the workstation to flow with the rest of the decor of the room, but you also want the area to feel professional enough so you can pull up a chair and get into a business frame of mind.
May 30, 2019
IKEA’s Latest Collection Is Adorably Weird
For fans of the cartoon Darcel Disappoints or the now-shuttered Paris shop Colette, you’ll be delighted by the news we’re sharing with you today: IKEA is about to launch an entirely new collection called FÖRNYAD. This collection is playful and celebrates what student life is like in this modern age. And, most importantly, the collection has been designed by Sarah Andelman of Colette and Craig Redman, the artist behind Darcel Disappoints.
May 30, 2019
This $20 Reusable Water Bottle Makes Even the Hottest Summers Bearable
It kind of changed my life.
May 30, 2019
7 Toothbrush Holders You’ll Actually Want to Use
You'll never think your toothbrush is boring again.
May 30, 2019
Before and After: This Mid-Century Ranch Home Just Got Some Major Curb Appeal
It was in serious need of a spruce up.
May 30, 2019
7 Artsy Decor Finds That Double As Storage Pieces
The only thing better than a good-looking piece of art is one that offers a storage solution. To prove our point, we rounded up a few super stylish yet innovative objets d'art that also offer up some storage opportunity.
May 30, 2019
A Painter’s New Orleans Rental Is a Dreamy Sun-Filled Space
This shotgun house in the Irish Channel neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana is the home of painter Ansley Givhan.
May 30, 2019
Amazon Is Selling A Ready-To-Go Sauna For $1,000
In the world of relaxation and fundamental fun-having, there might only be two types of people: those who like saunas (and they usually like hot tubs, too) and those who don’t. I’m not going to tell you how to be, but if you hate saunas, you might be doing it wrong…just something to consider. Saunas are a godsend; they are a Finnish delight generously shared across the globe with those who are willing to experience their virtues.
May 30, 2019
We Found Adorable Wicker Sconces That Won’t Break the Bank
Embrace the rattan trend.
May 30, 2019
20+ Pairs of Fruits and Vegetables You Need to Store Separately
When I bring home a shopping bag full of fresh produce, there is some that goes onto a tray on the countertop and some that goes into the refrigerator’s produce bins. And that’s about where my divisions stop.But when I found that bananas were hastening the ripening of nearby produce (which is sometimes unwanted!), I decided to look further into produce storage and which fruit-and-veggie adjacencies to avoid.
May 30, 2019
Roommates Fill a Rental With Plants AND Plant Prints
Erin combines inherited pieces with found pieces to create a fun story. Throughout her apartment you will see the mix of old and new; thrifted blue velvet wingback chairs with a new MCM gray couch.
May 29, 2019
Huge Windows Make This Modern Home Feel Like a Bright, Art-Filled Treehouse
The tall ceilings and natural light make this already spacious and gorgeous house seem even bigger.
May 30, 2019
6 Leaders Share How They Decided to Make Change in Their Communities
Read on, and be inspired to take the step toward that city council run that you’ve been thinking about.
May 30, 2019
How To Clean Task Chair Caster Wheels for Smooth Rolling
image:bd66ca56200b1cd048122c5721c0b2659de668fa w:540 s:"fit" class_name:"mt-image-center" show_pin_button:"true" show_image_credits:"true" The facts were undeniable: my task chair’s wheels had the ride of a Jeep traversing off-road terrain with a flat tire and roadkill stuck to the bottom. After weeks of home improvement projects, our apartment’s floors had become dirty with an assortment of debris, half of which seemed to have found itself stuck onto the caster wheels.
May 30, 2019
Get the Look in 7 Pieces: Collected and Comfortable in Australia
Colorful pillows and classic ginger jars brighten up this welcoming living room pulled together by Katie Riddell for her home in Melbourne, Australia. Neutral pieces, like a cream-colored sofa and a stunning brass coffee table, lay a stunning foundation and make it easy to switch out accessories and experiment with new shades and patterns often. From Maxwell:Dear Readers, What are you looking for?
May 29, 2019
Give Old Luggage New Life With These 5 Brilliant DIYs
In my neighborhood, it’s common for residents to set out piles of unwanted items with friendly “free” signs, meaning that you never know when you’ll head out for a walk or to run an errand and come back with something interesting and useful. After seeing these amazing luggage transformations, I’m majorly hoping that one of my neighbors will toss an unneeded suitcase or two to the curb. Looking to work some DIY magic of your own?
May 29, 2019
These 5 Old School Mansions Cost Less Than a NYC Apartment
Given the backlash against McMansions over the past 10 years or so, it’s clear that many buyers today are seeking grand homes with a bit more personality than the cookie-cutter structures of yesteryear. For those who want even more authenticity and charm—while still enjoying plenty of space—older mansions are a great option, and they don’t have to break the bank.
May 29, 2019
6 Free Ways to Curb Your Redecorating Cravings
Summer is almost here and for some of us, that means having a little extra free time to revamp our home interiors. But what to do when our budgets aren’t as generous as our schedules? Fret not my redecorating-deprived friends. We put our thinking caps on and uncovered a slew of simple ways to refresh your space—completely free of charge. Don’t believe us? Read ahead for six clever decorating ideas you can do today for free.
