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Display Name: Katydidlaughs
Member Since: 2/3/14

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I echo Samabesque thoughts. As a self-employed person who came from very meager means, I've always lived frugally. That said, I chafe at when folks romanticize being poor. I often find folks are able to do this when all along they had safety nets in parental help, trust funds, etc.
There's nothing dreamy about wondering where your next bit of food might come from or how you'll pay unexpected medical bills when you absolutely have no where to turn for financial assistance.
Thanks AT for this thought-provoking posting and all the wonderful work you do to bring beauty to our nests.

Budget Living: Living On Minimum Wage
7/26/14 11:27 AM

Beautiful and happy spaces! LOVE. Can you tell us the name/source of the black flooring? Thanks in advance!

Graylin's Craftsman Influenced Bungalow House Call
7/18/14 10:11 AM

These paint colors literally make my teeth hurt. Anyone else out there feel pain when they see discordant color pallettes? Ouch.

Before & After: This Dresser Will Win Your Heart
7/12/14 12:24 PM

Thank you for the reminder. Instead, I will say, "Welcome!"

Never (Ever!) Say This Word To Guests In Your Home
6/23/14 11:20 AM

I follow this gentleman's work on Etsy and your mobile reminded me of his work:
He might be able to custom-make your mobile.

Ideas for Sourcing a Blue Glass Mobile? Good Questions
6/21/14 01:02 AM

Clean and beautiful but feels a bit too much like the domestic quarters of a monastery. I need negative space to feel the beauty of objects in my home but this negative space overwhelms any object/painting placed in it. I'm glad it works for this family.

Ian & Martha's Tasteful and Sentimental Home House Tour
6/17/14 03:45 PM

Warm, welcoming and full of a sense of humor (LWelk album!)
Great work!

Before & After: Empty Storefront Gets a \"Brite\" Makeover
5/22/14 08:56 AM

I grew up surrounded by green shag carpet and orange upholstered ottomans. Oh, and lots of religious paintings: Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Last Supper...So I'm like JoseJimenez: Only an anti-influence. But life is full of lots of "extra-mothers" whose sense of design/style imprinted on me and I'm thankful for those influences.

How Has Your Mother Influenced Your Style?
5/11/14 12:59 PM

I realize one of the reasons I LOVE negative space: crowded walls/spaces make me feel claustrophobic. When I in a living space, I love to have a place for my eye to "rest" a bit from photos, paintings, etc.
Great article.

Your Home's Negative Space: What It Is and How To Use It to Your Advantage
5/11/14 12:05 AM

Happy Birthday AT!
Where do I send my present? ;)
Thank you for all your hard work and for spreading creativity!

Apartment Therapy is 10 Years Old! Enter the Birthday Bash Sweepstakes From Apartment Therapy & Serious Eats
5/8/14 10:29 PM

The problem with embracing dandelions is that your dandelions spread to your Round-up-loving neighbors (bye bye pollinators) lawn who then go CRAZY with the spraying. So I do my best to dig up my dandelions with a long-handled digger and I've found that gradually the dandelions don't want to come back. I have plenty of other flowers that the pollinators love and that my toxin loving neighbors don't want to kill...

How To Get Rid of Dandelion Weeds Apartment Therapy Tutorials
5/6/14 11:14 PM

I held my breath before clicking on the AFTER shot---hoping that they didn't paint over the great wood. So happy to see how much they honored the beauty of the wood. Beeeeeautiful!

Before & After: An Art Deco Dresser Is Restored to Its Former Glory
5/5/14 10:04 PM

I love how the children's kitchen/dining set sits right by the grown up settings. It feels so loving,warm and FUN!

Laura's Bright and Beautiful Victorian Duplex in Glasgow House Tour
5/5/14 10:02 PM

Love this room and all of the creativity that went into it. Bravo!

A Small, Smart Space for Judah & Layla Kids Room Tour
5/3/14 10:50 AM

This is absolutely beautiful.

Before & After: A Chic & Simple Tool Cart Transformation
5/3/14 10:44 AM

This is OCD Design at its best! Seriously, I love the playfulness of this idea.

Never Stop Playing With Toys: DIY Grown-Up LEGO Table IKEA Hackers
4/23/14 09:03 AM

I'm the ghost of the architect + carpenter who installed the wood: Don't paint it!

Seriously, as a person who has worked months on taking off layers of paint from beeeautiful wood like this (with a spoon and a heat gun) you can keep the wood and brighten the room with the appropriate wall paint, good LIGHTING, and lighter furniture. I echo earlier comments where they noted how banged up the painted wood can get---wood is much more forgiving in its natural state. Honor it by keeping it unpainted.

To Paint or Not To Paint Our Abundance of Wood Trim? Good Questions
4/22/14 10:12 AM

I love the polar bear painting above the toilet.

Before & After: Andie's Bathroom Makeover
4/3/14 11:46 PM

Happy April Fooooool's Day! Loved this.

AptTherapyDerm CQ Patch
4/1/14 10:29 AM

These would be great to buy just to have them sit on one's desk at work. Love them!

Stylish Living For Your Toys: The Vitra Miniature Collection
3/27/14 09:03 AM