16
Feb 19

Jonathan Van Ness Got a Bigger NYC Apartment for His Cats

From transforming folks on “Queer Eye” to his inspiring ice skating journey on Instagram, Jonathan Van Ness is busy being our internet BFF all day, every day. But when he has some down time, where does he go to relax? The Fab Five member recently upgraded his New York digs, and—can you believe??—we have a peek inside.

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16
Feb 19

7 Rooms That Prove a Full Sized Sofa Isn't the Be-All, End-All of Living Room Design

Alright—what I’m about to say here is going to be very controversial: A successfully decorated living room doesn’t need a full-sized sofa. Boom! Notice I didn’t say seating though. You obviously need that in spades, especially if you want to have people over or entertain. But if your living room just isn’t big enough for a sectional or even a full-sized sofa, don’t force it. Instead find yourself an alternative—a loveseat, an armchair, a settee. You’ll be surprised what might work—even something non-traditional like a chaise, bench or a stack of floor pillows can get the job done. Need some proof? These seven rooms are giving me life right now.

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15
Feb 19

Our Favorite (Cozy/Sexy/Stylish/Beautiful) Bedrooms Ever

You bet I left the sexiest room—the bedroom—of these Love Letters from the Editors for Valentine’s Day. Whether you use your bedroom for love-making, watching TV, sleeping, or some combination of all three, chances are it’s one of your favorite rooms of your home. Who doesn’t love curling up in bed and waking up refreshed? The bedrooms in this list are the best of both worlds: They’re cozy enough to be relaxing but stylish enough to be inspiring.

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12
Feb 19

These Are Some of Our Favorite Living Rooms of All Time

This Valentine’s Day I’m celebrating the special kind of love many of us feel for gorgeously decorated homes. I asked my co-editors here at Apartment Therapy to divulge their favorite rooms from house tours have been… of all time. It was a hard task for us all (there have been so many gorgeous tours throughout the years), but we’ve managed to narrow it down to those rooms that make us swoon the most. Today enjoy the picks of some of our favorite living rooms ever.

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04
Feb 19

These Brands are Making It Super Easy to Set Up Your Home

A beautiful home is just a few clicks away.

Over the past few years, a crop of new direct-to-consumer companies have been sprouting up, disrupting the design industry as we knew it and making it easier to decorate your home to your heart’s desire.

Why enlist a courier to drop off a big, bulky mattress when you can have a boxed one delivered to your doorstep? Want to hang something on your walls? You can have your favorite pieces professionally framed and shipped back to you in a few weeks time. There are even companies that take the guesswork out of selecting a paint swatch or undergoing renovations.

In fact, there are so many new companies sprouting up that it’s hard to keep track. To help, we created a comprehensive list of the best brands that make it easy to turn your house into a home:

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28
Jan 19

7 Easy (and Affordable) Ways to Adultify Your Home

If we’re being totally honest, a walk down memory lane can be a very cringe-worthy experience. How many pictures have you looked at in total disbelief that you actually left the house with crimped hair, layers of eyeliner, and a hot pink velour sweatsuit? Yeah, not our finest moments.

Looking at pictures of your previous living spaces can elicit the same embarrassment. Before you became a stylish design enthusiast, you probably covered your walls in cheesy posters and lounged in a compact, yet cheap, nylon butterfly chair. And if you’ve been living in the same space since you graduated from college or moved out for the first time, there’s a good chance some of those outdated design elements are still lurking in your space.

We firmly believe your home is a reflection of you and where you are in life, so it’s about time your digs represent the mature, sophisticated adult that you really are.

To help, we asked five design experts to share easy (and affordable!) tips for adultifying your home. Because having a beautiful, grownup space doesn’t have to break the bank:

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21
Jan 19

5 Great Ideas You Should Steal from the 2019 HGTV Dream Home

Every year, the folks at HGTV create an HGTV Dream Home, which is more than just a typical show house—it’s also a giveaway. That’s right: You could win a fully furnished 3,650-square-foot home in Whitefish, Montana, right on the edge of Glacier National Park. (The prize package also includes a 2019 Honda Pilot Elite and $250,000.) But even if you don’t win, there’s plenty to see here—and lots of ideas worth stealing for your own home.

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20
Jan 19

10 Colorful Living Room Ideas to Steal From IKEA

Feel like your living room could use an injection of color, but not sure how to start the process? We feel the same, so we spent some time digging through IKEA’s picture gallery for a ton of colorful inspiration. From seating vignettes to open-air concepts, you’re sure to be inspired by our favorite images below.

Bonus: The links are shoppable, so if you find a piece (or two) that you like, you can click through to purchase the item you’re coveting.

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19
Jan 19

6 Design Ideas to Cure Your Winter Blues

We’re not going to sugarcoat it for you: The winter blues are a very real thing. There’s something about the cold weather and minimal sunlight that makes us want to curl up in our beds and watch Netflix until spring. Okay, it’s not entirely a bad thing. As design enthusiasts, we genuinely love hanging out in our own space. But feeling sleepy or sluggish? Um, no thank you.

Look, we’re not doctors; however, we firmly believe that certain products for your home can double as major mood lifters. If you want to start 2019 on the right foot, here are six that may help you kick those winter blues to the curb.

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14
Jan 19

10 Budget-Friendly Bathroom Buys That Will Make Your Small Space Work Harder

Bathrooms are never that big, unless you’re truly living large in a mansion or you’re lucky enough to have a nice en suite master. The latter is totally something on my wish list for house hunting later this year by the way, but we’ll see how that goes. Until then, I’m in the same boat as everyone else with my tiny shoebox bath. I’ve already talked about how my linen closet is actually a shelf, but my bathroom is full of other small space ideas. Why? Because I had to get scrappy to store basic necessities, people! Here are a few of my favorite finds, some that I actually own and use, and others I only wish I had the room for. The best part? They’re all budget friendly.

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