Guest of Apartment Therapy

Organizing Zen: How To Declutter Any Closet in 5 Simple Steps
Shira Gill believes that “less is more” and that a tidy, organized home can lead to a simplified, happier life. Through years of helping people edit, organize and style their homes, Shira has learned what works and how to approach the process—and she’s sharing some of her best tips with Apartment Therapy. Is your small or cluttered closet causing you stress? Tired of things falling on your head every time you open the door?
May 3, 2019
Create a (Living!) Statement Wall Piece with a Staghorn Fern
At Potted, we love staghorn ferns…who doesn’t? They’re easy to take care of, do well in the shade and they look like amazing prehistoric creatures hanging on your wall. Win win! So after finishing our new book, “Potted: Make Your Own Stylish Garden Containers,” we realized we really should have included a Staghorn project. So here it is especially for you.
May 3, 2019
Must-Have Skill for Plant Lovers: How to Add Drainage Holes to Pots
Cat Meschia of ctrl + curate is a craft blogger based in Gainesville, Florida where she spends her time creating beautiful things that encourage thoughtful living. Known for her affordable small-space solutions and practical yet artistically-driven designs, Cat shares everything from DIY planters to no-weave wall hangings through simple tutorials and inspiration boards.
May 3, 2019
I Became A Mother In That Chair
Ashlee Gadd is the founder of Coffee + Crumbs and the author of “The Magic of Motherhood: The Good Stuff, the Hard Stuff, and Everything In Between.” We ordered bunk beds yesterday. It was an inevitable purchase, I suppose, after having two boys in two and a half years. When we found out our second baby was another boy, I remember thinking: Someday they’ll share a room, probably bunk beds.
May 3, 2019
My Artwork Appeared on an Episode of Fixer Upper
Seeing your face on TV can be an exciting and surreal experience — but if you’re an artist, seeing your work on TV might possibly be even more exciting. Apartment Therapy reader Lauren Williams is a textile designer and artist, and she recently had the honor of seeing her artwork featured on HGTV’s most popular show, Fixer Upper. Here’s how it all happened: Back in August 2017, Lauren was doing a little networking.
May 3, 2019
Seasons Greetings: How To Make Your Own Custom Greeting Card
Liz Corkery is a Sacramento-based artist who founded and runs Print Club Ltd., an online source for fine art silkscreen prints. Through Print Club, Liz works with other artists to create and sell limited edition works on paper. She has shared some simple instructions for creating your own set of festive greeting cards for the holidays — using a technique that can be used for any kind of design.
Apr 30, 2019
What I Wish I Knew Before Breaking My Lease—and Getting Sued
This piece is run with an anonymous byline as a courtesy to the writer, as the post could affect their ability to obtain housing. In my first apartment out of college, my roommate and I rented a well-maintained, spacious apartment with a built-in cabinet, hardwood floors, and an original clawfoot tub. We fell in love with its charm and the rent was pretty affordable. The building was a two-flat that the landlord had lived in for over 30 years.
Sep 27, 2018
DIY Handpainted Faux Wallpaper: Easy & Beautiful, Even on Textured Walls
Meet Katherine Freeman Hocke, a Texas-based artist who specializes in mixed media, layering textures and colors to get her signature look. While she primarily practices her art on canvas and paper (check out her shop here), with her recent purchase of a 1930s home she has begun translating her painterly visions and passion for interiors into DIY-able projects in and around her home.
Jul 31, 2017
How a Bungalow in Los Angeles Gave Me My Best “Plan B” Life
Meredith Maran is the author of The New Old Me: My Late-Life Reinvention. So shoot me: I’m a feminist, and a homebody. Domestic goddess. Nest-featherer. The world might be falling down around me (as it has, in fact, been doing since November)—but give me a cozy, uncluttered, tastefully decorated house to come home to, a well-stocked kitchen in which to bake my mother’s brownies and simmer the marmalade I make from the bounty of my own lemon tree, and I’ll be fine.
Mar 23, 2017
Establish a Cleaning Schedule that (Finally!) Works for Your Home and Your Life
Melissa Maker wears many hats. She’s a YouTube star, author of a new book, and the founder of a boutique cleaning service in Toronto. Through years of cleaning other people’s spaces, she’s discovered the best ways to clean her own—and she’s sharing some of her best tips with Apartment Therapy. Creating a cleaning schedule may not be at the top of your to-do list, and I get it. There are hundreds of more pretty, fun, exciting, and pressing things to do.
Mar 8, 2017
MIA: The Acronym That’ll Cut Your Cleaning Time
Melissa Maker wears many hats. She’s a YouTube star, author of a new book (out today!), and the founder of a boutique cleaning service in Toronto. Through years of cleaning other people’s spaces, she’s discovered the best ways to clean her own—and she’s sharing some of her best tips with Apartment Therapy. The shoemaker’s kids never have new shoes.
Mar 7, 2017
My Place or Yours? Expert Tips for Apartment Hunting as a New Couple
With Valentine’s Day on the brain, love is all flowers and candy. But the truth is that relationships are hard work. The most trying point for many of them is the moment you decide to move in together. We tapped relationship expert Dr.
Feb 16, 2017
A Relationship Expert Weighs In: Are You Moving in Together For the Right Reasons?
With Valentine’s Day on the brain, love is all flowers and candy. But we all know that the truth is that relationships are hard work. The most trying point for many of them is the moment you decide to move in together. We tapped relationship expert Dr. Kathrine Bejanyan to give us a run-down of some of the issues she’s witnessed as a professional counselor, and how you can avoid the pitfalls of living together before you’re ready.
Feb 15, 2017
Learn to Make This Boho Storage Basket with Chunky Yarn
This month, Apartment Therapy teamed up with a bunch of talented knitters — like Anne Weil from Flax & Twine — to give you a rich mix of informative posts about this useful and meditative craft, including resources and original patterns. If you’ve never picked up knitting needles before, this is a great time to start. See the entire knitting series right here, and here’s Anne: I love all the amazing chunky fiber that is out on the market these days.
Jan 25, 2017