6 Bar Cart Styling Solutions That Always Work

You’re probably aware that bar carts are the de rigueur piece of furniture right now, but if you’ve been wondering how to actually style them, we’ve got your answers right here. Styles can range from minimalist to overly bedecked with all manner of fanciful liqueurs and glassware, so let our guide below show you the plentiful options available. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

10 Inspiring Tiny Home Interiors We Spotted on Instagram

Once an alternative living solution, tiny homes are now firmly in the mainstream. Their minimalist and functional designs have become inspiration for apartment dwellers and owners of larger homes alike. You know the look—bright white walls, creative storage solutions, multipurpose furniture, and as much natural light as possible. It’s an undeniably effective way to style a small space, but it’s starting to feel a little bit cookie cutter. Our favorite tiny homes break this mold, proving that small spaces shouldn’t be afraid to go big when it comes to style. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

8 Etsy Picks From In-House Trend Expert (And Making It Judge) Dayna Isom Johnson

If you’re looking for someone to judge a first-of-its-kind craft show, it would be hard to find a better contender than Dayna Isom Johnson. On NBC’s Making It, Isom Johnson works with Barneys’ creative ambassador Simon Doonan to judge the contestants crafts for both creativity and skill. And if getting to watch Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman goof around on TV sounds too good to be true, her day job is a close second. As Etsy’s in-house trend expert, she is constantly shopping and scanning the site’s marketplace for the next big thing. Her trend guides have the added benefit Read More

This Online Store Is Going to Be Your New Favorite Lighting Source

Sometimes the most obvious place to shop for items is the best one—you just have to know it’s there. Case in point: Lights.com, an online lighting store founded by husband-wife duo Sheva and David Knopfler. Can you get more spot on than that domain name? Their story is similar to other startups in the home space. Graduate to the real world and you suddenly realize everything you need—sofa, mattress, etc.—is so expensive, and you don’t want a crappy futon and cheesy Medusa floor lamp in your apartment anymore. Well, if you’ve ever shopped for cool affordable sconces, pendants, or chandeliers, Read More

14 Designers Share Their Favorite Shades of White Paint

Move over, 50 Shades of Grey;when it comes to painting your walls, it’s more like 50 shades of white. Design lovers know there’s no such thing as one shade of white paint. There’s egg shell, cream, ivory, snow, alabaster, ecru…shall we go on? With dozens (and dozens) of nuanced shades to choose from, painting your walls white is easier said than done and, quite frankly, is a complete headache. To help ease the process, we asked 14 designers for their favorite white paints. Now all there’s left to do is see if you can tell the difference between “Simply White” Read More

Questions We All Have: Why Are Towels So Expensive?

It doesn’t matter if you’re a maximalist or minimalist, traditional or contemporary: Everyone has a huge stack of bath towels in their home. At Apartment Therapy, we take shopping for towels very seriously. The right one, perfectly plush and absorbent, can transform your bathroom into an at-home spa. And, depending on the color or pattern, add some stylish flair to your space. “People don’t always think of towels as a luxury, but if you’ve ever stepped out of the shower and wrapped yourself in a fluffy, cloud-like, preferably oversized towel or robe, you know the truth,” says Andres Modak, co-founder Read More

8 Stylish Mirrors That Double as Extra Storage

No matter if you have a sprawling Colonial or a 600-square-foot studio apartment, everyone can use a little more storage space. But other than the closets your floor plans has gifted you, it can get a little tricky to find the room to store all of your clutter. That’s when you have to get a little creative with the furniture you buy, and see if you can make one piece do two jobs for you. While it’s common to have beds with roll-out drawers or dining room sideboards that double as cabinets, there are some more innovative furniture solutions you Read More

This Crackle Glaze Tile Trend is Taking Over the Kitchen and Bath

#Ihavethisthingwithtiles, and it’s sort of unfortunate because I’ve never actually picked any of my own. I fell in love with subway tiles nearly a decade ago, and I was crushing hard on those matte patterned cement tiles that popped up a couple years ago. I’m even into faux “wood” larger scale ceramic tiles and teeny tiny, mesh-backed penny tiles. And I’m not mad at a fish scale or arabesque shape either. So right now, I’m thinking it’s not such a bad thing that I don’t have a tile decision—or three—to make. Because honestly what would I choose? That’s a lot Read More

Man Repeller's Leandra Medine On Taking Risks In Fashion Versus Interiors

Leandra Medine and husband Abie Cohen moved into their NYC loft while Medine was four months pregnant, and the Man Repeller founder had a hard and fast deadline to decorate the place. “I knew we had to get everything done before I entered my third trimester, because I was a fire-breathing dragon during my pregnancy,” she recently told Architectural Digest. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Here's What It's Like to Design Sets for The Bachelorette

Don’t even call it a guilty pleasure. The Bachelorette (along with all the other Bachelor franchise shows) is one of my favorite things on TV. I like it because it’s entertaining, yes, but also because it’s such a weird crucible of human behavior (some of it, admittedly, not so great behavior). What’s going on behind the scenes? Who is there for the Right Reasons? There are so many layers, and all of it plays out against a backdrop created by a team headed by Production Designer Angelic Rutherford. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico