Apartment Therapy Chicago
Part real-world home design, part voyeurism, part DIY guide, Apartment Therapy is addictive for anyone thinking about upgrading a dwelling into a more attractive abode. If posts entitled “Grommets: A DIYer’s Best Friend” or “Decorating with Newspaper” speak to you, you know you’ve found your home. What really gets the Martha Stewart juices flowing, though, is when someone posts a question and a photo looking for advice from the site’s readers. Before long, the dilemma is solved ten times over, with suggestions from the design-obsessed audience. And heck, the site even combs Craigslist and other classifieds for you, separating the stylish from the Salvation Army -grade finds.
Best of Chicago 2009