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Display Name: mmeyer84
Member Since: 3/15/10

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Shopgirlny- Thanks! It's from Azia Oriental Rugs in Columbus, Ohio


Beth and Nick's Glen Echo Craftsman House Tour | Apartment Therapy Chicago
3/23/10 08:24 PM

Thanks, jettsam! :)


Beth and Nick's Glen Echo Craftsman House Tour | Apartment Therapy Chicago
3/23/10 03:20 PM

Thank you, everyone! Keep the questions coming! I'll do my best to answer them.

Pdxgirl- I got the Moravian star from - of all places- Lowes! I fell in love with those stars when I was in London, but needed it to work with the new fixtures in the dining room, which had to work with the stained glass window! Lowes was one of the only places where I found the chandelier, sconces, and star all with identical mixed glass.

MarshallO- I actually don't particularily like craftsman/arts and craft/mission style furniture, and it is more important that I love the pieces in my home than am 100% true to the style of the house. The dining room table and chairs are all reminicent of mission style furniture, but with a modern touch, which I liked.

To weigh in on the Ohio-landlocked-state debate, just spend a day in Port Clinton, and you will never think Ohio is landlocked again! :)


Beth and Nick's Glen Echo Craftsman House Tour | Apartment Therapy Chicago
3/22/10 08:30 PM

rosaleebills - Hey! Actually, it's white and orange! It does look red in the picture, though, doesn't it? I got it at Ikea 2 years ago. I can't find it on their website, so it might be discontinued. I love it, though - and it was only $20! :)


Beth and Nick's Glen Echo Craftsman House Tour | Apartment Therapy Chicago
3/20/10 08:46 PM

Once again, thank you everyone for the comments - I really appreciate them. To answer a few questions:

Blandwagon - We actually have a wooden baby gate between the kitchen and the dining room...there is NO way to babyproof the kitchen, so we just keep him out of there. :)

Thorndale - The shelves in my son's room are from Ikea! I just didn't put the back of them on, so that the blue diamonds on his wall showed through. It's secured to the wall to make it more stable.

CygnusX1 - Yeah, MI is going through some tough times, but Grand Rapids is an incredible, inspiring place. They are on the cutting edge of promoting the arts, and Wild Goose Creative gets a lot of ideas and passion from GR. I really encourage you to go back and check it out, particularly Art Prize (http://www.artprize.org/), which made international headlines and changed the face of the art world forever. We are SO proud to have had our start in GR.

Mikey1234 - I would LOVE to see what you think looks expensive! HA! I guess I fooled at least one person. :) I shop almost exclusively on Craigslist and in second-hand shops and have NEVER paid full price for anything (except our rug). I actually hate clutter, too, so I'm curious as to where you think the clutter is. I do feel like clutter is not very welcoming so try to get rid of as much as possible.

hkbm and nikki moore- Yep, we are HUGE Arrested Development fans. We think we'll name our next dog Surely, though. :)

honeyhaze - I bought the vinyl at Joann's on clearance, at all places! $10

theECLECTIClifestyle.com - Yes - please come over! You are all welcome! :) Just call first so I can put my cords and clutter away. HA!


Beth and Nick's Glen Echo Craftsman House Tour | Apartment Therapy Chicago
3/16/10 02:05 PM

Thanks for all the great comments! I'm so pleased you liked my house! To answer some questions - So sorry about the cable/cord mess in the office...Old houses have VERY few plugs so it's a necessary evil. I should have put them away for the pic, though. :)

The chest at the foot of my bed is an antique cedar chest with wicker panels that were disintegrating, so I decoupaged some hand-printed paper on it - it does kinda look like the Declaration of Independence! HA!

And, yep, we obviously knew the various interpretations of the passage from the Tempest in my son's room - my husband is a professor of theatre at OSU - but we choose to view it as the more positive take on it, that this life is fleeting and small but magical and fascinating, tempered by times of rest and relaxation.

We hope to change out the quote periodically, so I'm taking suggestions! :)

Thanks again, and please let me know if you have any further questions!
- Beth


Beth and Nick's Glen Echo Craftsman House Tour | Apartment Therapy Chicago
3/15/10 04:17 PM