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My Place or Yours? Expert Tips for Apartment Hunting as a New Couple — Love Nest

With Valentine's Day on the brain, love is all flowers and candy. But the truth is that relationships are hard work. The most trying point for many of them is the moment you decide to move in together. We tapped relationship expert Dr. Show More Summary

Joanna Gaines Just Gave Fans a Simple New Way to Get Shiplap on Their Walls

Paint may be the quickest way to change the look of your room, but wallpaper is the most dramatic way to overhaul a space. "Wall coverings are such a simple way to personalize a space. They have the ability to completely transform aShow More Summary

Ikea's Luxe New Stockholm Collection Is Its Most Expensive Looking Yet

For more than half a century, Ikea has been refining its skills at creating high-quality Scandinavian-style home goods at a reasonable price. But this, their latest release, might be the most luxe looking - and highest value to customers - to date. Show More Summary

Apron Front Farmhouse Sinks: Best, Budget-Friendly Picks For Your Kitchen

(Image credit: Home Depot) If you love the look of an apron front (or farmhouse) sink, look no further than this handy guide, where we've rounded up 22 different sinks, in all kinds of different materials and price points. No matter your budget, you're sure to find a sink that will be a complete showstopper in your kitchen. READ MORE »

How To Make the Very Best Use of the Space Under Your Bed — Small Space Solutions

(Image credit: IKEA) When you live in a small space with smaller storage options, a blank slate under the bed becomes valuable for storing, well, whatever will fit. We've rounded up smart projects, inspiring photos, and a useful shopping guide to help you make the most of your available bed-to-floor storage options. READ MORE »

Design 101: Essential Eero Saarinen

Can you tell your Knolls from your knockoffs? While I've been working my way through essential designers that everyone should know, I'm feeling a little more confident that you'll recognize this one. The king of the Tulip chairs and your neo-futuristic dreams, Eero Saarinen. READ MORE »

Buy or DIY: Smart and Stylish Wall Storage to Organize Your Small Bedroom — Build a Better Bedroom

If you have a small bedroom, chances are you understand that the struggle is real when it comes to space. Unless you're a hard-core minimalist, you probably feel like you're just drowning in stuff. Sweaters litter chairs, boots are strewn...Show More Summary

7 Books You Should Be Reading During Black History Month

I'm the first to get ridiculously excited about a good reading list, but Black History Month is something special—not to mention a time to honor the history of black Americans and further your education about past and present issues....Show More Summary

A Colorful "Bohemian Meets Western" Studio Apartment in D.C. — House Tour

Name: Kallie Seniff Location: Logan Circle in Washington, D.C. Size: 456 square feet Years lived in: 1.5 years, rented Kallie's colorful studio apartment couldn't be more representative of her personality. She's an energetic, thrifty person and she found a way to combine these traits into a home so stylish that it makes me wild with envy. READ MORE »

This Versatile Vintage Classic is Back & in Bathrooms Everywhere

Mosaic tile floors are having a renaissance. Of course, as many of you will point out, they never really left — lots of bathrooms, including the one in my New York studio, have floors like this that have been there for years. So these floors are not so much a trend as a classic that's getting a (well deserved) moment in the spotlight. READ MORE »

Reviewed: The Most Comfortable Sofas at CB2 — The Apartment Therapy Sofa Squad

Stylish sofas are easy to find at lower price points; a quick search on any online marketplace such as Amazon will result in some good-looking options. An affordable, stylish and comfortable sofa? Well, that's another (trying) story....Show More Summary

Before & After: A Bold, Black & White Bathroom Makeover

(Image credit: Julie Mikos ) Kari was charged with upping the glam and functionality of the master bathroom for a pair of empty nesters. After re-thinking the layout she added some black and white drama with some seriously high impact wallpaper. READ MORE »

8 Bold Paint Colors You Have to Try in Your Small Bedroom

(Image credit: Home & Garden) It's no secret that we at Apartment Therapy love color, even (er, make that especially) in small spaces. While the rest of the internet might still be spewing the "paint it white to make it seem larger" line, we know that a bold shade can bring energy and a sense of expansion to a modest room. Show More Summary

A modern home connects a family to the outdoors — and to one another

At the Hirsch family compound in Brentwood, pass by a graffiti-adorned brick wall as you enter, and you’ll find yourself in a warm, glass-walled environment, surrounded by the outdoors.   The detailed white-on-black artwork by Los Angeles artists Clamdiggin is a sort of family biography, chronicling...

How to Turn Ordinary Items into Art: Mastering the Shadowbox Frame — Video from Apartment Therapy

Think you don't have frame-worthy wall art? Time to pull out that box of memorabilia and travel souvenirs stashed in the back of your closet. Even menus, paper coasters and postcards you've collected over the years can be turned into eye-catching art with the help of colorful paper matting, foam dots and some magical shadowbox frames. Show More Summary

Use Every Inch: 12 of the Best Corner Tables — Annual Guide 2017

You know those products (or people!) that come into your life and you wonder what you ever did without them? Well, that's sort of how corner tables are. When space and storage is of the essence (and at a minimum), a side table that nestles...Show More Summary

5 Beautiful Studio Apartments

Take a look through a gallery of 5 stylish contemporary studio apartments gathered together for your personal perusal. If you’re looking for ideas or inspiration, these studios are an ideal place to start looking. Each has an abundance of motivation. Expertly styled for different tastes and preferences, all of them cater to the needs of […]

The secret to a great Oscars party? A $30 bar cart

Even if you’re not an experienced host, it’s easy to make your Oscar-watching party Feb. 26 a success. The secret? A bar cart. We enlisted event planner Camille Simmons, the Long Beach-based proprietor of Planning Pretty, to show us how to put a bar cart — specifically Ikea’s $30 Sunnersta utility...

I pursued her until she had a change of heart

So there I was, a guy in my early 30s, recently separated, having made the solo journey back to Los Angeles from Nashville. Broke and in debt from the experience, I had the war-torn heart of a man who dearly missed his 4-year-old daughter... yet I was liberated from a failed relationship. My ex...

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