See 12 Stylish Goods for Sale From Your Neighbors
It’s hump day but don’t distress. If your week is feeling a little long, take part in some retail therapy. These fresh Marketplace listings are priced to move. Take a look, make an offer and don’t forget to list your own. The Marketplace is open to all, selling quality home goods and furnishings.
Jun 14, 2017
Interior Decorator Natasha Habermann Picks Her Marketplace Favorites
When it comes to home decor, I have no problem gathering general inspiration (“warm minimalism seems good”), but getting to step two and creating a cohesive look (“how did I end up with so much black?”) is a whole different story. That’s why I’m grateful that interior decorators like Natasha Habermann exist.
Jun 13, 2017
Splurge, Save, Steal: Plush and Stylish Vintage Rugs
Every design element needs it’s counterpart: for every shiny hardwood floor, your toes are probably also craving comfort from the right rug. Aside from the obvious underfoot plushness, rugs are essential for bringing fresh texture into a room, and a nice burst of color or pattern that you might not want on your walls. There are a ton of beautiful vintage rugs on the Marketplace, but these three stood out for being great deals (and yes, a well-deserved #treatyourself moment).
Jun 9, 2017
The Best of Designer Arne Jacobsen on the Marketplace
One of the downfalls of an ambitious designer can be overthinking; your head is swimming with all of these concepts and forms and colors, and far too often function takes a backseat to frills. How many times have you seen some cutting-edge modern design unveiling and thought, “is….is that a chair? Where do your legs go? And why so many edges?!
Jun 7, 2017
Shine On with Decorative Brass Accents
If your home is anything like mine, it’s a mix of secondhand, lower-cost furniture with a few slightly more expensive pieces. It’s been a slow transition to upgrade from futons and flat-pack furniture as my budget allows it. I’ve learned that decor accessories with metallic finishes can really make a room look and feel more upscale. Brass particularly has a worldly quality to it that gives your belongings a polished appearance.
Jun 6, 2017
Monday on Marketplace: Latest Listings Under $25
You know what’s a surefire cure for the Monday blues? A great deal, and specifically one that’s just around the corner. Rather than tear you away from your work, we’ve rounded up some of the best under-$25 finds on the Marketplace. Nothing is more aggravating than a tricky lighting situation in your home.
Jun 5, 2017
Friday Top Picks for Sale on Marketplace
Start the weekend by making your home just a little prettier. See what your fellow design-loving neighbors are selling this week on Apartment Therapy Marketplace.
Jun 2, 2017
Bookends to Fit Your Style and Organize Your Collection
Most people aren’t blessed with a Beauty and the Beast-size personal library, but I’m willing to guess you have more than a few paperbacks lying around. Luckily the right bookends let you turn any surface into a perfect place to store your reads: keep a few on your desk, on a shelf, propped up on a side table…as long as you start with the right foundation, you’ll have a ton of room to customize to your aesthetic.
Jun 1, 2017
Designing With Lucite (For Every Budget)
I absolutely love Lucite. Though technically an umbrella term for clear acrylic, as is the case with Band-Aid and Kleenex, sometimes the brand name becomes synonymous with describing an item in any form.
May 31, 2017
Crate and Barrel for Less: Secondhand Finds in Chicago, LA, NYC and DC
Shopping at Crate and Barrel is a surefire way fill your home with stylish furniture, kitchen gear and decor. Now you can find secondhand Crate and Barrel furnishings for less, much less on Marketplace. For example, the solid walnut Reveal desk normally retails for $899 but is available for $450, gently used. The Crate and Barrel website has the Linea II nightstand priced at $400; a Marketplace steal at $150.
May 30, 2017
Splurge, Save, Steal: Totally Unique Bar Accessories
While you can’t knock the appeal of a fun night out, there’s something extra special about being able to entertain at home. So pour yourself a cold one and make room for a new happy hour essential: let’s check out some of the coolest bar accessories on the Marketplace! You know the easiest way to make an everyday get together feel like a special occasion? Investing in something truly one-of-a-kind.
May 26, 2017
IKEA’s Memorial Day Sales Start Now
If you're an IKEA Family member, it's time to get shopping.
