A $350 Bedroom Redo Uses 6 Paint Colors to Make a Major Difference
“I’d say 75% of this room project was just painting,” the homeowner says.
Oct 9, 2023
B&A: A Budget Office Redo Follows a Golden Rule for Brightening a Room
Home Projects
Before, this homeowner never wanted to work in this office. Now, it’s one of her favorite places to start the day.
Aug 21, 2023
B&A: A Bare Home Office Becomes a “Hardworking Hub” for Work and Play
Home Projects
DIY cabinets help keep the whole family organized.
Jun 29, 2023
B&A: A $120 Closet Redo Is a Storage-Packed Small-Space Game Changer
Home Projects
The project is practical, sure, but it also brings some personality to what this DIYer calls her “cookie-cutter townhouse.”
May 23, 2023
B&A: $1,000 Later, a Dingy Attic Is Now Unrecognizably Chic and Practical
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The attic had some great features, like built-in wall storage and a big window, but it also had some bad ones — like the moldy carpet and an obtrusive column. Here’s how a DIYer made it all work.
May 12, 2023
B&A: A Beige Bedroom Gets a Zip of Color in an Unexpected Spot for Just $25
Home Projects
The paint color? Red-orange. The paint location? Read to find out!
May 11, 2023
The $35 Amazon Find That Will Make WFH So Much More ComfortableLife
It helps prevent pain in your back, hips, and knees.
Dec 21, 2022
B&A: This Dramatic $2,500 Home Office Redo Features a Totally Unique Closet DIY
Paint plus a little woodwork totally transform this once-uninspiring space.
Dec 10, 2022
B&A: A $400 Home Office Redo Features One of 2022's Trendiest DIYs
This DIY is popular for good reason! The stylish "after" is a far cry from the cluttered "before."
Dec 1, 2022
B&A: A “Junk Room” Home Office Gets a Jaw-Dropping Transformation for $1,000
Space-defining DIYs and savvy secondhand shopping went a long way in this redo.
Sep 24, 2022
B&A: A "Dumping Ground" Garage Becomes the Most Adorable Gardening ShedPlants & Yard
This chic shed will make you want to start gardening immediately.
Jun 25, 2022
B&A: A Practical $700 Hallway-Turned-Home Office Created with an IKEA PAX
A weeklong project created by best friends.
May 4, 2022
B&A: A Basic Office Space Gets a Luxe-Looking Redo That's Actually IKEA
Those custom-looking built-ins are IKEA shelves totaling about $1000.
Apr 7, 2022
This Amazon Riser Is the Most Clever, Versatile Way to Maximize Desk SpaceDesign Ideas
I discovered it via TikTok, and it straight up stopped me in my tracks.
Mar 2, 2022
This Bouclé Dining Chair Immediately Caught My Eye When Designing My WFH SpaceDesign Ideas
It's the perfect blend of functional and stylish.
Feb 10, 2022
B&A: An Added Loft Doubles the Usefulness of This 330-Square-Foot ApartmentProjects & Improvements
The room looks unrecognizable and is much more multi-functional.
Jan 19, 2022
How to Set Up Your Workspace, According to Your Myers-Briggs Personality TypeDesign Ideas
Switch up your office space based on your personality type.
Aug 8, 2021
This Laptop Stand Is the Work-From-Home Solution I’ve Needed For More Than a Decade
And you'll never guess where I first spotted it.
Aug 6, 2021
I Didn’t Realize How Much I Loved This Chair Until I Had to Leave It Behind (Bonus: AT Readers Get an Exclusive Discount!)
It's supportive enough for the office, stylish enough for the dining room, and durable enough for high-traffic kitchens.
Jul 22, 2021
This Seriously Stylish Amazon Desk Is Giving Us Major West Elm Vibes — and It’s 30% Off for Prime DayDesign Ideas
It's sleek, spacious, and so practical for your home office.
