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Martha Stewart’s Genius Tip for Keeping Your Plants Watered While You’re Away
One of the hardest parts of becoming a plant parent is ensuring your leafy babies stay alive and thriving when you’re traveling. You can board your dog, but sometimes it’s just not feasible to have a friend stop by and give the thirsty pots a drink. Unsurprisingly, Martha Stewart has a tip for keeping potted plants hydrated for up to one week.
Jan 26, 2019
Costco and Sam’s Club Have Big Deals on Valentine’s Day Flowers
It might still be January, but for those overachievers with their sights set on (the swiftly approaching) Valentine’s Day, we have great news. Your favorite warehouse stores have already released their flower deals for the most romantic day of the year. Here’s how you can save big on those bouquets. Costco is bringing back its popular 50 roses for $49.99 deal this year.
Jan 23, 2019
Alert: People Have Spotted Fiddle Leaf Figs at Aldi for a Bargain
We’ve been known to buy a succulent or a bouquet at Aldi before, but did you know the German grocery chain sometimes stocks other, larger plants? Some folks on Reddit recently noticed a deal on one of Instagram’s favorite trees: the fiddle leaf. On the r/indoorgarden Monday, Wisconsin-based user blouash21 shared their score of a roughly four foot tall fiddle leaf for a whopping $13.
Jan 15, 2019
This Is What’s New (and Leaving) Netflix in January
New year, new queue. It’s the end of 2018, and there’s fresh content on the horizon for you to stream. Here’s what to watch before it leaves Netflix, and what you should check out when it arrives. The KonMari queen helps regular people declutter their stuffed spaces. Your fave septuagenarians are back with more family drama and funny bits. It’s time to say farewell to the cheeriest former cult member. It’s enough to make us want to go Lemonade-ing.
Dec 27, 2018
Truly Last Minute Gifts You Can Still Buy on Christmas Eve
It’s Christmas Eve, and there are still folks on your list. It’s likely you didn’t choose to be here, shopping for friends and family at the last minute, but hey, life gets in the way. All is not lost, however—because we found 11 gifts that you can get today and pretend like you’ve had them wrapped up for months. Thankfully, shopping on Christmas Eve doesn’t mean a frantic trip to the mall anymore.
Dec 24, 2018
IKEA’s Winter Sale Includes Items for 50% Off
If your Christmas wish is for new furniture, IKEA is delivering. The Swedish retailer announced their post-holiday winter sale, and the great news is that some finds are up to 50 percent off. Starting December 26, members of IKEA’s rewards program, IKEA Family, can get 25 to 30 percent off classic pieces, like the BILLY bookcase, or the STRANDMON wing chair.
Dec 24, 2018
The $2 Trader Joe’s Buy I’m Hoarding to Combat Holiday Stress
It’s the week before Christmas and all through the house, everyone is stressing and starting to grouse. If the holidays makes you anxious, you’re not alone. While there’s inevitably a lot to do, it’s important to work some self care into your routine, not only to preserve your sanity, but so that there’s enough gas in the tank for the marathon of parties, family gatherings, and other obligations about to bombard your every waking moment.
Dec 21, 2018
Tim Gunn Talks Holiday Trends and Life After “Project Runway”
You know how they say never meet your heroes? Well, they were certainly not talking about Tim Gunn. You’ll be pleased to know that the affable mentor from “Project Runway” is just as lovely in real life as he is on TV. But you might have to wait a little while before he returns to your screen; Gunn, along with host and executive producer Heidi Klum, announced their exit from the fashion competition show in September to develop a new series for Amazon.
Dec 18, 2018
Bobby Berk, Emily Henderson, Jonathan Adler, and More of Our Faves Weigh In on Pantone’s Color of the Year
On Thursday, Pantone announced their 2019 Color of the Year is Living Coral. We’ve already rounded up paint matches and affordable items for your home, but if you’re on the fence about how to feel about next year’s hue, we asked some of our favorite design pros for their hot takes (and cool tips) on using this bright shade at home. “I just learned that the collective noun for a group of flamingos is a flamboyance.
Dec 8, 2018
What to Gift Everyone On Your List, According to Their Zodiac Sign
Humans have looked to the stars for answers to life’s big questions for millennia: Why won’t the crops grow? Are we alone in the universe? Why hasn’t Sam texted me back? Tackling your shopping list is just the next step. So whether you have a tricky Taurus or a picky Pieces on your hands, our astrological gift guide will help you find something for every zodiac sign. Straightforward Aries will love the uncomplicated look of this geometric hourglass.
Dec 7, 2018
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.
Dec 7, 2018
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.
