Amazon Is Reportedly Choosing Two Cities for HQ2Life
After a year-long process of courting cities and states for tax cuts and various other perks, Amazon is choosing two locations for its sought-after second headquarters, “The Wall Street Journal” reported Monday evening. The supposed winning metros would be Long Island City, Queens, and Crystal City, Virginia.
Oct 3, 2023
This 513-Square-Foot D.C. Condo Is the Very Definition of Lush MinimalismTours
Sarai Reed, April Lawrence, and their dog, Lambo Reed-Lawrence, share this small one-bedroom condo. Their style is equal parts mid-century modern-inspired, uncluttered, and full of plants, which translates very nicely into a style you could call Lush Minimalism.
Jun 7, 2021
A 350-Square-Foot Houseboat Is a Cozy, Modern, Gorgeous Floating HomeTours
Designer Jamila Scarlett and her 13-year-old twins have owned this 350-square-foot houseboat, a 1976 Coho Chris Craft with vintage mahogany, for five months.
Mar 31, 2021
A 500-Square-Foot Studio Feels Larger Due to Earth Tones, Natural Woods & WhiteTours
There's also an amazing space-saving and functional IKEA product that makes studio living easier!
Feb 3, 2021
A Pop Art-Inspired Apartment Has a Vibrant Accent Wall & a Warhol-Themed BedroomTours
"We wanted people to walk in and immediately understand who we are as a couple, and we feel like that’s exactly what we’ve accomplished."
Nov 11, 2020
Roommates Planned, Painted, & Organized a Small Rental into a Colorful HomeTours
Lincoln is Black and Queer, originally from a small town in Texas, and Amina is a Pakastani-American woman who grew up abroad in Saudi Arabia. Their small, intentional home is a direct representation of themselves.
Nov 2, 2020
This 296-Square-Foot Tiny House Has 14 Windows, a Hammock, and a Meditation LoftTours
This tiny house owner pays a THIRD of what he was paying to live in a small studio apartment in the city.
Oct 13, 2020
A 513-Square-Foot DC Condo Is Full of Smart Small Space Hacks Tours
Each square inch of space gained is a win (and a potential home for a new plant).
Sep 25, 2020
Before & After: A Travel Inspired Kitchen RenovationProjects & Improvements
If there’s a leading trend, it’s embracing color, and that’s exactly what the talented crew at DC design firm Residents: Understood did with their clients Danielle and Peter. Using the young couple’s wanderlust as inspiration, R:U set about transforming sterile gloomy to bold global.Given that Danielle and Peter met while studying in Europe, got engaged in Iceland, and will be married in Italy this fall, they wanted to make a home that suited their vibrant life together.
Jul 15, 2020
A D.C. Home Inspired by Family, Photography and Frida KahloTours
Gina knows *exactly* where everything is in her 870-square-foot apartment; she's custom designed her home to house her treasures perfectly.
Jul 1, 2020
A 599-Square-Foot Studio Apartment Was Personalized With DIY Washi Tape MuralsTours
John and Maryana transformed their rental apartment by creating abstract, modern murals using affordable Washi tape!
Jun 30, 2020
A 630-Square-Foot D.C. Loft Shows How to Add Warm Color to an Industrial SpaceTours
Erin didn't have a color scheme in mind when she first began renting this apartment, she just kind of let everything flow in.
Jun 11, 2020
Peek Inside JFK’s Former Georgetown Home for SaleReal Estate
For two years, Kennedy shared the home with his sister Eunice just before embarking on his presidential campaign.
Mar 18, 2020
This D.C. Rowhouse Tackles Common Rental Woes With EaseTours
Raisa and Henry employ light-colored furniture, mirrors, and other reflective surfaces in their DC rowhome to help add more natural light to the space.
Feb 20, 2020
This Is Definitely the Cheeriest Tiny House of All TimeTours
It's full of pops of color, energetic patterns, cute organizing ideas, and a great vibe... and all in just 145 square feet!
Feb 3, 2020
This 600-Square-Foot Home Is Full of Minimal Art and Enviable Organizing IdeasTours
Mariana's home feels the way she wants her heart to feel: happy, harmonious, calm, whimsical, and adventurous!
Jan 9, 2020
Colman’s Converted Georgetown StableTours
Name: Colman Riddell Location: Georgetown; Washington, DC Size: 1,700 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; Owned Colman’s house first appeared on Apartment Therapy last December. Having made several changes in the past year, she invited us to revisit the converted stable — which dates back to the 1850s — for a full tour. Colman, a nurse-turned-decorator, shares the home with her husband, two children, and their Boston Terrier, Pim.
