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Display Name: HollyinDC
Member Since: 4/5/07

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Excellent wood walls on the Selby recently:

Should We Go Super Kitschy in Wood Paneled Room?
Good Questions

11/19/10 09:28 AM

Please keep the wood! It looks like real tongue-in-groove - very cool & not at all like the cheap faux stuff found in basements. To keep stuff light (if that's what you're going for), I'd go with a white sofa or chair & bright accents. Modern-ish furniture can provide a nice contrast. Leather works well with wood. Plaid would also be rad. And the moosehead.
I'm not going to lie, I have a thing for wood paneling done right.
Some ideas:

Should We Go Super Kitschy in Wood Paneled Room?
Good Questions

11/2/10 11:40 AM

These are such beautiful illustrations. We've got the suited squirrel in our living room.

Berkley Illustration Prints | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
11/16/09 10:07 AM

love, love, love.

Alysia's Treehouse by the Lake House Tour | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
11/13/09 05:03 PM

I vote Ewok. The warmth of the chairs contrast well with the coolness of the table.
Also, the Ewok chairs go well with the rolling wooden book case, soft sofa & warm wood floors you've got in the background. The whole look seems more organic & collected over time.

I think the storm trooper chairs seem too cold & modern for the space. I also think it looks very "Ikea"

It seems like you like the Ewok chairs better, too maybe?

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Strom Trooper, Ewok or C3PO? Good Questions
10/8/09 01:04 PM

this is gorgeous. wow. well done!

Apartment Therapy New York | Lorin Luxuriates in a Studio House Tour
8/27/09 03:58 PM

Why live in a community designed around cars when you could enjoy one designed for people? Living in the suburbs would kill my soul. DC!!

Apartment Therapy DC | DC, Maryland Virginia: Do You Prefer City or Suburbs?
7/14/09 12:06 AM

Did I count 3 turntables? Awesome. I'm so glad to see another person who refuses to give up their records in the name of minimalism. Really nice furniture you've got for those stereos & LPs, too.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | House Tour: Dan's Upper Market "Lake" House San Francisco
7/12/09 11:30 AM

In DC, there are plenty of apartments in rowhouses. I live on the first floor of a 3 unit rowhouse, so I have the small space that comes with apartment living, but I also have outdoor space to consider (lucky me!).
So while we're on the topic of (presumably) urban gardens, has anyone had a problem with rats in their garden? If so, what did you do to keep them from eating your vegetables?
I've got a container garden on the back patio and my landlord mentioned seeing a huge rat back there. It's coming from the neighboring rowhouse (trash in the yard, not well-maintained, owned by a slumlord), and I've heard that there was a problem with rats next door before we moved in. I want to keep them out of my yard & away from my tomatoes. Any suggestions?

Apartment Therapy DC | Survey: How Does Your Garden Grow?
5/29/09 03:26 PM

Knotty pine can add warmth & contrast to otherwise "cold" modern furnishings. Done right, it could be really interesting and awesome!

We've got a whole wall of it (real wood, tongue-in-groove, recovered from a museum in DC and distressed from years of wear) in our living room. It's definitely provided us with a design challenge (avoiding the cabin/pirate ship look), but it gets tons of compliments and we really dig it. Our decor would be considered masculine-vintage mixed with modern.

And, believe me, I've had knotty pine-related panics. In my distress, I found examples of modern, awesome interiors that contain wood paneling. Here are some of them:


Go with your gut & do what you like. Good luck!

Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Should I Paint the Pine?
5/20/09 06:57 PM

I am jealous of your 6ths - Wasps Nests 7" box set. Showoffs! :-) Love your place!

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | House Tour: Leslie and Adam's Home for Two San Francisco
5/5/09 07:55 PM

Thanks everybody! I imagine that the limestone top puts this table out of my price range. I was hoping it was a distressed white wood.

Apartment Therapy DC | Good Questions: Sources for this Console Table?
5/5/09 07:47 PM

I love, love, love your TV cart, kitchen island, and desk. I'm looking for something similar for my own place. Where did you find them? Did you powdercoat the TV coat yourself or did it come in that color?
Very, very nice place.

Apartment Therapy DC | Small Cool 2009: Casey Marie's All In One Room Tiny Division #49
4/16/09 03:48 PM

That console table in the photo on the left is hot - anybody know the maker?

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | How To: Use Up Your Wallpaper Scraps Better Homes and Gardens
4/16/09 11:41 AM

Sorry, that's Wary Meyers.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Would You Ever Paint Your Fabric Furniture?
4/15/09 04:23 PM

Wary Meyes does this sort of thing all the time, applying amazing custom patterns to chairs with INCREDIBLE results. here's a few of their best:

This one explains how they did it: http://warymeyers.com/Resources/salvage1.jpg

I am so looking forward to finding a flea market chair & painting something amazing on it.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Would You Ever Paint Your Fabric Furniture?
4/15/09 04:22 PM

I'll third this: Where do you sleep? Including the furniture in your floorplan would be helpful if you're not willing to show your bed.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Small Cool 2009: M.Cole's Controlled Collecting Tiny Division #15
4/8/09 02:08 PM

Maybe it's just because I've lived in DC for 6 years, but this thing reminds me of the pens people use to smoke crack & then discard. Just sayin'.

Apartment Therapy New York | Recycled BIC Pen Vase
3/31/09 04:36 PM

LOVE this. I've never seen Bowie album art look so good! You have this great kitsch/serious high/low mix that's mature but fun and totally works. Inspiring stuff.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | House Tour: Steve's Uptown Contemporary Chicago
3/5/09 03:37 PM

Sometimes a great solution just requires clever use of color.
This bathroom is amusing & has personality. Well done.

Apartment Therapy Boston | Question Answered! Pink Blue Bath Goes Geek
3/4/09 02:57 PM