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Anxious About Your Orchid? Try This Clever Watering Tip

Pin it Like most very beautiful things, orchids are known for being temperamental and tough to care for. So when we received one at the Apartment Therapy offices recently, no one really knew what to do. That is until Henry, Senior Web Designer and apparent gardening savant, spoke up and recommended we water it with one interesting ingredient. We tried it! READ MORE »

Muhammad Ali's Childhood Home To Undergo Restoration — Design News

Pin it This Louisville, Kentucky home where Muhammad Ali grew up in the 1950s is undergoing a restoration and conversion into a museum. A group of boxing fans are taking on the project. READ MORE »

Spend 1 Hour, 1 Day, or 1 Weekend: How To Add Texture to a Neutral Bedroom

Pin it Neutral spaces are tricky. Done well and your home is sophisticated, timeless, and soothing. If you're not careful, however, your house reads 2-dimensional and dull. Interest comes in the form of texture, which you desperately need. Show More Summary

In Praise of the Daybed

Pin it I'm here to extol the virtues of a neglected and unsung piece of furniture: the daybed. And not the twin-bed-turned-lengthwise-along-the-wall variety, although those are quite useful too, but something more like what you see above: a supremely elegant piece of furniture that's something like your couch's sophisticated and mysterious European cousin. READ MORE »

Critical Thinking: Identifying What You Really Like About a Room in a Photo

Olivia's Elegant Oakland Apartment Pin it When you're clicking around the internet with inspiration in mind, you sometimes come across those great photos that make you gasp. But why? Can you pinpoint exactly what you like about a beautiful picture so you can recreate that element in your own space? It's probably one of these things. READ MORE »

4 Kids Room Designs with Color to Spare

Providing basic shelter is one of the most important things a parent can do. But these kids rooms do much more than provide basic shelter. With color, patterns, and custom furnishings, these rooms nurture creative thoughts from every angle. Along the way they manage to provide comfort and even organization from cozy study nooks to […]

A Collector's Hollywood Bachelor Pad — House Tour

Pin it Name: Sweatson Klank Location: Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA Size: 900 square feet Years lived in: 10 years; Rented As soon as you walk into Sweatson's home, the living area is spacious, inviting and warm. My first observation is that Sweatson is an artist who has a knack for collecting things. Show More Summary

Living Room Decorating Ideas that Expand Space

The living room is often the first room that visitors see when they walk through your front door, and the space sets the tone for how guests feel about the rest of your home. Your living room is also a place for entertaining friends and relaxing with family and its design should reflect that. Show More Summary

Unhappy Heading Home? 3 Reasons Why (And The Fixes That Will Help)

Design & Chemistry in Seattle Part 2: Tyler Pin it It's been a long day at work, it's been a miserable ride in the traffic commute and you still aren't all that jazzed about walking through your front door. If that's the case, we bet it has to do with one of the things this post mentions — and we've got a fix that can help. READ MORE »

Problems & Solutions: 5 Ways to Make a Bathroom More Kid-Friendly

Pin it Bathrooms are essential to the function of a family home, and whether they're efficient and sufficient can make or break the time it takes for kids to get ready in the morning get clean at night. Unfortunately, they aren't always the easiest rooms to tailor to children's needs. Show More Summary

SPONSORED POST: When Two Become One: The Art of Moving In Together — AMERICAN SIGNATURE FURNITURE

Pin it Prize: $2,000 to spend on stylish furniture From: American Signature Furniture Value: $2,000 Pin it You've made it! You've decided to live together, merging your two households into one. But figuring out how all your stuff can...Show More Summary

How To Arrange an Octagonal Room? — Good Questions

Pin it Q: Hi! We just bought a house that was actually featured on your website! It's the Before & After: An Amazing Victorian Remodel house. It has an octagonal bedroom and we are lost as to how to furnish it... READ MORE »

Perfect Places to Hang an Extra Hook or Two (or Six)

Bryan & Sarah's Vintage Modern Home & Studio Pin it Yes, hooks in the bathroom are a nice thing for things like towels and bathrobes. But that's just the tip of the organizing iceberg. For such wee little things, they are a quick and powerful storage solution with endless possibilities. Show More Summary

Sicilian Town Giving Away Homes to Boost Population — Design News

Pin it Have you dreamt of dropping everything and moving to Italy? The town of Gangi, Sicily is giving away historic homes in an effort to boost the town's dwindling population. READ MORE »

Before & After: Mediocre Melamine Cabinet Gets a Total Transformation

Pin it If you remember this Before & After project, then you know Kristen of The Painted Hive is not messing around when it comes to furniture transformations. She's especially good at taking run-of-the-mill laminate furniture and turning those pieces into polished projects you're be proud to have at home. READ MORE »

Entry Tower and Sweeping Views Over San Francisco Bay Defining The Belvedere Residence

Overlooking San Francisco Bay, the Belvedere Residence designed by Polsky Perlstein Architects aims at capturing light and surrounding vistas: “The site has South and West views over the San Francisco Bay toward Sausalito and the Golden Gate Bridge. Show More Summary

Optimum Flow of Spaces Exhibited by Mid-Century Modern Home in California

Klopf Architecture, Outer Space Landscape Architects, and Flegels Construction updated a classical 1950s original mid-century modern home designed by the late Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice Ellis Jacobs. Klopf Architecture pushed the original design intent to make the house more open and uniform from space to space, while improving energy efficiency. Show More Summary

Fleet, the Waze for Air Travel, Wants to Make Flying Easier — Design News

Pin it Despite industry reports that air travel is getting better, when you ask people who fly, it feels like it's getting worse. Fleet is an app that wants to make your trip through the airport just a little easier. READ MORE »

How To Make a Wasp Trap from a Soda Bottle — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

Pin it Wasps can be helpful little creatures- they're to thank in part for keeping the pest population in check- but they can also be quite the nuisance. Picnics and other outdoor summer activities are a bit difficult to enjoy when wasps are swarming overhead, so try to keep things under control with a DIY wasp trap. READ MORE »

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