Apartment Therapy Archive - November 2019
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Class of 2020: Laura Baross Doesn’t Believe That Sustainable Design Is Just a Trend
Who: Laura Baross, interior designer and founder of Design With CareNominated by: Laura Schocker, Apartment Therapy Editor-in-ChiefWhere to follow her: InstagramApartment Therapy’s Class of 2020 Design Changemakers is a specially-selected group of the 20 people in the design world everyone should know about by next year. We asked experts (and you!) to tell us who they think should be included—see the rest of the nominees here.
Nov 21, 2019
A Photographer’s Sunny Pre-War Apartment in Chicago
When you're lucky enough to inherit good bones, less is always more. This beautiful rental is a love letter to vintage Chicago city living.
Nov 21, 2019
A Cozy, Warm Industrial Remodeled Chicago Loft
Sruthi and Gautam sought to create a cozy home with "come sit here and chill" vibes, something that would fit their family's personality.
Nov 21, 2019
These Are the Best Vitamix Deals You Can Get on Black Friday
A blend of retailers are offering deep discounts right now!
Nov 21, 2019
A Gorgeous Modern House Remodeled With Gathering and Family In Mind
For Julie and Daniel Metzinger, this 1954 house in Louisville, Kentucky is more than just the first home they really got to own. This house has also served as a vehicle of transformation after a painful transition in the family's life: In 2014 their youngest child, a daughter named Edythe, passed away at age 13 after a long illness.
Nov 21, 2019
These are the Trendiest Colors to Bring into Your Living Room and Beyond
Yes, brown is back. Seriously.
Nov 21, 2019
7 Big Leaf Houseplants to Bring Big Style to Your Home
Want to make max impact with your plants? Try one of these beauties.
Nov 21, 2019
These 5 Companies are Hiring Work from Home Employees for the Holiday Season
Here are remote seasonal jobs at five different employers available as of press time.
Nov 21, 2019
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How to Fit The World’s Most Iconic Sofa Style Into Any Room
Sometime in the mid-18th century the fourth Earl of Chesterfield, Philip Stanhope, commissioned a new type of sofa. The resulting design, known for its trademark button tufting and rolled arms, has endured throughout the centuries, with variations making appearances in gentlemen’s’ clubs, fancy English homes, and maybe even your own living room.
Nov 21, 2019
You Can Stay In This Townhouse From “The Crown” and Have Afternoon Tea with Corgis
To celebrating “The Crown” coming back, rent this elegant townhouse in London featured in season 2.
Nov 21, 2019
This Scandinavian-Inspired Mountain Cabin Is Very Cute and Cozy
Before its budget renovation, this 1990s-era cabin had unique features and design but was stuck in the past.
Nov 21, 2019
40 Fun, Easy, and Totally Wacky Party Ideas to Try
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Your get-togethers don't have to be capital-p Parties. Sometimes it's enough to start with one silly/fun/creative idea.
Nov 21, 2019
Get the Look: A Petite, Darling French Flat
If only we could all be lucky enough to live in a dainty little apartment in France filled with old-world charm.
Nov 20, 2019
The Etsy Gift that Made My Mom Cry (In a Good Way!)
It's the best gift I've ever given.
Nov 20, 2019
7 Easy Landscaping Moves to Up Your Curb Appeal This Season
Make your property shine—and attract more buyers.
Nov 20, 2019
Before & After: 15 Kitchen Makeover Projects from Our Readers
We love a good transformation, and some of the biggest happen in the kitchen. Here are 15 of our favorite kitchen makeovers sent in from our readers that are sure to inspire you to get cooking. → Before & After: A Brown & Tiny Kitchen Gets Brightened and Space Maximized!
Nov 20, 2019
Under $1000 Kitchen Makeovers (That Look Like A Million Bucks)
These will knock your socks off, despite the teeniest tiniest price tags imaginable.
Nov 20, 2019
The First Apartment Checklist: Things to Buy Now, Things to Buy Later
Because you won't be buying a whole house full of furniture in one fell swoop — and really, where's the fun in that anyway?
Nov 20, 2019
For Every Budget: 20 Wooden Baby Gyms
image:998b30cab12307649d028c1427f4f4ab652417a5 w:540 s:"fit" class_name:"mt-image-center" show_pin_button:"true" show_image_credits:"true" We have a small home, so there is no place to hide the typical baby gear that tends to collect when you have a child. As a result, I’ve been on the hunt for beautiful but affordable baby products ever since I became pregnant with my first child.
Nov 20, 2019
How To Get Rid of Cat Pee Smell and Other Odors
As much as people love their cats, and we know that love is boundless, there are certain aspects of life with pets that can be a challenge — odors being top of the “arrgh” list for many. We dug through our archives for some reader intelligence on the issue and according to our commenters, here are three top tips to try.
Nov 20, 2019
Before and After: This Blah Beige Bathroom Redo Makes a Real Splash
Is it possible to be in love with a sink? We say... maybe.
Nov 20, 2019
One Thing You Need to Spring Clean to Keep Your Home Comfortable
What you do today depends on the anatomy of your home.
Nov 20, 2019
How To Clean a Couch
You see your sofa every day, but when was the last time you really looked at it? Dust, pet hair, popcorn kernels and other debris find their way down through the cracks, waiting to shame you the next time a friend drops their keys down the cushions. Make a few extra pennies and avoid that awkward apology by vacuuming your sofa on the regular.
