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I was thinking profiteroles.


DIY Project Idea: Bird's Nest-Inspired Lamp Shade Catch My Party
11/25/13 08:59 AM

Beautiful work. And a really fun article. Just today I got two Queen Anne chairs for free to take my next step into more involved upholstery project -- perfect timing!


Meet the Maker:
Nicole Crowder of Third & Grace

9/23/13 04:13 PM

NadyaN -- a mudroom is usually a small room at the back or informal entrance to a house (not the main entrance) where you come in after gardening or doing yard work (or hunting or fishing, etc) and take off your dirty boots, jackets, etc. Kind of like a utility room. My mother grew up on a farm in the 1930's and they had a mudroom where they cleaned up after chores before entering the rest of the house.


The 7 Elements of a Perfect Mudroom
9/12/13 08:23 AM

A few years ago, I started ripping out images I like and constructing my own ongoing "magazine" in a loose-leaf notebook. Not only do I get rid of the magazines sooner, I don't have to hunt through numerous back issues looking for "that thing I liked." And when I want to look at beautiful things, I have a book full of things I know I will love.


Using Files to Keep Magazines Under Control: If It Doesn't Fit, Get Rid Of It
9/10/13 10:04 AM

Oh, that rug is perfect -- warm and cool and elegant all at the same time. I have rug envy.


Julia's Before & After Photos: Final Results in the Dining Room Liveblogging the Style Cure
8/30/13 08:08 AM

Mine's in a box somewhere.


Do You Display Your Diploma?
8/19/13 09:55 AM

Any shop or restaurant or cafe where the locals go. Bookstores, bakeries, markets, grocery stores -- the little daily things of a culture offer the best view!


What Are Your Favorite Type Of Spots To Visit While Traveling?
8/13/13 10:06 AM

I just finished painting the below-the-chair-rail wall in my new living room a purple-ish gray/taupe. It doesn't hit you over the head with "PURPLE," but the subtle tone really adds a nice depth. Now to pick the color to go above the chair rail.


Tara's Paint & Pairing:
Passion Plum & DIY Curtains Liveblogging the Style Cure

8/12/13 01:51 PM

I recently moved from one coast to the other and left all my furniture except my favorite work stool. The only piece of furniture that gives me a pang (and I suspect will for some time) is a red leather spring rocker with arms carved like swans' necks. *sigh*


Outbox Regrets: Have You Ever Gotten Rid of Something and then Regretted It?
8/12/13 01:47 PM

kushkush, be careful or you'll sound snotty.


Dabney's Floorplan: Wide Open Space, Divided Liveblogging the Style Cure
8/8/13 11:36 AM

Wow. It's really expensive, but it's incredibly beautiful. I understand why you want one.


Losanges Rug by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
8/8/13 08:52 AM

I believe this demonstrates a little known subset of Murphy's Law -- The More Space You Have, The Bigger the Mess aka People Always Take Up 10% More Space Than They Have.


Dabney's Before Photos: Out of Control, Messy Workroom Liveblogging the Style Cure
8/5/13 06:11 PM

Yeah, I'm not sure if it's just the lighting in the photo, but that table, while attractive in its own right, does kind of form a black hole in the room. I agree with others that a rug will make a big difference.

Ah, the filing cabinet of shame. I've winnowed mine down to a portable file box of avoided issues and I reward myself every time I chip away at it.


Julia's Before Photos: The Random Catch-all Dining Room Liveblogging the Style Cure
8/5/13 04:38 PM

Wow, great quilt brittanykate. And you'll love the redwoods.


America's Best Idea: Celebrating The National Parks
8/1/13 05:05 PM

Initially, Amazon seemed great to me -- all those books! But I have only become more and more disturbed by their business practices and their effect on the country's landscape, both literally and figuratively. What started out as an underdog company has become the evil empire -- WalMart, essentially. They are working towards a day when everything anyone ever buys or sells HAS to go through them, an absolute monopoly. This cannot be good for us as a nation or as individual human beings. I realize this attitude puts me in the minority and cements my position as "annoying old crank," but this article just made me sad and weary.


Confession: I'm Addicted to Amazon Prime
7/15/13 03:17 PM

What a fascinating and beautiful place!


Design in Brazil: Inhotim, A Different Kind of Art Gallery
7/10/13 07:22 PM

Thank you, Annie! I really appreciate it.


Annie's Color-Splashed Home House Tour
7/9/13 08:18 PM

Where is that ceiling fan in the bedroom from?


Annie's Color-Splashed Home House Tour
7/8/13 12:05 PM

The elegance of proportion is what always gets me and what, I think, makes these designs timeless.


Classic American Design: Shaker
American Style

7/4/13 12:22 PM

As is the kitchen island!


Out of the Toy Box: Lego Grows Up
7/3/13 01:25 PM