Stephanie Strickland

Stephanie is a designer in the Bay Area, CA. She spends her free time attempting DIY projects in her house, documenting them on her blog, and generally making a huge mess. She is currently obsessed with concrete and green chile.
Rena’s Global Eclectic San Francisco Apartment
Today’s tour is the second in a collaborative series curated by Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason of Aphrochic for Apartment Therapy. They handpicked homes from around the world to share that capture the culture and style that they celebrate in their book, Remix: Decorating with Culture, Objects, and Soul.
Aug 28, 2014
Reader Regrets: A Blizzard, a Bike, and a Bed
This week we’ve taken some of our favorite comments from our previous Reader Regrets posts and compiled them for your entertainment! Check them our below and remember, if you want to see more of these, please share your stories with! From Khat: My bungle wasn’t a bungle as much as grim determination to take advantage of a sale. Calgary, Alberta. The week before Christmas. Snowing like crazy.
Apr 25, 2014
Reader Regrets: An IKEA Oops
Here at Apartment Therapy we’ve grown accustomed to success stories. Can-do tutorials, beautiful before/afters, and tasteful house tours are what we’re all about! Of course we all know that the business of home improvement is not all peaches and cream.
Apr 7, 2014
DIY Covered Greenhouse Garden: A Removable Cover Solution to Protect Your Plants
Planting season is upon us, so let me tell you a little story of how this garden came to be. When we bought a house last year, I failed to inquire about the summer weather, thinking it would be just as warm and clear as it was on our open house day. NOPE. Instead, I encountered summers full of chilly fog and harsh winds, much to the dismay of my aspiring green thumb.
Apr 4, 2014
Come As You Are: How To Throw a Successful Last Minute Get-Together
I’m realizing as my friends and I get older that last-minute get-togethers are becoming not only a regular occurrence, but a staple in our lives. Gone are the years where we made a big to-do about birthdays and holidays; rather we relish the days when both good weather and free time align and we can come together to share delicious food, drinks, and conversation.
Apr 3, 2014
Do or Don’t? Foil as an Electric Oven Liner
I’ve moved in and out of eight different rentals in the last nine years, which means I’ve done my fair share of post-move-out cleaning. The one task I always dread is cleaning the oven. I hate using toxic oven cleaner, yet it seems to be the only effective combatant against that hardened puddle of food crumbs, melted cheese, and pie juice from a year of careless cooking.
Mar 17, 2014
Lauren’s Eclectic San Francisco Apartment
Name: Lauren Spain Location: San Francisco, California Size: 450 square Feet Years lived in: 1 year 8 months; Rented I don’t meet a lot of people my age that really have their shit together, but Lauren is the exception that obliterates the rule. You wouldn’t know it now, but Lauren has had to redecorate her apartment TWICE. Yes, twice. Two months after moving in, her oven caught fire and ruined many of her belongings.
Mar 10, 2014
The First Meal in a New Home
We just passed our one-year “Housiversary”, one year from the day we took a deep plunge into a pool of debt and found ourselves with a set of keys to an empty house. We brainstormed how we would celebrate this momentous anniversary, and I joked that we should recreate our first meal in the house by gathering around an upside down laundry basket and eating burritos in the dark.
Feb 7, 2014
Cow Hollow Home Gets a Pro Makeover
Name: Broderick St. Location: Cow Hollow; San Francisco, California Size: Approximately 7580 square feet About: Remodeled in 2013. 7 bed, 7 full baths/2 half baths. My interior design firm just completed a project that I am practically drooling over. Our client gave me the ok to photograph the completed project and share it with you, so we can all drool together! The property is going for a cool $11.
Jan 31, 2014
Return Shame: You Either Have It or You Don’t
Standing in the return line at the hardware store with $300 worth of various supplies we ended up not using for our project, I turned to my fiancé and said: “Would you rather not to be here for this? It’s alright, you can leave.” “Thank you!” he yelled over his shoulder, as he escaped to the car. I actually had no idea that “return shame” existed, until I met my fiancé.
Jan 24, 2014
The “3 Things” Rule: Inching Toward Cleanliness
Let me tell you about something that has been working in our house for the past few weeks. First though, l should admit that we are a family that hates cleaning. We put it off as long as possible until one of us cracks and initiates a whirlwind cleaning campaign around the house, which usually leaves everyone tired and grumpy because we just lost a perfectly good weekend.
Jan 16, 2014
Does My House Really Smell Like That? Five Ways to Mask the Must
If you’re like me or the millions of travelers this holiday season, you likely walked into your home after several days away and became acutely aware that *gasp* your house has a smell! It’s a smell that is probably constant, yet you’ve grown so accustomed to living with it that you hardly ever notice. It might not necessarily be a bad smell, and in fact some homes are downright pleasant on the nose.
Jan 6, 2014