Before &amp After: A Mid-C Modern Bathroom
Designer Gina De Pasquale renovated this Las Vegas residence that needed a little updating throughout. Her work is most impressive in the bathroom where she did a great a job of mixing high and low pieces, all while staying true to the mid-century aesthetic.
Mar 11, 2020
Coffee Table Roundup: Round, Square & Beyond
My search for the perfect coffee table is endless. Not because of a lack of variety, just the opposite. There are tables in so many sizes, shapes and materials that, as often happens to me while decorating, I’m paralyzed by choice.There are so many beautiful options that each new, amazing find just reinforces my idea that committing to one table will, through the evil influence of Murphy’s Law, lead me down a path to an even more perfect choice.Then there are the rules.
Mar 11, 2020
Dolores Umbridge Chic: Doilies, Teacups & Pink Pink Pink
When I used a Good Question about a chair as an excuse to rail against the common use of “grandma” as an insult and propose “Dolores Umbridge” as a far preferable replacement, one commenter mused that now they really wanted to see some awesome examples of Umbridge-chic. All you had to do was ask! Although I’m in favor of using Umbridge as an insult the way we used to use granny, I’m definitely not insulting any of these spaces.
Mar 11, 2020
Living in a Small Space: Three Things that Make a Big Difference
Do you live in a small space? Do people sometimes confuse your bedroom for a closet? Can you reach your kitchen sink from your couch? If you’re looking for ways to make your space more livable without spending a ton, you’ve come to the right place. Here are three classic ways to make living little work for you: 1. Lighting Small is one thing, but small and dark is quite another. Almost nothing has the power to transform the a room like good lighting.
Mar 11, 2020
8 Tips for Mixing Styles at Home (Without Looking Like a Crazy Person)
Homes that layer in different styles are dynamic and interesting. But too much mixing and your eye doesn’t know where to land, and winds up confused and unhappy. The most successful rooms seek some common ground, where everything finds a way to get along. Here are ten ways to mix aesthetics, without getting a raised eyebrow: COLOR: Using a consistent color helps your decor hang well together and look more cohesive.
Mar 11, 2020
4 Things to Do Before Buying New Window Treatments
It pays to know what things to do before you pick out your new window treatment—so you don’t get stuck with something that won’t work.
Mar 10, 2020
Finally! Your “Me” Home: Decorating for Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type
Who knew that four letters could bring so much clarity to your life? It’s like the Myers-Briggs personality test looks deep into your soul to see the most genuine parts of you–the way you make decisions, the way you look at the world. And once you get in tune with those aspects of yourself, you gain a whole new perspective on everything in life, including how you decorate your own home.
Mar 4, 2020
B&A: A Dated Kitchen's Incredibly Colorful Remodel Still Honors Its Retro Roots
This 1920s house's kitchen was old, but not in a charming way. The floor was dirty linoleum, the counters had gross tile and grout, the sink was chipped, and the lighting was ugly fluorescent!
Mar 3, 2020
3 Common Home Items I Wish I Never Bought
I'll be the first to admit that with all of my decorating and redecorating has come a fair share of regret.
Feb 28, 2020
A Cozy, Formerly 'Plain' Condo Proves the Power of Small Updates on a Rental
This designer's biggest goal was infusing a plain, contemporary condo with vintage soul.
Feb 28, 2020
The Small Space Rules Designers Wish You Would Break
Breaking the rules isn't just fun when it comes to design, it can actually pay off in the final product.
Feb 26, 2020
9 Important Design Truths Every Renter Should Remember
Renting can be a pleasure. No real home-owning responsibilities, you’re free to put down temporary roots and not worry about the roof. Renting can also be a pain and source of frustration, though, when you don’t have total control over the look of your space. When you can’t paint the walls, knock down elements or do the kind of customizing you dream of. But a home that inspires, motivates, functions and looks like you is still within your temporary reach.
Feb 26, 2020
8 Interior Designers on the One Decor Piece that Got Away
If only there was a way to turn back the clock.
Feb 25, 2020
25 Easy No-Fail Bathroom Design Ideas to Try This Year
From swing-arm sconces to statement mirrors, these foolproof ideas will make decorating your bathroom a breeze.
Feb 20, 2020
B&A: A Buenos Aires Apartment Is Restored to Its Former Beauty, and Then Some
It was in rough shape, but thankfully many of the home's GORGEOUS original architectural details were still intact.
