Sunday, September 27, 2015

Apartment Therapy Review

Happy Weekend! Hope your weekends are going great! It's a fun and relaxing weekend over here. Today I am out in the yards. Now that Summer is over I can finally plant some color. Both the yards  were bare here when we moved in, except for 1 gorgeous shade tree out front, 2 queen palms, and 2 half dead sage bushes. I'm planting some lantana, a coral bush, a yellow bells bush, and a red Bottlebrush bush. I'm sure I won't be able to finish today, but hopefully get them planted by next weekend.

Today I am so incredibly excited to share with you the book I am featuring today (affiliate link) 
Apartment Therapy Complete and Happy Home by Maxwell Ryan, Janel Laban, and Melanie Acevedo (Photographer).. Do not let the title fool you, this book isn't just for apartments, townhomes or condos, but it really does encompass your home, whether it be a seaside cottage, ranch home, or studio, it covers your complete home. It is filled with gorgeous ideas about decorating, organizing, cleaning, and even repairs, to help make your home a happy one. Since we just moved about 4 months ago, I've found this book very helpful in turning my new house into a home for my family.
From choosing the right colors, we'll be putting in new flooring after the holidays, so this book couldn't have come out at a more perfect time! This is one book I would definitely have out on my coffee table for all my guests to look through.
Over the years I've enjoyed reading Maxwell Ryan's blog Apartment Therapy, and was curious to know how he came up with the name for his blog. You really can learn so much about a blogger from their About (Me) page. Maxwell is not only a decorator, but personal life coach, as to earn him the nick name the "Apartment Therapist". His goal is to help his clients and us how to make our home happy and healthy. That is how his blog began with him sending out newsletters to his clients, and now he reaches out to help all of his readers through his blog, and now his books.

3 Things I like about this Book:
  • The photography is amazing. There are pictures of every room and style, color you could ever dream of, even neutrals (black, white, grey), even outdoor living spaces is covered. If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you know how much I love pops of color, and this photo just leaped out at me. It isn't just a book for inspiration, it is full of wonderful tips and ideas to help you create the home that suits you and your lifestyle.
  • The book is divided into sections, from finding the home of your dreams, styling your home with color, the right flooring, lighting, even plants. One section is completely devoted to each room of the home, including outdoors. The final section is a helpful home repair section and resource listings. If there is a design, I just love, turning to the back I can find the resource to help me recreate that look
  • It has a monthly cleaning schedule and quick cleaning tips that I found very helpful. I've often wondered when the best time and how many times a year I should be cleaning, say my drapes, as well as learning and enjoying something new each month, from menu planning to visiting a new place, to becoming a mixologist. Also, several 8 hints for a happier home are given. My favorite tip about trends, "Ture style is about confidence, so following your heart whether something is "on trend" or not, is always going to yield the most powerful results".
To read more reviews on (affiliate link) Apartment Therapy Complete and Happy Home  via Amazon, click the photo below.

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Potter Style (September 15, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1607747227
ISBN-13: 978-0770434458
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 1.1 x 10.3 inches 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Until next time!

Disclaimer: I received my copy of Apartment Therapy for review purposes from
 Blogging for Books but all opinions are my own.


  1. My Style is Old meets New, and I would so very much LOVE to have this book! The ideas I could get out of it would be awesome!

  2. My style is very earthy-relaxed, lots of natural elements mixed with pops of color. I make it homey by lots of textures and nothing too formal

  3. It sounds like you have your work cut out for you with all that planting! I am sure it will be beautiful!