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Enter to Win $1,000 in Designer Tile — and a Free Professional Consultation
The one thing that can bring personal style and timeless elegance to every home? Tile. From small backsplashes and trim, to floors and walls, any amount of tile goes a long way to helping your space express your design tastes. Ready for your upgrade?Enter for a chance to win $1,000 worth of tile from Bedrosians® Stone & Tile — the experts in high quality, luxe tiling since 1948 — PLUS a one-hour consultation with one of their styling pros.
Apr 19, 2022
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This Colorful DIY Will Totally Refresh Your WFH Space
Having a work-from-home space that merely works isn’t enough. We need them to also look and feel great to be in — and not just to show off on video calls. Spending eight (or more) hours in a space that expresses your personal style is one of the perks of working from home, plus it tends to be more energizing than sitting in a cookie-cutter workstation under fluorescent lighting.
Apr 13, 2022
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6 Ways I’m Ditching My Single-Use Bag Habit
When I’m in a hurry, I really don’t like feeling like I have to compromise on bigger-picture goals, like supporting sustainability, just to keep my day — and my kids’ days — moving forward. If I’m packing snacks or gathering stuff for a family outing, I don’t want to use a bunch of plastic bags I know will get thrown out. Yes, I’ve tried washing and reusing zip top bags, but they always get damaged (and the hand-washing gets old).
Apr 14, 2022
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This Self-Taught DIYer’s Advice Will Actually Inspire You to Pick Up a Power Tool
Most houses don’t start out as your dream home — and we think that’s part of the fun. Take the home that Ashley Quintero and her family recently bought in Fort Worth, Texas: Beautiful but outdated, the 1950s house has a long list of projects to tackle and features to upgrade. Luckily, that’s where Ashley shines.Ashley is a self-taught — and seriously skilled — woodworker and DIY maven.
Apr 12, 2022
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4 Big Paint Perils You’ll Want to Avoid — and the Best Way to Prevent Them
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Nothing transforms a space like a fresh coat of paint. It’s an affordable, weekend-able DIY with as many possibilities as there are colors. And whichever you choose, you’ll enjoy it for years to come (or whenever you decide to change things up again).But while painting is a manageable project, there are common pitfalls that can keep your hard work from looking its best.
Apr 12, 2022
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3 Easy DIYs You Can Do Right Now to Upgrade Your Home (That Are Actually Doable)
When Ashley Quintero and her family moved into a lovely-but-dated midcentury home in Fort Worth, Texas, there were projects to tackle everywhere she looked. Luckily, Ashley has the skills: The healthcare worker-turned-DIYer is known for her amazing and approachable woodworking projects, which she breaks down to her followers on TikTok and Instagram.But not every upgrade requires busting out the table saw — especially when your whole house is a work in progress.
Mar 31, 2022
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Style School: Add a Little Paint in an Unexpected Place — Your Headboard!
Part of the fun of interior design is that your home’s style is constantly evolving. That also means that occasionally a piece you love doesn’t really work anymore. We like to think of those moments as opportunities for more creativity.There are few design bloggers more creative than Amanda Walker, who can turn old televisions into art and awkward corners into cozy reading nooks.
Mar 11, 2022
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Style School: This Small Upgrade Will Change Your Living Room Design with Your Evolving Tastes
Our tastes change as we settle into our spaces, and that’s a good thing! Style is something that evolves as we gain more life experience. Sometimes these changes lead to big dramatic before-and-after affairs, but more often it’s little fixes along the way that allow our space to grow with us. DIYer and interior decor creator Zenia Olivares has figured out how to make a space feel different with little more than a single trip to a home improvement store.
Mar 9, 2022
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How to Design a Home That Makes Your Friends Say, ‘Wow, That’s So You’
One of the best things about moving into your first apartment is having a home that really feels like yours: a well-curated ode to all the style and personality that only you possess. But much like Rome or a fine wheel of Parmesan, your dream home can’t be built in a day. You’ll feel much more at home when you take your time, reflecting on what you want your space to be and then bringing in only the decor that speaks to you.
Mar 1, 2022
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How to Find Cleaning Motivation When You Really Don’t Want To, According to an AT Editor
Happy Place is a brand-new editorial series dedicated to helping you live your happiest, healthiest life at home. Every week for 4 months, we’re sharing quick, doable, and not-at-all-preachy tips that wellness pros, home decor experts, and Apartment Therapy editors actually use (really!). Sign up now to get 16 weeks of actionable advice in your inbox. This issue of Happy Place is presented in partnership with Yogi Tea.
Feb 7, 2022
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These Are the Small, Doable Habits That Keep Apartment Therapy’s Founder Grounded
Happy Place is a brand-new editorial series dedicated to helping you live your happiest, healthiest life at home. Every week for 4 months, we’re sharing quick, doable, and not-at-all-preachy tips that wellness pros, home decor experts, and Apartment Therapy editors actually use (really!). Sign up now to get 16 weeks of actionable advice in your inbox.This issue of Happy Place is presented in partnership with Yogi Tea.
Jan 20, 2022
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How to Create a Meditation Space in Even the Tiniest Home
Happy Place is a brand-new editorial series dedicated to helping you live your happiest, healthiest life at home. Every week for 4 months, we’re sharing quick, doable, and not-at-all-preachy tips that wellness pros, home decor experts, and Apartment Therapy editors actually use (really!). Sign up now to get 16 weeks of actionable advice in your inbox. This issue of Happy Place is presented in partnership with Yogi Tea. Calm is a moving target.
Jan 4, 2022
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4 Ways to Improve Your Financial Wellness in 2022 (Without Skipping Your Daily Coffee Run)
Already brainstorming resolutions for the New Year? While hitting the gym and meal prepping are always great additions to the list, we’ve got a totally achievable, no-cost suggestion: improving your financial wellness.You’ve clicked on this article, which means you’ve already taken the first step (yay you!) towards improving your money matters.
Dec 29, 2021
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How to Work Out More at Home (Without Overhauling Your Routine)
Happy Place is a brand-new editorial series dedicated to helping you live your happiest, healthiest life at home. Every week for 4 months, we’re sharing quick, doable, and not-at-all-preachy tips that wellness pros, home decor experts, and Apartment Therapy editors actually use (really!). Sign up now to get 16 weeks of actionable advice in your inbox. This issue of Happy Place is presented in partnership with Yogi Tea.
Dec 21, 2021
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This Relaxed Design Style Will Be Big in 2022 — Here Are 3 Ways to Make It Work
We often want our bedding to do different things at the same time: Look cool and collected when it’s made for the day, then be irresistibly snuggly when it’s time to sleep. What’s the best way to add that comfy factor without creating clutter? Our vote goes to warm minimalism: a design style that takes the serenity of a well curated, pared-down space and chooses textures and colors that keep the space accessible and welcoming.
Dec 16, 2021
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Watch: These ‘Work from Hybrid’ Tools Boost Productivity at Your Home and the Office
Splitting time between your home office and your office office isn’t something everyone succeeds at right away — there is definitely some adjusting to do. Getting into a different headspace (and wardrobe) when you’re seeing co-workers in person is one thing, but making sure you have everything you need to work in both spaces can quickly make hybrid working a burden.
Dec 10, 2021
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4 ‘Work from Hybrid’ Principles That Add Flexibility to Your Home Office
You may be one of the many (many) people who have been going back to an office to work IRL, at least for a few days each week. Making your “work from hybrid” schedule support all your work styles and needs can be a challenge, but taking a second look at your space is a great place to find solutions. A few adjustments at home or at the office can really help you use both spaces more efficiently and effectively.
Dec 10, 2021
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This Smart Tech (and Smart-Looking) Furniture Unlocks Your Home Office’s True Potential
What’s one thing traditional offices do a better job at than most WFH setups? Connecting. Whether that’s feeling connected with the people you work with or just having a reliable internet connection, we’ll admit that the office does have its benefits. However, you can still find smart upgrades to stay better connected without leaving the house.
