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Anthropologie has some wonderful vintage-y knobs and pulls that could work well in your kitchen.

Modernize 1922 Kitchen While Keeping Vintage Charm? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
12/8/09 10:18 AM

I have always loved that Eva Zeisel sauceboat from a design perspective, but can someone tell me how one is actually supposed to use it? Are you supposed to put a spoon in it and ladle the sauce out? Seems like it might be tricky to maneuver the spoon out. Or are you supposed to pour from the side? Again, seems awkward...anyway, I've always wondered...

What Would Eva Think? | Apartment Therapy DC
11/16/09 08:23 PM

cassielynn: in that case, I hate to admit it, but the IKEA Ektorp is as comfy as can be, looks almost exactly like the PB comfort (except it has 3 cushions), and is $399 in can even get an ottoman with it and be done for a grand total of $499.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Round Up: 15 Sofas Under $1500
9/21/09 02:28 PM

I've had my eye on the Tillary for a while and have been mulling over the idea of buying one (it looks and feels really nice in person), but can't decide if it will be comfortable enough to lounge on while watching tv. I'm also wondering whether those pillows will truly stay in place (the back of the couch would be against a wall, but I'd like to have the flexibility to move the pillows and still rest against them) . Does anybody have this sofa? Feedback?

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Cushions that Convert a Bed to a Sofa? Good Questions
9/2/09 03:05 PM

I'm facing a similar dilemma in my kitchen. Here's what I would do:
DON'T paint the stairs and dining-room hutch.
Paint the cabinets in the kitchen and all the trim in the kitchen, dining room, and living room.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Good Questions: Painting Wood Trim...Where to Stop?
5/12/09 10:41 AM

Hi Milly,
Northbrook is a very nice community, but I think it might be more fun for you to live in the city and commute, as chesrow78 has suggested. Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, is another possibility--it's closer to Northbrook than Chicago and has a more cosmopolitan/urban/funky feel than most for suburbs on the North Shore. I don't know whether you're single or married, but live in Evanston and its great for singles and families alike, whereas I think of Northbrook as being a more family oriented community.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Good Questions: Moving to Chicagoland...
5/1/09 10:07 AM

I have been eyeing that exact rug for months on but was afraid to buy it because a lot of the customer reviews said the colors weren't as rich as they appeared on the website--apparently most people got rugs with an abundance of mauve and lavender tones. But yours looks fantastic, just what I'd want! I wonder if it's a dye-lot issue. May I ask how long ago you bought it? If you bought it recently, I'm going for it!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Small Cool 2009: Emily's Courtyard Musical Little Division #14
4/22/09 08:35 PM

I'd like to know what the carpet is, too! I'm looking for something with just that look for our basement.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Roundup: 4 Inspiring Ways to Decorate A Hallway
4/1/09 07:56 PM

The Hawthorne at Room and Board is very similar and is only $1199 in the stocked fabric--maybe you could do it in leather for less than the Sundance sofa? I came very close to buying the Hawthorne (I actually regret that I went with something else)--it's very comfy and very reasonably priced.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Questions: A Modern, But Not Too Modern Leather Couch? Los Angeles
3/23/09 01:45 PM

Very pretty! May I ask where the sconces are from?

Apartment Therapy New York | Question Answered! Bathroom Renovation Follow-up
3/10/09 01:38 PM

oh, Come On! Upholstery like that was bad then and it's bad now! Come to your senses, everybody!!!

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Would You Reupholster this Sofa?
2/25/09 09:16 AM

oops, sorry-- I just re-read you post and see that you are painting the trim white!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Good Questions: White or Black Grout for Subway Tile?
2/13/09 02:15 PM

This is a bit off the subject, but I'm curious: were you planning to paint the window trim white, too, or are you leaving that as is? I have a similar situation in my kitchen (oak cabinets, oak window trim, oak crown molding). I too am planning to paint my cabinets white, and can't decide if I should leave the moldings as is or paint those white, too.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Good Questions: White or Black Grout for Subway Tile?
2/13/09 02:14 PM

I read that the coat—very wisely—was lined with pashmina, so she may have been warmer than you'd think.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | “Lemongrass” in the Home: Inspiring Inaugural Fashion
1/29/09 10:27 PM


Apartment Therapy Chicago | 2009 Design Forecast: Six Top Trends for the Home Point Click Home
1/14/09 10:20 AM

I'm sorry, but I disagree; I just hate casters, despite their functionality! Whenever I see furniture with casters, I always find myself mentally removing them!

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Roundup: Casters, Casters More Casters
1/8/09 03:25 PM

I'm probably going to get run out of town, but I'm just going to say it: I'm getting tired of Mid-century Modern. I've had enough of Eames chairs, Tulip tables, the whole bit.

Apartment Therapy New York | Design Bloggers Weigh-In: Trends We Would Love To See The End Of Elle Decor, January/February 2009
12/19/08 04:46 PM

Yes, please tell where the blue rug is from!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Why Speed Decorating Doesn't Work for Us
7/16/08 01:56 PM

Perfect for my bedroom. Love it!

Apartment Therapy New York | Thursday Giveaway: Judy Ross' Seeds Pillow
7/4/08 07:32 AM

Seeing that box gives me such a nostalgic, happy feeling; we used this beautiful, simple stationary for our wedding invitations almost 13 years ago!

Apartment Therapy New York | Fabriano Medioevalis Stationery
6/2/08 11:20 AM