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The Most Beautiful Terracotta Tiles: Our 24 Favorite Styles
Lately we’ve been seeing a trend towards more textured, storied finishes in the home, things that look like they’ve been there for years, whether made from reclaimed materials or new materials made to look old. Terracotta tile, with its beautiful texture and intriguing color variation, fits the bill perfectly. And it comes in all kind of finishes and shapes — not just earth tones and squares or hexagons. Here are 24 of our favorite terracotta tiles. 1.
Jan 30, 2017
It’s All About Texture: These 10 Materials Will Set Your Kitchen Apart
What direction will the design of the kitchen take in 2017? That’s a question we’ve been asking ourselves for the past few weeks, and today we’re taking a look specifically at materials — all the separate parts, from cabinets to countertops to floors, that come together to make up your space. A general trend we’ve been seeing in kitchen design is a movement away from pure, stark modernism and towards a more layered look that mixes traditional and modern elements.
Jan 26, 2017
Ducks and Gingham are Dead! Introducing Today’s Country Kitchen
Here at Apartment Therapy, we’re always looking for the latest trends, hunting through hundreds of interiors to find what’s new and what’s next. Among our predictions for the looks that will dominate the kitchen in 2017? What we’re calling the new country kitchen.
Jan 25, 2017
The Strange-Yet-Beautiful Bird Lamp That’s Taken the Design World by Storm
The first time I saw this bird lamp, I thought it was a little strange. The second time, I found it oddly charming. By the fifth viewing or so, I was a little bit in love. Also, I was somewhat curious as to why designers kept plopping a lamp that looks like a birdcage into the most unlikely of interiors. But if you think about it, it actually makes a lot of sense.
Jan 25, 2017
Move Over, Subway Tile: The Old-World Material Making a Comeback
All things cozy and comforting are set to trend in 2017, and what you’ll see more of in tile is no exception. Recently, we’ve noticed the design world is warming up to rustic, richly-colored terra-cotta tiles. Timeless, earthy, imperfect—this is everything we want to see right now. When translated from the Latin, “terra cotta” literally means “baked earth.
Jan 22, 2017
How To Turn Your City Apartment Into a Cozy Ski Chalet in 7 Easy Steps
Full disclosure: I’ve never been skiing, or snowboarding, or so much as stepped foot on a snow-covered mountain range. But I’ve seen “Force Majeure” and have taken a virtual tour of Aerin Lauder’s Aspen home, which basically qualifies me as a pseudo expert on the après-ski aesthetic. To get the look (without actually hitting the slopes), here are some cozy ways to work ski style into your apartment that won’t look totally out of place.
Jan 17, 2017
Why is Mid-Century Modern Furniture So Damn Popular?
When I graduated from college in 2005, and began furnishing my first apartment, mid-century modern design was just beginning to capture the popular imagination. Twelve years later, the trend shows no signs of slowing down, and the very designers and tastemakers once responsible for its popularity are baffled. Why hasn’t the furniture-buying public moved on to something else? Steven Kurutz of The New York Times asks, “Why Won’t Mid-century Design Die?
Jan 17, 2017
The Design Trends (That You Haven’t Heard About Yet) That Are Going to Heat Up in 2017
As a design editor, it’s my job to stay on top of (and decode) potential trends in the industry. There are some that are low hanging fruit (for 2017, it’s clear the color green is a front-runner, plants are now “it” items, and there will be a prevalence of natural/boho materials like terra-cotta), but others kind of fly under the radar until all of a sudden, you start noticing them everywhere.
Jan 10, 2017
Design Secret Weapon: 10 Ways to Use Architectural Flat Files at Home
If you’ve ever worked in an architecture firm, you’ll never forget the weirdly satisfying sound that architectural flat files make when they’re opened and closed. Unfortunately for luddites like myself, these beautiful dinosaurs are going the way of the card catalog, as hand drafting becomes increasingly obsolete and storing sets of drawings flat in a drawer is abandoned in favor of rolling them up and leaning them in awkward piles at your desk.
Jan 9, 2017
15 Gorgeous Green Sofas (For When You’re Ready to Move on from Navy)
Pantone’s Color of the Year may be Greenery, “a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade,” but my colored-sofa loving heart is smitten with a deeper shade of the earthy color: emerald. If you’re ready to move on from neutral seating (or the ever popular navy isn’t for you), consider one of these 15 luscious green sofas (from deep hunter green to exciting olive).