Feb 20, 2020
5 Bedroom Design Mistakes You Might Be Making (& Their Fast Fixes)
...and their fast fixes.
Feb 18, 2020
The 7 Deadly Sins of Trying to Recreate ‘Fixer Upper’ Style
It's not as easy as it looks on "Fixer Upper." Well, unless you have a stockpile of vintage treasures, your own line at Target, and a partner in crime like Chip.
Feb 7, 2020
How to Make an Easy, No-Sew Cushion
If you read the January Cure diaries, you probably saw my window seats, both bare and then with cushions. If you’re interested, here’s how I made the cushions in about an hour. FoamUpholstery fabricPlywood SheetsThin Batting (Optional) Measuring TapeScissorsHammer or Rubber MalletStaple Gun (with staples of course)Foam CutterKnife, electric or otherwise1. Measure your space and cut foam to the same dimensions.
Feb 6, 2020
4 Tips for Sourcing That Antique Piece You've Always Dreamed Of
We got to chat with Kelly Wearstler after she decorated the new Santa Monica Proper hotel with one-of-a-kind gems.
Feb 6, 2020
7 Spaces That Prove a Full Sized Sofa Isn’t the Be-All, End-All of Living Room Design
It's totally possible to make a living room work—and work well—without a large-scale sofa. You just have to be down for a not quite traditional layout.
Feb 6, 2020
Rooms from Classic British Movies and TV Shows, Reimagined
From 'Harry Potter' to 'Wallace and Gromit.'
Feb 2, 2020
10 Colors That Make Great Accent Walls
To help take the guesswork out of giving your space a quick and easy refresh, we rounded up our favorite no-fail shades.
Jan 29, 2020
This Divisive Kitchen Trend Is Not Going Anywhere in 2019
It may not be for everyone, but it looks like this trend is here to stay, at least for the foreseeable future.
Jan 24, 2020
The Anatomy of an Instagrammable Living Room
When you're on the 'gram regularly, you start noticing certain items popping up time and time again.
Jan 24, 2020
How To Properly Light a Living Room
Here at Apartment Therapy we’re big fans of considered lighting, and the way doing it right can completely change the look and feel of a space. It’s particularly important in the living room, where we often spend quite a bit of time. However it’s a tricky space to strike the right lighting balance, thanks to the many different functions the living room serves. Read on for some tips: The first step when lighting any room is to ask yourself: what happens here?
Jan 17, 2020
These Are The Most Photographed Hotel Bathrooms on Instagram
Freestanding tubs galore!
Jan 17, 2020
7 Stylish Ways to Spruce Up Your Staircase
Talk about a grand entrance.
Jan 9, 2020
7 Professional Organizers Share Their Favorite IKEA Products
Some of their picks might surprise you!
Jan 9, 2020
Move Over Shiplap, Nickel Gap Is the Siding Style You Need to Know
What if I told you there was an alternative out there to those kind of finicky, often expensive overlapping wood boards Joanna Gaines made so popular?
Jan 7, 2020
A Moody Virginia House Inspired by Edgar Allen Poe Is a Gothic Lover's Dream
There are dramatically dark wall colors, a green velvet couch and matching chairs, an onyx coffee table, and a huge living room mural.
Jan 6, 2020
A Dark and Moody London Home Has a Must-See, Light-Filled Solarium
The whole home is full of warm calm coziness coupled with an elegant aesthetic charm.
Jan 3, 2020
A Remodeled Canadian House Has Beautiful Nordic and English Cottage Vibes
Camille Charland classic 1920s "shingle" type house has lots of white, wood, marble, paneling and antiques.
Jan 3, 2020
Before & After: A Plain Bedroom Gets a Surprisingly Sweet Refresh
It features furniture from Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie, a pretty pale pink wallpaper mural, and the cutest shell-shaped pillows.
Dec 20, 2019
10 No-Cost Ways to Redecorate Your Home for the New Year
New year, new look.
Dec 23, 2019
B&A: A Brooklyn Apartment Proves Family Heirlooms and Decluttering Can Coexist
Before the makeover, this apartment was loaded down with too many family hand-me-downs and was overcrowded, dark, and disorganized.
