Sarah Lyon, Apartment Therapy

Sarah Lyon

Apartment Therapy

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Sarah:

This Retro Pattern is Making a Big Comeback—Here’s How to Use it in a More Modern Way

How to make style toile fabric in the 21st century. → Read More

Honey, Please Shrink Me So I Can Live in Every Room of This (Teeny) Tiny House

See the small and stylish rooms designed by Mandi Johnson, who runs @mandimakesminis, an Instagram account devoted to her passion for ultra tiny houses. → Read More

5 Low-Lift Projects That Make Your Home Look Way More Expensive

Easy and affordable DIYs to make your home look way more expensive. → Read More

The First Thing You Should Buy for Your New Home, According to Interior Designers

Moving to a new space isn’t easy, but once things have calmed down a bit, you’ll likely want to spring for some new decor. But where to start? We spoke with five interior designers to gather their opinions on what to buy first when settling into a new space, and here’s what they had to say. → Read More

7 Maximalist DIYs You Can Do with Minimum Effort

A good DIY should be fun to actually do—after all, why go through the process of creating something yourself if it’s just going to be stressful or yawn-inducing? But most of us can’t complete time-intensive projects on a regular basis. With that in mind, we pulled together these seven maximalist DIYs that will add tons of style impact without consuming an entire afternoon. Bring on the glitter… → Read More

8 Places Where You Can Shop the MCM Look for Way Less

The best places to shop the mid-century modern design style on a budget, including Wayfair, Target, Amazon, and more. → Read More

This $70 IKEA Nightstand is What Your Bedroom is Missing

With its leather pull and solid wood construction, IKEA's BJÖRKSNÄS is a super stylish budget nightstand for your bedroom. → Read More

Valentine’s Day is Around the Corner, and These Pink Pieces are Just Lovely

Ming Style Pink Chow Leg Sid Tables/Low Stools – $540 or best offer – Pop of color tables! Ming style with Chow legs these fuchsia tables can be used as side tables, side by side as a coffee table, as an end of the bed bench or for extra seating in any room. Painted Glossy Gypsy Pink by Benjamin Moore. Gordon’s Manufacturers of Fine Furniture Johnson City, Tennessee Dimensions: 20.25ʺW × 14ʺD ×… → Read More

These 19 Home Office Decor Ideas Will Make You Want to Tackle Your To-Do List ASAP

Whether you operate a business from your apartment or just need room to knock out a mile-long to-do list on the weekends, these office decor ideas below will inspire you to design the workspace of your dreams. → Read More

9 IKEA Living Room Buys That Look Surprisingly High-End

IKEA is no longer just a place to shop for starter apartment furnishings—and really it hasn’t been for some time now. Several products in stock now look completely high end and would be perfect for a living room refresh. Here's what made our list. → Read More

This Type of Artwork is What Your Living Room Gallery Wall is Missing

Whether you’re already a nautical style fan or just appreciate an eye-catching mix of cool blues and greens, you’ll want to hop on board and add a coastal cool piece to your gallery wall after seeing these gorgeous setups. → Read More

7 Things You’re Not Doing When You Thrift Shop—but Should Be

Secondhand shopping is an excellent way to score amazing pieces for the home—both furniture and accessories. But the process can seem daunting if you aren’t all about the hunt. I chatted with Amy Hughes, the owner of vintage store Salvage Style, and she shared her secrets on vintage shopping. → Read More

These 5 Rooms Explain Why We’re So Obsessed with Pharmacy Lamps

If you’re in the market for new lighting, you can’t go wrong with a pharmacy lamp. These lamps are classic yet versatile, meaning that whether your style leans traditional, slightly modern, or falls somewhere in between, you can 100 percent incorporate one into your space. → Read More

This is the Real Reason Comforters are Always White, According to Experts

I’m not alone in my preference for white bedding. I frequently spot white comforters in different home tours here on Apartment Therapy and on various bedding websites, which begs the question: Why are so many comforters this color? To get the definitive answer, we turned to a few home experts. → Read More

These 5 Marie Kondo-Inspired Makeovers Will Make You Want to Tidy Up ASAP

Marie Kondo KonMari makeovers and before and afters. → Read More

The Best Headboard for a Good Night's Sleep

Between back-to-work stress, conquering 2020 goals, to-do lists, and everything else going on in our daily lives, we could all benefit from a better night’s sleep starting, well, now. And it turns out that the secret to a better snooze may be as simple as switching up your headboard. → Read More

You’ll Think Twice About Passing Up Old Furniture After You See These Dresser Makeovers

An attractive dresser can do wonders in taking a space from good to great. But there’s no need to spend tons of cash to score the piece of your dreams when a little DIY can transform both pieces you already own and secondhand steals. Whether you opt to paint, collage, or stencil, there are a multitude of ways you can customize and revive even the most dated piece. (And if you think dressers only… → Read More

If You’re Not Storing Your Books This Way, You’re Missing Out

Lately, we’ve been particularly obsessed with doorway bookcases, which are exactly what they sound like—built-in shelves that frame a door leading to another part of the house. These nine ideas will show you how to incorporate one into your home. → Read More

6 Seriously Clever IKEA Hacks to Help You Stay More Organized in 2020

Ikea DIY projects and hacks to stay organized in the new year → Read More

Rental-Friendly Home Resolutions You Can Make (and Actually Keep!) This Year

If the start of 2020 has you itching to tackle some home upgrades, we’ve got good news: You don’t need to sacrifice your security deposit to transform your place into your dream home. These six simple, renter-friendly projects work wonders but won’t take more than an afternoon to pull off—and won’t make an enemy of your landlord, either. Do one or all, and call your New Year’s resolutions… → Read More