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What Are Your Home's Most Unusual Quirks?

After living in the same home after awhile, you begin to get to know its personality. You pick up on whether you've got to wiggle a knob just the right way to get a door to open, you learn which cabinets never stay closed. Homes have quirks, and we're curious about yours. READ MORE »

Ambitious & Awesome: 6 Fun DIY Projects for Outdoor Spaces

Have a whole weekend to really delve into DIY and try something ambitious? These six projects are for those who like adventure, a lot of work and a great reward. You'll have a DIY object for your outdoor space that will be fun to use, nice to look at and proof you can really DIY! READ MORE »

Jesse & Leia's Inspired Americana Bungalow

Name: Jesse Keenan, Leia Everett, and our two kitties Libby and Nola Location: Santa Barbara, California Size: 585 Square Feet Years lived in: 4 years After a relaxing drive up to Santa Barbara, I visited the home of an endearing young couple living in a bungalow community. Show More Summary

What's Your Best Travel or Exploring Story? — Apartment Therapy's Guide to the Perfect Summer

If you've been following along with our Guide to the Perfect Summer, you know that one big part of it is exploring — your neighborhood, your city, anywhere. We've dedicated so much time on this subject because we really believe in the power of being present, soaking up your surroundings and finding adventure just around the corner. Show More Summary

Renter Relationships: Tips for Getting Along Better With Your Roommate, Landlord & Neighbors

If you rent, you're going to have to negotiate the occasional tricky relationship every now and then. From landlords, to roommates to neighbors, here are some tips on how to make those relationships go a little more smoothly and potentially cut out conflict before it starts. READ MORE »

Painting Ideas: 10 Intense Wall Paint Colors to Push Your Style

Still not sold on how to bring in a crazy bold paint color into your home but still open to the idea at least? These ten rooms will undoubtedly persuade you to choose the colorful path. Going with one strong, bold color, these spaces show that using color in the right way in the home can be both powerful and empowering. Show More Summary

Before & After: A Marvelous Mid-Century Modern Make-Under

You can see that this bright blue piece of furniture has a nice mid-century shape, but with the thick, gloppy coat of paint, the damage to the top and the overall unpleasant look of the exterior, plenty of folks would probably pass this furniture piece up, even if it was free. Not Zachary. He spotted it, took it home and did one impressive make-under! READ MORE »

Quick & Colorful: 5 Easy, Affordable and Upcycled Outdoor DIY Projects

If you're looking for a fun DIY project that will add a burst of color to your outdoor space this weekend, we've got five favorite and quick projects to choose from! And the best part — they'll take something you might already own and...Show More Summary

Don't Miss a Thing: 4 Favorite Tours from the Past Week — Click on any thumbnail below to view the full tour

Wendy & Gavin's Bright White Cottage Caro & Josh's Colorful & Quirky English Home Magali & Bart's Soulful Belgium Retreat Jocelyn Scrapes Back Her Loft READ MORE »

Contemporary Architecture At Its Best: Cree Cultural Institute in Canada

Rubin & Rotman Architects completed Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute in the northern Canadian village of Oujé-Bougoumou, paying tribute to local architecture. The building’s concept turns to the Cree people’s traditional longhouse, the shaptuan, and to the particular context of the region. Show More Summary

So Fruity by Mleko — On The Wall

So Fruity by Mleko Previous On the Wall print READ MORE »

5 Instagram Accounts for Plant Lovers to Follow

@UrbanGardenersRep Instagram is best known for ridiculously cute puppies and kittens, sleeping babies and kids on swing sets, food porn, selfies and striking ensembles caught parading down city streets. But the social media app is perfect for the plant enthusiast. Show More Summary

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Staging Your Home For Resale

Though it may not be realistic, every homebuyer dreams of purchasing a property that looks like it belongs in the pages of Better Homes and Gardens. While you don’t necessarily need a state-of-the-art kitchen or fully remodeled master bathroom in order to find the perfect buyer, looks do make a difference. Show More Summary

Car Camping Essentials — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? The Beginner's Guide to Car Camping READ MORE »

Architectural Mashups of Famous Buildings — Design News

In her undergraduate thesis, Syracuse School of Architecture student Victoria Lee explored architectural appropriation by combining elements from four famous works. Pieces of Fallingwater, Villa Savoye, Farnsworth House, and Villa Rotunda were kept intact, yet used to make new buildings in a sort of architectural sundae. READ MORE »

The Emotional Ups and Downs Of A Day At IKEA — The Huffington Post

Been to IKEA recently? If you've ever cruised around the big, blue box then we're sure you're familiar with the hilarious emotional rollercoaster every IKEA shopper experiences when they get their purchases back home. We're officially naming this one a Friday fun-day must-read. READ MORE »

What Kim Kardashian Taught Me About Life

In case you haven't heard, this Kim Kardashian game is sweeping the nation, and currently holding down the number one spot on iTunes' free apps chart. I downloaded it, thanks to an insatiable curiosity and chronic fear of missing out, and guess what? It's way more fun than it has any reason to be. Show More Summary

Keep the Peace: 5 Tips for Making Design Decisions With Roommates

Oh roommates, they're best friends, occasionally strangers from the internet, acquaintances, and even sometimes siblings, but they're always the person you have to get along with, and yes, most importantly live with. Living with roommates presents all kinds of challenges regarding schedules, chores, and design. Show More Summary

Exquisite Arizona Desert Mountain Retreat With Comforting Views

The breathtaking panoramic views from this Desert Mountain property in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA inspired the owners and architect Tor Barstad to take full advantage of indoor-outdoor living. A rustic mix of stone and organic materials...Show More Summary

Best DIY Websites for Free Furniture Plans and Projects

DIY-minded folks, take note. The following websites are chock full of free plans to build tables, storage, beds — you name it. They'll give you the precise information and guidance you need to create furniture that's exactly what you want, for a lot less than what you'll find in stores. Bookmark these and return to them again and again as resources. READ MORE »

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