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Display Name: azmarcy
Member Since: 3/30/14

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I think this is why they invented garage sales

10 Things We Should Have Gotten Rid of a Long Time Ago
7/25/14 01:34 PM

If you're interested in interior design, trendy things suffer from over-exposure in magazines, websites, blogs, and all of the home stores. It's like hearing a song sung by the original artist...then everyone 'covering' it....then finally as generic muzac. Store like Target and HomeGoods become the 'muzac' of design. The original may become a classic, but the knock offs cheapen it until it becomes boring and so far from the original it no longer is interesting. Other trends I see suffering from this are mid-century modern cheap knock offs, rope light fixtures, all of the knock offs of formerly good designs at Restoration Hardware. I'm no purist, and I enjoy buying some of the low-cost reproductions and trendy designs, but I tire of them more easily feel the need to change them out quickly.

How Do You Know a Trend is Officially \"Over?\"
7/25/14 01:22 PM

This is true of the store in Red Bank, NJ also. The only light is from the windows at the front of the store, and it's very, very bleak inside. With their total lack of color in the furnishings, the whole place has an eery unfinished look that's totally depressing.

Why The Huge Catalog?
And How Restoration Hardware is Becoming The Ikea of Luxury Furnishings

7/1/14 12:52 AM

Soooo great to see someone with a 'mature' vision. Shows you can still have fun and be creative when you're over 25. This home is sophisticated and yet not heavy-handed in the design. I'd love to know the budget, however, for the European furniture!!!

Bernadette's Cool, Colorful & Contemporary Austin Home House Tour
5/11/14 12:28 AM

I heard Dr Oz say that people shed so much skin at night that they should wash both their PJs and their sheets once a week or so. I change pillow cases more often than my sheets, however.

5 Steps to a Permanently Cleaner Bedroom
5/11/14 12:19 AM

Gorgeous! Please share your brands and costs (please, please!) - cabinets, counters and tile especially.

Jennifer's Small Space Kitchen Renovation: The Big Reveal Renovation Diary
4/30/14 12:32 PM

Gorgeous Garden!! And such a wonderful sense of clean, fresh, simple style inside. Applause!

Jason's Highland Park Home House Tour
4/25/14 01:07 PM

OOOhh no those large floral papers are just plain awful. Some of the modern designs look cleaner and more livable.

Small Spaces with Wonderful Wallpaper
4/25/14 01:04 PM

Absolutely gorgeous home! Clean, simple, livable. What is the fabric on the bedroom chair? Love love love it. I didn't see anything in this house that I DIDN'T like! Someone said perfect is a weird way....I say perfect any way you look at it.

Cynthia's Sunny Accents House Tour
4/17/14 01:41 PM

forgot to mention, i do sort of have that mom-worry-thingy about the plank of photos directly above the crib crashing down on baby girl. For sure when she's starting to stand it will have to go cause she'll find a way to reach it.

Eden's Sweet and Cozy Nursery Nursery Tour
4/11/14 12:28 PM

I LOVE this feels like a baby actually LIVES here! So many over-designed nurseries are like mom's vision of perfection and then reality sets in when you first get baby poo and goo on a glorious white sheepskin rug!!!
This room looks so sweet and real.

Eden's Sweet and Cozy Nursery Nursery Tour
4/11/14 12:26 PM

I totally agree with "my crappy house"'s mostly cause I'm lazy and can always find something I'd RATHER do, than something I SHOULD be doing. One thing I don't really see on the list -- manage your own expectations and set the bar lower. Really, does it matter if every drawer is full of junk? Probably not in the greater scheme of things. I've learned to let go of perfection, cause it really doesn't ever make you truly happy or calm to have clean drawers. I think the bigger challenge is to be truly happy doing the things you'd rather do and don't feel so guilty about NOT doing the things you "should" do.

Home DIY Project Stress: 7 Things to Do When You're Feeling Overwhelmed
4/11/14 12:21 PM

I suspect no one has ever sat for more than a minute in those two yellow chairs. I despise interior design just for the sake of creating an image.

Banish Boring Rooms: 11 Fun Decor Detail Ideas to Steal
4/7/14 02:40 PM

I do love the dot bedspread. All of the others look like hand-me-downs from mom's attic.

Banish Boring Rooms: 11 Fun Decor Detail Ideas to Steal
4/7/14 02:38 PM

A little too junky for my taste. Needs a good edit.. Your eye doesn't land anywhere.

Hope and Pete's Bohemian Modern Abode House Tour
4/7/14 12:43 PM

These rugs are gorgeous, but clearly not for anyone who like to keep things clean. I can't imagine what's living in there....
I have all wood and tile floors, and the amount of stuff I sweep up from them daily is unbelievable. Grosses me out to think of that much ick in those rugs!!!
I seldom vote for 'practical' over style, but in this case I just have to!

20 Beautiful Rooms with Beni Ourain Rugs
3/30/14 12:25 AM