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This Holiday Party Idea Is Relaxed and Heartfelt — and It’s Our Lifestyle Director’s Favorite Modern TraditionSponsored
At the risk of sounding cliché, the holidays really are about who you spend them with. We love to get into the festive spirit with sparkly decor, seasonal recipes, and holiday tunes, but the most important thing is celebrating with the people you love. As Apartment Therapy’s Executive Lifestyle Director, Charli is a nonstop source of creativity, from home decor and hosting tips to gift ideas. That’s the spirit behind Charli Penn’s “holiday wishes” party.
Dec 4, 2023
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This Robot Vacuum Fixed All of Our Pain Points About Robot VacuumsSponsored
No but really, why are robots round?
Dec 1, 2023
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7 Simple Tips for Prioritizing Wellness at Home This WinterSponsored
There’s so much to look forward to each year as the temperatures start to drop: the parties, the first fall of snow, the universal understanding that we should all cancel our plans and stay in.But the colder months also mark the return of cold and flu season, one part of cozy season we all wish we could avoid.
Nov 30, 2023
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The 3 Best IKEA Storage Solutions That Create a Functional Entryway in Any Size SpaceSponsored
A great entryway is like a warm welcome: Whether you’re opening the door to old friends or new guests, it’s your first chance to make them feel at home in your space. It shows off a bit of your personality, hints at your style, and creates a place for guests to shed their coats and get comfortable. And even if you don’t think you have the space for this kind of functional entryway, we’re here to tell you that you do.
Nov 29, 2023
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Our House Tours Director Sees Lots of Homes, and This Is the Single IKEA Piece She Can’t Live WithoutSponsored
Behind every stylish home is at least one great storage solution. Whatever your aesthetic, it’s only improved by pieces that keep clutter contained so your space can shine. And this time of year, we seem to need a little bit more storage for just about everything. Holiday decorations, tableware for entertaining, extra bedding for overnight guests: It all adds up to a busier home, in more ways than one.
Nov 27, 2023
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Make This the Year You Go All Out with an Epic Holiday Light ShowSponsored
This time of year, there’s nothing more magical than a snowy scene of holiday lights twinkling in the night sky or glowing in the window. Contrary to what Clark Griswold would have you believe, turning your home’s facade into a full-on light show doesn’t have to be an extreme sport. It’s a lot easier now! And way more fun.
Nov 20, 2023
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The WFH Upgrades That Can (Actually!) Improve Your Well-BeingSponsored
Picture it: 2023, your WFH space. You’d think by now we’d have it all figured out, but do we really? The answer is: There’s always room for improvement!Peggy Lin, a producer at Apartment Therapy, shared a look at her WFH setup that’s focused on maximizing well-being at work.
Nov 13, 2023
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This Y2K-Inspired Desk Setup Proves Keyboards (Yes, Keyboards) Can Be StylishSponsored
Fact: The best WFH space is the one that works for you. Finding the right tools to get the job done is the main goal for any desk setup — but a good dose of style doesn’t hurt, either.Logitech® is on a mission to deliver the right equipment, both practically and stylishly, to everyone’s office space. To see how well their designs can enhance any setup, look to Apartment Therapy Social Media Manager Sam O’Brochta’s Y2K-inspired desk.
Nov 9, 2023
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The 3 WFH Styles — and How Each One Should Set Up Their WorkspaceSponsored
At this point, you’ve probably carved out the space to comfortably work from home. Maybe it’s a corner of the couch, a seat at the kitchen table, or a dedicated office (with a door and everything!). But if the spot where you send emails and join meetings doesn’t jibe with the way you work, then your WFH setup can only work so well.
Nov 6, 2023
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10 Paint Colors That Will Be Big in 2024, According to Benjamin Moore’s ExpertsSponsored
It’s the most colorful time of the year! If you’ve been planning a paint project or are suddenly inspired to add more color to your walls, look to Benjamin Moore’s 2024 Color of the Year: the delightfully violet-and-blue-hued Blue Nova 825. Feeling the blues has never felt so good.
