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7 Surprising (& Surprisingly Gorgeous!) Color Combinations

(Image credit: Dulux via Marie Claire Maison)<p>Here at Apartment Therapy we love our color, and unusual combinations are our Achilles' heel. If you're …

Home Decorating

Smart Decorating Ideas for Small Bedrooms

It's a common problem—especially when shopping for NYC apartments—that the apartment that fits your budget comes with a bedroom barely big enough to …

Interior Design

Bold Wallpaper in the Bedroom: 9 Inspirations

The bedroom—a spot where simplicity and serenity often rules—might not be the first place you'd think of for using a bold wallpaper. But in these …

Interior Design

7 Things You Should Do in the 24 Hours Before a Party

Hosting a few friends for dinner shouldn't be an anxiety-inducing experience. We're all about scaling your party to match your enthusiasm, and not …

Cleaning

How to Create a Separate Bedroom in a Studio Apartment

(Image credit: Ellie Koleen )<p><i>The challenge:</i> Create a "bedroom" (well, at least a bed nook) in an open-layout studio apartment. <i>Our solution:</i> Choose …

Small Spaces

How to create a magical miniature garden that will add a touch of coziness to any home

A terrarium is a miniature garden grown inside a covered glass or plastic container. It is extremely easy to take care of and is an ideal choice for …

Miniature

8 Clever Ways to Maximize a Small Space

From dual-functioning furnishings to differentiating color palettes, these small-space design ideas make the most of a tiny apartment<p>When Jonathan Adler’s creative services manager Nicholas Obeid moved from a lofty two-bedroom to a 450-square-foot studio in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, he …

9 Smart Design Ideas For Your Studio Apartment

Though there are some downsides to living in a studio apartment — not having as much space for your stuff, feeling like you're living in your bedroom …

The Definitive Guide to Applying Eye Makeup

If you've ever wondered where the actual f*ck your waterline is, we've got you covered.<p>If you've ever wondered where the actual f*ck your waterline is or how to "define the crease," we've got you covered. Like an eye makeup anatomy class, this easy eye glossary decodes makeup artist jargon so you …

The Important Design Lesson I Learned from These Laundry Rooms

(Image credit: Sarah Sherman Samuel)<p>There's not a lot to the laundry room. A pair of machines. Maybe a countertop. With a sink, if you're lucky. …

Laundry Rooms

​12 Ways to Fill Empty, Awkward Corners

Have you got an empty corner and no idea what do with it? Below, you'll find 12 ideas for making the most of awkward, unused space. Some are probably …

Living Rooms

Our Favorite Flannel Sheets & Where To Get Them

There may be two types of sleepers: those who love flannel sheets and those who have yet to discover their love of flannel sheets. Maybe because I …

Unexpected Interest: Mismatched Bar Stools

(Image credit: Andrew Snow)<p>Remember when mismatched dining chairs were kind of exciting and weird? Now the hodge-podge chair thing is a common …

Food & Dining

10 Rule-Breaking Decor Moves that Worked

(Image credit: Inside Closet)<p>Whether we're aware of them or not, we all make certain assumptions about how our homes should look, and how they should …

12 Flower Arranging Tricks That Make You Feel Like a Pro

Dip a Toe Into Bold Color: Painted Ceilings in the Bathroom

(Image credit: Dave Fox)<p>The bathroom, to me, is the perfect testing ground for those who are scared to make bold decor decisions. It's a small room …

Living Rooms

The 100-Rep Lethal Leg Workout

Your glutes, quads, hips, and calves are about to get the workout of their lives<p>There are hundreds of exercises you can choose from to work your lower body.<p>But today, <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour wants you to focus on only one: the extended-range-of-motion Bulgarian split …

Facebook

Circuit Training Workouts<p>Circuit training offers big benefits in little time. Here's what you need to know, plus two routines to try.<p>Advertisement<p>You …

The 4-Stretch Test To Tell If You're Dangerously Inflexible

Plus, how to limber up and lower your risk of injury.<p>These four stretches are exactly what Walter Norton, Jr., director of training at the Institute of Performance & Fitness in North Reading, MA, uses to gauge every new client's flexibility—whether they're a pro athlete, a celebrity or an average …

Exercise

Bold Design Moves That Are Actually Really Easy to Do

(Image credit: Inside Out)<p>Want to really up your decor game with some design tricks that the professionals know and use regularly? You don't have to …

5 Dramatic Ways to Re-Think Your Living Room

(Image credit: Domino)<p>When you put together your living room you probably had an idea of the things you should start with — a sofa, coffee table, TV, …

7 Styling Secrets to Steal From a Home Stager

They're pros at tricking the eye — whether you're selling your house or not.<p>As a designer and home stager to the stars, Meridith Baer has helped A-listers like Madonna and Brooklyn Decker sell their houses. While she often has the luxury of a large budget to work with, Baer notes that it takes more …

Faking an Entryway in a Small Space: 6 Strategies That Really Work

Don't have an actual entryway? You're not alone. Small space dwellers and those with modern homes that didn't build an entryway into the floor plan …

Small Spaces

8 Creative Ways to Use Wasted Dormer Window Space

Reclaim those awkward nooks by turning them into something amazing.<p>Reclaim those awkward nooks by turning them into something amazing.

4 Rooms in 1: How a Scandinavian Space Multitasks

(Image credit: Bolig Liv)<p>When Catya Langvardt and her three children moved into their apartment in Copenhagen, they faced a real challenge: how to …

Teens

12 Sneaky Storage Tricks for a Tiny Bathroom

There's more room in those slim spaces and tight corners than you think.<p>Keep everything you need right at your fingertips — but off your countertops.

12 Sneaky Ways to Hide Household Eyesores

Living Rooms

11 Inspiring Bohemian Bedrooms

(Image credit: HomeLife)<p>If your decorating style veers toward the eclectic, and your idea of 'cozy' includes layers upon layers of textiles and …

Interior Design

White Floors: Loving the Look, 5 Different Ways

Maybe you think white floors are reserved for sleek, modern, sparse interiors. Not so! There are so many different types and styles of white floors …

7 Dramatic Light Fixtures We Can't Get Enough Of

(Image credit: DWR)<p>Some light fixtures do more than just illuminate a space. Here are seven dramatic, room-making pieces we can't get enough …

Dining Rooms