Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:45:00 -0500
Rebecca Atwood, the Brooklyn-based textile designer whose work is filled with dreamy painterly patterns, can now adorn your walls. Her collaboration with removable wallpaper company Chasing Paper launched on Wednesday.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:30:00 -0500
I love gadgets, but not usually in the kitchen. Kitchen gadgets are often fads that come and go. Everything I find, however, comes with a good recommendation and this one came from a friend in LA, who emailed me with this crazy happy recommendation:
"Maxwell! This thing is so exciting to use and it makes chopping so fun. I use mine almost every day."
Was she being paid to tell me this? Turns out, no — she genuinely loves this thing. So I got one and checked it out. Watch the video and read on below to see what happened next...
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:15:00 -0500
West Elm's Peggy sofa has been the source of much controversy this week. Here's how the affordable mid-century style option went from popular pick to discontinued in just about six days.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:00:00 -0500
Location: Berkeley, California
Welcome to my mid-century rainbow bohemian cottage in the Berkeley hills! I've lived in the Bay Area for over fifteen years, and do a lot of hiking. When the opportunity came about to move a block away from some of my favorite trails, I was thrilled! The cottage is about 525 square feet, and sits behind the main house. It has a fun, artistic history as the potter's studio for the original owner of the property, who constructed it himself in the 1930s. There's still a little smokestack on the roof, where the old kiln used to be. I'm an interior designer, and love the idea that I'm continuing the creative energy for which the home was built.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:45:00 -0500
From Kitchn → I Tried 17 Talenti Gelato Flavors and Ranked Them
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:30:00 -0500
Navigating the world of registry etiquette is tough work. To put together The Registry Rule Book, we asked some industry experts to weigh in and answer some of the hardest questions engaged couples might have.
Putting together a complete wedding registry is an exercise in moderation. No bride or groom wants to look greedy by registering at multiple stores. But in real life, you don't just shop at one place, so you shouldn't start your married life by filling your home with matching sets exclusively from "Barns, Barrels and Beyond." It's a tough question: How many stores is too many? And how many wedding registries should you have?
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:30:00 -0500
So, you've noticed some tiny pests creeping on your precious fiddle leaf fig, leaving little webs and stressing out your once-thriving plant. Here's the bad news: You may have a case of spider mites, which reproduce quickly, so the time to take action is NOW. And the good news: It's possible to quell a spider mite infestation, but it will require persistence. Up to the challenge? Here are some helpful steps to resist the invasion and help your plant live to see another day.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0500
Everyone makes mistakes with spending and saving, especially if you're starting a new job (or your first job). But even those of us who've earned (and spent) a few hundred paychecks in our lives might need a refresher course on the basics of smart budgeting (or at least a kick in the pants to stop with the bad habits already!).
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:30:00 -0500
Back when I made the coveted transition from dorm to first college apartment, my living room consisted of a Walmart futon, curbside coffee table, and my roommate's gigantic, cheetah print shoe chair lovingly transported from Long Island. And even though I'm well into early adulthood, I'm still slowly but surely building up to having a fully furnished, grown up apartment. Starting from square one can be tough, but smart secondhand shopping means that you can keep things stylish (aka, no cheetah print shoe chairs) and on a budget.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:45:00 -0500
The bedroom—a spot where simplicity and serenity often rules—might not be the first place you'd think of for using a bold wallpaper. But in these nine spaces that follow, unusual and unexpected wallpaper choices make the bedroom not just restful, but inspiring as well. Here are some invigorating patterns that will make waking up just a little more exciting.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:45:00 -0500
Back in October 2016, IKEA's external innovation hub Space10 announced the Growroom, a spherical structure that allows people to grow their own food locally and sustainably. Last week, Space10 made the plans available to anyone who wants to build their own circular farm.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500
Name: Jory Dayne
Location: Tenderloin — San Francisco, California
Size: 525 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 years, rented
The bustle of the street scene just outside Jory's doorstep is a contrast to the warm, serene studio apartment he calls home. A flood of light pours in through bay windows, reflecting off the cluster of plants in the corner. "It's a full morning routine to keep them watered, but they brighten up the place so much, and make it feel so homey," he says of the plant-filled nook, which happens to be his favorite thing in the apartment. His green thumb is enviable, but really, there is a lot to love about his apartment: the preserved historic details, the way he makes great use of the space, or his adorable dachshund, Hexl.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:30:00 -0500(Image credit: Sweeten) Lindsay and Matt, the Brooklyn homeowners who brought a light touch to the renovation of their less than exciting kitchen, took the same approach toward their apartment's somewhat generic bathroom. It had been recently renovated, and they were on a pretty serious budget, so a complete overhaul wasn't in the cards. Instead, they made a few small changes that made this little bathroom much more fresh — and much more functional. READ MORE »[...]
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0500
Moving into a new place can be a fun adventure. It can also be a little daunting when you realize a hefty amount of the furniture you had in your previous home just doesn't work anymore and you aren't sure where to start the refresh process. Such was the case for one of Apartment Therapy's Product Managers, Vijay Nathan and his wife Anita. After settling into their new rental loft in Philadelphia, they decided to embark on a decor journey to make over their living and dining rooms.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:30:00 -0500(Image credit: Room & Board) Room & Board's new catalog is here and we've just pored through its pages to find all of the treasures. With a modern spin put on classic mid-century and arts and crafts designs, the catalog shows off how the brand makes it possible for a broad array of different design tastes to be satisfied with their collections, making it easy to find something you love for every room of your house. And if you're dreaming of spring like we are, be sure to take a peek at the new outdoor additions, too. READ MORE »[...]
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:45:00 -0500
We've all had those moments where we lie awake in bed, finding it impossible to find any semblance of comfort. Every glance at the clock that's quickly approaching the dreaded hour you're supposed to be waking up leads to a count down. "If I fall asleep right now, I can get 5 hours...4 hours...3 hours..." ::cue sounding : If you find yourself in this tortuous predicament often, it might be time to rethink your sleep strategy...or at the very least, your pillow.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:30:00 -0500
If spending so much time inside this season has you feeling like your home could use refresh, look no further. When opening the windows is out of the question, treating your space to a little something new can offset the winter blahs like nothing else. Here are eleven things we're loving right now, that just happen to also be on sale for under $50.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 -0500
How often do you look at your to-do list and wish you had an extra day or two tacked on at the end of the week? What if asking for help were as easy as downloading an app where you could find someone to do it for you, with just a few clicks on a website? Just think about how often you would use it, and what chores you might want help with. (I'll go first: I'd want someone to do the dishes and hang some art for me.)
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500(Image credit: Sweeten) When Henry purchased his one-bedroom co-op in a former tenement building in Manhattan's East Village, it was in bad shape. Really, really, really bad shape. The entire apartment was falling apart, and the kitchen was, in a word, 'destroyed'. Never had a space been more ripe for a makeover. Luckily, Sweeten was there to help Henry revitalize his space, and he didn't just stop at the kitchen. READ MORE »[...]
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:00:00 -0500
Each time I've stopped in at Tictail, a home goods and clothing shop in NYC's Lower East Side, I've marveled at the curated selection of cute, quirky and stylish finds, thinking that each item was a more perfect gift (err...for myself) than the last. But it wasn't until recently that I realized that Tictail is more than one adorable shop, it's a huge online marketplace selling home decor and fashion from independent brands around the world—and yet I somehow still want all of it. RIP 2017 budget, you're a total goner.