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Oooh, this is such a fun idea! Seconded. If you pair it with what another commenter suggested - floor cushions, string lights - you would get such a dreamy space. And guests can just sleep on an air mattress or on floor cushions or on a japanese-style futon.

Ideas for Narrow Loft Space? Good Questions
7/17/14 01:19 PM

I hate cleaning dust off porcelain/ceramic, so the pedestal sink is out because it increases the surface to clean. And storage is always good. I do, however like the uncluttered space look and would probably go with exposed pipes and a pretty basket underneath for storage, given the choice.

Rental Woes: Why I Hate Pedestal Sinks
7/11/14 10:59 AM

This is going to get me stoned, but... I like the painted look, though I am not convinced by the blue ball thingies. I think the intricate pulls look better against the white, too.

Before & After: A Dark Side Table Gets A Dose of Whimsy
7/9/14 11:10 AM

We live close to the beach in SC, so we go at least once a week with our 8-month old.
I'm not a fan of putting too much sunscreen on the baby, considering that she still shoves her hands in her mouth a lot. And I have yet to try the cornstarch trick. It would definitely come in handy.

Here's what I found useful:

1. A long-sleeved lightweight rash guard + wide-brimmed hat.
2. Going early in the morning or late in the afternoon = less intense sun and cooler sand.
3. Sitting under the pier. If there is one on the beach and you can score a spot, you won't need to bring an umbrella!
4. Those foam floor tiles. We always have some in the car. They are so useful to put down for baby to play on!
5. Relax. As long as the kids are not overheating and having fun, they don't care about getting sandy/salty. I'm the one freaking out when my girl is eating sand: she's pretty chill about it. :) Just give them a good rinse before leaving or once you get home.

Good luck and have fun!

Essentials for Taking Your Baby Beachside
6/9/14 10:38 AM

I have lived with stainless and I have lived with white... I would take white any day. It is so much easier to keep clean. Also, right now in our rental we have a stove with no "window". It felt strange at first, no being able to see the baking process, but I love how simple clean-up is!

Should I Have Gone With the Stainless Range? Good Questions
5/8/14 12:33 PM

I think it's kind of neat, as long as it's tastefully done. Like a flower arrangement, but with things... on a shelf? A nature morte, if you will?

'Shelfies' Are Instagram's Latest Trend Design News
5/1/14 11:50 AM

Oooh, I totally know what you mean, Anne! We live in Charleston and are part of a local CSA, so our suppers are usually based on whatever needs to be consumed first before it wilts... other meals just go from there.

My Love for Local Food Is a Reasonable Defense for Not Planning Meals Ahead Kitchn Diary: Anne in South Carolina
4/29/14 09:08 PM

What a lovely airy space!

Small Space Lessons: Floorplan and Solutions from Stephanie's Best Year Yet
4/22/14 11:29 AM

I think the only wooden piece in there that could use a modern touch is the fireplace. Everything else just needs some sprucing up. Paint the walls a lighter color (white, the palest of blues...), shine the floors, add light furniture, plants, get rid of those curtains (not yours, I know, but don't install similar ones)... You have a beautiful, character-filled home just waiting for your personal touch!

To Paint or Not To Paint Our Abundance of Wood Trim? Good Questions
4/22/14 09:18 AM

What a staircase! I love that there is a little window in the corner that would otherwise be dark. Lovely, beautifully styled home... but those stairs!!! And I don't even like dark wood most of the time.

Okay, but I have to ask, on a slightly unrelated topic.... the people who store their KitchenAid mixer in a cubby hole/ cabinet/ on a shelf... what? I mean, the thing weighs a ton. We use ours almost every day, but I don't think we would if we didn't keep it on the kitchen counter. I'm assuming that the people who put it away are either really buff or don't use it that often. No criticism, just something that makes me smile when I see it. :)

Cynthia's Sunny Accents House Tour
4/17/14 03:12 PM

Aw, it's like a hobbit door! Only, you know, rectangular..

Reader Regrets: Jake's Short-Order Door
4/14/14 03:53 PM

Find-the-cat. :)

Tasha's Colorful & Comfy Austin Home (& Backyard \"Beach Lodge\" Studio) House Tour
4/13/14 09:33 PM

You guys, this space oozes of personality. It is not aiming to be hip or in-your-face or what have you... it is simply infused with this couple's life. You can't fake that.

Isaac and Florence's Eclectic Zen-Inspired Apartment House Tour
4/7/14 04:27 PM

Definitely change to a less yellow light, but nothing too bright, either.

I think lighting is key here. I'd go for a lower-hanging light fixture, modern and attractive, to shift the focus from the tile/carpet.

Oh! And a taller, healthier-looking plant for the landing!

How Can I Make Tiny Entryway More Inviting? Good Questions
3/26/14 02:59 PM

I don't think you've killed the character of the building at all... Sleek and modern interior design in old buildings is very montrealer!

As someone who has lived on the ground floor of a Montreal triplex, I am in love with the amount of light in this kitchen! Can't wait to see what the space will look like with some art on the walls... and some nice green plants? Pretty please let us see the space when you get a chance to decorate it!

Christine & Pierre's Kitchen: The Big Reveal Renovation Diary
3/14/14 01:17 PM