Jan 5, 2017
The New Kitchen Trends We’re Anxiously Anticipating
We saw so many beautiful kitchen trends in 2016: tons of marble, rich blue and black cabinets, open shelving, and a mix of materials. While we don’t think these things will disappear overnight, we definitely see a shift ahead. If you’re thinking about redoing your kitchen soon, or are just design curious, read on for what you can expect to see more of in the coming year, and why we think that’s the case. As the heart of many homes, the kitchen is the most personal.
Jan 3, 2017
Forget Pantone: Here Are Our Kitchen Paint Color Predictions for 2017
As part of our predictions for the trends that will dominate kitchen design in 2017, we’re taking a deep dive into the world of color in the kitchen. What to look for: rich, muted hues that add excitement but also sophistication to the kitchen. I love the look of muted blues, like the two you see paired together on the cabinets and walls of this kitchen from Oslo Design Fair. (The dark floor really helps to ground the space.
Jan 2, 2017
It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye: 2016 Trends That Are Maxing Out (But We Still Love Them Anyway)
In terms of decor, 2016 had something for everyone. Artful bohemian? Global textiles and/or tropical prints were your heroes. Classic glam? There was so.much.glam to go around this year. I took stock of 10 of my favorite design trends from the past 12 months that I’m just not ready to see go just yet.
Dec 30, 2016
Is Renting Art the New Way to Buy Art?
I once bought a painting that seemed to be everything I had been looking for in a long search for art to hang above my sofa. I specifically wanted a blue-and-purple watercolor and was overjoyed when I found just the piece. But when I brought it home, in the different light of my living room, against the color of my walls, suddenly the blue and purple weren’t the right shade of blue and purple, and the large painting wasn’t as oversized as it should have been for the space.
Dec 28, 2016
Sorry Pothos, But I Think the Monstera Plant is Actually the New Fiddle Leaf Fig
We're back it again: Pothos, rubber tree...monstera? What, in fact, could dethrone the fiddle leaf fig tree as design's star plant?
Dec 27, 2016
Look We Love: This is the New Scandinavian
If you make a habit of following design blogs, then you’re probably quite familiar with the look that a lot of Scandinavian interiors have: white walls, light floors, minimal furnishings, neutral tones. But lately, the Scandinavians, ever the design innovators, have been shaking things up a little, with new textures, new shapes, and even a little bit of color. This is the New Scandinavian look, with all the design cred of the old, plus a little something extra.
Dec 16, 2016
Here Are the Top Pinterest Home Trends for 2017
As we’re fast approaching the end of 2016, we start looking forward to what’s going to be hot in the next year. Today, Pinterest released their Pinterest 100, a cadre of trending ideas to try in 2017. We’ve taken a peek at their picks for the home, and can say that we heartily agree. Check out the top ten trends that will be sticking around: Navy is up 80%, and we love how it looks in interiors, especially in the kitchen.
Dec 13, 2016
A Brief History of Brutalism, The Architectural Movement Loved by Critics and Hated by (Almost) Everyone Else
From the BBC and CNN and now the New York Times, the word has come: Brutalism, perhaps the most reviled of all architectural styles, is back. Here’s what you need to know about the movement associated with hulking concrete masses and Soviet apartment buildings, beloved of critics and the architectural elite but despised by pretty much everyone else. I first became aware of Brutalism in the way that many architecture students do: through the structures on their own college campus.
Dec 13, 2016
Here’s How Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year Looks in Every Room of the House
Today, Pantone announced that Greenery is their 2017 Color of the Year. While the bright, leafy hue is already incorporated into many a home via plants, you might be curious as to how it looks on walls, furniture, and decor. We used our Color Search tool to find examples of the vibrant shade in every room of the house. Michel is clearly not afraid of bold colors in his Moroccan pad. Here, Greenery plays well with other brights for a fun space that doesn’t take itself seriously.
Dec 8, 2016
Here’s What People Think About Pantone’s Color of the Year
On Thursday, Pantone announced Greenery as the Color of the Year 2017, and publications, brands, and people from across the globe have since taken to the internet to share their opinions on the new reigning hue. Colors are so steeped in personal preference, that it’s no surprise that—like every year—there are the people that love it and the people that don’t.
