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Shutterbug Style: Great Gifts For Photographers — Holiday Gift Guide from Apartment Therapy

Pin it Do you have any friends or family who love to spend their days behind a camera shooting photos? Though photography can be an expensive hobby, there are a wide variety of fun gift ideas that don't cost a lot of money and will delight the shutterbug in your life. Here are 10 products any photographer would love to get this holiday season. READ MORE »

Lovely Treasures from a Life Well-Lived That You Almost Never See in 'Styled' Photos

Madeleine & Karl's Colorful and Creative Family Home Pin it Repeat after me: Magazines are not real life. Magazines are not real life. In fact, magazines have got nothing on real peoples' real homes. Because real homes have life. And love. And so, so many finger paintings. READ MORE »

It's Primping Season! Time to Do a Makeup & Beauty Tools Clean Up

Pin it This season is a great time to take stock of your bathroom vanity. Before all the holiday parties have you primping, gather up your products and supplies and do a little clean sweep. The desired result? An elegant, clean and organized space to get ready in. READ MORE »

SPONSORED POST: How To Host On Airbnb — It's Easier Than You Think

Pin it As home gawkers here at Apartment Therapy, we're pretty obsessed with the idea of staying in someone's home and seeing how they live. Having stayed as guests recently in a few Airbnb homes across the country (hello, perfect cottage...Show More Summary

Before & After: An Apartment With "Great Bones" Gets a Much Needed Update

Pin it When I moved into my first one-bedroom (rental) apartment I knew I had a lot of work to do. The previous tenants left it in pretty bad shape and it was hard to see the final vision through all the clutter. But, I knew the place had great bones and I couldn't ignore the 7 windows that wrapped around the whole place letting in a ton of sunlight. Show More Summary

Still So Good: Chalkboard Paint in the Kitchen

Pin it Here at Apartment Therapy, we're (still) big fans of chalkboard paint. The other day we took a look at some fresh and inspiring ways to use chalkboard paint in your house, and today we're zeroing in on one of our favorite places to put this stuff to work: the kitchen. READ MORE »

Phoenix Apartments: The Ultimate Renters Guide

Intro and neighborhood guides by Kitty Carlisle As the most populated state capital in the United States, as well as the sixth most populous city in the nation, Phoenix has about 4.3 million people in the metropolitan area. Its subtropical desert climate is the reason the region is known as the Valley of the Sun. Show More Summary

New York's Surviving Mom & Pop Shops Chronicled in New Book — Design News

Pin it With rent hikes and new developments, lots of the local charm is disappearing from New York's neighborhoods. In James and Karla Murray's latest book, Store Front II: A History Preserved, we get a slice of those that have survived the real estate market and continue to persevere. READ MORE »

The Last Minute Thanksgiving Timeline — The Kitchn

Pin it From The Kitchn ? A Last-Minute, No-Sweat Timeline for Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner READ MORE »

In Finland, It Is Totally Normal to Put Your Baby to Sleep in a Box

Pin it In The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, one of the infant Herdman children sleeps in a dresser drawer. In Finland, almost every newborn baby goes to sleep in a cardboard box. READ MORE »

Peace & Love Tic Tac Toe Set by Jonathan Adler — Maxwell's Daily Find 11.25.15

Pin it Peace & Love Tic Tac Toe Set by Jonathan Adler • $98.00 I know a lot of us associate the 90s comeback with flannel shirts, beanies (hats or babies) and Jagged Little Pill, but this funky Tic Tac Toe set from Jonathan Adler puts the hippie resurgence part of the 90s in the spotlight. Show More Summary

Zen Float Tent: Sensory Deprivation at Home

What do you do when you get stressed out? Exercise? Have a cocktail? Netflix? Climb into your own personal sensory deprivation tank and float? The makers of the Zen Float Tent would very much like you to do the latter with what they dubbed the “world’s first affordable isolation tank.” Floating at home is now […]

The Tower of the Cedars: World’s First Apartment High-Rise Covered in a Vertical Forest

In an effort to bring more greenery into cities, we now have vertical gardens, rooftop gardens, urban farms and apartment walls decked in plants. Why not cover a whole skyscraper in massive trees? That’s what Italian firm Stefano Boeri Architetti is planning on doing in Lausanne, Switzerland. The project is called “La Tour des Cèdres” […]

Surprises Abound Around This Plush Kiev Apartment

The G9 Apartment in Kiev, Ukraine, is part of Baraban+ Design Studio‘s portfolio. The 2,852-square-foot apartment’s rounded lines shape not only the living room and hallway walls, but also the ceiling lighting, the furnishings and the eye-catching fireplace in the middle of the room. Show More Summary

The 2015 Holiday Gift Guide: 14 Lavish Picks for the Domestic Diva (PHOTOS)

Post by Liz Alterman. Chances are you've got a luxury lover on your holiday shopping list. You know, the person who always enjoys the finer things. Whether it's home decor or personal beauty products, this mini–Martha Stewart always makes you work a little harder to find the ideal present. Show More Summary

Sustainable Australian Vacation Home Opens Up to Outdoor Living

Located in Blueys Beach, Australia, this vacation home by Bourne Blue Architecture blends in with the simple weathered structures in this coastal village. The retreat sits on a gentle slope neighbored by grasslands and forested hills, and connects with its natural environment. Show More Summary

Bryan's "Comfortable & Stylish" Mid Century Cleveland Apartment — House Call

Pin it Name: Bryan Location: Gateway District — Cleveland, Ohio My partner and I recently moved to Downtown Cleveland from San Francisco—my partner had a job opportunity that we simply couldn't turn down. All of our San Francisco friends thought we were crazy. Show More Summary

Nate Berkus & Jeremiah Brent's NYC Penthouse Listed for $10.5 Million — Design News

Pin it In October's Architectural Digest, we were introduced to the gorgeousness that is the home of Nate Berkus, Jeremiah Brent, and their daughter, Poppy, and now the couple has listed the New York City penthouse for $10.5 million. READ MORE »

Ideas for Updating a Whole House of 'Not-My-Style' Furniture? — Good Questions

Pin it Q: We have just bought a home as is—i.e. with furniture included. Unfortunately, we and the previous owners don't share the same taste. While the furniture they've left is probably rather valuable, it's all very dark, metallic, and cold. Show More Summary

Marina's Multi-Use, Multicultural Bedroom — My Room

Pin it Name: Marina Valentina (4 months) Location: Lake Merritt —Oakland, California As soon as we found out we were expecting a baby I picked up some great animal paintings from an artist at a local monthly street festival that I knew would be perfect for a boy or girl's room. Show More Summary

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