Dec 21, 2019
Cow Hollow Home Gets a Pro Makeover
Name: Broderick St. Location: Cow Hollow; San Francisco, California Size: Approximately 7580 square feet About: Remodeled in 2013. 7 bed, 7 full baths/2 half baths. My interior design firm just completed a project that I am practically drooling over. Our client gave me the ok to photograph the completed project and share it with you, so we can all drool together! The property is going for a cool $11.
Dec 19, 2019
Poke Acupuncture’s New Spot On Melrose
Name: Russell Brown // Poke AcupunctureLocation: Los Angeles, CA The last time we visited Russell’s office at Poke Acupuncture, he was at his old location in West Hollywood. Just in the past couple months, he’s moved to an actual storefront and brought his DIY talent to this incredibly curated new office space. Succulents, fine art, books and hand crafted furniture are just some of the truly awesome elements of this acupuncture office.
Dec 19, 2019
Carly & Chip’s Resourceful & Refined Home
Name: Carly, Chip and their dog Lucy Location: Pacific Heights — San Francisco, California Size: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: 3 — rented Carly, Chip and Lucy live down the street from Alta Vista Park, in an apartment set on the hillside overlooking San Francisco. On top of their serene location, there is something about this couple’s home that draws you in and makes you want to stay.
Dec 19, 2019
Allison & Steve’s Bethesda Masterpiece
Name: Allison, Steve, and their sons, Ethan and JeremyLocation: Bethesda, MarylandSize: 4 bedrooms and guest houseYears lived in: 2 Today’s House Tour is a bit of a detour from the beloved small, homespun spaces that we often showcase. When interior architect, Miriam Dillon, introduced us to Allison and Steve’s magnificent home, we knew that we couldn’t help but share it with our readers.
Dec 19, 2019
A Former Church Turned Bachelor Pad Is Reborn Once Again, as Home for a Couple
Collaborating on redecorating this home was the biggest—and most rewarding—challenge they’ve had to overcome as a couple.
Dec 19, 2019
Before & After: A Dated ’80s House Is Unrecognizable After This Cheery, Modern Remodel
And it features some sleek, clever built-in ideas for the kitchen and bathroom you'll be inspired by.
Dec 19, 2019
Before & After: A Dated 1970s House Got a Jaw-Dropping Modern Remodel, Is Now Totally Unrecognizable
After quite a few months of casually house shopping, a 1970s house in a great location came up and this couple had to go for it; it just had too much potential.
Dec 19, 2019
A Creative Family Crafted a Supportive, Modern Home
Co-Founder of Wolf + Friends Carissa Tozzi shares this home with husband Dino, their six-year-old son Wolf, and their rescue pup, Pepito.
Dec 19, 2019
A (Seemingly) Counterintuitive Trick That’s a Must for Small Spaces
It may seem counterintuitive, but it works!
Dec 19, 2019
10 Budget-Friendly Bathroom Buys That Will Make Your Small Space Work Harder
Without breaking the bank.
Dec 18, 2019
Proof That Black Rooms Don’t Have to Be Gloomy
The color might have the reputation of being gloomy and moody, but when done right it's anything but depressing.
Dec 16, 2019
The Surprising Kitchen Trend We’re Starting to See More Of
It immediately adds personality to the space.
Dec 12, 2019
6 Retro Trends That Are Starting to Stage a Comeback
I thought it would be fun to poll a few designers and study a few lookbooks to see what vintage trends might make their way to the forefront again in 2019.
Dec 10, 2019
Before & After: Thanks to Smart Budget Ideas, a Dated Kitchen Is Much Improved
The total budget for the renovation was a lot less than you might think, too.
Dec 5, 2019
This 400-Square-Foot Narrow Boat Is the Cutest Floating Home, Possibly Ever
Smart storage and sleek style make this small houseboat the perfect home AND office for a designing couple.
Dec 5, 2019
A Countdown of the Most Gorgeous Living Rooms We Saw in 2019
These are some of the most beautiful living rooms of 2019... is your favorite of the year on the list?
Dec 4, 2019
This Interior Stylist’s Small Stockholm Apartment Has Gorgeous Wallpaper and a Commode in the Hallway (Really!)
She embraced the fact that it's small, using faded and warm colors to make it feel cozy rather than trying to make it look bigger.
Dec 2, 2019
This 1920s Cuban Victorian Is a Perfect, Patterned, Colorful Dream
Colorful Spanish tile floors, an ornate door, high ceilings, stained glass, a big front porch, and two huge bougainvillea trees that encircle the front patio... this is a color and texture lovers dream.
Nov 22, 2019
Design Dictionary: What’s the Difference Between a Couch and a Sofa?
Do the two words really mean the same thing? Where did they come from? And what, then, are a settee and a loveseat?
Nov 19, 2019
Spring Forward: 10 Tips to Update, Refresh & Modernize Your Home
The ushering in of spring on Tuesday may have gone unnoticed due to the lack of a proper winter in many regions of the US, but it is here, nonetheless! And with the change in seasons comes longer days, outdoor dining, blooming flowers, and an opportunity to renew and refresh your space. Take a break from preparing taxes and consider these 10 tips for reviving your abode; and please share your tips!
Nov 18, 2019
A Fresh Coat of Paint and New Light Fixtures Elevate This Rental House
Because Sarah and her husband rent, they are limited in remodeling, but a fresh coat of paint and some new light fixtures is a quick and easy way to elevate your space!
Nov 14, 2019
Another UK Home Has a Deliciously Dark and Dramatic Color Palette
This home's style is simple, dark, and moody.
Nov 13, 2019
A Stylish Home Sports Problem-Solving DIYs and a Smart Furniture Layout
Interior designer Jess Diab's home has an L.A. mid-century modern feel with a focus on contemporary artists and their stories.
Nov 7, 2019
Look Back on 500 Years of Living Rooms In 90 Seconds
These 12 design styles span half a millennium.
Nov 4, 2019
How One Interior Designer Changed Her Approach After a Cancer Diagnosis
Now that she has a moment to reflect back on her diagnosis, the treatment that followed and how her life has changed now that she’s in remission, Gaxiola says that experiencing cancer tested her in every way possible and also served to "magnify her senses."
Oct 18, 2019
Stars Hollow Fans, Check Out These 6 Living Rooms Inspired by ‘Gilmore Girls’ Characters
Saturday, October 5 marks 19 (!!) years since we were introduced to the chattiest mother-daughter duo to ever cross our screens.
Oct 5, 2019
10 Top Decorating Lessons, According to Interior Designers
We're giving you a crash course in interior design excellence.
Oct 4, 2019
An Interior Design Couple's Buenos Aires Home Will Take Your Breath Away
This English-style townhouse has construction details not often found in Buenos Aires, let alone in rentals.
Oct 2, 2019
Your Definitive Guide to Transitional Kitchens
We're breaking down this popular kitchen style from floor to ceiling.
Oct 2, 2019
The Rug Pattern That Can Work Pretty Much Anywhere (And 10 Rooms That Prove It)
No need to fret or sweat over which kind of rug to get to add a little spice to your ____ room. Go with this bold choice—it's surprisingly classic and these rooms prove it.
Sep 11, 2019
10 Scandinavian Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following If You Love Design
Welcome to Scandi Week—Apartment Therapy’s seven-day focus on all-things Scandinavia (often defined as the countries of Sweden, Denmark, and Norway). Sometimes it seems like the whole world is obsessed with trying to copy this corner of the globe, from its timeless style aesthetic to its now-famous coziness rituals. For the next week, we’ll take a look at all of it—cleaning, pop culture, and of course tons of eye-popping design inspiration.
Sep 9, 2019
9 of the Most Gorgeous Entryways We’ve Ever Seen
These nine homes don't just have good-looking entryways, they have one-of-a-kind spaces that match their home's personality perfectly.
Sep 6, 2019
Design Classics: Oriental Rugs
You don’t have to be able to tell an Arak from a Tabriz to appreciate how good either rug looks in a room. They work well with modern or traditional decor, and they only get better with age.Classy and classic, oriental rugs are a reliably stylish way to add color, pattern, and history to almost any room in your house. They’ll add interest to a hallway (Image 10) and give a grownup feel to a nursery (Image 2).
Aug 28, 2019
Literary Style: 15 Writers’ Bedrooms
It’s true; we find the secret lives of others fascinating. Especially if those others are writers. We get to know them through their work, and we yearn to learn more about them as people… We feel a kinship, with their experiences or with their characters, and we begin to imagine what their lives must be like. We read biographies about them, tour their homes and visit their graves, all in an effort to gain insight into their own particular genius.
Aug 21, 2019
Our Favorite Finds From H&M’s Fall Home Collection
While the official theme of the line is "romantic opulence," and the pieces certainly look high-end, the price tags are still fast-fashion.
Aug 20, 2019