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

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Why is it that Apartment Therapy has the most judgmental comments of any site I read? 10,000 for a good, quality sectional is not a crazy price by industry standards. And if you think it's too expensive, why take the time to comment about your judgement? If you can't say anything nice...

Where Can I Sell My High End Second Hand Sofa? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy New York
7/27/10 08:01 PM

I don't know why people don't want to invest in rentals. This is the place you wake up to every morning and come home to every night. It's your home for the moment, that still makes it your home. Why feel punished because you're "just renting" and look at an ugly space for a year or longer?

I have always painted my rentals without permission from a landlord, and when I give my notice, I encourage him to show the apartment to perspective renters while I am still there. 3 out of 4 times, the new renter has asked to keep my paint job, and I've gotten my deposit back. The 4th time they charged me half of my deposit for a re-paint. Was it worth it to me? Absolutely.

Another time I spent $2K on Ikea Pax units for the closets and left them there when I moved out. Cost of doin' business. I was thrilled with the closets while I had them.

I'm not interested in keeping my life on hold until I own a place. . . I want to be surrounded by the look I want right now.

Tips to Transform a Rental with Paint Color Therapy | Apartment Therapy New York
7/13/10 06:03 PM

I have stopped even trying to look at the pics, janeymac, you aren't alone. I want a sumptuous, easy picture show like desiretoinspire.net.

Masculine Headboards Inside Man | Apartment Therapy New York
7/1/10 08:24 PM

I love Jonathan Adler like a fat kid loves cake. Thanks!

Jonathan Adler Apartment Therapy's Summer Style Survey | Apartment Therapy New York
6/28/10 05:58 PM

"Dyson's stuff is for people with more money than brains."

Wow, wingfeathers, way to sling some negativity around.

I'm a very happy Dyson vacuum customer. We've had ours for 6 years and it's as good as new, without so much as a filter change.

I'm pleased to have Mr. Dyson among us. Inventors move us all forward.

2 New Dyson Fans: Tower and Pedestal Air Multipliers | Apartment Therapy New York
6/26/10 10:13 AM

I love Heath Ceramics and could spend hours in their LA store. When my mom came to town, it was one of the first places I took her, and she loved it as much as I do. Such a great vibe and really fantastic, heavy, quality products. Thanks Heath!

AT Offline: Heath Ceramics New York City 5.12.10 | Apartment Therapy New York
5/21/10 02:27 PM

So interesting to read the thoughts on painted brick...I just saw my neighbor's place and she painted her brick wall white, and I thought that it made the place look so clean and simple. But my husband vetoed immediately and said he loves the traditional brick color.

Once you paint it, there's no going back!

Exposed Brick in Any Room Inspiration Gallery | Apartment Therapy New York
5/19/10 01:47 PM

OK, but once you ordered them, did you hang them yourself? This is my problem - I want new curtains on a lot of my windows but I don't want to install the rods and hang the curtains myself.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Sheers From Country Curtains
5/9/08 06:50 PM

Please, I need to know where those clamp on bedside table lamps came from!!! I have been looking for them for ages now. Please help! Thanks.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | LA November 2007: Los Angeles Fall Cure Graduating Class of 2007!
1/5/08 01:16 PM

jp - The white chair is suprisingly comfortable because it's so oversized, but no, it's not a cozy curl up and read a book chair. We have other squishy furniture for that. It's originally meant to be an outdoor chair, but when we moved we lost our yard and I'm still a long ways from owning all the furniture I need, so it's in the living room for now!

fastkat - The artwork shown is 2 of 3 that I own by Campbell Laird. My boss amazingly gave me 3 that were on my wish list last Christmas. I am a lucky employee!

gordon - I didn't know that "neko" is the Japanese word for cat, which makes it all the stranger that you mentioned it, and that my cat's name is indeed, Nika. Trippy! She pretty much sits wherever she wants so it was hard for me to find pictures where she WASN'T.

yakimushi - The armchair is one that we got as a floor sample 5 years ago at DWR.

As far as the paint color requests, I'm sorry, I'm currently working in NYC and have been away from my home for 3 months now. My paint swatches are buried in a drawer somewhere and I can't get to them for another month! The pictures actually make me miss my home a LOT!

Thanks for all of the kind words. It's pretty scary to put pics in this contest not knowing what people will say! Would love to put more pics of my blue dining room in next time around. xo

Apartment Therapy - #7 Karyn and Eric's Domestic Bliss
10/16/07 07:50 PM