Oct 27, 2023
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How to Fall in Love with Your RentalSponsored
There’s a temptation not get too attached to your rental. Just keep things casual for now, you think, because who knows where you’ll be in one, three, five years? Why invest in something if you don’t know it will last? Because this is where you are right now and you deserve to enjoy your life right now; that’s why.
Oct 3, 2023
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Black, White, and In Between: How to Make These Colors WorkSponsored
This has been a big week for us! Apartment Therapy — a site that has so much to say about color — went black-and-white. Along with many sites around the web, we’ve donated our color this week to raise awareness for National Painting Week (May 19–29), a week dedicated to the power of color and transformation where Sherwin-Williams will celebrate by donating to communities in need and completing projects during the month of May and all year long.
Oct 3, 2023
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What Color Is Your Region Searching For?
Despite what political pundits may lead you to believe, America is way more colorful than just a bunch of red and blue states. We took a look at data we’ve learned from Color Search — the ultimate tool powered by Sherwin-Williams® for using Apartment Therapy House Tours to find the perfect palette inspired — to see what colors every U.S. region really identifies with.
Oct 3, 2023
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We Just Changed the Color Search Game: Search By Room!
We don’t want to brag (much), but Color Search — the Sherwin-Williams® powered tool that helps you turn House Tour color schemes into your own paint palettes — is one of our favorite AT creations. We love making our HUGE archive of House Tour images even more useful to readers — and what’s more useful than turning someone’s real-life inspiration into your own real-life results?
Oct 3, 2023
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3 Innovative Design Degrees That Will Make the World a Better Place
Good design makes our lives better in so many ways. Wherever we are, myriad design choices are shaping our experiences in ways we might not be aware of — but you can be sure the designer thought of everything.If you’ve been considering a career in design that makes a difference, the New York School of Interior Design can help you unlock this beautiful world of possibilities.
Sep 27, 2023
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See How This Fall’s Big Trend Can Work in 5 Rooms of the Home
This season, we’re setting our clocks way back: to the 1970s. Our favorite design trend of the fall is inspired by that dreamy decade’s desert hues, earthy materials, and sun-baked vibes. It takes that nostalgic charm and gives it a modern twist, for a fresh and timeless style that can work in just about every room — which is exactly what we did.
Sep 25, 2023
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3 Easy Takeaways That Show How This Before & After Nailed the “Modern Retro” Aesthetic
When Leslie moved cross-country from LA to Chicago, she found a dreamy city apartment with floor-to-ceiling views, hardwood floors, and modern conveniences. She was having trouble deciding on an aesthetic for her new-build bedroom — one of those all too familiar spaces that at first presents as an exciting blank canvas, but quickly reveals itself as a tricky style challenge. But the Brownstone Boys stepped in with a groovy idea: a subtle ode to ’70s style.
Sep 25, 2023
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Two Designers Share the Affordable Tips That Helped Them Pull Off Their Own B&As
It’s not hyperbole to say we love pretty much everything that both Katie Zamprioli and the Brownstone Boys design. In New York, the Brownstone Boys (aka Jordan and Barry) restore the city’s iconic architectural style and add vintage-inspired touches for modern living. In Los Angeles, Katie uses her richly layered aesthetic to create delightfully maximalist spaces full of wit and charm.
Sep 25, 2023
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Before & After: This White-Box Bedroom Got Warm ’70s Style from an Unexpected — and Affordable — Source
When Leslie relocated from Los Angeles to Chicago, she found a gorgeous new apartment with gleaming hardwood floors, tall windows, and Windy City views. She wanted to add personality to her new-build bedroom but was having trouble settling on a style. So we brought in reinforcements: the Brownstone Boys.Jordan and Barry specialize in restoring their namesake architectural style, and they love helping folks solve design riddles in their own homes.
