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Can't you trim just the part that gets in her eyes and leave the rest long?

Safe Hair Accessories for BabiesGood Questions | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
7/22/10 02:35 PM

Celebrities (not all, I'm sure) just get used to having people do things for them. I frankly think they forget how to do things for themselves, and their first knee jerk reaction is to hire someone. I guess it makes for more jobs for others...

Gwyneth Paltrow Shows Apple Moses' Room | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
6/8/10 12:32 PM

I like the idea of matching comforters and then differentiating with the sheets, throw pillows, blankets, and wall decoration. An orange comforter would be modern and would look fun with blue and pink.

You could get these sheets, one in blue and one in pink:

http://www.thecompanystore.com/parent/Sheets Prints/3002/E3D7X/

I'm not sure about painting half of the room blue and half pink. It seems like it might be more restful to use a more neutral color with pink and blue accents, to me. I've loved some of the pale gray kid's rooms that have been posted on here, recently. Maybe that might work.

Bedding Ideas for a Shared Bedroom Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
3/15/10 03:34 PM

I really love brown rice, so am intrigued by this Massa Rice. Is it really that much better? I normally eat Lundberg Short Grain Brown Rice. What's the difference, really? I don't want to unnecessarily splurge, but if it'll rock my world, I'd love to try it.

Easy, Nourishing Delicious: Massa Brown Rice Egg Bowl | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/5/10 09:26 PM

I really like the wire and clip set sold at Ikea (in the office section, maybe?). I think that setting up an art gallery area for the kids somewhere else -- a hallway or nook somewhere -- is a nice idea. We had a whole wall of what I think was peckerwood board (don't know if that's the correct name) when I was a kid. We could post our artwork on that wall instead of the fridge.

Keeping Your Fridge Exterior Tidy Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
2/5/10 07:27 PM

Oh my God, thank you so much Adrienne for your comment about the "cool fish face". I'm having a tough day today and your comment made me laugh and laugh. Very much needed!

It does seem like this gadget is a very clever way to prey on mothers' anxieties to provide the best for their unborn babies. And, yes, it does seem like singing, humming, and whistling are all great, FREE ways to get music to the little ones.

Prenatal Music Kit Influences The Bun In Your Oven | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
1/25/10 12:34 PM

I also vote for a sophisticated gray jumping off from one of the shades in the really beautiful slate tiling, but paler. I think grays in a kitchen can be really beautiful, especially with stainless steel elements. You have such a lovely, natural palette already that something serene and subtle like a dove gray seems like a good bet. If you want something more dramatic, I'd go with a very dark blue, maybe, but since you said the light isn't great in there I'd lean toward the pale gray. You can punch up color elsewhere. Why fight what's already going on in such a beautiful room?

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | What Color Should I Paint My Kitchen/Dining Room? Good Questions
9/24/09 12:54 AM

My husband and I lived in a large loftlike space and painted one focal wall Behr (I think that was the brand) Awning Red. It's a beautiful rich cool red, and it doesn't vibrate in that make-your-eyes-tired kind of way. I think that would be amazing in your space. Something bold like that would be amazing with the neutral furniture, dark colors, and bright light you describe.

Apartment Therapy DC | Best Color for a Bright Loft? Good Questions
9/1/09 07:52 PM

Great room. I like the different areas set up and the way you used the dark brown, pale green, and black as accents to the white. Nice job!

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Not Your Average Teenagers Bedroom
7/30/09 12:17 AM

I don't know about the product, but that photo (and model especially) creep me out. There's something about that ad that really makes me think of Stepford Wives.

Apartment Therapy Boston | Wall Mount Folding Drying Rack
7/24/09 05:44 PM

If you find that you really can't paint, I'd look at photos of classic lodge interiors and use that for inspiration. Maybe work with what you can't get rid of. You could even go a little kitchy or tongue in cheek if that's your bent. Rich, royal blues, yellows, and greens will help brighten it up. I agree that a strong, abstract piece of art over the fireplace would be good. You could also decide to go a little "sundance" with the place, though, and have fun with it. A bold, Mexican or Native American rug and/or textiles, a set of antlers or two, a mounted fish...? It doesn't have to go that far, but you get what I mean. Maybe run with the fishing shack/lodge look that the room is already leaning towards.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | How to Decorate "Wood Hell" ? Good Questions
7/24/09 05:43 PM

Thank you! I feel so dense. OF COURSE we'd have to sleep in the baby's room and give our guests our room (or move the baby into our room while the guests are there). I don't know why that solution didn't occur to me. I guess I thought I'd have a hard time getting the baby to sleep in a new room/set up. Clearly, I have a lot to learn...

