Apartment Therapy Submissions

An Art Director's Colorful, Locally-Inspired, Sunny San Juan Apartment
Art director Valentina, her partner Rafael, and their cats Taco and Coco live and work in this sunny San Juan apartment filled with colorful murals and local art.
Aug 15, 2022
This Vibrant Florida House Has Two of the Coolest Vintage Colored Bathrooms Ever
"The overall vibe I’m going for, for the house is a bit of a hodge podge: an artist’s 1970s beachside pad mixed with pared-down Parisian glamour and of course lots of lighthearted elements..." says creative director and commercial photographer Lizzie Darden.
Jul 7, 2022
This Small Atlanta Studio Apartment Is a Safe Space to Recharge In
"I love light, color, and antiques," says Bria Randal, of her small studio apartment. "I also decorate with consistency, memorable pieces, and creams/whites."
Jul 7, 2022
An 'Eclectic Tropical' Connecticut Home Has Gorgeous Yellow Couches
As a Latina artist who's traveled the world, Olga Fermin says her home is a reflection of her roots, culture, and travels. "You can see my colorful paintings all throughout the house," she writes. "I love mixing patterns, colors, and styles."
Jul 6, 2022
A Seattle Fixer Upper Is Filled With Colorful and Fun DIYs
Michaela Dupkanic's home style is "Colorful. Maximalist. Lived in. Evolving."
Jul 5, 2022
A Couple's Transforming a Fixer Upper into a Dream Home 1 Colorful DIY at a Time
Kathleen Kowalski's best advice for creating a home you love? "If it's ugly, paint it! Paint is the most powerful DIY tool we have."
Jul 4, 2022
A Former Builder-Grade House's Reno Means High Ceilings and Cozy Nooks
Krystle Perkins and her husband wanted to bring this 1980s basic builder grade home to a modern place... and they've done it!
Jul 1, 2022
A Spacious Chicago Condo Has a Hip 1990s-Style All-Black Bathroom
There's an art-filled hallway, huge skylights, glass block windows, and a massive high-gloss black bathroom with mirrors on the ceiling, a heart-shaped two-person Jacuzzi tub, and black and white '90s pop art vinyl decals.
Jun 30, 2022
Nearly All the Furniture in This Charming 100-Year-Old Beach Bungalow Is Vintage
Sydney always dreamed of owning a historic home and when she and her husband went remote during the pandemic, they bought this bungalow, which will be 100 years old this year. "We're going to throw her a birthday party," Sydney explains.
Jun 29, 2022
This Canadian Cottage Is Vintage Styled and Incredibly Cozy
"Encouraging people to take risks in their interiors in an effort to have a more authentic home is my goal," explains Jen Moffat. "You don't have to follow rules or trends to create a space that feels like you belong there."
Jun 28, 2022
This Fixer Upper's Total Reno Resulted in an Eclectic, Light, and Lovely Home
There were times when Suiki questioned whether or not the "juice was worth the squeeze" when it came to giving this neglected ranch-style home a total gut renovation, but it's been worth it. "This house has been my passion, pride, and joy over the years."
Jun 27, 2022
See Why This Eclectic and Colorful House Has a Space Named "The Avocado Room"
As an interior designer, Mylene Raspado layers in color, culture, and creativity in all her designs, including this home she shares with her family.
Jun 24, 2022
This Renter's Decor Hacks Put a Personal Spin on This L.A. Apartment
Rich textures like plush velvet, supple leather, and woven jacquard cotton, plus saturated jewel-tones of malachite and azurite, all helped give Ben the sensory dose of dopamine they needed to get through lockdown.
Jun 21, 2022
This Maximalist's House Is a 'Thrifted Rainbow Fun Time'
Originally from Ireland, Sara and Peter have decorated their colorful home with finds from local Swap Meet pages, estate sales, online auctions, and vintage stores.
Jun 20, 2022
B&A: A Shabby, Dated Loft Is Revitalized with a Reconfigured Floor Plan
When Roanna Cochrane and Simon Phillips first viewed this turn-of-the-century loft, it was run-down with lime green walls in the kitchen, a shabby curtain dividing the bedroom from the living room, and no light fixtures to speak of.
Jun 16, 2022
A One-Bedroom Rental Was Turned into a Two-Bedroom Thanks to a Clever Layout
Laura Moore decided to save money by finding a one-bedroom rental apartment and creating a “bedroom space” for her son to use when he is home part-time from college.
Jun 13, 2022
B&A: A Dated Co-op's Reno Has Budget Hacks, Smart Built-Ins & Divine Dining Nook
Meng and his husband, Andrew, gorgeously transformed this outdated two-bedroom co-op, which they say hadn't been updated for almost 60 years. There was worn green carpeting, an odd layout, and a very dirty bathroom, to name only a few of the things that would need remodeling.
Jun 2, 2022
A Portland Rental Is a Mix of Danish Pastel and Japanese Minimalism Style
Emily Greene runs Foodie Snitch, an account about the food and design scene in Portland. The rental apartment she shares with her partner, photographer Bryan Daugherty, beats gray and gloomy Portland weather with a mix of Danish pastel and Japanese minimalism styles.
