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

published Oct 13, 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 and exciting brand launches, to home project kickstarters. Read on to see what’s got our team buzzing this week.

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“I just swapped out my comforter for the Organic Cloud Cotton Quilt, because my landlord has not turned on my heat yet. In addition to being super stylish, it's also very cozy. I'm a hot sleeper and my boyfriend is a cold sleeper and yet it works for both of us.” —Alicia Kort, Senior Commerce Editor

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“If you dream of having a more colorful kitchen or tabletop, then you’ll love St. Frank’s collaboration with Food52. The luxury, ethically-sourced decor brand just debuted two exclusive designs, an intricately-patterned embroidered napkin set and matching tablecloth, both handmade by artisans in the Philippines using suzani fabric — a botanical-adorned textile common in central Asia. Instantly brighten up your space with either of these well-crafted, unique accessories that you can use year-round.” —Blair Donovan, Style Editor

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was $73.50

“I just bought the Broombi set and used it this weekend — and it lives up to the hype. I was especially impressed by how the broom gets all of the dirt into the dustpan, leaving no traces behind.” —Mark Marino, Executive Director of Commerce

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“Okay, this floor lamp is originally $65 but it's often on sale for under $50! I have three of these around my house because they offer great ambient lighting without being overwhelming, and the sleek design just blends in seamlessly. There are three dimmable settings and the head is adjustable too, so you can customize the lamp to your space and needs.” —Jada Wong, Shopping Director

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“For me, winding down at night and waking up in the morning is basically a full-time job. I’ve tried all the supplements, cooling bedding, and accessories out there to get a restful slumber. One thing that’s largely missing in my apartment is natural light to wake me up peacefully, so Hatch’s Restore 2 was just what I needed for a better night's sleep and less stressful morning. The device starts to gradually glow brighter and brighter as my designated wake-up time approaches, so it doesn’t feel like I’m waking up panicking like I do with my phone alarm. I love that I can control my wake up and bedtime routines from the app, too (including soothing white noise sounds). Not to mention, the device doubles as super chic decor.” —Tamara Kraus, Commerce Managing Editor

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was $36.99

“This metal blanket ladder is a shelving system that measures just over 5 feet tall and sports four horizontal rungs that can hold all kinds of soft goods, including blankets, towels, and clothes. The best part is that you don’t have to mount the ladder to the wall, making it perfect for renters. Instead, simply prop it up, and then load it up. Because it’s so slim, too, the storage solution will take up barely any space; you can safely tuck it into an unused corner without having to sacrifice precious floor space.” —Nikol Slatinska, Commerce Shopping Writer