The Bold Colors & Patterns in This Argentina Apartment Are Inspired by FashionTours
Mumi Mihanovich, the creative director of fashion label Jazmin Chebar, used her work in fashion as inspiration for the bold Argentinian apartment she shares with her family. "For example, I was inspired to choose the colors of the carpet in the living room by a woolen scarf I loved," she says.
Feb 9, 2023
13 Tips for The Sexiest Bedroom … Like EverDesign Ideas
Mae West was famous for saying, “The best way to get over a guy is to get under a new guy.” Despite its many implications, it was a good reminder to me that amidst all the politics of dating, as an Apartment Therapist, underneath it ALL is a bed and the BEST way to catch the new person you want is to have a fantastic bedroom. Your bedroom is the clearest expression of how you are feeling about yourself right now and is bathed in your pheromones.
Jan 25, 2023
These 12 Paint Color Apps Will Help You Visualize Your Dream HomeDesign Ideas
Save yourself the trouble and money of a paint job that's not quite right with these 6 handy-dandy apps.
Jan 10, 2023
Layering a Rug Over Carpet? Expert Advice on How To Make It WorkDesign Ideas
To some, ​area rugs over wall-to-wall carpeting is taboo. To others, it’s a means to an end. If the latter is you, here's how to make it work.
Jan 2, 2023
A Designer Spices Up a Black and White Palette With Pops of Warm Color and ArtDesign Ideas
Form meets function in this gorgeous family home.
Dec 11, 2022
We Asked Designers to Share the Biggest Home Trends for 2023Design Ideas
And this is what they said!
Dec 6, 2022
These Are the 6 Trends to Say Goodbye to in 2023, According to DesignersDesign Ideas
Some of these might come as a surprise.
Dec 1, 2022
12 Gold Color Pairings That Will Make Any Room Feel GlamorousDesign Ideas
You'll love these designer-approved picks.
Nov 26, 2022
The 10 Commandments of Scandinavian Design, According to ExpertsDesign Ideas
Overall, the aesthetic can seem a little spartan, but the design choices made are deliberate, and function is often just as important as good looks—and who can argue with that?
Nov 18, 2022
How to Skillfully Combine Multiple Rugs in a RoomDesign Ideas
A crash course on making rugs play nice together.
Nov 17, 2022
A NYC Rental's Gorgeous Reversible Upgrades Include Peel & Stick Paper and More Tours
When Katelyn Sailor and her husband, Kyle, decided to try living in New York City a year ago, they arrived with only their clothes, a bed, kitchen items, and some basic decor. 
Nov 7, 2022
A 520-Square-Foot NYC Studio's Secret Is Flexible Furniture & Drop-Dead DetailsTours
The entire home is full of historic architectural details, from original herringbone wood floors, original dog-bone tiles in the bathroom, mirrored cabinet in the kitchen, gorgeous crown moldings on the walls, and the high ceilings, which Jessica says make the studio feel spacious.
Nov 1, 2022
Before & After: A Tiny Office Becomes a Sweet Nursery Built Around IKEA's KALLAXProjects & Improvements
And the prettiest robin's egg blue paint color.
Oct 29, 2022
7 Decorating Mistakes That Make a Kitchen Look SmallerDesign Ideas
According to Interior designers!
Oct 26, 2022
Pick Your Pattern: A Visual Guide to Tile LayoutsProjects & Improvements
Before you leap into your kitchen or bathroom renovation, it pays to know the basics. When it comes to regular square or rectangular tiles, nearly every pattern can be boiled down to these five basic models. From here, you can begin to play with angles, alternating designs, and other treatments that will add dimension and lots and lots of interest. And for further inspiration, Nancy put together a great round-up of some creative subway tile installation ideas.
Oct 22, 2022
The Best Budget-Friendly Kitchen Upgrade IdeasDesign Ideas
According to design pros.
Oct 20, 2022
10 Signs You Might Be a MaximalistDesign Ideas
“Less is more,” said Mies van der Rohe. “Less is a bore,” retorted Robert Venturi. Are you a minimalist, favoring clean lines and subdued colors? Or a maximalist, embracing intricate styles and bold colors and pattern upon pattern upon pattern? Here are 10 tell-tale signs you might fall into the latter camp. 1. Your favorite color is everything. 2. You have a collection of collections. 3. You’ve never met a pattern you didn’t like. 4.