May 26, 2017
The Best of Hans Wegner in the Marketplace
There’s a big difference between understanding the concept of a design style and recognizing individual artists’ work; Danish modernism has a lot of common themes that can make it easy to grasp, but designers like Verner Panton and Arne Jacobsen have unique attributes all their own. Let’s start your formal design training with a look at how exactly Hans Wegner has maintained popularity well into the modern era.
May 23, 2017
Monday on Marketplace: Everything and Anything in a Basket
Want a dose of farmhouse chic or bohemian living in your home? It’s as simple as adding a basket. Whether it’s made of rattan, seagrass, fabric or wire, baskets add a bit of history and warmth to a space. I’ve pulled together a small list of favorites but there are plenty more for sale on Apartment Therapy Marketplace. Let me know how you’re using these baskets and more in your decor. How pretty is this bamboo basket? The charming cherry blossom design is hand-painted.
May 22, 2017
My Trick to Getting the Best Deal When Online Shopping
It happens to the best of us: you hunt for weeks and weeks (or months and months) for a coffee table that’s just right. You finally find one you love at one of your trusted online retailers, usually one which you know to have fair (read: low) pricing. Congratulations! You are now the owner of a well-researched furnishing, purchased at a great price…or so you think.
May 21, 2017
Splurge, Save, Steal: Grab a Seat Outdoors in Time for Summer
It’s a balmy 80+ degrees out in New York City and I, for one, couldn’t be happier. Sure, summer doesn’t officially start for another month, but everyone knows Memorial Day Weekend is the real kick-off to the season. If you don’t have plans yet, then get ready to make some that include relaxing outside on these outdoor seating finds from Apartment Therapy’s Marketplace. Whether you can afford to splurge or are looking to save, these listings are worth a look!
May 19, 2017
10 Marketplace Listings That Made Us Do a Double Take
Feel like your home is missing a certain something? Needs a little oomph to truly make it unique? Sometimes it’s really good to stand out from the pack.
May 18, 2017
Come Sit By Me: Benches Available in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles
I have yet to meet a room that couldn’t benefit from a bench. From the foyer to the dining table to the end of the bed, a bench offers more than just a seat. Its simple design lends itself to multi-functionalism. It can be a coffee table, a landing spot or a display oppoortunity. Whether finished with tufted upholstery for a polished appearance or in raw wood to achieve industrial chicness, benches can fit every style.
May 17, 2017
Sleep Tight With the Right Nightstand for Every Budget
All hail the humble nightstand! As much as a comfy bed and light-blocking curtains are essential to a good night’s sleep, you can’t knock the impact that a nightstand can have on your relaxation time. It allows you to store a good book or crossword puzzle nearby in case you need to force a little drowsiness, keep your phone (which is probably also your alarm clock) close at hand, and find the perfect space to hide a midnight snack. So you definitely need one, but where to begin?
May 16, 2017
Monday on Marketplace: Anything-But-Basic Vintage Finds
I’m moving this week which has me rethinking all my belongings and decorating choices. Suddenly I can’t stand neutral furniture that feels too safe. I’m gravitating to truly unique finds that pop with color, pattern and texture. I want to surround myself with furnishings that invigorate the mind. This week’s Marketplace roundup is inspired by the items that make you say “Wow!”—these listings come with plenty of flair and fun.
May 15, 2017
Splurge, Save, Steal: Sleek and Modern Chandeliers
Nothing adds instant drama to a space quite like a chandelier. But if you’re anything like me, the word tends to draw up mental images of stuffy decor and overly-ornate crystal. With the gorgeous range of more minimal, modern designs out there, this definitely doesn’t have to be the case. Apartment Therapy Marketplace has a bunch of beautiful chandeliers in stock, but these modern finds stood out from the pack.
May 11, 2017
10 Marketplace Floral Finds That Bring Spring Indoors
“Florals for spring? Groundbreaking.” Fully acknowledging the cliche presented by The Devil Wears Prada‘s Miranda Priestly, we’re still ready to embrace this seasonal favorite with open arms. New blooms don’t just work to liven up your outdoor space; getting colorful new floral accents can seriously improve the mood of your interiors.
May 10, 2017
Monday on Marketplace: A Bookcase for Every Budget
My apartment defies basic New York City cliches by having a “regular”-sized bedroom and a huge kitchen. But as someone who doesn’t cook very often, I’ve repurposed a whole section of open shelving into a makeshift bookshelf over my breakfast table. That’s because despite not making it into your general idea of apartment must-haves (like a sofa and bed), I think that you should try to work a bookshelf (or bookcase) into your home anyway you can.
May 8, 2017
Splurge, Save, Steal: Get Productive With a New Desk Chair
I’m here to sing the praises of the humble desk chair. As much as a clean and clear surface is an essential part of a workspace, you could argue that the right seating is what can really make or break your 9 to 5. For those of us who even occasionally work at home, desk chairs can be a kind of Goldilocks situation: if they’re too soft and unsupportive you’ll probably end up nodding off, and overly stiff models mean restless legs and sore backs.
May 5, 2017
On the Hunt for the Weird and Cool? Check out Reuse America Vintage Warehouse
Say what you will about odd finds for the home but I tend to gravitate to them. In my living room hangs a 5-foot marquee letter Y — an impulse purchase from Marketplace. It comes with a fun story: it was once used in a Korean beer commercial featuring Psy of Gangnam Style-fame. Unusual finds—big and small—can add a special something to your space to make it stand apart. It’s why I’m constantly checking Reuse America Vintage Warehouse’s Marketplace corner.
May 3, 2017
Splurge, Save, Steal: Home Decor Inspired by Nature
Despite not being an outdoorsy person, I love nature but I love it more indoors. I regularly bring home little bits of the outside. On my desk is a tiny bowl of sea urchin shells I painstakingly brought back from a scuba diving trip. In the living room hangs a sculptural (and broken) tree branch I dragged home from the neighborhood park one day.
Apr 28, 2017
Renters Solutions: Get the Wallpaper Look Without the Commitment
We promise there are way cooler options available now than the cheesy inspirational quotes your mom has plastered across her walls.
Apr 26, 2017
Chicago Vintage Dealer Timothy Burkhart Picks His Marketplace Favorites
When I’m looking for good Marketplace content to share on social media, there are a few choice sellers that I know I can always count on to provide quality stuff. Dial M For Modern is one of those sellers, and Timothy Burkhart is the vintage phenom behind the brand. So I took a short break from stalking his insanely gorgeous Instagram feed to find out what marketplace picks caught his eye…because if his feed is any proof, Timothy knows a good find when he sees it.
Apr 25, 2017
Apartment Therapy, Cloth & Company and Amazon Throw a Party!
It was a busy few days down in High Point, North Carolina this past weekend! We threw a raucous collab launch party with a big company, Amazon, and a small, brand new one, Cloth & Company, to launch our new capsule collection, which is an experiment with online retailing and digital printing. Here’s the post I wrote about the inspiration last week. Check out the collection’s launch page! The party was filled with both friends and those curious about what this was all about.
Apr 25, 2017
Monday on Marketplace: Vintage Favorites Under $20
Another Monday is upon us, and with that unfortunate cloud comes a silver lining: the best new deals on Apartment Therapy Marketplace! If you thought we couldn’t find listings under $20 worth your time, think again (and maybe even prepare yourself with a crisp Andrew Jackson or two). You know what your vanity or dresser has been missing? The perfect mirror.
Apr 24, 2017
25 Small-Space Game Changers Your Storage-Challenged Home Needs Now
Living in a small space can be tough. But finding affordable, storage-savvy furnishings for your petite place is maybe even harder. Sure, the web is brimming with attractive options, but to make the most of your tiny abode, it’s important to seek out purposeful pieces of furniture and accessories—i.e. items that are both space efficient and multi-functional. As always, we’re help to help, so we’ve rounded up 25 of the most small-space-friendly goods on the Internet.
Apr 21, 2017
Splurge, Save, Steal: Chic and Charming Brass Finds
Brass accents in home decor is a trend that never ends. I have to wonder if it’s even a trend at all. The metallic element adds a bit of sparkle and history to its surroundings. Whether it’s polished for a high-glam effect or left tarnished for an aged patina, vintage brass is popular on Apartment Therapy Marketplace at all price points. The cute whale brass statue that currently lives on my coffee table is one of my own purchases from the Marketplace.
Apr 21, 2017
5 Eco-Friendly Ways to Get Your Secondhand Purchases Clean
Secondhand goods come with a history and sometimes it’s a dirty one. Before bringing home a vintage chair or dresser from Apartment Therapy Marketplace, take some time to disinfect and deodorize your purchase. These eco-friendly products (some you might already have in your home) are a great way to get your old furniture looking fresh. You come across a beautiful vintage chair for an even more gorgeous price, but you can’t help but notice the musty smell. Don’t worry.
