Tara Bellucci's Recent Articles
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Bathroom Vacation: Hammock-Shaped Tub
The hammock is the standard of lazy summer relaxing. What if your daily hygiene standards could be met in such a position? The latest bathtub from UK firm Splinter Works is the ultimate in staycation fixtures. There’s been no shortage of strange, luxe tubs on Apartment Therapy, but the carbon-fiber Vessel may be the most chill, or as Splinter Works is calling it, “the ultimate vehicle for escapism.
Mar 12, 2020
Ellen’s Design Challenge Season 2 Episode 1: In Bed
The first official project of Ellen’s Design Challenge season 2: Beds, beds, and more beds! Who gives the judges sweet dreams, and who wakes up on the wrong side of the elimination? Let’s find out! We start off with the contestants walking into the giant warehouse workspace (50,000 square feet!), eyes wide like it’s Christmas morning. Vivian gets all sentimental at the banners with each of their names: “They made me a home!” Aww.
Mar 11, 2020
Store Opening: A Visit to H&M Home in Boston
I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who was super excited for the long-awaited online launch of H&M Home last year. The European brand has slowly been expanding their US stores to include home goods sections, and since Boston’s Newbury Street location reopened last month with H&M Home, I had to go check it out in person.
Mar 11, 2020
Get the Look: Holly’s Rustic Cozy Living Room
Americana cool, warm rustic accents, a collected coziness: we just love the look of Holly’s fashionable DC home and studio. If you’re hoping to make a big impact in a small living space, we gleaned some tips from Holly and our archives to help you make it happen: Accent wall paint: Glidden Blue-Grey Slate Vintage flag: 48-star flag Black candle stick: Ikea Theater seats: Craigslist find by boyfriend – a great steal for $65.
Mar 11, 2020
Get the Look: Liz & John’s Goth Glam Dining Room
There is a lot to learn from Liz and John’s 1926 Craftsman, especially when it comes to tossing out the rules and following your gut. While this “eclectic gothic-glam” dining room is constantly evolving, we’re going to break down the space to elements that work, and show you how to get the look: 89″ x 98.
Mar 11, 2020
Tara’s Cure: Landing Strip, One Year Later
I’m increasingly convinced that making the January Cure a yearly practice is a great idea. Not only does your home get a deep clean and a fresh start, but assignments like today’s reinforce that positive changes can turn into good habits. This is what my landing strip looked like last year, and I’m pleased to show you what it looks like today: Pretty much the same! The bar cart migrated to this corner for my Cure party, and I just kept it there.
Mar 11, 2020
Colorful Accents: Framed Scarves
I have a bit of an obsession with scarves. I can’t go into a shop without beelining toward the pretty folded squares or colorful looped displays. They’re a year-round wardrobe staple. Though the season for long knitted types will be here before we know it, I’m looking toward the silky square versions for inspiring wall hangings. I’m off to Brimfield for the final antique show of 2013.
Mar 11, 2020
‘Queer Eye’ Was Renewed for Season 6 and They Just Revealed Where They’re Filming
Plus, this is when season 5 premieres.
Mar 11, 2020
Love Living Coral? Here Are the Color Matches from 7 Paint Brands
2019 sure is looking bright—at least when it comes to colors. If you count yourself among the fans of Pantone’s just-revealed Color of the Year, Living Coral, there are myriad ways to bring it into your home. The most straightforward of which would be paint, so we rounded up some matches from 7 paint brands so you can grab a gallon and (literally) get rolling on that new wall.
Mar 11, 2020
This Is Pantone’s Color of the Year 2019
It’s the beginning of the holiday season (Happy Hanukkah!), and for design lovers, today there’s a special reason to celebrate. Today, Pantone announces its Color of the Year 2019. It’s the 20th anniversary of the announcement, and last year, the global color authority went with Ultra Violet, a grape-like purple that reminded people of Monica’s apartment on “Friends” and others thought might have a deeper societal meaning.
