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Display Name: clairequilter
Member Since: 12/7/09

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On my last long trip, where I was racing, I took my favorite quilt. Surprisingly easy to fit in a suitcase and made my hotel room feel just homey enough.

Take a Piece of Home with You
11/9/10 11:10 AM

So many good suggestions! I'd buy a good, basic set of something -- you might want to choose an unusual color, like cobalt blue or pale yellow. And just like finding a great party dress at Target or the thrift store, spend your leftover money on a few gorgeous accessories. Buy a beautiful cake platter. Get brightly colored cloth napkins. A few fresh flowers and place cards are also inexpensive ways to make a table gorgeous.

Affordable Dinnerware for Hosting First Holiday Dinner?
Good Questions

11/2/10 03:07 PM

I like to clean on Saturday -- it was always cleaning day when I was growing up. Cleaning, of course, is always followed by a treat -- cupcakes, movie, something fun.

Lately, I've been a huge fan of Monday night laundry and Netflix.

Housecleaning Traditions | Apartment Therapy Chicago
5/10/10 02:01 PM

Such a beautiful space! And I, too, am in love with the pink kitchen. Is it time for granite to give way to pastels?

Julie Iker's Marina City Heaven House Tour | Apartment Therapy Chicago
5/10/10 01:58 PM

It definitely looks like organza, or maybe batiste. I know I've seen ribbon like that at Vogue Fabrics.

Can Anyone Identify this Curtain Fabric? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Chicago
4/5/10 01:31 PM

How pretty! I love how this house combines stylish and comfortable. What a perfect refuge.

Johanna's Greek Revival Rescue House Call | Apartment Therapy Chicago
4/1/10 01:02 PM

I love the openness of all these kitchens. What great places to cook and entertain! (And show off cool kitchen stuff.)

And much love for the furry chair covers. The first time I saw them, I raised a skeptical eyebrow. Skepticism turned to intrigue and now intrigue is lust. -cq

10 Great Chicago Kitchens House Tour Roundup | Apartment Therapy Chicago
3/8/10 02:41 PM

Very nice. I love the soft colors, especially the ones with the very calm, geometric addition of a single color.

10 Simple Serene Hotel Bedrooms Around the World | Apartment Therapy Chicago
1/20/10 01:42 PM

Friday evening in with a copy of Holiday Inn.

How Do You Relax During the Holidays? | Apartment Therapy Chicago
12/19/09 09:39 AM

I love the first photograph with all the plants. How lovely would it be to give someone something lush and tropical to get them through the dreary Chicago winter?

I'd also add Central Street in Evanston. Paper stores, great clothing stores, The Spice House, and great gift stores without the necessary body-checking of Michigan Avenue this time of year.

Where to Shop for Last-Minute Gifts | Apartment Therapy Chicago
12/19/09 09:36 AM

I love the black and white floral rug with the pink Eames rocker. Nicely done.

Round Rugs Inspiration Gallery | Apartment Therapy Chicago
12/16/09 12:27 PM

I've had a very similar set of windows and that same curtain dilemma: I hung the curtains with tension rods, in the inside frames of the windows to very good effect.

Hang Curtains from Ceiling or Below Border? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Chicago
12/9/09 09:56 PM