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Display Name: Alicen'Wonderland
Member Since: 1/2/14

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Ah man, I want to love this. And I do, at least partially. You have a great eye for combining prints. However, I think you should consider whether you can delete about half of the disparate elements on the shelves. If you can pare down both the absolute number of items and the mishmash of types of items, people can better appreciate your skill in combining the fabrics. Your viewers do not have any kind of sentimental attachment to the things on the shelves and the sheer number, as well as the lack of relationship between the types of things, creates a feeling of unease. If you can bring your skill at pattern combining to editing the items on the shelves, you will really be in th A+ territory.


Before & After: Boring Wall in a Rental Gets Welcome Burst of Pattern
4/24/14 07:26 PM

Great decision making at every point: you have a beautiful result.


Before & After: Makeshift Ironing Board Gets a Magical Transformation
4/15/14 04:55 PM

What a charming piece! I suggest you do an internet search on Mexican tables and see what others have done and how you like their efforts. A lot of Mexican furniture is sanded and lightly oiled or gently stained. Some is painted, but those pieces don't tend to be carved...the design is painted on flat wood. Of course, now that I've said that, you'll probably find lots of painted carved pieces! I don't recall seeing hardly any pieces painted a solid color and you would lose detail and charm. It looks to me as if the piece was designed to have glass over the carving.


How Should I Refinish Mexican Carved Wood Table? Good Questions
4/15/14 09:15 AM

Great job. I'm so glad you kept the floor tile and subway tile, even though I'm sick of subway tile, because they are perfect for the age of your home. The sink in the "before" shot doesn't match the other fixtures, so I think it must have been a later replacement. You have updated and cleaned up without destroying any original feature.


Before & After: A Vintage Bathroom Gets a Charming New Look
4/14/14 11:28 AM

The finish is wonderful and the car wax is a great idea. Thanks.


Before & After: Michelle's Lightened & Refreshed Nightstands
4/13/14 10:52 AM

Thanks, these are great ideas...especially if you don't have time to paint the whole room.


Drab Door Remedies: 11 Show-Stopping Interior Door DIY Projects
4/12/14 09:32 AM

The red plastic arm rest/beverage holder in the red version is the equivalent of plastic seat covers--practical and charmless.


Creative, Comfortable Sofas from Patricia Urquiola for Morosa I Saloni 2014
4/10/14 01:46 PM

I tend to like strong colors, but this apartment is so harmonious and lively, at the same time, that I really admire Garrett's approach. Everything seems so well thought-out and designed to meet his needs; it is visual poetry.


Small Space Lessons: Floorplan & Solutions from Garrett's Everything Every Day
4/10/14 01:43 PM

I would love to be able to actually see some detail in the apartment therapy photos. They are all over exposed and look as if a blinding light is invading the room.

Just sayin'.


Living Light: Inspiration Roundup of Uncluttered Rooms
4/4/14 01:32 PM

The smaller the pod, the lower the slim factor. About an inch to inch and half long pod, maybe up to two inches; lightly coated in olive oil and salted and peppered and any other spice you like (I like a pinch of dried thyme); roasted in a 400-425 degree oven for 10-15 minutes. Firm and yummy.


The Real Radiant Okra The Gardenist
4/3/14 10:34 AM

I checked the date to make sure this wasn't another April Fool's joke! Love the new! Love keeping the chandeliers from the old space in the new.


Before & After: A Dramatic Small Space Makeover... and What Makes it Work Lonny
4/3/14 10:20 AM

Good photography. I wish I could set off fireworks in celebration. In the white kitchens, we can see most of the detail of the tile and cabinets. No glares, no blow outs. These pictures are lovely to look at even if the kitchens shown are impractical (and man, oh man, they are) or over the top on expense.


Find Your Style: 20 Classic to Contemporary Kitchens to Add to Your Inspiration Board
4/2/14 07:20 AM

Now wait a minute folks, this is a great way to store your throws over the spring and summer months when you don't want to snuggle under them. No need to devote closet or other storage space to them. Yeah, that's it, that's the ticket...ha-ha-ha-ha-ha......


Try This: A Throw Layered Under the Chair Cushion
3/31/14 11:19 PM

Oh yes, to ## 1 and 5 most especially, but really to all of the photos.

On my monitor, all of the maroon is more purplish than burgundy. Maybe the person who thinks the color is brown needs a color adjustment. Maybe I need a color adjustment.


Maroon Accents: 5 Rooms that Get it Right
3/31/14 11:10 PM

Ya ya, this is only on appearances: we didn't get to experience any of the contestant's personalities. I got to spend about 15 minutes hugging and petting a mid-size German Shepard at a friend's house this evening and she isn't particularly handsome, pretty, or photogenic. But, she is bursting with affection. She's my winner tonight.


Congrats Team Cat!
3/31/14 11:02 PM

Have you thought about a sky light? Some of the modern ones are very nice and would fit nicely into the style of your house. Very sweet looking house, BTW. You would still have an awkward window, but it might be cheaper than adding windows.


Is It Possible to Have Larger Windows Installed in Bedroom? Good Questions
3/31/14 10:31 AM

The most annoying thing about my home is my mess. Of course, I have excuses; understandable excuses, by which I mean events that I would understand anyone letting their place go if similar things happened to them. But it is time to move on and I need to get things back in order so I relax and not feel pressure every time I look at anything in my house. Okay, that's a slight exaggeration.

I have a schedule set to finish de-cluttering and deep, deep cleaning by mid May. I've already started with getting the laundry room cleared of recyclable plastics and cleaned.


What's an Annoying Thing About Your Home?
3/30/14 08:55 PM

Nice, but very reserved and straight laced. More and bigger art on the walls would give this apartment the joy that seems just a little repressed right now. Perhaps it will come in time as the owners see pieces that speak to them and tickle their eyes.


Serene & Simple in Prospect Park Professional Project
3/30/14 08:27 PM

Perfect fabric for the style of this chair and great job with the upholstery sewing. I think you are ready to turn pro. Good luck.


Before & After: Rachael's Simple and Sweet Found Free Chair Makeover
3/29/14 10:23 AM

Thanks for this article. It is good to see all these pointers in one place. Room lighting is often something that can cost a lot to change since it usually is in place when you move in, but thinking about it and how you use the room can make a wonderful improvement, sometime by just turning off the over head and moving lamps around. Of course, now you guys have me wanting a modest size chandelier for my dining area!


The 8 Decorating Mistakes You May Not Even Realize You're Making
3/28/14 12:26 PM