Classic American Design: Shaker
Tis The Gift To Be SimpleFrom a religious and social standpoint, Shakers were radicals when they arrived in New York from England just before the American Revolution, in 1774. Like Quakers, they are pacifists. In contrast to the Quakers and most other religions, the Shakers, officially the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Coming, began with a woman leader.
Jun 4, 2019
How To Paint Your Floors and Not Screw it Up
Years ago when I decided to paint the floors in my small summer house, most people were shocked (including my parents). Bare wood floors were so chic and such a staple of 90’s style, that painting them over and covering them up seemed sacrilegious. I didn’t think so anymore. See how they turned out… The floors were cheap, solid oak floors, in great need of refinishing.
Jun 4, 2019
Pete & James’ Natural & Neon Loft
Name: Pete & JamesLocation: Williamsburg — Brooklyn, New YorkSize: 1,000 square feetYears lived in: 1 — rented Skulls and neon lights transcend the biker bar look in the fun and eclectic Brooklyn apartment of Pete and James. When I first saw Pete and James’s apartment featured in a House Call back in March, I knew I was going to love the space.
Jun 4, 2019
A Heritage of Harmony Home
Location: Echo Park – Los Angeles, California Size: 2200 square feet Years lived in: 8 months Kathleen and Bradford live at the top of the hill in Echo Park. You drive up and up and up and then when you get to the very top you walk down a set of stairs to reach their front door. Their house is very private with an incredible view. I will admit I am a bit (ok a lot) jealous.
Jun 4, 2019
Grow Your Own Bouquets With These Container-Friendly Flowers
These gorgeous blooms are perfect for a container-sized cutting garden.
Jun 4, 2019
The Dos and Don’ts of Growing Lemon Balm Indoors
Lemon balm can struggle indoors, but with enough attention it will thrive. Follow these dos and don'ts to start your indoor herb garden.
Jun 4, 2019
People on Twitter Are Sharing the One Thing They’d Ban to Make Their City Better
When Vancouver city planner Brent Toderian posted an interesting question on Twitter on Sunday, he probably had no idea the massive amount of replies he’d receive. But the question struck a chord with the Twitterverse, which had plenty of opinions to share. “If you had the power to ban just one thing from cities in order to make them MUCH better, OTHAN THAN CARS (too easy), what would that one thing be?” Roderick wrote in a tweet on Sunday.
Jun 4, 2019
The Budget-Friendly & Curated Furniture Line You Need To Know About
Bonus: it's all on Amazon.
Jun 4, 2019
The Cutest Bookends You Can Find on Amazon for Under $30
Because your books deserve to be housed in style.
Jun 4, 2019
Reader’s Bathrooms: Splatgirl’s Blue Lagoon
(Welcome to Bathroom Month! We’re taking inspiring bathroom submissions from our readers and giving gifts in return. Join us. All info is here.) Welcome to Splatgirl! Hello! I would love to share my bathroom. I designed and DIY’d this room from scratch. It includes a poured concrete Japanese soaking tub, concrete countertops and a 9 1/2 foot tall tile mosaic shower wall.
Jun 4, 2019
Celebrate Thanksgiving With Far Away Family
From Apartment Therapy → 8 Ways To Celebrate Thanksgiving With Far Away Family (Without Buying a Plane Ticket) Just because you’re not physically in the same place as family on Thanksgiving, doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate with them. Here are 8 ways to still celebrate Thanksgiving together!
Jun 4, 2019
House Tour: Jennifer Bartlett’s 134 Charles Street
So, last night we’re sitting around, contemplating the eventual move out of our 250 s/f home, and SKGR says to me, “Hey, how about this place?” “How much?” we ask.“Oh, not too much. $17.5 million.”“Sounds good,” we say. “How big?..”“Oh, a bit bigger than ours. It’s about 12,000 inside and 2,500 outside.”“OUTSIDE?!?”“Yes, it’s got three multilevel gardens,” she says.
Jun 4, 2019
The 60 Minute Quick House Clean
Jun 4, 2019
House Tour: Alicia’s Romantic Portland House
Name: Alicia PaulsonLocation: PortlandSize: Almost 2,000 square feetYears lived in: Almost 7 If you’re one of the many fans of Posie: Rosy Little Things, Alicia’s shop, you’ve already had glimpses of her home on her blog. If you’re an AT reader, you’ve had a quick peek at her studio — she was a contestant (and honorable mention!) in the Fall Colors Contest.