Dec 10, 2021
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This Overlooked Gear Is Your Key to a Home Office That Does Double Work/Play Duty
In an ideal world, your home would come with dedicated spaces for both work and leisure. Of course, homes weren’t designed with WFH in mind, and people often end up eating, sleeping, and watching TV nearby or right at their home office area. To be able to focus on work when you need to and focus on yourself when you want to, you’ll want to think creatively and strategically.One of the most impressive areas to look for double-duty equipment is in gaming furniture and accessories.
Dec 10, 2021
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Style School: Give These Unexpected Spots in Your Home Some Holiday Cheer
Cheer is definitely one of the first words that come to mind when we look at Ashley Wilson‘s interiors. With her creative DIYs and palette of rainbow pastels, this home decor blogger fills every room with energy and joy. So naturally, we couldn’t wait to see what she could do for the holidays.We asked Ashley to work her magic with some super cute finds from one of our favorite decor destinations: The Home Depot.
Nov 29, 2021
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Here’s a Light Bulb That Disinfects Surfaces (!), Plus One That Helps Home Security Cameras See Better
Home lighting definitely functions as a utility — we need it to work, cook, clean, and do a million other things — but it also affects how we feel. So we always appreciate lights that meet both our practical and personal needs.LIFX achieves these goals in an incredibly clever way with their smart light bulbs.
Nov 23, 2021
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These Smart Lights Are So Useful, One Renter Replaced Nearly Every Bulb in Her Apartment
Everything in your home has the potential to complement your tastes and support how you want to use your space. Even things that may seem standard — like say, your lighting — are totally customizable to your needs. Remember: Your home doesn’t tell you how to live, you do!The trick to having perfect lighting is recognizing that different moments call for different lights — then, shopping accordingly.
Nov 23, 2021
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Before & After: 3 Chic and Cozy Holiday Looks Made with Simple Layering
One of the best things about winter is its combination of peak coziness (blankets, sweaters, hot chocolate) and peak festiveness (tinsel, twinkle lights, all the candles). Those layers of nostalgia are part of what makes decorating for the holidays so much fun: Our homes become the warm, cheerful lives of the party. We challenged three style experts to take their seasonal looks to the next level with gorgeous decor from Garnet Hill, and the results literally could not be cozier.
Nov 17, 2021
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This New Bedding Is Designed to Maintain Your Perfect Sleep Temperature
Whether you tend to sleep hot or cold, finding the right bedding means the difference between a great night’s sleep or an uncomfortable wake-up call at 3 a.m. Linen and cotton are both great choices for breathability and coziness, but the most practical, affordable, and sustainable option is something you’ve probably never heard of.
Nov 17, 2021
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This Sustainable Bedding Is More Comfortable Than Any Other You’ve Slept On — Here’s Why
Sijo, the direct-to-consumer brand offering chic, sustainable, and surprisingly affordable bedding, has spent a lot of time thinking about about sleep. Their cozy duvet inserts, sheet bundles, pillows, and more are designed to give you better ZZZ’s without taking so much from the environment — largely thanks to their versatile and renewable ingredient: eucalyptus.
Nov 12, 2021
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The Single Best Piece of Design Advice, No Matter Your Design Style
Styling a room is a lot like styling an outfit: Start with a neutral foundation, then layer on moods, colors, and textures for a look that’s part trendy, part timeless. No one exemplifies this approach better than designer (and very snappy dresser!) David Quarles IV.
Nov 4, 2021
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Your Guide to the Gifts That Keep on Giving: Indoor Gardens
It’s tough to hit that holiday gift trifecta of unexpected, practical, and popular, but indoor gardens manage to nail it. Think about it: Plants are universally beloved, from fresh flowers on the table to fresh veggies in the fridge. And because indoor gardens are all but automatic, green thumbs aren’t a prerequisite. Though gardening fans can still have a lot of fun with them, too. In fact, we’re willing to bet that AeroGarden has one for everyone on your list.
