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Imperial Trellis Tile as a back splash in my kitchen would be amazing.

Win: Luxury Mosaic Tile from
Mission Stone and Tile Giveaway

10/21/13 09:34 AM

Best house tour ever. I already follow http://desiretoinspire.blogspot.com/ and loved the kitchen renovation, but I love the whole house!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | House Tour: Kim's One Room at a Time Ottawa, Ontario
3/25/09 11:26 AM

I found a small amount of mold on some of the baseboards in my apartment this morning. This isn't that surprising because it is a 1930s building with cold walls with little to no insulation and 2000s windows that close in the humidity during the winter. I try to keep the window cracked in the bathroom and I have a dehumidifier I run every few days.

I took some mold and mildew shower cleaner and sprayed down the offending baseboard and plan to scrub and rinse it later tonight. Does anyone have any other ideas for remedying the situation? Also, how can I prevent his from happening again?

Apartment Therapy DC | Open Thread 10 Washington, DC
2/7/09 12:38 PM

Until recently I also kept the alarm clock in the bathroom. I couldn't reach it there and it's also more centrally located so that I could listen to NPR throughout the apartment.

I had to move it back to my room when I got a roommate though. It seemed rude to wake her up too.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | How To: Get Out Of Bed In The MorningEven When You Got No Sleep The Night Before
1/9/09 01:48 PM

How not to get up in the morning: while reaching for the snooze button (due to an incident with an annoying flying squirrel that keeps me awake) attempt to brace yourself on the edge of the bed while reaching for the alarm clock, but miss the edge of the bed and fall out of bed head first while scraping the inside of your arm.

I did this yesterday. It was the start to a very bad day.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | How To: Get Out Of Bed In The MorningEven When You Got No Sleep The Night Before
1/9/09 01:45 PM

I love this house tour! It's nice to see a space in progress rather than completely polished. I love the space too.

I also have lots of plants and I'm envious of the great window sills and mantel for them. Mine are cluttering up my dining table and any other flat space.

I also chose to put my bed in the smallest room (although not that small) because I figure I'm just going to sleep in there. Since I've taken a roommate, it is now crazy cramped with furniture I had to move out of the bigger room, but it was still the right decision for me.

Apartment Therapy New York | House Tour: Margaret Unpacks New York
1/7/09 01:17 PM

Where do you buy whole cloves? I love this idea and seem to remember hearing that it also makes a good moth repellent, but I don't know where to get the cloves. Would most grocery stores have them? Trader Joe's did not.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Look!: The Holiday Scents of Pomanders
12/17/08 02:12 PM

My brother and I are neighbors, so we decided to try to rent out one of our apartments and stay at the other. We just posted the ad last night, so we'll see how it goes.

Apartment Therapy DC | Open Thread 8 Washington, DC
12/10/08 11:14 AM

Grey with white trim.

Apartment Therapy DC | Survey: What's Your Favorite Exterior Paint Color?
10/29/08 11:35 AM

I still have these mailboxes. They are not big enough to hold today's volume of mail and I struggle getting the mail out every night.

Cool idea though!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Look!: Mailbox Coffeetable
10/29/08 11:34 AM

The stairs make me a little weak in the knees. I definitely vote for handrails.

Apartment Therapy DC | Helena and Mattias' Open House Skona Hem: October 2008
10/27/08 05:45 AM

Does anyone have coffee recommendations? I use a french press, but I have been less than thrilled with my coffee lately. I like a rich medium roast usually.

Apartment Therapy DC | Open Thread 5 Washington DC
10/16/08 09:45 AM

Does anyone have coffee recommendations? I use a french press, but I have been less than thrilled with my coffee lately. I like a rich medium roast usually. I'm in DC, but happy to consider online purchasing if it is highly recommended. Thanks!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Open Thread 177
10/16/08 07:43 AM

I love it too -- inside and out.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | House Tour: Vanessa's Sun Filled BungalowLos Angeles
10/10/08 06:41 PM

Ha. I have a purple shirt with this on it. It really makes me laugh.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Kitten Skull Print by Brandon Dunlap
10/2/08 09:25 AM

I'm getting a roommate after 9 years of living alone. This will be a major adjustment, but I moved into a two bedroom co-op six months ago and at the time I looked at it as insurance. The two bedroom is only $100 more than my previous one bedroom and I can rent out the other room for more than half of my monthly expenses and it will still be a good deal for the renter.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | What's the First Thing You Cut Back On?
9/30/08 07:28 AM

Shawn was recommended to me earlier this year. I wound up using friends, but his rate was extremely reasonable: http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/lbs/859306325.html.

Apartment Therapy DC | Good Questions: Mover Recommendations for Short-Distance Moves?
9/29/08 05:57 AM

I like the look of this, but with two cats who sleep with me, I'm afraid that it would get cat fur stuck in the pleats and look shabby quickly. I prefer something that I can easily shake off or lint roll between (probably more frequent than non-cat owners) washings.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Good Questions: Cat Duvet = ?
9/23/08 11:27 AM

Yes, I've already enjoyed the DC posts, but I can't wait for more!

Apartment Therapy DC | Open Thread #1! Washington DC
9/18/08 09:42 AM

Curtains and clothes! I'm a terrible ironer, so instead I wear wrinkly clothes (or knits that don't wrinkle).

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Thursday Giveaway: Rowenta IS1430 1400-Watt Pro Compact Steamer Los Angeles
9/11/08 01:19 PM