Mar 11, 2020
How We Can Help Those Affected by the Tennessee Tornado
The Nashville area was hit by severe storms and a tornado on March 3. Here's how you can help those affected.
Mar 4, 2020
First Look: Chip and Jo’s New Spring Target Collection Has More Small Space Furniture Than Ever
Target is also expanding the Fixer Upper duo's collection, nearly doubling the amount of products in stores.
Mar 4, 2020
IKEA is Recalling More Dressers Due to Tipping Hazards
Here's how to get a refund.
Mar 4, 2020
How to Lay Out a Bullet Journal, According to 3 Very Different People Who Swear By Them
Here's how a CEO, video producer, and teenager make it work for them.
Feb 25, 2020
The ‘Friends’ Cast is Officially Returning for a Reunion Special
“Guess you could call this the one where they all got back together."
Feb 21, 2020
I Tried Disney+ and It’s Even More Magical Than I Expected
Here's what I'm loving about Disney+ so far.
Feb 20, 2020
5 Things I Missed the First Time I Watched ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’
I rewatched Marie Kondo's Netflix show one year later—here's what I learned about decluttering (and life!) the second time around.
Feb 20, 2020
There's More Than One Way To Do a Gallery Wall, and They're All Worthy of Love
What we bring into our homes and have on our walls speaks about what we value, what's important to us, and what we find beautiful, thought provoking, and worth memorializing.
Feb 19, 2020
Relax Away Your Stress With Amazon’s One-Day Deal On Gravity Blankets
Weighted blankets are a huge trend, and you can get a discount on one popular brand today only.
Feb 13, 2020
Money Advice Our Parents Were Actually Right About
Since it's all too easy to brush off the advice of one's own family, I decided to ask Apartment Therapy staffers for the best money tips they learned from their folks.
Feb 11, 2020
Amazon Prime Has Free ‘Cat TV’ That You Can Stream for Your Pets
This week, I was introduced to the wonders of TV for cats.
Jan 16, 2020
IKEA’s New BORSTAD Collection Has Eco-Friendly Cleaning Tools Starting at $3
IKEA's new collection is meant to tidy up your home in no time.
Jan 14, 2020
Here’s What’s Coming and Going From Netflix in January 2020
Here's what's coming and going in January.
Dec 23, 2019
My Favorite Olive Oil Subscription is the Perfect Last-Minute Gift for All Your Foodie Friends
Subscriptions are literally the gift that keeps on giving. One such gift is also my favorite way to treat my family and friends—and, to be honest, myself.
Dec 23, 2019
How To Make Your Own Pasties
Looking to turn up the sexy this Valentine’s Day? Last week, I was invited to learn how to make nipple pasties by Rogue Burlesque, and I’m here to tell you, it’s just as fun (and not as hard) as you might think. You’ll be shaking your sparkly bits in no time. Brandy Wine is the de facto pasty artist for Rogue’s burlesque dancers, and she also makes bedazzled bowties for those who’d prefer their sparkle north of their nipples.
Dec 19, 2019
DIY Room Decor: How To Make A Steel Pipe Chandelier
Looking to get the industrial look for less? A perfect complement to a rustic farm table, Camilla of Something Is Done created this cool chandelier made from pipes.
Dec 19, 2019
Ellen’s Design Challenge: Meet Sef
Name: Sef Thomas Pinney City: Los Angeles and New York City Style: Contemporary, organic, boundary pushing. Thoughtful and not faddish. Accessible and not precious. Carpenter paired with: Chip Wade When did you realize you had potential in furniture design? When I realized how little research and design was put into many designs that are nevertheless successful on the market. Style lacking substance. What is your design philosophy?
Dec 19, 2019
Ellen’s Design Challenge: Meet McKenzie
Name: McKenzie Gibson City: Providence, RI Style: My style is signified by both process and product. Carpenter paired with: Brooks Utley When did you realize you had potential in furniture design? While completing my BA in Drawing, I grew into sculpture as a medium. I found it to be a much more effective representation of my ideas. After about two years’ worth of work, I realized that I was blending genres – between fine art and design, specifically furniture.
