3 Important Spaces You Can Declutter in Just 20 Minutes — September Sweep

September 26, 2018

Decluttering isn’t just about clearing the coffee table or retiring some seasonal clothes. It’s about making sure your spaces—especially your storage spaces—are staying streamlined and working efficiently to help you live your life (and, you know, find the things you need when you need them).

With today’s September Sweep assignment, we’re targeting three such spaces that don’t always get a ton of attention when it’s time to declutter. But it’s just as important to clear them out from time to time.

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Disney’s New Kitchenware Is As Charming As You’d Expect

September 25, 2018

A kitchen can say a lot about who cooks there. From big picture elements like the color scheme to smaller details like a trash can, this culinary space is a personality haven molded by the one and only you.

And for Disney fans who love to cook (which, by the way, you check out this fridge), the chance to let your Mickey dish cloth fly has come.

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Wayfair’s New Home Line Is Full of Restoration Hardware Style for Way Less

September 25, 2018

For those looking to get the luxe catalog vibes of Restoration Hardware, Wayfair has great news for you. The online home retailer just launched Grayleigh, a new in-house brand that delivers sophisticated style for much less than specialty retailers.

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This Dreamy Norwegian Home is the Very Definition of Airy — Scandi Week House Tour

September 25, 2018

Name: Tuva, with partner Lars and 10-month-old son Bo (and a cat called Nils)
Location: Tøyen — Oslo, Norway
Size: 950 square feet
Years lived in: 4 years, owned

Welcome to Scandi Week—Apartment Therapy’s seven-day focus on all-things Scandinavia (often defined as the countries of Sweden, Denmark, and Norway). Sometimes it seems like the whole world is obsessed with trying to copy this corner of the globe, from its timeless style aesthetic to its now-famous coziness rituals. For the next week, we’ll take a look at all of it—cleaning, pop culture, and of course tons of eye popping design inspiration. Pull up a blanket and get hygge with us. This tour is a rerun of a gorgeous Scandinavian home we toured a few years ago.

Tuva says that her favorite thing about this apartment (and actually a main reason why they bought it) is the light. That’s no surprise when you see the sunshine stream into this cozy space. But instead of just keeping surfaces light and white, Tuva and her partner mixed in dramatic dark accents. It’s these contrasts—plus smart DIY ideas—that make the apartment bold.

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These Stunning Scandinavian Living Rooms All Share a Common Thread — Scandi Week

September 25, 2018

Welcome to Scandi Week—Apartment Therapy’s seven-day focus on all-things Scandinavia (often defined as the countries of Sweden, Denmark, and Norway). Sometimes it seems like the whole world is obsessed with trying to copy this corner of the globe, from its timeless style aesthetic to its now-famous coziness rituals. For the next week, we’ll take a look at all of it—cleaning, pop culture, and of course tons of eye-popping design inspiration. Pull up a blanket and get hygge with us.

Living rooms are already an essential heart of any home, and—on top of that—Scandinavian living rooms have a lot of heart. No two are alike of course, and each finds their own special way to stand out, but all share one common thread that’s a hallmark of Scandi design: the ability to balance—whether it’s blending clean-lines and functionality with welcoming texture and warmth, or finding ways to bring outside nature indoors. Here are a handful of Scandi (and Scandi-style) living rooms that feel good just to look at.

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Royal Collection Releases a $40 Replica of Meghan Markle’s Engagement Ring

September 25, 2018

If the rumored $350,000 for Meghan Markle’s engagement ring sounds like it’s out of your budget, you’re in luck: A crystal replica of Meghan’s iconic ring has hit the market, and it’s only $40.

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9 Dining Rooms That Nail the Mismatched Chair Trend

September 25, 2018

ICYMI: A perfectly manicured dining room is so, so yesterday.

We’ve all seen those uniform dining rooms in movies and catalogs. You know, with the long wooden table, matched chairs, and carefully curated China? They’re stately, regal, and, if we’re being totally honest, a little stale. You feel obligated to sit up straight, put your napkin on your lap, and use the correct fork for each course.

Alternatively, a more eclectic dining room immediately feels cozier. It’s the kind of place where you can sit back, pop open a bottle of bubbly, and hang out long after dessert has been served. The easiest way to spruce up your dining room is by adding some mismatched chairs to the mix.

Here, nine ways to get the look:

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6 Solid Downsizing Tips from Tiny Home Dwellers

September 25, 2018

When going from a 2,200-square-foot traditional home to a 300-square-foot renovated RV, my family and I ended up getting rid of 80 percent of our belongings. Downsizing is an experience that I recommend to anyone—no matter the size of your home. While living in a tiny vehicle might not be for everyone, I believe that getting rid of all that overwhelming “stuff” can help you live simpler and sometimes even happier.

If you’re looking to do a major purge, you could get instruction from an advice column or ask a “helpful” family member who is offering unsolicited opinions on things they haven’t been through in 30 years… Or, you could listen to me and my community of tiny dwellers—all who have shed the majority of their belongings somewhat recently. These six tips for simplifying your “stuff” from me, a tiny house dweller of more than a year, and others will help you prep for a successful purge, whether you’re downsizing from a house to an apartment, an apartment to a tiny house, or just trying to live more minimally.

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This Small San Francisco Studio Is Incredibly Bright & Stylish — House Tour

September 25, 2018

Name: Terri Burns
Location: San Francisco, California
Size: Sorry, I legitimately have no idea and am terrible at estimating
Years lived in: 10 months, renting

Google Ventures investor and writer Terri Burns just moved into her first studio apartment. Though she doesn’t know the exact size of it, you can see it’s on the smaller side. But it doesn’t feel tiny or cluttered in the slightest. Rather, this is a home that’s airy, spacious-feeling, and with just a hint of glam. “I spent a ton of time doing research (and drew a lot of inspiration from Apartment Therapy), to make it a really open, chic space that aligns with my personality,” she writes.

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6 Bathroom Renovations That Cost $5,000 or Less

September 25, 2018

Bathrooms are sometimes neglected when it comes to design, but that doesn’t have be the case (and shouldn’t be). While, yes, you may do your “business” there, it’s also a space for practicing self-care (I know, it’s a buzz word, but it is really important) and may be the only place you ever find yourself alone. Whether you’re a renter or homeowner on a budget, renovating your #selfcare space doesn’t have to be impossible. These six beautiful bathroom renovations were all done for $5,000 or less.

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