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Before & After: Whole Room Transformations — Best of 2014

We love a good Before and After... and nothing is quite as excited as seeing an entire space go from drab to fab. From all the great projects we featured in 2014, here are the best whole-room transformations. READ MORE »

Wavy Timber Slats Delivering a Cave-Like Feel: New Six Degrees Cafe in Jakarta

Designing a cafe has turned into challenging task over the years, with so many creative interior schemes being born daily. Studio OOZN Design completed the development of Six Degrees Cafe, an original relaxation hub, located within a...Show More Summary

Global Style: The Year's Most Gorgeous Kids' Rooms from Around the World — Best of 2014

GERMANY: Aidan's Dreamy Room One of the wonderful things about the internet is the ability to share and connect across borders and oceans. We love seeing homes from around the world and seeing the design trends that thread their way throughout the world as well as be introduced to new styles influenced by a diversity of cultures. Show More Summary

Simply Our Best Storage Solutions This Year — Best of 2014

Need to store something in almost any room of your home? We've probably covered it 'round these parts. Here are some of our most helpful storage ideas from this year — from shoes to spices — to help you squeeze the most out of any size space. READ MORE »

The Best Advice From This Year's House Tours — Best of 2014

You can get ideas from any beautiful space. But there's just something so inspiring about the advice that comes from people in real homes — stylish folks who have figured out what's important to them in a home and made their environment match their personalities. Show More Summary

House Tours for the Holidays: 10 Favorites from May

Matt & Mel's Animated Abode Erin's Modern Loft Nick & Spiro's City Farmhouse Teri & Nick's Handmade Home in London Jeff's Texture and Tone Abode Chad and Dave's Modern Dream Home Bernadette's Cool, Colorful & Contemporary Austin Home John & Erin's Mid-Century Modern Ranch Home Laura's Bright and Beautiful Victorian Duplex in Glasgow Masha & Colin's Worldly Abode READ MORE »

Reader Favorites: May's Top 5 Posts — Best of 2014

1. 5 Chores You Should Never Skip (Even If You're Busy) 2. The Ultimate IKEA Shopping List: 9 Cheap, Chic Classics 3. Do It Yourself: 10 Things to Make Instead of Buy 4. Kitchen Remodel Makeovers: 20 Great Before & After Transformations for Every Budget 5. 100+ Tips for Frugal Living: How to Get Thrifty and Save Money READ MORE »

Aviation Inspiration and Superhero Dreams in a Quirky Tainan Home

A happy marriage requires communication and compromise. That idea must carry through not only things as simple as what you will have for dinner but as complex as what your home will look like. This home in Tainan, from Ivan House Design, draws a large amount of inspiration from the husband’s occupation, it also pays […]

Our Favorite Outdoor Spaces — Best of 2014

It may be a little chilly, but that doesn't mean we can't dream of beautiful outdoor spaces — and beautiful weather to go with them. From our 2014 tours, here are some of our favorite outdoor 'rooms'. They'll have you feeling inspired, and dreaming warm-weather dreams, in no time. READ MORE »

Striking Wellness&Bathroom Design Merger: New Spa Suite by Alberto Apostoli

The spa suite designed by Alberto Apostoli captured the attention of visitors to Equip’Hotel 2014, the international event for the hospitality industry in Paris. As ambassador to Italy for architecture, Alberto Apostoli presented “Just...Show More Summary

Goodbye Picasso by David Douglas Duncan — Maxwell's Daily Find 12.25.14

Goodbye Picasso by David Douglas Duncan • From $19.95 • Amazon.com There are a half dozen picture books that marked by childhood and this is the top of the list. A visual history published in 1974 of Picasso during the time that he lived...Show More Summary

Small Style: Small Space Advice Room by Room — Best of 2014

Alison, Liz & Nicole's Shared Space Small Cool Contest Entry Guidance about using small spaces smartly is at the core of what we do at Apartment Therapy. It's where we started and is never far from our hearts. Here are our best posts of the year, grouped by room, aimed at helping small space dwellers live well and love their homes. READ MORE »

Petite and Perfect: Our Best 'Under 1000 Square Foot' House Calls of the Year — Best of 2014

You know we love to celebrate small abodes, and we especially love it when our readers show us just how much style they can cram into a home under 1000 square feet. These petite House Calls prove once and for all just how much large living you can do in a small space. READ MORE »

Got a Minute? Our Favorite One Minute Tip Videos — Best of 2014

Jacey & Grant's Modern Eclectic House We're all busy, especially this time of year. That's why we love our One Minute Tip videos — they pack a lot of knowledge into a mere 60 seconds, so you can get more done and get on with your day. Here are some of our favorite nuggets of advice from 2014: READ MORE »

Style Sneak Peeks: Our Favorite House Calls of the Year — Best of 2014

Do you enjoy getting small peeks into the gorgeous and inspiring homes of folks around the world? So do we! Which is why we always appreciate so many of you generously inviting us into your homes for sneak peeks of your home's style. It was hard to choose, but we rounded up our favorite house calls of the year that left us wanting a better look! Open Slideshow READ MORE »

Worth a Second Look: April's Top 5 Posts — Best of 2014

1. Design Dozen: 12 Clever Space-Saving Solutions for Small Bedrooms 2. IKEA Hacks: 10 DIY Ways to Make Cheap Wardrobes Look More Expensive 3. 8 Super Small Spaces (Under 400 Sq Ft!) with Big Design Ideas 4. 10 Clever DIY Projects to Hide Household Eyesores 5. 5 Tiny Kitchens with Style READ MORE »

Break Bread in Beauty: 20 Modern Dining Rooms for Inspiration

The dining room is one of the most public areas of a house. It is not just where you may eat dinner with your immediate family, but also where you bring friends, loved ones, and long lost relatives to reconnect over food. With the dining room holding such importance, it is no surprise that many […]

The DIY Decor Trends That Dominated — Best of 2014

Trends. They often start on the fashion runways, then trickle down to home decor stores, and finally come to rest…on DIY projects. For this Best of 2014 roundup, we're showing you craft ideas that make use of trends and themes you've seen this past year. We're talking copper, dalmation spots, and pineapples! We call the trends, and then you create them. READ MORE »

World's Fair Swing Carousel Music Box — Maxwell’s Daily Find 12.24.14

World's Fair Swing Carousel Music Box • $156.44 • Amazon.com Ursula's grandfather collects these little moving dioramas and they are mesmerizing - particularly for children. Collectible and often hard to find, he brings them out of their boxes once a year and sets them up in his living room. Show More Summary

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