Apartment Therapy: The Eight-Step Home Cure

Apartment Therapy: The Eight-Step Home Cure

Apartment living can be tough, especially when it comes to subjects like entertaining and decorating. Our friends over at the Apartment Therapy blog have been helping us along with these tasks, and now you can bring some of their wisdom to your coffee table with Apartment Therapy: The Eight-Step Home Cure by Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan ($11). The book looks at everything from lighting to removing clutter, and does it with an attitude that actually makes you want to get up off your lazy butt and do something. [via]

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