Jun 21, 2021
This Customizable Sofa-in-a-Box Has a Special Armrest That Converts Into a Desk
Get ready to upgrade your WFC (work from couch) situation.
Apr 22, 2021
This $15 IKEA Closet Tray Is Actually a Stylish, No-Fail Drawer OrganizerDesign Ideas
And it looks more luxe than most drawer organizers, too.
Jan 7, 2021
This $70 Desk Has Over 9,000 5-Star Amazon Ratings and Just Might Be the Ultimate WFH SolutionDesign Ideas
There’s a good chance you vowed to upgrade your work-from-home setup in the new year—and that starts with having the right desk.
Jan 4, 2021
3 Rules that 2 Adults Use to Share 1 Open Plan Loft Without Annoying Each OtherLife
Ever been caught dancing in the background of your partner’s Zoom call? Me neither. My husband Michael and I live in a 750-square foot loft with twelve-foot ceilings and a large east-facing window in Brooklyn. We couldn’t be more in love with our place—it’s airy and spacious, but the open-floor plan makes it tricky for his traditional office job and my work as a content creator to co-exist.
Jul 9, 2020
I KonMari My Desk Every Day Before Leaving Work—And It Sparks Serious Joy Beyond the OfficeOrganizing
When it comes to her desk setup, Yasmin Lashley leaves no trace behind.
Jan 8, 2020
Lorenzo Diggins + The Essential Man ShowroomLife
Name: Lorenzo Diggins Jr/The Essential Man Location: The Unique Space | Downtown Los Angeles (Arts District) Size: 180 square feet Years lived in: A little over a month — Rented Last week I took a visit to the new Unique Space in downtown LA, where I met Lorenzo Diggins, creator of The Essential Man and got a tour of his new workspace.
Dec 19, 2019
Rebecca’s Loving Living Small Home OfficeTours
Name: Rebecca Orlov Location: West Hollywood, California Size: Dining Room/Home Office – 120 square feet Years lived in: 6 weeks Rebecca Orlov is one busy woman. After a stint in San Francisco, she decided to return to Los Angeles, and in just 6 weeks created a home office that would make just about anyone envious. From this glamorous home office for one, Rebecca juggles an assortment of projects: her own design site, loving. living. small.
Dec 19, 2019
Margaret Elizabeth Jewelry Studio TourTours
Name: Meg Shackleton of Margaret Elizabeth Jewelry Location: Union Street; San Francisco, California Size: 750 square feet Years in business: 7 years When you step into the studio of Margaret Elizabeth Jewelry you are taken by the similarities in style between the jewelry line and the space where it is created. Metallics with pops of color and plenty of texture set the tone in this studio workspace and showroom.
Dec 19, 2019
Jared Johnson of Holiday Custom MotorcyclesDesign Ideas
Name: Jared Johnson Location: Eliot; Portland, Oregon Size: 1,800 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; Rented Carefully crafted and thoughtfully designed, Holiday Customs’ distinct aesthetic is the perfect marriage of sleek modern shapes and raw vintage character — all packaged into a ridable work of art. Jared Johnson is the one-man band behind Holiday Custom Motorcycles. After outgrowing his small garage, Jared found a 1800 square foot warehouse in Northeast Portland.
Oct 24, 2019
Before and After: 3 Messy Drawers Get a Makeover With $1 Trays from TargetOrganizing
After searching through office supplies, back to school supplies, the bullseye dollar spot section, and home decor, I ended up in bathroom organization, of all places.
Oct 12, 2019
Pirate Toronto’s Audio EscapeTours
Name: Pirate Toronto Location: Toronto, Canada Size: 10,000 square feet Years Occupied: 23 yearsPirate Toronto is one of Canada’s leading audio post-production houses, located in the heart of the city’s Design District.
Sep 10, 2019
A Nature-Loving Artist’s 390-Square-Foot Studio ApartmentTours
It's filled with art, plants and micro shrimp.
Aug 21, 2019
Make*Do*Mend + Drygoods Design in SeattleDesign Ideas
Name: Keli Faw, founder of Make*Do*Mend + Drygoods Design Location: Drygoods Design: 5308 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 Years worked in: 2 years Keli Faw, founder of the previously online-only fabric and crafting shop Drygoods Design, graduated into a physical space with the opening of Ballard’s brick and mortar Drygoods Design. Situated behind a coffee shop in an a multi-space building, Faw incorporates two adjacent spaces: the retail shop, and the creative workspace Make*Do*Mend.
Aug 12, 2019
Thayer Photography Studio TourTours
Name: Thayer Allyson Gowdy Business Name: Thayer & Co Location: Bernal Hill, San Francisco Size: 500 sq feet Years in Business: 14 years The studio that Thayer Photography calls home is a great example of form meets function. Walking in, you have no doubt that actual business is conducted here — in fact, they seem ready for anything — and the most utilitarian elements, like the sealed concrete floors and custom plywood cabinets, are also some of the best stylistic elements.
Aug 12, 2019
Before and After: This Plain Entryway Was Transformed into a Much More Useful SpaceProjects & Improvements
This hallway-turned-home office makeover is great inspiration for anyone looking to carve out space to be creative and productive in an unlikely or unconventional spot.
Jul 8, 2019
Your Favorite Fashion Website Now Has an Office to Die ForDesign Ideas
Here at Apartment Therapy, we’re big fans of Man Repeller, the online destination for smart, quirky fashion and smart, addictive writing about life, culture, and everything else. Last year, founder Leandra Medine partnered with Decorist to redesign her NYC home — and this year, she worked with Decorist designer Chloe Redmond Warner to transform Man Repeller’s New York offices.
May 31, 2019
This Ceramic Studio in a Red Hook Warehouse is a Maker’s Dream SpaceTours
Editor’s note: We’re re-running this tour because Helen Levi is launching a new dinnerware line on June 14th and we’re excited! Her work is beautiful, earthy and a favorite of mine, and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for 2018. — Adrienne Breaux, House Tour Editor Helen—whose simple, craft-filled home we toured—also has a beautiful studio in Red Hook where she creates her beautiful ceramic pieces.
May 3, 2019
How A Bestselling Author Transformed A Winery Into The Work Space Of Our DreamsLife
Author Rachel Khong saw a need for a collaborative gathering space for women… so she opened one herself. Rachel Khong, bestselling author of Goodbye, Vitamin, did most of her writing in coffee shops (writing at home, she says, was difficult because she was constantly distracted by chores and home projects that needed to be completed. We can relate!). While she loved cafés or writing at her rustic A-frame cabin in Russian River, they weren’t quite what she needed.
May 3, 2019
Chloe Benjamin, Author of ‘The Immortalists,’ Has an Enviable Number of BookshelvesLife
Chloe Benjamin, who lives in Madison, Wisconsin, spent years writing her epic novel The Immortalists, an emotional story about four siblings who learn the exact dates of their deaths from a mysterious fortuneteller. As Varya, Daniel, Klara, and Simon grow up and grow apart, this knowledge drives distinctly different journeys and forces each to question whether we control fate—or fate controls us.
May 3, 2019
Author Kate Inglis Has Crafted a Magical Career & Home in an Old Sea Captain’s House in Nova ScotiaTours
There were just two things a young Kate Inglis wanted to be when she grew up: a professional roller skater and an author. “Only one so far has panned out,” reports the YA and children’s book author (If I Were a Zombie, Flight of the Griffons, and The Dread Crew) and the upcoming adult non-fiction book Notes for the Everlost: A Field Guide to Grief.
May 3, 2019
This Tiny ‘Mean Girls’ Broadway Dressing Room Got a Really Fetch MakeoverProjects & Improvements
Backstage at the August Wilson, the nearly 100-year-old theater currently houses the cast of “Mean Girls,” the delightful Tony-nominated musical adaptation of Tiny Fey’s beloved early aughts teen comedy. Barrett Wilbert Weed, who stars as Janis, preps for eight shows a week in a minuscule dressing room—one that recently underwent a serious style transformation.