Dec 19, 2019
Ellen’s Design Challenge: Meet Kyle
Name: Kyle Huntoon City: Deetroit, MI Style: I design and build furniture that combines elements of mid-century modern design with traditional joinery techniques. I strive to create designs that are understated, and carefully considered in their construction and functionality. As far as my personal style goes, I am a simple guy; Detroit Denim jeans, a t-shirt and my Danner work boots. Carpenter paired with: Ali Azhar & Matt Muenster When did you realize you had potential in furniture design?
Dec 19, 2019
Ellen’s Design Challenge: Meet Miles
Name: Miles Endo City: Providence, RI Style: Contemporary, clean, and functional. I love clean, tapering lines and architectural inspirations. Carpenter paired with: Karl Champley When did you realize you had potential in furniture design? About ten years ago, when I got to college, I was so far away from home that I tried making furniture for myself. Much of those early pieces were quite experimental but they pointed me down a path that I have come to love.
Dec 19, 2019
Here Are the Trader Joe’s New Winter Products Worth Buying (and Gifting) Under $8
The grocery chain is famous for switching up its selection based on the season, and the stores are already a veritable winter wonderland.
Dec 12, 2019
Etsy Just Announced Their Color of the Year, Plus Other Trends That Will Be Big In 2020
Here's what the maker platform is betting will be big in January and beyond.
Dec 10, 2019
This Is Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year
We think you're going to like it.
Dec 4, 2019
IKEA Just Released Its Black Friday Deals
Here's what's on sale.
Nov 14, 2019
Here Are Oprah’s Favorite Things for 2019, and They Start at Just $12
It's the most Oprah time of the year.
Nov 8, 2019
Target's Black Friday Ad Is Here
Pre-planners and bargain hunters alike are can still be excited about saving some coin, even if your festive side needs a few more weeks to arrive.
Nov 7, 2019
Here’s Your First Look at Target’s Holiday Collections
We have a first look at all the seasonal items that we can't wait to add to cart.
Nov 1, 2019
JetBlue Has a Monster Sale Right Now and Flights Are Only $31
If you want to take advantage, you'll have to pack your bags—and quick.
Oct 30, 2019
Costco's Black Friday Ad Has Been Leaked
Costco's just-leaked ad contains 32 pages of sales, with some of them starting as early as November 7.
Oct 30, 2019
Floyd Launched a Mattress That Pairs With Its Instagram-Worthy Bed, and Now I’m Sleeping So Much Better
I've slept on said mattress for about 10 days, and in case you were in suspense, it's been wonderful.
Oct 29, 2019
Jonathan Adler Is Launching a Collection with H&M Home—Here’s When You Can Get It
While the details are slim, here's everything we know so far.
Oct 29, 2019
Oh, Book! A ‘Hocus Pocus’ Sequel is Coming to Disney+
The witch is back.
Oct 24, 2019
Amazon Dropped a New Trailer for ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ and Twitter is Verklempt
The 16 Emmy-Award-winning show's third season returns to Amazon Prime Video on December 6, and the latest preview gives us a glimpse of Midge on tour.
Oct 17, 2019
I Smelled Trader Joe’s New $4 Candles and Yeah, You’ll Want to Buy a Bushel of Them
I've been to my local TJ's more than I care to admit lately, and on a recent visit, I picked up the store's two seasonally-scented travel candles.
Oct 16, 2019
The Founder of Cabin Porn Shares His Favorite Submissions from the Past 10 Years
Zach Klein is the co-founder of video platform Vimeo, but if you’re reading this here website, he might be more famous for his other project: Cabin Porn. What started in 2009 as a Tumblr quickly morphed into a pre-Instagram vision board for those who dreamt of getting away from it all and experiencing nature firsthand, preferably from a charming little cabin.
Oct 8, 2019
Valspar Announced Not One, But a Dozen Colors of the Year for 2020
The paint company just debuted twelve hues for the coming year, in case you'd like one for each month of 2020.
Oct 4, 2019