Apr 20, 2017
20 Ideas to Make Your Whole Home Feel Bigger
As someone who currently has a desk-nightstand-vanity hybrid, trust me when I say that I get any and all of your small-space living woes. That’s why I’ve turned to the wise voices of the Internet to find the essential tips and tricks you’ll need to make your home feel open and welcoming, no matter what the size. Everything’s better with some support, so let’s navigate this big journey through small spaces together. Spring for built-ins.
Apr 18, 2017
Sneak Peek: Our New Apartment Therapy Capsule Collab!
A few months back, my good friend Christiane Lemieux of Cloth & Company (and also founder of Dwell Studio) and her business partner Meganne Wecker (President of Skyline Furniture) asked me to collaborate on a capsule furniture collection using their brand new weapon: a huge digital printer on which they can now print designs in minutes. After getting the pitch and then touring the Skyline factory in Chicago, I was not just impressed. I was blown away.
Apr 18, 2017
Monday on Marketplace: Al Fresco Living Options
With Easter behind us, I’m counting the days until Memorial weekend. (But really, aren’t we all?) Something about the spring season makes me want to spend as much time outside as possible. If you’ve also got a longing for al fresco living, then check out Apartment Therapy Marketplace for patio furniture you can pick up locally. I’ve rounded up a few tempting finds that will have you basking in the sun.
Apr 17, 2017
These Apartment-Shaped Planters Are High-Rise Homes For Your Greenery
If you’ve always envisioned yourself as the proud owner a dreamy rooftop garden but lacked the necessary space to execute the idea in real life, these charming apartment-shaped pots for plants might be the next best thing to maintaining a high rise-dwelling, leafy oasis underneath the wide open city sky. Created by Japanese designer Nobuhiro Sato, this collection of uber stylish planters helps to highlight the less-than-obvious structural beauty of abandoned buildings.
Apr 16, 2017
Splurge, Save, Steal: Must Have Patterns & Prints Under $300
My name is Vanessa and I can’t get enough of prints and patterns. I blame the fact that I’m moving into a new apartment in a few weeks, something about it feels like a clean slate. Instead of packing and downsizing my closet, I’m pouring over the possibilities available on Apartment Therapy Marketplace. I’ve always played it safe with solid colors but now is the time to be bold with bright patterns and eye-catching prints for the walls.
Apr 14, 2017
Erin Hagstrom of Calivintage Picks Her Marketplace Favorites
It usually takes a lot of conscious effort to look effortless. For most people, a “laid-back yet somehow perfectly polished” style is either just a dream, or the end result of strategic research and Pinteresting. But then there’s Calivintage‘s Erin Hagstrom: a lifestyle blogger and stylish mother of two, everything from her clothes to 1920’s home manages to exude a breezy, Californian aesthetic with a classic vintage twist.
Apr 13, 2017
New Apartment Therapy Marketplace Deals Near You
I’m going to go ahead and make two declarative statements based solely on instinct with no hard evidence to support them: you’re a hard worker and you deserve a treat. That’s why, rather than have you dig around the Apartment Therapy Marketplace for your next favorite find, I’ve rounded up the best local deals for you. Like I said, you deserve it.
Apr 11, 2017
Monday On Marketplace: Great Deals Under $25
The term “good deal” is relative: someone may think that it’s about the amount saved, while others are sticklers for a low final ticket price, regardless of the original cost. But I’m pretty confident in saying that $25-and-under is a category that any shoppers would be hard-pressed to pass up; that’s why we’re kicking off the week with some stellar savings from Apartment Therapy Marketplace.
Apr 10, 2017
Splurge, Save, Steal: Fixer Upper Deals
Tis the season for DIY projects! Now that the weather is warming up, it’s time to break out your arsenal of spray paints, sanders and wood glue and get to work. I scoured the Apartment Therapy Marketplace for fixer uppers under $300. These listings require some work but nothing you can’t accomplish over the weekend. Take a look and share your thoughts on what should be done with them. If you’re going to make an extravagant purchase, do it on a live edge wood slab.
Apr 7, 2017
Sale: Graham & Brown Has Wallpaper Up to 70% Off
Looking to take the wallpaper plunge? Now is the time to snag some rolls at a steep discount: Graham & Brown’s Spring Redecorating Event is going on right now and wallpaper (as well as some home décor) is up to 70% off. We picked a few stylish options to get you started. Check them out: Wallpaper can completely change a room. So if you’re ready to try it out, here are some of our picks. A classic damask but with a twist, rendered in a striking teal and metallic gold.
Apr 5, 2017
Rocking Chairs We’re Currently Crushing On
I’ll admit, I’ve been holding onto a pretty old-school idea about what it means to own a rocking chair. For me personally, the term whipped up imagery of a baby being rocked to sleep in something padded and pastel, or an older person sitting on a front porch, judging neighborhood youths from a rickety rocker. And while I’m sure these scenarios are being acted out somewhere in the world, the options we have here have completely exceeded those style expectations.
Apr 4, 2017
Monday on Marketplace: Deals on Unique Secondhand Sets
One of the bittersweet parts of shopping secondhand is that you rarely come across the matching counterpart to your find. Sure, it can be part of the fun to search high and low for a complete set but that can take years. Take it from someone with a few lone pepper shakers. I’m starting this early April roundup by scavenging the Apartment Therapy Marketplace for pairs of all kinds. Here are five listings worth your time.
Apr 3, 2017
Instagram Stars: Curated, Printed, Framed and in Your Home
You all know I’ve been asking you for weeks to send me recommendations. Well, today’s find comes from a reader who, after our Valentine’s Day Round-up back in February, sent us an email about Prints.ly, telling us all about this brand new art source. There are a lot of online art shops trying to figure out how to become the “galleries” of the future, but this is different. Check it out. Prints.
Apr 1, 2017
Splurge, Save, Steal: Spring for Planters
Don’t let the April 1st snowstorms threatening part of the Northeast fool you, spring is on way. Although some of us can’t open up the windows and let it in (I’m a little jealous of those of you who can), you can prep for the sunny months ahead. Start shopping for planters now and pick up some tips from the green thumb pros. That way you’ll be ready to maximize the greenery both inside and out of your home.
Mar 31, 2017
10 DIY Hacks to Know When Buying Secondhand Finds
It’s not easy nowadays to find vintage goods in great condition and at a bargain price. Dealers and flea market sellers are savvy to the demand for well-made, one-of-a-kind furniture and home goods. But that’s not to say you can’t score a deal on an almost-good castoff and improve upon it with a little elbow grease. So roll up your sleeves and use these tried-and-true hacks to update just about anything you pick up at a secondhand shop or on Apartment Therapy Marketplace. 1.
Mar 28, 2017
5 Breakfast Machines for the Most Important Meal of the Day
Do you love breakfast? If you’re looking for ways to get creative with the most important meal of the day, here are five appliances that rank from cool and useful to niche and wacky that you can actually buy to build a better (or more complicated) breakfast. Don’t want to leave your toast to chance? Get this clear sided toaster to keep an eye on the progress of your slice. The slot is wide enough for bagels and long enough for slices of non-standard sized loaves.
Mar 28, 2017
Monday on Marketplace: Favorite Finds Under $50
Who can say no to a good deal? Even better: when that deal is under $50? You don’t need to adjust your budget for these favorites from Apartment Therapy Marketplace; get your work week off to a great start by checking out some of our (seriously well-priced) favorite listings. For naturally organized people with beautiful collections to display (aka, Goal People), open shelving is the way to go.
Mar 27, 2017
Splurge, Save, Steal: Build a Better Breakfast
Look, I know you have a million reasons to skip your morning meal: a long commute, desire to sleep in, desire to not burn anything before 9 am. But when you can find the time for it, treating yourself to a leisurely breakfast is always a good choice. That’s why this week’s picks from Apartment Therapy Marketplace are all about the most important meal of the day, and how they can help you reach some tasty goals before heading out the door.
Mar 23, 2017
Get the Look (For Less): Can You Spot the Seating Steals?
Envy-worthy style for a great price has never been more achievable than it is now; a little digging can mean the difference between taking out a small loan to furnish your living room and revamping your entire home on a budget. If you consider yourself to be a master of spotting a great deal among designer duplicates, it’s time to put your skills to the ultimate test.
