Cities by Design: NYC, Chicago, St. Louis & LA
American Style

as73111.jpg As a part of our American Style focus this month, we took a look at four U.S. cites through the lens of home decor in that locale - from small space smarts in NY on the East Coast to fashion on display in LA in the West, here is a whirlwind tour by city: Small Spaces, NYC Style: 10 Homes Under 600 Square Feet Secondhand Superheroes in St. Louis: 10 House Tours Classic Chicago Homes: From Coach Houses to Two FlatsFashion on Display in LA: 10 Well Dressed House Tours

American Style Survey: Which Was Your Fave?
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amstyletop2.jpg This weekend we'll round up our American Style theme, and put it away until next year. It's been a fabulous month. My hat is off to all of our writers who came up with deep, rich and interesting posts every day this month, and to Ethan Allen for underwriting the whole thing. While bloggers often skate across the surface of subjects, I hope that you all appreciated us getting a bit more in depth, and to make sure you didn't miss anything, I wanted to shout out six of my favorite posts from the month - and then see which you liked best. :-) Jump below for more and Enjoy!

Nature Lovers Nest in the Pacific Northwest: 8 House Tours
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072711Wilkinson.jpg Whether nature lovers are drawn to the Pacific Northwest or the environment inspires builders to open homes up to the elements, we've noticed an organic theme in our house tours from this region. The appreciation and integration of nature is abundantly clear in these eight house tours:

Classic American Design: Shaker
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Tis The Gift To Be Simple. Down to the last detail, Shaker rooms and furnishings are known for their timeless simplicity and practicality. While only a handful of Shakers themselves remain today, their handiwork has become a standard of American furniture style and craftsmanship.

Two Icons, One Roof: Bauer and Russel Wright
American Style

I love vintage pottery, but the prices? Not so much. You can imagine my excitement when I found out that the L.A.-based Bauer Pottery is not only manufacturing "Bauer 2000," styled after Bauer pottery from the '30s and '40s, they’re also reproducing Russel Wright’s iconic American Modern dinnerware.

Signature Style of Great Cities: New York
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7-29-esb2.jpgEvery block in New York displays a wild jumble of styles, a melding of past and present
Alistair Cooke once described New York City as "the biggest collection of villages in the world." There are so many New Yorks contained within this one metropolis — millions of points of view and places of origin. But most New Yorkers are united by the same common elements that bind most Apartment Therapy readers: small spaces, street-smarts, and a passion for being ahead of the curve.

Small Spaces, NYC Style: 10 Homes Under 600 Square Feet
American Style

Living in a small home is synonymous with New York, which means that its residents become savvy space planners. You have to be — having good style in a typically sized NYC apartment comes down to the elusive combination of having a great eye for design balanced with admirable restraint. It can be tricky living in a place where the best of the best is available right at your fingertips, but if you bring it home, you have to really work to find room for it! Here are ten examples from our archives of small spaces, done up with NYC style:

Style Icon: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jazz Age Trendsetter
American Style

When it comes to the height of style in 1920's America, F. Scott Fitzgerald was the man. His writing, his relationships, his dress, and his lifestyle were all at the forefront of what the Jazz Age had to offer. Both observer and participant in the roaring days of the 1920's, Fitzgerald literally defined the times: