Keshia Badalge

Why Community Gardens Are New York City’s Most Underrated (Free!) Amenity
Tucked away throughout the five boroughs lie 600 community gardens, providing residents space to plant food and flowers or just generally enjoy the greenery.
Jun 29, 2019
4 Smart Home Secrets to Steal from Famous Houses
Some of the world’s most iconic homes, such as Philip Johnson’s Glass House, now function as “House Museums.” Every day, numerous visitors enter the homes to marvel at their style—and every day, the buildings’ house managers are tasked with creating an intimate, homey setting, and keeping up with maintenance so people can continue visiting for years.
Oct 30, 2018
4 Scandinavian Architects Who Also Design Homes in the US
Welcome to Scandi Week—Apartment Therapy’s seven-day focus on all-things Scandinavia (often defined as the countries of Sweden, Denmark, and Norway). Sometimes it seems like the whole world is obsessed with trying to copy this corner of the globe, from its timeless style aesthetic to its now-famous coziness rituals. For the next week, we’ll take a look at all of it—cleaning, pop culture, and of course tons of eye-popping design inspiration.
Sep 28, 2018
The Architect-Approved Solution to My Most Annoying Moving Problem
I love moving in and decorating quirky, irregularly-spaced rooms, But taking measurements? Not so much.
Aug 29, 2018
5 Towns That Are Hidden Architectural Gems
The architecture of a city so often becomes an integral part of its branding and identity. The distinguishing image of Paris is the Eiffel Tower and Haussmann apartments. San Francisco has the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, of course. And New York has lofts, brownstones, impressive skyscrapers like the Empire State Building, and quirky modern residences designed by big names like Zaha Hadid and Bjarke Ingels.
Jul 29, 2018
I Moved In With 5 Strangers—Here’s Why I Miss It Every Day
I move a lot. Because of the nature of my job (freelance writer), I was in five countries over three continents this month. I have to pack, unpack, and move rooms every few days. When I’m on an assignment, I usually stay in a hotel. When I’m not, I often stay with my sweet, accommodating partner who has rearranged his entire bedroom to create a writing nook for me. But even he knows what I long for. It’s not a hotel or a nice apartment with designer furniture.
Jul 27, 2018
This Game Will Make Your Fixer-Upper Dreams Come True
If your standard reaction to watching HGTV is, “I want to do that, too,” but renovating a fixer-upper is out of your budget (and your skill set), there’s a new virtual way you can satisfy that renovation itch—without having to take out a mortgage or hire a contractor.
Jun 20, 2018