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Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time



Saving the world, one room at a time



 



This Converted Church Has a Cozy Library Full of Teapots & Books — House of the Day

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:30:00 -0500

Coastal Maine in January is as good a place as any to make a pot of tea and curl up with a good book. Thankfully, this converted church answers our hibernation prayers.

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A Colorful Montreal Apartment with Plenty of Eye-Catching DIY Projects — House Call

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:00:00 -0500

Name: Diana
Location: Mile End — Montreal, Quebec

My partner and I rent a 900 square foot two bedroom apartment with traditional details in a 1903 heritage building in the heart of Montreal's hip mile end. We love the juxtaposition of modern and colorful decor with traditional details like hardwood floors and wall moldings (very reminiscent of Parisian apartments). We also love the old school brass light fixtures and tall ceilings.

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Where Can We Find Our Organic Modern Dream Bed? — Good Questions

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:45:00 -0500

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Q: We're shopping for a new bed and hoping to make it more of an investment piece (not that we have a ton of money, but in the $2,500 or lower range). I love natural wood in interesting shapes, but have realized after staying in hotels how much I like having an upholstered headboard. So our wish list is as follows:

  • King-sized
  • Organic modern in style, with a wood frame that's visible (and preferably in a lighter wood, like natural oak or cherry)
  • Upholstered headboard (leather or fabric)
  • No footboard (spouse loves to kick off the blankets on his side)
  • Some real height off the floor (e.g. right now we have IKEA Leirvik)

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Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Arm Knitting

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:30:00 -0500

Oversized knit blankets crafted from chunky yarn and PVC-pipe needles have been floating around Pinterest for a few years now. And while the finished projects looked amazing, I couldn't bring myself to buy supplies that would take up any more space in my apartment. But now that needle-free arm knitting has hit the DIY scene, I'm 100% on board with giant knit everything. To guide our foray into needle-free knitting, we've rounded up answers to the most-asked questions and sources for stocking up on, then using, enormous yarn.

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A Secret Bookcase Door That Is Not Just Cool—It Solves a Tricky Problem

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:30:00 -0500

Our inner child loves a secret door—bookcase or otherwise. While they might come off as just for fun, one homeowner showed that, in his case, it was a practical solution to a tricky renovation.

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Inside the Designer's Mind: Get to Know This Brooklyn-Based House Tour Contributor and Textile Designer Extraordinaire — Meet the Maker

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:30:00 -0500

Textiles are pretty powerful—they can completely transform a space by infusing freshness and interest wherever they're applied. For uber-cool textile designer Nasozi Kakembo (who also happens to be one of our super talented House Tour contributors), it turns out they can be life-changing in other ways, too. Her array of handmade textiles from her xNasozi brand combine artistry with philanthropy in one fell swoop.

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The Important Cleaning Task We All Skip (But Shouldn't)

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:30:00 -0500

Considering all of the different cleaning sprays and solutions available on the market, we're surprisingly trusting of the ones we bring home. That's why the pros have always sworn by "spot-testing"—where you sample new products by testing them out on a small area to make sure they won't cause any damage or discoloration. Before you whip out a new stain remover or countertop spray during your next cleaning session, do yourself a favor and actually try them out first. It might seem trivial now, but it could save you lots of money and headaches down the line.

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I’m Halfway Through My Social Media Fast and It's Been Eye-Opening — Real-Life Resolutions

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:00:00 -0500

Caroline Biggs is one of six people tracking their resolutions with Apartment Therapy in real time. You can read her first installment here.

You'd be surprised to discover how often you check Instagram. True you might only spend a few minutes total scrolling through it every day, but if you're anything like me—i.e. committed to staying off social media for a month—you'll come to find you check your apps almost compulsively, at all hours of the day.

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One-of-a-Kind Kilim Rugs for Every Budget — Apartment Therapy Marketplace

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:45:00 -0500

We live in a world of easily accessible knockoffs: for every authentic Eames chair, chances are you can find hundreds of cheap plastic counterparts. And while I'm never opposed to saving, some things are definitely worth investing in, both for the look and quality that you're guaranteed. Kilim rugs are the perfect example of this.