Dec 8, 2016
This Is Pantone’s Color of the Year 2017
It’s December, and the holiday season is officially here. But for color lovers, today is a holiday in and of itself: the day Pantone announces their Color of the Year for 2017. In 2016, they surprised us all and gave us two hues: Serenity and Rose Quartz. Is there a new pair this year? Or are we back to one color to rule them all?
Dec 8, 2016
Unexpected Fall Pastel Color Palettes Inspired by Nature
Who says colors for fall decorating can’t be dreamy and soft? We’re not suggesting you trade in your pumpkin lattes for milky matchas or spiced gingerbread for lavender macaroons, but these landscape-inspired color palettes may influence your Thanksgiving tabletop to embrace the hazy hues that are often overlooked in the transition from summer to autumn.
Nov 6, 2016
My Pantone Color of the Year Predictions: My (Mainly Green!) Guesses for 2017
Let’s leave aside, for a minute, all discussions of how “color of the year” became a thing that I spend my time thinking about, and focus instead on the wonders of what I’ve come to embrace as Color Season. Benjamin Moore announced recently that Shadow, a deep, rich amethyst, is their color of 2017. Sherwin-Williams went with Poised Taupe, a neutral which perfectly straddles the warm/cool divide.
Nov 2, 2016
Look We Love: The Minimal Modern Backpack
Backpacks, typically associated with a look that’s more schoolyard slouch than high fashion, are getting a bit of an overhaul this season. They retain a certain youthfulness, but these backpacks are less like something from your school days and more like a purse that you can sling across your back. Want to get the look? Check out these 11 minimal backpacks. Above: Were I to spend a thousand dollars on a backpack, it would be this one. I am obsessed.
Oct 25, 2016
What Will the Next Mid-Century Modern Be? 3 Contenders to Watch
First off, let me preface this post by saying I think mid-century modern is a classic and versatile style that will be relevant in home design for many decades to come. Unfortunately for me, when a style becomes increasingly popular, I immediately start panicking about how soon it will lose its luster.
Oct 24, 2016
The New Shabby Chic: A Little Less Shabby, A Lot More Chic
Do you remember shabby chic? I do. I don’t think I ever got fully into the craze, but there was definitely a time when tousled lacy curtains, distressed painted wood and tiny floral prints were positively everywhere.
Oct 20, 2016
Trend Forecast: Is Brass About to be Dethroned as Decor’s King?
Interior design trends often get started in the trenches of flea markets by tastemakers and sometimes take months or even years to catch on and go viral. Justina Blakeney was into plants and scooping up macrame at flea markets long before her brand name, Jungalow, became a household word and everyone was using the #ihavethisthingwithtextiles hashtag. The world is just now starting to embrace this bohemian look, when many of us have already been there, done that and let our ferns die.
Oct 12, 2016
The 100+ Year Old Style That’s Suddenly the Hottest Thing in Kitchens
You can’t swing a stick on Pinterest these days without hitting a photo of a kitchen with Shaker cabinets. And to be more specific: painted Shaker cabinets. This style, with its distinct stile and rail design, adds architectural definition without detracting too much from the rest of the room. As trends go, this one is pretty timeless. Above, a London kitchen with open shelves above and solid cabinets below, all painted a deep gray-blue.
Oct 11, 2016
Nail the Mixed Metal Look at Home With These 5 Easy-to-Follow Tips
One is silver and the other’s gold…or is it rose gold now? Incorporating metallics into your decor is a great way to elevate your space, but the temptation to replace all of your fixtures every time a new finish “reigns supreme” is hard to avoid. Here are some shining (shimmering, splendid) examples of spaces that masterfully mix metals to help yours stand the test of time.
Oct 9, 2016
A Home Trend Turned Fashion Look That We Can’t Get Enough Of
Usually, trends tend to move from the runway to the home, but here’s one that went the other way. I first noticed giant, chunky knit blankets cropping up in Scandinavian interiors in 2014, and now, the trend has made the leap to fashion, in the form of giant, chunky sweaters (and hats and scarves) that will have you wrapped in coziness all day long. Above: A chunky knit blanket in a cozy bedroom by Jersey Ice Cream Co., via Gravity Home.
Oct 6, 2016
A Gorgeous New Flooring Trend We Can’t Get Enough Of
Here’s a new flooring trend we particularly love: weathered hardwood floors in muted tones of grey. They set a lovely tone for the whole room, imparting to any space a cool, beachy, relaxed feel. Still not convinced? Check out these seven examples. Grey or grey-toned floors are easy to find anywhere you would typically buy flooring. Home Depot, for example, offers a few different grey-toned options in both hardwood and bamboo floors.