Nov 4, 2021
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Here’s the Secret to Making Your Living Room Feel Like Home
You’re looking at your room, and it checks all the boxes you think it should: It has a sofa that’s stylish and comfortable. It has a coffee table that’s attractive and functional. And it’s painted a color that’s the product of weeks of decision-making and hours of taping. So why doesn’t the room feel as composed and cozy as the ones in your inspiration pics? The thing that’s missing is so obvious…but so easy to overlook.
Nov 4, 2021
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3 Easy Ways to Elevate Your Living Room Design
If you’ve been in your home for a while, elevating any room can feel difficult because the spaces are already set in their ways. This goes doubly for the most lived-in room of all: your living room. But DIY-er and designer Ashley Basnight has three principles to keep in mind to get your refresh project up and running.Ashley took us through a from-scratch overhaul, but you can totally achieve elevation with small touches, like the ones Ashley found online at The Home Depot.
Nov 4, 2021
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Make Your Daily Routine So Much Easier with This Smart Gadget
If you’ve ever locked yourself out of your home or felt the terror of learning too late that your pet sitter doesn’t have the right keys, you’ve probably wished your front door was just a bit, well, smarter. We can turn on lights with our voices, so we should be able to make getting in and out of our own homes more convenient too.Whether you’re a homeowner or renter, the August Home smart lock can up your entryway’s IQ in minutes.
Oct 19, 2021
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This “It” Fabric Makes for the Most Nappable Chair
Our love for bouclé knows no bounds: Touchable and trendy, chic and comfy, this looped fabric — which designers have been rediscovering in recent years — makes a style statement that’s also super approachable. We’re fans of the warmth and texture it adds to seating — especially when the seat comes from a collection we already know to be built with relaxation in mind.
Oct 15, 2021
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Your Guide to Ditching Renting & Building Wealth
We’re partnering with the mortgage experts at Lower.com to guide you through the whole process — and answer your real questions along the way.For example, did you know you can own a home for less than 5% down? Or that your monthly payment could be less than what you pay in rent? So, sit back, relax and let the Lower team show you the ins and outs — so you can buy a home and become your best homeowner self, sooner than later.First thing’s first.
Oct 8, 2021
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5 Bold Color Trends That Will Make Your Small Space Shine
At this year’s Small/Cool Experience, we asked 10 of our favorite designers to interpret 10 hot interior trends. Each designer had just 120 square feet, but what their rooms lacked in space, they made up for in style — and color. Whether classical or whimsical, warmly minimalist or gregariously maximalist, these rooms showed us that the right shades can transform the entire mood of any room.
Oct 4, 2021
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See How 3 Designers Added Their Personal Styles to a Neutral Living Room
A blank canvas doesn’t mean boring. When you start with a couple of timeless pieces, you can create myriad style statements, looks that can change according to seasons, trends, or just your mood. That’s why we were so excited to ask three of our favorite designers to put their own spins on the same living room.We started with a classic couch and coffee table.
Sep 30, 2021
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5 Quick and Easy Laundry Tips That Will Make Wash Day Less of a Chore
We’ll let you in on a laundry secret: Wash day doesn’t have to be complicated. Most people make doing laundry more difficult than it needs to be with excess products, treatments, and clutter. Try adding some of these clever moves to your repertoire instead. They’ll make laundry day much simpler, plus get your clothes cleaner in the process.Mesh laundry bags are great for delicates like bras, but you’ve already got an excellent alternative in your linen closet.
Oct 1, 2021
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10 Gorgeous Coffee Gifts to Treat Yourself With
The coffee accessory landscape is ruled by one thing: coffee mugs. And while we all have a favorite one in our cupboard, we can definitely express our style and taste through other tools and accessories, which can be beautiful in their own ways.Whether you might appreciate a handsome carafe or could use some add-ons to your home espresso setup, we found a range of gorgeous — and well-built — tools to make coffee time percolate.