May 3, 2019
The Most Important Elements of a Creative Workspace, According to Author Elizabeth GilbertProjects & Improvements
After penning three best-selling memoirs and self-enlightenment books, Elizabeth Gilbert might know a thing or two about how to organize an office space in a way that leads to optimum creativity.
May 3, 2019
Girolamo & Alex’s Creative San Francisco Loft (& Downstairs Coffee Shop!)Tours
Name: Girolamo and Alex Location: Dogpatch — San Francisco, California Size: 871 square feet (1,200 square feet including the coffee shop) Years lived in: 7 years; Owned Very few people can roll out of bed and be at work in just a few steps. For Girolamo and Alex, getting to their coffee shop—La Stazione Coffee and Wine Bar—is just a quick commute down a spiral staircase.
Apr 30, 2019
Desert Colors Mix With ’80s Vibes in BellJar’s New LA SpaceTours
Name: Sasha Darling, owner of BellJar Location: Los Feliz — Los Angeles, California Size: 1300 square feet You may remember Sasha’s Silver Lake bohemian home tour from a few years ago. For the past year, Sasha has been working hard on closing her San Francisco boutique, BellJar, and re-opening it in Los Angeles. It was a bittersweet goodbye in San Francisco, but Sasha sees her Los Feliz boutique as a fresh start and a cool new hangout for her dogs, Violet and Piglet.
Apr 30, 2019
Modern Eclectic Vibes in the Downtown Home of Dimepiece LATours
Name: Ashley Jones and Laura Fama of Dimepiece LA Location: Downtown — Los Angeles, CA Size: 2,300 square feet Years lived in: Renting 3 years Dimepiece LA is a positive, stylish women’s street wear brand created in 2007 by Laura Fama and Ashley Jones. They’ve been running their brand out of a warehouse space in Downtown LA and just recently remodeled the front end.
Apr 30, 2019
A Painter’s Colorful Art Complements Her Stunning, Small Spanish StudioTours
Name: Coco Dávez Location: Chueca nieghborhood — Madrid, Spain Size: 193 square feet Years lived in: Rented since February Coco welcomes me smiling in her studio, in an old royal state apartment in the heart of the high Chueca neighborhood in Madrid. Her paintings are full of colors, and fill the small, bright studio space. An artist since she was a child, painting for Coco is a way to relax, to play and to remain connected with that inner child inside us all.
Apr 30, 2019
Tour the Sophisticated (But Still Fun) Office of BLND PRDesign Ideas
What makes a space one where you want to create? Does color have something to do with it? Does art play a role? Everything—from the furniture to the colors used to the accessories—has to blend together to create just the right mix when a space needs to be a work space. Laurel & Wolf reached out to us to share the office of BLND PR, designed by Luca Pepitone. It’s a flirty, casual space that strikes just the right balance of energizing and calming.
Apr 30, 2019
An Artful, Clever, Playful Maryland BungalowTours
Name: Annie and Rush Location: Prince George’s County, Maryland Size: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: Owned 1.5 years I was lucky to visit Annie and Rush’s house, in the suburbs of Washington, DC, on an unseasonably warm day. Somehow I felt like I’d been there before, maybe because of the sun, or the cat walking in and out, or the comedic absurdism of a bright blue, stuffed shark toy resting on an old Eames lounger.
Apr 30, 2019
A Look Inside a Young Woman’s Super Cool Vintage Clothing BusinessTours
Name: Rosewood Clothing Co. Location: 16 W. Broad St., Richmond, Virgina Size: 900 square feet Years lived in: Rented 2 years With one visit to Rosewood Clothing Co.’s vintage insta-shop, founder Ashley Carruther’s style is immediately enviable.
