Tries, Buys, and DIYs: 6 Things Apartment Therapy Editors Are Loving This Week

published Aug 4, 2023
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Peach/pink painted art filled living room with a section of floral wallpaper on wall with fireplace.
Credit: Erin Derby

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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“One small yet irritating problem I have in my kitchen is cords. Whether my countertop appliances are always on display or need to be pulled out for use, the cords just get in the way. I found these stick-on cord organizers, and they just keep everything so much tidier. I have one left from my five-pack, and I just might order more.” —Tara Bellucci, News and Culture Director

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“I’ve had different sized dish racks over the years, and I’m happiest with the one I have now. This piece from mDesign can fit every piece of tableware I own, including my oversized mixing bowls, yet its narrow shape takes up hardly any room on my kitchen counters. It comes with a flexible silicone mat to catch water drops, and, in a surprise twist, it’s available in seven different colors (which I wish I had known earlier so I could have gotten the copper model). And at just under $17, it’s a totally affordable dish drying solution for small spaces.” —Nic Dobija-Nootens, Commerce SEO Writer

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“By now you probably know: Apartment Therapy editors are big fans of Samsung’s The Frame TV (I, myself, have been writing about them since 2017, and it’s on my ‘one day’ wishlist for sure). But you know what doesn’t get talked about nearly enough with The Frame? The amazing partnerships the curators at Samsung Art Store secure to bring up-and-coming artists’ work and literal masterpieces into your home when the TV is off. Their latest? A 12-piece-strong collaboration with Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí that features the iconic Surrealist’s painting, which Frame owners have been asking for. You can access these works and so much more with a membership to the store for a yearly fee.” —Danielle Blundell, Executive Home Director

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“The Carrie mini jewelry organizer is essentially a slim, 3-inch by 3-inch zippered case made of soft (but durable) pebbled leather. Its gold-toned zipper works seamlessly and never snags, plus the hardware’s finish hasn’t dulled at all since I’ve had the organizer. When you open the pouch, you’re met with an even softer suede interior — exactly the kind of material you want surrounding delicate metal jewelry. A zip pouch in the middle is just the right size for the bangles I wear almost every day. To the left, there are two detachable horizontal tabs: one for two pairs of earrings and another for rings. On the other side, you get a little miscellaneous pouch (I just keep rings in there, too) and two leather straps for necklaces that you can also unsnap. Really, the organizer’s design has every kind of useful feature you could possibly need for jewelry-storing purposes — especially when you have limited space in your luggage or when you need to grab something in a pinch.” —Nikol Slatinska, Shopping Writer

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“This $6 stain remover saved my favorite blouse from a turmeric stain and earned a permanent spot in my laundry arsenal. Make your way to any online retailer with a cleaning section, and you’ll find Grandma’s Secret Spot Remover Laundry Spray alongside thousands of glowing reviews.” —Sarah Vazquez, Commerce SEO Editor

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“I'm a firm believer that the glass makes the cocktail. A different feeling occurs when drinking from a stunning coupe rather than a red plastic cup. So, I've collected a lot of cocktail glasses throughout the years to match every vibe. Next on my list are CB2's Muse Smoked Coupe Cocktail Glasses. It's a new take on their clear version, and the moody color is perfect for fall and winter.” —Cullen Ormond, Home Associate Editor