Jun 4, 2019
A Mobile Plant Shop Owner’s “Muted Folky Boho” Home
He's basically trying to live in a tree house.
Jun 4, 2019
4 Rooms That Prove Primary Colors Are Cool
Psst… reds, blues, and yellows are making a comeback in home decor.
Jun 4, 2019
Design Prescription: Faith’s Arlington Dining Room
Name: Faith Location: Arlington, VA Room: Dining Room Size: about 140 square feet Own or Rent: Own This is an update from the #MakeoverAmerica road trip! We’re traveling across the United States to tell people about Complete + Happy Home, and while we’re at it, we’re saving the country, one room at a time! Design Prescriptions are hour-long visits where Maxwell offers advice on what readers can do to improve their homes.
Jun 4, 2019
These 7 Things Made My New Apartment Feel So Much Bigger
I needed clever storage solutions or the spacious apartment I dreamed about would turn into a cluttered reality. Luckily, I found random solutions that helped me store everything.
Jun 4, 2019
7 Questions Every Pet Owner Should Ask Before Signing a Lease
Want to make sure your pet is really welcome in that new apartment? Experts say to ask these seven questions before signing a lease.
Jun 4, 2019
7 Stylish Bedside Lights That’ll Make You Rethink Your Table Lamp
Let’s face it: For as much as we depend on table lamps for bedside lighting, they tend to take up a lot of valuable nightstand space. Fortunately, there are plenty of other ways to create a superior bedside lighting scheme without employing a bulky table lamp. We did some digging around Amazon and discovered an assortment of sleek bedside lights that will streamline your bedroom in seconds.
Jun 4, 2019
This Entrepreneur’s Philadelphia Loft Is a Productive, Inspirational, and Gorgeous Home
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Digital and experiential brand designer Melissa Alam lives in an 1800-square-foot loft, where she also hosts events like the annual conference for women called FearlessCon.
Jun 4, 2019
This Airfare Expert Shares His Top 6 Tips Every Bargain Lover Should Know About Air Travel
Traveling on a budget isn’t necessarily easy, but it’s definitely not impossible — especially if you get a little strategic.
Jun 4, 2019
15 Perfect Pegboards That Will Inspire You to Get Organized
A good pegboard setup can do more than get you organized—it might help you free up some space at home, too.
Jun 4, 2019
Cindy Crawford’s Malibu Home Has Dreamy Ocean Views
Barbie may have had her Malibu Dream House first, but supermodel Cindy Crawford’s draws a close second. Now, the sprawling four-bed, three-bath beach home Crawford shared with her husband Rande Gerber is on the market for $7.495 million, and it’s officially giving us a fresh dose of summer inspiration.“International supermodel Cindy Crawford has called it quits on Malibu. Well, sorta,” Erik Gunther, realtor.
Jun 4, 2019
Not Your Grandma’s Murphy Beds: IKEA’s Latest Line Is the Future of Small Space Furniture
IKEA has always been a go-to retailer for small space dwellers. Now, the inventors of flat pack furniture have revealed their next innovation, and it might just change everything about how we live. At their annual Democratic Design Days event on Tuesday, IKEA announced ROGNAN, an automated furniture system that is basically a Murphy bed on steroids. The unit is basically a movable wall, and can contain a combination of beds, closets, sofas, or desks.
Jun 4, 2019
This Is Why Everyone Is Obsessed with Seashell Décor Right Now
Shells offer a fun, playful touch to a space that’s neither as ubiquitous as flowers or campy as a cherry-shaped pillow.
Jun 4, 2019
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After Some Major DIY Work, a Young Family Finds Their Florida Dream Home
Name: Dana and Matthew, daughter Pia and pup MacLocation: Port Saint Lucie, FloridaSize: 2,000 square feetYears Lived In: 2 yearsBuying a house, getting a puppy, having a baby, and doing a major kitchen renovation is a lot to take on in one year. A whole lot. Dana and Matthew did it, though, and now they can say that they’ve created their dream home. But as happy as they are to have it—and as quickly as it happened—this wasn’t the original plan.
Jun 4, 2019