Sep 27, 2021
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This Space Had a Huge Refresh, but You Can’t Even See Its Biggest Upgrade
There are several milestones in any year that offer big reset energy. We make New Year’s resolutions (at least until February), and then we make big spring-cleaning checklists (still working on ours). But there’s something about the annual autumn reset that feels extra rejuvenating. Maybe it’s a grown-up version of getting excited about new school supplies, or maybe it has something to do with another year turning the corner.
Sep 21, 2021
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This Plant Is Easy to Grow — and It Makes a Tasty Snack
An unexpected bright spot of the past year is how much joy we’ve found in nature — especially at home. This was the year we grew scallions in glasses of water, sprouted new greenery from our bok choy and carrot scraps, and maybe even got avocado pits to grow roots. Sometimes these plant projects provided food, but they also gave us the delightful magic show that is watching plants grow. Mother Nature has another trick we bet you haven’t tried: peanut plants.
Sep 17, 2021
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Here’s How to Decorate with Plants, According to Your Zodiac Sign
Designing your space is an art that’s unique to you. It depends on your personal style and unmistakable eye. But whatever look speaks to you, there’s one thing we can say with certainty: Every aesthetic looks better with greenery.When you think about it, plants are the ultimate versatile home decor. They come in endless shapes and textures, and their pots and accessories present extra opportunities to show off your style. How to choose? Ummmmm, astrology, obviously!
Sep 17, 2021
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The Unexpected Way to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient
Improving your home’s energy efficiency can feel daunting. There are so many ways to approach it, but finding a starting point that’s not too much work and that still has an impact is hard. One simple way to trim your power bill without giving up comfort: swap out your old, dusty ceiling fan for a better (and far more stylish) one.Big Ass Fans® took the once humble ceiling fan and upgraded it to an attractive home addition that’s majorly energy efficient.
Sep 16, 2021
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3 Smart, Stylish Ways to Upgrade Your Space to Dream-Home Status
There’s nothing like spending months (and months, and months) at home to make you realize how much your space is worth investing in. All those changes we said we’d get around to? We’re making them. All those pieces that don’t spark joy? We’re replacing them. All those design trends we were afraid to try? We’re trying them. (Well, maybe not all at once.
Sep 14, 2021
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This Furniture Rental Service Brings a Sense of Home to Any Space
Making a space feel homey is relatively easy if you own your house or have roots in a long-term rental. But if you live a more flexible lifestyle — working nomadically, going to school, or just trying out new cities — you might need some help. If you’re living in a just-for-now space, it may not be the right time to decorate with forever furniture. But that doesn’t mean you have to buy disposable pieces either!
Sep 10, 2021
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Here’s Where to Find Stylish Pet Products to Fit Your Home
Our pets love the comforts of home just as much as their human housemates, and with leaves and temps falling, it’s a great moment to refresh your space for the coming months of peak pet snuggles. But while we want our furry sidekicks to always have the best of the best, we also want pet gear that aligns with our own style.The solution? Chewy’s Home Collection!
Sep 1, 2021
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Enter for a Chance to Win: Ready-to-Hang Art for Your Dream Gallery Wall
Prize: $1,500 gift card to LUMASGallery walls are the It Girls of interior design: effortlessly cool and sophisticated with an intuitive combo of shapes, colors, and textures that somehow look just right together. A great gallery wall isn’t hard to put together, either — once you have the artwork.Think of LUMAS as your personal art buyer.
Aug 31, 2021
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3 Ways to Bring More Balance to Your Bedroom
It’s easy to focus our design energy on the spaces other people will see, like making sure our living room is well-situated for conversation or prioritizing places for guests to hang out in the kitchen while dinner is cooking. We work hard to give these areas good flow and bright energy. But we tend to overlook the place where we spend so much important personal time: the bedroom. Your bedroom is your sanctuary: a place to relax, meditate, and recharge.
Aug 25, 2021
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Before & After: How a Mural Brought This Plain Kitchen Pure Pastel Joy
As a New York apartment dweller, Apartment Therapy contributor Erin Johnson knows how to make her space multitask: Her kitchen is also her office since she prefers spreading her work out at a table over working at a desk. Because she spends so much time at her kitchen table, she wanted the room to feel extra special and energetic. The walls were currently a blank canvas, and she knew just how she wanted to fill them: a geometric mural.
