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True Roommate Stories: The One With The Rubber Duckies
A couple of months ago we asked you to tell us your roommate stories. You know, those stories you trot out at parties and on dates, the stories about your kooky freshman year roommate or your mostly cool roommate who had one super weird habit. Well you came through and today we’re pleased to present our first 100% true roommate tale.
Take Back Your Space: Conquering a Monster of a Messy Closet
See it "magically" transform from chaos to order.
Junk Drawer No More: How To Tame a Tangle of Cooking Tools
It’s natural to focus your attention on the parts of your home that other people see, but we’d like to advocate today that you turn your focus to a small spot that easily becomes messy, cluttered and frustrating — your kitchen utensil drawer. Go open yours right now; what do you see? A streamlined monument to organization and efficiency? No? Ok, it’s time to straighten it up. It will look better and, more importantly, work better for you.
Spices Made Nice: Organize Your Spice Cabinet, Once and For All
No more hunting around looking for the cumin!
Small Space IKEA Hack: Turn the BEKVAM Spice Rack into a Bedside Shelf
When your bedroom is too small to even fit a nightstand, this homemade ledge for your bedside wall is the next best alternative. Constructed from the parts of two $4 BEKVAM spice racks, this little shelf is perfectly sized for holding a glass of water, your phone and a pendant lamp—so everything you need is right within reach.
We Hacked the $35 RAST Dresser Two Ways: Happy Modern and Bone Inlay
The $35 unfinished pine dresser from IKEA is a blank slate for your creativity. To show how it can be customized to match any decor style—no matter if your signature look is understated or over-the-top—we hacked this dresser two ways. Keep it simple with some paint and a bit of patterned gift wrap, or embrace elaborate bohemian details with bone-inlay stenciling. Either way, you’re going to get extra storage with serious style.
How to Turn the IKEA EKET into a Rolling Bar Cart or Bedside Table
The cube-shaped EKET cabinet has us thinking outside the box, to all the stackable, modular options this simple design presents. By adding wheels to the bottom and stacking one on top of another using Velcro, you can easily switch out the cabinets or roll them from room-to-room—proving that this little storage unit has big potential.
1 Sofa, 4 Ways: Transform Your Living Room Style
It’s easy to get stuck on the style trappings of your existing furniture. Say you purchased an ultra modern sectional back when you were in a hardcore minimalist/Marie Kondo phase, where way less was more, but now you’ve grown tired of the streamlined look, or perhaps you love the look of a Chesterfield sofa, but it doesn’t play nice with your bohemian decor leanings…how do you make it work without sacrificing what you already have (or just plain want)?
Clever (& Cheap!) Ways To Organize With Wooden Dowels
Walk into almost any hardware or craft supplies store and you’ll find a bin full of inexpensive wooden dowels. Buy one of these 48-inch-long wooden wands for under $5, and magically transform it into a useful organizing tool — everything from a DIY pegboard to a simple coat rack, like the one in the entryway above. If your home’s in need of some serious organizing help (whose isn’t?), let these hardware store hacks put things in their place.
Real World Relationship Advice: These Busy Entrepreneurs Have a Rule Book
Miki Agrawal and Andrew Horn skipped the church tradition when they got hitched; their wedding was impromptu and at Burning Man. A story made even more charming when you learn that their rental apartment in Brooklyn is housed in a building that was a former church. It’s a unique twist of events that’s not surprising for these two bold entrepreneurs sharing their lives and home together. Miki and Andrew are both entrepreneurs.
Instant Art: 3 Easy Ideas for Floating Glass Frames
Floating frames are having a moment. There’s something so eye-catching about seeing a photograph, feather or message suspended in midair—and the fact that it’s one of the simplest framing techniques (no matting necessary) makes it even more popular. If you want to add more art to your home, but don’t have time for yet another project to procrastinate on completing, turn to these three ideas that take less than 5 minutes to make.
3 Gorgeous Statement Wall Art Ideas to Adorn Those Empty Walls
One of the most difficult (not to mention, most expensive) decorating tasks you have to face when designing a new apartment is how to fill those big, blank walls. While store-bought statement pieces can work room-altering magic, they also come at a cost. To decorate that spot over the couch or dining room table on the cheap, turn to supplies you may already have lying around: fabric, wrapping paper and wallpaper.