Dec 5, 2018
IKEA Is Opening a Manhattan ‘Planning Studio’ In 2019
For city dwellers (especially for those sans cars), getting to IKEA is a project in and of itself. Even in New York, where there’s a ferry to the Brooklyn location, the trip still often requires a fortitude of mental and emotional energy just to get there. Thankfully, the Swedish retailer has been testing out smaller urban stores—and the first one in the U.S. will be opening in Manhattan next year.
Dec 3, 2018
Chip & Jo’s New Holiday Collection at Target Has Dog Pajamas
The Gaineses know the way to our pet-loving hearts. The former “Fixer Upper” stars’ new holiday collection at Target includes a slew of items for your furry friends, including—wait for it—plaid dog pajamas.
Nov 29, 2018
The 2018 Mega List of Cyber Monday Deals
Veteran bargain hunters know that Black Friday is the day for huge in-store deals, but Cyber Monday often brings the biggest savings for online shopping. We’re scouring the internet for the best sales for Cyber Week and we’ll be compiling them right here. Plus, a little holiday shopping eases the transition back into the real world from a long weekend (don’t worry, you’re secret is safe with us).
Nov 26, 2018
Top Apartment Therapy Editor Picks That Are On Sale Right Now
Each year, the Apartment Therapy editors cover hundreds of shopping stories, recommending everything from sofas to socks—and it’s a responsibility we don’t take lightly. Today, we’re rounding up some of our favorite brands and products that are on sale during Black Friday through Cyber Monday, so you can score the best deals on our favorite things (Oprah who?).
Nov 23, 2018
The 2018 Mega List of Black Friday Deals
Whether you decide to brave the stores in person or stick to deal hunting online, Black Friday through Cyber Monday are prime days for savings. And since it’s the the unofficial-official start to holiday shopping, whether you’re looking to find a great gift or are just browsing for a gift for your home (or yourself!), there will be some serious deals going on.
Nov 22, 2018
Cyber Monday Travel Deals That Will Satisfy Your Wanderlust
When it comes to gift giving, there are people who prefer stuff, and there are people who want experiences. If you (or those on your list) would rather rack up more check marks on your travel bucket list than dust another tchotchke, these are the sales for you. Pack your bags, grab your passport, and snag one of these Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals. Bon voyage!
Nov 22, 2018
Etsy’s Cyber Monday Sale Will Make Your Handmade Holiday Dreams Come True
When it comes to present picking, it’s the thought that counts—and what’s more thoughtful than supporting a small business or an artist? If you’re looking for a handmade gift this year but don’t have the time (or the craftiness) to DIY, Etsy has you covered. And another reason to be thankful? The maker platform is having a Cyber Week sale, where sellers are offering anywhere from 10 to 60 percent off. We have all the details—plus some top picks—below.
Nov 21, 2018
This Popular Fancy Candle Brand Is Releasing a Black Friday Exclusive
When it comes to cult followings, few candles come close to Diptyque. The French brand comes has a ton of fans—Apartment Therapy staffers among them. And if the perfumer’s signature Baies scent is your candle bae, you’re going to want to bookmark this for Black Friday. See All Our Coverage Of The Biggest Sales Week Of The Year Here According to The Cut, the rose and black currant fave is getting a timely makeover for the shopping holiday.
Nov 16, 2018
Here’s How Alyssa Edwards Spends a Perfect Night In
Perfect Night In is a series where we ask actors, artists, entrepreneurs, and beyond how they’d spend the ultimate luxury—a blissful evening at home. Alyssa Edwards is all about the hustle.
Nov 15, 2018
Calling All Crafters: Here’s How You Can Be on ‘Making It’ Season 2
Want to hang out with Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman? Of course you do. But if you also have some serious crafting cred, you can hang with them and possibly win a big wooden check for $100,000 while you’re at it. Yes, NBC is officially casting “Making It” season 2, and here’s how you can apply. “Do you thrive on creating? Armed with a hot glue gun or a hammer, can you make just about anything?” the casting website reads.
Nov 12, 2018
Exclusive: Here’s How Camille Styles Decorates for the Holidays
If you can hardly wait to start the holiday cheer, you’re in good company. The festive spirit is already alive and well in the Austin, Texas, home of Camille Styles, entertaining blogger and home style expert for Target. If you’re looking for ideas to get cozy and enjoy the season, we have an exclusive look at Camille’s space, with tons of holiday inspiration to be had.
Nov 12, 2018
Chip and Joanna Gaines Are Returning to TV—Just Not In the Way You Think
If you’ve been mourning the loss of new “Fixer Upper” episodes since Chip and Joanna Gaines wrapped their popular HGTV empire earlier this year, we have great news for you. The Texas twosome were on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” on Friday, and announced a return to TV—but bigger than just a new show.
