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Simple truths in blog form

Before hooking up, there is usually some dialogue construed prior which confirms your night of success if you can play your cards right. It doesn’t …

A Years Worth of Style: Top House Tours of July 2011

Our roster of House Tours in July featured a Desgin Star, a Think Pad, a crafty coach house and a downtown Portland loft. All in a month's work, …

Before & Afters: 10 Refinishing & Reviving Projects

Before and after projects are some of our most popular posts and there's little wonder why. Is there anything more visually satisfying than seeing an …

15 Beautiful Ways To Store Your Books

When it comes to books, there's all sorts of ways to store your favorite classics (other than a Kindle). Here's a few of our favorite book stands, …

Best Renovation Resources

A new year means new beginnings, and it just might be the right time to tackle that renovation you've had on the brain. In rounding up our standout …

Best Guides for Getting Organized

We know today is all about straightening your bow tie and putting on your party hat, but as we look toward a new year, you may want to consider …

DIY Printmaking: How to Make Your Own Linocut Print

With just a few relatively inexpensive items from your local craft shop, you can try your hand at printmaking — a fun process that begins with …

Before & After: Erin's DIY Side Garden

People are quite often very surprised at the cost of putting in an outdoor living space and garden. Generally to create a patio, planting areas …

Declutter By Converting Owner's Manuals into iPad "Books"

A day spent going through documents in our office closet made us realize we had accumulated quite the collection of product manuals. A previously …

A Look Inside FLOR's Chicago Offices

We've been big fans of FLOR from way back. Maxwell first wrote a post about FLOR in April 2004 and they've been on our radar in one way or another …

5 Pro Tips for Better Homemade Granola

I eat Greek yogurt and granola for breakfast most days of the week. I started perfecting granola at home when I got tired of buying dry, tasteless, …

Inspiration & Ideas for Setting Up Your Own Bedroom Sitting Area

Seating in the bedroom is my idea of indulgence. Meant for private enjoyment with only the closest of souls, it creates an air of intimacy and a …

Micke & Byse Built in Desk

<b>Materials:</b> Vika Byse, Galant Leg , Micke<p><b>Description:</b> We wanted a built in desk for our 10×10 foot office. We decided to buy two Vika Byse table tops …

Wall Shelving: Resources, Tips & Tricks

One practical and eye-catching way to make use of a small space is to cover an entire wall, from floor to ceiling, in shelving. Whether you load it …

Sarah's Kit House Redux

Like this entry? Favorite it below!<p>Name:SarahLocation:Cooperstown, NYSquare Feet:832Division:SmallWhat I Love About My Small Home:Everything! Our …

Window Herb Garden

<b>Materials:</b> ORE Shower Curtain Rod, FINTORP Cutlery Caddy, BYGEL S-Hook<p><b>Description:</b> 1. Purchased Supplies (including small pots of plants)<br>2. Spray …

Red Doors on the Inside

You know the classic white house, black shutters, red door? Well, I just painted my little house and so far I've got the white house and black …

Before & After: A Dull Deck's Flower Power Makeover

I like this makeover because the "before" deck looks like many decks extending from city apartments. In fact, cut it in half and take out the hot tub …

5 Smart Space Savers from Around the Web

There are lots of ways to save space in a tiny home and maximize the little space you do have. So many ways, in fact, that one can get a little …

Smart Buys & Space Saving Strategies for Small Kitchens

So you have a small kitchen. A tiny one. What are your options? You could spend hours coveting the cavernous kitchens profiled in Architectural …

Can You Guess What This Chandelier is Made From?

At Apartment Therapy, we love the ingenuity and wow factor of a great hack. Here's a DIY from the charming new blog House in the Woods that literally …

Decor PSA: Hang Curtains High & Wide

When I came across this public service announcement regarding curtains, I had to smile. Though hanging curtains to the ceiling and wider than the …

Green Your Driveway with Permeable Paving

Before you lay down a new concrete driveway, or a coating of asphalt, consider an aesthetic and environmental alternative: permeable paving. …

Compact Bathroom Vanity by Robern

Best small space solution at the show: Robern's Compact Vanity Modern wall-hung style and so much storage.<p>All glass & metal construction, two modular …

5 Decorative Uses for the Versatile Glass Jar in the Kitchen

I have an aversion to getting rid of glass jars. As a result, a full upper cabinet in our kitchen is devoted to jars of all shapes and sizes. We use …

Dom Perignon X Andy Warhol Limited Edition Wall Art

<b>Materials:</b> RÄCKA Curtain Rod, SYRLIG Curtain Ring with Clip and Hook, BETYDLIG Wall/Ceiling Bracket, Petit Key Rings, Cable Ties, Copper</b> …

Ideas for Hanging Curtain to Insulate Front Door?

<b>Q:</b> Do you know how during cold weather some cafes and small restaurants put up a curtain at the entrance, and it is hanging not directly over the …

Turning IKEA Hemnes into Built-Ins

<b>Materials:</b> Hemnes Glass Door Cabinet with 4 Drawers (2)<p><b>Description:</b> We used two Hemnes cabinets to make a custom built in china cabinet in our …

Fresh Start: Ideas & Inspirations for an Organized Home

This past January was a Fresh Start for both the Apartment Therapy site and its readers. We launched our major redesign and reorganization of our …