How to Turn Ordinary Items into Art: Mastering the Shadowbox Frame
Think you don’t have frame-worthy wall art? Time to pull out that box of memorabilia and travel souvenirs stashed in the back of your closet. Even menus, paper coasters and postcards you’ve collected over the years can be turned into eye-catching art with the help of colorful paper matting, foam dots and some magical shadowbox frames. By lifting up paper items and giving them depth, shadowboxes turn the most ordinary mementos into masterpieces.
The Only Napkin Fold You’ll Ever Need to Know
This 3-fold method is the hands-down chicest way to showcase your silverware and elevate your table setting. All you need is one cloth napkin per setting and a couple minutes of prep time before your guests arrive. Our main tip is to iron the napkins before you fold, which will make the process easier and the final product much crisper. Choose any color napkin that works with your table setting, or mix and match colors for a playful design. Cloth napkins Instructions 1.
360 House Tour: Walk Around in a Sunny Venice Beach Cottage
Come inside and take a look around this LA home. Seriously! In this 360 video you can check out every detail in each room. Homeowners Marisa and Peter Vitale invite us into their home again to see how they really live. This time, you’ll get the 360 experience of their living room, outdoor space and playroom/office in the videos below. (You’ll need the latest version of Chrome, Firefox or Edge to view.
A Folded Rose Napkin for Your Valentine’s Day Dinner
If the rose is your favorite flower, our flower meaning guide suggests you think with your heart—and have a timeless style. For both of these reasons, we’re dressing up all of our tabletops with a statement-making folded rose napkin. Making each blossom is easier than you might think: Just fold a napkin a few times length-wise, roll it into a rose bud, tuck it into a teacup, and viola!
How to Fold a Napkin into a Cute Basket Centerpiece
If you’re looking for a cute and easy way to dress up a table, we have the simplest solution: Grab a cloth napkin and fold it into a basket for a mini floral arrangement. You can fill the basket with your favorite type of flowers, or go the seasonal route, like we did. Fold along with our how-to video and you’ll be a napkin-folding origami master in 5 minutes flat.
The Simple Formula For Choosing the Right Size Art for Your Wall
So you want to make a statement with your art — something framed or even a wall hanging — but you don’t know the right size for your space. Something too big will dwarf your furnishings, but something too small will get lost on the wall and not provide the impact you’re going for. You’re in luck: there’s a simple formula to help you get it right every time.
It’s Not Delivery: Making (Felt) Pizza Hot Out of the Oven
Are you in the mood for a fresh baked pizza pie? If the answer is yes, then this DIY craft project is up your alley. Grab some felt and prep the ingredients for this dish you can have every night of the week. A “crust”, some “tomato sauce”, “pepperoni”, “shredded cheese” and “peppers” is all you need for this project; no trip to the grocery store required. For kids, every day will become a pizza party after you finish this project.
Commit to Connecting: Creative Ways to Stay In Touch With Your Long-Distance Friends
Good friendships can survive anything that stands in their way—even distance. Thanks to technology, keeping touch with faraway friends has never been easier, but there are other ways that you can share your love for your bestie that will take your relationship the extra mile (quite literally). So if you find yourself separated from your friends, trying to communicate from a few states (or countries) away, these fun tips will help you become closer than ever.
An Uplifting Makeover for the Holidays
Apartment Therapy just wrapped up a makeover of a non-profit café called First Slice in Chicago, giving it its first facelift since opening in 2009. We are so happy that that we were able to give a little design boost to such a hardworking organization – they run the café to help support their outreach programs which feed 600 homeless and hungry Chicagoans each week.
The Modern Holiday Tabletop That Looks Good Any Time of Year
As the holidays quickly approach, getting your dinner table set (and styled) will certainly be on your to-do list. If you’re looking for a fresh twist on a time-old tradition, look no further. Sarah Ashley Schiear, of Salt House, shares her simple tips on decorating your tabletop from fork to plate — and more. And best of all? It’s affordable…sleek…and can be used any time and any season. (So no need to buy all new things you’ll only use once or twice a year).
The Easiest, Cheapest Way to Frame Large-Scale Art
If you’ve ever gotten a quote for a custom frame—especially for a big piece of art (like our ginormous 3-foot-by-6-foot tree wall hanging)—then you know it can cost hundreds of dollars for a single frame. The secret to affordable framing is to make one yourself using basic hardware store supplies that cost about $25. And the best part? A magnetic frame makes it easy to switch up your art whenever you’re ready for a fresh look.
Easy Project Idea: How To Make Glass Bottle Candle Holders
Here’s a brilliant idea: invite your pals over for a wine and crafts night (we recommend starting with these simple eucalyptus wreaths), and then use the empty bottles to craft these simply stunning candle holders. Fill each bottle with pine sprigs and berries collected during winter walks, and then top them off with taper candles. These Scandinavian-inspired beauties will make any space feel merry and bright.
Add Instant Charm to Your Table with this Bow Napkin
Ready for the most elegant party trick we’ve seen in a long time? Take just one cloth napkin and a pretty napkin ring and turn them into a beautiful bow to top off your table. If you’re hosting a holiday party or a casual get-together, use this bow-shaped accent to dress up each place setting. We’re willing to bet your guests will be begging to know how you made them.
Room Recipes: Quick Ideas for Rearranging Your Bedroom
Every once in a while, you may get the itch to change things up in your bedroom. Whether you’ve lived in your place for a few years or just moved in, having the right arrangement to fit your lifestyle can make all the difference between a room that works for or against you. In this video, we give you a few space planning options to help you create your ultimate retreat. Are you a book lover looking for a separate place to curl up and read?
The Quick & Easy Way to Fold a Turkey Napkin
When it comes to setting a table, there’s certain etiquette one must abide by: Placing silverware in the proper order, making sure the drinking glass goes on the right, the bread plate on the left. But you shouldn’t let these rules stop you from having some fun with your place settings—and napkins are the ideal outlet for creativity. In our napkin-folding series, we’ll show you how to origami your way to a personalized place setting.
An Engineer With a Creative Streak: How Satoe Kawashima Developed a Colorful, Structured Style
What’s your style story? Where did it come from, how did it evolve, and what does it mean to you now? Whether we’re talking about your favorite armchair or your favorite pair of jeans, great style reveals and can help express who you are. Today we ask one of our favorites from the closet tour video series, Satoe Kawashima, where her style inspiration started, and how she uses it in her life now. SK: I love fashion—but growing up, I wasn’t part of it.
How To Look Like an Adult (Who Has a Good Time): Rory Rockmore’s Style Story
Rory Rockmore draws his style influence from many sources—everything from Lil’ Kim to Janet Jackson’s background dancers. He might be the coolest person we’ve met, so we wanted to ask him a few questions about how he developed his sense of style over time. RR: I think I came out of the womb flavorful. But my style definitely started developing as a kid—let’s say around the time of Zoobilee Zoo—and then continued to evolve from there.
Our First 360 House Tour: Modern Boho Style in Venice
Have you ever wanted to step inside one of our house tours and take an actual look around the room? Well, now you can in our very first 360 video House Tour! (You’ll need the latest version of Chrome, Firefox or Edge to view.) We visited the home of of Marisa and Peter Vitale (and their super cute kiddos!) in Venice, California.
Before & Afters on a Budget: Under $1000 Kitchen Renovations
Are you looking to update your kitchen on a budget? This round up will provide you with the motivation and inspiration to make your dream a reality, without breaking the bank. These $1000 (or less) makeovers prove that a little can go a long way to make a space feel new.
How To Have the Neatest Stack of T-Shirts, Ever
Rory Rockmore started board folding shirts in high school while working everyone’s favorite day job: retail. At the time, he took pride in being able to board fold a shirt even without the board – a notion he says that he has carried into his adult life and closet. The best part? You can learn how to do it in 30 seconds. Here, we start with the basic board-folding method, but using a magazine instead of a board.
The Art of Loading A Dishwasher
Washing dishes is a chore, especially after you’ve cooked for friends or family. After all, no one ever wants to climb the Mt. Everest of dishes that has formed in the sink. However, if you own a dishwasher, then you’re in luck. Now all you need to do is learn how to load it… properly. Where items go makes a difference. We’ll show you the best techniques to fill your dishwasher, from where to place the large utensils to organizing the plates and various cookware.
How to Build a Floral Bouquet
Little pleasures in life, like enjoying the beauty and aroma of a floral bouquet, make all the difference. Whether it’s a vase full a lilies on your dining room table or a small collection of roses on your friend’s kitchen counter, flowers add color, life and fragrance to a room. Learn how to assemble your own bouquet in this step by step guide, demonstrated by our friends at BloomThat.