Dec 19, 2019
Holley & Audrey’s Dining Room ReduxDesign Ideas
Name: Holley Simmons and Audrey Matthias Location: Mt. Pleasant; Washington, D.C. Size: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: 3 years; Rented In September of last year we introduced you to the beautiful decor and fashion sense of friends and roommates Holley Simmons and Audrey Matthias. The duo recently remodeled the dining room of their apartment in Mt. Pleasant, NW D.C, and we can’t help but admire the mix of modern textiles and vintage furniture.
Dec 19, 2019
A 400-Square-Foot Liveaboard Yacht Shared by a D.C. Couple (& Their Pup!)Tours
After struggling to find an apartment when they first moved to D.C., Abigail and Mark sold all their belongings and jumped into boat ownership headfirst.
Dec 16, 2019
A Small D.C. Rental Apartment Has an Envy-Inducing Rug and Art CollectionTours
And it was furnished on a budget using mostly vintage and secondhand items!
Nov 21, 2019
A Colorful, Maximalist Apartment Has 55 Plants and a 'Sexy Coffin-Style' BedroomTours
This maximalist loves color and patterns!
Nov 12, 2019
This Travel Journalist’s First ‘Big Girl’ Apartment Is a Cozy, Colorful, Maximalist MixTours
This travel journalist's rental contains a hodge podge of items she's collected from her travels, flea markets, and Craigslist.
Sep 21, 2019
A Small Shared Condo Features Smart Storage Solutions and Over 50 Different HouseplantsTours
Learning how to downsize forces you to think creatively about how to to live.
Sep 13, 2019
Anne-Claire and John’s Internationally Inspired MixTours
Name: Anne-Claire, John (not pictured), and daughter, Anna Location: Rockville, Maryland Size: 2,400 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, owned We were first introduced to Anne-Claire in a house call; when I tracked her down after seeing it, she was delighted to share the full tour. Anne-Claire is from France, her husband, John, from South Africa, and they had their now 3-year-old daughter, Anna, in Dallas, where they lived before moving to the Washington suburbs last year.
Aug 29, 2019
Catrin & Chris’s “New Traditional” in Woodley ParkTours
Name: Catrin Morris, husband Chris, and daughters Lucy (4) and Miranda (2.5)Location: Woodley Park, NW Washington DCSize: 5 BR historic “Wardman” townhouse built in 1909 Years lived in: 3 Like probably many of you, I first spotted Catrin and Chris’s beautiful living room in Domino‘s 2007 decorating contest, and I immediately filed it away in my “dream house” folder.
Jul 31, 2019
This Light-Filled Loft Is Nestled in a Converted 1800s SchoolhouseTours
Apartment Therapy's Instagram Manager made a light and bright home in this oddly shaped loft with her roommate Jasmine and Jasmine's dog, Bambi.
Jul 29, 2019
This May Be the Most Stylishly Patriotic Studio Apartment EverTours
Stanley's 525-square-foot studio is packed with American handcrafts, folk art, brass candlesticks, baskets and bold red, white and blue color palette.
Jun 29, 2019
Before & After: A Bathroom Goes From Pinky Peach to Sleek and ChicProjects & Improvements
When Josh, Lauren and their twins moved into their new townhouse in Washington DC’s historic Mount Pleasant neighborhood, they knew right away they had to change the bathroom. The retro pink, peach and black tiled bathroom, while quaint and vintage, was not their style. And in a smallish townhouse the room felt too busy and crowded. (Perhaps they also knew that once their daughters got old enough to talk they would fall in love with the bathroom’s perky pink: time was of the essence!
May 5, 2019
This Small Studio Apartment Has an Easy, Elegant Divider SolutionTours
Name: Channing Foster and cat, Cosette Location: Mount Pleasant — Washington, D.C. Size: 600 square feet Years lived in: 9 months, renting Channing Foster has lived in her Mount Pleasant apartment for less than a year, but she’s already made it her own. Drawing inspiration from the building’s mid-century foundations, she’s elevated the space with a disciplined color palette and an elegant selection of furniture, art, books, and heirlooms.
May 2, 2019
A “Nostalgia Meets Now” 495-Square-Foot HomeTours
Name: Irwin Gueco Location: The General Scott — Washington, DC Size: 495 square feet Years lived in: Rented 6 years / Owned 2 years “Your home should tell your story,” says Irwin. And everywhere you look in his home there is a good story, providing insight into Irwin’s personality. Filled to the brim with carefully selected mementos, artwork and furniture, his home feels like a lovingly curated museum. Which is fitting, because he spends his days at a museum.
