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Make It Your Home

Apartment Therapy is the leading independent home site, designed to guide our readers in creating a home that’s happy, healthy, and uniquely their own. Apartment Therapy’s content spans across house tours, home projects, organizing & cleaning, real estate, wellness, and home buying. We also host Bazaar, a peer-to-peer furniture and decor marketplace. Through a combination of expert advice, shopping guides, and how-to’s, it’s our mission to show how people are making their homes more beautiful with true-to-life tips for a range of budgets.

Apartment Therapy is a Webby Award winning brand that lives across multiple platforms, attracting a monthly global audience of 22MM.

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Our History

Launched in 2001 by interior designer Maxwell Ryan (nicknamed “the apartment therapist”) as a weekly newsletter for clients, Apartment Therapy officially became an independently-owned media company in 2004 and grew to become a top source for design inspiration, real-life solutions, and an inside look at how people live. In 2005, we launchedKitchnto provide even more inspiration in one of our favorite rooms of the home, and in 2020, we createdCubby, a newsletter with ideas for life at home with kids.

Our Editorial Policies

Apartment Therapy is created by a nationally distributed staff of passionate, experienced editors who are also dedicated homebodies. We believe that home is at the root of everything that really matters. With that in mind, we carry our reader through the entire journey, from finding a home to feeling at home. The products we recommend are independently selected by our staff members, based on thorough testing or research; we may earn a commission through affiliate partnerships with retailers.

You can find our current jobs listingshereand we always welcome pitches and introductions. You can find our full pitching guidelines — including who to contact —right here. We also welcome and invite readers to share their house tours and before and after projects. Real homes are the heartbeat of our brand:we’d love to see where and how you live!

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Management Team

Maxwell Ryan, CEO & FOUNDER

Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver. Since then he has grown ApartmentTherapy.com, added TheKitchn.com, our home cooking site, and has authored four books on design. He now lives with his daughter in a lovely apartment in Brooklyn.

Laura Schocker, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Laura Schocker is an editor, writer, and homebody with more than a decade of experience in lifestyle and digital journalism. Before Apartment Therapy, she worked as the digital director at Real Simple and the executive healthy living editor at The Huffington Post. Laura is a three-time Webby winner and was chosen as one of Folio’s Top Women in Media. She lives in NYC’s Upper West Side with her husband, daughter, and two plants.


Riva Syrop spent 20+ years leading revenue and marketing strategy for digital brands including Earthweb, Wired, DailyCandy and Refinery29 prior to her current role at Apartment Therapy Media. As ATM’s CRO Riva is honored to work with the most talented team in the business leading all incoming revenue divisions and activities.


Phil oversees Finance, Accounting, People Operations, Legal, and IT at Apartment Therapy Media. Over the past 12 years, he has held various finance and operations positions at Gallery Media Group, PureWow, and Gawker Media. He currently resides in New Jersey, enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 kids, and collecting sneakers and Lego.


Annie Carroll is the Chief Creative Officer at Apartment Therapy Media, overseeing all Video, Art, and Branded Content across site and social. Prior to joining Apartment Therapy, Annie was an Executive Producer at Meredith Corporation and a Shooter-Producer-Editor for Huffington Post and NBC News’ documentary unit. Annie studied film and television at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a member of the Producers Guild of America.


Elise leads Apartment Therapy Media’s Programmatic, Yield, and Media Operations teams. Since starting at Apartment Therapy in 2013 she has been a founding member of several teams including Programmatic, Commerce, and Brand Planning. She’s also the company’s self appointed compost lead, a role she takes very seriously. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children.


Eric带来了超过20年of product innovation, digital media leadership, and technology management to Apartment Therapy Media. He has renovated several homes and loves to cook, and he brings those passions to our brands. You might find him in Manhattan or on the water on the Great South Bay of Long Island.


As VP of Product Management, Vijay leads product development efforts across all 3 of the company’s brands, covering site experiences, SEO, branded integrations, CMS, ad tech, email, and more. A former luxury event producer turned food tech entrepreneur, Vijay joined Apartment Therapy Media as its first dedicated Product Manager and has since helped scale product and engineering to become foundational parts of the company. Outside of work, Vijay is an avid home cook and “retired” DJ who lives in Philadelphia with his wife and 2 young sons.

Rebecca Longshore, VP, AUDIENCE GROWTH

After spending years in digital media at Cooking Light, MyRecipes, and Real Simple, Rebecca joined Apartment Therapy Media, where she combined her passion for both food and home decor. Rebecca heads up our audience growth team that oversees social media, SEO, and newsletter marketing. When she’s not working, you can find her running around Central Park in New York City, where she lives with her husband and golden retriever.

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DEI Commitment

At Apartment Therapy Media, we know that no two homes or kitchens look the same and we celebrate those differences. By showcasing a diverse range of home dwellers and home cooks, we create an inclusive community for our audience, employees, and contributors.


Apartment Therapy Media’s Co-op is a group of top-tier home, decor, and food publishers that together create scale in the marketplace. Designed to ensure long term revenue and audience growth, The Co-op is uniquely positioned to help digital media brands monetize premium content. If you’re a digital publisher and would like to learn about how you can leverage our yield, ad ops, and programmatic expertise, pleaseclick here.

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Apartment Therapy Media
270 Lafayette Street, Ste 1300

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