Oct 16, 2022
Why Hannah & Brandon’s Living Room Works: 7 Lessons to StealDesign Ideas
A common problem with many living spaces is either going too overboard with stuff that the whole space feels unpleasant, or trying to go minimal and ending up with a room that feels empty. But there’s a perfect sweet spot where you can have a room that has just the right amount of elements. We think this living room gets it just right. This room from Hannah & Brandon’s “Ever Evolving” Classically Modern Reno is working beautifully because of these design details: 1.
Oct 16, 2022
One Space, Two Styles: See a Copenhagen Apartment EvolveDesign Ideas
Every home is a work in progress — maybe you think you’re done decorating and then you see something really great that you just can’t pass up, or you’re really happy with your look for a long time until you suddenly decide it’s time to change everything up. Or maybe your style is something that slowly evolves over the years, as your taste and your particular needs change.
Oct 15, 2022
5 Design Lessons from a Tiny Paris ApartmentDesign Ideas
Here’s a story that might make you more than a little jealous: Alain Meyer, who works at an advertising agency in Paris, was bored one day at work. He heard some of his co-workers talking about studio apartments, and decided to do a little hunting online. He happened to find one that he really liked — a trim 30 square meters (323 square feet), in the sixth arrondisement, where he grew up. So he bought it. Just like that.
Oct 15, 2022
The Best Decorating Tips for Long or Narrow Rooms and HallwaysDesign Ideas
Does your home feature a long, narrow living room, kitchen, hallway, bedroom or some other space? There are some decorating tricks and tips that can really help balance out a long and narrow space and make your room feel more visually balanced (and more comfortable to be in). Try one or more of these tips today. It’s not that you always have to match the shape or style of room you have when you’re looking for furniture.
Oct 14, 2022
Lebowski Style: 10 Rugs That Really Tie The Room TogetherDesign Ideas
We fill our rooms with furniture, throw pillows, blankets, books, art, light fixtures, hardware, and miscellaneous decorative objects. That’s a whole lot of look, but the perfect rug can bring it all together… TOP ROW: Natalie and Kevin’s Perfect Parkdale Perch: This poppy rug manages to unite not just the other bright colors (the pillows, the bottles) but the neutral elements (orange-y wood floors, cream walls, charcoal couch) as well.
Oct 14, 2022
The 10 Commandments of Furniture PlacementDesign Ideas
Sometimes moving a chair, shifting a sofa, or re-orienting a bed is enough to give your home a whole new lease on life.
Oct 14, 2022
5 Easy Ways to Add Energy to Your HomeDesign Ideas
Monique & Stu’s Bright Happy Family Home in Melbourne Even if you love your place and your stuff, there are times when your home can feel stagnant. It all too easily becomes a place of routine, or it just feels like there’s something that’s not functioning quite right. If your home needs a burst of energy, here are five easy things that you can do to give it some zest. The Pineapple Housewife’s Happy Home Use scents.
Oct 14, 2022
Home Sweet Home: Simple Ways to Make Your Kitchen CozierDesign Ideas
The kitchen is often the hub of a home, but it can also tend to feel like a stark, cold space (tile floors and an abundance of stainless steel appliances will do that). Luckily, there are some design tricks to warm up the room, while still keeping this area devoted to cooking and eating clean and healthy. With a few design details and accents that add personality, you can inject the entire room with warmth.
Oct 14, 2022
How To Deal With Wall-To-Wall Carpet WoesDesign Ideas
There are few souls in the world who have wall-to-wall carpet topping their dream decor list. It’s often the stuff of McMansions and is commonly viewed as the epitome of dated decor, but it’s also the reality for countless American homes. And if you’re a renter, there’s not a whole lot you can do to change it. So how to deal?Before we get started, we need to set a few things straight. Not all wall-to-wall carpet is created equal.
Oct 14, 2022
Oldies But Goodies: Early Apartment Therapy House Tours, 2005 EditionDesign Ideas
When I started reading Apartment Therapy years ago, the hook for me was the house tours. Seeing “real” spaces that felt creative, personal, and above all, attainable taught me that a beautiful home means much more than high-end furniture. As a way of revisiting those roots, here are ten house tours from the AT vaults. 2005, coming right up!