Jun 1, 2022
B&A: Every Inch of This Renovated 210-Square-Foot Airstream Was Designed
Documentarian Reilly Dowd bought this vintage Airstream Sovereign travel trailer sight unseen in the midst of pre-vaccine Covid and after losing their family home in Sonoma to a wildfire.
May 27, 2022
A Small Rental Is Stylish Thanks to Secondhand Finds, Including a $50 Sofa Score
Annie is an avid deal hunter and never pays full price. "All of my items in my house were purchased secondhand from Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, Offer Up, or thrift stores," she writes.
May 5, 2022
This Pink, Passive Solar ADU Is Made of Straw Bales
Allison Green and Dan Theriault built this small post and beam, passive solar, straw bale ADU on their property in Boise, Idaho... and it's as gorgeous as it is sustainable!
Apr 18, 2022
A New Jersey Rental Has a Stunning Vaulted Ceiling & Enviable Vintage Sectional
Cherisse, an interior designer and real estate agent, shares this 1200-square-foot rental house with her husband, Dean, and son, Beau.
Apr 12, 2022
A Bungalow Celebrates the '70s With Brown and Orange Colors & Groovy Floral Sofa
Rachel, who runs the popular retro-inspired home Instagram account @bungalow_fifty8, wasn't necessarily looking for a new house, but when she came across this two-bedroom 1950s-era bungalow with a big garden, she and her partner took on the project of turning it into a home.
Apr 6, 2022
Retro Colors and Patterns Beautify a Formerly Beige 525-Square-Foot London Flat
Emily Brinkley is an illustrator/designer working for a small company that designs games, toys, books, greeting cards, stationery, and gift wrap. She describes her London flat as being a totally beige, blank canvas when she first moved in.
Apr 4, 2022
A Renter Filled Her NJ Rental With Pops of Color — Including IKEA Upcycles
"I love color," Dominique, who rents this New Jersey apartment with her fiancé, says. "I feel like a lot of homes I see that are on the higher end are so white/gray and boring... It's been a dream to freely decorate and just be ourselves here. I think we did a good job making it cozy but still elevated and adult without being too boring."
Mar 10, 2022
A Boho-Meets-Scandi Studio Has a Light Fixture Made from a Fruit Basket
Senaida's monochromatic studio has "pockets of space for sleeping, doing work, and hanging out" and a genius DIY light fixture to boot. All in 295 square feet!
Feb 16, 2022
A Small Brooklyn Apartment Has Tons of Enviable Architectural Character
Natasha Husein's apartment has a lot of pre-war character, including original moldings, two fireplaces, and beautiful hardwood floors, which she's decorated in a Happy Coastal Bungalow style. "It's not a traditional California coastal, nor is it totally beach bohemian. It's sort of an eclectic mix, but it's totally me," she writes.
Feb 15, 2022
B&A: An NYC Home's Reno Brings in Lots of Light, Better Flow, and Room for Art
This "contemporary eclectic" apartment blends clean lines with lots of vintage and mid-century modern pieces.
Feb 10, 2022
This Sunny Canadian Condo Is a Mix of Many Styles
This penthouse suite in Toronto is a perfect mix of sunny, airy, eclectic, and mid-century.
Jan 27, 2022
This Minimalist, All-Neutral House Has a Stunning Matte Black Kitchen
Homeowners Jennifer and Calvin recently expanded their kitchen, and the payoff was big: Sleek black cabinetry, moody black hex tile, banquette seating, all drenched in light from the newly added windows? Yes please.
Jan 25, 2022
A 330-Square-Foot NYC's Rental Has an IKEA Closet Hacked into an L-Shaped Desk
A few months of layering their place with things they love and need gave Aparna and her husband's small rental apartment a warm makeover and became incredibly personal.
Jan 19, 2022
B&A: This Dated Beach Bungalow's Redo Is a Good Example of High and Low Style
Jaclyn Isaac is the owner and principal designer at doni Douglas Design, and she took on remodeling this dated beach bungalow at the Jersey Shore, turning it into a mix of mid-century modern, vintage, and bungalow chic.
Jan 18, 2022
A One-Room Schoolhouse from the 1800s Is Now an Incredibly Cute & Cozy Home
This former one-room schoolhouse from the 1800s (circa 1860) used to serve children in the surrounding Hudson Valley farming community. "The head teacher used to live upstairs amongst the books," explains the new owner, Justine.
Jan 6, 2022
B&A: An Unlivable 675-Square-Foot Pittsburgh House Has Been Totally Transformed
The finished result features mirrored tiles in the kitchen, transparent closet doors, and other unique ideas.
Dec 17, 2021
A 450-Square-Foot Brooklyn Apartment Blends Rock N' Roll and Classical Art
"My style is sexy and edgy and a little bit frantic, but is also warm and simple and cozy," renter Xenia Polychronis says. "These two 'styles' do not go together on paper, but they go together for me!"
Dec 7, 2021
A 92-Year-Old Remodeled House Includes Clever DIYs and Beautiful Backyard
This house had sturdy bones, unique character, a fun neighborhood, and great potential, and Amina beautifully transformed the home through a six-month renovation.
Nov 18, 2021