Nov 10, 2018
All the Small Things: Our Favorite Stocking Stuffer Ideas
Perhaps it’s too early to hang those stockings with care, but getting a jumpstart on what you’re planning to put inside them is never a bad idea. Whether your crew is stockings-only, or you fill them in addition to other presents, we have some ideas for sock-sized gifts that’ll put a Santa-sized grin on anyone’s face. If you forego a traditional orange, this travel candle will fit nicely into the toe of a stocking.
Nov 7, 2018
Oprah’s Favorite Things Includes Lots of Gifts for Home (and a DNA Test for Your Dog)
It’s the most Oprah time of year. That’s right, today is the reveal of Oprah’s Favorite Things—the media mogul’s annual roundup of items she loves—and the 2018 list has a lot of fantastic picks for your home. Just like last year, there’s a dedicated storefront on Amazon for Oprah and her Things, so it’s pretty easy to add them to a wish list to share with your family and friends, or get them two-day shipped directly to your door.
Nov 7, 2018
4 Last-Minute Ways To Get Out the Vote Today
Tuesday is Election Day in the United States. And while the mid-terms historically have lower turnout than presidential years, every election has a huge effect on your state, city, and even your neighborhood. The first step is knowing what’s on your ballot. Not sure what all the questions, referenda, and local races are? You can get a sample ballot from Vote411.org, a nonpartisan group run by the League of Women Voters.
Nov 6, 2018
Amazon Is Reportedly Choosing Two Cities for HQ2
After a year-long process of courting cities and states for tax cuts and various other perks, Amazon is choosing two locations for its sought-after second headquarters, “The Wall Street Journal” reported Monday evening. The supposed winning metros would be Long Island City, Queens, and Crystal City, Virginia.
Nov 6, 2018
Amazon Announces Free Shipping For the Holidays—Even If You Don’t Have Prime
Good news for non-Amazon Prime members—you too can benefit from free shipping with no minimum orders. Starting today, November 5, and applying to packages delivered during the holiday season, everything ships gratis, no matter what your final cart total is. Amazon says “this offer applies to hundreds of millions of items [making it] the largest free shipping selection in the country,” according to a press release this morning.
Nov 5, 2018
Mid-Century Modern Is ‘Forever’ In Amazon’s New Show
Spoilers ahead for season one of “Forever.” With the Fall 2018 season underway, we are returning to some our favorite TV abodes, and getting invited inside a few new ones. Join us this month as we explore the best homes on the small screen. Show: “Forever”—Season one streaming on Amazon Prime.
Oct 30, 2018
Amazon Just Released a New Furniture Brand (and It’s Full of Traditional Finds)
While all sorts of design trends come and go, there’s a reason traditional style sticks around. Classic as vanilla ice cream, New Traditional rooms are always chic. And now you can get the look without spending a ton or waiting a million weeks for shipping: Amazon just launched Ravenna Home, its latest furniture brand that’s all about “classic style made simple.
Oct 29, 2018
This Is What’s New (and Leaving) Netflix in November
Netflix giveth, and Netflix taketh away. Grab some snacks and get cozy, here’s what we’re watching before it expires—and what we can’t wait to stream in November. If the one thing missing in your life was an animated series about crime fighting drag queen superheroes, A. that’s extremely specific, and B. your dream comes true November 9.
Oct 29, 2018
Our Top Picks From Costco’s Leaked Black Friday Deals
It’s not even November yet, but over the weekend, our sister site Kitchn got word about some big news. Costco’s Black Friday circular was leaked, and there are eight pages of deals for the mega shopping weekend. We picked out our top four bargains, in case you want to get a head’s up on what you should be adding to your wish list.
Oct 29, 2018
That 275-Square-Foot Dunkin’ Tiny House Is For Rent on Airbnb
Remember when Olivia Wilde decorated a tiny house that is literally powered by coffee grounds for Dunkin’ Donuts? Well, we have more news: This very special runs-on-Dunkin’ home is on Airbnb—for just a little more dough than your coffee order. The home that runs on coffee, as it’s called on the vacation rental platform, is listed for just $10 to $13 per night. The tiny house has been transported from New York City to Nahant, Massachusetts, a beach town north of Boston.
Oct 26, 2018
‘Trading Spaces” Genevieve Gorder on the Most Common Design Mistake She Sees—And How to Fix It
Genevieve Gorder is having a great year. The “Trading Spaces” OG not only returned for the design show’s revival (and its upcoming season two), but she also had a new series, “Stay Here,” premiere on Netflix in August. Plus, she got married in Morocco—one of her favorite places—in September. We sat down with Gorder to chat about all things design (and design TV), how you can bring personality to your space with her free class via T.J.