Apr 30, 2019
A Colorful “Bohemian Meets Western” Studio Apartment in D.C.Tours
Name: Kallie Seniff Location: Logan Circle in Washington, D.C. Size: 456 square feet Years lived in: 1.5 years, rented Kallie’s colorful studio apartment couldn’t be more representative of her personality. She’s an energetic, thrifty person and she found a way to combine these traits into a home so stylish that it makes me wild with envy.
Apr 30, 2019
A Crafty Designer’s Vibrant DIYed ApartmentTours
Name: Teri Clar and Patrick Choquette, plus their dog, Nami Location: Arlington, Virginia Size: 925 square feet Years lived in: 3.5 years, Rented (1 of them including Patrick!) Ombre bedroom accent walls in Crushed Velvet and a moody, modern den in Hale Navy? Check and check. Welcome to the home of interior designer and business owner Teri Clar. Teri resides in in Arlington, Virginia with her fiancé, Patrick and their dog, Nami.
Apr 30, 2019
A D.C. Couple’s Quirky, Memento-Filled HomeTours
Name: Ron Kelly and Emily Goodstein Location: Petworth — Washington, DC Size: 750 square feet Years lived in: Ron has lived here for 4.5 years, Emily moved in last year; owned Colorful, comfortable, and warm, Emily and Ron’s home is full of treasures with a tale. They’ve decorated with a combination of modern and bohemian elements that give a global feel to their Washington, D.C. apartment.
Apr 30, 2019
A Small Studio Has a Pink Kitchen With a Glitter FloorTours
Name: Grace Location: Washington, DC Size: 495 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, owned After a marvelous tour with Irwin, fate brought us Grace in the comments thread; she’s a resident of the same, beautiful Art Deco-style apartment building with precisely the same floor plan. Whereas Irwin’s studio was brimming with rich earthy colors, I was delighted to see Grace’s interpretation of the space—in top to bottom pink.
Apr 30, 2019
Cozy, Southern Charm in a Hundred-Year-Old D.C. Family Row HouseTours
Name: Meg, Glenn, Maddie and Isabelle Hoburg, and dog, Piper Location: Capitol Hill — Washington, DC Size: 1,500 square feet Years lived in: 14 years, owned Meg Hoburg is an interior designer with Southern roots, a true sense of Southern hospitality, and a fantastic eye for wallpaper. She and her family have been living in their Capitol Hill row house in Washington, DC for 14 years. Customizing the house throughout these years has been a steady work in progress.
Apr 30, 2019
An Artistic Couple’s Multipurpose D.C. LoftTours
Name: Anastasia Antoinette and Jamon Johnson Location: Columbia Heights — Washington, DC Size: 825 square feet Years lived in: 4 years, rented It’s not every day that you’re in the market for a new apartment and stumble upon an architectural masterpiece — which also happens to align perfectly with your profession — but that’s exactly what happened to Anastasia and Jamon when they were looking for their first home together.
Apr 30, 2019
A Graphic Designing & Vintage Furniture Collecting Trombone Player’s Creative D.C. LoftTours
Name: Curry Hackett Location: Howard University/Shaw — Washington, D.C. Size: 800 square feet Years lived in: Renting, 1.5 years The apartment that Curry has lived in for one and a half years couldn’t be anymore perfect for his diverse pursuits, which include graphic design, vintage furniture collecting, and playing the trombone. He’s also the founder of Hackreative, a multidisciplinary design studio specializing in placemaking, visual design, and creative direction.
Apr 30, 2019
This Apartment’s Emerald Dining Room Will Make You Green With EnvyTours
Name: Jonathan, husband Ryan, Sadie (a 5-year-old Devon Rex), and Robbie (a 3-year-old American Cocker Spaniel) Location: Adams Morgan — Washington, D.C. Size: 925 square feet Years lived In: 3 years, renting I’ve lived in this apartment for three years along with my husband Ryan, and our two sweet pets, Robbie the American Cocker Spaniel, and Sadie our Devon Rex—both rescues, both crazy.