Sep 25, 2023
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Before & After: This Designer Completely Glammed Up Her Entryway with Surprisingly Affordable Furnishings
We have a pretty big design crush on designer Katie Zamprioli. She’s never met a candy-colored hue she can’t style, and her maximalist mixture of vintage finds and quirky accents is expert-level. (Not many homes can pull off a fried egg dining table.) So when Katie wanted to refresh her entryway, we couldn’t wait to see what she chose. “I wanted furniture and decor that better complemented the wallpaper,” she says.
Sep 19, 2023
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Before & After: One of Our Favorite Design Duos Made a Retro “Conversation Corner” in Their Study and We’re Obsessed with Their Choices
Jordan and Barry, aka The Brownstone Boys, are living the dream. First, this DIY- and design-savvy duo turned their passion for Brooklyn brownstones into a gorgeous home for themselves. Then they started a renovation business to help other lovers of this classic architectural style restore their spaces to full glory. While the Brownstone Boys have already done enough DIYs and projects for their home to be completely stunning, they’re always down for new ideas.
Sep 19, 2023
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6 Smart Ways to Personalize Your Home — and Make It More Secure
Some home innovations are so game-changing that, once you have them, it’s hard to imagine life without them. Smart products definitely fall into that category. Whether you’re setting the thermostat remotely or asking Alexa to reorder toilet paper, it’s amazing to consider all the ways that technology has made our lives at home easier — and safer.
Sep 1, 2023
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Now That We’re All Thinking About Air Quality at Home, Let’s Talk About What We’re Breathing In
If you want to feel really accomplished right now, here’s a fun fact: according to experts, we take about 22,000 breaths a day. Give yourself a pat on the back (or chest) for that accomplishment. That said, it’s obvious to everyone that we’ve recently had some major wake-up calls in terms of the quality of the air we breathe. Extreme events, such as the wildfires we’ve seen this summer, affected air quality for millions. But there’s more in the mix than that.
Aug 29, 2023
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5 Smart, Stylish Ways to Accessorize an Open Kitchen
Open kitchens are — and this is a technical design term — so much fun. Abundant natural light, beautiful open shelving, and unobstructed access to the party you’re hosting, even while you prep dinner. What’s not to love?After a nine-month renovation that delivered the kitchen/dining area of their dreams, Kirsten and her husband were excited to bring it to life with their clean, modern style.
Aug 18, 2023
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14 Things in This Open Kitchen-Dining Makeover That Just Make Sense for Entertaining
After nine long months of renovations, Kirsten and her husband couldn’t wait to get started turning their open-concept kitchen/dining area into the entertaining epicenter they’d been dreaming of.“The kitchen and dining area felt like it could be the heart of the home and the center of fun when friends came over,” Kirsten says. “The new open plan felt warm and welcoming — a perfect place for guests to relax.
Aug 18, 2023
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6 Tips for Designing a Stylish, Modern Dining Room
The phrase “open concept” calls to mind breezy rooms, natural light, and fluid movement from one space to the next. And after nine months of construction dust in their L.A. home, that’s exactly what Kirsten and her husband had: Their newly completed kitchen and dining room renovation created a bright, airy footprint for entertaining family and friends. But it was also, for a moment, a big empty space.
Aug 18, 2023
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Our Lifestyle Expert’s Glam Micro-Makeover Gave Her Entryway a Smart Design — for All the Senses
You know that one accessory, maybe it’s a statement necklace or a cool pair of sneakers, that instantly makes any outfit 10 percent more stylish? There are spots in our homes like that too. They don’t take much work to shine (that’s the whole point!), yet they look amazing. And they make the rest of your home look amazing too.
Aug 15, 2023
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Our Home Design Director’s Room Refresh Uses a Tried-and-True Shortcut
Sometimes when a room needs a little reboot, the possibilities (and the square footage) can make change seem a little overwhelming. But we know a shortcut to refreshing any room’s vibe in an afternoon: Find your focal point.That’s what Apartment Therapy’s Executive Home Director Danielle Blundell did when her living room felt a bit uninspired.