Aug 20, 2021
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Before and After: A White Living Room Got a Dramatic Splash of Color — and You Chose It
Sometimes even the most stylish spaces still need a little extra something. That was the case for Meredith’s charming Brooklyn apartment, a whimsically maximalist space that a friend once likened to a curiosity shop. Meredith just wasn’t sure what her added oomph should be — so she let the AT community help.Meredith knew she wanted to paint some part of the living room, which features a cozy seating area and an open bookshelf.
Aug 20, 2021
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This New Washer and Dryer Will Change How You Do Laundry
Technology hasn’t advanced quite enough to bring us robot butlers who do our laundry, but it’s come close: Smart technology has totally revolutionized how we wash clothes. The days of meticulous measuring and wondering, What is this button for? are gone, and we’re glad to see them go. It’s time to introduce smart tech into your laundry routine.Samsung smart washers and dryers aren’t just tech for tech’s sake.
Aug 20, 2021
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AT’s Plant Therapist Went Shopping With Greendigs — Here Are His 7 Favorite Things
Hilton Carter, our resident Plant Therapist, is an all-around expert when it comes to caring for and styling all your plants at home. So when Greendigs, the online plant retailer that ships right to your door, reached out to see if Hilton would be interested in sharing a few of his favorite plants, tools, and accessories with AT readers, we obviously said yes!
Aug 19, 2021
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How to Give Your Home Office a New Look on Any Budget
Our home offices are just as prone to ruts as the rest of our homes. Maybe you’ve never quite been comfy in that desk chair, or that tower of papers is the only thing that qualifies as storage, or your ad hoc quarantine “office” isn’t as stylish as you. Either way, we have good news: Our home offices are also just as much fun to style as the rest of our homes.
Aug 16, 2021
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11 Kitchen Upgrades That Are Worth Every Penny
The kitchen is one of the most rewarding rooms to shop for: You can geek out over gadgets and appliances, plan all the delicious meals you’re going to make, and pick out decor that lets your style shine. Win. Win. Win. From essential equipment to just-for-fun details, these products take the busiest room of your house to the next level. If you want to kit out your kitchen, Klarna gives you flexibility to make your wants work with your budget.
Aug 16, 2021
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The Top 12 Things Apartment Therapy Readers Are Shopping for Right Now
We spend a lot of time looking at other people’s homes. It’s fun to see how people shop, decorate, and live in their unique spaces. It’s also useful: Getting a peek inside someone else’s home gives you ideas for sprucing up and redoing your own space.Apartment Therapy readers are especially creative when it comes to decorating and upgrading their homes. They’re also savvy about how they shop.
Aug 16, 2021
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Before and After: Emil Added a Creative Burst of Color to His Home Office — with Your Help
If you’ve ever visited a friend’s newly decorated home and thought, Here’s what I would’ve done..., then you’ve come to the right place. When game artist Emil wanted to add some colorful energy to his home office/guest room, he agreed to let the Apartment Therapy community choose the new hues. And you crushed it.Emil’s Pasadena home has a low-key eclectic style that both matches the pace of SoCal life and honors his artistic roots.
Aug 10, 2021
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The Plant Therapist Shares 3 Ways to Amp Up Your Home’s Design With Plants
Hilton Carter, AT’s resident Plant Therapist, knows a thing or two about helping houseplants live their best lives. But besides keeping plants happy and healthy, he’s also a pro at coming up with ideas on how to style them in your space — even if you’re working with low light, limited surfaces, or just want to give a room a green glow-up. We asked our Instagram followers for their houseplant styling questions, and Hilton had some great solutions for them.
Aug 11, 2021
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How to Ready Your Pet for Your Return to the Office
One of the few bright spots of quarantine was having more quality time with our four-legged family members. Cuddly coworkers! Midday walks! No more sad eyes on the way out the door! But now that we’re heading back to the office, our fur babes need some extra TLC to adjust. (As do we, frankly.
Aug 3, 2021
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Win: Our Plant Therapist’s Favorite Plants and Home Gardening Essentials
Prize: A handpicked selection of our Plant Therapist’s favorite houseplants, plant care accessories, and more. Total Approximate Value: $1,000From: GreendigsHilton Carter, aka the Plant Therapist, is our go-to expert when it comes to learning how to help houseplants live their happiest, healthiest lives.
Aug 2, 2021
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3 Super Stylish, Wallet-Friendly Ways to Turn Your Backyard into a Summertime Oasis
We don’t know about you, but we’re making this the Summer of Spending Every Possible Second Outside. Nothing sounds better than dining al fresco, lazing in the sun, and splashing in the pool. Since our outdoor spaces are going to get so much love this year, we’re going to make them feel extra special. Want to join us? We designed three outdoor styles to get your summer party started, featuring the season’s best and brightest looks from Target.
Jul 14, 2021
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A Design Pro Gives Her Bedroom an Affordable Summer Refresh That’s ‘Gray, Green, and Serene’
Oyin Antwi, Apartment Therapy contributor and cofounder of Via Asha Design, and her husband landed in a new Brooklyn rental just before the world started shutting down last year, which ended up being a great move since their space turned out to be, in Oyin’s own words, “exactly what the doctor prescribed to heal.” You may recognize her apartment from her home tour. Her space is already gorgeous, but even pro designers need a refresh every once in a while.
Jul 12, 2021
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A Chicago Balcony Gets a Sweet Summer Makeover
Johanna Beach is an interior designer and serious DIY expert (we’ve previously consulted with her for expert cloffice tips) who lives in the Windy City and is lucky enough to have a small but beautiful balcony with cascading ivy and an exposed brick wall. Given that Chicago balconies aren’t exactly year-round spaces, Johanna wanted to give hers a refresh to be sure it could meet its full potential and get more use than ever this summer.
Jul 6, 2021
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3 Quick Questions to Prepare You for Your Next Furniture Buy
Browsing sofas online is fun, but actually buying one can be a bit stressful. Even after you measure twice and click once, you might worry that the color won’t look as cute in person, or that you’ve missed some all-important detail you’ll regret later. Relax — just ask yourself the right questions in advance, and you’ll find that furniture buying can be a rewarding experience.
Jul 6, 2021
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3 Lessons Our Lifestyle Director Learned While Refreshing Her Patio
Apartment Therapy’s lifestyle director Taryn Williford lives in a beautiful loft in Atlanta that over the years she has designed with a calm and comfortable touch. The loft is one of seven in a converted pickle factory, which gave the building its sweet (but briny?) name of the Pickle Factory Lofts.Taryn describes her style as Industrial Eclectic, an aesthetic that embraces her space’s former life but warms it up with cheeky tchotchkes, well-placed dramatic colors, and plants.
Jul 1, 2021
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Before & After: An Energetic Mural Makes a WFH Space Sing
Carrie is a thoughtful artist whose upstate New York home reflects her personality with a combination of mid-century furnishings and whimsical decor. And while her office setup featured bold colors and playful accents like a glasses holder in the shape of a hand, that character did not extend to the walls, which were blank and bare. She wanted her workspace to have a little — make that a lot — more fun.
Jul 1, 2021
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Before & After: Warm Earthy Colors Tie This 736-Square-Foot Home Together
Open-concept living spaces are big on airiness and charm — especially when they’re awash in SoCal sunlight, like Katie and Cody’s place in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. But open layouts can also feel a bit muddled. Katie and Cody wanted to make their living area stand out from their dining area: two spaces separated by an archway that, lovely as it is, didn’t help them feel distinct. Their walls weren’t helping either.