Mar 21, 2019
House Tour: Anna & Dan’s White House Laundry LoftTours
Names: Anna and DanOccupation: co-owners of Goodwood DC; Anna is also a co-owner of the interior designer firm “Old School Interiors” Other Occupants: cats Mouse and Doddy (18 and 19 years old)Location: Logan Circle, Washington DCBuilding Type: industrial building built between 1890 and 1911; functioned as an upscale laundry facility whose clients included the White HouseSize: about 2000 sq.ft.
Feb 20, 2019
A Color Expert’s Own Brightly Hued HomeTours
Name: Annie Elliott, CEO Bossy Color Interior Design Location: Woodley Park, Washington, DC Size: 2700 square feet Years lived in: Owned 8.5 years With a business called “Bossy Color” one naturally has a strong point of view when it comes to design. Enter Annie Elliott, the energetic designer behind Bossy Color Interior Design based in DC.
Feb 20, 2019
Playful, Cozy Style in D.C.Tours
Name: Teeny, Pie Baker, and Aaron, Content manager for PBS Kids Location: Woodley Park, Washington DC Size: 850 square feet Years lived in: 1 year; Renting You know that really down-to-earth couple in your circle of friends with the gorgeously decorated apartment in the coolest part of the city, full of vintage gems they always seem to have the best luck snagging right off the street? Well, pie baker Teeny Lamothe and her boyfriend Aaron are those friends.
Feb 20, 2019
Page’s Happy Georgetown HomeTours
Name: Page Evans, daughters Peyton and Katherine, and Angus the Lab Location: Georgetown; Washington, DC Size: 1,800 square feet Years lived in: 8 years; Owned Page and her two daughters moved into this two bedroom in the heart of Georgetown eight years ago — they were downsizing after a divorce. Upon moving, Page, an art consultant and writer, set out to bring the small, 19th-century house up to date.
Feb 20, 2019
Calvin’s Naturally Stylish DC HomeTours
Name: Calvin Gilbreath Location: Capitol Hill, Washington DC Size: 1,000 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; Owned “Natural” is an apt term for the look and feel of Calvin’s Capitol Hill apartment — not just for the materials that make it up, but his innate ability to mix (and repurpose) high and low decor into a truly fashionable space. And I’ve never wanted to steal someone’s bathroom trash can until I toured Calvin’s home.
Feb 20, 2019
Holley and Audrey’s All the Pretty Colors HomeTours
Name: Holley, Dining Editor for the Washington Post Express, and Audrey Location: Mt. Pleasant, Washington DC Size: 1200 square feet Years lived in: 2.5 years; renting One can only imagine the stream of fun ideas and shared secrets that two cool, creative women who are equally inspired by the Anthropologie-meets-Kinfolk aesthetic must dream up.
Feb 20, 2019
Nyakinyua & Ivan’s Chic Victorian in Washington DCTours
Name: Nyakinyua Gill, Ivan Iricanin, and Baby Vuk Location: Howard University-Shaw; Washington DC Size: 1,800 square feet Years lived in: 1.5 years; Owned Nyakinya Gill (affectionately known as Nya) and her husband Ivan Iricanin are no strangers to the interior design industry. Ivan is an international restaurateur, with award-winning venues in Washington, DC, New York City, and Serbia, and Nya has played lead interior designer to some of these establishments.
Feb 20, 2019
Oscar’s Well-Preserved DC RowhouseTours
Name: Oscar Beisert Location: Grant Circle (Petworth); Washington, DC Size: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; Own When I first entered the home of Oscar Beisert, I thought for sure he had inherited it from an 90-year-old retired art historian who redecorated as a side hobby. Each wall in his sprawling two-story, three-bedroom home was chock full of carefully placed framed paintings, filled with portraits of historical characters both related and non-related to Oscar.
Feb 20, 2019
Keila’s Deliciously Colorful DIY StyleTours
Name: Keila Hill Location: Arlington, Virginia Size: 750 square feet Years lived in: 3 years; renting For Georgia transplant Keila Hill, sprucing up her apartment into a colorful oasis is never more than a paint can away. See how this thrifty gal maximizes impact on a small space.
Feb 20, 2019
Amy & Jeremy’s Maximum Impact AbodeTours
Name: Amy Zeller and Jeremy Location: Capitol Hill; Washington, D.C. Size: 520 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; Renting To say this cool couple knows how to maximize space would be an understatement. Amy and Jeremy may very well be the champions of resourcefulness, tidiness, and organization, while maintaining a charming and minimalism about their home. Stepping into the space initially, one might mistake it for a long foyer leading to the bedroom.
