Resilient Relationships

Did you ever wonder why some relationships endure even in the most stressful of times, while others are destroyed? Are there certain factors that seem to characterize strong, enduring, and resilient relationships? There are no easy answers to why some relationships endure and others don’t. However, we do believe that there are factors which seem … Continue reading Resilient Relationships

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Barbara Bush: A Life Focused on Politics, Literacy and Dogs

Source: George Bush Presidential Library & Museum I am sitting here staring at the cover of a book titled "C. Fred's Story: a Dog's Life". According to the information on the cover the book is "By C. Fred Bush" and it goes on to add that the book was "Edited Slightly by Barbara Bush". At … Continue reading Barbara Bush: A Life Focused on Politics, Literacy and Dogs

Are You Responsible for Your Partner’s Bad Behavior?

You and your partner are in the middle of a lovely meal with a couple you’re friendly with when your partner starts to criticize the other couple’s oldest child for being ill-behaved. Horrified, you’re shocked at your own partner’s bad behavior. As you try to smooth things over, you realize that the damage has already … Continue reading Are You Responsible for Your Partner’s Bad Behavior?

A Globally Inspired, DIY-Fueled, Four-Story NYC Walk-Up — House Tour

Name: Carla Culos + Justus Kilian Location: Chinatown, New York City Size: 750 Square Feet Years lived in: 4 years, renting I've never met a more design savvy, DIY-inspired pair. "We want our home to reflect who we are, but living in NYC means we're constantly balancing constraints: fitting a lot of things in a … Continue reading A Globally Inspired, DIY-Fueled, Four-Story NYC Walk-Up — House Tour

Blake Lively Is Her Friend Group’s Go-To Interior Designer

There are many things I'd do for a lifetime at no cost — perhaps write poetry or travel the world. For Gossip Girls actress Blake Lively, that 'thing' is interior design. In a photo posted to Instagram, the mom of two (and former lifestyle brand creator) revealed that she's the designated interior designer within her … Continue reading Blake Lively Is Her Friend Group’s Go-To Interior Designer

We Tried Painting A Fabric Chair With Chalk Paint — Apartment Therapy Test Lab

As we've talked about before, chalk paint covers a multitude of sins. You can use it pretty much anywhere, with no primer or advance prep required. So when I heard that it was also good to use on fabric, I had to give it a test. For this project, we used a fairly basic chair … Continue reading We Tried Painting A Fabric Chair With Chalk Paint — Apartment Therapy Test Lab

Interior Design Using Marble And Wood Combinations

There is something very luxurious about the grand combination of misty veined marble and rich wood grain. The teaming of natural materials brings life to a modern apartment interior and can be incorporated in a myriad of ways. Floors, bathroom tiles and kitchen backsplashes have long been clad in marvellous marble finishes, but how can … Continue reading Interior Design Using Marble And Wood Combinations