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Why This Room Works: 6 Expert Color Mixing Tips to Steal From Annie's Bold Living Room

It's one thing to add in a lot of color into a living room. It's another thing to mix a lot of bold colors expertly in one compact space. How do you do it so it's exciting and not a messy jumble of hues? A favorite house tour with a particularly colorful living room holds six secrets worth stealing for your own colorful home. READ MORE »

Home Decorating Ideas for Fashion Lovers: 9 Secrets to Adding Fashion into Your Decor

Loves clothes and fashion. Like, really love it? So much you want to marry your love of personal style with your home's look in a way that shows off your threads but doesn't make your whole home look like a closet? We've got nine successful and fun examples of incorporating fashion into your home's decor. READ MORE »

Emily's Perfect Harmony in a Stylish 170 Square Foot Studio — House Call

Name: Emily Adams Location: La Mesa, California I live in a pocket of San Diego, California called Mount Helix. It's a very quiet, peaceful and lush area with lots of trees and wildlife (including flocks of bright green wild parrots!). Show More Summary

How Has Color Changed Your Home For the Better?

We talk often about how color has a huge impact on our spaces...cool hues are supposed to relax. Warm shades supposedly amp up the energy in a space. Boring rooms are made better (so we hear) from a healthy dose of bold color. But we're curious...how has color changed your home for the better? READ MORE »

Threshold Between the City and the Mountain Park: Syncline House in Colorado

Conceived as a threshold between the city and the mountain park, the massive Syncline House developed by Arch11 near Boulder, Colorado is a modern living retreat. The residence was especially envisioned for an entrepreneurial and professional rock climbing couple who simply wanted a place where they could leave the city behind. Show More Summary

Before & After: A Light Powder Room Gets a Dark Makeover for Under $20

When your tiny power room, closet, bedroom whatever starts to feel too boring and you want a change, you'll want to come back to this easy before and after project for inspiration on how to do dramatic right. And how to do it all without spending a lot of money with a simple secret. READ MORE »

3 Easy Ways to Add a Little Extra Color to Your Home — Apartment Therapy Video Roundup

Maybe browsing through the beautiful spaces in our Room for Color Contest has inspired you to add a little color to your own space. Adding color can be intimidating, so we've picked out a few videos highlighting ways you can add easy, low-commitment color, for a quick dose of extra cheer. READ MORE »

Small Bathroom Ideas: 6 Changes to Make Tiny Bathrooms Feel More Spacious

Do you have a cramped, small, hard-to-move in bathroom? Do you feel slightly claustrophobic every morning when getting ready for work? If you rent or don't have the funds for a huge wall-moving renovation that will literally give you more space, try one of these six ideas that could improve the feel, at least. Show More Summary

Justin's Warehouse Acropolis — House Tour

Name: Justin Bauer Location: Boyle Heights; Los Angeles, California Size: 3,500 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; Rented Artist and Creative Director Justin Bauer's industrial live/work space is located on the outskirts of Downtown Los Angeles and is an open-concept lover's dream. Show More Summary

Small Bedroom Decorating Ideas: Desks Doing Double Duty as Nightstands

Most conventional advice recommends keeping work outside of the bedroom to boost calm and serenity within a sleeping space. But apparently most conventional advice givers have never had to make it all work with just 550 square feet.Show More Summary

Feline-Focused Design: Architects Create High-End Cat Shelters

A minimalist concrete cat house, sculptural play structure and multi-tiered condo are among the imaginative high-end designs dreamed up by 14 different architecture firms for the enjoyment of our feline friends. Many of the designs could double as human furniture, acting as a side table or bench while giving cats a comfortable and stylish place […]

How to Save Money: 6 Tips for Planning a Spending-Free Weekend

What's a spending-free weekend, you ask? It's two days in a row where you try not to spend any money on anything. No brunches. No coffee. No purchases whatsoever. It might sound a bit extreme, but it could be a neat tool to have in your financial tool belt when it comes to sticking to a budget, saving more money and learning to live with less. Show More Summary

Before & After: $15 IKEA Hack Turns These Floor Lamps From Drab to Fab

Amit had been using these two IKEA floor lamps for TEN YEARS — ever since senior year of college. From dorm room, to first apartment, to the first home, which Amit moved into about a year ago. But while they functioned great, they were drab — boring office gray with a plain white plastic shade that disappeared against the new house's gray walls. Show More Summary

Before & After: 10 Incredibly Successful DIY Creative Solutions to (Previously) Boring Rooms

Saddled with a boring room? Don't fret! It can be hard sometimes to see past the plain, the blah, the beige and the weird, but these DIY room makeovers prove pretty much anything is possible! We've chosen some of our favorite creative...Show More Summary

Break These 5 Bad Habits Around the House That Sap Your Energy

We've talked before about 5 Small Daily Practices That Add Up to a More Satisfying Home Life. But are there things you might be doing every day in your home that are having a negative effect in your life — like maybe sapping your energy...Show More Summary

Free Gift Today Only at Great.ly

It’s Sunday so it’s time to have a Funday! Corny, right? But I have a sweet Sunday surprise for you… A FREE gift with purchase at ANY of your favorite tastemakers’ shops over at Great.ly – weeeee! For today only, Sept 21st, any purchase of $100 or more (excluding shipping) will receive this gorgeous tote […]

How to Make Gorgeous Flower Pots With Pumpkins (VIDEO)

Post by Kat Bouska. Can you smell the pumpkin spice in the air? I can! And I'm already seeing a plethora of really fun, fall-inspired crafts to try on Pinterest. One pin that seems to make the rounds every year is flower pots made using pumpkins. Show More Summary

5 Quick Things to Do to Make Your Home Feel More Like Fall

We've spoken often about how important it is to use your home as a way to welcome and celebrate the seasons; surrounding yourself with decorative markers of the annual calendar will make you feel more connected to nature and in the end, make you enjoy your time at home a bit more. Show More Summary

Goursaud's Bold & Playful Home — House Call

Name: Goursaud Location: Nancy, France This French house call submission didn't come with much text from the homeowners, but it's filled with such a mix of vintage finds, tongue-in-cheek accessories and color we just had to share! READ MORE »

Before & After: A Cheap, Quick DIY Wall Treatment Idea for Renters

Are you a renter looking for something to add uniqueness, personality and texture to a wall without damaging your home (so you can get your security deposit back)? We love the idea Alicia and her husband tried out in their bedroom — and it's something any renter could do in a few hours on the weekend! READ MORE »

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