Tue.Nov 14, 2017

Egg-Shaped Sauna Mirrors Arctic Landscape in Sweden

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Artist duo Bigert & Bergström completed the design of an egg-shaped sauna in Kiruna, Sweden’s northernmost town. The sculptural installation offers plenty of room for warmth, reflection and rest.

Design Cheat Sheet: 5 Need-To-Know Tricks About Decorating With Color

Apartment Therapy

Color is a really powerful tool in design. But it can also be a debilitating one if you're unsure of what colors you like and what works best in your space. Or maybe you're worried about getting tired of anything bolder than white or wood tones. You're not alone.

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Should You Hire An Interior Designer? Ask Yourself These Questions Before Taking the Plunge

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Ask yourself these questions before bringing an interior designer on board.

Before & After: This Tired '70s Bathroom Got a Classic Update — Sweeten

Apartment Therapy

After a long search, Melina and Fabio finally found a two-bedroom place in their desired New York neighborhood — and at a price they could actually afford. The only problem? The bathroom, which hadn't been renovated in the apartment's 40-year lifespan, had seen better days.

Coolest CEDIA home electronics gear – from New Home Source

JG Kitchens

Last week, I shared an article on home theater trends that I wrote for Kitchen & Bath Design News. This week, I’m sharing home electronics gear for any space in your home.

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Bathroom Breakthrough

KB Culture

As if the world wasn't upended enough—we now have a pocket door for shower enclosures. [At At least this is good news!] A clever combination of drain and door track, the hardware sits flush to the floor, ensuring easy access for all.

H&M Home's Black Friday Sale: Our Picks For the Best Deals

Apartment Therapy

Welcome to the unofficial-official start to holiday shopping. Whether you decide to brave the stores in person or stick to deal hunting online, Black Friday through Cyber Monday are prime days for savings.

Great Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

Stagetecture

To find the perfect gift for each person is a difficult and at times stressful task. But there is one thing that anyone would appreciate: a homemade gift , made with affection and the best ingredients and materials will show how much you care for the recipient. After all, you will have spent the most valuable of all things one possesses, especially in today’s hectic lives: your free time! Here are some ideas for easy to prepare homemade Christmas gifts. Great Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas.

Urban Outfitters' Black Friday Sale: Our Picks For the Best Deals

Apartment Therapy

Welcome to the unofficial-official start to holiday shopping. If you decide to brave the stores in person or stick to deal hunting online, Black Friday through Cyber Monday are prime days for savings.

14 Perfect Examples of Boutique-Worthy Wrapping Paper (at Drugstore Prices)

Apartment Therapy

I come from a family that never sent out Christmas cards or even put that much effort into decorating beyond the tree for the holidays, but the one thing that's become a staple for us each year is taking the time to beautifully wrap our gifts.

The 6 Mistakes People Make in Line at the Costco Food Court — Kitchn

Apartment Therapy

From Kitchn → The Biggest Mistakes People Make in Line at the Costco Food Court. READ MORE

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Before You Sweep, Do This to Your Dustpan to Keep Dirt In

Apartment Therapy

Nothing about cleaning my house is quite as rage-inducing as sweeping the floors. Not because it's difficult, or even particularly time-consuming, but because the dirt never really ever stays in the dustpan. Does it? READ MORE ». Homekeeping Shortcuts. Cleaning

Savings Alert: IKEA Has a Coupon That's Good Through the Holidays

Apartment Therapy

If you're planning to do any holiday shopping (for you or for someone else) at IKEA, we have some good news. The Swedish retailer has a coupon that's good from now through December 24. READ MORE ». Sales & Events.

The Winter Issue of The Magnolia Journal Is As Charming As You'd Expect

Apartment Therapy

The winter installment of The Magnolia Journal , Chip and Joanna Gaines' quarterly magazine, hits newsstands today.

Amazing ?DIY Woven Headboards for the Ultimate Cozy Bed

Apartment Therapy

Turn up the coziness factor in your bedroom this fall and winter with these woven headboards—all of which will still look amazing any time of year. Don't worry if you don't have any weaving experience; these 8 approachable DIYs are totally doable by beginners.

