Tara Emelye's Profile

Display Name: Tara Emelye
Member Since: 10/1/07

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one of my faces in awhile! fun, personal and beautiful home.

Tamasyn's Eclectic Mid-Century Flat House Tour
6/26/14 05:25 PM

The wedding industry has gone insane, and most folks with it. We regularly get unavoidably tacky magnets with our friends and families' faces on them asking us to 'save the date'; e-mail notifications for updates on superfluous personal wedding websites, invites to engagement parties+showers+bachelorette parties…Four out of the five lavish weddings I went to in my twenties ended in divorce. Luckily, my two closest friends chose teeny tiny ceremonies. One called me from the desert to let me know her and her partner of 13 years had finally seen the justice of the peace and were camping in celebration, and my other friend was just married by her midwife. American weddings are steeped in remains of the idea of women as property, and also aspire to European aristocratic practices which are neither class nor culture appropriate for most folks. Don't get me wrong, I love a good dance floor and I am a fun guest, but the idea that there are do's and don'ts is neither her nor their in a practice that is such a strange mish mash of conventions to begin with. Do whatever you want. But yes, the handwritten thank you note is lovely and should arrive promptly.

Wedding Etiquette:
5 Rules to Keep and 5 to Toss

6/16/14 02:19 PM

I like this space a lot, but it is oddly one of the few spaces that looks SMALLER than the indicated square footage. Not sure if its the photos...

Karilynn's Separated Studio Small Cool Contest
6/11/14 01:55 PM

Totally bright and adorable!

Emily's Settled on Her Own Style Small Cool Contest
6/5/14 10:46 AM

One of my favorite and most budget-friendly makeovers in a while. I think changing the counter and painting that blue wall made all of the difference. Nicely done and thank you for sharing!

Before & After: A Refreshed and Revamped Kitchen For $1000
3/22/14 03:32 PM

Lovely! One of my favorites in a while.

Hannah and Dave's Happy Vintage Home House Tour
10/22/13 01:49 PM

love the exterior colors, esp that orange door!

Vivi & Gaston's Modern Family Home House Tour
10/9/13 03:47 PM

lovely, warm, lived in and beautiful!

Alison, Paul & Ru’s Home of Colorful Collections House Tour
6/4/13 12:14 AM

so lovely and inspiring. thank you for sharing

Heinz & Veronique's Mid-Century Home + Prefab Cabin + Studio House Tour
6/2/13 10:25 AM

great lights and the neutral walls allow all of your items to "pop" without overwhelming. Did you paint the apartment? Really nice space.

Amanda's Secondhand Treasures Small Cool Contest
5/10/13 11:29 AM

Love this house and tour.

Jenna & Jeremy’s Handmade Row House House Tour
4/22/13 01:58 PM

Totally agree about the photos. Very hard to view and get any sense of space. Seems like a wasted opportunity.

Ashlae & Thom's Eclectic Downtown Loft House Tour
4/19/13 12:43 PM

just gorgeous

Heather & Dave's Eclectic Enclave House Tour
1/15/13 12:19 PM


Nanette & Jonathan's Eclectic Family Home House Tour
11/16/12 01:46 PM

I am also sick, and hate the way dishes, cups, etc. multiply exponentially in an hour's time. I do think the best way is to be gentle with oneself and realize health is more important at the moment. Though it also really points out how much environment effects well-being. I FEEL like I am on the road to recovery when I use that burst of energy to tidy up. Then I usually crash and sleep though...:)

Homekeeping When You're Home Sick
7/23/12 11:20 AM

I also got one of these, against my will, for the holidays. People who like them definitely want to convert others. I already just do a single pour-over cup in the morning, so I did not need this. I enjoyed a few of the blends it came with, but when I looked at replacing them, OMG sticker shock!!! Ten bux or more for a box of 12 or 16 "pods." Felt prohibitively expensive. I'll wait for next year's stocking stuffers...

$51 Per Pound: The Deceptive Cost of Single-Serve Coffee
The New York Times

2/10/12 11:13 AM

One of my favorite tours ever! That shade of yellow downstairs works so well for your cozy, colorful yet elegant look. LOVE!

Annette + Gustavo's 100 Year Old Hollywood Craftsman Home
House Tour

2/6/12 11:36 PM

I really like this place. But did anyone else notice that the bedroom seemed really crowded, with little room to walk between dresser and bed? Wondering if that is a difficulty...

Sarah's Supremely Stylish West Village Home
House Tour

1/5/12 08:46 AM

so sweet. one of my favorite recent tours.

Fi & Livvy's Simple & Cozy "Caltrans" Home
House Tour

12/5/11 12:46 PM

Love the earthiness of this home, and the other tour today from Silver Lake. The white walls and layers of texture are like a palette cleanser for the Room for Color contest!

Kay's Curated Somerville Nest
House Tour

11/21/11 04:30 PM