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Money Talks: Real Budget Breakdowns from Renovation Diaries — Best of 2014

Renovating wisdom states that everything will take twice as long and cost twice as much. Is that always the case? Let's look back on this year's Renovation Diary entries and see what they really spent on those spiffy new spaces: READ MORE »

10 Ways To Create Your Own Meditation Room

Imagine having a room in your home that heals your mind, body and soul?  Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a special room inside (or outside) of your home that’s devoted to peace, tranquility and your emotional well-being? A room that allows...Show More Summary

Blog Trends: Earn Money Without Guilt

Let’s talk about another trend in blogging – or at least a trend I want to see very soon – Earn Money Without Guilt! Oh and remember, if you’ve missed the first two posts in this series, you can catch up by reading them here: Slow Blogging and Become Your Own Blog Star. And if you’d like […]

In Your Words: Our Favorite Inspiring Comments from Readers — Best of 2014

We're not the only ones slinging slick design advice and providing motivational words — Apartment Therapy readers are generous with their experience, inspiration and ideas. We've rounded up some of the smartest and cleverest comments we spotted this year in posts ranging from house tours to how-tos. Open Slideshow READ MORE »

25 Two Bedroom House/Apartment Floor Plans

A two-bedroom home may not have the dimensions of a mansion, but it can offer plenty of room for a couple, or even a small but growing family. A few months ago, we posted 50 two bedroom layouts that were sure to give you inspiration for your own home. Today we’re back with 25 more […]

Paper Mill Converted Into Contemporary Loft in Anduze, France

French architectural firm Planet Studio sent us photos and information of the Labahou project, a paper mill the architects converted into a contemporary loft on a budget of €100,000. The 1,830 square foot residence is located in Anduze,...Show More Summary

Don't Miss: March's Top 5 Posts — Best of 2014

1. The One Thing Almost Everyone Gets Wrong When Moving Into a New Home 2. Pro Organizer Tips: What NOT To Do When Decluttering Your Home 3. First Look: 12 Favorites from IKEA's New PS 2014 Collection 4. Weekend Projects: 10 DIY Ideas That Will Make a Big Impact in a Room 5. Cheap, Yet Chic: 8 Living Room Ideas for Little to No Money READ MORE »

The Best DIY Projects for $50 and Under — Best of 2014

Looking for some DIY decor to spruce up your home? $50 is totally affordable, especially given how stylish these projects look in the end. If you are on a budget and feel the urge to make something with your own hands, try out one of these great projects from 2014. You won't think twice about the minimal investment. They're that good. READ MORE »

House Tours for the Holidays: 10 Favorites from March — Best of 2014

Rachel & Brian's Spacious Place James' Beautifully Handcrafted Apartment in Clinton Hill Matthew's Magical Woodland Wonderland Maggie's Cutest House in Georgetown HGTV Star Danielle Colding Layers Generations of Influence Jane & Dan's...Show More Summary

Our Favorite Living Rooms — Best of 2014

The living room — it's where you study, snuggle, watch TV, eat snacks, entertain friends. It's where your life at home happens, so you want to make it a space where you feel relaxed and inspired. Here are some of our favorite living rooms from some of our favorite house tours in 2014. READ MORE »

Tea Kettle by Sori Yanagi — Maxwell’s Daily Find 12.23.14

Tea Kettle by Sori Yanagi • $64.44 • Amazon.com Quite simply my favorite kettle. A cross between the utilitarian design that I've found in Chinese restaurants in NYC (no bells and whistles) and a high end, finely finished Italian car, Sori Yanagi's is big enough, all stainless steel, easy to clean and has an elegant pour. READ MORE »

13 Dog Beds More Stylish Than Your Own

You love your dog. You love your home. But when a stinky dog makes your loveseat less lovable and a ratty dog cushion takes center stage in your living room, the two can seem at odds. With a stylish dog bed, however, the two can coincide in beautiful harmony. We found 13 beds guaranteed to add to your home's decor instead of distract from it.

Narrow Manhattan Townhouse Parading Vertical Design

Surprising the eye with a contemporary approach to facade design, this eye-catching urban townhouse in New York re-imagines Manhattan’s  typically narrow infill plot. Designed by GLUCK Partners, the home hidden behind a custom water-cut...Show More Summary

11 Stores Open on Christmas for Very Last-Minute Shoppers

Post by Maressa Brown. Last-minute shoppers, rejoice! Retailers want to give you as much time as they possibly can for you to score the perfect gift for your loved ones this holiday season. Hence why many of them are open on Christmas Eve and even a few on Christmas Day. Show More Summary

Winter Styling With Metallics + Pastels

Dietlind Wolf has been on the blog before because she’s a huge inspiration to me. Whenever I need a creative lift, I dive into her blog and soak it all in. In fact, she is one of the best interior stylists in the world in my opinion – so forward thinking – nothing ever looks stagnant and […]

10 Ways To Create Hygge At Home

My friends at Skagen invited me to share some views on Danish life and culture since they consider decor8 a great source for Scandinavian design. I decided to write about a Danish word that has meaning that is very close to my heart. Let me give you some background as to why I choose to a single […]

Winning at IKEA: A Year of Using IKEA All Over the House — Best of 2014

? IKEA Billys 10 Ways: The World's Most Versatile Bookcase Shopping at IKEA, especially on a busy weekend, can feel like a sport, but using IKEA in your home is a true art. Some of our most popular posts this year looked at how people...Show More Summary

We Found That For Less: 'One Design, Two Budgets' All Year Long — Best of 2014

We love finding high style for less — especially when the budget versions turn out to be just as good (or better!). Just more proof that great style comes down to taste not price. READ MORE »

Panoramic Dream Home in Lichtenstein Gathering Thrilling Views

The impressive Schaan Residence by k_m architektur sits on a sloping site overlooking the Rhine Valley in Central Europe’s microstate Lichtenstein. “Wohnhaus Schaan” stretches over the hilly landscape, gathering mountains and sky reflections and guiding the eye beyond the home’s walls. Show More Summary

5 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Poor Dying Christmas Tree

Post by Liz Alterman. If you're afraid you'll find more pine needles under your tree on Christmas morning than presents, you're not alone. Keep in mind most trees sold at big retailers and temporary lots have been cut and drying out for a few months now. Show More Summary

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