Rebecca Orlov

6 Simple Rug Placement Ideas That Work in Any Living Room
From floating in between furniture to front legs on the rug only.
Mar 27, 2024
How To: Move A Couch Around A Tight Corner
In a classic Friends episode, Ross convinces Chandler and Rachel to help him move his new couch up a few flights of stairs in lieu of paying the delivery charge. A hand drawn sketch and a few “pivots” later and, of course, the couch is stuck in mid-rounding-the-corner. When moving your own furniture, there are a few ways of getting your sofa around those tight corners.
Jan 2, 2023
Host An “As Seen On TV” Gift Exchange This Holiday Season
If you’ve ever wondered if The Clapper works as great as the commercial is or if the ShamWow! really can clean up all of that water then consider hosting a White Elephant gift exchange holiday party this year with a fun twist – As Seen On TV products. Check out party details after the jump.RULES FOR THE WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT EXCHANGE:1) Ask your guests to bring a wrapped and unlabeled As Seen on TV gift.
Oct 13, 2022
Summer Weight Down Comforter Options
Summer bedding can go across the board. Sheet only. Blanket only. Sheet and blanket. Summer weight comforter – maybe? For us, it’s the latter but we still are trying to figure which down-comforter is the most comfortable for us!?!Although there are so many comforter styles to choose from – down, wool, synthetic, organic, cotton, hypoallergenic – we are searching for a down comforter that works for two.
Jun 2, 2020
How To: Install Hardwood Floors
We sure do love the clean look of hardwood floors and have covered hardwood flooring throughout AT. Since this is do-it-yourself month at Apartment Therapy, we thought we’d do some research on this more advanced project. We found an 8-step process on how to place this pretty accent in a room but still wonder…is this an easy DIY or is it easier to bring in a professional?Ok, AT, have any of you tackled hardwood floor installation on your own?
Feb 3, 2020
33 Best Small Space Design Tips
A few months ago, we asked you to share your fave small space design tips and there were some great ideas! We loved your suggestions and enthusiasm and definitely picked up some fab tips for our own small space. After the jump, check out the compiled list and pick up a tip or two.4 Tips For Making a Small Office Feel Big 1) If you have a small space use small pieces that fit the scale of the apartment. Your space will feel bigger.2) Keep it clean!3) Get rid of the clutter.
Jun 8, 2019
House Tour: Shawn and Amy’s Laurel Canyon Retreat
Name: Shawn Gold and Amy Neunsinger Location: Laurel Canyon area of Los AngelesSize: 5,500 square feet Years lived in: 2 years since remodel, 8 years total >> Enter SlideshowWelcome to the home of Shawn Gold & Amy Neunsinger. Husband, wife and now business partners in Amy is an accomplished lifestyle photographer and Shawn is the former CMO of MySpace. They bought a 1,500 square foot home on an amazing piece of property in Laurel canyon in 1998 and starting designing a year later.
Apr 17, 2019
How To: Get Out Of A Locked Room
While we were working with a client this week at their shop, we pretty much got locked in the bathroom. Yep, definitely a first! The doorknob came loose, wouldn’t catch the door release and 30 minutes and a non-emergency call to the fire department later, we now know some tips for handling this type of crazy situation.1) Try to stay calm. While it is quite a strange feeling to be stuck in a small space, relax and stay calm.
Oct 23, 2009
Allison & Paul’s Gem With a View
Name: Allison Amon & Paul Francechi Location: Silver Lake, CaliforniaSize: 2,400 square feet Years lived in: 13, 2 years since remodel Shaded by a row of bushes, the front of the Allison and Paul’s home is on a quiet street in the curvy hills of Silver Lake. Walking through their house is a whole other view since almost the entire other side is full of windows with views overlooking the famed reservoir.
Aug 7, 2009
5 Classic Color Harmonies Defined
When designing the look of a room, deciding on the color palette can sometimes seem overwhelming. The task of coordinating the decor to the furniture to the flooring to the walls in just the right way can seem challenging. Thoughts of “Where to begin?” or “How” to begin?” can easily takeover.One place to begin is understanding a bit about color theory and how different color harmonies can create the feeling, look and overall tone of space.
Aug 20, 2008