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The Important Cleaning Task We All Skip (But Shouldn't)

Considering all of the different cleaning sprays and solutions available on the market, we're surprisingly trusting of the ones we bring home. That's why the pros have always sworn by "spot-testing"—where you sample new products by testing them out on a small area to make sure they won't cause any damage or discoloration. Show More Summary

I’m Halfway Through My Social Media Fast and It's Been Eye-Opening — Real-Life Resolutions

Caroline Biggs is one of six people tracking their resolutions with Apartment Therapy in real time. You can read her first installment here. You'd be surprised to discover how often you check Instagram. True you might only spend a few minutes total scrolling through it every day, but if you're anything like me—i.e. Show More Summary

One-of-a-Kind Kilim Rugs for Every Budget — Apartment Therapy Marketplace

We live in a world of easily accessible knockoffs: for every authentic Eames chair, chances are you can find hundreds of cheap plastic counterparts. And while I'm never opposed to saving, some things are definitely worth investing in, both for the look and quality that you're guaranteed. Kilim rugs are the perfect example of this. READ MORE »

Get the Look: Modern & Serene Small Town Style — Shop the Style

Natalie and Bobby's small town home in Texas Hill Country is bright, open, and very inviting. An excellent mix of old and new along with plants and other natural elements, have lent to the perfect bohemian mix. Shop their style for a tranquil space of your own. READ MORE »

Let's All Knit: Why You'll Love It, How to Get Going AND Free Patterns Just for You

Did you know that roughly one third of women between the ages 25 of 35 now knit or crochet? This month, Apartment Therapy teamed up with a bunch of talented knitters — like KOEL Magazine and Flax & Twine — to bring you a rich mix of informative posts about this useful and meditative craft, including resources and original patterns. Show More Summary

How To Turn Your City Apartment Into a Cozy Ski Chalet in 7 Easy Steps

(Image credit: Bethany Nauert) Full disclosure: I've never been skiing, or snowboarding, or so much as stepped foot on a snow-covered mountain range. But I've seen "Force Majeure" and have taken a virtual tour of Aerin Lauder's Aspen home, which basically qualifies me as a pseudo expert on the après-ski aesthetic. Show More Summary

A Colorful Maximalist Home in Australia — House Tour

Name: Kit Alida Bettison with husband and kids Location: Bangalow, Australia Size: 2368 square feet Years lived in: Owned 3 years Inspired by expansive, light-filled industrial-style New York lofts and the free-wheeling bohemian vibes of the 1970s, this house in Australia is a maximalist's dream. Show More Summary

The 6 Things You Absolutely Need to Know Before Buying a TV...When They All Look the Same to You — The Ultimate Guide to Buying a TV

So you're shopping for a new television. You enter a big box store and find yourself standing in front of a synchronized wall of flashing monitors, a dizzying world of sensory overload that gives you everything except answers to your...Show More Summary

Attack These Clutter Magnets: Medicine Cabinet & Bathroom Storage — The January Cure Assignment #12

(Image credit: Jacqueline Marque) I'm interrupting our regularly scheduled January Cure programming for an important announcement: WE ARE PAST THE HALFWAY POINT! Know that there is a big cheer and round of applause going out to all of you from me, as I sit here at my computer. Show More Summary

This High-Tech Canopy Bed Is Straight Out Of The Jetsons — Design News

Canopy beds aren't exactly a new concept. Back in the days of drafty castles, they provided extra warmth when heavy curtains were hung on them (which also added some privacy since there were always other people around). But iNyx, complete with 21st century bells and whistles, is not your monarch's canopy bed. READ MORE »

Before & After: A Master Bedroom Goes from Blazingly Bold to Calm and Serene

(Image credit: Marti of Project Palermo) Marti's master bedroom makeover was a slow and steady labor of love. Her first move was to tackle the too-bright purple paint and choose a color that was a little more serene. After that, she mixed DIY projects with budget finds for a chic and calm bedroom. READ MORE »

Why is Mid-Century Modern Furniture So Damn Popular?

When I graduated from college in 2005, and began furnishing my first apartment, mid-century modern design was just beginning to capture the popular imagination. Twelve years later, the trend shows no signs of slowing down, and the very designers and tastemakers once responsible for its popularity are baffled. Show More Summary

Before and After: An 1860s New Orleans Double Parlor Is Brought Back to Life

When Tim purchased his house in 2010, it had been abandoned since 2004, a year before Hurricane Katrina. The windows were left open and the walls were covered with mold. The property was what Tim describes as "marginally livable," and didn't even meet the requirements for financing. Show More Summary

Cat Owner’s Cramped Apartment Gets Room to Breathe

There’s nothing as frustrating as not having enough space to move. We weren’t created to exist in tiny spaces crammed full of our belongings. The problem becomes even worse when you have cats, which are naturally mischievous animals. This is the problem that a homeowner in central Taipei, where space is limited, faced. That is, […]

Creating a New Healthy Habit: Reading Nutrition Labels — Kitchn

(Image credit: Christophe Testi/Shutterstock) From Kitchn ? My Healthy Habit Challenge: I'm Gonna Start Reading Nutrition Labels READ MORE »

A Design Deal Hunter's Secrets to Finding Good "Junk"

Christa doesn't head out on a hunt with a particular purpose. What would the thrill in that be? In her apartment in Boston, she's assembled a beautiful array of furniture, art and accessories — and thanks to her deal-hunting skills, she's barely spent a thing. I asked her to share secrets to finding good "junk" and how to get the price down when you do. READ MORE »

10 Roommate Dealbreakers to Discuss Before You Sign Anything

Moving in with strangers can be a nerve-wracking experience, but sometimes a necessary one; you need people to split the rent with, after all, and you might not know anyone in town or have local friends who are also looking for a new place to live. Show More Summary

A Colorful and Thrifted London Victorian — House Call

Name: Ruth Location: London, United Kingdom We absolutely love our new family home, having always lived in apartments it's so lovely to have our own front door, garden and space to fill out. Our style is pretty colorful and eclectic, maybe bohemian modern. Show More Summary

Fashion Hacks: 9 Simple Ways to Customize Your Clothing

(Image credit: Rosa Gold) The new year is finally here and so are the latest trends. And while it's fun to embrace all of the new cold-weather clothes, it can still be tough to set yourself apart from the rest of the fashion-savvy pack. Show More Summary

Is There a Temporary Solution for Covering Up My Ugly Floor? — Good Questions

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Q: I'm moving into a new, beautiful rental apartment soon. It's got great light and views...and ugly "finger mosaic" wood flooring. What temporary options are there for recovering a floor that wouldShow More Summary

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