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Display Name: olya
Member Since: 3/22/07

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Billy, love the updates so far and the afters look excellent. Look forward to seeing the rest.

APR - I used the IKEA Blankett handles in my Ikea kitchen and it looks (dare I say) identical to Billy's kitchen. See the kitchen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/olya/sets/72157629711867368/

(You can see the progress/before here... http://tinykitchenreno.tumblr.com/archive/2010/4)

Before & After: A Brooklyn Apartment's Dramatic Transformation The Sweeten
4/16/13 06:49 AM

We have Petrie in charcoal and its awesome. Though cats try to claw at it, I keep a blanket over the arm and it keeps it safe.
Pics here.

Which Of These Couches Should I Choose?
Good Questions

2/20/11 02:04 PM

Joy, thank you for that incredibly insightful and detailed comment. The instructions are quite clear :-)

AT mods: any way you can highlight the quality of the response so that more people can see it?

Before & After: Joy's Rocking Chair Redo
Reader Project

2/13/11 10:54 PM

Anyone has any ideas on how to organize scarves? I think the shoe pockets would be too small - but something with just slightly larger sections would do the trick!

Help! :-)

8 Other Uses for a Shoe Organizer
1/11/11 09:12 AM

inspired by all the organization posts recently we re-did the hall closet today. adding shelves and decluttering made an incredible change!

Fresh Start: 20 Ways to Get Organized this Month!
1/10/11 02:25 AM

(and to boot its $39, less than any above :) )

5 Laundry Carts for Home
9/2/10 09:05 AM

We actually bought our hamper from Crate and Barrel - it works flawlessy (great casters) and the grid makes even the messy laundry look neat. Love it!

5 Laundry Carts for Home
9/2/10 09:05 AM

For absolutely no rational reasons whatsoever this feels absolutely "Now" to me. I really am glad other commenters try to explain why it's "Now" to them too - this is 100% "gut" instinct!

On a related note: IS there a difference between '00s and '10s? can someone link pictures as example?

Guess the Decade: A Feminine & Formal Sitting Room
8/19/10 12:34 PM

When friends let us stay over in their flat in New York, I washed the kitchen as a thank you on the last day... I hope they took it the right way! We brought a small present, but it was greatly appreciated that they hosted us...

Cleaning Someone Else’s Home: Helpful or Creepy? | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
5/5/10 09:02 AM

if you're looking for slipcovers and a way to save money, go IKEA - http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/S09840535 and switch out the legs to dark brown.

The Petrie Sofa, Eight Ways | Apartment Therapy Chicago
4/28/10 12:06 AM

I took the leap and bought the petrie in Charcoal when we were furnishing our place and don't regret it for a moment. Thought my heart bleeds from our cats' attempts to destroy it, its holding up well. And the shape! Ah! It's a dream come true.

It's been 6 months and its super comfy. Many naps and sleeps were taken on it with no harm.

The Petrie Sofa, Eight Ways | Apartment Therapy Chicago
4/28/10 12:05 AM

This is incredible! 360 sq ft - superb.

Now if only we could vote... :-)

Small Cool 2010: Dagney's Southern ExposureTeeny Tiny Division # 23 | Apartment Therapy Chicago
4/21/10 10:02 AM

We have started our own small kitchen reno (http://tinykitchenreno.tumblr.com) and seeing how you have used the space is quite inspiring!! Lovely!

Kitchen Tour: Craig's Functional Symmetrical Space | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/9/10 07:16 PM

We're renovating our kitchen and the footprint is 8.3 feet by 5.6 feet. Its tough!

Our 10 Favorite Small Kitchens Inspiration Gallery | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
4/8/10 08:27 AM

There's already a McD's across the street. Been there for at least 5 years, non? :-)

CB2 is Coming to Toronto | Apartment Therapy Chicago
3/27/10 08:39 PM

What's funny is that outside of this target audience the "keep calm and carry on" poster is very fresh, and the chairs are entirely unfamiliar :-)

Bruxe Design's Tiny Little Chairs Series | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
3/6/10 10:12 PM

Sone for the win. Those who say they are tired of staring at screens - the e-ink screen is a wholly different beast that doesn't tire eyes.

Do You Plan to Purchase an eReader This Year? Survey | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
1/23/10 04:18 PM

Completely agree with somedudeinvicenza. Thanks for posting that.

The Rise and Fall of Design Within Reach Fast Company | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
11/27/09 08:59 AM

This house tour is fabulous! I am saving it all as inspiration for our house.. whenever we move into one. I love that it all feels bold, but is still so calm - this is a gorgeous, gorgeous place.

Judy's Sunny Stylish Family HomeHouse Tour | Apartment Therapy Chicago
11/22/09 08:19 PM

(Petrie delivered 2 weeks ago - SUPER comfortable, many naps and sleepovers already had.)

Judy's Sunny Stylish Family HomeHouse Tour | Apartment Therapy Chicago
11/22/09 08:18 PM