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Display Name: thevioletpear
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Like this post - I have a seafoam green bathtub, seafoam green toilet (with a white lid), and seafoam green tiled shower surround, edged in a forest green. The sink area must have been remodeled in the 70s or 80s and it's a yellowy cream "engineered marble" sink/counter. The people we bought the house from installed ugly vinyl flooring (with seafoam green in it), painted the bathroom a lighter seafoam green, I guess to hide the green-ness, and I still haven't figured out how to work with it all. I would love to embrace the green but with the yellow/cream sink/counter and the white cupboards and white toilet lid, haven't figured out how. Someday.

Apartment Therapy DC | The Power of Distraction: Hiding Eyesores in Plain View
5/21/09 04:19 PM

Loved seeing this. We are trying to adjust our son's room from young toddler to older toddler (he just turned 3). Also loved the Tawny Scrawny Lion and the Saggy Baggy Elephant books - I loved these as a kid and made sure my son has them as well!

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Kids' Room Tour: David's Bedroom
5/7/09 05:38 PM

combi savvy - lightweight, shoulder strap to carry it up the stairs, folds easily and small and reasonable price. it was perfect for us! we used it with the car seat too, which was great.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Lightweight Stroller Recommendations?
4/29/09 04:15 PM

I wouldn't get a pail either. We just had a small open garbage can next to the changing area, used grocery plastic bags and emptied it when it was full... if there was a poopy diaper we'd just tie it up in another plastic bag (yes, too many plastic bags) and throw it in the kitchen garbage. Never had any problems with smells! Also my son was poop-trained by 18 months (but still isn't pee-trained at a little over 3) so we didn't have poop issues for too long, thank goodness.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Does the VIPP Diaper Pail Work?
4/27/09 05:14 PM

I've used the deluxe everyday bag
It's probably for an older baby, as it's not huge, but i've used it since my son was about 1.5 years old - love it. it can be a shoulder bag or across the body, also great for traveling.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Best Diaper (or Non-Diaper) Bag?
3/20/09 01:57 PM

Love this house! Also would like to know about the roman shades - these can't be IKEA?!

Apartment Therapy Boston | House Tour: Katin Brandon's North Shore Cape Boston
3/11/09 01:08 AM

everything! the food, friends, parties, lights, shiny and sparkly everything!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Thursday Giveaway: Angel Print Series by HerskLos Angeles
11/20/08 05:43 PM

We used to buy instant oatmeal too, but now we just put 1/4 cup quick oats, 1/2 cup milk, and a tsp or so of sugar or maple syrup, in the microwave and nuke it for about 2 min. Easy enough and just as good.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Good Question: How To Make DIY Instant Oatmeal?
11/19/08 11:38 AM

I don't think felt is a very good idea for toddlers - you really need something you can clean quickly on a daily basis. We absolutely LOVE LOVE these placemats:

These aren't as great probably for a round, table, although they do seem to be not as wide as normal placemats. We have a 2.5 year old and use them on our teak wood table - they are super easy to clean and don't look hideous when we leave them out. It's a bit crazy to be so in love with placemats but honestly they make me happy everday. They are a bit expensive but worth it. Plus they look cool! I see they have some new designs now too... hmm maybe I'll have to buy another set!

Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Protecting a Tabletop with Placemats?
10/31/08 12:25 PM

where is that light fixture in the blue room from? i love it!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Southwest #9: Alicia's Austin Aura
10/24/08 01:36 PM

calm, modern.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Thursday Giveaway: "Sense of Style: Colour Space" Books by Shannon Fricke Los Angeles
10/17/08 01:12 PM

Hideous Kinky! Great great soundtrack.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Thursday Giveaway: Orb Mod1 Plus System Giveaway
10/17/08 01:08 PM

would love midwest modern!

Apartment Therapy New York | Thursday Giveaway: Midwestern Modern & Handmade Modern
10/9/08 11:55 AM

Don't forget these great enamel pendants! Great colors.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Etsy Scavenger: Eames in Art
10/7/08 08:26 PM

Um, where's Olympic Manor? It's certainly not called Crown Hill...

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Ork Posters' Seattle Design Open for Feedback
9/23/08 12:50 PM

I was driving to the library to drop off an overdue movie and there was no drop of parking space because there was a garden in it's place! Slightly irritating, but it was cute I thought. Then driving on 1st Ave downtown I saw a few more and thought, oh this must be something. And now I've just found out what it is. I'm in Seattle.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Small Space Garden Inspiration: Park[ing] Day LA
9/19/08 03:24 PM

Would love it if they just had a coat/clothes tree without the storage area!

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Ikea Odda Storage Unit with Clothes Tree
9/18/08 12:58 PM

We have the FLOR poodle tiles in a light blue/green color. The edges have held up fine actually. And the whole thing looked great until we had a kid...but this is probably more because of the light color than the actual tiles holding up. I would get them again, but in a darker color, if you have a kid/and or pets. Vacuuming is fine, we have a canister vacuum that does a perfectly good job on them. We probably should get them steam cleaned, and I'm sure they'll be fine.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | New Styles from FLOR in Wool
9/17/08 01:07 PM

Although I think Í'd just do a bulb in the center without the shade.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Look!: Lights at Zazil San Francisco
9/16/08 07:56 AM

I LOVE these lights, where can I get them??

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Look!: Lights at Zazil San Francisco
9/16/08 07:56 AM