IKEA, the mega-store for budget modern design, can be great for picking up a few pieces to round out your space without breaking the bank. On the flip side, it can also be easy to spend hours wandering around feeling overwhelmed, picking up impulse buys and completely forgetting what you came there for.
Strap on an Oculus Rift headset, and tour, in extreme detail, one of the most iconic Upper West Side apartments. Jerry's Place is a virtual reality app created for the gaming headset that was recreated through Seinfeld screen grabs, so you can browse Jerry's cereal options at your leisure.
Yes, pets are a massive pain in the ass, but we also love them to death. Since today is focused on all the ways to keep their hair and stink at bay, it’s nice to also celebrate the wiggly, slobbery, and sweet fur babies that they are. (For cat people, Nancy just wrote a great post about living with a kitty that you can read here.) So, here are the top ten reasons why dogs keep the world happily humming along.
Katie and Toby's home was one of the first Chicago tours featured on Apartment Therapy — back in 2006! Eight years later, their place has evolved beautifully with minor updates, lots of rearranging, and some lovely changes that the years have brought, making them happy to continue calling this large rental unit (a 3 bedroom unit in a 3-flat, built around the turn of the century) their home.Open Slideshow
Pets — we love them like family, but let's face it: we could do without all of the smells that come along with them. From litter boxes to bad breath to just general pet odor, these animal funks can unfortunately become the one thing guests remember most about your home, no matter how well decorated it may be. Here are a few of my favorite tips, from the simple to the extreme, to minimize household pet odors.
Spring is almost here! Spring is almost here. Spring is almost here? Right now, like much of the country, this mantra is helping me get through this nasty, seemingly no end in sight, winter. Granted, as a Texan living in the frozen tundra that is New York City, I might be a bit of a winter wimp. Regardless, spring is almost here and it's time to get your planters ready for cheery blooms, and front doors ready to greet the rain boots and sandals that will soon replace all the winter gear. I just need to tell myself one more time, spring is almost here!
Rjukan, Norway is in a valley surrounded by mountains that block the sun for nearly half of the year, until now. Artist and resident Martin Andersen led the charge to install mirrors on a nearby peak to reflect sunlight into the town square.
An all-too-familiar dinner party scenario: at the home of friends, you're sipping a glass of wine while your hosts put the finishing touches on dinner. Then their beloved cat does its business in the litter box, licks itself a bit, and proceeds to hop up on the kitchen counters right where your dinner is being made...
It used to be that if your child craved anything verging on violet, the options were limited. Lately we've noticed a rise in lovely lavenders. Give your kiddo the purple palace they're after, without wanting to gouge your eyes out.
Meredith was looking to spice up the boring blinds in her daughter's room. She wanted to add a pop of color without breaking the bank, so she got really crafty with something that's probably hanging around your junk drawer right now.
I'm decorating a going-away party for a coworker who's an avid gardener. Flowers are on the brain for both that reason, and another one I think most people in the Northern Hemisphere would agree on—I'm really ready for spring.
Dog hair and our dark grey couch don't mix too well — but when my wife and I are watching TV on the couch and our dog gives us the puppy eyes and begs to join us, it's pretty hard to resist. So we let her up, but with one requirement.
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Q: My husband and I are in the process of buying a historic home in Durham, North Carolina built roughly around 1910. It has almost all of its original features intact, including (non-functioning) fireplaces in four of the rooms. The first mantel when you walk in the front door is the only mantel that has tile on it and it is, perhaps, the most horrific tile I have ever seen in my life:
Q: I bought a red cord set from West Elm a month or so ago to make a ceiling light for my boyfriend, since he is currently using a table lamp on the floor. I figured I'd be able to come up with something but after weeks of looking for ideas online, I'm stuck. I'm a fairly crafty person and I'm not afraid of power tools, but most of what I find online is really girly. Help me please!
Jawbone has released a new app for the caffeine-addled. Up Coffee tells you when you've had too much of a good thing. "After tracking both caffeine intake and sleep for 10 days, Up Coffee can tell you things like the amount of sleep you lose on average for every 100mg of caffeine you ingest," the company says.
This white scallop-shaped pendant has a sweet shape, but the thin trim and brass touches keep it sophisticated and elegant. Amazon lists this light for $856 which, for many of us, is out of the realm of possibility. See what you can get that's similar, yet cheaper.
Bari has been working with a local design firm to decorate her home in Philadelphia, and the most recent space to be completed was her guest bathroom. She loved the original clawfoot tub, but she wanted to make the walls more fun since it's the bathroom everyone uses when they come over.
Tim Wright, grandson to renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, bought a Blu Homes prefab for his Wisconsin property. The Balance model was erected in Spring Green, close to his grandfather's famed Taliesin East, of which Wright is a board member.
Do you feel that lightness creeping into the air? The days are getting longer. Even though it's still crazy-cold 'round these parts, we're springing into action to get our indoor spaces all set so when the thermometer does crack freezing we'll be ready to get outside asap. Here are some anticipatory pre-spring tasks you can do while still staying toasty warm.