Oct 13, 2022
Look We Love: Traditional Table + Modern ChairsDesign Ideas
One of our favorite ways to add a little excitement to an interior is by mixing old and new pieces. Nowhere is this more true than in the dining room, where an old-fashioned table and modern chairs make an especially attractive pair. Here are eight of our favorite examples. Above: An antique table and modern shell chairs mix in the dining room of a Madrid home spotted on Planete Deco.
Oct 13, 2022
Starting Out in Style: A Look Inside 10 Fantastic First HomesDesign Ideas
When it comes to setting up a home, we never forget our first spaces. From our first apartments in college, to our first solo space, to our first time moving in with a significant other, we set out excited, inexperienced and ready to take on each empty space and make it our own. Here are a few first homes from our house tours. TOP ROW: 1. Mara Alex’s First Home as a Married Couple: Mara purchased her first house solo, and it became her first home as a newlywed as well. 2.
Oct 13, 2022
The Secret to Kitchens & Bathrooms That Will Never Go Out of StyleDesign Ideas
As Nancy pointed out recently, there are some kitchen design choices that never go out of style — retro SMEG fridges and farmhouse sinks fall firmly in this category. If they’ve been considered stylish and practical for decades, chances are they’ll still be popular a couple decades from now.
Oct 13, 2022
Small Space Solutions from Our Tours: Multipurpose Rooms that WorkDesign Ideas
Living well in close quarters requires, among other things, efficient furniture placement. These studios, one-bedroom apartments, and one house show how you can make your home’s spatial quirks and shortcomings work in your favor.Studio apartments offer the obvious challenge of making one space function as several. In slightly larger apartments, the living room often works overtime as an office area, dining room, and entryway.
Oct 13, 2022
The Most Iconic Mid-Century Modern Pieces You Need to KnowDesign Ideas
Simple silhouettes, minimal hardware, and pared-down color palettes. Let’s face it, most design enthusiasts can spot a modern piece from a mile away. (Psst… we broke down the difference between minimalist, modern, and contemporary, if you’re not up to date!) In 2018, almost every store has a slew of furniture and accessories that are inspired by mid-century modern classics—and for good reason. The style is contemporary, timeless, and looks good in virtually any space.
Oct 12, 2022
How To Turn Your City Apartment Into a Cozy Ski Chalet in 7 Easy StepsDesign Ideas
Full disclosure: I’ve never been skiing, or snowboarding, or so much as stepped foot on a snow-covered mountain range. But I’ve seen “Force Majeure” and have taken a virtual tour of Aerin Lauder’s Aspen home, which basically qualifies me as a pseudo expert on the après-ski aesthetic. To get the look (without actually hitting the slopes), here are some cozy ways to work ski style into your apartment that won’t look totally out of place.
Oct 12, 2022
The Story Behind the (Slightly) NSFW Trend That’s Suddenly EverywhereDesign Ideas
Hope you’re reading this one at home because it’s about to get a little risqué up in here. But for good reason. Lately, designers have been featuring the body—female breasts and butts to be specific—on housewares, art prints, embroidery, and clothing, and it’s not simply in appreciation of those killer curves. But we’ll get to that later.
Oct 12, 2022
The 7 Most Potent Stylist Skills to Master For Stand-Out RoomsDesign Ideas
After you’ve picked out the architecture (or are working with what you’ve been stuck with) and after you’ve chosen the major furnishings and the paint colors, there’s the other thing that can make a room sing: skillful styling. This year, make each room pop like never before with these potent styling tricks for stand-out spaces! Add visual height to your spaces — all of them.
Oct 12, 2022
Decor Faux Pas to Fix Before Holiday Guests ArriveDesign Ideas
As the season of inviting people to your home to gather during the holidays nears, now might be the right time to do a walk-through of your rooms with a more critical eye. Take your home from good to great by fixing these decor faux pas before the first holiday guest arrives! While knowing that your in-laws are going to be visiting your home this holiday season may have you wishing you could run out and buy new everything, don’t.
Oct 11, 2022
Dimensions to Follow: Proper Furniture Spacing BasicsDesign Ideas
Have you ever been in a home that just feels right? One where chairs pull out easily from the dining table and conversation can be made without shouting across the living room? Well there are reasons for that, and they probably have a lot to do with the spacing and placement of furniture. Following a few simple guidelines on furniture placement will make a world of difference in the functionality of your home’s layout.
