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Display Name: green_tara
Member Since: 9/9/07

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I'm hosting a party this weekend. I feel that the mix of people is an important ingredient. It's fun when everyone doesn't know everyone else, but I try not to invite too many people who only know me (and no one else) at the party.

For drinks, I'm doing beer, wine, and two signature drinks: pomegranate-prosecco punch (there's pear nectar in it, too), and St. Germain with Champagne.

For food, it's potluck. Everyone is bringing something, and it looks like a really good mix of food. I'm supplying most of the appetizers, most of the booze, and I'm also adding two desserts and a main course to what others are bringing.

For lighting, since the theme is winter solstice, candles will be dominant. I also have fairy lights. I'm going to try to get away with less overhead lighting.

My party's density should be between sophisticated and hot, according to the chart. Structure is good, with separate areas for entrance, bar, food, and music (all in separate rooms that flow into each other). I think I have the lighting down. Crossing my fingers for good flow.

Party Architecture: How To Throw a Great Party
12/15/10 04:23 PM

I like the idea and the built-in flexibility.

How do you keep the elements together? I picture people sitting on it and the various pieces sliding apart from each other.

Apartment Therapy New York | Peanut Modular Sofa by Hudson Furniture
9/15/08 01:46 PM

Yes, you can do this and you don't need to be an upholstery specialist.

My husband and I reupholstered the same sort of Eames knockoff chair and ottoman about 10 years ago. What spanky described is pretty much how we did it, except I didn't use any rubber cement or glue for the piping, just staples. The most tedious part for me was sewing a bazillion yards of piping to go around the edges of the upholstered part.

We used a geometric print. The set gets lots of compliments and most people assume that we paid a pro to do it.

I wouldn't hesitate to do it again if we wanted to change the look of the set. I know how to sew, but this was our first upholstery project.

Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Reupholstering an Eames Knockoff?
9/13/08 01:40 PM

I'm eager to start working on our apartment-sized home!

Apartment Therapy - The Green Cure: Join Us
9/9/07 11:23 AM