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Display Name: Adorn
Member Since: 10/21/10

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This is a great house, filled with elements that look like they've been carefully curated and collected over the years because they were loved and not because they were something that was supposed to be in a house. My favorite House Tours are the ones that look like everyday people live in them and not like a designer tried to stage them to sell. I mean, of course you're going to clean up for AT but even still, this house looks like it's well loved and comfortable.

I do agree about the art being hung quite high - perhaps Bill is very tall? My husband hangs art higher than I do because he's quite a bit taller than me and that's eye level for him.

Bill's Story-Filled San Francisco Apartment House Tour
3/28/12 01:28 PM

I'm terrified to get rid of my clothes. I have no problems flinging anything else - but over the years I've collected so many beautiful vintage and antique pieces that I never wear. I don't want to get rid of them but where am I going to wear a new look dress or a 1910's day dress except to a costume party? My closet is 95% unwearable "collectors" pieces and 5% wearable things and it's discombobulating to look at that every morning.

Clothes Closet Cleanout: Tips for Paring Down
3/28/12 12:52 PM

Thanks for all the lovely compliments - we love our home very much.

For the curious, the picture above my bed is painted on a window. I found an old black and white photograph of four men standing in a lumber camp up near Vail in the early 20th c. in a pile of photos by the side of the road (you can read more about that here: and used it as the basis for this picture - it's just acrylic on glass and rather poorly done but it works with the house.

Elizabeth & Jon's "Gathered" Style
House Call

5/18/11 11:53 PM

I love trucks - we have the original trunk that my family immigrated from europe with and it sits at the foot of my bed and stores photographs and other valuables. My dad put a cedar lining in it. It's quite the heirloom!

Quick History: Travel Trunks and Louis Vuitton
1/28/11 06:26 AM

These videos just get cuter and cuter!

I didn't need to establish this since mine is pretty functional as it is - an old sewing table by my door with a bowl for my keys and an "in box" on my desk (also by the door) for my useful mail...but it was neat to see a few!

Day 8: Establish a Landing Strip
The 20/20 Home Cure

10/28/10 12:30 AM

I cleaned the "stuff room" which really meant throw things in proper bins and vacuum. Can't reach the windows in there since the kayaks cover it up.

Happy monday and I'm off to buy flowers tomorrow!

Day 6: Clean One Room
The 20/20 Home Cure

10/26/10 12:05 AM

I did a pretty major declutter in august and I'm a cluttery tchockey enjoying sort of person so it was hard for me to figure out what to get rid of! I ended up looking in my broom closet and picking out a 1960's embroidered linen apron I never wear... I'm sending it off to a friend of mine with a bag of things I'm returning to her as a little surprise :)

Day 4: Remove One Item and Set Up Outbox
The 20/20 Home Cure

10/21/10 11:24 PM