Apr 30, 2019
Desert Vibes in a Jewelry Designer’s Oakland ApartmentTours
Name: Cheyenne Cannon Location: West Oakland — Oakland, California Size: ~250 square feet (part of a 2-story, 4-bedroom house) Years lived in: 1.5 years, rented Though Cheyenne doesn’t get to claim an entire apartment to herself, her small workspace and bedroom provide the bright light, privacy and inspiration she needs. She lucked out when the private second floor bedroom opened up.
Apr 30, 2019
A Crafter’s Colorful Modern Dutch FarmhouseTours
Name: Chantal Berkelmans, husband Pieter, their daughters Annabel and Lois Location: Eersel, the Netherlands Size: 6,458 square feet Years lived in: 5 years, owned (and self-built) For a long time Chantal believed she wasn’t creative or handy. She always felt envious of people who seemed to make the loveliest items (seemingly without much effort). When Chantal was pregnant with her first child, she remembers a period when she was terribly ill and could only lie in bed all day.
Apr 30, 2019
This Warm, Woodsy Home of a Dutch Writer and Driftwood Artist Is the Epitome of CozyTours
Name: Ariena Ruwaard, her husband Mark, their children Lot, Stijn, and Daan, and Sientje the cat Location: Gorinchem, the Netherlands Size: 1,991 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, owned Ariena’s story is one of hope and encouragement, of finding a new path when the old one has become impassable. A little over 10 years ago she was a primary school teacher. Together with Mark (who is also a teacher) they had three kids.
Apr 30, 2019
This Artist Has Mastered the Art of Bohemian Lounge SpacesTours
Name: Dawn Sweitzer of Notre Monde Location: High Point, North Carolina Years working in: 5 years, owned Dawn Sweitzer is the artist behind Notre Monde, a brand known for textiles, furniture, and accessories like trays, art, mirrors, and more. Her designs are distinct, as well as modern, minimal, and a little bohemian, too.
Apr 29, 2019
A Textile Designer’s Modern Colonial Is Incredibly CheeryTours
Name: Erin Flett and family Location: Gorham, Maine Size: 2,400 square feet Years lived in: 3 years, owned We found an open lot in the middle of an established neighborhood in Gorham, Maine, and instantly fell in love. It was almost four acres, half-wooded, and half-open and flat.
Apr 29, 2019
A Charming Old Portland House Is Now a Natural History-Infused Tattoo ParlorTours
Name: Alice Kendall Location: Wonderland Tattoo, SE Portland, Oregon Size: 1,300 square feet Years lived in: 5 months, renting Alice Kendall is one of the most sought-after tattoo artists in Portland. She opened her shop Wonderland in 2013, and quickly established her ranking as a top artist in one of the nation’s most inked cities.
Apr 29, 2019
This Successful Artist’s Flower-Filled Home Studio Will Make You Green With EnvyTours
California-based artist and designer Bridgette Thornton started taking painting seriously all the way back in 8th grade. “That age was very intense for me socially and academically. Art making was not only an emotional outlet but made me feel empowered,” she says. “As a child my mom would always have me working on a craft. Whenever I wanted to buy something, instead of purchasing it from the store, she would say, ‘you could make that!
Apr 14, 2019
This Home Has Everything… Hand-Painted Wallpaper, a Cat Named Dolly Parton, Disco Balls and MoreTours
Name: Abbey Eilermann and cat Dolly Parton Location: The Hill — St. Louis, Missouri Size: 2,000 square feet (includes the work studio) Years lived in: 3 years, renting It all starts with a hot pink name plate that stands out among the red and green awnings on The Hill, a traditional Italian American neighborhood in St. Louis.
Mar 21, 2019
Mary’s Singular Live/Work StudioTours
Name: Mary Sprague Profession: Artist and Art/Art History professor (retired) Location: St. Louis, Missouri Size: 4500 square feet Years lived in: 27 years; owned Mary’s home and studio is an aggregation of 50 years of art. An active and longtime member of the St. Louis artistic community, she’s also one of those women you want to be when you’re in your 70s — whip smart, creative and kind.
Feb 20, 2019