Shopping In Design
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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
Anthropologie’s 20% Off Sale: What We Love Under $50
Anthro fans, you don’t need to be Irish to feel lucky today. The boho retailer is offering 20% off on full-price items. We picked out some of our fave finds under $50 so you can get yourself a little something something to refresh your home for spring. The Anthro Days sale gives you 20% off full-price items when you use the code SPRINGPERK. You’ll have to log in on their site to use it, though—the sale for Anthro members only.
Mar 17, 2017
Today! Literally Everything’s On Sale at Urban Outfitters
Alright, Urban fans, we’ve got great news: The retailer is offering 17% off your entire order today. Yes, that’s right—everything (except gift cards), including sale items, is an extra 17% off, no code needed. Of course, we scoured the apartment category to pick out some of our fave stylish items, from new arrivals to the clearance section, for you to snag at a deeper discount. Okay, let’s start with furniture, shall we?
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
Today Only: Amazon Smile Purchases Give 5% to Charity
Giving back gets a boost today. Amazon announced that all Amazon Smile purchases will give a full 5% (that’s ten times more than average) to the charity of your choice. The online retailer is continuing its celebration of its top ranking score as calculated by the American Consumer Satisfaction Index. Last month, Amazon gave $8.63 discounts (their ACSI score is 86.27) on purchases over $50.
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
How “Slow Shopping” Could Save the Brick & Mortar Store (and Destroy Your Budget)
On a recent trip to the Netherlands, I couldn’t help but notice that at each adorable home store I stopped into, I was greeted by an equally adorable espresso bar. Being the shameless caffeine-fiend that I am, I happily ordered a coffee at every single one before beginning my stroll around the store. With a warm drink in hand, shopping felt leisurely—I was no longer on a mission, I was lingering.
Mar 13, 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
Ends Today! What to Snag at Target’s Huge Furniture Sale
Stop what you’re doing, we have a really big deal alert! Target has a huge sale going on right now—up to 40% off on furniture. If you’re looking to do a little redecorating at a discount, you’ll have to move quickly—the sale is only good before midnight PST.
Mar 11, 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
How This Humble Washing Machine Achieved Cult Status
“They don’t make them like they used to” is a phrase you’ll hear just about everywhere, regarding just about anything. In the age of planned obsolescence, it can be a struggle to find anything that’s actually built to last. So while it may be weird to wax poetic about an appliance, a century-old company’s American-made washers have amassed quite a cult following.
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
Now You Can Shop Joanna Gaines’ Latest Magnolia Home Collection at Pier 1
Okay, Fixer Upper fans—we have some great news. It’s time to cut a rug (or pillow) because Joanna Gaines’ latest Magnolia Home collection just arrived this week at Pier 1 Imports. The collection, which features textured throw pillows and area rugs, is available for purchase online right now, and will be popping up in Pier 1 stores starting April 17 (40 styles and assortments will be in store, with 110 options on the website).
Mar 7, 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
PBTeen’s Newest Collection Is Spring Break Style Goals (Even for Grownups)
Spring Break is synonymous with palm trees and poolside cabanas—but you don’t have to jet off somewhere tropical to get the look. PBteen’s newest collection—from fashion stylists Emily and Meritt—is vacation goals, without ever leaving home. The collection is inspired by iconic hotel decor and poolside playfulness, featuring lots of classic black and white, as well as blush hues and botanicals.
Mar 6, 2017
We Finally Know What IKEA’s “Hackable” Sofa Looks Like
It’s about time: After nine months of teasing the collaboration, IKEA is finally giving us a full look at DELAKTIG, the hackable, open source sofa Tom Dixon has designed for the Swedish retailer.
Mar 6, 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
Get Excited: IKEA Is Celebrating National Meatball Day on Thursday
We interrupt your regularly scheduled Apartment Therapy reading with a very important public service announcement: Thursday, March 9 is National Meatball Day and of course, IKEA is celebrating. Sure, novelty holidays are a little silly, but we’re never mad at a reason to scarf down a meatball or twenty. Smaklig måltid (that’s bon appetit in Swedish)! On Thursday, IKEA is celebrating with special restaurant offers, in-store activities and more. When you visit ikea-usa.
Mar 5, 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
New Yorkers: There’s a One-Day Only Jonathan Adler Warehouse Sale Friday
It’s that time again, New Yorkers. Jonathan Adler is opening up their Bronx warehouse and slashing the prices—for one day only! On Friday, March 3, you can head on up to the warehouse and snag up to 75% off furniture, lighting, accessories, and more. The folks at Jonathan Adler sent along a selection of products on sale. The prices are quite the steal—and some of them are even available online! We’ve linked to where applicable.