Oct 26, 2018
Target Just Announced Free 2-Day Shipping—Here’s How It Compares to Amazon
In their latest attempt to make your Target run easier, the Minnesota-based retailer just announced a bunch of time (and money) saving ways to get your stuff quicker. On Wednesday, Target debuted free two-day shipping on “hundreds of thousands of items, with no minimum purchase and no membership required,” according to their corporate blog.
Oct 24, 2018
Alyssa Edwards Is Hosting a (FREE!) Summer Camp, and She’s the Counselor You Never Knew You Needed
If there’s anyone who could be the poster child for following your passion, it’s Alyssa Edwards. Born Justin Johnson, the little boy from Mesquite, Texas fell in love with dance and has gone on to become a world-famous drag queen, a fan favorite on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ owner of Beyond Belief Dance studio, and the star of his own Netflix series, ‘Dancing Queen.’ Now Edwards is partnering with TAZO for a (free!
Oct 24, 2018
How ‘The Bullet Journal Method’ Helped Tackle My Fear of Imperfection (and Got Me Organized In the Process)
When bullet journaling blasted onto my radar a few years ago, it was because of all the Instagram-perfect Pinterest fodder from folks who were creating stunning works of art masquerading as calendars and trackers in their impeccable dot grid notebooks.
Oct 23, 2018
Peek Inside Artist Angela Blehm’s ‘Pop Art Meets Postmodern’ Home
Artist Angela Blehm has a style that’s uniquely hers—and one that’s garnered her a lot of fans. That pop-art-meets-postmodern vibe isn’t limited to her work, but is apparent in her home as well. Not one to shy away from bold color and patterns, Blehm’s home is a master class in mixing all of the above that results in a fun and creative space that packs in the personality and showcases her art. Some fun takeaways from her space?
Oct 22, 2018
This New Collection Solves a Big Living Room Decor Challenge
We’re always saying that switching up your throw pillows is a quick way to update your decor seasonally without blowing your budget. But we get it, picking one set you like can be hard enough—you don’t want to be too matchy-matchy, but you want them to go together. Luckily, sofa startup Burrow announced today that they’re now selling pillows and throws—and they’re also grouped in collections for easy styling.
Oct 16, 2018
How Grace Bonney Spends a Perfect Night In
Perfect Night In is a series where we ask actors, artists, entrepreneurs, and beyond how they’d spend the ultimate luxury—a blissful evening at home. If you’re a longtime fan of Grace Bonney’s lifestyle blog, Design*Sponge, you’re in good company. In fact, the author recently launched a print magazine and a podcast called just that: Good Company.
Oct 16, 2018
Royal Baby News: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Expecting
It’s a big year for the royals. Hot off the weekend of the second star-studded royal wedding of 2018 (this one, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank), we have a pregnancy announcement from the first. Kensington Palace announced Monday morning that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting their first child. Confirmed via their social accounts, the palace says the Duchess is due in Spring 2019.
Oct 15, 2018
Cancel Your Plans: This Under $30 Amazon Buy Will Make You Want to Stay In
In my opinion, there’s nothing more luxurious than a long, leisurely soak in a truly divine bathtub. While in reality, this is an activity often relegated to a glamorous hotel stay, perhaps a little self care upgrade at home could make it a more regular treat. Enter this bath tray, which has a place for nearly everything you could ever want to bring with you into the tub (and even some things you don’t).
Oct 11, 2018
Graham & Brown’s 2019 Color of the Year Comes with a Wallpaper of the Year
When it comes to Color of the Year announcements, this isn’t our first rodeo; we’ve already written about a handful of 2019 COTYs and we still have some months left of 2018. But, we don’t often see too many WOTYs—Wallpaper of the Years, that is. With the decorative trend making a bold return in recent years, it’s only fitting to celebrate it, courtesy of British brand Graham & Brown.
Oct 9, 2018
Long Weekend Sales: Our Picks for Best Deals
If it feels like Labor Day was just yesterday, you’re not alone. It’s already October, and it’s already time for a Monday bank holiday. And if you’re looking to celebrate with some retail therapy, we searched the internet for the best sales for your home and beyond—and they’re spookily good.
Oct 7, 2018
7 Autumnal Etsy Finds to Fall For
Hello, have you heard? It’s officially autumn, and you are either extremely thrilled or extremely over it already. If you’re currently wrapped in a cozy scarf and sipping a warm spiced beverage (despite whatever the weather is actually doing outside), then this roundup of fall-themed Etsy finds will have you itching to go apple picking, longing to leaf peep, and generally pumped for anything pumpkin-related.
Oct 1, 2018