Madeline Bilis

Deputy Lifestyle Director

Boston, MA

Madeline Bilis edits the Real Estate section as Apartment Therapy's Deputy Lifestyle Director. Her work has appeared in Travel + Leisure, Boston magazine, the Boston Globe, and other outlets. She has a degree in journalism from Emerson College and a soft spot for brutalist buildings.
What Is a Mansard Roof, Anyway?
Here's how to tell.
May 10, 2024
I Swear Everyone Is Overlooking This Thrifting Holy Grail
Life
This under-the-radar store type is where I find all my best stuff.
Oct 27, 2023
You're Truly Gen Z If You Win This Bingo Game
BINGO
Zoomers have eclectic tastes in apartment decor, naturally.
Oct 23, 2023
I’m the Proud Owner of a Beautiful Burrow Couch — And It’s on Sale
Sofa Shopping
It's even prettier than I'd imagined.
Aug 31, 2023
I Should Have Bought This Magnetic Entryway Solution a Long Time Ago
Organize & Clean
It’s such a simple fix.
Aug 28, 2023
The Old-School Habit That Saves Me $10 Every Time I Run Errands
REAL ESTATE
Fanny pack optional.
Aug 24, 2023
My Apartment Is Way Cleaner Now, Thanks to This Sleek Storage Caddy
Organize & Clean
It’s so easy to tote around my home.
Aug 19, 2023
The Living Room Layout Hack That Makes My Apartment Feel Way Bigger
Real Estate
I should have tried it a long time ago.
Jul 22, 2023
Cucumber Melon Has Always Been the Best Bath & Body Works Scent
Living
The iconic fragrance is back on shelves for its 25th anniversary.
Jun 6, 2023
This Renter-Friendly Hack Minimizes Noise from My Building's Foyer
Real Estate
And it looks like modern art.
May 26, 2023
The Cheap Kitchen Tool I'll Be Using at Lunchtime All Summer Long
Living
It takes up hardly any cabinet space.
May 23, 2023
“Bachelorette Houses” Are the Trendiest New Real Estate Investment
Real Estate
And they’re likely coming to a city near you.
May 2, 2023
Angela Lansbury’s LA Home Just Hit the Market
REAL ESTATE
And it’s where she filmed an iconic wellness video in 1988.
Apr 5, 2023
How (& Why) To Hang Art on Wall Moldings
Small Cool Experience 2021
It's a tip from designer Noz Nozawa.
Mar 31, 2023
This TikToker Found an Ingenious Way to Preserve Old Birthday Cards
Living
I’m livid I didn’t think of it earlier.
Mar 14, 2023
Everybody Seems to Hate This Outdated Bedroom Feature — But I Love It
Long live this practical closet addition.
Feb 8, 2023
The Extremely Useful $10 Tool My Mom Swears By
She gave it to me when I left for college.
Jan 19, 2023
My Mom’s Genius Idea for Reusing Bread Bags
Her little trick helps reuse what is typically viewed as single-use plastic.
Dec 12, 2022
My Mom Swears by This $5 Piece of Cookware For Making Thanksgiving Dinner
Her unexpected tip makes so much sense.
Nov 11, 2022
Everybody Hates Boob Lamps, But They’re Actually Good Lamps
I’ll say it: I think, were he alive today, architect and Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius would be a fan of the modern-day boob lamp.
Nov 9, 2022
Why Visiting Your Local House Museum Is the Ultimate Staycation Activity
You've really got to check it out.
Oct 27, 2022
I Watch TV with My Pal Who Lives 3,000 Miles Away — And It’s the Best
I'd go as far as to say it's Shah-mazing.
Sep 28, 2022
Now Is the Perfect Time to Resurrect Lawn Kitsch
I’m calling for a quirky curb appeal revolution.
Aug 25, 2022
This Hammock Helped Me Discover a New (Perfect) Way to Relax
Why doesn’t everyone have one?
Aug 6, 2022
The Brilliant Spot in the Kitchen Where My Mom Keeps Her To-Do List
It's a stroke of organizational genius.
Jun 29, 2022
The Deliciously Luxurious Treat I Give Myself When I Need to Unwind
I call it a tub-cation.
May 30, 2022
This Old-School Activity Has Made My Mornings So Much More Pleasant
Now I see why people have been doing these for decades.
May 17, 2022
I’m a Hiking Guidebook Author. Here’s How I Make a Summer Hiking Bucket List
Never wonder how to spend a fresh air-filled Saturday again.
May 13, 2022
The Standard Decorating Rule Small/Cool Designers Broke 3 Times
I'm definitely copying this.
May 10, 2022
This Gothic Farmhouse for Sale in Upstate New York Comes with a Chicken Coop
The 1870s abode was renovated by an artist.
Feb 17, 2022
Peek Inside This Industrial Loft for Sale in the Heart of Miami
PROPERTY CRUSH
The polished concrete floors reflect that iconic Florida sunshine.
Feb 10, 2022
This Maine Mansion for Sale Has an Art Studio in the Attic
It’s fit for a king in more ways than one.
Feb 3, 2022