Meghan's $10 Bathroom Floor Makeover — Makeover

Project by: MeghanLocation: Charleston, South Carolina Our bathroom floor was disgusting. Like, ten year old faux-wood rental apartment sheet vinyl disgusting. Really, the picture does not do it justice AT ALL. I toyed with the idea of putting down vinyl tiles on top (like I did in our kitchen), but the floor is super uneven and I was worried that the humidity would cause the glue to unstick. So, we made peace with it for a year and a half. Flash forward to one month ago when I saw a picture of a painted hardwood floor online (thanks, Pinterest). I Read More

This Minimal, Modern Brooklyn Rental Will Make You Believe in Beige Again

Interior designer Maggie Burns describes her Williamsburg rental apartment’s style as “Modern, Eclectic, Cozy, Urban, Minimal.” But I would describe it as a beautiful way to keep a home light and airy by using warm, cozy beige and cream tones (rather than a just all-white palette). Beige has (quite rightly) gotten a bad reputation over the years (mostly due to bland, builder’s grade homes). But in this newly built apartment, beige joins a cadre of other neutral, natural colors to create an elegant composition perfect for a fresh modern look. From the softly-hued furniture and accessories, to a beige kitchen Read More

There's More Color in This Modern 360-Square-Foot London Flat Than Most Homes — House Call

Name: Sally AverillLocation: Notting Hill, LondonSize: 360 square feetYears lived in: 2 years, owned After putting in a few failed offers on flats in the Notting Hill area of London, Sally discovered this mini and modern home and knew it was love at first sight. “I’ve lived in Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland and Australia — I love the light and knew I wanted somewhere full of light but also bold colours. It’s so small so I’ve tried to avoid clutter whilst adding bits and pieces I’ve collected from all the places I’ve lived and worked.” It’s beautiful how Sally has Read More

Readers Share Their Scariest Stories: I Wonder if the Ghost Died of Dysentery?

In this installment of Apartment Therapy Readers Scare the Bejeezus Out of You, we have KC. KC’s unwanted visitor mostly stuck to your standard spooky stuff, moving items around, turning things off and on again, until one important night. Scary, but also kind of heartwarming, her story might make you a little empathetic towards her ghost. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Two Minnesotans Escape the Snow in this Modern Glam L.A. Pad — Professional Project

Project by: Ashley Scott of Scouted Home Location: Santa Monica, California Ashley’s clients basically handed over a large blank canvas and she made a masterpiece. Blending of-the-moment looks like large floral wallpaper with classic vintage looks, she created a space that is heavy on visual impact but not overwhelming. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Downsizing in Style in a Toronto Condo — Professional Project

Project by: Cynthia Ferguson DesignsLocation: Toronto, Ontario Cynthia was enlisted to help a family of four downsize from their family home into a condo that would better suit their life now. Working with her clients she was able to create a chic space that mixes new pieces with old favorites. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A Smartly-Styled Milwaukee Studio — House Call

Name: JessicaLocation: Eastside — Milwaukee, WisconsinThe basics: 3 months, rented —450 square feet Jessica’s apartment looks much larger than its 450 square feet. Since hosting was a priority for her, and she didn’t want folks playing Apples to Apples on her bed, she decided to divide up her studio to carve out a specific spot for entertaining. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A Small, Sweet & Plant-Filled Apartment in Raleigh — House Call

Name: HannahLocation: Raleigh, North Carolina The basics: 2.5 years, rented — 385 square feet Hannah’s adorable apartment comes complete with an enviable amount of sunlight, which she in turn uses to grow a ton of plants. Green mixes with pops of color and funky finds to create a totally winsome little space. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

An Architect Maximizes Space and Finds The Light in Her New York Home — House Call

Name: Sarah, her husband, their daughter and cat Location: New York, New York The basics: Owned, 5 months — 950 square feet Sarah and her family have created a sleek, minimalist family home in New York. Full of smartly hidden storage and light maximizing colors, the space feels airy and bright. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Newlyweds Nest into Their Dallas Home — House Call

Name: Beth and JakeLocation: Dallas, TexasThe basics: 1 year, rented — 900 square feet Newlyweds Beth and Jake have created a cozy cocoon of a home that is warm, welcoming and perfect for entertaining. Layering textures and eclectic finds, their space is full of funky organic vibes. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico