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Member Since: 1/2/11

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Such a great use of the space! It feels cozy but still gives you plenty of breathing room...I love seeing fellow Chicagoans living in style :)

Joe & Brad's Small Space with Big Style House Tour
9/5/12 10:32 AM

I love the "think like a photographer" bit of advice. As a blogger myself, I find myself editing almost too much, to the point that I now have to go back and fill in some of the blanks I've left! I think seasonal rotation is the key to keeping things fresh and showcasing your more precious items.

3 Ways to Self-Edit Your Space
9/4/12 12:55 PM

Love this post! I've always done my best to make a rental feel like home so paint, along with a few DIY furniture rehabs are usually my first tricks but the smallest thing - good, comfy bedding - is a great place to start!

10 Ways to Customize a Rental
8/16/12 11:24 AM

Love love love this tour! It's an absolutely gorgeous home....I wish I could steal that massive pendant light for my home.

Carol's Architectural Home in the Hills House Tour
7/18/12 12:05 PM

That is a FANTASTIC lamp! I love the silhouette.

Regina's Happy Hodge-Podge Dream Living Room Inspiration
6/12/12 01:21 PM

Hahaha, I love this post because I find myself doing the same things! It's funny that as a blogger myself, I have no problem having my home out in the open for strangers but when my parents come over, I double (and triple) check to make sure that the PG-13 things in my life are tucked away!

Self-Censored Decor: Hiding a Few Items When the 'Rents Visit
4/6/12 10:35 AM

Love it! It's so inspiring to see how a fellow Chicago resident put a spin on her place!

Dean's Stylish & Social Greystone House Tour
3/13/12 12:29 PM

I absolutely love this....I've been working on DIY projects for the past few months to make my rental feel like home. There were times during the process where I was over all the work but the way that my space makes me feel when I open my apartment door has made it worth it!

5 Things I Never Did To A Rental But Probably Should Have Renters Solutions
3/7/12 12:41 PM

Love the blue, such a gorgeous shade!

Before & After: A Deep Blue TV Room
3/2/12 01:10 PM

Really interesting! I was born in the 80s as well so it's fascinating to see what my peers have collected, especially with all of the conversation surrounding how our generation is becoming independent and moving out on our own at a later stage in life than young adults previously have.

All I Own: Photographs by Sannah Kvist
3/2/12 12:20 PM

Such a great idea! I love you mix of colors too :)

How To Make a Unique and Affordable Slipcovered Side Table
2/10/12 02:35 PM

Such great tips!...the damp rag saved my a$$ time and time again when I was working on painting my walls!

5 Essential Tools For Your Next Room Painting Project
2/9/12 01:53 PM

This is such a great post! As a blogger who posts DIY projects, it's a great reminder to take the feedback - positive AND negative - with a grain of salt. Thanks!

5 Things to Take Away From Any DIY Project Post (Even If You Don't Love It)
2/7/12 05:08 PM

I LOVE the orange coral blanket! I've been trying to figure out a way to balance the orange in my living room and this is perfect, thank you!

Cold Weather Helpers: Picking the Perfect Throw Blanket
12/16/11 11:50 AM

Amazing! I've been rounding up my own sources of color inspiration but I second @Girl & Lamp, I'm going to be totally addicted.

Design Seeds Relaunches & Incorporates HEX Codes
12/15/11 12:49 PM

Love! I recently painted my living room teal so I think it's the perfect contrast color.

Pantone's Color of the Year for 2012
12/8/11 02:13 PM

My favorite is definitely the Radha and Krishna painting. Being of Indian descent, I've been trying to incorporate some Indian inspired decor into my living room without getting kitschy.

Bedroom Inspiration from The Met
12/7/11 11:19 AM

I'm having a similar dilemma! I painted a pattern on two of my living room walls and now I feel like I can't add anything else that has any detail.

Marrying Two Textiles: Wallpaper Plus Curtains
11/29/11 10:37 AM

Patience was the biggest lesson I learned...along with using dense foam rollers that make it a lot easier to get even coverage.

Use Plastic Wrap to Help Paint Tricky Places
Family Handyman

11/22/11 02:47 PM

I would rearrange the chair and position it where the ottoman is, angled towards the sofa and then place the ottoman in front. A larger, more colorful rug would anchor the two pieces as well as a smallish coffee table. How about plum as an accent color?

Kathryn's Dilemma: Solutions for Tying It All Together
11/11/11 12:18 PM