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Must See: A Gorgeous North Carolina Garden Transformation

Every garden has a story to tell, says landscape designer Jay Sifford. Opening his ears and heart, he cultivated beauty from desolation.<p>Jay Sifford …

North Carolina

A Little Bohemian Inspiration for Your Outdoor Space

(Image credit: H. Goluza/Glamour Paris)<p>Spring is here, or almost here, depending on where you live, and it's a great time to think about the design …

Outdoor Spaces

Evaporative off-grid toilets don't need plumbing, water or electricity

2.6 billion people around the planet don’t have access to safe toilets. Not only does this impact health, but empowerment as well: women and girls …

Off-grid

Amazon’s new ‘Alexa Blueprints’ let anyone create custom Alexa skills and responses

Amazon this morning is introducing “Alexa Blueprints,” a new way for any Alexa owner to create their own customized Alexa skills or responses, without needing to know how to code. The idea is to allow Alexa owners to create their own voice apps, like a trivia game or bedtime stories, or teach Alexa …

Smart Homes

Companion planting combinations

Companion planting – combining plants for the benefit of one or both of the companions – is an age-old gardening tradition.<p>Advertisement<p>Companion …

14 Absolutely Perfect Paint Colors Designers Love

Choosing paint colors for your home is a big deal: Nothing sets the tone for a space like the color on the walls. So deciding what paint color to …

Home Decorating

This Cali Cool Home Masters the Modern Boho Look

<b>Project:</b> Caitlin Murray of Black Lacquer Design <b><br>Location:</b> Los Feliz, California<p>California vibes are hard to shake in interior design these days, and …

Home Decorating

10 Perfect Daybeds for Luxe Relaxation

Max Out<p><i>Urban Daybed and Trundle</i><i>, $1,199</i><p>This twill upholstered daybed (with a deep seat) doubles in size with a pop-out trundle that’s perfect for …

Cocktail of the week: Frenchie’s eggnog recipe

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without eggnog. Serves five to six.<p><b>2 eggs</b><b><br>3 tbsp white caster sugar</b><b><br>60ml cognac (we use</b> <b>Hine</b><b>)</b><b><br>60ml dark rum (we use</b> <b>Plantation</b><b>)</b><b><br>30ml Frangelico</b><b><br>30ml walnut liqueur (try</b> <b>Cazottes</b><b>)</b><b><br>½ tsp grated nutmeg, plus extra to finish</b><b><br>1 pinch ground cinnamon</b><b><br>180ml milk</b><b><br>120ml double cream</b><p>Blend …

Cocktails

Design Takeaways from Our Most Liked Photos of 2017

In my capacity as a staff writer, I write a lot of posts for Apartment Therapy, but this post was written by you. In 2017, we posted a lot of …

Living Rooms

This Evangelical Leader Denounced Trump. Then the Death Threats Started.

Jen Hatmaker is one of the most popular religious figures in America—and she is paying a steep price for speaking out for what she believes.<p>Last fall, Jen Hatmaker, a popular evangelical author and speaker, started getting death threats. Readers mailed back her books to her home address, but not …

Faith

Planning an orchard as a forest ecosystem

I’ve been doing quite a lot of reading about permaculture lately. What is permaculture? The word is derived from permanent agri- (and horti-) …

You Can Build Your Own Add-On Greenhouse - DIY

<i>It's a snap to design and build your own add-on greenhouse from low-cost new and salvaged materials.</i><p>You Can Build Your Own Add-On Greenhouse<p>For …

Get Your Entryway Guest-Ready with these Stylish Ideas

When your guests walk in the door, what do they see? A hallway lined with shoes? A cluttered table with all of last month's mail? Or maybe it's an …

Storage Ideas

Is This Trend the New Boho Chic? All Signs Point to Yes

For years, California's boho-chic signature style was dominating every magazine spread, Pinterest board, even major retailer catalog—some may say ad …

3 Reading Nook Ideas That Any Bookworm Will Fall in Love With

These reading nook ideas will make curling up with a good book all the more enjoyable. A designated chill zone filled with soft pillows and ample …

Home Decorating

Natural farming

<b>Natural farming</b> is an ecological farming approach established by Masanobu Fukuoka (1913–2008), a Japanese farmer and philosopher, introduced in his …

63 Kitchen Design Ideas

Multi-Purpose Kitchen<p>When <i>Sunset</i> editor-in-chief Irene Edwards set out to remodel her Victorian home, the goal was to balance style with function. …

‘Weirdness and Charm’ in an Upstate New York Farmhouse

How to combine a humble 19th-century farmhouse and an edgy contemporary art collection? Husband-and-wife architects Maria Berman and Brad Horn of …

What It's REALLY Like Living With Open Kitchen Shelving

The debate between open shelving and closed cabinets in the kitchen divides many people. Some find the look charming, but hate the practicality of …

Storage Ideas

1900 - 1920s: Here's What Kitchens Looked Like 100 Years Ago

Imagine you're suddenly transported back in time by 100 years, to your great-great-grandmother's house. Most of the rooms are quite familiar: the …

Kitchens

A house that became a personal paradise

Despite the client here ideally looking for a classic midcentury house that could be updated and customized, an amazing property, built in 1968 was …

Living Rooms

100 Years of Kitchen Color Trends

From Apartment Therapy → 100 Years in the Kitchen: A Century of Kitchen Color Trends

Kitchens

Companion planting: A visual guide to the best plant combos

This is a great natural way to get the most from your vegetables and plants<p>Gardening is a great way to spend your spare time, especially in the …

Painting it Bright: 25 Colorful Kitchen Island Ideas to Enliven Your Home

Modern homes seem to be filled with neutral hues. White, gray and brown generally take up most of the backdrop and décor is no different with major …

Interior Design

The Best Built-ins for Your Bedroom

Your bedroom is a place where you sleep, but it's probably also a place where you keep a lot of stuff. One way to keep that space serene and …

Interior Design

Impressive composter turns food waste into fertilizer within 24 hours

It’s sort of like a dishwasher for composting<p>It’s a shame that an estimated 20 percent of landfills are filled with biodegradable food waste, but frankly not everyone has the space for a conventional compost heap, much less the time (and hassle tolerance) needed to drop off food scraps at a place …

This kitchen compost bin ferments your kitchen waste

The Taihi bin essentially pickles food scraps<p>After growing up in Ethiopia—where very little waste was thrown in landfills—now U.K.-based designer Ben Cullis Watson saw an opportunity to address the country’s trash problem, attempting to “change people's perceptions of waste and make it as 'sexy' as …

Start Your Own Four-Season Garden - Organic Gardening

You can garden year round in a small space or container garden. This is called four season gardening. You need to grow the right vegetables for the …

Put away the tiller and try earth-friendly sheet mulching for garden beds

There's a growing trend toward less lawn and more plants. Homeowners are creating larger planted beds that incorporate pollinator-friendly native and …