Oct 5, 2016
Here Are the Most Popular Halloween Costumes on Pinterest This Year
Tomorrow is the first day of October, and it’s officially time to start thinking about Halloween. If you’re at a loss as to what you’ll be wearing on the spookiest day of the year, Pinterest has plenty of ideas. Here’s what’s trending for this year’s costumes: Everybody loves tacos (and pizza, and cereal). Show your love of food by dressing like it (or even dressing like your favorite dressing).
Sep 30, 2016
The Jacket Everyone’s Wearing Right Now: Our 20 Favorite Bombers Under $100
Every season has an “it” fashion item. This past summer, it was off-the-shoulder tops. This fall, though, it’s bomber jackets and KanYeezus may very well be to blame for this throwback trend (or so he claims—there’s a first.) We curated 20 of our favorites to help you look da bomb dot com (see what we did there?).
Sep 29, 2016
The Internet Has Reached Peak Geode: 5 Examples
Guys, we get it—rocks rock. We are no stranger to a geode here at Apartment Therapy, but the internet has officially taken it too far. Weddings and homes have been overrun with agate and geode DIY projects (yes, we know we’re guilty of it, too). Bookends, drawer pulls, table numbers, place settings… if you can dream it, it’s probably already been pinned a thousand times. Nail art is often over the top, and that is what draws us to it.
Sep 28, 2016
Look We Love: Copper in the Bathroom
Copper, the metal of the moment, has finally made its way to the bathroom, and the results are lovely. Take a look at these spaces where copper fixtures and sinks —and even exposed pipes—add just the right amount of shine, and maybe get a little inspiration for your own bathroom. The bathroom pictured up top and above is both from an Autralian house spotted on Inside Out. Here, copper fixtures add warmth to a super-modern space.
Sep 27, 2016
Copper Craving: Do-able DIY Details For Your Bathroom
Copper accents in the bathroom is a look we’re loving right now. A recent roundup of inspiration featured copper sinks and copper faucets and exposed copper pipes, but there are other ways to bring a little shine to your bathroom. If you crave the look but can’t afford to remodel, or you’re renting and that just isn’t a possibility, then take a look at these clever DIYs. Above, bespoke bath faucets designed by the home’s owner, Niki Turner.
Sep 21, 2016
Redefining Modern: The Once-Cold Aesthetic Gets a Warm Upgrade
Modern has had a makeover: push from your mind any images of stark, white, ultra-minimal interiors that you associate with the word. The new modern is warm, cozy, tactile, and even a little glamorous. Read on for five hallmarks that are redefining the aesthetic. Warmer Metals The warm metal trend has been going strong for a few years now, and it shows no signs of slowing.
Sep 1, 2016
Here’s What You’ll Be Wearing This Fall, According to Pinterest
We understand that it’s not quite yet September, and you’re probably trying to hold onto summer like Ryan Gosling clutched onto the hope of Rachel McAdams in The Notebook (it wasn’t over, it still isn’t over!).
Aug 22, 2016
Kitchen Design Trend Report: Are You Ready For the New Stainless Steel?
Oh stainless steel. As of a few years ago, nothing said “I’ve arrived” louder than having SS appliances (and granite) in your kitchen, particularly as a renter. You’d eagerly report to friends about your new place that “it has stainless steel appliances!” with a high-pitch voice of excitement and pride, and you’d receive a cacophony of “oohhs” and “ahhhs” in return.
Aug 8, 2016
Trend Report: This is The New “It” Home Accessory
Move aside shibori, because there’s a new pillow darling on the home front. Mud cloth has long been used in home decor, particularly upholstery, due to the fact that it’s incredibly sturdy, but in the last year or so, it has taken hold of one home accessory in particular: the throw pillow. One flip through a shelter magazine, or even a scroll through our very own house tours, and it’s clear to see that globally inspired and sourced textiles are undoubtedly having a moment.
Aug 7, 2016
We Just Aren’t Ready to Quit These 4 “Dated” Design Trends
Fashion is fickle, and sometimes something that’s super-popular one year is ‘out’ (or just a little overplayed) the next. Like you, I am thoroughly sick of faux taxidermy. But there are a few other design trends that other folks may be weary of that I still think are pretty great. We get it: these chairs, designed in 1948 by Charles and Ray Eames, are everywhere.
