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Would love to know the artist for the Queen Elizabeth portrait. Also, adorable pups!

Coppy's Traditional Meets Modern Loft House Tour
4/23/14 12:11 PM

If I were hitch, I'd say that the box with figurines was stolen off the moving truck, or some friend helping me put things away tripped, and...oops!
What about the actual live in boyfriend who makes bad art? That was a problem for me for a few years - I tried to pick the best of the bad lot and put it up in a hallway but he was always miffed about that. Thankfully, both have gone.

How Do You Deal with Unwanted Decor Gifts?
4/21/14 10:52 AM

Ok, I guess I will be the only one who doesn't like either of them. The old one looks like a bad 70's re-do and the new one is too office/clinical cold for my taste.

Before & After: A Vintage Victorian Entry Update
4/20/14 11:45 AM

I would love it if schools had etiquette as part of a class, perhaps called "Life Skills" or something similar. Students could also find out about paying bills, keeping house, insurance, car buying, and other things you would need to know when you're on your own for the first time. It would be great if they learned these things at home, but often that's not the case.

Minding Our Manners Weekend Meditation
4/20/14 10:45 AM

The new kitchen is ok, but the old one - except for ugly ceiling/light fixtures, is much warmer and inviting and goes better with a 1909 house.

Kitchen Before & After: An Outdated Kitchen Gets a Rich, Warm Makeover Professional Kitchen Remodel
4/17/14 10:58 AM

I would lose my mind without my toaster - this is all I want in the morning and I am not awake enough to toast bread in the oven.

Why I Consider My Mini Food Processor to Be Indispensable Kitchen Diary: Anne in South Carolina
4/14/14 02:54 PM

I wish there was some sort of coffee shop council to rate the strength of the drinks and post it, sort of like the A, B, etc. restaurant ratings.
Starbucks is quite weak with the latte, whereas Peet's is much stronger. Easy enough, but when spending 4$-ish at a place you don't know it would be great to have a number to go by. "Ah, it's only a 4 strength, I will order a double shot then!" or vice versa.

10 Words to Help You Order the Coffee You Want to Drink Smart Coffee for Regular Joes
4/14/14 11:32 AM

Love the stuff! I used to hang out at Obsolete in Santa Monica when I lived down south and this reminds me of a pared down version of that in some way.

Mike's Cabinet of Curiosities House Tour
4/2/14 12:33 PM

Ah, the silver fox Bourdain - but I thought he quit smoking? Maybe it's an old photo....
He knows his stuff, and yet also admits fear and even defeat sometimes, which is hugely appealing. No one wants confidence that drifts into egomania. And he has a good sense of humor, which is always a requirement for a truly cool guy.

Confidence Weekend Meditation
3/23/14 03:23 PM

Sometimes you can find a few extra bits to add from even the side of empty lots in town - pretty natural grasses or dried dill, etc - I have seen even wild sweet peas in season in the spring which you could take a few sprigs from.
If you're left with only those "mixed bouquet" things, split up the flowers, use a few similar little vases or glass bottles and have them displayed like small jewel arrangements with slightly varied heights in groups.

Top Tricks for Making Grocery Store Flowers Look Great
10/27/13 02:09 PM

My friend lives in Atlanta and it can get quite cold there at times so don't give up the winter clothing just yet.

5 Mistakes I Made on My Long Distance Move
10/16/13 12:18 PM

To those complaining about gender titles, they did put "feminine" and "masculine" in quotes, and most people would qualify certain things as looking that way. It doesn't mean you are criticizing someone for having that taste.

His and Hers: Analyzing \"Masculine\" and \"Feminine\" Decor
10/6/13 02:09 PM

Love your old floors! The age and color they show is beautiful.

Introducing Dan's Kitchen Renovation Renovation Diary
9/6/13 12:53 PM

Very pretty - the only thing I miss is that I like the way you can see how the back curves in on each side in the "before" and with the new cushions that is lost.

Before & After: John's Craigslist Miracle
8/29/13 05:02 PM

This is difficult sometimes when the item bought was only a dollar or two from the thrift, or on a really good sale - sure, I'd buy it again for that price, but maybe my deciding factor should be "Would you buy this at full price?"

Declutter Your Closet: A 30-Second Tip Lifehacker
8/15/13 10:45 AM

ok, call me nosy, but may I ask how much was it to reupholster?

Before & After: An Antique Settee Goes Greek Key
8/8/13 03:49 PM

hmmm...still not sure why you wouldn't just paint over it - even if the solution is a photo wall, you'd still know the green was lurking behind.

Nancy's Day-Glo Problem Walls Apartment Therapy Cure Stories
8/5/13 12:36 PM

Nice couch but 1000$ for an Ikea sofa???? nevvah.

IKEA 2014 Catalog Sneak Peek:
Stylists Ideas Worth Stealing

7/17/13 04:12 PM

Gorgeous! I can see the great vibe of the house just from the photos. The open space in and out and the details of the house are beautiful - wish they still built them like this. Super cute photo of Katie and your frenchie pup!

Vanessa's Vintage Bohemian Hilltop Home House Tour
7/12/13 02:41 PM

Of course a nice reno, but it is a bit annoying when the "before" has all the people's stuff laying all over, looking messy, and the "after" is styled to an inch of it's life like a magazine editorial.

Before & After: A Gut Renovation
in Ditmas Park
The Sweeten

7/5/13 01:35 PM