I'm a Style Editor & These Are My Favorite Small-Space Furniture & Decor FindsLiving
From compact sofas and accent chairs to smart double-duty designs.
Jan 20, 2023
How to Make Sure Rugs Match in an Open Concept, According to DesignersStyle
How can you ensure your rugs all work in unison? To help figure it out, I chatted with five designers to get their favorite tips and tricks.
Aug 2, 2022
How to Discover (and Name!) Your Interior Design Style
Starter Packs
You want your first apartment to feel like you — but that’s quite a daunting task if you’ve never been responsible for decorating a home before!
Mar 1, 2022
Designer Max Humphrey's New Standing Mat Collab Is Here to Elevate Your KitchenStyle
In the most stylish, comfortable way — and just wait until you see these prints.
Nov 15, 2021
11 Boho Pillows That Will Instantly Jazz Up Your Space
Because everyone could use a pop of personality in their space.
Jan 18, 2021
How to Blend Two Decor Styles Into One Home, According to Designers Style
Whether you live at home with teenagers, share an apartment with a roommate, are shacking up with your parents again as an adult, or are talking cohabitation with your significant other, combining your decorating taste with someone else's can be complicated.
Dec 3, 2020
The Home Decor Style You Need, Based on Your Enneagram TypeStyle
Your personality might be a good way to find find your decorating style.
Feb 10, 2020
4 Major Style Lessons I Learned from AmsterdamStyle
How to bring the Dutch spirit into your design routine.
Aug 9, 2019
This Emerging Style Combines the Best of Both Minimalism and MaximalismStyle
Is it just us or does minimalism feel so yesterday? Don’t get us wrong: We love a sleek and clean space as much as the next design enthusiast; however, we have to admit that the neutral color palette and lack of funky details feels, well, sterile.
Apr 11, 2019
Interior Design 101: A Comprehensive Guide To Your Favorite StylesStyle
We’re going to level with you, being a design enthusiast is hard stuff. Not only do you need keep up with the latest trends and have an encyclopedic knowledge of all the colors of the year, but you should also know the differences between all the biggest design styles. Sounds easy, right? Well, not quite. Truth is, knowing every single nuance between two different styles is easier said than done. After all, who really knows the difference between Scandinavian and minimalism?
Apr 2, 2019
Goodbye Money: Rent The Runway Is Adding Home Items from West ElmStyle
First it was fashion. Now, Rent the Runway is teaming up with West Elm to allow users to rent home goods from their website. That’s right: Your blankets and sheets could now come with a return date. “This is a monumental moment for Rent the Runway and the sharing economy as a whole.
Mar 8, 2019
Get a Crash Course in All Things Home With Our ABCs of DesignStyle
It’s no easy task: narrowing down the must-know interior design terms, styles, designers, and iconic products into a definitive 26-item list, one entry for each letter of the alphabet. It’s impossible actually, but we thought we’d give it a go because, hey, it’s fun. Here’s to hoping you find a few of your design faves on this list—and that you get from a to zed learning at least one new fact to use as a conversation starter.
Oct 16, 2018
Every ’90s Kid Will Remember These Totally Rad Home Decor ItemsStyle
Whether you’re watching the latest television reboot or liking the latest retro #TBT on your timeline, nostalgia for the ’90s is at an all time high. While the pop culture love fest for the decade rages on, let’s take a look back at some of the craziest decorating trends that will give any 90s kid a truly rad blast from the past. Maybe the ’90s should have been known as the see-through decade. Transparency was totally in when it came to home decor.
Apr 16, 2018
Discover Your Home’s Decor Personality: Warm Industrial InspirationsStyle
If large, open, lofted spaces and rugged materials like raw wood and metal catch your eye, your home style may be warm industrial. Here are 11 inspiring spaces that showcase the classic style and reveal how cozy, modern, and even rustic the look can be. Lofty spaces with lots of windows, like the one above from HK Living, are gorgeous, but also notoriously drafty. Warm up the room with lots of textured textiles, such as throw pillows, blankets, and woven rugs.
Sep 8, 2016
Quiz: What’s Your Home Decor Personality?Style
Are you the artful bohemian or a new traditionalist? Take this quiz to find out and don’t forget to share your results in the comments! Antsy for your results? Hang tight…they’re coming! Re-edited from a post that originally appeared 09.06.2017.
Sep 8, 2016
Find Your True Style in 4 Easy StepsStyle
Any design enthusiast can attest: Pinterest is one of the best tools for finding aspirational images and creating a digital dream world full of (sometimes unattainable) beauty for yourself. But with what feels like gazillions of photos to choose from, it can be hard to narrow down which ones are accurate reflections of your personal style, and which ones are just plain pretty and pleasant to look at.
