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I've killed my fair share of orchids but I currently have one in my bathroom and the regrowth on it is amazing. Haven't had a second spike yet, but I'm very hopeful. I also have a few cacti and some bamboo. It's the best results with the least effort.

Best Plants for the Bathroom
4/14/14 11:40 AM

Staggered. Aside from just being my visual preference I think it lengthens the space.

What's the Best Tile Layout For My Bathroom?: Straight or Staggered?
4/11/14 10:33 AM

Those are gorgeous!!! So jealous!

Before & After: The Fate of Sheryl's Vintage Chairs Good Questions Revisited
4/9/14 12:05 PM

Cool tones! A light blue/gray would look beautiful.

Paint Color To Coordinate with Stone on My Home's Exterior? Good Questions
4/3/14 12:05 PM

Hands up if The Great Muppet Caper made you scared of murphy beds.

Small Space Sleeping Solutions
4/3/14 11:59 AM

This would be a really good idea. You only take one if you need one. Less waste and probably cheaper for them.

IKEA to Stop Including Allen Wrenches Design News
4/1/14 11:42 AM

Another tip, if you need glass cut to a particular size get the cheap backing kits at Michael's and they'll cut the glass down for free.

Frugal Living: How To Frame Your Art on the Cheap Apartment Therapy Tutorials
3/27/14 11:50 AM


Before & After: Loveseat Avoids Reupholstery Redo
3/26/14 10:53 AM

I have a cool palette and very warm orangey brown cabinets and I love the contrast. I feel like in any other setting I wouldn't love the cabinets but they work with the grays of my counters and tiled walls. Go with the palette that makes you happy. If you're that worried use a computer program to mock it up first. You can get a feel for it before you spend too much time or money. I would also suggest putting some kind of statement piece in your kitchen. Maybe a bigger, more eye drawing clock. I don't know where to look and the cabinets end up being the most prominent thing because of the color.

How To Tone Down the Brown in My Kitchen? Good Questions
3/18/14 11:51 AM

I haven't had cable in years. Don't miss it. Also, somewhat under the umbrella of speak up is complain. I had issues with Raymour & Flanigan when I got my bed and sofa and I let them know. After some back and forth they refunded me about $300. Not too shabby.

6 Tips for Saving Money on Everyday Expenses Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/17/14 05:15 PM

Another easy diy update is swapping the hardware to fit your style. That along with painting can really change the feel of a piece.

Ideas for Redo of Inherited Cabinet? Good Questions
3/14/14 03:06 PM

Nice! I have a beautiful old birdcage I've been trying to figure out what to do with. I might just try this.

Before & After: Birdcage Avoids a Date with the Landfill
2/27/14 04:15 PM

"This shirt is dry clean only. Which means it's dirty." -Mitch Hedberg

Are You a Laundry Rule Breaker?
1/27/14 10:15 AM

I need that for the grout in my shower. It's gone dingy in spots. Nothing worse than yellowed grout. And not even bleach works. I'll pick one of these up asap.

We Tried It: The Miracle Grout Pen Test,
Before & After

1/27/14 10:14 AM

Things really changed for me once I got my own place. I did care about the look of my space before than but decorating was minimal. Now I own my apartment and can really make it mine and use what I've learned over time to make it a cool space reflective of who I am. I feel like you can understand my personality when you see my home. I will say it helps to have money, too. Not even to spend on things in my apartment but knowing I can hire someone to lug it when I move someday.

When Did You Start Caring About Decor?
1/24/14 10:41 AM

criv227, I love those hangers, too, but I specifically get the ones that hook onto each other. Saves even more space.

I will say I love and hate my bedroom closets, they're big, but in depth, not width. So I have two rods one in front of the other. The trick is not losing things to the back of the closet. I wish I could find a good solution for that.

Keep Your Closet Uncluttered All Year Long: 7 Foolproof Tips
1/21/14 12:50 PM

I live in the next neighborhood over, Kensington. I own a one bedroom co-op and have actually dreamt of doing something like this (not anytime soon, but in the future when I have a family). My question is did they have to get permission from the building? Is it a co-op or condo? I'm assuming it's co-op since the vast majority of buildings in this part of Brooklyn are.

Before & After: Erica & Spencer’s Brooklyn Apartment Combination Sweeten
1/17/14 10:53 AM

Amazing, I love how even with darker paint it looks bigger. It's all about scale.

Before & After: An Office/Guest Bedroom Gets a Dramatic Makeover Go Haus Go
1/16/14 10:29 AM

I do like the after, but it is very samey. I just wish people put a little more of their personalities into these kitchens.

Before & After: A Gutted 1926 Kitchen Becomes More Stylish & Functional Reader Kitchen Remodel
1/14/14 10:57 AM

I have a few papyrus pieces and I wanted to show all of the paper and the beautiful edges, so I used floating frames. I got them at Michaels for pretty cheap. And yes, I would match the frames. They don't have to be identical, but I agree with ec05, think about what you might do with them in the future.

How Should I Frame These Prints for The January Cure? Good Questions
1/14/14 10:39 AM