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A Peek Inside a Traditional UK Home with a Modern Loft Extension — House Call

Name: Karen, her husband, their son and overweight cat. Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire The basics: 5 years, owned — 90 square meters/ 968 square feet Karen's home is an excellent example of how bold choices can still make a space feel homey and warm. Show More Summary

The Catalogs We Actually LOVE to Flip Through

While some decor catalogs might seem like mail clutter, truth be told, many are still a ripe source of inspiration—if you know which ones to look for. Filled with beautifully styled rooms and up-and-coming design trends, these catalogs are actually worth a look, unlike much of what hits our mailboxes. READ MORE »

Ever Wonder Why Today's Kitchens Look the Way They Do? — 100 Years in the Kitchen

The 1900s through the 1920s was a time of tremendous change in the kitchen, but it wasn't until the 1930s that the kitchen began to take on its modern shape. The kitchen configuration that we all know now, has its roots, like a lot of modern design, in the German school known as the Bauhaus. READ MORE »

Casper's New Luxury Line Just Might Be the Goldilocks of Mattresses

For all those couples out there (like me and my husband) who've taken to social media to try and figure out the best compromise between soft and firm, and which of the ever-daunting number of bed-in-a-box brands might be the right fit, Casper just unveiled what may be the Goldilocks of mattresses. READ MORE »

We Visited the First Homesense Store in the US & We're Taking You On a Tour

If you've been anxiously awaiting the opening of Homesense, the new HomeGoods spinoff, we're right there with you. The first location in Framingham, Massachusetts opens Thursday, but we visited and got a sneak peek inside. We're taking you on a tour below. READ MORE »

A Writer's "Crafty-Cozy" 400-Square-Foot Brooklyn Studio — House Tour

Name: Alanna Okun Location: Bedford-Stuyvesant — Brooklyn, New York Size: 400 square feet Years lived in: 2.5 years, renting Alanna's cheery apartment in Brooklyn is the first space she can truly call her own. She grew up surrounded by siblings, next lived in college dorms, and then moved in with roommates. Show More Summary

Yes, TV Antennas Still Exist — And They're Making a Comeback

A whole new generation of TV addicts is just finding out that antennas exist, and that they get you basic channels for free. It's actually leading to a revival in sales for "rabbit ears." Yes, really — in 2017. READ MORE »

The Freshest Color Combination of 2017: Mint & Black

(Image credit: 2 Lovely Gays) I've always loved to play with colors, and put together unexpected and maybe unusual combinations, and my most recent favorite is this: black and mint. Like mint chocolate chip ice cream, but with a little more sophistication. Show More Summary

Zippered Sheets: For Anyone Who Can't Stand Changing Fitted Sheets (AKA "Everyone Ever")

There are two kinds of people in the world: people who think changing sheets is NBD and the rest of us, aka anyone who doesn't have their bed floating in the middle of a vast room. The truth is, changing a fitted sheet can be a realShow More Summary

Wall Art Alternative: How To Frame Vintage Clothing

(Image credit: Ashley Poskin) Framing a garment can seem like an intimidating process, but it's actually quite easy to do yourself. The framing pros have a lot of specialized tools and tricks (like using a tagging gun instead of hand...Show More Summary

The Floating Shelf That Took Me 5 Minutes (& No Tools) to Install

(Image credit: Charles Dundas-Shaw) I've been on a bit of a mission lately to spruce up the areas in my home that I'm less than satisfied with. Living in my rental condo for the past two-plus years, I've focused so much of my attention...Show More Summary

Before & After: A Dated Kitchen Gets a New Look Without The Hassle of a Big Remodel

Angelica's kitchen was functionally fine, it just felt a little cramped and generic for her tastes. With some smart DIY projects, a few cosmetic upgrades and the help of the always reliable white paint, her kitchen looks like an entirely new space without the headache of a full remodel. READ MORE »

How To Make a Clever & Easy DIY Copper Room Divider — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

"A big design challenge in my studio apartment was finding a way to separate my 'bedroom' area from my living area," explains Emily Krutz, who lives in this small but functional 400-square-foot Chicago apartment. "A bookshelf wall acts...Show More Summary

Mid Century Meets Scandi Rustic Chic in Chicago's Bronzeville — House Tour

Name: Kenyatta Forbes Location: Bronzeville — Chicago, Illinois Size: 1,450 square feet Years lived in: 5 years, owned Kenyatta is inspired by patterns in nature, textures, and bold and bright colors, all of which can be found in her Chicago apartment. Show More Summary

Rescued, Renovated and Now Revered: A Loved-Again Home — House Call

Name: Leah, her husband and (occasionally) their college aged children Location: Woodinville, Washington The basics: 4 years, owned — 1,700 square feet Leah and her husband snatched up this home and gave it a much needed facelift. Despite...Show More Summary

Before & After: Adding Classic Character to an 80s Kitchen — Sweeten

(Image credit: Sweeten) Last week we looked at the overhaul of Claudia's bathroom, which got a beautiful, classic update in keeping with the character of her 1929 apartment building on Manhattan's Upper East side. Today, we're diving into the renovation of her kitchen, which was similarly transformed. Show More Summary

A Kitschy, Pink-alicious Apartment that Says No! to Minimalism — House Tour

Name: Alex and Sean Location: Grand Lake — Oakland, California Size: 500 square feet Years lived in: 5 years, renting Alex and Sean refuse to leave any walls bare in their Oakland apartment. Though tiny, the couple says there is always room for more kitsch, color, and mid-century treasures. Show More Summary

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