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Win Christmas this year with 11 gifts that no kid can resist

The holidays are here, and we’ve got plenty of gift ideas to keep everyone happy. Skip to gifts for: Pets, cooks and the socially conscious as well as those who are into health & wellness, home décor and amazing experiences. And you’ll find even more holiday gift ideas here. Sweet treats Feeling...

Annie's "Evolving Aesthetic" — House Call

Pin it Name: Annie Location: Brooklyn, New York I just moved to Brooklyn after 10 years in Los Angeles, a cabin in Colorado, and a few years of wandering. My belongings sat in storage for almost two years before moving here. When I finally did open up that locker, I purged so much. Show More Summary

California Eichler House Remodel Features Wide-Open Spaces

This remodel of a 1970s Joseph Eichler house in Palo Alto, Calif., completed by San Francisco-based Yamamar Design, displays a modern personality sprinkled with personal touches. “The project took focus as a result of the collaboration between architect, interior decorator and a supremely passionate owner,” the architects said. Show More Summary

This Miami Home Has Porthole Windows Into the Pool — Design News

Miami's exclusive Palm Island has no shortage of extravagant homes. But not all of them have yacht-inspired windows that look into the pool, like this five bedroom listed for $9.6 million. READ MORE »

How Do Minimalist Parents Deal With All The Kid Stuff? — Good Questions

Pin it Q: My husband and I have been on cloud nine since we found out we are expecting our first child! How exciting it has been to think of baby names and pick out furniture and accessories for the nursery. We are going to be a family...Show More Summary

A Quick Reminder: Just Cover It Up!

Pin it Out of sight, out of mind. If there's anything in your apartment–anything at all–that you'd rather not see everyday, here's a mind-blowing, life-changing, you'll-never-be-the-same-ever-again kind of tip: Cover it up. READ MOR...

Megan's Mid-C + Modern Mix in Denver — House Tour Greatest Hits

Pin it Name: Wedding Photographer Megan Wynn Location: Capitol Hill; Denver, Colorado Size: 800 square feet Years lived in: 1.5 years; Rented Indiana native Megan Wynn is an incredible wedding photographer, a free spirit, and one inspiring lady. Show More Summary

Pretty Presents: 12 Really Lovely Gift Wrap Designs

Pin it Decorating the Christmas tree doesn't have to end with the crown. The best way to dress up your tree this year might be a well-trimmed selection of presents scattered around the trunk. You can skip the fancy bows and crafty adornments–these twelve simple gift wrap designs are the most beautiful we've ever seen. READ MORE »

Silly, Off-Beat White Elephant Gifts for Maximum Laughs — Holiday Gift Guide from Apartment Therapy

Pin it The first time I heard about a white elephant gift exchange (sometimes called Yankee Swap), I thought it sounded crazy. "Wait, you open a gift and then someone can take it from you?" I've always felt that the "winner" wasn't the...Show More Summary

Bold Design Ideas You're Going to Wish You Had Tried Sooner

Samara's Sentiment-Filled Apartment Pin it When's the last time you tried something really bold, design-wise, in your home? These nine daring design moves could be just the thing one of your rooms has been needing to take it from boring to exciting. READ MORE »

11 Ways to Add a Little Shine to Your Kitchen

Pin it I love the new trend of gold in the kitchen, because it takes the kitchen from a purely utilitarian space to something special, something worth being celebrated. Here are a few ways you can add a little shine to your space, some of them a bit unexpected. Try one, or try a few, to take your kitchen to the next level. READ MORE »

Before & After: A 24 Hour Nursery Makeover — East Coast Creative

Pin it If you ever feel like there just aren't enough hours in the day to get everything done, this makeover will make you think again. Monica from East Coast Creative and a small crew took this old and unpolished room and transformed it into a completely unrecognizable nursery in a matter of 24 hours. Show More Summary

Jennifer and Hans' Bright and Natural Amsterdam Apartment — House Tour

Pin it Name: Jennifer and Hans Location: Bos en Lommer — Amsterdam, Netherlands Size: 60 square meters (645 square feet) Years lived in: 5 years (Jennifer), 2.5 years (Hans); Rented We got our first peek of Jennifer and Hans' apartment during their their House Call in June, and we're excited to share the full tour today. Show More Summary

Why I'll Never Be a Seasonal Decorator

Christine's Festive DC Table Pin it Fall is the time when decorations come out, and they seem to change every few weeks. My blog roll is full of suggestions for how to decorate the mantel, how to add holiday lighting, and where to put all the decorative gourds—but I've never been that big on seasonal decorating. Here's why... READ MORE »

The World's Most Beautiful (and Terrifying) Stairs

Pin it Let's talk about stairs. Besides providing a convenient way to move vertically through one's house, they can also provide a really lovely, sculptural element to a design. Sometimes designers take liberties with stairs in ways that make them especially beautiful — and especially terrifying. Show More Summary

10 of the Most Stunning New Light Fixtures

MAISON&OBJET Paris, Stockholm Furniture Fair and Fiera Milano represent some of the top furniture, accessory and lighting fairs in Europe. The best contemporary designs are introduced during these fairs, and lighting designers didn’t disappoint this year. Show More Summary

A Cozy Apartment Tucked under the Rooftops of Paris

Pin it Although this apartment may be little — only 40 square meters, or 540 square feet — it has something that a lot of other little apartments don't: soaring ceilings, gorgeous exposed wooden beams, and breathtaking views over the rooftops of Paris. READ MORE »

SPONSORED POST: Tips for Buying Furniture That Actually Fits — American Signature Furniture

Pin it Have you ever bought a sofa, accent chair or table that looked wonderful in the store (or on Pinterest) but lost its charm once you brought it home? If the color and style were right, the problem may have been that the piece of furniture simply wasn’t the right scale for the room. Show More Summary

Before & After: A "Cookie Cutter" House Gets A Bold, Brilliant Makeover

Pin it Kind of hard to believe this is the same house, right? When Kezia and Jonathan bought their home, they were seemingly stuck with a material they hated that couldn't be removed. Instead of throwing up their hands in despair and settling, they got creative and gave the facade of their home some major curb appeal. READ MORE »

Is Black Friday Over? — Design News

Pin it It's been seven decades since FDR moved Thanksgiving up a week to benefit retailers, and thus set the stage for what has evolved into Black Friday. While the frenzy of deals and steals became a holiday tradition for many, the last few years have turned out disappointing numbers for the once-robust shopping day. READ MORE »

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