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Oct 18

The Best Toothbrushes — The Best List

For something we (hopefully) use several times a day, most of us don’t give much thought to which toothbrush we buy. But let me tell you, there’s a whole world of toothbrushes beyond the oral care aisle of your local Walgreens. Doing a few minutes of research can not only help you find the perfect toothbrush for your needs, but also options that pack a lot of style. From electric to bamboo to plain old plastic, we’ve rounded up the most beautiful, eco-friendly and socially-conscious toothbrushes that’ll add some fun to your normal brushing routine.

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30
Sep 18

9 Go-To IKEA Products Designers Buy Again and Again

Do you ever walk into a stylish space and mentally try to decipher storied or custom pieces from those that were shipped in a flat pack from IKEA? That’s a cool game to play, right? IKEA, arguably Sweden’s finest contribution to the 20th and 21st century (I kid…?), has become a mecca of sorts for the broke-twenty-something-who-has-no-furniture folk to the high-caliber tastemaker fold, and for good reason: there is literally something for everyone.

If you’re like me and get your kicks from decor guessing games, then you’ll probably be interested to know what pieces interior designers turn to time and time again, whether to meet a budget or because the pieces themselves really are that good (hello, the Stockholm Series!). Here, eight interior experts share their IKEA go-tos and weigh in on why they just can’t quit these perennially versatile and accessible staples.

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Sep 18

A Totally Transformed Former Auto Garage Turned Hip Home — Video House Tour

Name: Darien Zannis and Matt Johnson, and Rescue’s (Mick) Jagger, Wile E. (Coyote), and Stevie (Nicks).
Location: Culver City, California
Size: 3,000 square feet
Years Lived In: 2 years, renting

While parking is a luxury for most Californians, Culver City residents Darien and Matt have no trouble finding a spot very, very close to home. Yes, the couple (and their three adorable rescue pups) cohabitate with their cars…many cars. Not only is this convenient in a city where unoccupied curb space is a luxury, it facilitates Matt’s passion for restoring cars while providing some seriously chic one-of-a-kind decor.

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03
Sep 18

The Clever Product That Doubles My Suitcase Storage

This one’s dedicated to all of the over-packers out there. It is impossible for me to bring a carry-on for most trips—I’ll even budget for those dreaded checked bag fees when I’m planning my vacations. I’m always looking for ways to cut back—but I also have one trick that maximizes space, without losing any of my stuff (hey, there are worse vices). It’s these travel bags that I always have on hand for trips.

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01
Sep 18

13 Things You Probably Haven't Considered Spray-Painting (But Should)

When you want to change the color of a wooden chair, you automatically reach for a can of spray paint. But when you have some monstera leaves, a KitchenAid mixer or a fridge in need of a makeover? Spray paint isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. After searching the web and our archives for unexpected subjects for spray-paint spruce-ups, we’ve determined that this humble supply can accomplish much more than we ever thought it capable of.

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31
Aug 18

The Best Vacuums for Pet Hair — The Best List

Everyone needs a vacuum, but pet owners especially need all the help they can get keeping up with all that shedding. Not just any regular vacuum will do—pet owners need something with extra strong suction that can work on all floor types plus furniture. If allergies are a concern, then a vacuum with a filtering system is just as important as power. It’s a lot to research, so to make it easier we rounded up our favorite vacuums made specifically with pets in mind.

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29
Aug 18

Peel and Stick Products That Just Might Surprise You

Peel and stick products have been around for awhile and we know their benefits. They are affordable, which makes them great for budget households. They are also super easy to install for all you DIY-adverse people out there. All these makes them a go-to for quick makeovers and style boosts. But as more companies get into the game, adhesive products are spreading their wings and giving us more and more reasons to use them.

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28
Aug 18

4 Things to Do Before Buying New Window Treatments

For as lovely as they can look in your home, sometimes, buying window treatments can be a taxing task. That’s why it pays to know what things to do before you pick out your new curtains or shades—so you don’t get stuck with something that won’t work.

Luckily, we have designer extraordinaire MA Allen, founder of MA Allen Interiors, to call upon for help. We asked her for tips on what to do before buying window treatments, and she had lots to share. From measuring your window frames to which fabrics to choose, read ahead for four things Allen says you should do before you splurge on new window treatments.

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28
Aug 18

11 Ways to Display the Clutter You Just Can’t Bear to Purge

Moving often means you’re finally ready to purge. From donating clothes you never wore to just throwing out that box you haven’t touched since you moved in, a new address often unleashes a devil-may-care attitude in terms of some things. But you have to admit: There are just some things you can’t get rid of—no matter how unnecessary they are (we all can’t be minimalists, Marie).

In terms of myself: So what if I need every single magazine Backstreet Boys have appeared on or ticket stubs to every movie I’ve ever seen? It’s not a problem, it’s a lifestyle—especially when I find ways to expertly display that clutter. The following are some of my favorite products that allow me to display my treasures in a way that makes me look less like I need an intervention on reality TV, and more like a person who just has a bomb collection of things around their house. Trust me, I’ve done each and every one of these things and it has saved me from my mother’s extremely helpful “comments” when she visits.

  1. Cubby bookcases

Cubby bookcases are close enough to the traditional that no one really pays attention to them, but they also allow extra storage for displaying books and knick knacks on a low-key level. If that wasn’t awesome enough, but they also let you hide the randomness you’ve saved for who knows why with slide-in fabric drawers. The put-together look is a win-win for hoarders everywhere.

Our pick: This 6-Cube Organizer, Target ($35).

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Aug 18

The Best Pillows for Side Sleepers — The Best List

Making sure your bed and bedroom are primed for rest and relaxation is a vital part of making your home happy and healthy, so we take it seriously over here at Apartment Therapy. We’ve checked out mattresses and sheets, but what about pillows? The unsung hero of the bedroom, pillows are one of those home goods that you don’t really notice until something’s wrong, yet they can drastically influence your sleep. Since side sleeping is generally considered to be the most popular sleep position, we rounded up our favorite pillows made with side sleepers in mind, from firm and ergonomic to soft and cuddly.

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