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Display Name: LadyLisa
Member Since: 11/12/09

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I love the Imperial Trellis tile! It will be beautiful as a fireplace wall from floor to ceiling!

Wonderful giveaway!

Win: Luxury Mosaic Tile from
Mission Stone and Tile Giveaway

10/19/13 04:20 PM

This beautiful and stunning room is as close as you can get to a tiled room in a Moroccan riad, without being in Marakesh! I am a fan of both Matthew Patrick Smyth and Patrick J. Hamilton for what they each bring to interior design pages.

PS I have revisited to check out their wonderful collection of Moroccan stencils for a painted version of this look.

Before & After: Matthew Patrick Smyth at Designer Visions
2/11/13 06:42 PM

Oops...correction: "you've been an AT member"

Gathering Spaces: Dining Areas from Our House Tours
1/21/13 07:10 PM

@FruitvaleLuz I have been checking out Maxwell and AT for years, both online and his design consultant work on television. I've seen black people (and other cultures) on this site over the years as homeowners and designers.

While I agree with @cvic about this being "a design forum and not a site for social correctness," I do understand your concerns. I have been involved in some aspect of design from clothing and jewelry to interiors for a very long time. For many years there was a visual absence of designers, companies and homeowners that reflected America's multicultural population. People take notice when they never see anyone that looks like themselves represented in the creative (or any other) arena. Personally, I haven't felt that Maxwell and the AT staff are making decisions based on race as to who shows up in the AT posts. I did go to your profile page and notice that you been an AT member for about 6 months, so you probably haven't seen as much of the cultural diversity that is on AT. On the contrary, there are some people who don't get it, because there hasn't been a time in our country's history when images reflecting their own families were missing from public view.

I am thrilled that every year since at least 2005, Maxwell has included a positive post about the quest for human equality by Dr. Martin Luther King, on or leading up to his national holiday. It says a lot about the man who started AT and his own dedication to equality and national service.

FruitvaleLuz, we must remember to do a little homework before scolding anyone about intent or content. Please know that this is said with love and not ill will.

Happy MLK Day! Lady Lisa

Gathering Spaces: Dining Areas from Our House Tours
1/21/13 07:09 PM

I believe that what's "in" or "out" is whatever makes YOU happy!!

What's In? What's Out?
Apartment Therapy & People Stylewatch

9/21/12 06:36 PM

I like the videos so I can see a more detailed view of the furniture and accessories. However, it's nice to have a recap of the story for a quick read when I don't have time to watch a video.

6 Fall Design Trends with Maxwell
YouTube Spaces

9/17/12 04:25 PM

Joe and Brad: Love the excellent use of a small space for your very cute family. There are many areas that pique my interest, especially the DIY's. I've been wanting to create a pendant lamp similar to your white one. It's fabulous and I am now more inspired to give it a try!

The BEST thing for you guys to do, is to treat us to a few DIY tutorials! Thanks for inviting us into your lovely home.

Joe & Brad's Small Space with Big Style House Tour
9/4/12 05:38 PM

@GWALTERS415: I really don't understand the insults...when did we start grading each other on AT? You could have framed your sentiments differently or perhaps not at all.

Joe & Brad's Small Space with Big Style House Tour
9/4/12 05:27 PM

Forgot to ask...what is the bedroom paint color? Thanks.

James' NYC Style in Seattle House Call
8/29/12 07:31 PM

James, we definitely need a house tour! Also, I like what you did with your pictures frames in the bedroom. It's a clever look that is a cross between an extended headboard and a window treatment. Everything pictured: Well done! Again, house tour please.

James' NYC Style in Seattle House Call
8/29/12 07:29 PM

@Leah Michelle - The rug is from West Elm, but I'm not sure if it's still being sold. I also like it and was checking it out in a photo of their Arc chair. Even though it's not listed online, there may still be a few hanging around in the stores.|arc%2Bchair|1|best|0|1|24||1&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_-

Picking The Perfect Couch: A Timeline of Couches That Didn't Last
8/29/12 02:52 PM

Fabulous combination! Love it!

Before & After: Plain Jane Nightstand Gets a Reclaimed Wood Makeover Design, Dining and Diapers
8/17/12 10:33 PM

@SUSAN4260: I don't care if anything I want in my home goes out of style for the masses...what matters is how much I like / love the item. As long as you are happy with what you choose to adorn your home, you must "Keep Calm and Carry On."


HomeGoods Summer Preview!
8/13/12 08:40 PM

Love the Les Paul Pool!!

Musical Decor & Inspiration
8/13/12 08:27 PM

@RSR: I agree with you wholeheartedly! The comments have become more than "snarky," some are rude. I don't mind seeing some of the owners and how they live in their homes. 'Nuff said.

I LOVE this home and everything about it. It definitely gives a happy vibe! Thanks for inviting us in.

Leila & Buff's Beautiful Beach Abode House Tour
8/3/12 03:43 AM

Tolly and Ross, your home looks warm and lived in, instead of being a perfectly staged set. I enjoyed the tour and love the concept of the School of Rock for young people. Also, the desk lamp and bird print curtains in the office are fabulous! Please let us know if the curtains are "store bought" or a pretty DIY.

Tolly's Peaceful Home and
Adventurous Backyard House Tour

7/26/12 09:01 PM

I love the house! Cute family, too! Buying a home and getting settled in is no easy task, no matter how much money you spend. What I can appreciate with this family is that they put together a nice home without trying to buy everything at once. It would be nice to catch up with them in another year to see how they will have grown and adjusted to their castle.

The Binghams' Budget & Design Friendly
Family Home House Tour

7/26/12 08:31 PM

BTW, there is a sconce from the same collection:

Industrial Loft Wall Sconce Lamp with Extendable Arm

Crystal's Dramatic Home in San Francisco House Tour
7/6/12 04:16 AM

Found it! The kitchen light is by Kathy Kuo Home for $872. It's a great piece! I was surprised that it wasn't an industrial antique from a salvage yard or Liz's Hardware in L.A. Here's the link:

Accordian Extendable Industrial Modern Billiard Island Light

Crystal's Dramatic Home in San Francisco House Tour
7/6/12 04:06 AM

Love the whole thing! But the kitchen light fixture will keep me from sleeping's divine!

Crystal, puh-leeze let us know where it came from. Thanks!

Crystal's Dramatic Home in San Francisco House Tour
7/5/12 07:41 PM