Aug 1, 2016
6 Reasons We’re Sad Kmart USA Isn’t Kmart Australia
For the most part, gone are the days of blue-light specials, “Attention Kmart Shoppers” as an oft-repeated catch phrase, and stylish partnerships with the likes of Martha Stewart. It’s been bad news after bad news for years now, and stores are closing left and right. So when I saw a recent catalog for Kmart Australia, I did a double take and was surprised by what I saw.
Jul 28, 2016
Trending Now: The Fashion Influences Behind Today’s Hottest Home Trends
It’s no secret that the fields of fashion and interior design are closely linked, often borrowing inspiration from each other and adopting similar trends. However, the two industries follow different schedules: fashion is able to move a little faster, creating new collections and generating trends multiple times per year, while interior design moves at a steadier pace (after all, who wants to or could afford to redesign their home a couple times per year?).
Jul 27, 2016
Goodbye, Skinnies: The 3 Denim Styles You’ll Be Wearing this Summer
Skinny jeans have been dominating the denim world for some time now, and for good reason: they’re surprisingly flattering, and you can wear them with almost anything. But lately I’ve been seeing some new shapes that I’m really excited about — new styles (or reloads of old styles) that are just as versatile, and present a fresh new direction for your wardrobe. Here are 3 new denim styles to take your summer style to the next level.
Jul 15, 2016
Yes, Concrete in the Kitchen Can Be Gorgeous (and Pink!)
Concrete might seem like an unusual choice for your kitchen, but given the right setting, its rustic, textured look can set just the right tone. Or it can be pink. Alex McCabe, co-founder of beloved Aussie brand Kip&Co, has a kitchen in her Melbourne home that’s as fun as her company’s bedding. Not only does it have glamorous brass cabinets and a standout quartzite backsplash, the island is pink concrete!
Jul 12, 2016
A Match Made in Heaven: Copper + Pink
Pale pink and copper are like one of those couples that look so good together that once you see them together it’s hard to imagine them with anyone else. And like all good couples, they bring out the best in each other: copper gives pink a bit of an edge, and pink brings out the warm, rosy tones in copper, giving it a special glow. Here are a few of our favorite examples. Above: The folks from Livet Hemma paired a copper pendant light with an IKEA duvet dyed in a peachy pink.
Jun 30, 2016
Beating Design Burnout: If You’re Tired of These Trends, Try This Instead
Sometimes you get tired of seeing the same trends over and over. Sometimes you want to try something a little different. Here are five trends you may be a little fatigued by — and five fresh new ideas to try instead. If you’re tired of gallery walls, try this: one single statement piece. Gallery walls have been around for a while, and they’re still a great choice, for the right space.
Jun 28, 2016
Transform Everything You Own with the Magic of Flower Bombing
It’s summer, and flowers are suddenly appearing everywhere, not just in nature, but also in DIY projects all over the internet. Flower bombing — covering things in faux (or real!) flowers, is the latest trend, and it’s a great way to get a huge impact while spending not a lot of money. Read on to find out how you can transform pretty much anything own with the magic of flowers.
Jun 24, 2016
Mad for Large Scenic Murals? How to DIY the Look in a Rental
Wallpapers are wall coverings, but they can also decorative works of art. Scenic wallpapers can span multiple walls and make a massive statement. Reproductions of the hand-painted originals are available from companies like Zuber, but they are both permanent and expensive. What about renters who want the look without the price tag and commitment? Furniture: Above, Megan Pflug transformed this entryway credenza using a custom image printed large-scale that she then adhered onto the front.
Jun 22, 2016
Denim is Back! DIY Projects That Aren’t Totally Terrible & Tacky
Fashion blogs tell us that denim is big in 2016, but truthfully, when is it not? Jeans are a true wardrobe staple — classic, straightforward, and sturdy. Denim’s versatility translates really well to DIY projects and, when stripped down as basic fabric, can look like something totally new and modern. Bring your faded denim back from the dead with DIY tricks, or use your old jeans, or pick up some used from the thrift store, and these projects will give them a second life.
Jun 16, 2016
It’s Baaaaaack: A Dozen Modern Decoupage DIY Projects
While decoupage has some less-than-pleasant associations for me—the browned, peeling masking tape-decoupaged vases at my favorite Mexican restaurant, the sticky and stained tabletops at a diner I used to frequent—it is a fantastic technique that can easily transform boring or beat-up globes, shoes, balloons, and recyclables into something truly special.
