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: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!
You see it more often with artwork that's leaning – either on the floor or on a picture ledge. But this post serves as permission to get a little crazy with the frames you hang on the wall, too. Let your artwork overlap to create a dense, rich and laid-back gallery wall.
Whether it's white cabinets and marble countertops and gold fixtures or navy blue shaker cabinets with a butcherblock countertop and a farmhouse sink, I see a lot of kitchens that fit a particular pattern. This isn't really much of a surprise — if resale value is your game, you probably don't want to do anything too crazy in your kitchen, and besides, things that are popular are popular for a reason: because they look nice. But it means that I cherish kitchens that are a little off the beaten path, spaces that play fast and loose with color, that mix materials you wouldn't expect, with fantastic results. Here are 13 of my favorites.
The dictionary definition of eclectic is something that "derives ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources." It should be no big surprise, then, that eclectic homes can come in an endless array of different vibes.
Name: Cory Andreen Location: Mainzerstraße, Berlin-Neukölln Size: 240 square meters/2,583 square feet Years lived in: 2.5 years, rented
Cory Andreen's large, shared loft in the Neukölln district of Berlin is at the top of what was originally a chemical factory during World War I. Though now a fully residential building, the space maintains its rugged industrial elements in its utilitarian flooring (sheets of glazed plywood), the large metal beam bisecting the main living space, and the industrial strength steel doors.
Name: Esthera & Gus Preda-Engle, along with cat Lotlita Location: Fossambault-sur-le-Lac; Quebec, Canada Size: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; Owned
Esthera, a videographer at Boat People Vintage, and Gus, a professional snowboarder, are quite the talented couple. Esthera and Gus's home truly embodies their style and heritage: Esthera is a first generation Romanian-French-Canadian, and Gus is half Native American. When they're not traveling the world, the newlyweds spend their time in their loft making art and music. They have turned the space situated above Esthera's parents' garage into a beautiful home.
Kitchen cabinets: they're necessary, but let's face it—they aren't always the most interesting pieces of furniture. But that doesn't necessarily have to be the case! Here are imaginative kitchens that make use of large, antique pieces of furniture in addition to regular kitchen cabinets. They're drama-filled, glamorous, and practical. Read on to find out why you may want to give this trend a try.