Aug 15, 2023
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This Sunny California Home Got a Whole New Summer Vibe with Just a Few Tweaks
Sometimes your space doesn’t need a stuff refresh as much as it needs a mood refresh. Sure, you might want to add a new element or two, but the goal is more about cultivating a new vibe than creating a new visual effect. This feeling often hits in the summertime, with its effervescent energy that has us wanting to do all the things. For Emily Paloma Sanchez, that means more get-togethers with friends in her chic SoCal home.
Aug 15, 2023
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How This Bedroom Got Way Cozier with Almost No Effort
Part of designing a stylish and comfortable room is thinking about how you want it to feel. Whether you’re talking about furniture, paint colors, scents, or textiles, mood is what brings all those elements together into a look — and a vibe — that you love. And when it comes to decorating the bedroom, that vibe is a no-brainer: cozy cozy cozy! DIYer and design lover Elisa Mastrocolla wanted to give her bedroom an extra dose of snuggly energy without doing much work.
Aug 15, 2023
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Our Lifestyle Expert Swears by “Sofa Dates” — Here Are Her Must-Haves for a Cozy Night In
Going out is fun, but staying in is divine. No reservations? Wonderful. Soft pants? Yes, please. We at Apartment Therapy think that doing nothing is underrated, which is why we’re celebrating our right to relax in honor of National Lazy Day. (It’s officially August 10, but really, it’s as often as you want it to be.) And here’s a secret: relaxed, restorative nights in can feel just as special as nights out.That’s a vibe that La-Z-Boy® understands.
Aug 9, 2023
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Our Home Project Expert’s Artsy Lazy Day Proves You Can Be Lazy AND Creative
When was the last time you stayed home and played? If your answer was “middle school,” then hear us out: Canceling your plans in favor of some low-key indoor activities is kind of the greatest and you should try it immediately. It’s just one of the ways that we at Apartment Therapy are honoring National Lazy Day: August 10 on the calendar; every day in our hearts. A lazy day is a moment to appreciate all the reasons that staying in is way more fun than going out.
Aug 9, 2023
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Here’s How Our Culture Expert Recreates the (Lazy) Movie Theater Experience at Home
Sometimes the plans you’re most excited about aren’t really plans at all: They’re the low-key, low-effort activities that happen when you don’t feel like making a big fuss. That’s why we’re honoring National Lazy Day (August 10 — but every day, honestly) with a celebration of all the ways that staying in can feel way more fun than going out. Spoiler alert: There are a lot of ’em.
Aug 9, 2023
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Our Editor’s Lazy Self-Care Day is Big on Books, Wine, and Snacks
Sometimes, self-care can sound a little too much like work. (If you’ve ever struggled to get the perfect coat of polish using your non-dominant hand, then you know what we mean.) On those days, self-care is about doing less of everything. And here at Apartment Therapy, we’re honoring National Lazy Day (officially recognized on August 10 but celebrated whenever we feel like it) by embracing the idea of doing less and resting more.La-Z-Boy® knows all about that.
Aug 9, 2023
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This Furniture Rental Service Is the Perfect Combo of Convenience and Style
“Forever homes” tend to get all the attention, but sometimes home is temporary. From sojourns in new cities to landing pads before a bigger move, there are all kinds of reasons why we might not want to spend forever-home energy (and dollars!) in our current living space. But whether you’re between more permanent solutions or just haven’t figured out what decor you want to invest in, you can still make your space your own.
Aug 3, 2023
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This College Student Gave His Bathroom a Warm, Sophisticated Glow-Up for Less Than $100
For University of Miami architecture and interior design student Benedetto Rebecca, a beautiful home isn’t just a perk — it’s his major. When he lived in a dorm, he made the cinder-block space feel serene with textured curtains and warm neutral bedding. Now he shares a stylish off-campus house with friends, and he wanted to start the new school year by giving his bathroom a grown-up refresh on a student budget. “It felt a little too cold,” Benny says.
Jul 28, 2023
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Behind the Before & After: The Easy Design Principles that Made this “Secret Garden” Makeover a Success
As a floral designer, Rachel Clark tended to keep her space neutral so that her designs could shine. But when her white walls started to feel boring, she wanted a refresh that added color but stayed subtle enough to let her decor — from floral arrangements to vintage furnishings — have center stage. The result was part art gallery, part secret garden, and all Rachel. But it didn’t happen by accident: A lot of choices go into one pretty “after”!
