Give Yourself an Early Christmas Present: Merry Magazine

A clever wreath made from gold thumbtacks!

Melissa, one of the uber-talented bloggers that we get to work with here at Apartment Therapy, is the creative mastermind behind Merry, a free, BIG (100 page!) online guide to all sorts of stylish holiday goodness.

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Urban Jungle: 10 Rooms with Lots and Lots of Plants

Houseplants are currently enjoying a bit of a moment, with fiddle leaf figs and succulents and mother-in-law’s tongues turning up in rooms all over. But these spaces take it to the next level with a veritable jungle of greenery. Read on for nine more examples of beautiful rooms so chock full of plants, you might almost feel like you’re outside.

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How To Make a Custom Baby Gate — Apartment Therapy Reader Tutorials

Chris and Julia’s daughter was growing up fast, and they needed a baby gate for their soon-to-be-mobile child. Not thrilled with the readymade options they saw in stores, they devised this custom option for the top of their stairs. The plexiglass makes it less conspicuous than others out there, and the special size works nicely for their extra-wide staircase. See how they did it…

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Moshe Safdie used "all the Lego in Montreal" to design Habitat 67

By Anna Winston

Movie: in the second interview from our exclusive series, AIA 2015 Gold Medallist architect Moshe Safdie explains how he used Lego to design the groundbreaking Habitat 67 housing development. (more…)

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Nextdoor Plots Holiday Festivities with Cheer Map — Design News

Neighborhood social network Nextdoor is spreading holiday cheer with the aptly named Cheer Map. Users can plot light displays, tree lots, holiday events, and charitable giving locations and drop-offs.

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5 Ways to Get the Look of Exposed Brick at Home

Exposed brick walls can read as either rustic charm, storied industrial decay, or effortless warehouse cool. They supply endless character, warmth and texture — no matter what the context. If the look has been on your interior bucket list for eons, but you don’t have the actual digs to back it up, you can still pull off the look. Here are five DIY ways…

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Recipe: Nutella Hot Chocolate — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? Recipe: Nutella Hot Chocolate

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Combined home and barber shop features exposed ceiling beams

By Amy Frearson

The lower floor of this live-work building in Japan was designed by architects SNARK and OUVI as a barber shop, while the upper level contains an apartment featuring a spacious loft (+ slideshow). (more…)

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A Gallery of Bohemian Living Rooms

If you love piled-up pillows and Moroccan lanterns and kilim rugs, have we got a show for you. Here are ten living spaces bursting with boho goodness — come on in and get inspired.

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Frances & Dom's Handcrafted Home — House Tour

Name: Frances and Dom Rogers

Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Size: 1,300 square feet

Years lived in: 8 years; Owned

Everywhere you look inside this family home are delightful details that have been created by homeowner Frances’ artistic hand: From the murals that adorn the kitchen walls and breakfast bar, to the mosaics lovingly made from salvaged pebbles, to paintings, ceramics, woodwork, textiles and more. And set against the richly coloured walls and surfaces — deep reds and pinks, inky and peacock blues, purple, shimmering gold and yellows — these all combine to create a gloriously vibrant, welcoming and highly individual home.

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