Aug 29, 2016
Merry Kitschmas: How to Throw a Retro Holiday PartyLiving
‘Tis the season for holiday entertaining! Today we’re taking things all the way back to the 1950s for a retro-themed party — complete with a recipe for peppermint icebox cake. Want to throw your own kitschmas party? Here’s everything you need. Before guests arrive, make sure to set the scene with plenty of mid-century modern accents. Put on a record, mix up a Manhattan, and toast to the holiday season.
Dec 10, 2015
Style Quiz: Which Animal is Your Decorating Patronus?Style
Do you have trouble pinning down your style profile into “organic modern” or “classic glam”? Maybe you need to re-frame your forays into style introspection and start to think about it the Harry Potter way: What’s your Patronus? Take our quiz to determine which animal you have the most in common with in regards to your taste and habits when you’re decorating. Keep track of your answers and meet us at the bottom of the post to tally it up. A. Pinterest B.
Nov 19, 2015
“Zen Monk Meets Pierre Cardin,” “Wayfarer Chic,” “Sleepy Minimalism” & Other Fun, Fantastic Ways to Describe Your Home’s StyleStyle
Mark Maček’s Modern, Warm & Woodsy When “modern” or “traditional” doesn’t begin to describe the style going on at your house, feel free to get creative, heck—get poetic— with how you characterize your home’s personality. Take inspiration from these past tour participants who embrace clever and evocative language to really pin down their aesthetic.
Oct 9, 2015
Discover Your Style: What Kind of Decorator Are You?Style
It’s not just about which items you choose to decorate your home; it’s also about how you get there. So what kind of decorator are you? Probably one of these. You know your room’s measurements like the back of your hand (but you still have them written down anyway). You currently have 8 small color swatches painted on your wall because you want to see each nearly-identical option in different types of light before you make up your mind.
Jul 31, 2015
Investigating Decor Styles: Classic GlamStyle
Did our style quiz return your results as Classic Glam? Welcome. Here’s a primer on you! Didn’t take the quiz yet? Get it right here. You’re somewhat traditional and love to keep your space pretty and put-together. You also like a little sparkle and lots of ornamental detail. You don’t oppose color, but you tend to use it rather sparingly and save it for a statement. You don’t mind if your home is a little more formal.
Apr 5, 2015
Investigating Decor Styles: Eclectic CollectorStyle
Did our style quiz return your results as Eclectic Collector? Welcome. Here’s a primer on you! Didn’t take the quiz yet? Get it right here. You love all kinds of oddities and interesting details and textures. You don’t feel the need to match. You also love travel-inspired accessories and you always have your eye out for cool pieces when you’re away from home. If someone described you as “quirky” you would take it as a compliment.
Apr 3, 2015
Trust Your Taste: Our Ultimate Find-Your-Style QuizStyle
Learning your own taste can be a lifelong journey. Wherever you are on your path, take our quiz as a way to clarify your current perfect style profile. Here’s what to do: turn off your brain, scroll through these slides and pick the very first room that catches your eye. Don’t try to figure anything out, just go with your gut and record your answers.
Apr 2, 2015
“California Confused,” “Bougie Boho,” “Golden Girl on Acid” & Other Decor Styles You Didn’t Know ExistedLiving
Kelly’s Cozy Chic Studio It can be hard to put a label on your home’s style – sometimes categories like “modern” “vintage” or even “eclectic” fall far short of conveying your home’s essence and personality. But that shouldn’t keep you from trying. Here’s how 20 house tour participants self-described, with humor and flair, their home’s style in unique and often very specific terms.
Oct 24, 2014
Smiling Faces, Explosions of Color & MoreStyle
Talented photographers share their skills with Apartment Therapy in house tours and blog posts all year long, but some shots just stand out and stick with us. A great photograph is one that captures a subject’s spirit perfectly, that pulls you in to the visual experience and that inspires. These a few of our favorites from Apartment Therapy photographers in 2013, chosen by Maxwell, our founder.
Jan 1, 2014
High & Low: Mirrored Consoles & Side Tables for Every BudgetStyle
Mirrored accents are just the thing to add a little bling to a room. Mixed with other textures, reflective side tables and consoles add a dose of refinement. Here are some options in a range of prices. TOP ROW: 1. Foxed mirror console from West Elm, $549 2. Threshold mirrored modern accent table from Target, $99 3. Square iron and glass Newman side table from Lamps Plus, $540.91 4. Plum & Bow Libby side table from Urban Outfitters, $149 5. Mirror and rust side table from Lamps Plus, $99.
Dec 20, 2013