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The Times had an article last year that mentioned in passing Obama's comment just before signing the executive order closing down Gtmo... he looked around the Bush decorated Oval Office which included some fancy traditional plates...his comment was something like "We have to do something about these plates. I'm not really a plates kind of guy." That just makes me smile.

The White House's Flickr Photostream A Peek Inside the Ultimate Live/Work Space | Apartment Therapy Chicago
4/30/10 11:39 PM

ILoveUpstate- I think you're looking at a "before" picture.

I find this space very beautiful, but it wouldn't be practical for me... with no kitchen counters (how do you chop veggies?) and no bed (that I can see). The bathroom is especially gorgeous, though, and I love the shower solution.

A Garret Transformed House Tour | Apartment Therapy New York
4/28/10 12:35 PM

Can you explain why you have your heart set on an auto body shop?

Auto Body Paint Job for Furniture? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
4/23/10 06:09 PM

Wow. I can appreciate a listing your personal favorite colors, but suggesting some be banned across the board? That strikes me as a bit much. Variety is the spice of life, my friend.

The Rights and Wrongs of Paint Colors | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
3/17/10 05:52 PM

I find the Eureka floor steamer to be most effective and easiest to use. This one

No More Mops: Cleaning the Kitchen Floor with a Sponge | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/7/10 04:24 PM

I think it's a very helpful introduction. And the beauty of his books lies in the stencils themselves, I think, as well as the description for how to make your own.

mjr, I agree that you're likely using too much paint. Super dry dabbing works best. Also, I read that using a spray adhesive to secure the stencil gives a better seal than tape, so that's another option to try.

How To: Stencil a Repeating Pattern on a Wall From Ed Roth of Stencil1 | Apartment Therapy Chicago
3/4/10 03:29 PM

fab idea about the pottery. I have just the tray...thanks for the tip!

6 Affordable Bathroom UpdatesFrom Real Simple | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
3/3/10 10:38 AM

It makes me feel lonely.

But I love that it is so different from the typical tours here, which sometimes strike me as new, modern, Eames chair cookie cutters.

I'm sure this home evokes whatever the owner wants it to evoke in her. Homes should be personal. It kinda bugs me when I read "I want to move in to this place" because what's most beautiful about a home is that it is entirely personal, a reflection of the person who created it.

Karla's Series of Spare Rooms House Tour | Apartment Therapy New York
3/3/10 10:30 AM

I adore it. I'm sure your daughters love it it, too. The painting, the wall color, the fab steals from Anth and Target, What a great job all around.

A Modest Retro Bathoom Makeover | Apartment Therapy DC
3/2/10 11:03 PM

The sleek, uncluttered design is appealing, and to each his own, but I find myself thinking no one lives there. Where's the personality?

Modern Industrial Family Home in France ArchDaily | Apartment Therapy New York
2/22/10 04:15 PM