Mar 21, 2017
Monday on Marketplace: 5 Deals Under $100 Near You
Happy first day of spring! If you’re still digging your way out of the last snowstorm, take a break and hit the Apartment Therapy Marketplace. The newly launched site for shopping home decor is packed with good finds. This week I’ve picked some solid deals available for $100 and under in cities like San Francisco, Chicago and Los Angeles. Don’t dismiss the size of this vintage Turkish rug.
Mar 20, 2017
Splurge, Save, Steal: The Leisurely Way
A life of leisure takes work, make no mistake about that. You need to force yourself to slow down, unplug and never utter the words, “I’m too busy.” This week’s picks from Apartment Therapy Marketplace were inspired by personal efforts to make time for what’s important – myself. May these finds push you to not check your social media feeds and relax the weekend away. Hear me out, This is one of those splurges that will feel like a steal of a lifetime.
Mar 17, 2017
Why You Should Invest in Vintage Art (On Any Budget)
Few things are more personal than art preference. Minimalists may be drawn to clean lines and graphic prints, while traditionalists will turn oil paintings into ornately framed masterpieces. But one thing that most people can probably agree on: no one wants to turn their walls into a cookie-cutter copycat of someone else’s. That’s where vintage art comes in!
Mar 16, 2017
Got an Eye for Bohemian Chic? Check Out Good Eye Gallery
True to their name, Good Eye Gallery certainly has a discerning taste in vintage. The Los Angeles-based Marketplace seller stocks their corner with a variety of furnishings from a newly listed club chair in a burnt sienna plush mohair fabric to artwork including pop culture-themed silkscreens, Mid-Century lithographs and mix media paintings. Last month the gallery opened an exhibit featuring the works of female artists in an effort to raise funds for Planned Parenthood.
Mar 15, 2017
Design 101: Everything You Need to Know About Eames
There’s something to be said about a solo artist: a lot of notable designers have left their mark under one name or larger brand. But when two visionaries get together on the same team? That’s when you’re dealing with a force to be reckoned with. Eames may be a company that’s synonymous with mid-century design, but it’s the husband and wife duo behind it that gave the brand staying power well into the modern era.
Mar 14, 2017
Here’s Your First Look at West Elm’s Summer Collection
If you’re in the part of the country currently getting hammered by winter weather, allow us to offer a sunny respite from the snow and sleet. West Elm gave us a sneak peek inside their summer collection and we are sharing some of our faves with you. It’ll be here before you know it (the collection and the warm weather).
Mar 14, 2017
Monday On Marketplace: Unique Finds Under $100
It’s Monday. The weekend flew by, five workdays loom ahead…and you deserve a little treat. What’s better than finding something one-of-a-kind for a great price? No need to dig around; these five finds from Apartment Therapy Marketplace are easy on the eyes and your budget: everything is under $100 and guaranteed to get some attention. Are your walls itching for an update? This reclaimed wood art piece was handmade from salvaged materials, while maintaining a cool, modern edge.
Mar 13, 2017
The NEW BIGGER Apartment Therapy Marketplace!
Dear Readers, We’ve been working on a secret project, and today’s finally the day I get to share it with you. The big project is Apartment Therapy Marketplace, the largest home-design-only marketplace in the country! In keeping with our core mission, nearly a quarter of a million buyers and sellers will be able to seamlessly connect with one another, making their homes better through both adding and purging — and making some cash in the process.
Mar 13, 2017
Instant Style Upgrade: 20 Mirrors Worth a Second Look
Nothing makes a room quite like a mirror. They’re oh-so-shiny, reflect any available light beautifully, and somehow always end up drawing the eye. If you’re contemplating adding something lovely to your home this spring, why not make it a mirror? We’ve rounded up 20 excellent choices, to suit every style and every budget. Gleaming Primrose Mirror at Antrhopologie, Starting at $398 A traditionally-styled mirror that would also work well as an unexpected accent in a modern room.
Mar 13, 2017
Style Makers: Chandeliers & Pendant Lighting (for Every Style!)
Have you been thinking about refreshing your lighting? Designers are always referring to chandeliers and pendants as the jewelry in any space, and they are right. Fresh fixtures are the perfect way to ramp up ( and vamp up!) any room. We’ve taken the liberty of pulling together some really great looks for a variety of tastes. From classical crystal chandeliers to blown-glass pendants, traditional fixtures offer a touch of glam without being too overt.
