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Apartment Therapy Complete and Happy Home By Maxwell Ryan and Janel Laban

Apartment Therapys most comprehensive book yet, with an abundance of practical details and a wealth of inspiration on how to set up, organize, and live beautifully in the place you love.

“At Apartment Therapy, we’ve spent more than ten years visiting remarkable homes around the world. . . . Now we want to put everything we’ve learned about decorating, organizing, cleaning, and repairs between two covers you can hold in your hands. . . . So we embarked on this journey, photographing beautiful and unique places from coast to coast, to make sure you have everything you need to make and maintain a fabulous home.” —Maxwell Ryan, from the Introduction

Getting a room to feel right is more instinct than science; you just know a great space when you see it. In Apartment Therapy Complete + Happy Home (Potter Style; on sale September 15, 2015; $35.00; hardcover), Apartment Therapy founder Maxwell Ryanand executive editor Janel Laban train your eye with 75 rooms, from bedrooms and living rooms to kids’rooms, kitchens and workspaces, in real-life homes in Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, and beyond. Here you will explore every detail—lighting, color palettes, flooring, and accessories—that brings a home to life and, most important, makes you happy in it.

Apartment Therapy Complete + Happy Home is divided into three sections:

  • Setting Up Your Home walks you through the early stages of getting settled—from moving in, to understanding your style, to planning rooms and determining the final finishes, from wall color to curtains to flooring and more.
  • Living in Your Home inspires you with beautiful photographs from 75 of the most amazing rooms across the country, pointing out the key details that make them stylish and comfortable.
  • Maintaining Your Home offers a Year-Round Happy Home Calendar, hardworking tips, and a list of essential tools for how to clean, organize, and repair just about anything.

The book concludes with an in-depth resources section that helps readers seek out elements to make their own home complete and happy. From finding the right space, to defining your style, mastering a good room-to-room flow, choosing paint and fabrics, and picking art and accessories, Apartment Therapy Complete + Happy Home will inspire and teach readers to set up their residence for everyday ease and enjoyment.


MAXWELL RYAN is the founder of the Apartment Therapy Media, which includes and Frequently quoted in the press, Maxwell has been called a “Makeover Guru”by the New York Times. He is the author of Apartment TherapyApartment Therapy Presents, and Apartment Therapys Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces. He lives in New York.

JANEL LABAN is the executive editor of Apartment Therapy. Since 2006, she’s spent her time discovering great design, inspiring homes, and the lovely people who live in them—then happily sharing it all with the world on the site. Janel lives in Chicago with her husband and son.

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