When Apartment Therapy’s Lifestyle Director Taryn Williford and her husband got married, registering at Crate and Barrel was an obvious choice. It turned out to be one of their best wedding planning decisions — and one of the most fun parts of the whole experience. She’s here today to answer your questions about what to add to your own Crate and Barrel wedding registry. We asked three couples what wedding registry questions are currently stumping them.
Just like everyone else who’s been working from home for most of this year, lots of us here at Apartment Therapy realized our WFH spaces could use a little attention as soon as we started spending eight hours a day in them. And while we always try to help you with fixing up your space, this time, it was you who came to our rescue! We asked our Instagram followers to vote on colors and patterns for four of our staffers.
If your dining room has been doing double-duty for the past six (has it only been six?) months, functioning as both a dining space and a home office or a classroom, we wouldn’t be surprised if you’re starting to feel like it needs a little refresh. That could be something as simple as a new tablecloth or place settings that make mealtimes feel special again, or new lighting that transforms the entire space.
We’re all about RIYs right now: quick “refresh it yourself” projects that require just a little bit of planning, can be executed in under an hour, and leave you with that same fulfilling got-it-done feeling of a bigger DIY project. In our Instagram Stories, we asked which trouble spots in your homes are in need of a little RIY love. The #1 response? Your home office setup.
Social distancing hasn’t replaced our need for socializing. “How We Gather Now” is Apartment Therapy’s look at how we’re finding safe new ways to get together in 2020, presented in partnership with Absolut Juice. We’ve heard about sunset cocktails on a city roof; focusing on what you can do; and celebrating even in times of crisis.
Now that we’re spending more time at home, you’ve probably noticed some spaces where a little home improvement could go a long way. We’re here to tell you that DIY projects are always worth it. Don’t let the impossibly perfect “afters” you see on Instagram and Pinterest scare you away — DIYs are a lot more doable than you might think!
It’s already the dog days of summer, and you may have planned to be sipping Micheladas in Tulum or making s’mores in front of a campfire in the Adirondacks right now. So we get it if you’re bummed about a canceled vacation—we are too. But before summer totally sizzles out, consider bringing your vacation to your backyard. Hopefully you’ve been able to enjoy your outdoor space more than ever this summer.
With the back-to-school season looking a lot different this year, you’re not alone if you’re currently rethinking how you’re going to make it work. Whether you’ve headed back to campus or learning from your living room, creating a cozy and productive space to help you conquer the fall semester is a great first step. To help you create the perfect workspace, our stylists came up with three setups for maximizing efficiency in the coming months.
If you’re reading this, it’s probably a safe guess that you love a great Before and After. Obviously, we do too. And sometimes, it’s fun to turn the tables and ask you to decide what becomes of a space in need of a total makeover. That’s just what we did with Carrie’s totally empty dining room at her new home in The Catskills.
How would you feel about letting millions of Instagram followers completely redesign your space, from top to bottom? One of our readers—a very brave one—let us do just that. Earlier this year, Carrie moved from a small 1-bedroom apartment near NYC to a mountain home in The Catskills. We then asked our Instagram followers to choose furniture, decor, plants, and accessories from The Home Depot. The polls have closed, the furniture’s been delivered, and the afters are here!
When Carrie and Matthew moved from a 1-bedroom apartment in the NYC area to a bigger home nestled in the woods of The Catskills, one thing was clear: They’d need a lot more furniture and decor to style their space. To get the job done, we asked our Instagram followers (aka you!) to help decide how to design their living room by voting on which items from The Home Depot deserved a spot in their new place. And the results are in! Here’s how your selections shaped her new space.
If you follow our Insta Stories you might remember that, a little while back, we asked for your help in styling Carrie’s new home in The Catskills by voting on items to include from The Home Depot. After moving from a tiny apartment in the city to a new house in the mountains, Carrie’s new bedroom was a total blank slate. But now it’s totally finished—thanks to you!
There are many basic design tenets every pro follows, but great designers know that rules are sometimes meant to be broken. It’s what adds personality and keeps their spaces feeling fresh—not predictable. But you don’t have to be a pro to bend the rules. We worked with The Home Depot to design a space that shows off the easiest design rules to break, using pieces from their vast online-only furniture and decor collections.