Tries, Buys, and DIYs: 8 Things Apartment Therapy Editors Are Loving This Week

published Apr 28, 2023
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As a shopping editor, I always have an ear to the ground for the coolest, smartest, most need-to-know home products — it’s kind of my thing. Now, I’m letting you in on the fun, bringing top picks from our editors’ radars straight to your very own space.

Not sure where to shop, or just need some quick inspo? Start here with a weekly rundown of AT editors’ favorite finds, from things we’ve tested, to exciting brand launches, to home project kickstarters. Read on to see what’s got our team buzzing this week.

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“I’m so excited about hosting this spring, and I wanted to refresh my dining room. I found out that Levity (Ruggable’s sister furniture brand!) sells benches with removable, machine-washable covers. I got the Scandinavian Dining Bench in white oak with an off-white seat cover. I love it so, so much, and it really is the most functional piece of furniture in our dining room.” —Savannah West, Home Assistant Editor

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“I mentioned the Slice utility knife a while back, but I just got a chance to really put the utility cutter they sent me to the test, and I’m impressed. Backstory: We had to call in pest pros to get rid of some persistent mice in our walls, and they sealed up some entry points for us to prevent future problems. One of those, though, was the drainage pipe from our AC — something we only discovered after turning it on during a recent heatwave, only to find it sputtering water onto our floor. This was thankfully an easy fix; a snip of the rubber hose using these cutters removed the clogged portion and required about as much effort as cutting a piece of cardboard with regular scissors. They've moved to the top of my toolbox and will stay in regular rotation at my house.” —Megan Baker Detloff, Home Projects Director

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"I think a lot of patio furniture has a similar neutral vibe, so I love that these turquoise chairs feel fresh and add a fun pop of color to my outdoor area. They're comfortable, too!" —Alison Goldman, Special Projects Director

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Williams Sonoma

“As a Kentucky native, my absolute favorite time of year is just one week away: the Derby. Sadly, I won’t be home for THE greatest two minutes in sports this year, but I’m keeping the spirit alive from New York, thanks to this Woodford Reserve cocktail kit, which pairs with your choice of liquor (or go-to mocktail ingredients) to easily concoct a whiskey sour, Old-Fashioned, and mint julep. Catch me whipping up the latter on May 6!” —Blair Donovan, Shopping Editor

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Lake & Skye

“Courtney Somer of Lake & Skye makes some of the best-smelling, cleanest fragrances around — think organic sugar cane alcohol in the perfumes and 100 percent soy-based candle wax — all without compromising on the longevity of scent. So I was thrilled to hear the brand is launching their iconic white amber musk, 11 11, in oil-based diffuser form. Having a flameless fragrance option is always great for small spaces, like powder rooms or even bedrooms, where you might not want an open flame. It’ll last up to three months, and you’ll never worry about forgetting to blow it out.” —Danielle Blundell, Executive Home Director

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Urban Outfitters
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“I have had this Urban Outfitters coffee table on my wishlist for years, and the second I move into a bigger place, I'm going to buy it as a housewarming gift to myself. I love its detail and how mid-century-inspired the design is, but what I love most is the storage!” —Terri Pous, Managing Editor

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“I moved from an apartment with a backyard to an apartment without, so this tiered shelf has really done numbers to numb the loss of an outdoor garden! The install was SO easy, and it hangs so nicely, with plenty of room between for herbs to grow.” —Kylie McConville, Apartment Therapy Editor-in-Chief

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Yankee Candle

“Yankee Candle’s latest collab is just so springy. Between the beautiful Vera Bradley patterns and the classic scents like Pink Sands and Lavender & Sage, it's a seasonal delight.” —Tara Bellucci, News and Culture Director