Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

All Blogs / Lifestyle / House & Home / Popular

Well That Escalated Quickly

For two weeks we had virtually no progress in our laundry area, except for rethinking our approach and considering contractor bids. So by comparison, things happened so swiftly over the last few days that it nearly put our heads on spin cycle. What started out looking like this… …is now looking a bit more like […]

Trend Alert: Ombre Bookcases

Ombre has been everywhere for the better part of two years. Hair. Walls. Clothing. Desks. And now bookcases. It's definitely a DIY worth hacking, but these relatively affordable options are pretty stunning alternatives. READ MORE »

Before & After: Outdoor Umbrella Sees The Light of Day

Ashley had a very faded striped pastel umbrella that she could have easily jettisoned. Instead, she took a little inspiration from this Urban Outfitters umbrella, budgeted about $20 for her version, and gave it a little makeover... READ MORE »

How To Decorate Walls in Small, High-Ceilinged Bedroom? — Good Questions

Q: I am wondering if anyone has any tips on how best to decorate the walls in this room. The room is part of a flat in a friend's lovely Victorian house that's I'm moving into. READ MORE »

10 Great Kitchen Ideas From the 2015 IKEA Catalog — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? 10 Kitchen Ideas We Picked Up from IKEA's New 2015 Catalog READ MORE »

Designer Q&A with April Powers

April Powers is an interior designer participating in the American Craft Council show, starting August 8 in San Francisco. Guided by the theme Let's Entertain, Powers chose a vase from Shelley Martin as the jumping off point for her design. READ MORE »

Japanese-Inspired Retreat Generating a Soothing Ambiance: The Azumi House

We love to see how great traditional design is sometimes delivered in the mix of contemporary architecture and The Azumi House by Webb & Brown-Neaves cleverly achieves this task. The lovely Japanese-inspired four bedroom, two bathroom display home in Burns Beach, Perth, Western Australia is original and highly appealing. Show More Summary

Tips for Painting Stipes in My Boring Dining Room? — Good Questions

Q: I recently moved into a downtown apartment in Manhattan. It has a "home office" (three walls and no windows) that I'm using as a dining room. I have a table for 6 with 6 white chairs. I want to paint one (or more) horizontal stripes on the walls, but I have a few questions for you all: READ MORE »

Special Edition Olli + Ella Rug

Yeah, I know, I know. I am going to show you something in my shop. Horror! But I must disclose that this came about by the demands of my readers, not from me so maybe it won’t feel so commercial and evil now that you know that. Ok, so I posted this rug that I co-designed […]

Shannon Fricke Bed Linens

Australian stylist and interiors author Shannon Fricke released a new collection of bed linens this past Spring called, “Where Love Resides”, which is in her signature palette of greens and blues. The collection is presented “free range style” so you can mix and match your favorite pieces to create a bed with your own personal style […]

Elegant and Highly Functional Drawer Accessories for Modern Kitchens

Known for its hand-crafted, high performance kitchens, Henrybuilt has recently launched a new line of drawer accessories. The line is illustrative of the company’s focus on the integration of function, beauty, craft and durability all coming together in a particular way to create a great living experience. Show More Summary

A Secret Weapon to Keeping Home Clean & Tidy — Comment of the Day

Earlier today we posted about the seven ways you might be making it harder to keep your house clean. It seemed to really resonate with a lot of people. And many of us still struggle with figuring out how to keep home neat and tidy. One comment from that post had a secret trick to making life a little easier... READ MORE »

House of the Infinite: Travertine Jetty Reaches Out to the Sea

Just as the sea seems to extend on forever beyond the horizon, the walkable rooftop of this beautiful travertine stone residence in Spain offers an apparently endless walkway. ‘House of the Infinite’ by architect Alberto Campo Baeza was designed as an extension of the beach, melding together the color of the sand and the mirage-like […]

Before & After: A Breakfast Nook Gets a Bold Blue Look Under $600 — Professional Project

Project by: Lauren N. Sellers Location: Yardley, Pennsylvania You know those beige breakfast nooks that sometimes show up in the corners of otherwise lovely homes? Don't start your day off boring when you can surround yourself with bold. Show More Summary

Aileen's Light & Bright DIY Decor — House Call

Name: Aileen Allen Location: Edmonds, Washington My husband and I rent a 1200 square foot apartment in Edmonds, Washington — a little beach town about half an hour north of Seattle. Our decorating budget is pretty small, so our home is mostly filled with DIY projects that we’ve done and pieces from thrift stores and antique malls. READ MORE »

Your Best Garage Sale Advice: How to Make the Most Money, Not Annoy Neighbors & Get Rid of All Your Stuff — Apartment Therapy's Guide to the Perfect Summer

These past couple of months with our Guide to the Perfect Summer, we've tried to bring you the step-by-step information you'd need to organize and throw a lucrative garage sale. And along the way you've dispensed your own great advice, tips, warnings and ideas. READ MORE »

10 Questions to Ask Your Next Roommate Before Moving In

They often call getting married and moving into together as “taking the plunge,” but if you ask us, moving in with someone you know and love is a lot less scary than moving in with a stranger. Don’t go into the roommate interview unprepared; we’ve got the questions to consider before you both sign the lease. READ MORE »

What's Been Your Biggest Rental Regret?

From missing out on a great deal to signing a lease when your gut told you not to, to thinking that temporary wallpaper would in fact be temporary, renting a home can be full of pitfalls. Let's commiserate together, share our rental horror stories and make sure we learn as many lessons from each other as we can! READ MORE »

Equal Cleaning For All: Tips For Splitting Chores With Roommates — Renters Solutions

In my last apartment, cleaning became a big issue. I lived with three other people, and it took us almost two years to actually sit down and determine how to keep our apartment clean. Here are some things I learned from that experience: READ MORE »

Large Scale Art: 4 Budget-Friendly Ways to Fill the Whole Wall — Apartment Therapy Video Roundup

Large scale art can have a big impact on a room... but it can also come with a big price tag. So if you're looking for something that will fill up a whole wall (like this piece from Alison's Collected and Curated Apartment), take a look at this roundup of big art (and art installations) that you can make on a small budget. READ MORE »

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC