Before & After: An Antique Hutch Becomes Two Brand-New Pieces for $100

Before & After: An Antique Hutch Becomes Two Brand-New Pieces for $100

Sarah Everett

Editorial Assistant

Sarah is Apartment Therapy’s editorial assistant. She recently completed her MA in journalism at the University of Missouri and has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Belmont University. Past writing and editing stops include HGTV Magazine, Nashville Arts Magazine, and several outlets local to her hometown, Columbia, Missouri.

Maximize Your Small Space with These Stylish Urban Outfitters Finds Under $200

Maximize Your Small Space with These Stylish Urban Outfitters Finds Under $200

Urban Outfitters

$189.00

This industrial-style bart cart is sleek and everything you need to host a cocktail sesh in a smaller space. Though it does require assembly, this cart is a major investment both in the storage and style departments. It’s equipped with a removable, lift-off serving tray with side handles, multiple shelves, a wine bottle storage rack, and a wine glass storage to boot. It’s also set atop four wheels, making it easily transportable.

Thanks to This Genius $25 Wash Bag, I Don’t Have to Touch My Dirty Clothes Again (Before They’re Clean)

Thanks to This Genius $25 Wash Bag, I Don’t Have to Touch My Dirty Clothes Again (Before They’re Clean)

Britt Franklin

Contributor

Britt is a stargazer and sunrise-chaser with a collection of magic erasers, and a fascination with the fantastic. A storyteller at heart, she finds inspiration in all the small things, and can likely be found singing show tunes, catching up on K-dramas, or going on adventures to satiate her natural-born wanderlust. (Sometimes even all at the same time.) An all-around creative, Britt has worked in various facets with Scene Louisiana, The Nerd Machine, and The Daebak Company, Inc.

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10 Trundle Beds That Are the Answer to Your Small Space Woes

10 Trundle Beds That Are the Answer to Your Small Space Woes

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Growing up, I slept on a twin-sized iron daybed with a roll-out, pop-up trundle. While I often begrudged it because my bedding options were much more limited (the amount of awful granny-looking bed-in-a-bags my mom and I had to shuffle through to land on anything that felt age-appropriate still haunts me), it was sleepover headquarters at my house. Having a trundle meant I had a built-in guest bed and none of my friends ever had to bring over a sleeping bag (or cram into my tiny twin with me). Now, as an adult, I can also see their value not just for a kid or teen’s bedroom, but as a fantastic small-space solution for studios and guests rooms. No matter your needs, chances are a trundle bed is a piece you’ll find good use for. From traditional wrought iron picks to luxe upholstered beds, we scoured our favorite retailers and rounded up 10 of the best trundle beds on the market today.

Sarah M. Vazquez also contributed to reporting. 

Arlyn Hernandez

Contributor

Arlyn is a rarified born-and-bred Florida girl who can never turn her back on a sad chair in need of rehab or a jewel-tone velvet sofa.

The 6 Things That “Never Have I Ever” Star Richa Moorjani Keeps On Her Nightstand — And Two She Definitely Doesn’t

The 6 Things That “Never Have I Ever” Star Richa Moorjani Keeps On Her Nightstand — And Two She Definitely Doesn’t

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Our nightstand setup says a lot about how we like to end the day and start another. What’s On My Nightstand asks celebrities, entrepreneurs, and beyond what essentials they like to keep within arm’s reach. 

Though Richa Moorjani, who stars as Kamala in Netflix’s “Never Have I Ever,” recently upgraded to new nightstands, her previous pair was about 20 years old, and from when she lived with her parents. Moorjani recently walked Apartment Therapy through what she keeps on — and in — her brand new bedside table. She even mused as to what her character Kamala would stash beside her own bed.

A houseplant (whether dead or alive): “There’s always a plant on my nightstand, and I’m very bad at keeping plants alive, so these plants are changing constantly. I think it’s the way my room is positioned, the light is either too strong or it’s not enough, so the plant just never survives, no matter how much I water them. I do think that plants are so important to have in your room or in your house, it feels so positive and I love the energy they emit.”

