Apartment Therapy Archive - November 2019
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The 4 Most Useful DIY Skills I Learned from My Mom
Practical advice I'm thankful for this year.
Nov 27, 2019
A Small D.C. Rental Apartment Has an Envy-Inducing Rug and Art Collection
And it was furnished on a budget using mostly vintage and secondhand items!
Nov 21, 2019
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Pottery Barn Created a Truly Thoughtful Collection of Holiday Gifts—Here Are Our Favorites
When you’re a kid, one of the great joys of the holiday season is getting exactly the gift that you wanted. When you’re a grownup, one of the great joys of the holiday season is finding the perfect gift for someone you love. The nice thing about gift-giving at this stage of our lives is that the gifts become more meaningful.
Nov 27, 2019
All the Cyber Week Home Sales You Can Still Shop Right Now
You've still got time to snag those deals!
Nov 27, 2019
Here’s How to Get a Free Gift Card With Purchase at Target This Week
Because you know you'll be at Target anyway.
Nov 26, 2019
5 Things Your Real Estate Agent Should Never Tell You To Do
Bad advice from your agent can cost you more than just money and stress—you could also end up in legal trouble.
Nov 27, 2019
Before and After: How a Master Suite Went from Basic to Fabulously Boho
The new bedroom and bathroom are a little fresh, a little funky, a lot stylish.
Nov 25, 2019
11 Gifts to Give Your Home (That Are Secretly Really for You)
These home-improving gifts will make everyone happy.
Nov 26, 2019
Here's What You Can Buy In Brooklyn For Less Than $415,000
From a move-in ready Bushwick condo to a Flatbush fixer-upper.
Nov 26, 2019
7 Fun Picks to Turn Your Bathroom into a Photo Booth (Yes, Really)
If you have to go, you might as well make it fun.
Nov 26, 2019
The Secret to Easy Faux Shiplap (Plus 3 Other Paint-Only Projects)
Give your hammer a rest. These projects are paint-only, so no tools needed!
Nov 26, 2019
10 Ways to Make Your Home Feel Fuller Faster
And some of them are free!
Nov 26, 2019
We Can’t Get Enough of This Campaign Dresser on Bazaar
I personally love the detailing on the legs; the fun shape stands out and makes the piece way more special without being too trendy or funky.
Nov 26, 2019
Placing Your Christmas Tree: 5 Things to Consider
Christmas trees are such a fun tradition—they bring families together, bring out the child in everyone, and give you pride in your home. If you find yourself in the market for a tree, you’ll also find yourself wondering where to place it in your space. If you live in a single family dwelling, you probably have more choices than those living in apartments. Either way, there’s a perfect place for a tree in your home. Read on for five things to consider.
Nov 26, 2019
I Went to the World’s Largest Starbucks, and Here’s What I Thought
This Starbucks, obviously, isn’t just any old Starbucks. It’s an experience in and of itself. Let me walk you through mine.
Nov 26, 2019
Before and After: See How $70 Transforms This Dark Kitchen
It's a lot of bang for less than a Benjamin.
Nov 26, 2019
This Spray Mop Is So Much Better Than a Swiffer—and It’s On Sale Right Now
Your floors are going to sparkle!
Nov 26, 2019
Before and After: A 'Too Much Work' House Is Transformed Into the Perfect Nest
Before the renovation this house had yellow and teal walls, wood paneling, and Christmas-colored red and green checkerboard floors.
Nov 22, 2019
The Free, Unexpected Perk of Visiting The Dyson Store in Person
It just might be worth making a special shopping pilgrimage.
Nov 26, 2019
8 Gifts That Won’t Weigh You Down During Your Travels
For one to travel light, one must buy light—and that's where we come in.
Nov 26, 2019
‘We’re Still Here’: Native Americans Reflect on Heritage, History, and Visibility
We asked indigenous people across the country what the Native American Heritage Month means to them.
Nov 26, 2019
8 Sneaky Ways to Create the Illusion of More Space
These are pretty clever.
Nov 26, 2019
A Charming 400-Year-Old Farmer’s Cottage Has a Gorgeous Modern Extension
The historic details are dreamy, and the modern addition affords beautiful country views.
Nov 26, 2019
9 Tiny Time Savers You Should Always Have on Hand at Home
Keep a home repair kit and you'll save LOTS of future headaches.
Nov 26, 2019
Why Home Stagers Will Always Take Down Your Window Treatments
Don't be offended—it's a common practice.
Nov 26, 2019
Using Your Phone as an Alarm? Here’s Why You Should Stop
For the last few years, I’ve been using my smartphone as an alarm. It seemed innocuous enough, until I came upon an alarm clock that I found quite cool and decided to try using it instead of my mobile. The results were surprising. Here are five reasons I’m ditching my smartphone in the bedroom: 1. When your phone goes to bed with you, you spend your last few minutes before sleep staring at a glowing screen. This is bad for falling asleep.
