Great ideas for splitting up space-hint, hint: for those of you taking on extra roommates

Can’t reduce your rent?  Packing the bodies in tenement style so you can afford to keep up with your payments?  Apartment Therapy has a list of inspired curtain room dividers.  It’s pretty much the cheapest way to create privacy for temporary guests…or you can just stack bunk beds and let them figure it out themselves.  These are also temporary options that will allow you to get your full deposit back and that can be taken down once the economy roars back to life…in 2015.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Curtain Space Dividers from Apartment Therapy and Beyond.


Interested in a career in Interior Design?



Good advice from the reader round up at Apartment Therapy on what it takes to become an interior designer.  Apparently it depends on the state!  Some states require licensing, others don’t.  There are shadow programs so you can figure out what it’s all about.  Intersting stuff.  I’ve watched enough HGTV to know I should leave it to the professionals…my cousin…who’s incredible.  

Apartment Therapy Boston | Good Question: Design Career Advice?.

And for those of you who giggle at the AT Home offices…




My mother emailed me that the home offices featured on Apartment Therapy don’t look like functional home offices at all…that they look more like Victorian writing desks that are just as poorly lit and barely functional.  My mother and I differ in a GREAT many ways…one of the most extreme is ‘work space’.  I can’t stand clutter.  It drives me mad.  In college and law school I had to have a clean apartment in order to study.  While it was a method of procrastination, it also helped me feel calm and much less distracted.  My mother, on the other hand, has one of the most cluttered home ‘offices’ I’ve ever seen.  First, its SMACK in the middle of our kitchen AND family room.  It is literally at the center of the action.  The TV is blaring, dinner’s cooking, phone is ringing, and mother sits there at her stuffed desk happily typing away and tuning it all out.  She thrives in that environment.  That is NOT how I work.  HERE is an article for her.  I’ve tried to organize and reorganize her desk area time and time again but to no avail.  This is an article for you Ma Mere.  You need help 😀  

Custom Solutions to Office Clutter –

More Inspirational Home Offices from Apartment Therapy

I only read it for the pictures.  Actually, that’s not true…some of their articles are pretty *neat* as well.  But almost all of their pictures take me places I’d rather be.  My apt and work space are getting there but they’re still a long ways off from being called “inspired” or “peaceful” or “fabulous”…baby steps…So until mine is ready, enjoy these!

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | The Home Office: Balancing Comfort, Function, and Style.