A statue of Lord Ganesh: “One thing that I always have on my nightstand is a little statue of a deity of Lord Ganesh, who’s the elephant god in Hinduism. He’s also worshipped by Buddhists and Jains. It’s something I’ve had different versions of throughout my life on every nightstand I’ve ever had. It’s pretty common in Hindu households to have a statue of Ganesh, not just in your bedroom but throughout the house or in your office because he’s seen as the god of removing obstacles and the god of new beginnings. He’s also a patron of arts and sciences so there are so many things he symbolizes, and I feel great energy having it right next to me when I go to bed and when I wake up, just having that so I can focus my own energy on those things.”

Lavender body mist: “I got this at Whole Foods, it’s an aromatherapy room and body mist, and the scent is relaxing lavender, and I spray it on my pillow and all in my room before I go to bed. It’s really relaxing and I love lavender, anything with lavender in it.”

Multiple books: “I always have a book or two or three on my nightstand because I’m kind of a book hog, I see a book that looks really interesting and I’ll order or buy it and it will just sit on my table until I get through it. It takes me forever to finish books, if I ever finish them at all, but they’re always on my nightstand. One is a book I read throughout my life, ‘The Power Of Now.’ I love it and it’s almost always in the drawer of my nightstand or on it, just for me to look at a page when I need some wisdom. The other one I have is called ‘Well-Behaved Indian Women,’ and it’s a fictional novel by a South Asian author that I really like.”

Hand cream: “I will always a hand cream on my nightstand. This one I have now is by Whish, it’s vegan and has a rice milk and rose scent. I like to have scents before I go to bed, my lavender spray and my hand cream.”

Work scripts: “If I have an audition the next day or if I’m shooting the next day, I will have my scripts with me before I go to bed so it’s fresh in my mind when I wake up.”

Things to avoid putting on the nightstand: “No food in my room ever. I never understood those movies where the actor wakes up and brings coffee and food in bed, it grosses me out. Also, I try to avoid putting my phone next to my head. Even if it’s on the floor or on the dresser, that way when my alarm goes off in the morning, I have to get out of bed to turn it off. I have a hard rule of no screens at least 30 minutes before I go to bed, and even in the morning, I put my phone on airplane or do not disturb the first two hours I’m awake while I finish my morning rituals, meditation, and exercise.”

What Kamala from “Never Have I Ever” would have on her nightstand: “A picture of her family because she’s moved across the world. She lives with her American family, but her parents and sisters are back in India and I can only imagine she misses them a lot, so I’m sure she would have a framed picture of her parents or her whole family on her nightstand.”

Thanks for chatting with us, Richa!

Nicoletta Richardson

Entertainment Editor

In her spare time, Nicoletta loves marathoning the latest Netflix show, doing at-home workouts, and nurturing her plant babies. Her work has appeared in Women’s Health, AFAR, Tasting Table, and Travel + Leisure, among others. A graduate from Fairfield University, Nicoletta majored in English and minored in Art History and Anthropology, and she not-so-secretly dreams of exploring her family lineage in Greece one day.

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10 Chic Nordstrom Finds Under $100 That Will Instantly Make Your Space Feel More Luxe

10 Chic Nordstrom Finds Under $100 That Will Instantly Make Your Space Feel More Luxe

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When you’re in the process of making your space feel like yours, the devil is in the details. So much thought goes into the big-ticket items like the couch, coffee table, and bed frame, but the accessories are the pieces that outfit and elevate your space to make it personalized. It takes time, dedication, and a careful eye to find decor that matches your aesthetic, not to mention your budget. Even though Nordstromis a destination for higher-end items, they have a surprising selection of $100-or-less home goods that still tick that luxury box. If you’re searching for something to fill out the corners of your home, these affordable picks will add a touch of elegance and personality. (Many of them also make great gifts!) It’s these little things, from a new vase to a throw blanket, that will really change your space and make it look expensive.

Keep reading for some of our favorite budget-friendly items from Nordstrom that will round out every nook and cranny of your home. 