Oct 6, 2022
5 Ways to Arrange Furniture in a Small Bedroom (& 4 Bonus Tips for Making the Most of It!)Design Ideas
Plus four bonus tips for making the most of what you've got.
Oct 6, 2022
How Big Is 500 Square Feet? 10 Real Homes Illustrate What It’s Like.Design Ideas
These actual homes — from lofts, to studio apartments, to houses — will illustrate how big 500 square feet is and what it feels like to live in such a small space.
Oct 6, 2022
A Minneapolis Family House Is So Charming It's Like a Little Cabin in the CityTours
Alexandra Bennett, who was previously the owner of the Minneapolis-based contemporary quilt studio, Louise Gray, hired Victoria Sass, founder of the interiors firm Prospect Refuge Studio, to update their single-family house in Minneapolis.
Oct 4, 2022
So Long, Popcorn Ceilings: 8 Transformative Overhead Architectural HacksDesign Ideas
So, your rental apartment or newly-built home didn’t come with coffered ceilings or pressed tin tiles? Set your sights above that unsightly popcorn or drop ceilings you’ve been dealt. All eight of these ceiling hacks will lend architectural interest to a boring room—whether you channel intricate European plasterwork or rustic exposed wood beams is entirely up to you. Give the impression of dramatic crown molding with a painted ceiling that extends about a foot down the wall.
Sep 21, 2022
What is Peacock Blue? Plus, 8 Decor Ideas For Your HomeDesign Ideas
If you're searching for something new and a little more exciting, and you're into navy, then a peacock blue shade may be where it's at for you.
Sep 17, 2022
6 Black Ceiling Ideas That Totally WorkDesign Ideas
Black tends to be a bit of a polarizing color for interiors: we’ve written about black walls, black bathrooms, black bedrooms, and each time the response is either love or hate. But what about… black on the ceiling?When it comes to black ceilings, some may immediately think of a cave, while others see this dark hue above and feel warm and cozy vibes. Regardless of your opinion, we’ve curated a few of our favorite black ceilings that you’re sure to love.
Sep 12, 2022
5 Things I Learned from Taking an Interior Design ClassDesign Ideas
Plus, one thing it taught me not to do.
Sep 9, 2022
Design Disruptors: The E-Design Companies Changing the Decorating GameDesign Ideas
Havenly, Decorist, Laurel & Wolf and Modsy: Here's how these online decorators work (and what they'll cost you).
Aug 24, 2022
12 Inspiring Tiny House Interiors – How to Decorate a Tiny HomeDesign Ideas
Tiny houses with tons of ideas you can steal for your space, big or small.
Aug 11, 2022
8 Designers Share Their Coolest Finds From Across the GlobeDesign Ideas
Here's what to keep your eyes peeled for on your next trip, near or far.
Aug 11, 2022
6 Ways to Get More Out of Your Living Room Layout, Small or Large
According to designers!
Aug 9, 2022
Do Red and Purple Go Together? These 6 Design Ideas Prove They Do!
If you’re looking to turn heads with your home’s interior decor, you won’t want to overlook using red and purple as design elements. When it feels like everything has been “done” before, this combo doesn’t disappoint. A color wheel will tell you that red and purple should not be combined, since the hallmark of interior design is the use of contrasting colors or monotone colors to create an interesting space.
Jul 11, 2022
What is a Pillow Sham – And How is it Different From a Pillowcase?
The phrase "sham," at least in the context of bedding, has its origins in trickery.
Jul 11, 2022
This Was the Best Decorating Tip I Learned from 4 Pro Designers
I went to a designer and content creator conference, and got the scoop on the best thing you can do for your home with $100.
Jul 5, 2022
How to Make Ceilings Look Higher: 10 Cool Tricks to Try
High ceilings come with many benefits, like lighter, brighter spaces and cooler rooms in the warm months. While you may not be able to enjoy some of these benefits if you live in a space with 8-foot-ceilings, don’t despair: with a few simple tricks, you can still make your home appear to have higher ceilings. Designers have plenty of tricks for making your ceiling look higher. Below, we’ve included ten key tips for how to make ceilings look higher.
Jun 4, 2022
5 Secrets to Mixing Wood Tones, From an Interior Design Expert
Here's how to make them all mesh.
Jun 4, 2022
20 Breathtaking Bedrooms That Prove Pastels Aren't Just for Nurseries
Pastel bedrooms are making a major comeback, demonstrating that these cheerful hues are for way more than just the nursery or Easter eggs.
