Fri.Jan 19, 2018

Everything You Need to Know About Saturated Colors, the New Year’s Trend

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Get ready to see saturated colors popping up everywhere. Image: Kati Curtis Design If you’ve been following our reporting on 2018 interior design trends, you know that stark, minimalist spaces are a thing of the past.

Unique Ways to Use Christmas Lights All Year Round

Trendir Magazine

Christmas lights are essentially one of the best parts of the holiday season. Many will argue that having Christmas lights as part of your décor is a must. However, once the holiday season is over, it is essentially time to take them down and put them away until next year.

How to Put Together the Perfect Kid’s Room (That Your Little Ones Will Love)

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Kid’s rooms need to meet both the parent’s and child’s needs. Image: Fastighetsbyrån Designing a kid’s room can seem like a daunting task at first glance. After all, there are so many factors to take into account.

Is it OK to Clean your Laptop with Cleaning Wipes?

Apartment Therapy

Praise be to the person who invented cleaning wipes, am I right? They're lifesavers when it comes to cleanup duty if you have mess-makers like small children, pets, or you know, hands. Hands, no matter who they belong to, spread a surprisingly icky amount of dirt and germs. READ MORE ».

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A Stunning, Eclectic Spec Home in Edmonton — House Call

Apartment Therapy

Name: Lita Lee, Mike Martin & their four children. Location: Edmonton, Alberta. Size: 2,300 square feet. Years lived in: 3 years, owned. My name is Lita Lee, my husband's name is Mike Martin and we have four kids to keep us on our toes!

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Here's What a Government Shutdown Might Mean For Your Mortgage Approval

Apartment Therapy

A shutdown of the federal government — which will occur if Congress can't approve at least a temporary funding bill today, an increasingly likely scenario — could throw a monkey wrench into many corners of our economy.

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Grace and Frankie Season Four Hits Netflix Today

Apartment Therapy

If you're thirty going on seventy, you may have already binge-watched the first three seasons of Netflix's Grace and Frankie.

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Before & After: One Smart Way to Add Some Simple Shaker Style

Apartment Therapy

Jennifer had this plain, never-been-painted, oddball-sized slab door underneath the stairs in her living room. Since it's located directly across from the couch, she saw that uninspired door every time she looked up.

Activated Charcoal Toothpaste: Teeth Whitening Magic or Bogus Mistake? — Beauty Bucket List

Apartment Therapy

Hello stranger! It's time for another installment of Beauty Bucket List , a series in which we roll up our sleeves to do some hard and fast testing of cult beauty products, because just hearing about how great something is isn't good enough for us.

Exactly How Cold Does It Have to Be to Break a Thermometer? One Village Found Out

Apartment Therapy

I spent the holidays in Chicago, where the temperature fluctuated between about 5 degrees and about negative 10 Fahrenheit. I alternated between cursing the wind, cancelling any and all plans and thinking of all of the winter street cred I was earning while huddled under five blankets.

10 Times Wallpaper Dramatically Raised IKEA's Game

Apartment Therapy

Most IKEA products are a blank slate for your creativity. To show how they can be customized to match any decor style—no matter if your signature look is understated or over-the-top— try adding wallpaper in your favorite pattern or print. It elevates the look and style. READ MORE ». Project Ideas.

10 Smart Ways to Make the Most of a Studio with Room Dividers

Apartment Therapy

One of the challenges of living in a studio apartment, or in any space short on interior walls, is separating a space into different uses: sleeping, cooking, dining, lounging.

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Are These the Coolest Small Cities in America?

Apartment Therapy

In the ever-increasing quest to "live the dream," one travel blog rated their favorite small cities with fewer than 100,000 residents. And municipal leaders are now keenly listening for the feedback. READ MORE ». Real Estate.

Amazon Is Raising Prices On Its Monthly Prime Memberships

Apartment Therapy

Bad news for Amazon Prime subscribers who pay monthly: The online retail giant is raising prices by nearly 20 percent. READ MORE ». Money

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Your Dream Bedroom is Just a Weekend Away — The January Cure — Assignment #14

Apartment Therapy

Well-curated style means nothing without tailoring and polish. Think about a great outfit paired just-rolled-out-of-bed (in a bad way) hair. Your bedroom is the same. You may think you need a new headboard or a fresh coat of paint on the walls, but the first thing you should do is clean. READ MORE ».

7 Cutting-Edge Innovations that are About to Change Life at Home

Apartment Therapy

Last week over 180,000 people from around the world descended onto the Las Vegas Convention Center to see the latest ideas in consumer tech at CES — the Consumer Electronics Show.

A Textile Lover's Print & Pattern Paradise — House Tour

Apartment Therapy

Name: Kate Sykes. Location: Raleigh, North Carolina. Size: 840 square feet. Years lived in: Rented 2.5 months. To find her new apartment, Kate bypassed typical rental search engines and opted to drive around her ideal neighborhood in Raleigh, scouting beautiful facades and "For Rent" signs. That's how she landed this home just three months ago. How she managed to pull it together so quickly and skillfully speaks to her background in design.

The House That Pantone Built Is On the Market for $39.5 Million

Apartment Therapy

Let's indulge in a little luxury real estate daydreaming. Imagine you founded Pantone, and with all of your hard-earned money decided to buy an apartment. Would you chose a six bedroom, five and a half bathroom apartment in an exclusive building on the Upper East Side? Of course you would. Well we're all in luck! Such an apartment not only exists in this bright and beautiful world, it is also for sale. READ MORE ». Real Estate.

A Young Family's Eclectic, Sentimental First House — House Tour

Apartment Therapy

Name: Bonney Johnson and Lou Patrick, and son Hal. Location: Arbor Lodge Neighborhood — Portland, Oregon. Size: 1,200 square feet. Years lived in: 1.5 years, owned. After living in a series of apartments in California that were that were sad, gray boxes, Bonney and Lou found a 1904 home to call their own in the Arbor Lodge neighborhood of North Portland, just a couple miles north of downtown.