Nov 25, 2019
Listen to the Most Relaxing Song Ever
Looking for something to help you relax before bed that doesn’t involve popping a pill? You might want to load up your iPod with a song by Manchester band Marconi Union.
Nov 25, 2019
Before and After: This Bathroom Refresh Shows What $100 Can Really Do
Let these bold changes inspire you.
Nov 25, 2019
9 Ideas: Turn Basic Picture Frames Into Something Spectacular
Basic frames are easy to come by—you probably have one lying around the house, and if not, they’re a dime a dozen (ok, they’re $1 each) at your local dollar store. But the art to fill them? That’s typically the harder, much more expensive part. Instead, change your frame of mind and stop letting these pieces play supporting roles. In these DIY ideas, the frames steal the show. IKEA rethinks the wreath frame, this time using actual picture frames.
Nov 25, 2019
10 Overdone Bathroom Trends, According to Real Estate Agents
Are we approaching the last stop for subway tiles?
Nov 25, 2019
20 Things to Do if You're NOT Doing Thanksgiving
We've got fun ideas for you to try no matter your interests.
Nov 25, 2019
Here’s What to Do if Your Minimalist Room Turned Out Boring
Because minimalism shouldn't mean sparse and cold.
Nov 25, 2019
Here’s What to Shop During Nordstrom’s Black Friday Sale Before It Sells Out
The sale officially launches on Wednesday.
Nov 25, 2019
The Best Thanksgiving Movies to Stream on Netflix, Disney+, and More
Have some pie and stream some seasonal films.
Nov 25, 2019
5 “Clean Enough” Housekeeping Rules Every Messy Perfectionist Needs to Learn
In real life, the houses that seem perfectly kept probably belong to people who are satisfied with "good enough" rather than perfection.
Nov 25, 2019
Look Inside: A Chic Retreat in Joshua Tree for $285K
It was completely transformed by a local artist.
Nov 25, 2019
A Historic Amsterdam Home Has the Best Wooden Ceiling Beams in Every Room
This family of five has created a lively home in a UNESCO Heritage Site built in the late 17th century, in an old warehouse that was used to store sugar, coffee, and spices during the Dutch Golden Age.
Nov 25, 2019
Don't Forget to Do These Two Things Before Overnight Guests Arrive
It'll make their stay better for everyone.
Nov 25, 2019
The Best and the Worst of Tiny House Living, According to Redditors Who’ve Done It
One Reddit user asked current or former tiny house residents to weigh in... and the answers are very revealing.
Nov 25, 2019
Everything at Lulu and Georgia is 25% Off Right Now (Including Rugs!)
They rarely have sales, and this one is huge.
Nov 25, 2019
Eulalie’s Playfully Bohemian Nursery
Name: Eulalie (8 months)Location: Townsville, Queensland, AustraliaRoom Size: 3m x 4mBefore becoming a new mom, Claire was a fashion stylist in Sydney. Since then, a surprise to no one after taking this room tour, she has developed a true passion for interior design and styling. What might surprise you is that Eulalie’s nursery was an evolution, starting out as a simple gender neutral room with just the handmade crib (that was Claire’s as a baby!) and a couple of pieces of furniture.
Nov 25, 2019
6 Products Interior Designers are Eying on Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Take a peek inside three designers' shopping carts.
Nov 25, 2019
Joan & Matt’s Joyously Eclectic Home
Name: Joan Hiller and Matt LeMay Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York Size: 550 square feet Years lived in: 1 for Joan, 2 for Matt; Rented We first met Joan when she was living in this stylish studio in Portland, so we already knew about her phenomenal sense of individuality and style. Knowing this, it’s not surprising that upon moving to New York, she would meet and fall in love with someone whose creative energy parallels her own.
Nov 25, 2019
Going Through a Breakup? You Could Win a Free Trip Inspired By “The Holiday”
A rental site just launched a contest for people who've recently been dumped (hello, silver lining).
Nov 25, 2019
This $3 Hand Soap is Everyone’s Favorite Fall Find at Trader Joe’s
I brought home a new (to me) bottle of hand soap on my last trip to Trader Joe's. Turns out I stumbled upon a cult favorite.
Nov 25, 2019
One of Our Favorite Under-the-Radar Bedding Brands is Having a Rare Cyber Monday Sale
Save big on Snowe's bedding, bath, and more.
Nov 25, 2019
B&A: A Dated Catskills Cabin Is Now a Warm Modern Home
Before the makeover, the walls, tile, and carpeting in this cabin was salmon or orange-ish. Once eliminated, the whole place felt much bigger and fresher.
Nov 21, 2019