Jul 1, 2021
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Before & After: A Classic Color Combo Adds Definition and Drama to This 650-Square-Foot Apartment
Between work and play, Sarah spends about 90 percent of her time in the living room of her Washington, D.C., apartment. The space had been well-suited to her sophisticated style, with a gorgeous period fireplace and striking built-in bookcase, but it just didn’t feel complete — not even with an upgrade to new modern furniture. The culprit: the gray walls, too ho-hum to help the space pop.
Jul 1, 2021
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Why Personalized Design Is Important in Every Part of Your Life
It’s easy to get so inspired by incredible designers and magazine-worthy rooms that you forget about your home’s ultimate style expert: you. We love to borrow from the creativity around us, but for the final say on your space’s look, nothing beats your own instincts. After all, how you live reflects who you are!With her cheerful color palette, quirky furnishings, and houseplant jungle, home decor blogger and DIYer Wendy Lau marches to the beat of her own design drum every day.
Jun 28, 2021
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How to Embrace Contrast, According to a Designer
If we may quote Paula Abdul — and can’t we always? — opposites attract. In design, a little tension sparks interest and energy. Fall in love with a mid-century modern lamp that doesn’t match your boho aesthetic? Bring it to the party anyway. Think those two colors you like don’t go together? Think again! A space that’s too matchy-matchy can feel airless, but a dash of contrast is like a shot of espresso.
Jun 28, 2021
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How to Define Your Distinct Sense of Style — and Lean Into It
We know it when we see it: that visual signature that makes a space stand apart from the pack. Be it bold color themes or iconic accents, if an interior is unforgettable, chances are the person behind it wasn’t afraid to leave their style mark. Distinctive is instinctive — and it’s easier than you might think to wake up your design instincts to create a space that’s unmistakably yours.Designer, artist, and photographer Dabito is about as distinctive as they come.
Jun 22, 2021
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How to Create a Sense of Balance in Your Home, According to an Interior Designer
Life is rarely tranquil, so it’s wonderful when our spaces can be. Not every room can be a spa-level sanctuary, but it can have balance: a sense of design harmony that makes you feel calm and settled instead of chaotic and off-kilter. (Our schedules do a good enough job of that, thankyouverymuch.
Jun 22, 2021
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This Moody Living Room Will Make You Want to Redecorate with Saturated Colors
Maybe it’s so much time spent at home lately, but when we think about interior design right now, we want one thing: drama. At this year’s Small/Cool Experience, designers Jaclyn Journey and Amanda of Jacobs of Journey + Jacobs agreed — and they delivered big time, with lush fabrics, moody colors, and furnishings that command attention. Oh, and deep cherry red walls. Let’s take a closer look at the Moody Musings trend room they designed.
Jun 17, 2021
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The Home Refresh Style Guide: 15 Pieces for a Cozy ‘Cottage Chic’ Vibe
If you’re looking to bring some of this aesthetic into your home but don’t want to go too “Grandma’s cabin,” consider a sub-style we’re calling Cottage Chic. This look draws from nostalgia and comfort, but streamlines it just enough to work in contemporary homes. To illustrate the style, we shopped the collection of At Home®. It’s the home decor superstore that has everything from little accents to big pieces, all at an affordable price point.
Jun 16, 2021
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The Home Refresh Style Guide: 14 ‘Classic Cool’ Items That Will Stay In Style Literally Forever
For this style refresh, we married classic style with contemporary comfort in a look we’re calling Classic Cool. It uses modern, simple lines as its base while quoting from the more fun parts of styles past. All of these pieces were sourced from At Home®, the home decor superstore that offers a huge variety of pieces at an affordable price point. Whether you’re hunting for one specific item or looking to let the design muse come to you, At Home stores are a great place to do it.
Jun 16, 2021
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The Home Refresh Style Guide: 14 Boho Pieces for Indoors and Out
Because Boho’s going to be around for a while, we can confidently suggest you expand the look from your interior design to your outside spaces. We’ve rounded up 14 items that give any space — indoors or out — a Boho refresh. All these pieces come from At Home®, the home decor superstore that simply has it all…and all for affordable prices. Allow yourself to get lost in its aisles, and you’ll find the one little piece that makes a room pop.
Jun 16, 2021