Mar 12, 2017
Are Barn Sales & Flea Markets Your Jam? Check Out Vintage Seller “Girl Pickers”
New on the scene at Apartment Therapy Marketplace is seller Girl Pickers. This small-town seller hails from the Midwest — Fairbury, Illinois to be exact. She scours barn sales, estate sales, flea markets and the occasional dumpster to bring together a curated selection of vintage wares ranging in price and style. See three storage options available for sale on her corner—each one of a kind and each under $75.
Mar 9, 2017
Get the Look (For Less): Can You Spot the Steals?
The gap between “finding the perfect design inspiration” and “making it a reality” can sometimes feel like the Grand Canyon. Speaking as someone who loves interior design but puts more thought into finding the best deal on a kitchen table than most people put into college applications, I’m no stranger to a good bargain hunt. And yes, that means finding affordable substitutions for any and all costlier buys (looking at you, kitchen table).
Mar 8, 2017
Design 101: The Best of Harry Bertoia
Everybody loves a visionary: when you’re surrounded by a sea of similar designs, it’s always refreshing to be attracted to something that really breaks the mold. So when the world was loving everything mid-century modern and wood, one Italian designer crossed the globe to shake things up. Our latest essential designer you should know is the modern master himself, Harry Bertoia.
Mar 7, 2017
30 Home Finds Under $50 From a New Best-of-Amazon Curation Site
Amazon is like an adult playground. It’s a magical land where anything is possible—or at least where (most) anything can be delivered to your doorstep in two days. But, it can sometimes feel like you’re searching for a needle in a haystack sandbox with the vast variety of sellers and products. Stylish home decor can easily get lost in the sea of, well, not stylish home decor.
Mar 7, 2017
Monday on Marketplace: Bright and Bold Finds
Like the old saying says, March is showing its lion-like tendencies. On the Apartment Therapy Marketplace, we’re welcoming the ferocious temperament as local sellers everywhere are listing some of their best items for sale. See what brightly-colored finds are new on the market. From setting to rugs to this one-of-a-kind bohemian Indian rocking horse—they are all up for the taking.
Mar 6, 2017
IKEA’s Brand New Summer Collection Launches This Month
More new IKEA is coming your way this month. The Swedish retailer’s summer collections include everything you’ll need for outdoor living, and will start popping up in US stores in March. It may still be chilly in your neck of the woods, but it’s starting to look like summer at IKEA, and the new collections are perfect for outdoor adventures and entertaining.
Mar 3, 2017
Splurge, Save, Steal: Finds You Never Knew You Needed
One of the little joys in life is coming across a really good deal. This week I’m feeling pretty good about these three Apartment Therapy Marketplace listings, each worth every penny of their low price points. If you think you don’t need a Mid-Century wine rack or bohemian style rocking chairs, well think again. You definitely do. Take it from me, these finds are worth more than what they are listed for on the Marketplace.
Mar 3, 2017
Honestly Affordable Rugs: 10 Vintage-Style Finds Under $100
Want to know the fastest and most sure-fire way to upgrade the style in your home? You may have guessed it from the title, but it’s rugs, my design-loving friends, rugs. These decor powerhouses pack a ton of personality into compact packages, but frankly, they rarely come cheap, especially if they are vintage or antique (a majorly on-trend look). We rounded up 10 of our favorites available online in roughly 5’x8′, all under $100.
Mar 1, 2017
Not For Shrinking Violets: Where to Buy Big, Beautiful, Dramatic Floral Wallpapers
Lately, they’re everywhere: huge, darkly dramatic floral wallpapers that draw you in with their lusciousness and sheer scale. If you love the look, and have been wanting to re-create it in your own homes, you’re in luck, because we’ve rounded up a definitive list of sources, in patterns and price ranges to suit every home. Anthropologie, always a great source for unusual and innovative wallpapers, sells this five-panel wall mural bursting with oversize florals.
Mar 1, 2017
Find the Right Pendant Light For Your Style (and Budget!)
There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to personal style, and lighting is no exception. For every design preference, we have your pendant light counterpart: are you bohemian and all-natural? Industrial and hard-edged? Just thrifty and know how to grab a good deal when you see it? With the huge selection available, there’s no wrong answer (only many, many great options). Have your ideal vision in mind?
Feb 28, 2017