Mar 2, 2017
The Fairy Tale Story of Ms. Chesterfield, My Newest Sofa
I am so excited to announce the official debut of Ms. Chesterfield, a modern, feminine version of the chunky old Chesterfield. It’s also the newest piece in a continued collaboration between Apartment Therapy and Interior Define. I got to see it in Chicago two weeks ago, and it is truly beautiful.
Mar 2, 2017
IKEA’s Limited Edition JASSA Collection Is a Boho Lover’s Dream
Wishing you were lounging about in Bali or browsing fabrics at Central Market in Kuala Lumpur? Well, we’ve got the next best thing for you right here. IKEA has launched JASSA, a limited edition collection inspired by the color and craft of Indonesia and Southeast Asia. The first thing we noticed about the collection are those boldly patterned textiles. “The way the JASSA patterns are built up visually, is very much like batik or ikat.
Mar 2, 2017
Design 101: Why We’re Still Loving Lane Furniture
What makes a brand stand the test of time? Some designers can be divisive, or even just forgotten, and certain styles might not work outside of the era of their inception (looking at you, inflatable armchair of my youth). Just like the iconic designers and brands we’ve been working our way through, this company has maintained popularity for a reason: Lane Furniture and their clean, high-quality designs.
Mar 2, 2017
Insider Tips for Estate Sale Newbies
Anastassia Nelson may still be in her twenties, but she owns her own stylish house and is excellent at navigating the intricacies of estate sales. Because estate sales aren’t like yard and garage sales, they can be a bit intimidating to those not in the know. That’s why I asked Ana to share some insider tips and unspoken rules to help guide someone who’s never been to an estate sale before. Estate sales can be kind of weird to a newcomer.
Mar 2, 2017
The New West Elm Catalog Is A Small Space Dweller’s Dream
We are so excited to share some of our favorite picks from West Elm’s new catalog. This season’s collection is especially tuned to small space living, with scaled down pieces, more rounded corners, and multifunctional items. If you need a bit of inspiration, check out our favorites from the new living room, bedroom, and dining room offerings. Living Room The new Glamour Velvet Sofa from Roar + Rabbit perfectly blends modern style with whimsical details.
Mar 1, 2017
These Are America’s Favorite Stores, According to a Satisfaction Survey
Shopping can be fun or it can be a chore. Either way, leaving a happy customer is important. This new survey ranks retailers on a scale of 0 to 100 in terms of consumer satisfaction. Check out which stores made the grade. The American Consumer Satisfaction Index rates consumers’ satisfaction across six retail industries, from supermarkets to internet retailers to department stores. Overall, confidence in the retail sector was up 4.7% in 2016 to a score of 78.
Mar 1, 2017
Oh Joy’s Rainbow-Hued Furniture Collection for Target is Here (And We Want Everything)
If you’re someone who’s just as into statement sofas as statement pillows, then you’re really going to love Joy Cho’s latest collection for Target. And it’s a first: Joy’s love of color and pattern explodes into a new category—furniture! The new Oh Joy!
Mar 1, 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
Ellen’s Furniture Collection Is As Likable As Ellen Herself
Funny lady Ellen DeGeneres wants you to pull up a seat—preferably one of hers. The comedian’s lifestyle brand just debuted a multi-room collection of furniture with Thomasville. Thomasville began in 1904 in North Carolina, and continues to be a bastion of classic American furniture design. That, blended with Ellen’s personal aesthetic, resulted in the ED Ellen DeGeneres collection, which has two main styles: relaxed mid-century, and rustic modern.
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
High & Low: Build a Transitional Modern Living Room On Any Budget
It’s up for debate for sure but I think for many, the living room—especially for apartment or condo dwellers—is the most used space in their home. It’s where you relax, entertain, get some work done and maybe even have a bite in front of the T.V. Having a small space doesn’t mean you can’t do all that and still have a stylish and functional living room.
Feb 27, 2017
If Unicorns Were Household Items, They’d Look Like This
As a close watcher of trends in the design world, I will say that there’s a lot out there that is very beautiful, but few things that feel really new. There are always exceptions, though, like these iridescent homewares (and accessories). They feel different and futuristic and maybe even a little bit magical, the perfect thing for taking your home, and your style, to the next level. Above: Definitely a bit pricey, but watch for sales.
Feb 26, 2017
Sneak Peek: Our Newest Collaboration with Interior Define!
