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Member Since: 1/20/14

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How to handle guests that simply won't take the hint to make an exit? We had a small party of close friends over during the holidays last year - the night was so much fun, but apparently it was TOO much of a good thing as no one seemed to be making moves to head out at an appropriate time. My husband and I gave up at 4am, when the baby finally woke up for her night feeding we both took the opportunity to quit our own party and fell asleep in her room while the guests danced merrily away in the front of the house!


Dinner Party Dilemmas: Solutions To Eight Awkward Entertaining Situations Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/21/14 06:23 PM

Last night I ate vindaloo right before going to bed and had terrible nightmares! I woke up at three am when the baby woke up and brought her into our bed (as I was too freaked out and groggy from the bad dreams)- then she proceeded to toss and roll around and kick me in the face for the rest of the night. So yes, two rules broken and I'm completely zonked.


5 Things to Avoid for a Good Night's Sleep Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/12/14 03:17 PM

Bravo for seeing the potential in the closet bedroom..it is SO cozy to have a tiny den to curl up in! I didn't think so before having a teeny sleeping area myself, and now big spaces just seem less inviting when it comes to hunkering down for the night.
Oh and love the quote from The Royal Tenenbaums. Looks like a happy place to live.


Lauren's Eclectic San Francisco Apartment House Tour
3/10/14 10:48 PM

So to clarify: Jamaican Aqua is the wall colour near the dining set? Sooooooo perfect. Beautiful with the teak.

I love the photo of the owner looking like a seated mannequin with great hair. Good style all around!


Mimi's Bright and Welcoming Brooklyn Home House Tour
3/4/14 09:46 PM

Wow - there is a LOT to take in here, and I'm enjoying it!! Wish I could find decent thrifted rugs, no such luck!

I *ahem* have the same Dolly Parton poster in my place...

Ps - agreed, "jetsam" has no call to be so rude. Sounds like a bitter person.


Laura & Ray's Art-Filled Austin Home House Tour
2/23/14 04:04 PM

Kids bedroom: where are the linens from? They look adorable.


Lucie & Chris' Spanish Colonial in the Hollywood Hills House Tour
2/7/14 09:50 PM

Breathtakingly surreal. The whole place could be from a Stanley Kubrick movie.


An Unexpected & Divine Paris Apartment Yatzer
2/2/14 10:07 PM

Well, that could have gone horribly wrong, but instead they've managed to embrace the obvious challenges of a rental that has some large-scale questionable design period choices (but hey, at least the carpet is a decent, neutral color). Their furniture choices don't fight with the house itself; rather compliment it in a tongue in cheek kind of way! The fireplace is amazing. What a beautiful little girl, I bet she has a blast running around with all that space - and falling down on the shag would be much less painful for her!


Kristen & Kourosh's 70s Modern California Beach House House Tour
2/2/14 09:53 PM

Really lovely. Any source for the living room curtains or are they vintage?


Esthera and Gus's Bohemian Abode House Tour
2/2/14 10:41 AM

Finally a living space I can actually relate to! This website was beginning to look like the "Unattainable Dream House Owned By People Who Make Tons of Cash" Therapy. Please keep more of the same coming, this lives up to your namesake! Really fun and interesting, love the use of colour and the unique tchotchkes sprinkled throughout.


Laura Lee’s Bright & Playful Basement Studio House Tour
1/31/14 09:09 AM

Such a cute couple and great home. But I'm sorry: PLEASE PLEASE lose that Chinese rug! It's awful...to the point of it being a shame placed next to that gorgeous chesterfield!


Rachel & Tiernan's Textured Townhouse House Tour
1/21/14 03:52 PM