Jul 20, 2023
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This Is the (Free!) Online Tool Design Enthusiasts Have Been Waiting For
Admit it: You’ve got that house. The one where guests always gush over your great taste and even better ideas, from furniture and gallery walls to paint colors and pattern-mixing. Maybe you’re even taking on projects for family and friends, selling your furniture flips, or sharing DIYs on social media. If you’re dreaming of taking your design skills to the next level, there’s a free and easy way to start.
Jul 18, 2023
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Behind the Before & After: The Simple Concepts that Informed This Bold-Yet-Homey Makeover
For artist and musician Raquel Lily, their home is an extension of their creative life. Raquel loves bold colors and big design statements, but they weren’t sure what hue to choose for their living room. As the first place visitors see, and the location of band rehearsals and other work projects, the room needed a shot of fresh energy.
Jul 13, 2023
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Behind the Before & After: The Clever Choices That Inspired this Colorful Makeover
When engineer-turned-comedian Ayanna wanted to add some color to her white-box Brooklyn studio apartment, we jumped at the chance to play with paint. Ayanna wanted to let her “controlled maximalist” style shine without taking over the 487-square-foot space,  plus she needed a photogenic backdrop for recording videos and auditions. The result was dramatic, cozy, and as full of personality as the performer herself.
Jun 30, 2023
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Overstock’s “Design Boards” Will Change the Way You Plan (and Shop for) Your Spaces
Every room starts with a vision. It gets filled in as you go — this lighting, that sofa — until your idea is so real you can almost see it. Or, until you can actually see it. That’s the idea behind Overstock’s new Design Boards: They organize all of your ideas and help you bring spaces to life.
Jun 27, 2023
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This Smart Light Curtain Lets You Change Your Style as Often as You Change Your Era
One of the most surprising hurdles people run into when designing their own homes is coming to terms with the permanence of it all. Sure, you may love your sofa when you originally commit to it, but what happens if your tastes change as the years go by? The same question stands for your wall color, your linens, pretty much every element of your home.
Jun 26, 2023
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Before & After: An Artist’s Living Room Gets a Big, Bold Dose of Warm Color
Every aspect of Raquel Lily‘s life bursts with creativity, from their blossoming music career and cheerful fashion to their eclectic Atlanta home. But while this artist is never afraid to go bold, they weren’t sure which paint color would best bring their living room walls to life.“Being a total fan of statement colors, it was hard for me to commit to a shade,” they say.
Jun 26, 2023
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Before & After: An Exciting Paint Project Gives This Bedroom a Cool, Contemporary Update
There was already a lot to love about Dian and Tim’s primary bedroom. It got great natural light and, like the rest of their Chicago condo, had a lovely mix of architectural charm and modern updates. (Built in the 1880s, the condo building was rehabbed in the early 2000s.) But when it came to giving the white walls a coat of personality, Dian was so overwhelmed by the color choices that she didn’t know where to begin.
Jun 23, 2023
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Before & After: This Floral Designer’s NYC Apartment Feels Like a Sun-Kissed Garden
As a floral designer with her own business creating gorgeous arrangements and installations, Rachel Clark loves to let her decor speak for itself. She’s tended to keep the walls of her New York apartment neutral so that her flowers and knick-knacks can shine. But lately, those white walls were feeling a bit boring.“I love cool, neutral tones with fun accents, organized clutter, and a mix of vintage and modern pieces,” Rachel says.
Jun 20, 2023
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Before & After: A New Coat of Paint Makes this Windowless Bathroom Feel Fresh and Serene
There was nothing wrong with the guest bathroom in Dian and Tim’s cute Chicago condo, per se. But with white walls, a gray floor, and no windows, it just felt blah and dark — even with the couple’s contemporary, mid-century touches. And it certainly didn’t have the modern, airy charm of the rest of their home.Dian knew she wanted to use color to inject some energy into the bathroom, but with so many possibilities, she wasn’t sure what direction to go in.