Here’s a sneak peek of the one, the only Ms. Chesterfield. I’ve been sitting on another secret for WAY too long. I’m thrilled that I can FINALLY share our newest collaboration with Interior Define with all of you. Ready for 2017, here’s my interpretation of the iconic Chesterfield sofa: a sleeker, sexier and more modern version, and she’s called Ms. Chesterfield.
Feb 24, 2017
Get the Look For Less: An Iconic Milo Baughman Accent Chair
Want to save over $800? Ok, I’m getting ahead of myself. This isn’t the first time I’ve sung the praises of Milo Baughman and his impressive body of work. His long term collaboration with Thayer Coggin produced some hugely popular modern designs, many of which are still hunted down and coveted to this day. And even while surrounded by it’s fellow sleek, chrome counterparts, the 1188 dining chair definitely still stands out.
Feb 24, 2017
Is This Miracle Buckwheat Pillow Really The Last Pillow You’ll Ever Buy? We Tested One to Find Out
I’ve been on a quest for the perfect pillow for years. My mattress game is on point, but the same cannot be said about my pillows. I’ve tried memory foam, contoured memory foam, down varieties (not for me…too much fluffing), down-alternative, gel-fiber, polyester fluff—you name it, I’ve slept on it.
Feb 24, 2017
The Kitchen Gadget That Sold Me on Kitchen Gadgets
I love gadgets, but not usually in the kitchen. Kitchen gadgets are often fads that come and go. Everything I find, however, comes with a good recommendation and this one came from a friend in LA, who emailed me with this crazy happy recommendation: “Maxwell! This thing is so exciting to use and it makes chopping so fun. I use mine almost every day.” Was she being paid to tell me this? Turns out, no — she genuinely loves this thing. So I got one and checked it out.
Feb 23, 2017
Sofa Drama: How West Elm’s Peggy Went from Popular to Discontinued to Refund-Worthy in Under a Week
West Elm’s Peggy sofa has been the source of much controversy this week. Here’s how the affordable mid-century style option went from popular pick to discontinued in just about six days. It all started when Anna Hezel’s piece, Why Does This One Couch From West Elm Suck So Much?, was published on The Awl last Thursday. In it, she details how she and her partner bought the Peggy after moving in together.
Feb 23, 2017
Build it on a Budget: Furnish a Living Room for Under $800
Back when I made the coveted transition from dorm to first college apartment, my living room consisted of a Walmart futon, curbside coffee table, and my roommate’s gigantic, cheetah print shoe chair lovingly transported from Long Island. And even though I’m well into early adulthood, I’m still slowly but surely building up to having a fully furnished, grown up apartment.
Feb 23, 2017
For Every Room in the House: What We’re Loving from the New Room & Board Catalog
Room & Board’s new catalog is here and we’ve just pored through its pages to find all of the treasures. With a modern spin put on classic mid-century and arts and crafts designs, the catalog shows off how the brand makes it possible for a broad array of different design tastes to be satisfied with their collections, making it easy to find something you love for every room of your house.
Feb 23, 2017
On Sale For Under $50: Little Decorating Luxuries
If spending so much time inside this season has you feeling like your home could use refresh, look no further. When opening the windows is out of the question, treating your space to a little something new can offset the winter blahs like nothing else. Here are eleven things we’re loving right now, that just happen to also be on sale for under $50.
Feb 23, 2017
Today Only: A “Big Thanks” Money Saving Deal from Amazon
Have a few things hanging out in your cart at Amazon? Need to pick up some gifts, goodies or possibly even some groceries? Well, Amazon is celebrating their #1 position in a reputation ranking poll, with a record high score of 86.27, by offering shoppers $8.63 off their $50 or more purchases today. Just use the code “BIGTHANKS” at checkout to have the discount applied to your order.
Feb 22, 2017
How To Turn Your Bedroom Into Your Favorite Escape
There’s no shame in admitting that you look forward to sleep. Speaking as someone constantly surrounded by traffic noise, a packed schedule, and a not-for-the-faint-of-heart commute, having a cozy bed to jump into at the end of the day is crucial and much appreciated. But even more important than what you sleep on is the overall environment you’ve created for yourself. Looking to turn your room into a place you’ll be really excited to escape to?
Feb 22, 2017
Sleep Tight: Shop the Headboards You’ve Been Dreaming Of
Here’s a nightmare scenario for you: after a long day of work and a hellish commute, you’re beyond ready to dive into bed. But just as soon as your head hits the pillow, you and that fluffy essential have slid right off. What could be standing between you and a much-deserved peaceful night’s sleep? Hello, headboards! For those not looking to place their bed frame directly against a wall, headboards are an absolute must.