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Get the Look: Modern & Serene Small Town Style — Shop the Style

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:30:00 -0500

Natalie and Bobby's small town home in Texas Hill Country is bright, open, and very inviting. An excellent mix of old and new along with plants and other natural elements, have lent to the perfect bohemian mix. Shop their style for a tranquil space of your own.

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Let's All Knit: Why You'll Love It, How to Get Going AND Free Patterns Just for You

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:00:00 -0500

Did you know that roughly one third of women between the ages 25 of 35 now knit or crochet? This month, Apartment Therapy teamed up with a bunch of talented knitters — like KOEL Magazine and Flax & Twine — to bring you a rich mix of informative posts about this useful and meditative craft, including resources and original patterns. If you've never picked up knitting needles before, this is a great time to start.

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How To Turn Your City Apartment Into a Cozy Ski Chalet in 7 Easy Steps

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:30:00 -0500

(Image credit: Bethany Nauert) Full disclosure: I've never been skiing, or snowboarding, or so much as stepped foot on a snow-covered mountain range. But I've seen "Force Majeure" and have taken a virtual tour of Aerin Lauder's Aspen home, which basically qualifies me as a pseudo expert on the après-ski aesthetic. To get the look (without actually hitting the slopes), here are some cozy ways to work ski style into your apartment that won't look totally out of place. READ MORE »[...]



A Colorful Maximalist Home in Australia — House Tour

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500

Name: Kit Alida Bettison with husband and kids
Location: Bangalow, Australia
Size: 2368 square feet
Years lived in: Owned 3 years

Inspired by expansive, light-filled industrial-style New York lofts and the free-wheeling bohemian vibes of the 1970s, this house in Australia is a maximalist's dream. It's the home of Kit Alida Bettison and her husband, who have lived in the home for three years, after building it four years ago.

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The 6 Things You Absolutely Need to Know Before Buying a TV...When They All Look the Same to You — The Ultimate Guide to Buying a TV

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:30:00 -0500

So you're shopping for a new television. You enter a big box store and find yourself standing in front of a synchronized wall of flashing monitors, a dizzying world of sensory overload that gives you everything except answers to your questions such as: Will this picture look as good in my home as it does here? What features will I really use? Why is it so hot in here, and why don't these stores serve cocktails?!

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Attack These Clutter Magnets: Medicine Cabinet & Bathroom Storage — The January Cure Assignment #12

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0500

(Image credit: Jacqueline Marque) I'm interrupting our regularly scheduled January Cure programming for an important announcement: WE ARE PAST THE HALFWAY POINT! Know that there is a big cheer and round of applause going out to all of you from me, as I sit here at my computer. I know how much extra effort doing this adds to everyone's already busy days and I'm hoping that you feel that being part of the Cure is paying off. I want to also thank everyone right now for your participation in the comment threads - the energy coming back from the community this time around has been awesome. And, now, on to our next victory... READ MORE »[...]



This High-Tech Canopy Bed Is Straight Out Of The Jetsons — Design News

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:45:00 -0500

Canopy beds aren't exactly a new concept. Back in the days of drafty castles, they provided extra warmth when heavy curtains were hung on them (which also added some privacy since there were always other people around). But iNyx, complete with 21st century bells and whistles, is not your monarch's canopy bed.

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Before & After: A Master Bedroom Goes from Blazingly Bold to Calm and Serene

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:30:00 -0500

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Marti's master bedroom makeover was a slow and steady labor of love. Her first move was to tackle the too-bright purple paint and choose a color that was a little more serene. After that, she mixed DIY projects with budget finds for a chic and calm bedroom.

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Why is Mid-Century Modern Furniture So Damn Popular?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:00:00 -0500

When I graduated from college in 2005, and began furnishing my first apartment, mid-century modern design was just beginning to capture the popular imagination. Twelve years later, the trend shows no signs of slowing down, and the very designers and tastemakers once responsible for its popularity are baffled. Why hasn't the furniture-buying public moved on to something else?

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Before and After: An 1860s New Orleans Double Parlor Is Brought Back to Life

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:30:00 -0500

When Tim purchased his house in 2010, it had been abandoned since 2004, a year before Hurricane Katrina. The windows were left open and the walls were covered with mold. The property was what Tim describes as "marginally livable," and didn't even meet the requirements for financing. He would have to pay out of pocket to get a hot water heater installed, the electricity turned on, and have the mold re-mediated in order to secure a mortgage.

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