Cullen Ormond

Associate Home Editor at Apartment Therapy

New York, NY

I write house tours for Apartment Therapy, but my work can also be found on The Kitchn and Cubby. My favorite part of my job is interviewing people and seeing how their unique personalities are reflected in their spaces — whether it's a full home tour, a kids' room, or a super-cool kitchen. I started working in the home field as an editorial fellow at Dwell in 2019 and I've been hooked ever since. I’m passionate about sharing people’s beautiful and unique homes with the world.
This Extremely Colorful Loft Has 9 Electric Pink IKEA Bookshelves
The living room is giving bookshelf envy.
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An “Uninspired” Kitchen Gets an Electric Blue Cheetah Makeover (for Only $800!)
It’s giving total “main character energy.”
Jul 13, 2024
I’m Still Shocked at How This Studio Renter Used an IKEA Sliding Door
It completely transformed the apartment.
Jul 13, 2024
A Cool Desk-in-a-Closet IKEA Hack Adds Storage (and Color!) to This Bedroom
It’s a craft station, study area, and vanity all in one.
Jul 10, 2024
A Dated 1989 Kitchen Gets a Dramatic DIY Makeover for Only $9,000
The new backsplash brings major color and drama.
Jul 6, 2024
The Striking Green Paint in This Home Is One of the Best I've Seen
Tours
Decorator Barbara Campbell isn’t a “white wall” person; instead she insists on being surrounded by “uplifting, welcoming color.”
Jul 1, 2024
This Bedroom Makeover Has the Best Hack for Making IKEA BILLYs Blend In
The after is totally charming.
Jun 29, 2024
This Clever Way to Display Art Doubles as the Most Ingenious Bathroom Hack
It’s renter-friendly, too!
Jun 29, 2024
57 of the Very Best Small Kitchen Ideas That Have Larger-than-Life Style
Tiny kitchens with not-so-tiny style.
Jun 27, 2024
Striking Green Tiles Add Drama to This “Lifeless” Pre-War Kitchen
It’s hard to believe the room wasn’t even a kitchen before.
Jun 24, 2024
This Kitchen Renovation's Controversial Cabinet Decision Totally Works
The "after" is so much more colorful.
Jun 19, 2024
A Tiny Closet Nook Got a Wavy, Space-Maximizing Upgrade (Plus IKEA Storage)
Squiggle and stripe lovers, rejoice!
Jun 17, 2024
This Clever Cable Storage Hack Is So Simple
And the hack won't just benefit instrument equipment.
Jun 17, 2024
Basically Everything in This Nashville 1989 “Fixer Upper” Is DIY
Tours
“We’re both creative souls, and this house has become a canvas for our combined style,” homeowner Amanda Oleri says.
Jun 17, 2024
These 11 Lush Balcony Gardens Will Instantly Make You Want to Go Green
Tours
No yard? No problem.
Jun 13, 2024
This Tabletop Accessory Has Elevated My Hosting Era (and It’s Under $2)
Plus, it gets the stamp of approval from my bunny.
Jun 12, 2024
A Tired Kitchen Transforms with IKEA Cabinets in the Prettiest Color
It took a couple tries to get the cabinets just right.
Jun 11, 2024
This Beachy Home Is a Safe Space for Queer Women (and Great Movies!)
Tours
“Queer spaces are disappearing, particularly spaces for queer women,” Hannah says. “So we realized these spaces can also exist within our homes.”
Jun 10, 2024
This Kitchen Redo's Cool New Island Doubles the Storage (and Seating!)
Plus, the dated brown cabinets get a bold paint job.
Jun 8, 2024
This Nursery Makeover Has Fruit All Over the Walls (and It’s Not Wallpaper!)
The adorable room redo ended up going all-in on a theme.
Jun 5, 2024
A “Dated, Awkward” Kitchen’s Makeover Adds Tile in an Unexpected Spot
The striking cabinet color creates a dreamy combo with the bold wallpaper.
Jun 3, 2024
This Bare Playroom Transformed into a Total Wonderland 
The room goes from a blank white space to a fantastic, family-friendly spot for adventure and make believe.
Jun 1, 2024
A Renovation Majorly Improves This 1990s Kitchen's Flow (It's So Much Brighter!)
One crucial cabinet decision let in so much natural light.
May 29, 2024
See How a “Bland ’90s" Bedroom Becomes a Maximalist, Magical Nursery
With star-patterned wallpaper and coordinating blue trim.
May 27, 2024
See How Much Bigger This Cramped 1980s Kitchen Feels After a Dreamy Makeover
The wood textures and plants create an earthy vibe.
May 25, 2024
My Cozy Cookbook Display Became an Instant Conversation Starter
It delivers far more benefits than just looking good.
May 25, 2024
See How Removing Interior Doors Can Instantly Benefit a Space
Design Ideas
Especially if you live in a small apartment!
May 22, 2024
This Neutral Kitchen Goes from "Dated" to Adorably Retro (for $876!)
People say it has a Wes Anderson vibe.
May 18, 2024
Most of the Rooms in This End Terrace House Aren't a "Traditional Shape"
This home is "quirky" in the best possible way.
May 15, 2024
A “Dull” Kitchen Gets the Prettiest Painted Cabinet Makeover
"When it comes to making changes in my home, my number-one go-to is paint," this DIYer says.
May 11, 2024
The Super-Simple Candle Holder Tip That I’ve Been Absolutely Sleeping On
Design Ideas
It’s a great tip for small-space dwellers who believe in more is more.
May 11, 2024
A "Mismatched" Bedroom Gets a Dark, Dramatic (and Cohesive!) New Look
Home Projects
“I know that painting a room dark is a big decision," this DIYer says.
May 8, 2024