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Star Wars Epic Yarns: Book Review + Making Of Video

May the 4th be with you! Quick—what word immediately comes to mind when you think of Star Wars? If you answered 'felt,' well, you are either really into the fiber arts and 'felt' is your go-to answer for everything, or you have one of the new Star Wars Epic Yarns books by Jack and Holman Wang. Trust me, wool never looked so good. READ MORE »

Sloan's Bright White Nursery with a Slice of Melon — My Room

Name: Sloan (5 months) Location: Salt Lake City, Utah I wanted an all white nursery with pops of bright color and brushed brass details. The colors were inspired by the painting that I made to go above the crib. It was the very first thing I did for the nursery. READ MORE »

5 Traditional Needlecrafts Reinterpreted in Modern Ways

Needlecrafts have a long, important history and have survived in a day and age when we no longer need to make things for ourselves. We see needlecrafts used or displayed in traditional ways less and less in homes, but that doesn't mean they've not still around. We've noted a trend of needlecrafts being used in home decor in fresh, new ways: READ MORE »

Before & After: Grody Gangso Goes Geometric

Dena found this mid-century set in bad shape. She cleaned them up with some fab new fabric—and shares a tip on how to get a crisp upholstery edge with one easy step: READ MORE »

Design Marmite: 8 Things to Love or Leave

Here in the UK, we have a saying for those things in life which are particularly polarizing— we say they're "like Marmite." If you've ever tried the dark, sticky and savory spread, you'll understand why: you love it, or you hate it. In design, as in life, there are divisive trends which bring out people's passions. Show More Summary

Tesla's Powerwall Home Battery Wants to Make Fossil Fuels Obsolete — Design News

Elon Musk announced Tesla Energy yesterday, and the first product is Powerwall. This 3 foot by 4 foot battery system is connected to the internet to create smart microgrids that can be used for backup or even go off the grid completely. Show More Summary

Alice, My Housemate Won't Stop Talking — Ask Alice: Advice for Life at Home

Dear Alice, A recently widowed acquaintance of mine (and her two-year-old toddler) just moved in with me. They are wonderful housemates, however, we have completely different social styles. I am very much an introvert, and she is more of an extrovert. Show More Summary

Luxury Home Design: 3 Inspirational Projects

Many of us will never have the chance to truly live in the lap of luxury. Indeed, even the services of the architects and designers featured on this blog are out of reach for the majority of people. But that is the beauty of being able to share such images. We can all see what […]

Want Your Home to Get Clean and Stay Clean? Sharpen These 5 Skills

Cristina & Paolo's Light & Lovely Cotswold Home Getting home clean can be an easy or tough job, but the real trick of enjoying home regularly is getting your home clean and keeping it that way. And that can happen much more easily when you master these five specific skills around the house. Show More Summary

The Best Paint Colors: 10 Farrow & Ball Not-Boring Neutrals

Nordic Design When you think of neutral paint colors, it may conjure up images of plain whites or boring beiges. But British paint purveyors Farrow & Ball have a whole slew of 'neutrals' — colors that will play well with others, and serve as a backdrop for other tints in the room — that are anything but boring. Here are ten of our favorites. READ MORE »

Half-Sunk Into a Harsh Landscape Overlooking the North Sea: The Dune House

Located on the island of Terschelling in the Netherlands, Dune House by Marc Koehler Architects rises over the harsh terrain, offering views of the North Sea. Its shape is resembled by the architects with that of a wooden diamond, experienced...Show More Summary

Violaine & Gaetan's DIY Design in Montreal — House Tour

Name: Violaine, Gaëtan Havart & Hubert Location: Mile End; Montreal, Quebec Size: 825 square feet Years lived in: 4.5 years; Owned Violaine and Gaëtan live in one of the most desired neighborhoods of Montreal, and their condo is stunning. Show More Summary

MUJU Body Fit Cushion — Maxwell's Daily Find 05.01.15

MUJU Body Fit Cushion • From $150 • MUJI In celebration of May Day, I'm breaking with tradition and giving a shout out to the Japanese Giant, MUJI. After rounding up the best Poufs and the best Beanbags, this new creation was introduced to me this week as it is appearing in US stores for the very first time. Show More Summary

The Best of the Worst Real Estate Euphemisms

Abby's Cozy Capitol Hill Nest We've heard some pretty delusional ways to describe architectural features over the years. There are always certain less-than-desirable elements to any home and it makes sense to soften the bad things by lying circumventing the truth. So what are the most common euphemisms we've come across? Read on. READ MORE »

Half & Half: 10 Examples of the Easy Paint Job That Makes Every Room Look Good

Looking for an easy way to add a little color to a room, play around with contrast and do it all in a way that will save time and use less paint than covering all the walls of a room? Try out the half and half painting trick, where you splash color in a controlled way on the top or bottom section of a room. Show More Summary

Don't DIY: The Top Get-Someone-Else-To-Do-It Chores

Where We Cook: Caroline & Jeffrey's Elegant California Kitchen In the delicate life dance between time and money falls your household chores. If cash weren't a concern you'd probably outsource everything; if you had unlimited time, you might take 'em all on yourself. Show More Summary

SPONSORED POST: DIY with Jennie Garth: Best Weekend Projects — Motrin® Make It Happen Weekends

At Apartment Therapy, we believe that DIY projects are one of the best ways to make your house a home. Not only do you end up with something that reflects your style, but you get the pride of accomplishment – and it feels so good to have something to show off at the end of a weekend. Show More Summary

9 Wall Decals to Add a Little Extra Oomph to Your Space

Although putting stickers on the wall might seem a little strange in a grown-up space, there are actually lots of stylish, interesting wall decals out there that can be just the thing to take your decor to the next level. Plus they're easier than painting or hanging art, and easy to remove if you move or just change your mind. READ MORE »

Before & After: A Surprise Living Room Makeover

While she was overseas with their daughter, Jeffery decided to surprise his wife with a total living room transformation. See the new room—and read about her reaction—after the jump! READ MORE »

4 Easy Tricks for a More Natural (Less Styled) Looking Home

Laura Blythman's Neon Dream Home Though the perfectly styled homes in magazines are certainly lovely to look at, when applied to real-life, going for a magazine-ready look can make for a space that feels stiff and unrealistic. Want some...Show More Summary

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