Olivia Bowman

Commerce Editorial Intern

Olivia is an editorial intern on the commerce team at Apartment Therapy. When she’s not writing, she’s probably re-watching The West Wing, reading her horoscope, or researching skincare products. She is a proud University of Oregon alumna and firmly believes that seltzer water is part of a balanced diet.

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I Got a Sneak Peek at the Home Trends That Will Dominate in 2022, and They’re Extremely Cool

I Got a Sneak Peek at the Home Trends That Will Dominate in 2022, and They’re Extremely Cool

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Most years, being in Milan, Italy, in the springtime, means you can get a glimpse of the freshest new home designs — and predict the next hot trends in decor and furniture — at the Milan Furniture Fair, aka Salone del Mobile.

As you can probably guess, that did not happen in 2020. Or in the spring of 2021. But earlier this month, Supersalone del Mobile marked the return of the epic gathering of the international design community after 18 months of darkness due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The week-long show was a little smaller than usual, but more than 400 brands introduced new collections — and I got to go and see them for myself. 

Sustainability was at the core of this year’s fair. Not only did it feature in the trends, but all of the brand booths were made out of recycled wood, and pieces could be assembled, dissembled, and recycled, since zero glue was used in construction. If you’re looking for fresh design inspo, Supersalone del Mobile definitely delivered. If this legendary show, which will celebrate its 60th anniversary next year, is any indication, here’s what the home decor world will be doubling down on in 2022.

Based on many of the new sofas, chairs, and tables that debuted at Salone, furniture’s about to go low again — literally. Many pieces from high design brands like Valmori, Minotti, Natuzzi, and more sported shorter legs, lower seats, and lower back heights. These sleeker shapes can help to make a space feel a little bit airier and brighter. Some sofas, such as the leather and chrome pieces displayed by Tacchini, were legless and sitting right on the ground itself.

Earlier this year, we started seeing Adrian Pearsall-esque mid-century-inspired platform sofas with built-in tables emerging in some brands’ collections, and I’d expect a little more of that for 2022, since several designs at Supersalone riffed on this version of the low-slung trend. What caught my eye the most? Designer Sabine Marcelis’ Block Sofa (pictured above) for Natuzzi Italia, which pushes the idea of a platform even further. Available in three-seater, armchair, and ottoman versions, Block combines soft upholstery with a rectangular, monolithic natural bamboo base that looks like it was molded from one “block.” I love the juxtaposition of hard and soft materials here, as well as the reference to Marcelis’ cube tables, the design she’s perhaps known best for aside from her IKEA lamp collab that dropped and promptly sold out earlier this year. ‎

You’re probably familiar with the tulip base table, which Finnish-American designer Eero Saarinen popularized in the ’60s for Knoll and continues to be popular today (probably because its minimalist, elegant shape also has a compact footprint). Why have a table with four or more legs when you can have one clean-lined pedestal base, right?

At Supersalone though, I saw a slight design tweak to this familiar feature: pedestal bases shaped like cones. You still get the same space-saving benefits the tulip base offers, but this silhouette feels a little bit fresher and somewhat more dramatic. Not only did I see this on tables from several companies, including Acerbis (as pictured here above and on the left — they’re super low-slung, too!), but it popped up in lighting, too. Unveiled for the first time at Supersalone, Lodes’ very vertical Croma floor lamp featured a slender stem that flared out onto a conical base.

The green trend at Supersalone was two-fold. First, emerald, teal, and other mossy colors popped up in so many different brands’ collections, from chairs to couches and even sinks and carpets. These hues were particularly abundant in the outdoor furnishings present and in my mind have to, at least on some level, reflect the rediscovery of the great outdoors and love of nature many have experienced since the start of the pandemic.

Green also popped up in terms of green living. Andreu World unveiled their Nuez Lounge BIO by designer Patricia Urquiola, the world’s first fully sustainable lounge chair. Available in four colorways (and pictured in two of the four above), this sophisticated chair couldn’t be greener in terms of design: a sustainable bioplastic shell, upholstery fabric made from PET bottle plastics and textile waste, and a central wooden base made of FSC-certified ash. Because each lounger is assembled without glues, they can easily be reupholstered and even dissembled for repair (or recycled when and if it comes to it). Plenty of collections also explored the use of other more sustainable, recyclable materials like bamboo and reforested plywood, for example. It was refreshing to see so many companies carrying that torch with pieces that can hopefully last a lifetime and not end up in landfills.