Jun 2, 2022
Rugs in the Kitchen? These Ideas May Change Your Mind
Got a rug you’re digging? The kitchen may not be the first place you’d think of putting it. But trust us – a rug in the kitchen may be just the ticket for pulling together your eating space. And while the kitchen can be a dangerous place for textiles (hello, crumbs, grease, red wine spills!) there are plenty of advantages to having a rug in the kitchen.
May 8, 2022
8 Plants You Didn't Know Were Fake from Small/Cool
There were several fake plants sprinkled around Apartment Therapy's Small/Cool NYC event that look so good, I bet you can't tell just by looking at them! And the best part, these fake-but-real-looking plants can be purchased online, so you can snag a few for your own home.
May 3, 2022
This Asheville Apartment Has Big Apple Energy
Thanks to a punchy palette and artistic touches.
Mar 27, 2022
This Investment Educator's Brooklyn Rental Is Compact, Colorful, and Cool
Amanda Holden, also known as "Dumpster.Doggy" on Instagram, is an entrepreneur, educator, and the founder of Invested Development. She aims to answer the question: “How do I teach dusty investing topics without making my students want to stick needles into their eyeballs?”
Mar 7, 2022
This Vintage Seller's New Orleans Home Is Filled With Stunning Secondhand Finds
Vintage seller and interior stylist Carly Sioux is the owner and founder of NO ERA Design, specializing in vintage interiors. And her rental house in New Orleans is both her home and studio.
Mar 3, 2022
8 Interior Design Options for Every Budget and Level of Comfort
Starter Packs
From free online offerings to custom consultations.
Mar 2, 2022
An Interior Designer's Townhome Is a Perfect Example of Eclectic Maximalism
Interior designer Beth Diana Smith considers herself an eclectic maximalist. "I love several design styles so I love to combine them into an eclectic mix. And as a maximalist, I follow a more is more philosophy, however even in maximalism editing is still important."
Feb 21, 2022
This Brooklyn Apartment Masters the Maximal Minimalist Look
It's the perfect happy medium for a young family.
Feb 21, 2022
B&A: A Designer's Oakland Rental Gets a Soothing Refresh for the New Year
When interior designer and artist Sophia E. Aguiñaga realized she'd be moving out of her Oakland rental apartment, she took the opportunity to pare down and refresh the home's style. She re-homed almost everything and used minimalism, ease, and traveling light as a style guide.
Jan 4, 2022
10 Home Design Trends That Are Leaving in 2022
Some of the most popular looks of the last year may be on their way out in the next.
Dec 27, 2021
A Colorful UK Home Wows With Vibrant Rooms, Including the Hallway
Interior and set designer Amy Exton shares this colorful, vintage-filled home with her dog, Presley.
Nov 19, 2021
A 'Blank Slate' 1830s House Got a Gorgeous Budget-Friendly Makeover
When Julia Drye and her husband moved into their 1830s home, it was a blank slate, flipped by previous owners several years before. And out of necessity, Julia tackled the home's makeover on a budget.
Nov 18, 2021
An Austin Home Layered in Texture and Pattern Masters a Monochromatic Aesthetic
Anastasia Casey, the founder of boutique creative agency IDCO Studio, says her goal for designing spaces is for them to "feel collected and elevated, with each piece telling a story."
Nov 17, 2021
This Brownstone in NYC's Little Caribbean Neighborhood Has a Dreamy Garden
Shelley V. Worrell is the founder of caribBEING and led the initiative to designate the Little Caribbean neighborhood. She shares this beautiful Brownstone home in Brooklyn with her husband, Janluk Stanislas (a filmmaker and a co-founder of caribBEING).
Nov 16, 2021
This Family-Friendly Brooklyn Brownstone Is a Dreamy Textile-Filled Home
Becca Crawford, who works at textiles and decor brand St. Frank, fell for the high ceilings and charming pre-war details of this Brooklyn Brownstone; it's the perfect canvas for her enviable collection of gorgeous textiles.
Nov 15, 2021
A Small Denver Rental Shows How Chic Layering Calming Neutrals Can Be
This cute white stucco house that was built in 1939 with really unique Spanish-style architectural features has been layered with calming neutrals to create a cozy and chic home.
Nov 12, 2021