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Display Name: funkiaa
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Pick me, please! I need a nice petite dress!

BRING IN SPRING: Win a $500 Shopping Spree from LOFT Giveaway
3/25/14 03:28 PM

ugh. this is the worst of modern architecture for me. what an antiseptic space.

Day & Night Apartment by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
2/5/11 08:36 AM

does anyone know where I can get hooks like the ones hanging in either pic in #1??

Fresh Start: Coat Closet Organization
1/11/11 03:13 PM

*full snark mode on*

yay, novelties. just what I want to snuggle up in.

Cozy & Quirky Blankets by Vík Prjónsdóttir
10/11/10 12:32 PM

does anyone know a source for the keyring in that pic?

Don't Forget Your Keys!
8/27/10 09:40 PM

sidebar: I swear AT readers are the most anal and critical readers I've ever seen on any site.

onto the post:
I think your cabinets are lovely and vote for leaving them as-is. I'd pair them with crisp white subway tile backsplash and a light or medium grey wall paint, maybe with a slate-blue tint.

What Colors Will Work for Kitchen Renovation?
Good Questions

8/20/10 01:19 PM

mosquitos are attracted to either the O2 or CO2 that your skin gives off (can't remember which.) since childhood, i have had this in spades, and when out with friends not wearing bug repellant, i AM the bug repellant (for my friends, at least.)

when i get bites, they well up to pink circles about the size of a penny, and then linger on for a week and a half or so. so i have had incentive over the years to avoid being bitten, on top of just being plain itchy.

that said, i won't wear DEET - absorbing chemicals through to the bloodstream and internal organs? no thank you.

what has worked for me are the natural lotions with lots of essential oils like lemon something, citronella, eucalyptus, rosemary. basically i find a tube of lotion (Whole Foods is a good source) with as many essential oils as possible and slather that on before going outside. you will smell VERY fragrant to about a three-feet radius, but you will smell nice! :)

if i'm outside for a while, i usually reapply after two hours or so. basically, you are masking the smell of your skin with natural essential oils so the mosquitos go elsewhere. i've -never- gotten bitten using the lotion, and that's what works for me.

as an aside - if any of you have garden ponds or small bodies of water, mosquito fish (really small, silver, minnow-sized or smaller fish) are bred to eat the mosquito larvae and eggs.

How Do You Battle Mosquitoes? | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
7/8/10 08:03 AM

or you can do mosquito fish, which are tiny.

the only consideration might be adding some sort of air pump that will aerate the water so that the fish won't die. i've done a water garden before and had a small pump that hung over the lip of the pot and down the side of the inside.

Making Your Own Container Water Garden | Apartment Therapy DC
6/29/10 05:18 PM

this room screams ikea to me.

Suggestions to Replace Poang Chair? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy DC
6/23/10 01:24 PM

totally agree it's worth it to pay people and have cold beverages in the frig ahead of time.

another thing i did on my last move was order pizza online ahead of time and also schedule the cable guy to come by (because i can't get by without internet.)

i didn't know when my move would be finished, so i estimated several hours' time ahead. the pizza guy walked up RIGHT as my movers drove off, and even if he hadn't, i would have taken the pizza and let the cable guy in while the move-in was going on, to make sure everything got done.

Moving 101: Top 10 Lessons Learned Tips that Worked | Apartment Therapy DC
6/16/10 06:08 PM

that man should tuck his shirt in.

10 Perfect Picnic Baskets | Apartment Therapy DC
6/2/10 10:43 AM

first, i would remove all of the blinds, personally.

are you on a 2nd floor? if so, my preference would be cafe curtains on each of the windows.

the door sounds functional, so i wouldn't put any curtain on the door or hang any from that curtain rod. maybe just some frosted contact paper on the glass of the door, which will give you privacy while letting light in.

p.s. what a nice transom!

Curtains for Unusual Window Configuration? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Boston
5/27/10 01:03 PM

the lee's loveseat (product ID 3915-02 ) is the closest but is not the same as what's shown in the Flor catalog. there is a horizontal bar on the front and sides between the legs that the lee's loveseat is missing. the corners of the loveseat arms in the picture are also blockier than lee's.

it's also not the hickory loveseat either, because the hickory seat has curved back legs.

that said, the lee's loveseat is the closest of the bunch.

Can Anyone Identify This Settee? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Boston
5/25/10 10:11 AM

i think the pinwheels on the pillow in #4 would be prettier against a pale neutral pillow. too much clashy!

Pinwheels Roundup | Apartment Therapy New York
4/13/10 10:54 AM

my current apartment is the first place where i've had limited counterspace, hence the microwave now lives on top of the frig. where it will forever go from now on!

Live Without: A Microwave Small Space Solutions | Apartment Therapy New York
4/12/10 01:01 PM

"We love this lose weave" - lose weave, huh? ;)

also, i've seen the same wooden hangers at IKEA, i believe where a pack of 8 for $4. cheaper than C&B!

10 Small Space Solutions That Come In Under $100 | Apartment Therapy Boston
4/8/10 08:32 AM

chartreuse or bepsf's caribbean blue!

Exterior Paint Color Suggestions for 50s Home?Good Questions | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
4/6/10 01:17 PM

can anyone tell me where that bath rug is from? love it!

Lighting A Match and Other Bathroom Etiquette | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
3/29/10 03:49 PM

i agree with h144 on the "where is the joy?" you have some beautiful foundational pieces, but everything looks so, clinical, in terms of the stark white walls and mostly hard angles. soften things up - more texture, more color - like rugs, textiles, some throw pillows (those white ones are not doing much for you), plants.

also, your questions strike me very much as you asking the AT community for their ideas and thoughts, versus you have a vision and personal spin of your own to put on the room. browse through some magazines and start tearing out pages of rooms and setups that inspire you. anything like accent pieces, color palettes - this is your space, not AT's, so make it your own!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Questions: Moving Forward Suggestions? Los Angeles
6/17/09 09:52 PM

does anyone know a source for that poster ?

Apartment Therapy Chicago | At Work Design
6/15/09 06:36 PM