Feb 21, 2017
How Many of the 10 Best-Selling IKEA Items Do You Own?
There are some IKEA items that hit stores for a single season and never reappear, and then there are those that remain popular year after year, can be found in 50-percent of all house tours, and that we would 100-percent buy again. A few ubiquitous items pop to mind—the RENS sheepskin, the BILLY bookcase. I always assumed they were the most popular items at the store, but are they really?
Feb 21, 2017
13 Things You Had No Idea You Could Get Delivered
Thanks to Postmates, Seamless, and Amazon Prime Same-Day, it seems like almost everything can be delivered (at least if you live in a major city). However, this baker’s dozen of delivery services might surprise you—and inspire you to never leave the house again. Spoiler alert: Speaking of bakers, cupcake delivery is a thing… What Do They Deliver?: Wine, beer, liquor, mixers, snacks, and even ice Where Do They Deliver?: L.A.
Feb 18, 2017
Need a Refresh? IKEA’s Bedroom Sale Is Here For You
If your bedroom could use some sprucing up, IKEA’s current sale is right up your alley. The Swedish Giant has bedroom furniture, mattresses, and bedding on sale for the remainder of the month of February. From now until February 28, select bed frames and mattresses are on sale for 15% off, and several duvet sets are 25% off (what better way to get your hibernation on?). To access the sale prices, you have to be a member of IKEA’s free loyalty program, IKEA Family.
Feb 18, 2017
Splurge, Save, Steal: Under $500 Home Essentials
In most homes, people either gather in the kitchen or the living room so make them welcoming. You can pick up furniture essentials like sofas, dining tables and more on the Apartment Therapy Marketplace for less than $500. Because I know a good deal when I see one, I’ve scoured the latest listings to bring you a few items that’d save you money as well as those worth the splurge.
Feb 17, 2017
Home Depot Sells Beautiful Furniture (Who Knew?)
When you need a hammer, nails or other hardware supplies — home improvement behemoth Home Depot is one obvious place to turn. But when you need a dining table, baskets or a bar cart? It certainly isn’t the first place that comes to mind, however the hardware superstore’s growing selection of furniture (especially the Home Decorators Collection) has beautiful pieces if you’re willing to hunt for them. To jumpstart your search, here are 20 of my top picks.
Feb 17, 2017
Not Just For Valentine’s Day: The Best Year-Round Bouquets to Knock Your Loved One’s Socks Off
Well, Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and whether you are coupled up, single, or somewhere in between, it’s always a wonderful reminder to celebrate all the love in your life. We had a blast rounding up our favorite “flower” delivery services for this exact purpose: to show every type of Valentine that you love them! Best of all, these companies deliver year-round and for all occasions — because why should one day have all the fun?!
Feb 16, 2017
Design 101: Essential Eero Saarinen
Can you tell your Knolls from your knockoffs? While I’ve been working my way through essential designers that everyone should know, I’m feeling a little more confident that you’ll recognize this one. The king of the Tulip chairs and your neo-futuristic dreams, Eero Saarinen. Way before the Finnish phenom left his mark on the world of design, he had some big shoes to fill.
Feb 16, 2017
Reviewed: The Most Comfortable Sofas at CB2
Stylish sofas are easy to find at lower price points; a quick search on any online marketplace such as Amazon will result in some good-looking options. An affordable, stylish and comfortable sofa? Well, that’s another (trying) story. In an effort to find these unicorn sofas, test them and report back, we started the Apartment Therapy Sofa Squad, in which we go retailer to retailer (and sofa to sofa) doing IRL tests and giving each an overall rating.
Feb 16, 2017
Decorating With Pink (Post-Valentines Day)
The cards are sent, the flowers have been exchanged, and all the candy’s on sale. Valentine’s Day may be over, but there’s still a thing or two that we can carry with us throughout the year. Mainly: all things pink. Before you object, hear me out. Despite what your preconceived notions may be, pink can look surprisingly modern (and yes, adult) when you know how to work it in. As much as moody hues and minimalism are having their moment, who can say no to a happy dose of color?
Feb 15, 2017
Sneak Peek: Favorites from the New IKEA Stockholm 2017 Collection
Tomorrow, IKEA is launching the official press site for the new STOCKHOLM 2017 collection. But today, I received an advance paper copy of the catalog in the mail and just had to share some favorites ASAP: there are some really strong designs (some classic, some more funky) at very good prices. The pieces in the collection will be available in the US starting in April and I can tell you, I’ve definitely got my eye on that rattan cabinet. I see a trip to Schaumburg in my future.
Feb 14, 2017
Which Loveseat is Your Perfect Match?
