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Display Name: Toynebe
Member Since: 5/4/10

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Brussels for Art Nouveau and Gothic architecture and Fez for a cultural mix including Spanish and Moorish influences.

What's Your Favorite Design Destination? (Plus Three to Put on Your List)
6/20/14 05:15 PM

I love the wood and tile combination!

Tile Trends: Bold Hexagon Tiles for Kitchens, Baths & More
6/17/14 02:21 PM

Sorry but calling anything "Cali" just sounds pretentious (and definitely marks you as a non-Californian).

Get The Look: Cali Boho American Style
6/17/14 02:20 PM

For those interested in ways to cook with what you have I highly recommend the book "An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace" by Tamar Adler. It's really inspiring. Here's an excerpt from the description on Amazon, "In chapters about boiling water, cooking eggs and beans, and summoning respectable meals from empty cupboards, Tamar weaves philosophy and instruction into approachable lessons on instinctive cooking. Tamar shows how to make the most of everything you buy, demonstrating what the world’s great chefs know: that great meals rely on the bones and peels and ends of meals before them. "

Waste Not! Five Delicious Uses for Common Kitchen Scraps
4/25/14 12:01 AM

I love your attitude!

How Do You Deal with Unwanted Decor Gifts?
4/21/14 01:23 PM

The Avengers (original one)!

Netflix Memory Lane: 5 Shows from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s
4/18/14 05:39 PM


Best of the Lazy Susans... Er... The Busy Susans!
4/14/14 01:14 PM

I've found lazy susan's at thrift stores and garage sales for next to nothing. Lots of people like the idea but they are bulky and end up being discarded. The key for me was to find a mostly permanent place for it to reside; I have 2 on my craft desk with all my tools stored in smaller containers on them, solving a lot of issues I had in my workspace.

Best of the Lazy Susans... Er... The Busy Susans!
4/14/14 01:14 PM

As a nook, I get it because these are inviting and cozy. But if it's to create more space I'm wondering what homes have small spaces and huge closets?

Small Space Solution: Convert Your Closet into a Bedroom
4/14/14 01:06 PM

You could display something like a vintage ad or magazine cover in the front and keep additional pieces in the back. Then it would be easy to rotate the images by opening up the back and swapping them out. I tend to have everything out because there isn't a convenient way to store/access items but this would solve that problem.

Reuse Project Ideas for Vintage Display Case? Good Questions
4/8/14 06:29 PM

I will happily take my shoes off because I prefer to be barefoot but I don't think it's at all rude if guests don't want to take off their shoes. If your flooring is too precious for people to walk on in shoes then get it out of the way for the evening or don't have guests. There are also ways to keep your floor cleaner, have a mat outside and inside your door so shoes get cleaned a little just by entering your house. Seriously, when did a carpet become more important than making guests comfortable in your home?

How To Clean My Area Rug Inside My Small Apartment?
Good Questions

4/2/14 01:18 PM

My daughter moved back home from school and now the kitchen is messy all the time. It took me a couple of months to realize that this was keeping me from cooking. I hate cleaning the kitchen (particularly if it isn't my mess) and I hate cooking in a dirty kitchen. Somehow this realization has not motivated HER to be less messy, sigh….

Why Getting Ready to Make Breakfast Is Harder Than Actually Making Breakfast Liveblogging The Cooking Cure Spring 2014
3/6/14 01:14 PM

I appreciate the comment, Seamstress. I feel the same way.

Drought Mindfulness: Six Water-Saving Reminders Water Use It Wisely
2/6/14 10:26 PM

Some great ideas, it's easy to forget that almost everything we use impacts our water including power usage and manufacturing processes. Thanks for those comments with that reminder. I think everyone can play their part, even if it's only a tiny part.

And, Portlandrules, I'm not going to judge all Oregonians by the comments you've made because I've lived in (and love) Oregon and know that everyone there isn't as bigoted and willing to lump an entire state into one mold as you are.

Drought Mindfulness: Six Water-Saving Reminders Water Use It Wisely
2/6/14 08:18 PM

I don't know where that specific orange red paisley is from but there are some gorgeous ones at:

Day 12: Shop 'til You Drop! Apartment Therapy's Style Cure
8/16/13 12:41 PM

How about buying some red flowers and putting them in the room to try out the color. You can see how you like the color without a permanent commitment and may find that just a pop of the color satisfies your wild (red) side.

Day 6: Let's Learn About Color Apartment Therapy's Style Cure
8/8/13 12:48 PM

I'd pick the wallpaper first, you may like the white okay with the wallpaper behind it or chose to do another color on the cabinet. If wallpaper isn't in the budget use a stencil (or make your own) and do it in paint. With the right wall design no one would even notice the cabinet.

BTW I do think the cabinet would look great in black.

Would You Paint this Bathroom Vanity Cabinet? | Apartment Therapy Chicago
6/3/10 02:23 PM

Another idea is to use a light to medium grey on the walls and pick either the pink or green for accessories.

Help for "Horrible Tile" in My Rental Apartment? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
5/4/10 08:33 PM

I'd suggest looking for a fabric with several colors (including the color of the tiles) and then pick one of the other colors to use on the walls and accessories. You could use the fabric for a window valance/curtain or shower curtain.

Help for "Horrible Tile" in My Rental Apartment? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
5/4/10 08:32 PM