It's very helpful hearing how different people have solved the problem.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Do Combo Nursery/Guest Rooms Work?
7/15/09 04:18 PM

I agree that a white bedskirt would be best. I used to have a very simple, tailored linen one with linear openwork...not too frou-frou. I don't even think it was too expensive...maybe from Bed, Bath, and Beyond?

Anything more interesting than white would make the bedskirt too much of a focal point, I think. Then maybe a couple of patterned throw pillows in colors that tie the rust and pale blue together?

Apartment Therapy Boston | Good Questions: Fabric Ideas for Complementary Bedskirt?
6/24/09 10:40 AM

I agree that a gray (possibly with lavender tones in it) would be a safe non-Easter solution and would work with the artwork on your wall. I don't LOVE pink and gray together, though, myself. How permanent are your pink touches? Seems that you could focus on the blue and green touches and by scaling down the pinks you can stay cool and calm without looking too pastel-y

I also am really drawn to the very pale robin's egg blues that are showing up on walls a little more these days. It's barely blue...would look nice with your lantern, and is very calming, I think.

Apartment Therapy Boston | Good Questions: Paint Color for Bedroom?
6/23/09 12:25 PM

sorry...what about when doing work under THOSE circumstances...

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Renovating While Pregnant?
4/2/09 08:38 AM

What about doing renovations in a property that has lead paint? I live in Boston, and the chances of finding a completely lead free place is slim. We'd make sure there was fresh non-peeling paint before our baby, but what about work done when pregnant under circumstances? What kind of precautions should one take?

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Renovating While Pregnant?
4/2/09 08:37 AM

I like the idea of making bread at home, but I normally buy a sprouted grain bread...a little healthier and easier to digest. How would I do that at home?

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day for Families
3/30/09 12:56 PM

This got reposted on Ohdeedhoh because...there's a child sized chair in one of the photos? C'mon...

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Old Fashioned Clawfoot Tubs
3/23/09 04:02 PM

I really can't believe the commentary on this product. It's great that the company makes these bamboo "pebbles" from left over pieces of wood, but spending $20 on wooden rocks to "foster love for different colored, sized, and textured [REAL] rocks" sounds absolutely moronic. PU-LEAZE.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Bamboo Pebbles
3/15/09 10:11 AM

I agree about previous posters that keeping the palette pretty neutral would be beautiful, and I love the idea of mounting a canvas on the back of the bed and making a large Rothko-esque painting there. You could also stretch a beautiful piece of fabric or tapestry there.

I personally think you should keep the palette to white, cream, fawn, gray/steel/silver, and dark brown. Then you can work in the pillow, throw, dark round table, and bathroom tile you already have. I'd pick up some paint swatch cards within that range as a starting point.

Bedroom area: I'd paint the alcove a warm pale gray. Again, the paint can be really subtle, not really pops of color...but a pale warm gray could soften it up a little, make the space look addressed, and would look really classy. I'd get rid of the dark blue rug that's near the bed...am I seeing that right?), and keep the floor light.

Office area: I've seen galvanized metal squares with magnets that would look great above your little desk area. The weathered silver would fit in the palette, but would add a little texture. You could also paint the whole wall behind your computer and the shelves above with a magnetic paint. Definitely invest in some pretty, matching organizers for your papers, etc. in there...again in a fawn or white.

Kitchen area: I agree that painting the backsplash would be great. You already have the silver of the sink and the golden brown of the counters...so I'd pick a neutral that works with those...and brushed silver accessories would be great in there.

Bathroom: I think definitely changing the mirror and light in there is huge. Wood accessories in the bathroom would be beautiful.

I'd also maybe invest in a nicer chair and lose the wicker one whenever you could afford it. Something simple, sturdy, with clean, beautiful lines would be great.

I think a combo. of organic modern and 1930's glamour would really suit the place.

Definitely post "after" photos!

Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Tips for a Small London Studio?
2/3/09 07:39 PM