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Display Name: inthebigD
Member Since: 2/27/14

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Love it! The wall color is so, so pretty. Nice details and soft, soothing color palette. Definitely plenty of room for his personality to grow into it.


Grayson's Knoxville Nursery My Room
7/22/14 12:03 AM

Maybe you don't intend your comment to be snobby, but wow, it sure sounds it!


Before & After: Nightstand Nightmare No More
7/21/14 11:57 PM

They look beautiful. I love the color...I'm not a "midcentury" person by birth but it does have a 60s vibe to me. Maybe the issue is that the color was more popular in fashion rather than home decor and that's why people of the era don't remember it? I've definitely seen it in dresses!


Before & After: Nightstand Nightmare No More
7/21/14 11:55 PM

That blue lamp! LOVE. This home is soothing. Not really my taste overall but it has a pleasant feel and seems like a happy place.


Ali & Dustin's \"Beach House Getaway\" in Downtown Denver House Tour
7/3/14 12:10 AM

I love many of the pieces in the home but overall this looks unfinished to me. Some people have a special talent for mixing castoffs without it looking like "garage sale leftovers" (I'm not one of them!) but this house misses the mark, I think. Maybe the colors are too drab? Or like one commenter mentioned, perhaps the lighting in the photos is bringing the mood down.


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

Hmm. This is definitely one where I prefer the prefer. The after is very, very trendy.


Before & After: The Million Hour Chair
5/22/14 11:26 AM

My brother had this exact thing hanging in his room growing up. My parents had no money so I can't imagine it is worth anything other than sentimental value. Probably mass produced like those 70s brass tray tables and bird wall hangings.


Is This Ship Sculpture Worth Something? Good Questions
5/8/14 05:11 PM

I like it. I'd much rather see someone's art and objects instead of more narcissistic duck face.


'Shelfies' Are Instagram's Latest Trend Design News
5/1/14 11:59 AM

I like this a lot! It is stylish but also looks very lived in and true to their personalities.


Amanda & Justin's Brooklyn Railroad Nook House Tour
4/28/14 10:21 AM

Many elements of this space are appealing but overall the lack of contrast makes it boring for me. Everything just blends together.


Moody & Masculine in Manhattan Professional Project
4/28/14 10:19 AM

The two main features of this room she mentions (art and the stencil) are the elements I like the least. There is something Halloween-y or dark/moody about them that puts me off. But the rest of the room is very nice and soothing. The fancy gold mirror is a nice pop of contrast and the book wall looks really colorful and exciting for a little one. Other posters are right about the contrast though...your baby girl will love that black and white. Congrats on designing a nursery you love!


Kennedy's Stunningly Stencilled Room My Room
4/28/14 10:17 AM

I am a quilter and I give very few quilts to people I know because they are a lot of work (and expensive to make!) so I want them to be really appreciated and wanted. You could call your friend up and say that you heard about an organization called Project Linus (or a local hospice, etc.) that takes quilts for critically ill children and you thought it was so wonderful maybe she could donate a quilt. Or would she mind if you donated one that she made for you that doesn't get much use?
OR...if this is a friend you don't see much, you could dye the quilt.


How Do You Deal with Unwanted Decor Gifts?
4/21/14 01:34 PM

I donate with ZERO guilt. We have a small house and I purge things constantly to keep it clutter-free. A genuine "thank you" is all that is needed when you receive a gift. You are under no obligation to like it, use it, or keep it. If asked about the item, I say something like "That was such a thoughtful gift but I struggled to find a good spot for it in our house. You know how hard it is to keep things manageable in our small space. Especially with the kids/dogs/etc!" In my experience, people rarely ask and those who do are being impolite so if they are offended by the answer, it's kinda their own fault. :/


How Do You Deal with Unwanted Decor Gifts?
4/21/14 01:29 PM

Why does everything have to be new and shiny? I love the patina of older furniture, including nicks and dents. The before was warm and interesting...the after is bland and looks cheap. Maybe open shelves on the sides instead of the MDF doors and no white paint would have been less shocking. Just a light sand and some oil would have made this piece look really nice.


Before & After: A Modern Nursery Staple on the Cheap
2/27/14 02:36 PM