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Great Handmade Finds from the 50 States: Ohio through Wyoming (& D.C.!)

Here's the third and final installment in our roundup of handmade objects from all 50 states. From Ohio to Wyoming, we've found objects that will suit a variety of styles. And Washington, D.C., don't worry. We didn't forget about you. READ MORE »

United States of Design Road Trips: A Southern Route — American Style

No summer in the U.S. is truly complete without a road trip. Today we're featuring a series of suggested itineraries for design-centric domestic travels. Earlier, we traveled through part of the Northeast; now, it's a section of the South. Fasten your seatbelt and get ready for some true style and hospitality... READ MORE »

Great Handmade Finds from the 50 States: Massachusetts through Oklahoma

Continuing our roundup of beautiful handmade objects from all 50 states, we have rugs, woodwork, and accessories galore from fifteen more states. Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, and Oklahoma, here we come! READ MORE »

Everything Old is New Again: Red, White & Blue Interiors, Then & Now

Apartment Therapy reader Vincent B, commenting on a roundup I made last year of red, white and blue interiors, observed that this particular color scheme was popular in the late 60s, as well as around 1976, for the bicentennial. Here's proof, from House and Garden's Complete Guide to Interior Decoration, published in 1970. Show More Summary

Happy Design Independence Day: Unique House Tours from Great American Cities

Caryn's Enchanting Fairytale Loft in Atlanta Katrine and Peter's Boston Loft Danielle's Charming, Classic Chicago Walk-Up Mark's Comfortable Contemporary in Houston Emily & Andrew's Colorful New Orleans Home Liz and John's 1926 Sears...Show More Summary

United States of Design Road Trips: A Northeastern Route — American Style

The USA is a big, beautiful country, with design destinations from coast to coast and nothing is more American when it comes to summertime travel than the road trip. So, in honor of our love of design and the lure of the open road, we're building a few suggested itineraries for style-centric trips. Show More Summary

This New Advertising Agency Office Design in New York Puts Work Before Play

The new advertising agency office design for Wieden+Kennedy New York takes the “playground” tone down a notch only to focus on work-related necessities without forgetting aesthetics. Well known for their work with Nike, Wieden+Kennedy New York’s offices were recently updated to suit their employees’ and company’s needs. Show More Summary

Built-In Wood Boxes Make a 269-ft Apartment Comfy for Three

Built-in additions that subdivide a tiny room, taking advantage of every square inch, can make all the difference in comfort and a feeling of spaciousness. A 269-square-foot apartment would normally seem far too small for a family of three, but Beriot Bernardini Arquitectos found a solution that gives the space focus and function. Two wooden […]

French Interior Design: The Beautiful Parisian Style

The French have never been accused of sacrificing style for anything. While modern Paris may have moved away from powdered wigs and bustles, there is still a certain stylistic effort in everything they do. Though these Parisian homes do not share just one style, each takes a cue from the French attention to detail while […]

Can You Spot the Most Valuable American Antique?

Here are four quintessentially American objects. While they are clearly very different items, they are all in good condition and sold at auction in the past couple of years. They also have one other really BIG variance - and that is in value (as determined by their selling price). Show More Summary

Great Handmade Finds from the 50 States: Alabama through Maryland

With July 4th on the horizon, I'm taking stock of some of the beautiful, handmade objects that can be found across the U.S.A. In this edition, you'll find objects handmade objects from twenty different states, ranging from photography and pottery to textiles and woodwork. READ MORE »

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Decorating A Tiny Apartment

Small apartments have their upsides – lower rent, often a closer proximity to bustling downtown areas, and a certain irreplaceable cozy charm. That is, if you know how decorate. One misconception that people often fall prey to when  decorating tiny apartments is that all the focus should be on functionality rather than design. Show More Summary

Stunning Estate Design Customized to Perfection by Mary Anne Smiley

A stunning estate design was exceptionally put into play by one of the top designers in Dallas, Mary Anne Smiley, and caught our attention with a collection of striking details. Colorful and expansive, the Strait Lane Estates was re-designed to suit a modern lifestyle where entertaining and relaxing go hand in hand. Show More Summary

Reader Tips: 18 Great Kitchen Organizing Tips — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? Why Didn't We Think Of That? 18 Genius Kitchen Organizing Tips From Our Readers READ MORE »

8 Surprising Ways to Keep Your Garden From Dying This Summer

Post by Adriana Velez. Nobody starts out wanting their garden to die on them over the summer. But somehow it just... happens. You begin with the best intentions, watering regularly and making all your plants happy. And then all hell breaks loose. Show More Summary

Finding Interior Inspiration: 8 Super Stylish Restaurants

I don't know whether to blame the atmosphere, the conversation or the wine, but I'm never more inspired than when I'm out to eat with friends. A restaurant's livelihood depends on being able to make its diners feel comfortable ("at home," if you will), so I shouldn't be surprised that some stand-out eateries have really incredible interiors worthy of a second look. READ MORE »

How To Properly Display The American Flag

Lots of patriotic people will be showing off their American flags this weekend so make sure to do it right! Here are the basics so you can brush up before the flag's big day. READ MORE »

"Fly Art" Tumblr Juxtaposes Hip Hop with Classing Paintings — Design News

Rappers like Jay Z have been known to name drop artists in their songs. Tumblr Fly Art brings hip hop and classic paintings that much closer by pairing rap lyrics with fine art. Work by Matisse and Van Gogh meets Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West, showcasing the playfulness in art and the depth in hip hop. READ MORE »

A Revamped Garden Design Magazine Returns

Garden Design closed its doors last spring, to the dismay of many disappointed readers. The Bonnier Publishing magazine's content had been slowly deteriorating over the years (in my opinion, at least), but it was still was one of the hipper and more thorough garden design magazines on the market. Show More Summary

Reuse + Recycle: 10 Delightful DIY Planter Ideas

I just finished helping my mom plant the last of her outside plants, and now I'm craving some new plants of my own. Always looking for an opportunity to craft, I figure it would be fun to make a new (to me) planter as well. Here are ten planter ideas using odds & ends you just might have laying around your home. READ MORE »

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