It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day to appreciate a good loveseat, but they do offer an added intimate appeal today: sometimes the best V-Day plans are just you, your boo, and a cozy night in. Rather than sprawl out on a sectional feeling worlds away, why not throw a new loveseat into the mix to really get comfy? Since today is all about love, we’ve done the hard work for you and found some great options on Apartment Therapy Marketplace.
Feb 14, 2017
Apartment Therapy Tested & Approved: The Most Comfortable Sofas at Room & Board
With well over 48 sofas (not counting custom pieces, sectionals and all size options) in their catalog of products, Room & Board has a dizzying assortment of furniture. When we visited their Manhattan showroom in Chelsea, we were honestly taken aback by the vastness of the store, not even knowing where to start our tests. So we can understand how anyone considering a R&B sofa might have a similar plight. How do you narrow down what you’re looking for?
Feb 13, 2017
What Does Your Home State Smell Like? Scented Candles by State
Our sense of smell is the one most strongly tied to memory. So it’s no wonder that this company that makes candles that smell like different states is growing in popularity amongst those who are far away from home. What does home smell like to you? Your mother’s baking, wafting from the kitchen and through the house? A shaggy old dog napping on a rug in front of a woodsy-smelling fireplace?
Feb 13, 2017
Monday on Marketplace: 5 Unique Listings Under $300
You don’t have to drop thousands of dollars when shopping for one-of-a-kind vintage finds. These mid-century and industrial retro finds are all available for under $300 a piece. Head to the Apartment Therapy Marketplace for a glimpse of all the goodies you can get on a budget. Looking for a good refurbishing project? This drop front desk from the Bassett Mayan Collection is priced well because it needs some work.
Feb 13, 2017
This Online Dollar Store is Just for Beauty Supplies
If you’re among the makeup obsessed but would rather not drop whole paychecks at Sephora, here’s a store you need to know about. Miss A is the first and only online dollar store devoted to beauty products. Not that we’re knocking Sephora; even as a card-carrying VIB Rouge member, I got excited by Miss A‘s plethora of bargain beauty deals.
Feb 12, 2017
4 Things You Can Buy for $1000 Instead of the New iPhone
Apple is unveiling its new phones tomorrow, and it’s basically confirmed now that prices will start at $1,000. That, as the New York Times puts it, is “luxury territory,” and it’s about what the cost of their entry level laptop retails for. While we surely have love for the design-driven brand (full disclosure: currently typing this from my beloved Macbook Pro as my iPhone 7 Plus sits within arm’s reach), four figures can buy a lot.
Feb 10, 2017
9 Valentine’s Day Gifts That Are Also Presents for Your Home
Whether you’ve been dating for a month or cohabiting for years, there’s nothing wrong with choosing a Valentine’s Day gift that’s in the best interest of your significant other’s home—or even better—the home you share together. All the gifts here will surely please their recipient (even if that recipient is you, or a Galentine’s Day pal) while improving the quality of your home.
Feb 10, 2017
Reviewed: The Most Comfortable Sofas at Blu Dot
Many of us have been there: You’re on the hunt for a new sofa but you’re tired of the options at your local stores, so you go online to wrangle some fresh ideas. Plenty make your “maybe” list and grace your dedicated Pinterest board, but you just can’t bite the bullet without sitting on the sofa yourself. We get it…that’s a tricky position to be in.
Feb 10, 2017
Build It on a Budget: Entryway Finds To Welcome You Home In Style
A welcome mat is just the start. When your guests walk into your home, it needs to make an introduction. A foyer should reflect your personality while still being approachable. All while also offering a landing spot for mail, keys and the array of stuff you bring home daily. It is possible to achieve the grand entrance without a grand budget.
Feb 9, 2017
Reviewed: The Most Comfortable Sofas at Crate & Barrel
Have you been eyeing a sofa at Crate & Barrel but can’t make it into one of their locations to test it out for yourself? Or maybe you have a few contenders on your list, but need help narrowing them down? That’s where the Apartment Therapy Sofa Squad comes in. We had eight of our editors hit up C&B (as well as four other stores) to couch surf through all 20 models on the floor of the retailer’s SoHo location, taking note of vital sofa-buying criteria: How deep is it?
Feb 9, 2017
Get Ready to Go Boho
I am a firm believer in “too much of a good thing.” Despite being a dedicated modernist through and through, you can only dig through so many mid-century designs before it starts to feel a little repetitive and over-saturated. In a world of sharp edges and sometimes cookie-cutter design, it’s nice to find some respite: the relaxed, grounded look of bohemian style.
Feb 8, 2017