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Oct 18

Benjamin Moore's 2019 Color of the Year is a Refreshing Surprise

We’re finally in the last quarter of the year, which means the 2019 Color of the year announcements are streaming in more steadily than ever. The latest contender? Benjamin Moore.

On October 10, the paint brand gathered design editors, interior designers and other industry folk at The Grill & The Pool at the Seagram Building in New York City (a bastion of mid-century modern design). After a few minutes of socializing and a welcome glass of champagne, it was time for the big announcement.

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06
Oct 18

This Vacant Apartment Exists to Sell You Stuff on Instagram

They did it for the ‘gram.

We’ve all snapped a photo or two of something pretty or unique knowing it would get lots of likes on social media. But a 2,400-square-foot penthouse apartment where nobody actually lives? That’s more than just a flattering filter.

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04
Oct 18

IKEA's Winter Collection Has Us SO Ready for the Holidays

IKEA is getting in the festive spirit early this year by launching its winter collection before the craziness of the holiday season really starts. The Swedish home store recently released the first images of the collection, with promises that they’ll hit stores this month, October 2018.

The collection is stocked with everything you need to get you home (and yourself) holiday-ready, from gift wrap, to wreaths, to tree decorations, and celebratory tableware. There’s also plenty of richly hued winter decor to help you really lean into the best of the season.

So get your jingle bells ready and check out a few of our most-anticipated launches below.

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22
Sep 18

The Most Iconic Mid-Century Modern Pieces You Need to Know

Simple silhouettes, minimal hardware, and pared-down color palettes. Let’s face it, most design enthusiasts can spot a modern piece from a mile away. (Psst… we broke down the difference between minimalist, modern, and contemporary, if you’re not up to date!)

In 2018, almost every store has a slew of furniture and accessories that are inspired by mid-century modern classics—and for good reason. The style is contemporary, timeless, and looks good in virtually any space. But the influx of mid-century inspired pieces makes it easy to overlook the trailblazers who started the movement in the first place.

So, we’re taking you back to school—design school, that is—and breaking down the most iconic mid-century modern pieces you need to know.

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Aug 18

How to Integrate Vintage Pieces Into Your Home

At Apartment Therapy, we believe your home is your sanctuary and you should fill it with items that bring you joy. For many people, that means adding some vintage pieces to the mix.

“Vintage pieces naturally have a story to tell, so they will quickly infuse character and a mystical charm to your space,” says Mikel Welch, a celebrity interior designer.

However, it’s important to strike a happy medium between old and new pieces. While vintage furniture and accessories can give your home a cozy, personalized touch, too many old pieces make your home look like a museum or—even worse—outdated.

To help, Welch shares his best tips for adding vintage pieces to a modern space:

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27
Aug 18

How to Decorate Your Home to Promote Mindfulness

Being in the moment and at ease is tough, even within your own walls. But there’s really no place like home for mindfulness, which is why we rounded up a few tips and product picks to help you feel more at peace in your space. No crazy scientific claims here—just some pretty gear and strategic design moves so you can be your best self in the place that matters most.

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Aug 18

The Secret to Making Millennial Pink Feel New Again? Pairing It with Red

Face it, millennial pink isn’t going out of style anytime soon.

We loved the shade as much as the next person when it first came onto the scene in 2016. But two years later? It often feels stale and played out.

If you want to freshen up the celebrated color, try pairing it with red.

Let’s get one thing straight: This color combination is a far cry from what you see on cheesy Valentine’s Day decorations. When paired with red, millennial pink looks bold and feminine—like a true “it” color.

Here, six stylish ways to bring this color combination into your home:

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25
Aug 18

You're a True Millennial If You Win This Bingo Game

We forecast—and set—decor trends all the time here at Apartment Therapy. But what does a “trend” even mean and where do they come from in the first place? “Trends are heavily influenced by pop culture, fashion, food, music, the streets, and sometimes what is going on in the world politically,” Lori Weitzner, author of Ode to Color, previously told the site.

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23
Aug 18

Behr's 2019 Color of the Year Is a Lovely and Livable Blue

We’ve still got a solid four months left in 2018, but the design world already has its eye on what will be trending next year. Back in June, PPG debuted their pick for 2019’s Color of the Year, and just today, Behr came out with their own COTY announcement.

Their choice? Blueprint, a lovely blue that’s described as being warmer than denim, but softer than navy and easy to imagine in just about any home.

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22
Aug 18

Questions We All Ask: Is There a Difference Between Modern, Minimalist, and Contemporary Design?

You don’t have to be a design aficionado to know clean, sleek furniture and design are all the rage these days. But discerning whether a piece is minimalist, modern, or contemporary? Now, that’s another story.

Chances are you’ve been using minimalist, modern, and contemporary interchangeably for years, without thinking twice about whether or not they’re the same. It’s okay, you’re not alone.

“It’s pretty easy to understand why people would have trouble differentiating these styles,” says Kita Marie Williams, interior designer and CEO of KMW Interiors. “All three styles use cleaner lines and simpler forms than traditional furnishings and decor. All three are much less ornate and use more purely geometric lines.”

Sure, the three styles may look the same, but there are small, historical differences between them. So we asked Williams to break it down for us, and here’s what she had to say:

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