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This is is my favorite kind of do-over: simple, resourceful in reusing what is still serviceable, and yet, still transformed. And, extra bonus points for not falling into the "it's not an update without stainless steel" camp! Well done!


Before & After: Kaycee's Budget-Friendly Kitchen Update The Big Reveal
7/22/14 07:51 AM

This kind of simplicity, where the quality and provenance of things matter, is such a pleasure to see in AT for a change. A welcome contrast to the often forced and cold design of the minimalist or industrial spaces we see.

This tour was enhanced by the lovely, light-aware photography of Jacqueline Marque. Always a pleasure.


Jim & Laura's Light-Filled Providence Colonial House Tour
7/21/14 07:55 AM

That is just about the most perfect place I've ever seen. Temporary? Jeepers, I could live there forever!

Hoping we can have a tour of your new home when you're settled in.


Paul & Katie's Vintage Modern Bellevue Loft House Tour
7/18/14 06:24 PM

In my last rented apartment, I sent a polite note to the couple who lived upstairs from me, suggesting that they were probably unaware that the people living downstairs (and probably their entire floor) were privy to the details of their noisy/freaky sex habits. It continued. I then took it to the landlord. It continued.

I moved. And the main "must have" on my list for the realtor was finding a quiet place. I got it. This condo high rise is built like a brick you-know-what.


The Neighbors are Noisy as S#*!: How to Cope When You Love Your Home But Hate Your Neighbors Renters Solutions
7/17/14 07:39 AM

I love living alone. There's a solution for all of the above "problems," which are largely logistical. I would say it is important to make acquaintances with your immediate neighbors; especially if your home is within a building. Even if they do not become part of your social circle. I live next door to an elderly woman who is always willing to zip up my dress. In return, I check to see if I can pick up a few groceries for her when I am going to the store, and if her newspaper is still outside her door beyond a certain time in the morning, I check on her.

There's alone, and then there's lonely. Life is what you make it. Mr. Rogers had it right: be a good neighbor.


5 Problems You Only Face While Living Alone (and How to Deal with Them)
7/16/14 08:25 AM

I find I get along pretty well without a husband. :)


Don't Fall for It: 5 Things You Really DON'T Need At Home
7/11/14 10:11 PM

One point of courtesy missed here: please do not ask your farmer why his/her product is so "expensive." Farmers work long and hard to bring you their produce - that's why.

In total agreement with LMG above - if your vendor is selling produce that is out of season, it is most likely that he/she is not a producer/grower, and are getting their product from the same distributor as your local supermarket. You are not only not buying locally, but you are undermining the whole mission of the farmer's market. Don't buy from them.

Thirdly, children should be mandated to not only visit farmer's markets, but to also visit farms. A vast majority of children today have no idea where real food comes from. They think it is handed to them through the car window.

Please do not compare children to dogs.


5 Things Not to Say (or Do) at the Farmers Market Farmers Market Etiquette
7/11/14 07:59 AM

How is that mdf floor holding up? I think it looks really great, and is something I had not even considered in the planning/sourcing of my retirement tiny house build. Wondering if Bridget has posted a DYI tutorial somewhere on that project.


Bridget & Jake's \"Make It Your Own\" Denver Homestead
7/10/14 08:14 AM

I often plan ahead for these days, and call them "Pajama Sunday." Somehow, staying in my pj's for the day reinforces my intention to stay in, slow down and take care of myself. Planning ahead ensures that I have everything I need, food and entertainment-wise, so there are no excuses to leave the house or yard. Doing this on a cold winter day is particularly comforting and soul-satisfying.


Mindfulness at Home: Schedule a Slow-Down Day
7/7/14 06:30 AM

I am wild about that powder blue bathroom suite, and your kitchen has inspired me to paint my similarly vintage cabinets!


Whitney's Traditional Meets Glamour Austin Apartment House Tour
7/1/14 06:40 AM

Oh. So great. Ditto all the other superlatives above.


Tamasyn's Eclectic Mid-Century Flat House Tour
6/27/14 07:15 AM

The whole tour was beautifully photographed, but that shot of the bus across the pool . . . one of the best ever in AT. Kudos to Jacqueline Marque. It took my breath away.


The Beautifully Strange World of Miranda Lake House Tour
6/21/14 07:31 AM

I once lived with one of these oddly shaped rooms, so I understand the challenge. Well done; and I particularly like what you did with the wall and transition to the space at the top of the stairs . . . I could never figure that out. Ah, well . . . too late now!


Before & After: Kristen's Modern Regency Bedroom Makeover
6/19/14 07:19 AM

Really? This didn't make the finalists? I don't get it.


Alek's Human Scale Home Small Cool Contest
6/19/14 07:11 AM

The whole place is great, but what stood out the most to me was that kitchen table. Oh, how I would love to sit there with the newspaper and a cuppa. In Paris.


Laurence & Fabrice's Friendly Eclectic Mix House Tour
6/19/14 07:07 AM

This is inspiring. The arrangement of furniture in the "before" could be the bedroom in my condo - including the awful aluminum sliding windows, which I am forever trying to downplay, even though my view is quite a bit more inviting. Now I see how moving the bed could work! Thanks. Great job.


A Cozy & Soothing San Francisco High-Rise Bedroom Professional Project
6/16/14 06:32 AM

I'm quite inspired by those purple kitchen cabinets. Maybe they're considered an "out there" choice, but really, they come off kind of neutral. Love them!


Voltaire's Mix of Styles Small Cool Contest
6/9/14 06:17 PM

I have been captivated by these tiny homes since I saw the documentary, "Tiny." This one is particularly beautiful. I recently read the book, "The Big Tiny," about the process of building one. Inspired by the likes of yours, Alek, I am more certain then ever that the tiny home would suit me perfectly in the early years of my retirement. Thanks for entering! You've now moved to the top of my favorites, and will remain there.


Alek's Human Scale Home Small Cool Contest
6/6/14 06:16 AM

Jaw-dropping fabulous all over the place! Vibrant and serene at the same time. How one pulls that off, I don't know; but it is very effective. Wishing you peace and comfort, Valorie.


Valorie's Bold New Orleans Home House Tour
6/5/14 07:51 AM

I think this may be the first small cool entry that does not feature an MCM credenza or Expedit bookshelf! Right on! My favorite, for sure.


Bill's Wonderful Sunshine Small Cool Contest
6/5/14 07:38 AM