Jun 19, 2023
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Before & After: An Easy Paint Project Takes a Home Office from Dated to Sophisticated
Dian and Tim’s Chicago condo is the definition of “good bones”: Their 1880s building was rehabbed in the early 2000s, so it has that dreamy combo of architectural character and modern updates. In such a fresh space, the design possibilities are endless — so much so that Dian felt overwhelmed by all the options.This was especially true when it came to painting.
Jun 15, 2023
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“Dark Academia” Is the Moody Design Trend of Your Collegiate Dreams — and You Can Rent (Yes, Rent) the Look
No matter how much you love design, sometimes your space is decidedly “in-between.” It’s just life! Maybe you’re saving up for your dream home, and your couch is on its last legs (literally). Or you’re relocating to a new city, but your first stop is temporary while you find the right spot. Or perhaps you know you want to change up your space’s aesthetic, but you’re still finding the style you want.
Jun 14, 2023
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This Robotic Vacuum Is What You’ve Been Waiting for If You Have Kids, Pets, or Want a Lazy Summer
I’m a lazy cleaner and am not ashamed to admit it. For years, I’ve relied on a robot vacuum to help free up my Saturday mornings, but I’ve always been skeptical of robot vacuum/mop hybrids. I thought mopping required a little more elbow grease than a robot could muster.That was before I met this robot.
Jun 13, 2023
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Before & After: This 487-Square-Foot Studio Apartment’s Colorful Experiment Paid Off Big Time
Fans of Ayanna Dookie‘s comedy might recognize her home workspace: The engineer-turned-performer often films clips in this corner of her Brooklyn studio apartment, using her stunning cheetah print wallpaper as a backdrop. Ayanna wanted the rest of her space to match that wall’s vibrancy and style and her “controlled maximalist” approach to design — while also feeling like a personal sanctuary post-divorce.
Jun 12, 2023
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3 Clever Ways to Give a Room Multiple Functions — and One Cohesive Style
Working from home, working out from home, hosting friends, hanging as a family: We ask a lot of our houses. Sometimes, we have to get creative to make everything happen in the same place while keeping our style intact.For professional photographer Samantha and her husband, the challenge was making their eclectic and artsy Los Angeles living room more efficient and multifunctional for the whole family.
Jun 8, 2023
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5 Tips for Creating a Cute, Cozy, Kid-Friendly Play Area
If you have little ones in your house, you know that — while they’re adorable — they’re not always the neatest. Between crayon marks on walls and toys all over the carpet, it’s tough to hit the right balance between wanting your kids to have fun and wanting your house to look its best. But it’s possible!Creating a dedicated play area in your living room can be a great way to corral the fun without compromising your design style.
Jun 8, 2023
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13 Things in This Living Room Makeover That Are Fun Enough for Kids — and Stylish Enough for Adults
When Samantha and her family moved into their Los Angeles apartment, it was a big space upgrade — especially the 200-square-foot living room big enough for chill family hangs, parties with friends, and playtime for the kids. But moving into a larger place meant that their furniture and artwork weren’t quite to scale with the room, leaving it feeling a little disorganized and haphazard.
Jun 8, 2023
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5 Vital Things to Do at Home Before You Travel
In the days before a big trip, our to-do lists just seem to get longer: Pack an extra phone charger! Pick up that prescription refill! Don’t forget to check in for your flight! There’s so much to remember when preparing yourself for travel that it can be easy to forget to prepare your house, too.Making sure your home is safe and sound while you’re gone is a crucial part of travel prep — but luckily, it’s not complicated.
Jun 1, 2023
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Your Favorite Colors, Room by Room
Back in April, with the launch of Color Search 3.0, we introduced the new Search by Room tool which lets you pick a palette and specify a room to find color inspiration from our House Tours. After a few months (and thousands of Color Searches) we were curious to boldly go where no Color Searcher has gone before! We dove into all that data to see what the most popular Sherwin-Williams® Color Searches have been, room by room.