May 29, 2019
You Can Now Go Glamping on the Roof of This Historic 14-Story Hotel
Glamping has taken us to many far-flung places. You can bed down in a tented eco-retreat in Mexico or a cozy pod in Sweden. There’s even a glamping experience in Calistoga wagon replicas to get a taste of the Wild West. The glam camping trend shows no signs of stopping, and I’m here for it!This summer, glamping is truly hitting new heights—the top of the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C., to be exact.
May 29, 2019
You Can Rent These 9 Homes from “Fixer Upper” to Get a Taste of Waco
Experience the couple’s legendary, empire-building style for yourself.
May 29, 2019
Blanket Ladders are Equal Parts Stylish and Functional, and We Can’t Get Enough
To be entirely honest, many of the home accessories I normally love don’t have a real purpose other than, well, to look cute (which, in my opinion, is entirely ok). That said, it’s always rewarding to be able to find pieces for your space that look nice but are also super functional—like a blanket ladder.
May 29, 2019
6 Stylish Bedrooms That Might Make You Ditch Your Headboard
Ditching the headboard isn’t the end of the world, but that doesn’t mean you should leave the space above your bed blank.
May 29, 2019
We’re Seeing This Muted Tangerine Rug Everywhere—and You Can Find It on Major Sale Right Now
It's the perfect blend of contemporary, traditional, and eclectic.
May 29, 2019
Great Tile and Gorgeous Antique Rugs Fill This Spacious San Francisco Remodel
After a five-month long remodel, this home was completely transformed into a more modern, bright space.
May 29, 2019
How a Big Life Change Taught Me to Embrace Mess (And Play Nice With My Neighbors)
Of all the things a new mother has to do, yard work isn’t high on the list of priorities.
May 29, 2019
5 Common Myths About Composting at Home (It’s Easier and Less Smelly Than You Think)
In honor of National Composting Day on May 29, we spoke to some experts to help break down common myths about composting, including how to do it in an apartment.
May 29, 2019
BAZAAR Daily Finds: Wednesday
Mid Century Tallboy by American of Martinsville – $490 – The veneer work on this piece is something special. There was no other option than give the set a complete restoration to best bring out the beauty of the grain. The tops, sides and drawer front have all been refinished with a hand rubbed poly. No gloss. Just the natural luster of walnut. They’re incredibly well made. That’s what makes MCM furniture so great.
May 28, 2019
Before and After: A Smart Design Solution for a 1920s Dining Room
If you’re following along, you may have caught us drooling over Arlyn Hernandez’s makeovers. Arlyn is Emily Henderson’s editorial director and the proud occupant of not one but two beautifully designed rooms in a 100-year-old Los Angeles Mediterranean-style apartment building.
May 28, 2019
A Family of Three Snuggles into a 200-Square-Foot Modern Minimalist Tiny House on Wheels
A young family of three has customized a cute tiny house on wheels to be the minimal, functional home of their needs.
May 28, 2019
6 Home Decor Finds That Will Make Your Desk a Little Less Sad
There’s a really good chance you’re reading this article while you’re burning the midnight oil. Or maybe you’re procrastinating tackling that laundry list of projects, emails, and deadlines. (It’s okay, we won’t tell your boss if you don’t!)Truth is, you spend a lot of time working. Some studies even say an average person spends over 13 years in their lifetime working.
May 28, 2019
A Pretty Pink Austin Bungalow Is The Product of Resourcefulness and Neighborly Help
Not only did this couple do much of the house's renovation work themselves, the entire neighborhood pitched in. Their style? Reverent and resourceful!
May 28, 2019
‘Pitch Perfect’ stars Anna Camp and Skylar Astin Are Selling Their Former Love Nest
Aca-scuse us while we shed a few tears. “Pitch Perfect” stars Skyler Astin and Anna Camp, who announced their divorce earlier this year, are selling their former home in the stylish Los Angeles enclave of Los Feliz. Listed at $2.45 million, the four-bed, three-and-a-half bath property served as the couple’s home since they were living in newlywed harmony, just over three years ago.
May 28, 2019
Last Chance! Shop These Memorial Day Deals Before They're Gone
Memorial Day weekend is officially over, but that doesn't mean you can't still save big on those long weekend sales.
May 28, 2019
8 TV Shows That Will Remind You How Awesome Having Neighbors Can Be
I live in an apartment in New York City, where—quite honestly—no one really cares to get to know their neighbors. While I’ve morphed into a New Yorker in some ways since moving from my small town in Connecticut (less small talk, more yelling at cars), this is one trait I have not inherited. The core reason: I think having neighbors is wonderful.To prove my point, I turn to some of the most popular shows in the history of television.
May 28, 2019
Matisse-Inspired Wallpaper Celebrates the Artist’s 150th Birthday
If you subscribe to the motto, “Life is way too short to have boring walls,” we have some good news. The folks over at MuralsWallpaper have left us no choice but to abide by that non-negotiable design mantra. With the release of its Henri Matisse-inspired Naïve Shapes wallpaper collection, art lovers and bland wall owners alike can now ensure that their partitions easily live up to their full creative capacity.
May 28, 2019