Feb 20, 2019
A Small DC Rental Row House Shared by 4 RoommatesTours
Name: Ricardo Guisse and three roommates Location: Washington, DC Size: 850 square feet Years lived in: Renting 3 years Architectural charm fills this renovated row house, as do roommates! Four young professionals share this 850 square foot rental home (an affordable option in a big city). With so little space, the challenge was creating a comfortable home with enough room. Their smart storage solutions help the small space function and look stylish.
Feb 19, 2019
A Compact Classic DC Home Filled with Chic Secondhand FindsTours
Name: Sarah Lyon Location: Georgetown, Washington, DC Size: 650 square feet Years lived in: Almost 1 year, renting You’d never guess by this rental’s chic, classic style, but Sarah purchased 95 percent of her furniture off of Craigslist. The only things she bought for full price (in other words, from a store) were her bed, headboard, couch, and front console table. Everything else has been the result of successful scavenger hunts! Sarah’s a Washington D.C.
Feb 19, 2019
The Obamas Buy Their DC Rental for $8.1 MillionReal Estate
Wondering what the former President and First Lady have been up to after their much-memed Tropical vacation on Richard Branson’s private island? Well, the answer is house-hunting. Fortunately, for the Obamas, they didn’t have to hunt very far before finding their new dream home. Ok, so “new” might not be entirely the right word. See, the Obamas just purchased the DC-area home they’ve been renting since leaving the White House.
Feb 4, 2019
Inside a 160 Square-Foot, Off-the-Grid Cabin With A Minimalist VibeTours
For getaway seekers eyeing remote accommodations of the more sophisticated variety, Virginia design studio GreenSpur has come through marvelously with the Lost Whiskey Cabin. This particular accommodation is a beautiful example of the cottage’s natural aesthetic meshing perfectly with a pared down, industrial style. The 160-square-foot, solar-powered domicile sits just an hour outside of Washington, D.C.
Dec 30, 2018
A Renter’s Room in a Shared Home Is Like a Mini ApartmentTours
Name: Sarah Lyon and a roommate Location: The Dupont Circle/Logan Circle neighborhoods of Washington, D.C. Size: 950 square feet Years lived in: 11 months, renting I absolutely love my current apartment. It took awhile for my roommate and me to find this space, but without sounding too cliché, it was truly worth the wait.
Sep 20, 2018
The Afro Minimalist’s Small Apartment Is a Peaceful & Practical OasisTours
This author's style is best described as "minimalist chic influenced by the beauty and diversity of the African diaspora."
Sep 10, 2018
This Immersive Fun House Is Full Of More Than Just Sideshow TricksDesign Ideas
For a comprehensive reminder of just how wonderfully left field Snarkitecture has gone with its designs since its inception a decade ago, you’ll definitely want to check out the New York-based studio’s Fun House exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.
Jul 24, 2018
A Tiny D.C. Studio Is a Smart and Stylish Use of Small SpaceTours
Name: Rachel Spikula Location: Dupont Circle — Washington, DC Size: 355 square feet Years lived in: 2 years, renting Landing this place was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. I looked at a few apartments in big buildings, but they didn’t feel right. I wanted to find something more distinctive in a smaller building and began looking for condos to rent. I almost overlooked the listing for this unit.
Jul 16, 2018
A Small But Stylish Basement Is a Couple’s Retreat from the Hustle and Bustle of D.C.Tours
Name: Samantha Nobles and husband Daniel Location: Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. Size: 500 square feet Years lived in: 2.5 years, renting The Nobles’ Nest is our first home as a married couple, for this reason alone we have a special adoration for this basement apartment. The couple who lived in the space before us are coincidentally our friends, and when they were moving out we conveniently slid right in to fill their spot! The best part of living here?
Apr 23, 2018
The Wing’s New D.C. Location Is Stunning, Historical, and More Important Than EverDesign Ideas
Popular women’s co-working space, The Wing, has officially begun its (highly anticipated) seven-city expansion. The first stop? The historic Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. As a former place of residence for the co-founders, D.C. made a natural fit as the first new location outside New York City limits. “I’ve lived here in D.C.
Apr 13, 2018
This Is When DC Will Reach Peak Cherry Blossom SeasonLife
Now that Daylight Saving Time is upon us, we’re fast approaching a bunch of other indicators that spring has officially sprung. One of the loveliest is the blooming of the cherry blossoms in and around Washington, DC. Here’s when you can expect the trees to reach peak pink. The National Park Service is predicting that peak bloom dates for 2018 will be March 17th through the 20th.
Mar 12, 2018