May 22, 2023
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5 Unexpected Things That Will Really Help Dog Owners Keep Their Pups Safe
Our dogs are family — and like family, we want to take the best care of them that we possibly can. That includes some obvious preparations to keep them safe and healthy every day: a sturdy harness and leash for walks, puzzle toys to keep their minds stimulated, and nutritious treats for when they’re the goodest boys and girls. (So, always.)There are also additional precautions you might not think of at first that can pay off big in peace of mind.
May 19, 2023
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Give Your Home a Summer Refresh with This Much-Loved Overstock Collection — And Yes, There’s a Big Sale on Now
What’s our favorite way to get excited about summer? Updating our space! There’s something about these brighter days that helps us see our home in a whole new way. Maybe you want to take advantage of your living room’s natural light, turn your patio into a sun-drenched oasis, or get your dining room ready for summertime gatherings. We say ride that warm-weather energy and give your living, dining, or outdoor area a fresh new look.
May 15, 2023
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This Furniture Will Help You Love Your Outdoor Space as Much as Your Indoor Space — Maybe More
It’s almost summer, also known as spend-every-possible-second-outside season. If you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor space at home, don’t just drag your beach chairs out of the basement and call it a day. Terraces, patios, backyards — they all become additional rooms when the weather is right. And just like inside, a thoughtfully designed space that matches your style will reward you every time you fire up the grill, sit outside to read, or nap in the shade.
May 4, 2023
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This Furniture Rental Service Lets You Try Quality, Timeless Trends — and Change Your Style Every Season
There are times in life when “home” is decidedly in flux. Maybe you’re moving, living the digital nomad life, or trying different styles before committing to your forever design. Whatever the reason, buying furniture — and then lugging it around from home to home — might not be high on your to-do list. But that doesn’t mean you have to settle for low-quality items or miss out on your favorite trends.
Apr 27, 2023
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Here’s a Practical, Affordable Way to Incorporate the Fresh New Trend in Neutrals — And Upgrade Your Hydration Routine
If there’s a word that’s dominating our decor these days, it’s calm. With all the tumult of the past few years, you don’t need to be a minimalist to appreciate a more serene aesthetic, from softer lighting to more sumptuous fabrics. These design elements are like little sighs, making your space more comforting no matter what’s going on outside.
Apr 14, 2023
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This Cheerful Bookshelf Refresh Is an Instant Infusion of Springtime
When we finally start to get a peek of spring, the itch to refresh our space soon follows. The new season’s fresh scents and happy hues inspire us to zhuzh things up a bit: a bright throw pillow here, a fresh floral print there. It’s fun to infuse our homes with subtle updates that make us smile and celebrate warmer, sunnier days.We asked interior stylist Tanika Rottura how she’d welcome the seasonal shift into her space.
Apr 12, 2023
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This Bright, Airy Nook Is Ideal for Reading Next to an Open Window
There’s no better feeling than the first spring day when it’s finally warm enough to open the windows. It makes us want to capture that fresh-air feeling in our decor, too. But you don’t have to go all out: Small tweaks like peppier colors, brighter lighting, and warm-weather scents are all you need to transform your space’s mood for the season ahead.We asked Monica Chavez, who’s known for her clever DIYs, how she’d welcome the seasonal shift into her space.
Apr 12, 2023
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This Tropical Bar Cart Refresh Is Ready for Springtime Cocktails
While spring slowly reveals itself bud by bud and bloom by bloom, there’s always that one moment in the season where it just “clicks.” It’s that feeling that makes you want to leap into a brighter, breezier style moment as soon as possible. Which doesn’t have to be a major change!
Apr 12, 2023
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This Serene WFH Space Is Like a Stroll Through a Peaceful Garden
Picture it: It’s early spring, and the season’s first flowers are blooming. The air is warm but still a little crisp, with a tranquil, fragrant breeze. We’d love to hang out in this idyllic scene all day long, but since that’s not exactly practical, we’re settling for the next best thing: bringing this serene, sweet-smelling seasonal vibe into our decor.
