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Which Side Are You On? Open Spaces or Cozy Nooks (& How to Design for Both)

Christopher & Sara's Dream Home I hate statements that divide the entire world into two groups of people, but here I am doing it: There are two types of people — those who love the feel of wide, airy, open loft-like homes and those who prefer the comfort of compact, small cozy nooks. Show More Summary

Before & After: Grandpa's Restored Rattan Hanging Chair

Kirby dug Grandpa's old hanging chair out of the garage, and it had seen better days. A clear gem despite its condition, Kirby put in the work and now it looks better than ever: READ MORE »

This Stained Glass Art is Made from Gummy Bears — Design News

Looking to decorate like a modernist Willy Wonka? Mayice makes art by painting acrylic lightboxes with melted gummy bears. The Madrid design studio sells them for a modest $162. READ MORE »

This is the Very Best Way to Experience a Foreign City

The whole point of travel is to experience something different, right? So why do so many vacations wind up feeling like a marathon sprint through new sights, resulting in many Instagrams but few lasting impressions? Sure, if you are a real trooper, you could see 17 different countries in 15 days, as one enterprising European traveler I knew did. Show More Summary

Ben Gould's Best Tips for Your Best Garden Now — Apartment Therapy Video Roundup

Chris Lynn's Sunny & Simple Austin Abode The weather outside is delightful, and gardening season is in full swing. We've reached into our video archives for some of professional gardener Ben Gould's best advice about how to make this year's garden the best yet. READ MORE »

Andy and Sam's Sunny & Light Toyko Flat — House Call

Name: Andy & Sam Location: Tokyo, Japan After a whirlwind romance and a couple of countries, we decided to leave sunny England and fulfill our dream of living in Japan. It is truly a magical place and we feel so fortunate to call this our home for a while. READ MORE »

Foolproof Decorating Tricks to Always Keep In Your Back Pocket

Leslie and Jake's "Street Cred Granny" Style in LA You can't go wrong with recurring decorating advice that pops up again and again — the little nuggets of wisdom whispered in our ears by mentors or mothers — and make sense every damn time. Keep these go-to tips in the forefront of your minds when approaching a space. READ MORE »

This Modular Sofa Will Be Anything You Want it to Be — Design News

Inlay, Benjamin Hubert's modular sofa system for Belgian sofa brand Indera, is basically a build-your-own sofa. Comprised of a back rest, arm rest, and seat modules in various sizes, Inlay can be easily configured and reconfigured to your heart's content. READ MORE »

Black Diamond: Angular Forest Retreat with Minimalist Flair

A cabin for the modern era, this faceted black forest retreat is lined with pale plywood and features massive glazed walls to gaze at the natural setting.

4 Unexpected Elements That Affect the Mood of Your Rooms

Beatriz & Fernando's Eclectic Mix + Match Trying to really go for a certain atmosphere in a room? Hit a certain mood in a space? Want your home to feel a very specific way so you and your guests are the most comfortable? Whether you're...Show More Summary

Anne-Claire and John's Internationally Inspired Mix — House Tour

Name: Anne-Claire, John (not pictured), and daughter, Anna Location: Rockville, Maryland Size: 2,400 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, owned We were first introduced to Anne-Claire in a house call; when I tracked her down after seeing it, she was delighted to share the full tour. Show More Summary

4 Terrific Habits of Homebodies (That Anyone Can Do)

Sam & Linsey's Thoughtful Chicago Home Everyone knows a homebody (and if you don't know one, you probably ARE one!). Homebodies aren't boring and they're not necessarily shy. In fact, they may just know something you don't about why hanging around the house can be pretty awesome, especially with these habits. READ MORE »

Distinct Black&White Exterior Showcased by Minimalist “Framing House” in Japan

Located in the Shiga Prefecture, Japan, Framing House by Form / Kouichi Kimura Architects is a contemporary Japanese home displaying a minimalist design and a distinct black&white exterior. The owners’ brief required the new building to accommodate an art gallery, along with inviting living spaces. Show More Summary

15 Great Outdoor Pieces That Will Work Indoors, Too

As exciting as the prospect of outdoor dining, lounging, and living is, it can be difficult to justify spending money on furniture that will only be used a few months out of the year. These tables, chairs, benches, and rugs will gracefully transition indoors come cold weather— certainly more gracefully than I will... READ MORE »

Before & After: $100 Guerrilla-Style Kitchen Makeover

Shelby's new cute Craftsman style home had a lot of old charm....except for the bland builder-grade kitchen. She couldn't bear it for long, and decided something needed to be done before she started cooking and entertaining... READ MORE »

Always Bring These 4 Things When Shopping for Furniture

Sam & Linsey's Thoughtful Chicago Home No matter where you're headed to bring home some new furniture — a retail store, Craigslist or maybe even mom's basement — you'll need bring along some basics before bothering to load up your finds. READ MORE »

Smart Fixes For Really Ugly Things at Home

You know you've earned your interior designer club card when you learn how to take household eyesores and turn them into personal triumphs. Here are six common household trouble spots, and some clever ways to never have to look at them in the same way again. READ MORE »

Drake is Curating Music for a Sotheby's Art Exhibit — Design News

Drake has been brought on by Sotheby's to curate the audio component of their I Like It Like This exhibition, a show that explores the conversation between music and African American art. Works from Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kara Walker, Kehinde Wiley, and more will be paired with the rapper's song selections played throughout the gallery. READ MORE »

Warehouse to Modern Loft: Cozy Conversion in Brussels

23 hours agoLifestyle / House & Home : Dornob

This warehouse conversion in Brussels breaks up a large historic space with timber-clad volumes and bookcases in place of walls.

Audrey's Sunny, Sentimental Nursery — My Room

Name: Audrey Location: Campbell, California When I set out to create Audrey's room I wanted it to feel light and bright and for most of the items to have meaning. I spent a lot of time to carefully find each little treasure. A lot of items come from estate sales, hand made on Etsy, flea markets, or were things that were mine as a child. READ MORE »

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