Jun 15, 2016
Your “Trend Immune System” is Talking, And You Need to Listen
Ah, “trendy.” No other word provokes the ire of design lovers quite like this one; the suggestion that they buy into a color or concept just because it’s, to steal the wise words of Mugatu, so hot right now. Yet, we all chase the design zeitgeist, every day. We look at our 10-year-old kitchens that we loved 10 years ago and think, “I would love to paint the cabinets white and add brass fixtures.
Jun 10, 2016
Get on the Grid: 10 Picks that Rethink the Classic Pattern
Gridded designs have been making a comeback for a while now—showing up on pillows, chairs, wrapping paper, and everything in between. But the latest versions play with the traditionally rigid pattern, revealing its fun side. Look for fresh colors and wonky, waving lines that are drawn or hand-painted. These new loosened-up takes on the grid might just make you reconsider the pattern’s potential.
Jun 9, 2016
6 Kitchens That Will Persuade You to Pick Waterfall Edge
Once considered an ultra-modern decor choice, waterfall counters are popping up in a variety of kitchen styles these days. They add a sleek, minimal look to any kitchen design while helping to hide appliances and protect wood cabinets. They’re often easier to clean. And’ if you really love your counter material, you can you can show it off more of it when you pick waterfall style.
Jun 8, 2016
Love Music Festival Fashion? You Have to See These 7 Perfect Rooms
‘Tis the season for festivals. Even if you don’t have any intention of attending, the summer festival lineup – Coachella, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, the list goes on – can offer you plenty of creative inspiration, both for your wardrobe and for your rooms. Check out the styling of Patina, above, a Brooklyn prop rental house that was made over to look more like a living room and featured on Lonny.
Jun 7, 2016
15 Times Cross-Stitch Was Actually Incredibly Cool
This is not your grandma’s cross-stitch. These projects take the art form of stitching tiny X’s with thread and turn it on its head. Giant painted cross-stitch wall murals, stitched sterling silver bangles, an embroidered IKEA stool – trust me, there’s a lot more to this craft than alphabet samplers. Greet your guests with a cross-stitched welcome sign.
Jun 6, 2016
DIY Inspiration: Mid-Century Shell Chair Updates & Upgrades
We love the classic Eames shell chairs for all their beautiful simplicity, but even the most classic and beautiful things in life can sometimes use an upgrade. Whether you’ve got an original in need of restoration or a knockoff that could use some jazzing-up, there’s a project here to suit your chair — and your style. Print out a banana leaf pattern, decoupage it to the seat, paint the legs coral, and voila—tropical chair!
May 30, 2016
10 Ideas for Stepping Up Your Stair Style
If your home has a set of stairs, it’s time to take it to the next level. Particularly in a small space, where every square inch counts, it’s important to consider this often-overlooked spot. The plus side of transforming a feature with little surface area: It doesn’t require a ton of paint or paper, making these big-impact ideas remarkably budget-friendly.
May 25, 2016
Back in Fashion: 5 Old Kitchen Design Trends that are Making a Comeback
For proof that everything that is old will eventually become new again, one need look no further than the kitchen, where plenty of once-reviled trends are making their way back into the spotlight. Here are five ‘new’ trends that might look oddly familiar. 1. Tile countertops. Tile countertops were hugely popular in the 70s and 80s.
May 11, 2016
The Best Modern Gold (and Copper!) Flatware
A few years ago the only kind of gold flatware you could find was the fussy, old-fashioned kind you associate with expensive wedding rentals. But since then gold has made a comeback in a big way, and suddenly it’s possible to find beautiful, modern gold flatware in a huge variety of styles and price ranges. For those inclined to be adventurous, there are copper and rose gold options, too. We’ve rounded up some of the best.
May 4, 2016
5 Not-Cheesy Ways to Rock Rattan
This isn’t your grandma’s wicker. The new way to rock rattan involves modern shapes and fresh colors. Check out these 10 rooms for actionable lessons on how to bring this natural material into the 21st century and into your home. It can be refined or elaborate, just complement the look with modern textiles.
Apr 20, 2016
Trending: Dark & Stormy Jewel Tone Paint Colors
In a recent Apartment Therapy ‘Favorite Rooms’ post, someone described their bedroom as “Dark and Stormy.” Perusing through the photos, I agreed with the adjectives; the wall paint color was reminiscent of the greenish blue color of a stormy sea. I realized I had seen several wall paint colors recently that also fit the dark and stormy style. I spot a trend – one that could lead to dramatic and bold spaces.
Apr 15, 2016
Black, White & Wood: Nicely Neutral DIY Projects
Sometimes you want a color pick-me-up at home, and other times you want decor that adds just enough detail without overwhelming the space. That’s where these neutrals DIY details come in, looking all sophisticated with their wood selves and black & white color palettes. Shown above: Homey Oh My found a way to display photos through fabric and image transfers. This wall hanging is a nice, subtle addition to her bedroom.
Apr 15, 2016
Trend Spotting: Copper in the Kitchen
Copper, the metal of the moment, looks fantastic anywhere in the house, but it looks especially fantastic in the kitchen. And its subtle glow and warm tones pair especially well with the dark colors that are currently all the rage in kitchen design. Whether you want to make a big statement with copper in your kitchen or work in just a little, you’ll find plenty to inspire you in these 12 spaces. This home from Nordic Design has copper touches throughout, including in the kitchen.
Apr 14, 2016
A Brief History of Memphis, The Design Group that Defined the Look of the ’80s
Whether you think of this as good news or terrible news, in the world of design, the ’80s are back in a big way. So we thought this would be a good time to do a brief dip into the history of the Memphis Design Group, an Italian design and architecture collective whose wild, colorful, postmodern style defined the look of the 80s.
Apr 6, 2016
Shopper’s Guide: Where to Buy Really, Really Big Vases
Recently I wrote about a big, beautiful new trend for the home: blooms and branches displayed in big, oversized vases. Many of you loved the look, but wanted to know: where does one find a vase this big? So I’ve rounded up a few options. A few things I was looking for: vases made of clear glass (minimal, works with any decor, shows off flowers well), and that measured 12 inches or more in at least one dimension.
Apr 5, 2016
The New Hot Color for Kitchens
Those of you who found yourselves a little bored by years and years of kitchens with white cabinets and white marble countertops might just be in luck. No, we’re not going back to late-90s dark cherry cabinets (and thank goodness). It looks like the newest trend for kitchen cabinets is black.
Mar 24, 2016
The Curio Cabinet Makes a Comeback
The words ‘curio cabinet’ and even ‘display case’ may bring to mind something fusty and old-fashioned. But lately we’ve been starting to see more and more of these in stylish, modern homes. I think the interest in having a few well-placed tchotchkes is a reaction to the uber-minimal aeshetic of a few years past, but glass-front cabinets aren’t just for good looks: they’re also a great way to contain a lot of things without looking messy.
Mar 24, 2016
On Trend: Oversized Vases Filled with Beautiful Blooms & Branches
When decorating your home it can sometimes be fun to play with scale a little bit. That’s why I’m especially excited about a new trend I’m seeing more and more of: oversized vases. Giant flower arrangements (in giant vases) are more than just pretty accents: they can change the feel of an entire room. An oversized vase filled with ranunculus rests on a chair in an interior by stylist Lina Ostling. An oversized flower arrangement in a space from House & Garden.
Mar 22, 2016
Making Mirrored Walls Modern: Seven Ideas to Steal
Michael Reeves via Dering Hall We all know that mirrors are fantastic for making a space appear larger than it is. It goes like this: available light + reflective surface(s) = much more light = greater sense of space. The problem is that a mirrored wall can sometimes feel vaguely commercial, or even cliche, if the application is off. Here are seven mirrored walls that are anything but, and that pack a big (spatial) punch as well. The lead image is of a Michael Reeves-designed home in London.
Mar 21, 2016
Proof that Polka Dots Can be Grown Up (And Actually Kind of Sexy)
When you think of polka dots, you might think of a schoolgirl’s hair bow or those ribbons high school cheerleaders tie to their shirt sleeves. Or maybe you see polka dots for what they are: A classic pattern that’s worthy of a spot in your living room, hallway or even the bedroom. The smaller the dot, the more sophisticated the look. Stick to regular, evenly-spaced dot patterns. Lots of negative space between the dots is a good thing. Keep the colors and combinations mature.
Mar 15, 2016
Everything You Need to Know About Shiplap
You keep hearing about it; find out what everyone's talking about.
Mar 14, 2016