Apr 12, 2023
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This Black-and-Gold Entryway Console Welcomes Spring into Your Home — Literally
The transition from winter to spring is a joyful one: After months of gray and cold, the days get longer, the birds start singing, and the air fills with the sweet scent of new growth. And we get eager to bring this invigorating energy home. With a few small tweaks and touches, our spaces can take on all the color and dynamism of the season, giving us the feeling of a fresh start every day.We asked DIY maven Ursula Carmona how she’d welcome the seasonal shift into her space.
Apr 12, 2023
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How Would You Spend $1,000,000 on Your Dream Home? Here’s What 4 Apartment Therapy Staffers Would Do.
We’ve all gotten heart-eyes-emoji for an expensive real estate listing. Maybe it features your dream gourmet kitchen, city view, or poolside cabana. (Or hey, all three!) It’s way out of your price range — like, way out — but you mentally save it to your “If I win the lottery” folder. Well, it’s time to find those dreams a home for real.
Apr 6, 2023
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How a Former Set Decorator Refreshed Her Rental for Spring with Subtle Florals, Tropical Scents, and Plenty of Texture
For those of us who spent the winter battling wild winds and cold temperatures, we’re more than ready to welcome the spring season. But even folks with the perfect weather year-round eagerly await the shift in seasons and the fresh start that comes with them.If you’ve spent any time on designer and former set decorator Cynthia Moreno’s Instagram, you know that she leans into seasons hard. Her home is filled with holiday DIYs, seasonal tweaks, and renter-friendly changes.
Apr 1, 2023
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How a Designer Incorporates Nature into Her Home Without Going Full Botanical
You might think that in order to change the look and feel of a space, you have to make big sweeping changes. Not so! Just look to DIY maven Ursula Carmona for proof. As the host of HGTV’s Table Wars: The Look For Less, she knows how little tweaks can lead to a big impact.“There is something magical about the change of seasons,” Ursula says. “It keeps life fresh and reinvigorates us. Small design changes also reinvigorate our homes and welcome the vibe of each new season.
Apr 1, 2023
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This DIYer Decorates for Spring Using Dark Tones and Heavy Fabrics — and It’s a Breath of Fresh Air
DIY maximalist Monica Chavez knows there isn’t just one way to say spring. The first sign of warmer weather might make you think of blush hues and bold blooms. Monica, on the other hand, plays with the idea that darker tones and heavier fabrics can still signal the start of the new season. There’s a secret that makes her bold choices still feel light and airy: incorporating springtime scents.
Apr 1, 2023
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For a Bright Spring Refresh, Look No Further Than Your Own Closet
While it can be tempting to save hot pinks and bold purples for the middle of a sweltering summer, interior stylist Tanika Rottura encourages spring to roar in like a lion in a whole new way. And as we scroll through her Instagram, we can’t help but think she might be on to something.When it comes to a seasonal refresh rather than a full-on makeover, it can be difficult to know where to start. What tweaks will be too much, and what changes will be too little?
Apr 1, 2023
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Florals for Spring? Not Groundbreaking. Fruits for Spring? We’re Listening.
Nothing says spring quite like breathing new life into something cozy and familiar. Enter Isha Verma, a data scientist by day and avid DIY-er and thrift store upcycler by night. We love Isha’s approachable way of teaching folks the value of sustainability through thrifting; after all, spring is about the old becoming new and beautiful again.Isha curated a mood board for a soothing, inviting living room refresh inspired by the Air Wick® Scented Oils Peach & Nectar scent.
Apr 1, 2023
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4 Busy Professionals on How They Will Prioritize Their Sleep This Spring — and Why They’ll Do It
Quality sleep isn’t just something we need for our health. Those eight (-ish) hours are important, but they’re also preparation for all the hours that come after: the time we spend on our passion projects, families, and goals. Waking up refreshed — as in actually awake — sets us up to live our best lives until it’s time to go to sleep again. And, like our best lives, our best night’s sleep looks a little different for everybody.
Mar 31, 2023