With all the compact and portable lamps I saw at Supersalone, it’s clear that companies had telecommuting on the brain. Plenty of pieces appeared to be the perfect size for desks, and several designs were cordless and battery-operated, perhaps for people who WFH and like to move around throughout the day — or even take it outside for cocktails or conversation after dusk.

I especially loved the rechargeable, sculptural Easy Peasy from family-owned Venetian manufacturer Lodes. Designed by Luca Nichetto, these blown glass beauties offer a pretty good output of light, can last anywhere from 6 to 19 hours on a single charge (depending on brightness), and couldn’t be any cuter, with their bell-shaped body and colorful knob combo. All you have to do is twist the knob (the light is dimmable, too).

Curvy decor and shapes still won’t quit, but this year — and possibly next — expect the oval to eclipse the circle (I had to go there… sorry!), at least when it comes to new to market designs. I saw oval-shaped rugs plus pill-shaped sofas and seat backs. Cylinders might be bubbling up the surface, too. I saw a dresser that featured stacked cylindrical forms on its front as well as sinks set atop matching cylinder pedestals. I can’t wait to see where this one goes.

Danielle Blundell

Home Editor

Danielle Blundell is AT’s Home Director and covers decorating and design. She loves homes, heels, the history of art, and hockey—but not necessarily always in that order.

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This New Fall Candle Launch Is Perfect for You and Your Anti-Pumpkin Spice Friends

This New Fall Candle Launch Is Perfect for You and Your Anti-Pumpkin Spice Friends

Sarah M. Vazquez

Commerce Writer

Sarah writes about all things shopping for Apartment Therapy. Her work has appeared in Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, Elle Decor, and PureWow, among others. In her free time, you can find her strumming away at her guitar, on the perpetual hunt for the coziest duvet, and enjoying Sundays in the park with Marty—that’s her pup.

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Keep Your Clutter in Check with Bed Bath & Beyond’s Epic Storage Sale

Keep Your Clutter in Check with Bed Bath & Beyond’s Epic Storage Sale

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It might not be spring, but that doesn’t mean you can’t put your best foot forward for a little seasonal cleaning. As we enter into fall,Bed Bath & Beyond is here to help make our homes as organized as possible with their Beyond Organized Event. Now through September 26, shoppers can enjoy up to 25 percent off (and Beyond+ members can score up to 40 percent off) the store’s most popular storage and organization products. Whether you’re looking to tidy up your kitchen, bathroom, closets, vanity, or anywhere else in your home, Bed Bath & Beyond has everything you need to get your clutter in check. To ensure you make the most of the sale, we’re here to provide you with nine of the best steals to snag during the markdown event. Check them out below.

World clocks – our pick of the best styles for your home or office

Searching for a world clock? Whether it’s for your home office for clients ease or your living room for wall art, this purchase ought to make it easy to tell the time across the world. No more fiddling around with apps on your phone when you have a clock that counts the hours from different time zones. What’s better than a functional clock? One that’s stylish, too. This is why we’ve put together this shopping edit of the most stylish world clocks out there. Don’t waste another minute.

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Whether you tend to travel a lot, have family and friends abroad or simply just like to know what time it is on the other side of the world, a world clock is a pinnacle of form and function at its best. Plus, they can do more than just tell the time – a clock can function as a striking piece of wall art or decoration. Especially these ones we’ve listed below.

From vintage-inspired designs with Roman numerals to ultra-modern clocks for minimalist interior styles, we’ve scoured the shops to find the best – and most stylish – world clocks for your home or office. Choose something to blend in with your interior style and complement your furniture for a punchy effect. If it’s a specific time zone you want to see, then there are also personalised world clocks out there.

The best world clocks for your home or office