Nov 20, 2019
How To Clean Suede Shoes
If you’ve ever owned anything suede you know how much of a hassle it can be to keep clean—but you also know how durable and long-lasting the fabric is. So if you’ve tucked away furniture or clothing because you’re stumped as to how to clean up those stains, get up and gather these three tools, because DIY suede stain removal is easier than you could ever imagine. The first step in stain removal is to identify your stains.
Nov 20, 2019
How To Wash Your Kitchen Cabinets
No matter how careful of a cook you might be, the “splatter” struggle is real. Food stuffs, especially grease, make it their business to find the most remote, unthinkable surfaces to cling to in your clean kitchen. Even if they don’t look dirty, bacteria and food particles from your hands can cling to the surface of your cabinets and cause a sticky residue to build up.
Nov 20, 2019
Hurry! These Are the Most Popular Holiday Deals You Can Snag Right Now at Amazon
Get 'em before they're gone!
Nov 20, 2019
Why You Shouldn't Close Your Credit Cards—Even After Paying Them Off
A financial expert explains.
Nov 20, 2019
7 Easy Ways to Create Mood Lighting in Your Dining Room
It's dinner party season.
Nov 20, 2019
A 100-Square-Foot Mini School Bus Is a Surprisingly Cozy Tiny Home on Wheels
It feels a lot larger than its small size, too!
Nov 20, 2019
How to Not Kill Your Plants If You're Traveling All Month
Yes, you can be a plant parent and still go on vacation. We've got the intel on how to keep your leafy fam happy while you're gone.
Nov 20, 2019
Why I Never Kill Spiders (and Why Pros Say That's Totally OK)
Can't we all just get along?
Nov 20, 2019
View Inside Whoopi Goldberg’s Former Pacific Palisades Home
Whoopi’s former home is a big whoop.
Nov 20, 2019
5 Smart Ways to Update Your Living Room—for Free
Yes, it *is* possible.
Nov 20, 2019
A 1970s House Has the Best Collection of Secondhand Treasures We've Ever Seen
Jenasie Earl only buys things if they are ridiculously cheap; her home is full of styles over all decades!
Nov 20, 2019
8 Retailers with Pre-Black Friday Deals You Shouldn’t Miss
Black Friday is no longer limited to the day after Thanksgiving.
Nov 20, 2019
The Small Space Dweller’s Guide to Having People Over
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The people you’re hosting aren’t coming over to be wowed by extra counter space or a second bathroom; they’re coming over to spend time with you.
Nov 20, 2019
“Easy Untertaining” is the Secret to Seeing Your Friends More
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Ahead of the bustling holiday season and the self-reflective start of another year, we wanted to give you some truths and tools to help you host at home and see your friends more.
Nov 20, 2019
The Messy Person’s Guide to Having People Over More
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Not ready to open up your doors? Here are a few simple suggestions for prepping your home for a gathering, without stressing too much about the nooks and crannies.
Nov 20, 2019
The Broke Person’s Guide to Having People Over
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First: You definitely don’t need tons of cash to have fun. Second: You’re not alone in feeling discouraged about your money situation.
Nov 20, 2019
The Busy Person’s Guide to Having People Over
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The key to incorporating more hang-outs in a busy schedule? Being a one-trick pony with a go-to “gathering” routine in place.
Nov 20, 2019
This New $9 Trader Joe's Find Is Giving Me All the Holiday Feels
Get one before they're gone!
Nov 20, 2019
Common House Plants that are Toxic to Pets
We often talk about the benefits of house plants for indoor air quality. If you’re a pet owner, you might not know that some of the most common plants can be harmful (and even fatal) to Fluffy or Fido. To avoid unexpected vet visits, I’ve compiled a list of some of the most common toxic plants for cats and dogs. I was shocked reading this list because I have many of these plants either indoors or out and have not personally encountered any problems.
Nov 19, 2019
Peek Inside Katie Holmes’ $4.6 Million Calabasas Home
She just listed her 6,040-square-foot estate in the luxe Los Angeles suburb.
Nov 19, 2019
5 Super-Smart Solutions for Super-Small Kitchen Woes
Really smart solutions for making a little kitchen work just as well as a big one.
Nov 19, 2019
Before and After: A Bold Bookshelf Transformation for Less than $100
A wall full of built-in bookshelves is a bookworm's dream! Bit Karie Frost didn't love about it: the white paint job, which—while nice enough—made the wear-and-tear of the decades-old wood more obvious.
Nov 19, 2019
How to Grow and Care for Ornamental Kale and Cabbage
It's not just for salads! This cool weather-loving plant is a colorful addition to window boxes and other outdoor planters.
Nov 19, 2019
Homekeeping Help: 7 Tips For Maintaining Your Mattress
A mattress is a big investment and rightly so: the quality of your sleep has a profound effect on the quality of your life and how well you function. Since we spend about a third of our lives sleeping, it’s worth it to take a few moments to keep it functioning at its best. Try out these tips every few months to keep your mattress in tip-top shape!Strip your mattress down: Inspect the mattress for surface soil and stains.
Nov 19, 2019