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Before & After: So Brave, So Good! Purple Reigns in a NYC Kitchen

(Image credit: Submitted by Krista) Krista made some pretty stunning lemonade out of old-kitchen-laminate-lemons. She decided to double down on the purple color scheme and the results are crazy impressive. READ MORE »

3 Modern Minimalist Apartments For Young Families

In any family, there are a lot of different personalities gathered under one roof. This means that family homes need to be versatile and functional for a variety of different reasons. Especially if it it’s an apartment, which tends to be smaller and a whole lot closer to other families. Family apartments need to be […]

The Secret to Kitchens & Bathrooms That Will Never Go Out of Style

As Nancy pointed out recently, there are some kitchen design choices that never go out of style — retro SMEG fridges and farmhouse sinks fall firmly in this category. If they've been considered stylish and practically for decades, chances are they'll still be popular a couple decades from now. Show More Summary

Elegant One-Bedroom in a Federal-style D.C. Boutique Condo — Property Crush

Located in the hip and historic Dupont Circle neighborhood of D.C., this is an elegant one-bedroom condo of my Federal-style dreams. I lived in D.C. for a year and used to meander down New Hampshire Ave., wondering what the interiors of these elegant buildings looked like. Show More Summary

4 Major Design Changes Donald Trump Has Already Made to the Oval Office So Far

The door to the oval office had barely shut behind Barack Obama on Inauguration Day when newly sworn-in President Donald Trump began making major interior design changes. While it's standard for the incoming president to customize the space to suit his personal preferences, the speed at which Trump redecorated is atypical. Show More Summary

Recent Downsizers Share: The Good (and Not So Good) Things About It

When you go from a larger home to a smaller one (no matter how big the size difference), it has a big impact on the way you live. You usually can't fit as many things in the smaller home, and the way you physically move in and use the smaller space might change, too. Show More Summary

Improve Your Financial Picture: 100+ Ideas — Apartment Therapy Life Balance Wheel

I don't have to tell you this, but money matters. Even if you consider yourself a card-carrying minimalist who thinks "materialism" is a dirty word, you need money to exchange for goods and services, like rent and food and the shirt on your back. Show More Summary

Tap into Nature: Wooden Faucets Offer a Warm Alternative to Marble and Metal

Created using carefully selected, high-quality materials, the luxury wooden faucets from Green Home Design harness all the breathtaking aesthetic of the woodlands, but with a sleek functionality that will mold elegantly and effortlessly into the modern home. Because their designs encompass all the naturalism of the tree rings and original wood markings, each tap is […]

Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi List Their Santa Monica Villa for $45 Million — House of the Day

Ellen is on the move. The comedian, TV host, and designer has listed the Santa Barbara villa that she and wife, actress Portia de Rossi, bought in 2013. READ MORE »

The White House Is Getting 2 New Residents in June

Melania Trump's decision to remain primarily in New York City post-inauguration drew a lot of attention. Many wondered if her decision to live outside of the White House was reflective of the way she felt about about stepping into the...Show More Summary

An Art Historian's New York Apartment Filled With "Bookish Warmth" — House Call

Name: Elyse Location: New York, New York Elyse and her husband have added a considerable amount of character to their 830 square foot rental. With a strong paint choice, smartly mixed styles and pops of green, their place may be short on the historic elements they loved in their former home but it's long on charm. READ MORE »

5 Money Conversations to Have Around Your Kitchen Table — Kitchn

(Image credit: Esteban Cortez) From Kitchn ? 5 Money Conversations to Have at Your Kitchen Table READ MORE »

50+ Ways to Learn, Grow and Find Happiness at Work — Apartment Therapy Life Balance Wheel

"Work" can look like many different things, and a typical 9-to-5 commuter job is only one of them. You might be a freelancer, or a graveyard-shift-er, or a part-time-er, or somebody who spends their days taking care of their family. All that matters is that you're happy with where you're at. READ MORE »

This Tiny Home Floating Under a Bridge Is The Stuff of Nightmares

"Black Flying House" is the tiny home of your nightmares. Imagine if The Blair Witch Project had a baby with, say, Hansel and Gretel and then in that new scary world which was their offspring, somebody built a house. It would be this house. READ MORE »

You're Going to Fall in Love With the Real-Life House From Up, Minus This 1 Detail

Went to Utah this weekend for a comic con, and saw this! A recreation of the house from Up! Anyone who's seen the movie Up can understand (and possibly cry over) the strong emotional connection felt with the colorful house that Carl and Ellie spent their lives in. Show More Summary

Before & After: A Neglected Brooklyn Backyard Looks Like a Resort Now — Sweeten

It's that time of year again when the weather starts to get ever so slightly warmer and you suddenly have hope that winter might someday end. It's also that time of year when people start thinking about outdoor projects, so this transformation of a neglected Brooklyn backyard is particularly timely. READ MORE »

Design Pros Share the Questions Their Clients Ask Most Often (& the Answers!)

"Where do I put my TV?" "Do dark walls really make a room look smaller?" "Is wood flooring okay in the kitchen?" There are just some design quandaries that feel universal. And because sometimes it's reassuring to get a professional opinion,...Show More Summary

Monday on Marketplace: 5 Deals Under $100 Near You — Apartment Therapy Marketplace

Happy first day of spring! If you're still digging your way out of the last snowstorm, take a break and hit the Apartment Therapy Marketplace. The newly launched site for shopping home decor is packed with good finds. This week I've picked some solid deals available for $100 and under in cities like San Francisco, Chicago and Los Angeles. READ MORE »

12 Ways to Organize with Office Supplies

You may think you need to buy expensive organizers and complete complicated projects to keep your home tidy, but sometimes there's a simpler answer right there in front of you. In this case, it's in your office: The supplies you use every day can come in more handy than you realize when it comes to reorganizing your home. Show More Summary

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