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Monday on Marketplace: 5 Bargain Finds — Apartment Therapy Marketplace

Don't let the Monday doldrums get you down! We're back this week with five oh-so-good listings fresh to the Apartment Therapy Marketplace. Nab one of these deals before they're gone. READ MORE »

Get the Look: A Harmonious Blend of Traditional, Contemporary & Modern — Shop the Style

Kathryn and Emilio's North Carolina home doesn't feature one specific style. It showcases a harmonious blend of traditional, contemporary and modern styles that provides the family and their guests with a breath of fresh air. GuestsShow More Summary

Easy Rustic DIYs Joanna Gaines Would Totally Approve Of

If you've spent the past couple years binge watching episode after episode of Fixer Upper—ohh-ing over the house transformations and ahh-ing over the impossible adorableness of Joanna and Chip—then these DIYs are for you. Cue the reclaimed wood and call in the shiplap, because each of these projects shows farmhouse style at its most fabulous. READ MORE »

“Everyone Has a First Class": One Casual Gym-Goer's Search for Her Workout Soulmate

Hello and welcome to the new year. Let's talk fitness. Particularly, fitness and resolutions. This year I hit he ground running (lol. But also no, that's too high impact) by trying out four different types of fitness classes. I wanted...Show More Summary

The 5 Organizing Items that Saved My Messy Bedroom Closet

(Image credit: Made from Scratch) In the new year, I decided to (finally) tackle a couple of the most disorganized spots in my apartment—one being my bedroom closet. While adding even more things to an overflowing closet may seem counter-productive,...Show More Summary

A "Nostalgia Meets Now" 495 Square Foot Home — House Tour

Name: Irwin Gueco Location: The General Scott — Washington, DC Size: 495 square feet Years lived in: Rented 6 years / Owned 2 years "Your home should tell your story," says Irwin. And everywhere you look in his home there is a good story, providing insight into Irwin's personality. Show More Summary

How the Owner of this 140-Square-Foot Micro Apartment Gets By Without a Sofa

One of the things I love about small spaces is the way they encourage creativity. When you don't have a lot of room, you're forced to think outside the box, and this can lead to all kinds of interesting solutions. Szymon Hanczar, the...Show More Summary

Today is a Catch Up (or Get Ahead) Day — The January Cure Assignment #16

We're almost there! The major Cure assignments are behind you now; the next few days are about moving things along and wrapping up the final few chores. But, today, let's kick off this week with a little well-deserved time to catch up...Show More Summary

Muji, the Japanese design store with the cult following, expands in L.A.

Muji is the kind of store where you can buy well-priced, beautifully designed versions of everything you need. It’s also the kind of story where you wind up purchasing items you had no intention of getting. Boosting the Japanese retailer's Los Angeles presence is the 6,351-square-foot shop that...

Here's How You Can Get Paid to Visit the Caribbean in 2017

Even when winter is on its best behavior, the idea of a quick getaway to a tropical paradise is never a bad one come this time of year. And while most airlines are notorious for jacking up their prices to warm-weather destinations during the cold months, you can actually get paid to visit the U.S. Virgin Islands this winter — and for all of 2017, for that matter. READ MORE »

Before & After: A Dark & Serene Bathroom

(Image credit: Ruth of Design Soda) We got a glimpse of Ruth's home in her House Call but her bathroom reno deserves some special attention. While the old bathroom was not horribly offensive aesthetically, it wasn't fully functional (and a little stinky). Show More Summary

No Entryway, No Problem: 50+ Solutions for Small Spaces

(Image credit: DesignSponge) Not having a proper entryway to place keys and mail and store shoes and outerwear is both a storage and aesthetic Jenga puzzle. We've rounded up over 50 ideas—and lots of gorgeous photos—in 10 of our favorite...Show More Summary

How to Fold a Napkin into a Cute Basket Centerpiece — Video from Apartment Therapy

If you're looking for a cute and easy way to dress up a table, we have the simplest solution: Grab a cloth napkin and fold it into a basket for a mini floral arrangement. You can fill the basket with your favorite type of flowers, or go the seasonal route, like we did. Show More Summary

25 Beautiful Examples Of Bedroom Accent Walls That Use Slats To Look Awesome

It’s time to spruce up your bedroom. Do you have an amazing idea in your head but don’t know how to tie all the elements together? Or are you looking for inspiration? It doesn’t matter what your motivations are. You want one thing, to make your bedroom look awesome. This is where wooden slats come […]

This Smart Bed’s Got Your Number: Self-Adjusting, Feet-Warming, and Snore-Stopping

We’ve all seen those late-night infomercials for Sleep Number beds—you know, the ones that lift the head of the mattress to make you more comfortable while reading, and allow you and your bed partner to choose different comfort settings. Perhaps you, too, have spent a few post-midnight-refrigerator-raid moments watching the mattresses change position and adjust […]

Coffee Brewing 101 — Kitchn

(Image credit: Leela Cyd) From Kitchn ? The Newbie Guide to Brewing a Better Cup of Coffee READ MORE »

Real Life Advice: How to Make Downsizing Your Stuff a Little Less Painful

Colie and her husband's Minneapolis rental isn't super tiny—at 781 square feet it's perfectly adequate for two people. But the place they moved from had more space, 1150 square feet. While the jump down in size wasn't tremendous, the act of downsizing is always difficult, and it was even tougher in this case thanks to a serious lack of storage. Show More Summary

15 Spots You're Forgetting to Clean (and How to Take Them On)

You clean your home regularly, making sure the dishes are done, the bathroom is clean and the laundry isn't piling up too much, but even the cleanest people can overlook the little things without realizing it. If some spots—think light...Show More Summary

11 Elements of a Flawless Winter Dinner Party

Celebrity event planner Andrea Freeman is known for her luxurious and always unique designs, so when she was tapped by a client to throw a cozy and intimate Winter dinner party, it's no surprise that she managed to turn even this informal...Show More Summary

#33: In Pursuit Of Buying Less & Doing More

On this week’s podcast, we hear what it’s really like to downsize thanks to Dana and Steve Miller from the blog HouseTweaking, who moved to a smaller home – while their family was getting bigger, no less! – and opened up about how it helped them achieve their financial and family goals (but isn’t always all roses). Show More Summary

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