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Build Your Own Sleek & Sophisticated Wall Sconce — Apartment Therapy Reader Submission Tutorials

(Image credit: Cheryl of Maya at Home) This is so gorgeous it's hard to believe it's DIY. If you're looking for a project that's a bit of a challenge with a big, glamorous pay off, let Cheryl be your guide! Skill Level: Moderate Time Required: 30 minutes Project Cost: $90 From Cheryl: This is a DIY brass and black sconce that I used for my kitchen. Show More Summary

5 Steps for Making the Most of Eggplant — The Kitchn

(Image credit: raifu/shutterstock) From The Kitchn ? 5 Ways to Fall in Love with Eggplant READ MORE »

Wishing for a Colorful Smeg Fridge? Here's How To Paint a Vintage Refrigerator Instead — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

(Image credit: Ashley Poskin) Everyone loves the look of a vintage refrigerator — especially a colorful model. If you're really lucky, you bring home a brand new Smeg, or Big Chill for your kitchen. But if you're a purist, or on a slimmer...Show More Summary

The Butterfly Pavilion is back! And you have until Aug. 7 to see it

If you’ve never walked the grounds of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont – a true haven for California native plants – then the return of the Butterfly Pavilion may be just the thing to tempt you to make the trek.  The temporary enclosure is small at 24-by-36 feet but offers a rare opportunity...

11 Cheeky Etsy Doormats That Accurately Describe How We Feel

For most people, a doormat is one of those home pieces you don't pay much attention to. You either have one that you're "meh" about because it's littered with shoes or you don't have one at all. Your entire attitude will change, however, once you see the ones from Etsy. Show More Summary

Yes, You Can Book a Yurt on Top of This NYC Hotel — Design News

(Image credit: Laurel & Wolf) Craving some outdoor space to call your own for a night, but happen to live in New York City? Well, you can book a yurt on top of the W Hotel on Lexington Ave, because you really can get anything you want in Manhattan. READ MORE »

11 Thoughts You've Probably Had While Watching Fixer Upper

There are certain things to expect on every episode of HGTV's Fixer Upper: some crazy "before and afters," Chip Gaines's goofy sense of humor, Joanna's impressive ability to envision an entire home before it's been renovated, and a whole lot of fun. Show More Summary

This 1 DIY Will Transform Your Carport

Whether you love or hate your carport, we bet you'll be excited to learn how you can give it some serious style. Laura Gummerman, one of the creative gurus at A Beautiful Mess, moved to a new home in which the carport was unfortunately located adjacent to the outdoor patio. Show More Summary

A Homey Williamsburg "Sanctuary" — House Call

(Image credit: Submitted by Sunny) Name: Sunny Location: Williamsburg — Brooklyn, New York I moved into this apartment in 2009 with a roommate when I was 26, needless to say it has gone through MANY changes, from bad vintage furniture to a lace teepee in the middle of the living room, to finally, my little sanctuary that I call home. READ MORE »

Sure, It Would be Nice to Own a House – But I’m Proud to Rent

I'm 31, I have a husband, a baby, and a dog. And I live a rental apartment – well, a San Francisco "flat" if you want to pretend it's fancy. If you had asked 16-year-old Maggie where she would be living at this phase of her life, her...Show More Summary

Dream Bed: Hammocks Meet Round Mattresses in This Hanging Design

Floating on an actual cloud might theoretically offer the best sleep any of us have ever had, but in the real world, a floating mattress that can be installed literally anywhere you imagine will do nicely. The round ‘Floating Bed’ system melds traditional frame-supported mattresses with hammocks to create some of the dreamiest sleep scenarios […]

12 Ideas for Creating a Cool Home Office in a Small Space

Post by Caylin Harris. Most homes have that one awkward space that you have no idea what to do with. Instead of letting it go to waste, use your creativity to create a work space that is just for you -- a kid- and partner-free zone.Show More Summary

Before & After: A Truly Tiny Bathroom Realizes Its Potential

(Image credit: The Pink House) This might be possibly the tiniest full bathroom I have ever seen. You can't even stand up in the tub! But where you and I might see only a small, cramped, and rather dreary space, blogger Emily Murray, of The Pink House, only saw potential. READ MORE »

The 5 Kitchen Staples to Buy at the Grocery Store While You're on Vacation — The Kitchn

(Image credit: Emma Christensen) From The Kitchn ? The First 5 Things to Buy at the Grocery Store While You're on Vacation READ MORE »

36 Dorm-Room Essentials $50 and Under

Ready to have an envy-inducing dorm room that all your hallmates will want to move into? With the stylish picks ahead, you'll never want to leave your quarters. These essentials can easily transition from on campus to your first apartment. And the best part? They're all $50 and under. So go ahead, add these 36 items to your shopping list.

Will Brake for Flea Markets: The Best Spots to Stop & Shop This Summer, Pacific Time Zone Edition

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy ) Attention treasure hunters! We’ve plotted out the perfect route for your summer road trip and it entails a scenic drive up the Pacific Coast Highway to hit up our favorite flea markets, from San Diego to Victoria, BC. READ MORE »

A Charming English Country Bungalow with a Modern Twist — House Tour

(Image credit: Submitted by Victoria Harrison) Name: Victoria Harrison Location: England, UK Size: 2 bedroom, semi­-detatched bungalow Years lived in: 3 years Victoria, the interiors writer, editor and stylist behind Style Made Simple, bought her 1970s English bungalow in 2014. Show More Summary

Where We Create: A Look Inside Real Life Craft Rooms & Art Studios

(Image credit: Cathy Pyle) You have to consider organization, tools, storage and work surfaces when designing your art studio, creative home office, or craft corner. But beyond just the practical are ineffable qualities that make rooms conducive for creativity. Show More Summary

A 2-Hour After-Work Clean Routine to Maximize Your Summer Fridays

Faye & Dave's Amazingly Artistic, Colorfully Patterned UK Home (Image credit: Cathy Pyle) Abbreviated summer hours are a great perk in any workplace; they offer you the chance to get out of the cubicle and kick off your weekend early to enjoy some of the great weather. Show More Summary

Get the Look: Comfortable & Intentional Industrial Style — Shop the Style

Mollie and Dave's condo features lovely bleached wood floors, mile-high ceilings, enviable original wood features, and breathtaking views of Chicago. They've filled their home with comfortable, industrial-friendly pieces that enhance their living space without distracting from its inherent charms. Click through to shop the style! READ MORE »

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