Tara Bellucci, Apartment Therapy

Tara Bellucci

Apartment Therapy

Boston, MA, United States

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Past articles by Tara:

Stanley Tucci Wants You to Vacation Like an Italian

Americans are bad at taking time off. If you’re one of the lucky workers that does get paid vacation days, you’re likely not using them all (only 23 percent do, according to a 2017 Glassdoor study). So here is a gentle reminder from Emmy award winning actor and creator of “Searching for Italy”, Stanley Tucci, to schedule that PTO this summer.Partnering with S. → Read More

This Is the New “It” Pattern of Small/Cool

While trends come and go, some things truly stand the test of time. But when a classic meets a trendy twist, that’s where the style magic really happens. Take checkerboard, for example. The timeless pattern of contrasting squares has never really gone out of style (and everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent loves it). But as you can see from this year’s Small/Cool NYC,… → Read More

This DIYer Created a Ramadan Tablescape That’s Perfect for Breaking the Fast All Month Long

Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, starts this year on April 2. While Muslims the world over are fasting from sunrise to sunset, Iftar acts as the main meal each day where family and community come together after prayers for a feast. (Suhoor is a hearty meal that happens before dawn that will help fuel fasters throughout the day.)To mark the holy month, Ayesha Anwar, the creative… → Read More

Yankee Candle’s 2022 Scent of the Year Is Meant to Inspire Joy

If you could use a little more happiness in your day-to-day, then Yankee Candle has some good news. The brand just announced its fourth annual Scent of the Year, and this one is meant to inspire.The 2022 scent is called Inspire, and the team created it to embody ikigai, the Japanese philosophy for living a long and happy life. The citrus-forward scent leads with lime and verbena, and is balanced… → Read More

Oprah’s Favorite Things for 2021 Are Here, and You’ll Want Everything

It’s officially November, which means it’s time to pack up the pumpkins and skeletons for another year and crank up the Mariah Carey holiday tunes. It’s also the season for gift giving, and one particularly famed gifter — Oprah, you may have heard of her? — just dropped her annual guide known as Oprah’s Favorite Things. The 2021 version is full of style, home, beauty, pet, kid, and food gifts… → Read More

Chip and Joanna Gaines Just Announced When Magnolia Network Is Debuting on Cable

If you’ve been patiently waiting for new episodes of “Fixer Upper” to come back to your cable box, great news. Chip and Joanna Gaines announced today exactly when you can expect to see Magnolia Network pop up in your channel lineup. The duo revealed that the takeover of DIY Network will happen on Jan. 5, 2022, when Magnolia Network content will start rolling out on TV screens nationwide. → Read More

GLIDDEN’s 2022 Color of the Year Is Creamy, Dreamy, and Even a Little Extra

The exciting paint-related news keeps rolling in. Today, GLIDDEN became the latest paint brand to announce a 2022 Color of the Year, and it’s delicious enough to want to dip a chip in it.The avocado hue certainly looks great in a kitchen against white subway tile, but can also create a calming zen bedroom or office space, pair with matte black accents, blond wood, and gold touches. → Read More

3 Unique Color Combos to Inspire Your Next Decor Project

If you're looking to break out of a color rut and explore more hues, just take a look at these gorgeous spaces from Apartment Therapy's Small/Cool Experience. → Read More

A Weighted Robe Exists, And It’s Like an At-Home Spa Day

Ever since I got my first weighted blanket a few years ago, I’ve evangelized them to anyone who will listen. And I’m not the only one who’s obsessed with their anxiety-reducing and sleep-inducing properties (there’s quite a bit of research on how weighted blankets can reduce the stress hormone cortisol and boost sleep hormones serotonin and melatonin, making it easier to calm down and drift off). → Read More

Welcome to Restival Season, Where Relaxing Is the Main Event

Welcome to Restival Season, Apartment Therapy’s series about slowing down, sleeping more, and relaxing however you can — no fancy wristbands needed. Like everything else in 2020, music festivals came to a screeching halt due to the coronavirus pandemic. And while the vaccines have brought a bit of normalcy back to 2021, most large events are still on hold. But not to worry — this week, Apartment… → Read More

This Cushion Set Converted My Desk Chair Into an Expensive Office Chair for Much Cheaper

Before joining the cult of Aeron chair, I thought that retrofitting my current chair with a cushion might help add some comfort (and save a ton of money). Thankfully, I got to test out the Pressure Relief Seat Cushion and Back Relief Lumbar Pillow from Cushion Lab. → Read More

Here’s How You Can Support the AAPI Community Right Now

In addition to reaching out and checking in with your AAPI friends and family, here are other ways to show support for the community right now. → Read More

Yankee Candle Just Announced Its 2021 Scent of the Year

Our homes and the atmosphere within have been more important than ever in the past year. And while it might have started to feel a little repetitive doing everything in one space, scent is a great way to mix things up. Thankfully, Yankee Candle has announced its 2021 Scent of the Year, and it’s ready to take you on a journey. → Read More

IKEA Is Discontinuing Its Annual Catalog

Sad news from Sweden today: IKEA has announced that after 70 years of releasing its popular catalog, that the recently released 2021 digital catalog will be its last. “For both customers and co-workers, the IKEA Catalog is a publication that brings a lot of emotions, memories and joy,” says Konrad Grüss, Managing Director, Inter IKEA Systems B.V. ​, in a press release. → Read More

Target’s Black Friday Sales Are Already Live—Here Are the Best Deals

It’s 2020, and “normal” rules of when to start listening to Christmas music or decorating for the winter holidays have gone completely out the window. Therefore, you also have full permission to finish all of your holiday shopping before you sit down for Thanksgiving. Luckily, Target is making that super easy, as its Black Friday deals are already live. → Read More

IKEA Now Sells a Teeny Tiny Version of Its Big Blue Bag

It was one year ago this week at the 2019 American Music Awards that Lizzo delighted on the red carpet with the teeniest tiniest Valentino purse; during her Vogue 73 Questions video, she showed off a larger version of the memorable accessory. But there’s a new mini bag on the scene, from none other than IKEA. → Read More

You’ll Be Able to Shop at Ulta Beauty Inside Target, Starting in 2021

Talk about a one stop shop. Target announced that starting in 2021, over 100 locations will have Ulta Beauty stores within Target. → Read More

IKEA's New Candle Collab with Byredo Is So Good, You'll Want All 13 Scents

The collection is called OSYNLIG, which is Swedish for "invisible." → Read More

Sherwin-Williams’ 2021 Color of the Year Is Where Nostalgia Meets Sanctuary

2020 hasn’t exactly gone according to plan. You’re probably spending more time at home, and if you’ve contemplated making your space feel more comforting and soothing, you’re not alone. Today, Sherwin-Williams announced its 2021 Color of the Year, and the hue is a blend of nostalgia with the desire for sanctuary. Any guesses? → Read More

I Tie-Dyed My Sofa, and I’m Shocked at How Good It Looks

For roughly 48 hours earlier this week, my bathtub was occupied by wet tissue paper-covered slipcovers. When we began planning for tie-dye week a few months ago, I casually offered to tie-dye my sofa. I bought this three-section IKEA SODERHAMN a few years ago, mostly because it’s one of the only truly flat-pack sofas out there and my building’s staircases are twisty and narrow. → Read More