A Bright Montreal Home Bursting With Cheery Spring Colors — House Tour

Name: ElyseLocation: Ville-Marie — MontrealSize: 700 square feetYears lived in: 6 months Elyse’s apartment is a museum of small objects that are decorative rather than strictly functional. In fact, she calls it her “tchotchke heaven.” The bright light pouring in through big windows and the clean white walls prove to be the perfect gallery for her collection. But the main reason she chose to live in this apartment is the open floor plan and flow, perfect for having people over. This fact was what excited her the most; she hasn’t had a place she could entertain in for years. READ Read More

This Is The Best Deal We've Ever Seen On This AT50 Home Essential — Deal of the Day

Tech and tech accessories that are both chic and high-quality are a never-ending quest for us at Apartment Therapy. But there’s one company we’ve long raved about for their ability to create design-forward pieces that are also solution-oriented. One of our favorites from Native Union is the night cable, which helps you charge your devices in style – and keep the cord at hand thanks to a moveable, weighted knot. In fact, we like it so much we made it one of our AT50 top home essentials. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

You Can Stop Answering Work Emails After Hours If This Bill Passes

Great news for the overworked people in New York City — you may finally be legally free from taking the office home. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Count Your Blessings, This Converted Dutch Church is on the Market

Judging by some of the most creatively upcycled properties on the market, the prospect of going to church and staying there has become increasingly popular. Following in the footsteps of several former houses of worship that are now stylish homes, this converted church on the outskirts of Amsterdam is up for sale, and much like its similarly renovated counterparts, the residence is absolutely fabulous. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Challenge Accepted: A $15, 15-Minute Easter Basket from the Drugstore

Easter catch you off guard this year? Don’t panic. You can still pull together a beautiful basket, on a budget, on your way home from work tonight. Have $15 and an extra 15 minutes? Head to your local drugstore and you’ve got this. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying Today [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (28.9%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (15.7%), the choice becomes obvious. Every market is different. Before you renew your lease again, find out if you can put your housing costs to work by buying this year! Powered by WPeMatico

The Best Storage Beds — The Guide 2018

Storage beds once seemed like the orthopedic shoe of the design world—sensible, but not stylish. These days, though, some are so attractive that you might want one even if your bedroom is spacious. Ideal for small starter apartments, modern storage beds come in a range of designs from very basic with clean lines to more luxe, upholstered options. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

This New Glass 'Sled Hotel' Will Take You to Directly to the Northern Lights

Finland was ranked the happiest country in the world this year, and no wonder! First there’s Kalsarikannit, the fine Finnish art of drinking alone at home in your underwear, and now there’s this extremely cool hotel situation. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

4 Tricks for a Lively Table Convo (That'll Keep Everyone Off Their Phones)

When my in-laws came over for Thanksgiving, we had a wonderful time together. Nothing like a visit from grandparents and three fun uncles to keep the kids happy and entertained while I prepared our feast. I was surprised, then, when our ’round-the-table conversation was devoid of the effervescent conversation I’m used to with my own (Italian) side of the family. I became acutely aware of the silence and then the inordinately loud sound of forks tinkling on plates. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Marc Maron's Los Angeles Home (and Famous Podcasting Garage) Hit the Market for $749K

If you consider yourself a fan of comedy, no doubt the garage turned recording studio of this cozy Spanish-style bungalow tucked into the hills of Highland Park will be as familiar to you as the back of your hand. And WTF, it could actually now be yours. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico