For those collecting maximalists among us—who can't have just one globe, camera, or milk glass goblet, but seem to amass them by the dozen—here are some creative ways to organize and live with the things you love. All of these ideas keep your most cherished items in sight, incorporating them seamlessly into your decor. This is probably going to become your new favorite spot in your home.
There's no denying that it’s the time of the maker. Small-batch, hand-made, one-off: all hyphenated descriptors of today’s decor holy grails, but it’s about so much more than just the admirable adjective.
Name: Christ Robart and Kate Bracksieck Location: Houston, Texas Size: 2,650 square feet Years lived in: 6 months; Own
Kate and Chris recently traveled to Copenhagen where they picked out a full shipping container's worth of mid century furniture, having recently begun importing amazing pieces for the launch of their online shop, Indre by Design. Last time I was in Houston, I stopped by and saw her beautiful pieces being unpacked in her downtown Houston warehouse. I thought I fell into 'interior design heaven' and couldn't help but leave with a piece for my bedroom (part of Apartment Therapy's Style Cure Makeover going on now!)
With a business called “Bossy Color” one naturally has a strong point of view when it comes to design. Enter Annie Elliott, the energetic designer behind Bossy Color Interior Design based in DC. When I photographed an interior project for one of Annie’s clients a few months ago, I had a hunch her own home would be a vibrant gem bursting with personality. And of course Annie and her sunny personality didn’t disappoint.
Name: Erin Kelsey Location: Oakland, California Size: 1,500 square feet Years lived in: 1 year
With a career as a textile designer, you would expect no less than beautiful fabrics and finishes of all sorts—and Erin's loft does not disappoint. From buttery leather and perfectly worn wood, to an abundance of richly patterned rugs and blankets the loft is a test lab for layered, textured perfection.
Looking to ensure that your new bathroom will still look as beautiful twenty years from now as it does the very first day after your remodel? Here are nine bathrooms with beautiful, timeless style, and design ideas worth stealing from each one.
Last year, we pondered whether pink was the new neutral, and not to pat ourselves on the back or anything (okay, maybe just a tiny tap), but it’s probably safe to say that we were on to something. As any true neutral should be, the color is a bit of a chameleon: It can go from sweet to outright bold, though no matter the iteration, we’re crushing hard.
Name:Tamasyn Gambell Location: Bow; London, United Kingdom Size: 2 bedrooms, 1 bath Years lived in: 3 years; owned Who else lives here: Tamasyn's boyfriend Jamie and their baby
Stepping into the home of Tamasyn Gambell, the first thing you notice are the patterns and collections, but go deeper into the home and you will see that her use of pattern and color is united by nature themes which lend a tranquil feel to the home. Tamasyn is a London based textile designer who has made a name for herself creating modern mid-century inspired geometric fabrics. Her home really shows that her work and her life are one with her love of mid-century design and color.
At Apartment Therapy, we feel strongly that your home should reflect your personality. And nowhere is that more crucial than in your bedroom. After all, it's where you begin and end each day, it's your most inner retreat from the outside world, and it's where you can truly be you.
Lately, we've been getting our design and decor inspiration from our travels – not only different cultures and experiences, but from the fabulous hotels and B&Bs we stay in along the way. What better place to model a new bedroom on than a place designed to be a getaway? In this video, we teamed up with Value City Furniture to show how you can have a boho staycation every night – at home!
Have you ever stayed in one of those boutique hotels that had just the right vibe – a perfect balance of stylish and cozy, where you slept well every night and also kind of wanted to hang out there all day? One of our new goals is to make home feel that way, too. Especially the bedroom. After all, it's the room in your home that is really all for you.
Using a chic boutique hotel as inspiration (what can we say, we're a sucker for mirrored furniture and anything with nailhead trim!), we teamed up with American Signature Furniture in this video to show how you can have a glam staycation every night – at home.