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Display Name: PalmBchPrincess
Member Since: 12/3/10

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The after is definitely an improvement to the before. I think it speaks to my dislike of runners on stairs.

Before & After: Jae's Brightened Basement Stairs
3/26/13 07:16 PM

Looks great. Amazingly cozy. I love that the paneling added texture and depth to the walls. My first instinct would have been to rip it out- now I know better.

Before & After: Baby E's Nursery Life in Bridgetown
3/12/13 08:53 PM

So dreamy- I absolutely love this color scheme. Looks like a page out of a story book!

Jude's Whimsical Pastel Nursery Nursery Tour
3/12/13 08:03 PM

Cute and kid friendly. I love the organic elements!

Maxwell & Lulu's Temporary Digs House Tour
3/12/13 07:36 PM

I've contributed to Apartment Ratings on several occassions. While it does give you an overall picture of the community, it mostly pertains to managed apartment units. What I'm noticing here is that many people rent from private owners or smaller (or older) units that are not included on Apartment Ratings. The only other downside of it, is that one individual may have had a bad experience (probably due to their own personal issues) and then they paint the entire community as horrible.

10 Tips for Knowing When to Walk Away from the \"Perfect\" Place Renters Solutions
3/9/13 05:36 PM

Love the dining area the most. What a lovely little space. The chairs, the table, the wall color... It looks great.

Kelly's Dream Canvas House Call
3/8/13 06:25 PM

Nice! I'm typically not a fan of dark walls at all....I may have to rethink my stance. Beautifully done.

Natalie's Cool & Crisp Bedroom My Bedroom Retreat Contest
3/8/13 06:20 PM

Visiting the apartment at night is a must. If you can't get into the actual unit during late hours, at least try to get into the building just so you can get an idea of what the neighbors are like in the evening. If you can- get a layout of the BUILDING! You don't want to find out (after you move in) that the next door neighbor's laundry room is right up against your bedroom wall.

10 Tips for Knowing When to Walk Away from the \"Perfect\" Place Renters Solutions
3/8/13 02:14 PM

I could care less about "upper cabinets" in regards to storage space as long as I have an alternative. Looks like Andrew has already figured that out for his kitchen (which looks fabulous, by the way). People are uncomfortable with a kitchen without a typical cabinet layout, I suppose. This kitchen does not need any fillers (i.e. shelves, cabinets, etc). It looks fantastic just the way it is.

Before & After: Andrew's Long Time Coming Bungalow Kitchen Update
3/8/13 11:21 AM

Aww, that's cute @Kpg- "half-a-roommate". Ha, well I don't think I could have ever lived with any of my siblings in my 20's and especially not now in my early 30's! So ironic because we are (and have always been) an incredibly close family. But that's the problem- with me being the youngest of the bunch, it would've been like living with my parents! I don't even want to imagine how badly my dating life would've turned out. Yikes. Well the natural progression for us seemed to be college, marriage and then children so there was never an opportunity for any one of us to become roommates at any point in our adulthood.

Real Life Renting: Living with Siblings
3/7/13 09:29 PM

I've had white walls since I've been a renter...up until this most recent apartment. I'm SO happy with my sand colored walls and multi step white crown molding. The apartment came this way so I had no need to paint it. I made due with my white walls in previous apartments- it was just easier. Couldn't deal with it painting and repainting something so temporary.

True Confessions: Have You Ever Painted a Rental Without Permission? Reader Survey
3/7/13 08:50 PM

I can't stomach the idea of picking up a used couch (or anything upholstered) from a curb and reusing it. Gives me the skeevies just thinking about it.

The Ten Commandments of Used Furniture
3/7/13 12:58 AM

Cute room. I've experimented with scrapbook pages as art before. Looks great- even if it's temporary. Love the aqua tones. It really sets a tone of peace & tranquility.

Will's Yellow & Aqua AbodeMy Room
3/7/13 12:06 AM

Wonderful, I have one in my fridge right now that I can use! I want to start planting in the next few weeks so this is just perfect.

Turn Plastic Chicken Containers into Indoor Greenhouses
Read Between The Limes

3/6/13 05:24 PM

Great use of space in every area of this apartment. I love her overall style- just fantastic! It's so cozy but it doesn't feel closed-in at all. Love it.

Mary Lee's Life in 300 Square Feet House Tour
3/6/13 04:52 PM

I would worry about the legs collapsing under the weight of the cement and my own weight. I'm not a heavy person by any means but the wooden legs don't look too sturdy. I'm not even sure they're even. Might be frustrating to find that out after the cement has already set. Now, I would use it as a plant stand. Interesting idea though.

DIY Modern Concrete Stool for Under $5 HomeMade Modern
3/6/13 08:53 AM

It's hard not to be inspired by the beautiful surroundings of South Florida! I love the direction that you took with this room- the touches of turquoise really highlight the water elements of this beach theme. I'm curious about the rug...where did you get it? What is it made of?

Hank's Beach-Inspired Nursery My Room
3/6/13 12:18 AM

Mentioning safety issues of the crib bumper is not being judgemental- it is exactly what it is: mentioning a safety issue. Ultimately it's up to every parent (and every individual) to make the choices that they are most comfortable with. I can't speak for everyone else's motives but a person should feel free to state their opinion/observation without worrying about the defensiveness of others. My comments, specifically, were not meant to tear down...rather it was meant to inform. I've been on AT for a little over 2 years and I've seen comments about the safety of stair cases, glass decor, waxy floors, shelf name it. That home owner or renter probaby won't change a thing, and rightfully so- it's their space but if a person isn't open to hearing varied view points, then this probably isn't the appropriate forum for them.

Louis's Tiny (but Grand!)
Chinoiserie Menagerie Nursery Tour

3/5/13 07:49 PM

Well, what do you know? APT therapy has covered the crib bumper topic already:

Louis's Tiny (but Grand!)
Chinoiserie Menagerie Nursery Tour

3/5/13 05:16 PM

Bumper pads should not be used (breatheable or not). I was a therapist in the early intervention field- working with prenatal and postnatal mothers. Part of my job was to educate and instruct new parents on setting up their nurseries. The 'no bumper pad' guideline was only established about a year or 2 ago so this is still relatively new information for a lot of parents. But with that being said...I do love the concept of creating a nursery that is "sophisticated enough for grownups but still fun for a baby" as well.

Louis's Tiny (but Grand!)
Chinoiserie Menagerie Nursery Tour

3/5/13 05:12 PM