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The Togo Sofa and 3 Cheaper Alternatives

• Togo by Ligne Roset, from $3495 (fabric) and $4535 (leather)<br>• Waverunner by LexMod, $1,500<br>• Downlow by Alphaville, $1,549<br>• Colleen Contemporary Leather …

Sofa

Gallery Wall Inspiration: 10 Examples of Frames Hung on a Grid

This past weekend I visited a local museum and saw, among lots of cool things, a particularly good-looking group of identically framed art hung on a …

Inspiration

Apartment Therapy

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DIY Room Decor: How To Make Large Abstract Art with a Spin Toy

(Image credit: Megan)<p>A large frame left behind by her home's previous owners inspired Megan to DIY some art for her home. She used a spin toy that …

Framing

10 Must-Have Solutions for Shoe Storage

(Image credit: West Elm)<p>Remember the episode of "Sex and the City" where Carrie Bradshaw goes to look at apartments, and the only one she can afford …

Sex and the City

10 Ways to Enjoy Your Home to Its Fullest

(Image credit: Adrienne Breaux)<p>It can sometimes be easy to mindlessly move through your home, just going through the motions of your daily routine. …

Happiness

Apartment Therapy

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Weekend Project Ideas: 10 Power Tool-Free IKEA Hacks to Try — From the Archives: Greatest Hits

Pin itThese IKEA hacks will take some effort, sure. But, you won't need any power tools, extension cords or impossibly tiny allen wrenches for these …

Hacking

Before & After: From Blah to Beautiful

The homeowner wanted the look of grand sophistication but several missteps along the way left her discouraged and her budget in rapid decline. Here's …

Dining Rooms

Stylish Storage: 10 Best Ways to Organize Your Entryway

• <b>Locker Room</b> I was searching and searching for the perfect image of lockers used in a fabulous entryway, and it turns out I didn't need to look any …

Pocket Books

DIY Home Decor: How to Make a Vinyl Chalk Cloth Wall Organizer

I'm a bit preoccupied with black and white. While always a classic pairing, inspirational black and white images have been popping up everywhere …

Sewing

10 Ideas to Steal from Rue Magazine's Small Space Issue

(Image credit: Rue Magazine)<p>Digital lifestyle publication Rue magazine released their 25th issue this week, all about small spaces. Between their …

Small Spaces

Apartment Therapy

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10 Inspiring Back-of-the-Door Storage Solutions

Sometimes when I get a little anxious about dwindling space, it calms me to remember: "there's always the back of the door." Whether it's a closet …

Storage Ideas

One Design, Two Budgets: Sophisticated, Subdued Living Room

(Image credit: Dabney Frake)<p>Today's living room design isn't screaming "look at me! look at me!" Instead, it's quietly handsome, in a Paul Newman …

Living Rooms

Tired of Granite? 8 Countertop Alternatives to Consider

Butcher block countertops with stainless open shelves, seen in a kitchen from A Couple Cooks.<p>(Image credit: A Couple Cooks)<p>Even though I've been …

Kitchens

Things You Never Knew You Needed: A Life-Saving Toilet

(Image credit: History Weird)<p>The second item in our list of things you never knew you needed is the "toilet snorkel," a device that, in the case of a …

Snorkel

Before & After: Rental Kitchen Gets a Stylish DIY Upgrade For Under $50

(Image credit: Blackbird)<p>Gem, from the blog Blackbird, recently moved into a new apartment in Auckland with her husband. Because it's a rental, they …

Blackbirds

Gardening Without a Garden: 10 Ideas for Your Patio or Balcony

Few things are more satisfying than growing your own food. Few things are more frustrating than being a garden lover trapped in a teeny-tiny …

Gardening

13 Bright Bathroom Upgrades

Since the bathroom is the most grimy and utilitarian room in your pad, it actually deserves <i>more</i> design love than any other space. Just because you're …

Ideas for Refreshing a Rental Kitchen on a Budget?

(Image credit: alisaintgermain)<p><b>Q:</b> I know that the amazing Apartment Therapy community has given copious advice on the subject of rental kitchens, but …

Rehabilitation

Apartment Therapy

5 Smart IKEA Hacks: VITTSJÖ Projects & Transformations --> http://apttherapy.com/1jhwi1V<p>We’ve seen a lot of painted IKEA’s VITTSJÖ over the years, …

From Couch Potato to Fitness Nut, in Two Easy Steps

(Image credit: Shutterstock)<p>Maybe you're one of those super-disciplined people who never has any trouble making it to the gym. If so, this post is …

Fitness

12 Unusual (But Great) Things to Try Instead of a Nightstand

(Image credit: My Domaine)<p>What is a nightstand, anyway? Of course we all know what the pieces identified as nightstands at the furniture store look …

Living Rooms

This Weekend: Use Your Home to Kick-start Your Creativity

(Image credit: Marianne Brown)<p>It doesn't matter how creativity applies to your life — dancing, business plan writing, parenting — it's a vital puzzle …

Creativity

Before & After: Bianca's Simple & Sweet Sideboard for Art Supplies

I was searching for a slim sideboard to fit some of my art supplies, such as large canvases and rolled prints. I saw a simple but not so attractive …

IKEA

Love Where You Live: 3 Tips from a Professional Organizer

(Image credit: Kathryn Bacalis)<p>Yesterday was Valentine's day, so a lot of us have love on the brain. This installment of our video roundup is all …

New York City

4 Fixes for Common Design Detours

(Image credit: Nancy Mitchell)<p>Have you ever looked around your home and felt like your design plan got off track? That somehow, the image of the …

Home Decorating

Before & After: A Dining Room Designed on a Dime

We decided to brighten up the walls with Benjamin Moore's Mascarpone and fell madly in love with this antique brass and crystal chandelier which is …

Dining Rooms

Take the Weekdays Off: The Complete Weekend-Only Cleaning Plan

(Image credit: Adrienne Breaux)<p>Keeping your home clean is less about being born naturally obsessed with cleaning and more about finding the schedule …