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Display Name: DD104
Member Since: 10/16/07

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White, gray or chocolate brown.

Each color is already present in the room, white moulding, gray carpet, brown woodwork. Any of the three colors will enhance what's already there. And all three are neutrals.

Don't be afraid to use chocolate brown with the woodwork. I have an old home with lots of woodwork and I painted my bedroom chocolate brown and it looks really great.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | A New Neutral to Go With Orange & Yellow? Good Questions
11/6/09 04:13 PM


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Plans For Famous Celebrity Homes The Gallery: Mark Bennett
10/27/09 02:52 PM

OMG, LOL...this is great. Why must everything be so serious. I would love to see the reaction on peoples faces.

Apartment Therapy New York | Pendant Shades by Andrea Claire: Slightly NSFW
9/11/09 11:14 AM

Potted plants in teracotta pots look wonderful. Fall is on the way so you can start with bulbs that bloom in spring like tulips. However, backyard furniture should be on sale. A table and umbrella or an inexpensive tent like gazebo thingy will sheild you from your neighbors.



Apartment Therapy New York | Budget Gardening Tips for Concrete Backyard? Good Questions
9/3/09 09:29 AM

I always had expensive taste. In my poor days (as you say) I tried to reason with myself about what I could afford. I settled for less expensive items that looked like the original and I was never satisfied and eventually I would get the piece I wanted. In hindsight I wasted alot of money trying to be like my friends and I learned to do it right the first time.

My Advice: Less is more, a few quality pieces makes a statement. Buy what you LOVE, If you're gonna spend $3000 you better love it. Start saving and do your research: when I have a piece in mind I start saving and then research, where can I find the cheapest price, can I find it on craigslist etc. Sometimes I find a good deal before I have the full amount and that's when I ask about layaway. I've put items on layaway with 1/2 down and got them paid in 2-6 months. Also, be patient, there's always a better deal. But don't skimp, do without until you get what you want.

Apartment Therapy New York | Modern Furniture Vendors that Offer Payment Programs? Good Questions
9/2/09 02:38 PM

I have a checkerboard floor too and Spanky is right! It's great when clean and it doesn't look clean for long.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Roundup: Checkered Floors
8/28/09 11:56 AM

Funny, never thought I was breaking the rules. I hate coffee tables. I have two small ottomans and an end table. More versatile

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Living Rooms Without a Coffee Table
8/26/09 04:02 PM

My house is very similiar. 1890 and lots of wood trim. I chose benjamin moore powell buff from this historical colors collection. I think anything from that collection would work. They have some warm creamy whites too.

Apartment Therapy New York | Color Complement for Oak Trim in Entryway? Good Questions
8/25/09 09:53 AM

I don't like coffee tables. Prefer ottoman's and big pillows

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Inspiration: A Bare Coffee Table
8/24/09 12:53 PM

Lady J, I met other countries not morocco.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Moroccan Inspiration: Le Palais Rhoul
8/21/09 12:51 PM

This is moroccan design as it should be. Simple, elegant, relaxing, beautiful and modern all at the same time. It's my favorite design style and I hope this "moroccan movement" doesn't ruin the spirit of it.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Moroccan Inspiration: Le Palais Rhoul
8/20/09 04:11 PM

I love those floor pillows!

Apartment Therapy DC | Jayne's Global Eclectic Home House Tour
8/20/09 01:34 PM

I just reupholstered a chair like this but it doesn't look this good.

Apartment Therapy New York | Téo Jasmin: Stylish Digital Prints on Furniture & Accessories
8/13/09 02:35 PM

I like the idea but....oversize frames like this one can as expensive as buying a new headboard. It would have to be a design statement not a cheap solution.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Hot or Not: Oversized Frame as Headboard
8/11/09 10:17 AM

I have a long boring hallway just like this one. I would love to do this but I don't think I can draw a straight line. lol

Apartment Therapy New York | Inspiration: Doodling on Walls
8/11/09 10:03 AM

I like the first pic and after that it gets too rowdy for my taste.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Trend Alert: Modern Moroccan
8/4/09 10:14 AM

I HAD a similar 1960's kitchen. If you don't have the money to buy nice new cabinets DON'T REPLACE them. They are much better than cheap home depot replacements.

My cabinets had a nice wood grain and horribly ugly hardware. I kept trying to live with it but in the end I just couldn't. So I changed the hardware and painted them. I had glass inserted into the doors and it looks like a country kitchen.

However for your home I like the Marmoleum ideas and the icestone countertop. My counter looked like the icestone but it was formica (and really dirty, lol). I chose soapstone for my countertop and I absolutely love it. It looks better with age and it's old fashioned and modern at the same time. I did the DIY option.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Kitchen Renovation Ideas? Good Questions
7/31/09 10:11 AM

I never considered this! I have a roller just like the one above but I was using it to get into tight spaces, like behind my radiators. I have alot more painting to do so I will try this. My shoulders and arms hurt after a day of painting. If this works well it would be great!!

Apartment Therapy New York | Skinny Paint Rollers; Are They Better?Washington DC
6/24/08 06:20 AM

I have beenr renovating my "old house" for 1 1/2 years and I wish I had listened to that phrase. It would have made my project alot more comfortable. Hindsight is 20/20

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Quotes: On Restoring a House...
6/20/08 05:24 AM


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Brad Pitt's New Furniture
6/5/08 10:20 AM