Danielle Blundell

Executive Director of Home at Apartment Therapy

Maplewood, NJ

As Apartment Therapy's Executive Home Director, I head up our decorating, trends, and designer coverage. I studied Media Studies at the University of Virginia and Journalism at Columbia and snagged my first internship and assistant job at This Old House magazine over a decade ago, where I discovered my love of vintage design — and that writing about it could be a career. I was Home Editor at Family Circle magazine and the Lifestyle Director of Rachael Ray Every Day magazine before joining Apartment Therapy full-time in 2019. In addition to my editorial duties, I’ve worked on Apartment Therapy’s award-winning Small/Cool NYC experiential event since its inception and am super passionate about discovering new designers, brands, and decorating ideas to share them far and wide — no gatekeeping here! When I’m not writing, editing, or doing market work, you can find me thrifting near and far, spending the afternoon at an art museum (I'm starting to build my own original collection!), or attempting to fix up and decorate my new-to-me 1928 home.
I Tried the “60/40 Rule” to Lay Out a Room, and I’d Absolutely Use It Again
It's 10/10 in my opinion!
Jul 11, 2024
My Mom’s Place Mat Tip May Be the Best Thing to Happen to Your Bedroom Decor
Protect your bedside table in style!
May 26, 2024
9 Brand-New Kitchen Products That’ll Make Your Life So Much Better
All the best picks from this year's Inspired Home Show.
Mar 22, 2024
The 9 Best New Kitchen Products of 2024 That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier
If you missed the Kitchen & Bath Show (KBIS), we've got you covered with these top picks and highlights.
Mar 8, 2024
The 10 Hottest Kitchen and Bath Trends Taking the Design World by Storm in 2023
Straight from the biggest kitchen and bath trade show in America!
May 25, 2023
This Small Detail Can Make a Kitchen Look a Little More Expensive
And it can be budget-friendly, too.
May 22, 2023
Before and After: A Design Couple’s IKEA Hack Turns a Dated Kitchen into a Cherry Wood-Clad Stunner
This kitchen is seriously unrecognizable, but still fits in with the rest of the home.
May 18, 2023
Before and After: This Old Kitchen Gets a Santa Monica-Meets-Sussex Update
“It has to do with the color palette, the openness of the space with the vaulted ceilings and French windows, and the trees and sunlight."
Jan 28, 2023
5 Ways to Personalize a Tiny Kitchen, Without Making It Feel Cluttered
According to design experts.
Dec 28, 2022
Before and After: A Blogger Totally Transforms Her Kitchen into a Warm, Welcoming Cook Space
“The end result is a kitchen that feels so much bigger, more elevated, open, and inviting.”
Aug 27, 2022
This New Canadian Brand Makes Shopping for Stylish Home Decor an Easy-Breezy Experience
If you wish furniture shopping could be, say, "easy like Sunday morning," then direct-to-consumer company Sundays might be the brand for you.
Jul 8, 2022
Before & After: A Small, Dated Kitchen Gets a Bright, Scandi-Minimalist Glow-Up
Plenty of storage, lots of airy Scandinavian-inspired finishes, big windows to let in natural light, and a freestanding island with tons of counter space!
Jun 20, 2022
Before & After: A Designer Brings an Unexpected Pop of Green to a Relaxed, Coastal Family Kitchen
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It's beachy yet sophisticated!
May 15, 2022
Before & After: A Dated, Hodgepodge Kitchen Becomes a Bright and Airy Cook Space
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The new space is a white-on-white minimalist kitchen.
May 1, 2022
Before & After: A Small, Dated Kitchen Gets Opened Up and Offers a Fresh Start for a New Mother
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The designer touches make the kitchen look super luxe.
Apr 3, 2022
Before & After: Brass Accents and a Fun Tile Backsplash Bring This Dated Philly Kitchen Back to Life
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A more functional layout helps, too!
Mar 12, 2022
Before & After: A Cold, Dark Kitchen Gets a Warm, Designer-Approved Makeover
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This kitchen was almost a dealbreaker!
Mar 9, 2022
These New, Designer-Approved DIY Doors Will Make Your IKEA Cabinets Look Totally Custom
Tips from The Kitchn
We LOVE a good IKEA upgrade!
Mar 2, 2022
Before & After: A Designer Gives Her Own (Very) Dated Kitchen a Warm, Minimalist Redo
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The new kitchen is neutral and serene.
Feb 5, 2022
Before & After: A Dark, Cramped Kitchen Turns into an Airy Space with a Cute Breakfast Bar
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It's nice and open, but still has lots of storage.
Jan 29, 2022
I Doubled the Size of My Dish Drying Area with This Stylish Rack (Without Sacrificing Counter Space)
It also serves as extra counter space when I'm taking stuff out of the oven.
Dec 29, 2021
Before & After: A Cave-Like Kitchen Becomes an Airy, Cook Space — Thanks to IKEA Cabinets and a $100 Backsplash Hack
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The backsplash isn't real marble, but it sure looks like it.
Nov 24, 2021
Before & After: A Sad Cook Space Turns into a Cool, Mid-Century Modern Kitchen
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The after doesn't even look like it could be the same space!
Nov 13, 2021
This Kitchen (and Bathroom!) Design Trend Can Make Your Space Feel Extra Special
Tips from The Kitchn
One word for you: schluter.
Oct 19, 2021
These Limited-Edition Dinner Plates Are Super Cute (and Help to Support a Good Cause)
One-hundred percent of the profits go to funding new treatments for pediatric cancer.
Aug 30, 2021
This Throwback Cabinet Trend Is Back — And You Can Hack It with Some IKEA Products
Why did these ever fade away in the first place?
Aug 26, 2021
7 Outdoor Trends That Are Going to Be Huge in 2021, According to Design Experts
Tips from The Kitchn
Inflatable furniture is coming back. Ready?!
May 7, 2021
Before & After: A Dated Kitchen Actually Ditches Its Covetable Island — And Now It’s Way More Functional
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Even though kitchen islands top most people’s wish lists, it was bringing the space’s functionality down.
Mar 7, 2021
Before & After: A Thrifty DIYer Turned This Bleak, Bare-Bones Cookspace into a Fully Functional Kitchen for Just $543
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This is the best makeover we've ever seen. ESPECIALLY when you consider how little she spent!
Nov 14, 2020
Before & After: You Won’t Believe This Luxe Kitchen Reno Was a DIY Job
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It's seriously so impressive!
Nov 1, 2020
This Grocery Store Is Secretly the Best Place to Get Flowers and Small Plants
It's like Trader Joe's German cousin. (And nope, it's not Aldi.)
Aug 24, 2020
These Stylish Storage Solutions Are Like If IKEA and Urban Outfitters Had a Baby
Those drawer dividers are especially exciting!
May 26, 2020
7 Scandinavian Lighting Tricks to Help You Beat the Winter Blues
Tips from The Kitchn
It's not bright and sunny in Scandinavia all the time, but you wouldn't necessarily know it.
Feb 21, 2020
The 10 Best Gifts for All Your Loved Ones Celebrating December Birthdays
Don't lump these birthdays in with the holidays!
Nov 30, 2019
7 Cult-Favorite IKEA Pieces That Definitely Live Up to the Hype
And not just because they're inexpensive!
Nov 5, 2019