Terri Pous

Managing Editor

New York, NY

Terri is an editor and writer who loves historical homes, bathrooms, and storage hacks for her tiny studio apartment. Her work has appeared in BuzzFeed, the New York Times, Vox, Brides, and Time magazine, among others. She has a degree in Magazine Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and is a two-time Jeopardy champion.
Good News, Leaf Peepers: Fall Foliage Season Could Be Long This Year
I can’t be-leaf the good news.
Aug 25, 2023
5 Ridiculous, Tiny NYC Apartment Listings We've Seen So Far This Year
News & Culture
No sinks, shared bathrooms, and more.
Aug 18, 2023
12 IKEA Facts to Help You Celebrate the Company’s 80th Birthday
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know, but didn’t know how to ask in Swedish.
Jul 27, 2023
The Small/Cool Contest’s Cleverness Winner DIYed a Murphy Bed and More
Small/Cool Contest
Bright colors and brilliant, space-saving DIYs? Yes, please.
Jul 27, 2023
27 Easy Ways to Start Quiet-Quitting Your Home
By now, you've probably heard of quiet-quitting, which means only doing the work you're paid to do, and nothing more. But what if you applied the same concept to your home?
Feb 27, 2023
How My Boyfriend and I Are Joining Christmas and Hanukkah Traditions in a Studio Apartment
No apartment is too small for a mini Christmas tree and a sleek menorah.
Dec 18, 2022
I Never Throw Out Holiday Card Envelopes Right Away, and Neither Should You
They serve a super helpful purpose!
Dec 11, 2022
4 Decluttering Lessons I Learned When My Boyfriend Moved In With Me
Organize & Clean
Lesson one: Address your shame areas.
Sep 23, 2022
13 Fun Games You Can Play at Home With Just 2 People
These options that are sure to keep you entertained, engaged, and — sometimes most importantly — unplugged.
Aug 13, 2022
IKEA Now Sells A Dupe of Anthro’s Gleaming Primrose Mirror for Less than $200
You, too, can feel like gilded royalty for a fraction of the price.
May 28, 2022
This Fun New Year's Activity Feels Like a Trip Around the World
IMO, New Year's Eve is way more of a stay-at-home holiday than a going-out one, even in non-pandemic times.
Dec 31, 2021
My Family Can't Stop Sending These Food Baskets to Each Other
In the doldrums of pandemic life, a gift basket is exactly what you need.
Dec 25, 2021
This Is the Easiest, Most Delightful Way to Send a Food Delivery as a Gift
Nothing says, "I'm thinking of you," quite like the gift of food.
Dec 18, 2021
5 Things to Do with That Extra Hour from Daylight Saving Time
I asked the Apartment Therapy edit team for their ideas of what to do before setting the clock back. Here are some of my favorite ideas of things that can take just an hour (or less!).
Nov 6, 2021
The Surprising “It” Paint Color of Small/Cool 2021
Small Cool Experience 2021
You might just start seeing this maximalist shade everywhere you look.
Jun 15, 2021
This Two-Second Formula Will Help You Choose What Colors to Decorate With
Small/Cool Experience 2021
Can't choose between bright colors and neutrals? You don't have to!
Jun 12, 2021
The Very First Thing You Should Do When Designing a Calming, Tranquil Room in Your Home
Small/Cool Experience 2021
According to HGTV's Tiffany Brooks!
Jun 11, 2021
This Mattress Topper Is So Good That It Makes My Insomnia (Somewhat) Bearable
It somehow, against the odds, makes my nights of tossing and turning not only tolerable, but kind of... nice?
May 26, 2021
The Anti-Sleep Routine That's Actually Helped My Insomnia
Turns out the best sleep routine might be not having one at all.
May 11, 2021
Just Some Smart Places to Look for Cheap, Unique, Awesome Home Decor
I sometimes feel stumped about where to score good pieces without breaking the bank. So naturally, I asked my Apartment Therapy colleagues to share their hidden gems.
May 7, 2021
Thinking Small (and Cool): A May Letter from the Editor
May is Small/Cool Month, and we're so excited for the Small/Cool Experience and to announce the Small/Cool Contest grand prize winner!
May 3, 2021
It’s (Sometimes) Easy Being Green: An April Letter from the Editor
Introducing Apartment Therapy's first-ever Green Month!
Apr 5, 2021
Blooming Where You’re Planted: A March Letter from the Editor
March is Plant Month on Apartment Therapy, and I couldn't be more excited.
Mar 2, 2021
6 Tips for Anyone Who Doesn't Want to Share a Bed With Their Partner
Don't want to (or can't) sleep when you share a bed or room? No problem!
Feb 16, 2021
The Genius Gift That Actually Lets You Do Jigsaw Puzzles in Small Apartments
Now I can do puzzles wherever and whenever I want. A pandemic miracle!
Dec 9, 2020
7 Books to Read Right Now to Help Support BIPOC In Your Community and Beyond
As with many things, one of the best places to start is with a book.
Jun 2, 2020
There’s One Key to Not Wasting a Day Off During the Pandemic
Whether it's a weekend or a weekday off of work, it's definitely possible to make the time feel unique and enjoyable.
May 23, 2020
Of Course Reese Witherspoon’s House Has the Reading Nook of Your Dreams
She shared an amazing peek at what's probably the best part of her home.
May 4, 2020
Nancy Meyers’s Real-Life Kitchen Is Even Better Than the Ones in Her Movies
There are two kitchen islands. Two.
Apr 26, 2020
Your Home is Your Temple: Observing Easter, Passover, and Ramadan During Quarantine
This April is stacked with some of the most important religious observances of the world's major religions: Passover, Easter, and Ramadan, in that chronological order. Unlike most years, these sacred holidays will largely be observed entirely at home this year by billions of people, devoid of the gatherings and group meals and services that usually define them.
Apr 7, 2020
4 Truly Dumb (But Also Kind of Brilliant) Decorating Ideas
In case you need a little laugh right now.
Apr 1, 2020
How to Be Really Good at Jigsaw Puzzles—Plus, 6 to Buy Right Now
A beginner's guide to doing—and loving—puzzles that'll have you finishing 1,000 piecers in no time!
Mar 26, 2020
How to Stay Connected with People if You’re Stuck at Home
Thank god for FaceTime and video calling.
Mar 17, 2020