Maria C. Hunt

Maria Hunt is a lifestyle journalist and author specializing in wine and food culture, interior design and wellness. She believes pork should be its own food group, bubbly is meant for sipping anytime, and the Sicilians got it right when they made ice cream a breakfast food. Her work has appeared in Architectural Digest, The New York Times, The Kitchn, Christian Science Monitor, and Forbes Travel Guide, plus she’s the hostess of The Bubbly Girl.com. She's based in Oakland, California.
The Low-Down on How Painted Kitchen Cabinets *Actually* Hold Up Over Time
Cabinets are one of the most highly used portions of the kitchen, so their paint job needs to be top-notch—and many who consider a cabinet paint job might wonder how it holds up over time under constant use.
Oct 25, 2022
The 9 Tips Tiny-Home Dwellers Want You to Know
Home Projects
There are only so many spots for souvenir mugs.
Oct 25, 2022
Apartment Therapy Editors’ 6 Favorite Before and Afters of 2021
Editor's Picks
These are the home makeovers that surprised, inspired, and delighted Apartment Therapy staffers.
Dec 28, 2021
7 Pictures from This Year’s House Tours That Apartment Therapy Editors Saved Immediately
From a glamorous custom bookcase to a sunset-inspired shower, these pictures stopped AT editors in their tracks.
Nov 24, 2021
5 Things to Keep in Mind if You Want to Add Plants to Your Kitchen Design
We reached out to plant-loving designers and influencers with green thumbs for some tips and suggestions on how to create a plant-filled kitchen of your own.
May 7, 2021
9 Little Kitchen Details Everyone Forgets in Their Reno, According to Pros
Remember these, and your kitchen will look extra high-end.
Dec 3, 2020
The 20 Best Kitchen Makeovers We've Ever Seen
These are the 20 dramatic kitchen transformations we can't get out of our head.
Nov 7, 2020
4 Ways to Make IKEA Kitchen Cabinets Look Like Custom Built-Ins
A few slick tricks could give your kitchen a high-end, custom-made feel.
Oct 28, 2020
6 Fragrant Houseplants That Will Make Your Home Smell Incredible
They don't just look pretty—they smell pretty, too.
Oct 23, 2020
Before and After: This Bathroom's the Same Size, But Feels Twice as Big
Clever tricks make the most of the existing size.
Oct 13, 2020
How One Woman Made a 200,000-Member Outdoor Living Facebook Group from Scratch
Tara L. Paige was missing a resource created by and for people who looked like her—and turns out, a lot of others felt the same way.
Sep 23, 2020
5 Cozy, Comfy, and Relaxing Features to Steal from Architects' Own Homes
No matter the size of your home, these features are perfectly copy-able.
Sep 11, 2020
6 Best Terrarium Plants for Creating Your Own Mini Greenhouse, According to Pros
It's not hard to create your own mini terrarium forest—you just need to make sure you're using the right plants. Here are six the pros recommend.
Sep 8, 2020
7 Timeless Bathroom Upgrades You Won't Regret in Five Years, According to Pros
You'll still love these upgrades for years to come.
Aug 6, 2020
7 Timeless Kitchen Upgrades You Won’t Regret in Five Years, According to Pros
If you're upgrading your kitchen, you definitely want to still like it down the line. Here are the 7 picks designers swear by.
Jul 11, 2020
3 Low-Key Genius Things Restaurant Kitchens Have that You Might Want in Your Own Kitchen
These affordable upgrades can make your day-to-day way easier.
Jul 7, 2020
Here’s How 9 Black Designers Are Finding Joy and Comfort at Home Right Now
Put a little more happy into your home, too.
Jun 30, 2020