Nancy Mitchell

As a former Senior Writer at Apartment Therapy, Nancy split her time among looking at beautiful pictures, writing about design, and photographing stylish apartments in and around NYC.
12 Sleeper Sofas Under $500 We Love
Fold-out sofa > the floor
11 Full Size Modern Loft Beds for Your Tiny Apartment
There's nothing childish about these beds.
May 22, 2024
The Best Sleeper Sofas for Small Spaces
We've found the best small-space sleepers of your (and your guests') dreams.
May 14, 2024
Everything You Need to Know About Complementary Colors
Did you know that there's actually scientific evidence supporting the idea that certain colors look good together?
Mar 25, 2024
This $200 “Super Cozy” Chair Looks 10 Times the Price (It's a Steal!)
Wait, when did bean bag chairs get this stylish?
Mar 5, 2024
15 Stylish Upholstered Dining Chairs for Every Budget
We went searching for upholstered dining chairs that will be friendly to your guests' backsides and bottoms while looking great in your dining room, too.
Feb 26, 2024
The 11 Best Sources for Wall-Mounted Shelving
Part decor, part storage solution, all style.
Feb 16, 2024
31 Bathroom Tile Design Ideas
Because tile really makes the room.
Feb 2, 2024
19 Brilliant Bathroom Wall Storage Ideas
We've got solutions.
Jan 30, 2024
These 20 Book Storage Ideas Are Perfect for Bibliophiles
Small-space dwelling bibliophiles everywhere, rejoice!
Jan 23, 2024
The Best Online Sources for the Art Lover on a Budget
Build your collection without breaking the bank.
Jan 18, 2024
12 Wall-Mounted Desks That Will Create an Instant Workspace Out of Thin Air
And they double as dining tables and extra storage spots.
Jan 12, 2024
A Drink Table Is Just What It Sounds Like & You Probably Need One
Because sometimes all you need a table to do is just hold your drink.
Jan 2, 2024
The Best Shoe Storage Solutions You Can Buy Right Now for Spaces Big and Small
If you've ever been a renter and have more than two pairs of shoes, this one's for you.
Dec 18, 2023
10 Freestanding Wardrobe and Clothes Racks We Love
Tiny-apartment dwellers, this one's for you.
Dec 13, 2023
A Quartet of Little Paris Apartments that Prove that Less is More
Since Europeans have mastered the art of living small and Parisians are some of the most stylish people in the world, it stands to reason that Paris would be a bountiful source for small space inspiration. And it is. Hardly a week goes by where I don’t find another impossibly beautiful tiny space, chock full of clever and elegant solutions for living well with less. Here are four of my favorites. Want to see more of these spaces? Click the links in the descriptions!
Oct 4, 2023
10 Things You Didn’t Know You Needed in Your Dream Backyard
A backyard is like a blank slate: a little tiny plot of land all your own, to deal with however you please (with perhaps a little input from your homeowners’ association). What will you do with your own little estate? Here are 10 ways to make the very most of your backyard — innovative (and maybe even a little crazy) features you never knew you needed. 1. A swimming pool that looks like a pond. → Learn more about natural pools here. 2.
Oct 4, 2023
DIY Furniture for Small Spaces That’s Flexible & Functional
We love to write about clever, multitasking furniture designs for small spaces, but the downside to a lot of these pieces is that they come with hefty price tags. If, like a lot of people, you’re living in a small space and have a similarly small budget, the good news is that there are a lot of DIYs out there for hardworking, flexible furniture that you can make yourself. Here are 11 of our favorites. Above, a custom table created for this tiny beach house seen at VT Wonen.
Oct 4, 2023
Bed Without a Headboard? Here Are 14 Headboard Alternatives You'll Love
Lack of headboard does not equal lack of imagination here.
Oct 2, 2023
16 Ways to Squeeze Extra Storage Out of a Small Closet
Living in a little apartment can have its own special joys, but small closets aren't one of them.
Sep 28, 2023
15 Rattan Accent Chairs Sure to Bring a Casual, Cool Vibe to Your Living Space
Elevate your space today.
Aug 11, 2023
These Small Backyard Pools Show How to Make a Splash in the Tiniest Spaces
You don't have to have a big backyard to fit in a pool—and if you do have a big backyard, the pool doesn't have to take up the entire thing.
Aug 1, 2023
Goodbye Boob Lights: These Are The 15 Best Stylish, Modern Flush-Mount Fixtures
Are there no nice-looking flush-mount lights? Surely, they have to be out there...somewhere, so we decided to do a little hunting, and here's what we found.
Jul 6, 2023
Light & Bright: A Gallery of All-White Bedrooms
We love dark bedrooms: moody, cocoon-like spaces full of fluffy blankets and somber hues. But we also adore bedrooms that are just the opposite of that: light, bright spaces decorated all in white. The key to making a neutral color such as white work in the bedroom work is adding a little texture. This keeps a monochromatic room from feeling too flat, and adds a little richness and coziness to balance out all the brightness.
Jun 22, 2023
9 Alcove Beds: The Perfect Space-Saving Solution for Small Bedrooms
We dream of dozing away in one of these charming, tucked-away sleeping spots.
Jun 7, 2023
The IKEA Product That’s a Closet Secret Weapon
We probably all dream of having a Carrie Bradshaw-style custom closet. But those things are expensive. Really, really expensive. As an alternative, there’s a trusty IKEA product that will give you the look of custom shelving, for a fraction of the price. You may have already guessed what it is. The product is called Billy: the world’s most versatile bookcase, and it turns out, makes for some pretty great storage closet as well.
May 26, 2023
6 Things to Paint Black Today
There’s a reason black is a classic: it’s dark, it’s beautiful, it matches with almost everything. And it’s a great way to add a little contrast, drama and depth to an interior that needs a little extra pizazz. Here are six weekend painting projects that will add a little bit of black — and a whole lot of style — to your home.
Apr 7, 2023
Proof That Complementary Colors Look Totally Badass Together
Harness the power of the color wheel.
Mar 29, 2023
Clever Ways to Use Curtain Hardware That Have Nothing to Do With Windows
Here are seven clever uses for those rods, brackets, and finials—that have nothing to do with windows.
Mar 29, 2023
Rooms That Prove Molding Can Change Everything
Here's how to add a little architectural character to your small space.
Mar 29, 2023
Creative Ways to Rethink Your Living Room Layout
Could your living room use a bit of a shakeup?
Mar 29, 2023
IKEA to the Rescue: 8 Products Cleverly Repurposed as Shoe Storage
One of the beauties of IKEA products is that their simple design also makes them endlessly versatile.
Mar 29, 2023
8 Stylish Solutions for Your Totally Icky Rental Bathroom
Gross bathroom got you down? Here are a few ways to make it all better.
Mar 29, 2023
’80s Bathrooms So Good, We Hope No One Ever Remodels Them
The quintessential '80s bathroom: If sunken tubs, wall-to-wall carpeting, and bathrooms the size of a loft apartment sound good to you, you'll find plenty to love here.
Mar 28, 2023
Ingenious Ways to Get the Backyard of Your Dreams on a Budget
You may have plenty of ideas for the backyard of your dreams, but those infinity pools and sunken fire pits and outdoor kitchens — well, they cost money. We’ve got some ideas for budget ways to get the features you crave, so you can enjoy your outdoor space without spending a ton of cash. If you dream of: A backyard swimming pool… Try: A stock tank pool, like this one (above) from Tractor Supply.
Mar 28, 2023
8 Ways to Deal with Those Awkward Kitchen Cabinet Soffits
Fill it in? Make use of it? Here are some ideas.
Feb 25, 2023