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A September Letter from the Editor: Transitioning into Fall

Recently, I had the rare luxury of a Friday night all alone. I bought myself flowers on the way home, ordered dinner in, lit some candles, and binged stored-up episodes of “Love It or List It Too.” Here’s the premise if you haven’t watched: a couple is torn about whether they should renovate their current home (and love it) or if they should move to a new place (and list it). → Read More

Cute Giant Planters Are Stupidly Expensive—But I Found One for Under $50

I used to be a serial plant killer. One time, my former boss went on vacation and asked me to water her office plants—I somehow killed every single one of them (sorry, Lori). But a few months into working at Apartment Therapy, I had edited and read enough pieces from the experts here to start gaining confidence in myself as a plant parent. I started with two low maintenance, medium-sized plants:… → Read More

Behr’s 2020 Color of the Year Is Such a Natural Choice (Literally)

We’re just over halfway through 2019, and Behr paint is ready to forecast their color projections for 2020. The company announced their official color of the year (COTY) on Thursday. The winner: Back to Nature, a soft yellow-green.Behr and their retail partner, The Home Depot, gathered a group of design editors and journalists, including Apartment Therapy, to Napa Valley to make the big reveal. → Read More

One Trick to Slowing Down Time: An August Letter From the Apartment Therapy Editor

The other day, I finished up some fairly normal office small talk by saying, “I can’t believe it’s almost August.” As soon as the cliche left my mouth, I felt a little silly. But it’s also true: summer has its own way of flying by, even while I’m complaining about the endless-seeming 100-degree-plus days in Manhattan. → Read More

A May Letter from the Editor: Making Your City Your Home

One thing that makes Apartment Therapy special is that about half of our editorial team works from their homes across the country (the other half is based in our NYC headquarters). → Read More

Marie Kondo Says Her Parents Once Banned Her From Tidying

Here's what Kondo has to say about her childhood home. → Read More

Marie Kondo Doesn't Hate Your Books

In Twitter controversies this week, we saw the blasphemous (exaggerated) idea that Marie Kondo is suggesting people throw out all of their books. → Read More

14 Surprising Gift Card Ideas That Feel Thoughtful

Sometimes a gift card is just hands-down the easiest gift. → Read More

20 Gifts for People Who are Always Freezing Cold

If you can't crank up every thermostat in town, perhaps you can gift one of these thoughtful finds. → Read More

What 1 Year at Apartment Therapy Taught Me About My Home

When you tell people you work at Apartment Therapy, they often ask if your own place looks like the tours we feature. → Read More

Watch Marie Kondo Organize a Messy Kids' Toy Area

We challenged the mom of two and inventor of the viral KonMari method to tackle one of the trickiest areas in the home. → Read More

The Stylish, Space-Saving Bookshelves I Can't Live Without

When I recently shared these on Instagram, I got a flood of comments and direct messages asking me where I bought them—here's what you need to know. → Read More

Busy Philipps May Use Her Old Couch on Her New Talk Show

We recently asked the actress about the design of her new show—and how she fits everything in without canceling plans. → Read More

Marie Kondo Showed Us How to Pack a Suitcase

We recently challenged Kondo to take on a few of life's trickiest organizing conundrums. First up: Packing a carry-on suitcase. → Read More

Marie Kondo Showed Us How Her New Organizing Boxes Work

The boxes are called Hikidashi, which is a Japanese word that means "to draw out." She came to our offices to demonstrate how they work. → Read More

This Summer's Most In-Demand Instagram Artist Now Has Prints

Here's some really great news for sweet tooths: By RobynBlair is now available on Dormify. → Read More

IKEA's New Rug Collection is a Work of Art

IKEA just announced its lineup of new rugs for 2019, designed by famous fashion designers, tattoo artists, and more. → Read More

IKEA Just Announced a New Collaboration With LEGO

IKEA just announced that it is collaborating with LEGO on an upcoming line of products. → Read More

A Commoner's Guide to Throwing a Royal Wedding Watch Party

If your invite was lost in the mail, you might want to host a viewing party couch-side. Here are a few tips and ideas to make it a little more special. → Read More

How to Shop at IKEA Like an Apartment Therapy Editor

Here are some of Apartment Therapy's editors' favorite secrets for the best shopping experience at IKEA. → Read More