"Apartment Therapy" proves that creating a stylish home doesn't take a lot of money or space. In this groundbreaking book, the celebrated Web site "Apartment Therapy" profiles 40 homes decorated by real people - no high-end designers, no stuffy interior decorators. Each home profile features photographs, floor plans, resource lists, and detailed "how I did it" explanations from 40 regular people who created interiors to die for. Hundreds of photos show details of all sorts of homes, from a walk up rental in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to a condo in Southern California.
ApartmentTherapy.com was launched by Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan and Oliver Ryan in New York in the spring of 2004. Maxwell, a onetime schoolteacher with degrees in English literature and Education, had launched Apartment Therapy as an interior design business in 2001. By 2003, he had developed an email newsletter for clients and family and friends. In that year, Oliver moved back to New York from Silicon Valley where he had been for the previous five years at Knight Ridder Digital after his graduation from Harvard Business School in 1997. It was the early days of the commercial blogging. (Nick Denton, a friend of Oliver's from Silicon Valley, and some of his Gawker Media team worked out of Apartment Therapy's studio for much of 2004.) Seeing the opportunity the two began working on the site and launched officially with Maxwell as the sole writer/editor in April of 2004. Today Apartment Therapy consists of a network of seven sites with a team of three full time and 25 part time staff.