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Amazon Is Producing a Lord of The Rings TV Show

Apartment Therapy

Amazon already has an impressive line up of Emmy winning television programming under its belt, and now it has decided to expand into a well-known universe. This week, CEO Jeff Bezos announced that the company's first multi-season TV venture would be an adaptation of Lord of The Rings. READ MORE ».

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Fake It 'Til You Make It: 13 Favorite Faux Christmas Trees

Apartment Therapy

Want a fabulous tree without the schlepping, the watering, the needles everywhere, and the sad, sad, curbside funeral? Get yourself an artificial tree! These days they're easy-to-assemble and available in a ton of styles to suit your home and holiday decor.

This Is How Much You Get Paid To Rent Your Home to TV Shows

Apartment Therapy

What would you trade for your home to have a moment of TV fame? Endless roof pizzas ? Well, now that the writers at The Real Deal have pulled back the curtain on how much money people actually get paid to rent out their homes to a TV show, you can be a little smarter in your bargaining. READ MORE ».

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Move Over KonMari: We Finally Have an Organizing Bible for Design Lovers

Apartment Therapy

For the aesthetes among us, the journey of organizing doesn't begin and end with an approved checklist of what to get rid of. It's more than a mindful or tactile task; if you're a lover of design, organizing a home is organically something visual. READ MORE ». Books & Media. Organizing.

A New Study Found The State With the Most Package Thefts

Apartment Therapy

With Black Friday, Cyber Monday and general holiday shopping craziness around the corner, odds are you'll be having more packages delivered than usual. And with the uptick in package deliveries, there may be a higher instance in package theft.

These Are the Best Cities to Live In When You're in Debt —and Here's Why

Apartment Therapy

Folks, I'm here with some revolutionary news. Eating well and exercising is the best way to get in shape, and the secret to paying off debt is having extra money. READ MORE ». Real Estate

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The $25 Amazon Buy That Cuts Your Painting Time in Half

Apartment Therapy

Painting is one of the least expensive ways to give your space a facelift. But it's not exactly fun. It's messy and time consuming especially if you have to do multiple coats — say goodbye to your weekend.

The Most Design-Forward Holiday Cards for Showing Off Your Family, Home or Pets

Apartment Therapy

It's a well known fact that time accelerates between Halloween and New Years, so it's imperative that you consider your holiday cards now, before the season passes you by in a champagne blur, and all you're left with is a stack of empty Amazon boxes. READ MORE ». Hanukkah. Christmas

Before and After: First-time DIYers Rescue a Fishy, Fugly Floral Small Bathroom

Apartment Therapy

"When we first moved in, our bathroom was COVERED in flowers," reports Kathy Davies , a wedding and portrait photographer. She and her husband, James Binder, bought this 1950s tri-level house in Michigan two years ago and have slowly been remodeling parts of it.

Is This the Best Gift Card You Can Buy This Year?

Apartment Therapy

You know what's at the top of my wish list every year? Gift cards. Gift cards are not a cop out. As I always say, you're giving me the greatest present: The gift of shopping.

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You Can Now Search For Apartments on Facebook

Apartment Therapy

If posting vacation photos and wincing at your uncle's dubious political rants isn't enough to keep you scrolling on Facebook 24/7, the social network hopes that hijacking your apartment hunt might do the trick. READ MORE ». Renting. Real Estate.

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How IKEA Does Boho: Our Top 21 Decor Picks — Cheap Thrills

Apartment Therapy

The very essence of a bohemian lifestyle tends to go pretty firmly against big-brand commercialism, but if you're more about the style and less about the ideals—and also looking for some cheap(ish) ways to round out your aesthetic—IKEA is, quite surprisingly, a great place to hunt.

Two World Travelers and a Sunny, Plant-Filled Manhattan Loft — House Tour

Apartment Therapy

Name: Jean and Jeff. Location: Lower East Side, NYC. Size: 750 square feet. Years lived in: almost 2 years, renting. Because they have an almost unheard of amount of sunlight streaming in, Jean and Jeff have stuffed their one-bedroom loft apartment on the Lower East Side with plants (supported with a great collection of funky vintage finds). In fact, these world travelers did such a good job of bringing the outdoors in that the whole place feels like one giant, peaceful tree house. READ MORE ».