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Display Name: janehar
Member Since: 2/27/08

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After the budget review, I cut a few items. Happy to say the previous steps in the cure have really helped me to prioritize. I'm focusing on finishing/collecting artwork and solving storage issues. I've set a $150 budget for: frame, varnish, lampshade, baskets and storage containers.

Long term, I'll be on the lookout for a round side table and a really beautiful tray for the coffee table - I wish: http://pinterest.com/pin/274860383481313526/

Everything is really starting to come together!


Day 10: Make a Shopping List & Budget Apartment Therapy's Style Cure
8/14/13 10:18 PM

I've got a project and a product. Hope I'm not aiming too high. My project is artwork. I'd like to display 1 large piece (that I'm still working on) and probably 2-3 smaller pieces. My main product is baskets for storage.

I'd also like to replace the lampshade and purchase a new side table, but these are not as essential.

Does anyone else have a bunch of pairings? I could probably come up with at least 4 or 5 - should we be working on all of them simultaneously? I should probably check the schedule. I like to plan!


Day 9: Research Your Decor Pairing
Project or Product Apartment Therapy's Style Cure

8/13/13 07:53 PM

Yes! I had a letterpress cabinet (with metal type) from a garage sale. It was in excellent condition, I got it for an amazing deal. I moved with it through 2 apartments, and it was HEAVY. My friends will never let me live it down. I sold it before the third move. I'm so happy to have sold it to someone who owned a letterpress studio, so it would actually be used. But I miss it, and really really wish I had kept one of the drawers, so I could do something like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/274860383481364874/ sigh.


Outbox Regrets: Have You Ever Gotten Rid of Something and then Regretted It?
8/12/13 06:02 PM

I will not be painting the walls, but artwork for the walls is a major part of my cure. I'm working on finishing up a large painting for above the couch; I'm also sorting through photos and smaller pieces. Aiming for lots of texture/layers and pieces that have a story behind them. Storage is another big one. I'd like to get some baskets and maybe a tray.

I'm not sure how to make a pairing. Gray/blue/green/brown and texture/layers/story through artwork and storage? Anyway, I'm happy to have a clear vision, a list of things to do and a solid timeline.


Day 8: Choose Your Paint Color & Think About a Decor \"Pairing\" Apartment Therapy's Style Cure
8/12/13 05:44 PM

Best tips I've seen about choosing wall colour: don't put paint samples directly on the walls. Instead, put the samples on plain sheets of white paper, then hang those on the walls. Also, pick up several samples of each colour, so you have one for every wall and don't need to keep moving them. yes, I'm lazy.


Day 6: Let's Learn About Color Apartment Therapy's Style Cure
8/8/13 09:05 PM

Our living room is mostly neutral shades of gray and brown, with accents tending to be cool coloured. I don't mind the 80/20 rule. I think it's a great starting-off point. Besides, you should know the rules before you break them, no?

I've added some colour palettes and specific shade recommendations to my pinterest page: http://pinterest.com/janemichna/home-style-cure/


Day 6: Let's Learn About Color Apartment Therapy's Style Cure
8/8/13 05:40 PM

Just finished our living room floor plan, using Autodesk Homestyler. I felt a tad discouraged, because it is a very small room and our current furniture is not ideal for the space (our previous living room was huge). Furthermore, the pieces that aren't working are things I really like. Our budget is limited, so my plan is to work with what we already have, get creative and use the outbox!


Day 5: Make a Floor Plan Apartment Therapy's Style Cure
8/7/13 03:55 PM

I'll be working on the living room. It's one of the more "finished" rooms, but it's also the most used. We have all the furniture taken care of, just need to work on lighting, storage and especially adding more personality. I look forward to having a more inspiring space that reflects our experiences and tells a story.


Day 3: Choose Your Room, Sit for 10 Minutes & Take Before Photos Apartment Therapy's Style Cure
8/5/13 12:29 PM

Might be difficult to get out and take photos this weekend, but I love window shopping! and libraries! so I will try. I'll mostly be using Pinterest. I already have a Home board http://pinterest.com/janemichna/home/ but will be editing it down to another board specific to the cure.


Day 2: Weekend Chores - Go on a Style Treasure Hunt and Share Your Findings Apartment Therapy's Style Cure
8/2/13 01:23 PM

Hello! We moved into our home last November and had a baby shortly after. This quiz really helped me nail down a style that feels so much like "me," but also the things I want my daughter to associate with "home." I will be working to make the living room more cozy and inviting, carefully filled with meaningful objects. Really looking forward to this!


Day 1: Complete the Style Cure Interview Apartment Therapy Style Cure
8/1/13 04:23 PM

I'm excited! I've compiled my style tray on flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22874016@N06/

Tomorrow morning I plan to get up super early (ok, maybe just kind of early)... have breakfast in bed (!!) and tackle this week's tasks.

I'm also in need of a coffee table - would love to try a diy.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | The Fall Cure: Creating Your VisionWeek 1- Show and Tell
10/17/09 04:18 AM

My inspirations right now are mixed-media paintings and assemblages (Cy Twombly, Joseph Cornell...)... I currently have a lot of neutrals and blues in my apt, so I'd like to add more happy colours, perhaps some shots of yellow/orange....... I want my space to come to life! Btw, I'll be doing a deep clean, and a partial one-roomer with my bathroom (need to redo the tiles - yikes!).

I think I'll keep be using kaboodle as my online inspiration board; I'll be updating it this week: http://www.kaboodle.com/endofmay/home-sweet-home.html


Apartment Therapy New York | The Fall Cure: Creating Your Vision Week 1 - Intro
10/12/09 10:56 PM

oh pottery barn, why do you do things like this that make me like you oh so much?!? Why?!?


Apartment Therapy Boston | Tandem Bike Canvas
4/24/09 03:02 PM

uh oh, i've been slacking. this weekend I will do a major tackle on the living room and start posting some photos - I feel like I did such a great job in the kitchen, but have slowly weened since. This post was very inspiring, though - those colorful and organized shelves are so beautiful!

By the way, I need to cut back on books and magazines! badly! This is going to make a major difference. I'm excited now!


Apartment Therapy DC | The Spring Cure: Retail Therapy Week 4 - Tips Tricks
4/9/09 05:41 PM

I also prefer scrolling - it's easier and faster than the thumbnails. Although, I think thumbnails are ok when the images are the same size/height - then the transition between images is not as jarring.


Apartment Therapy DC | How to Create Calm: Inspiration from Atlanta Bartlett's Serene Interiors
3/26/09 01:55 PM

I love these spaces, especially #1 and #4! However, the biggest problem in my office (i.e. desk in living room) is finding a pretty solution for my printer and scanner. I keep looking at these images, trying to spot the printer, looking for clever hidden electronic tricks, without much luck.


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | The Home Office: Balancing Comfort, Function, and Style
3/26/09 01:45 PM

I am so thrilled to see carpet! I have always hated the gray carpet in my rental - so this is especially inspiring. Thanks!


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Interiors by Lucyina Moodie
3/17/09 10:38 AM

"Wabi Sabi..." by Leonard Koren is probably the most inspiring book I have ever read. I highly recommend it.

I think the above photos are more shabbilism (thanks lares!) - they are obviously staged, not lived-in, definitely not wabi-sabi. Wabi-sabi spaces, like tea rooms, are generally very small, intimate and cozy, lived, loved. I would love to see an article that more closely reflected the ideas of wabi-sabi. So inspiring.

By the way, I think whether it's trendy or not is irrelevant ~ authenticity, truth, tiny details, nature... these things will never be out of style, no matter what term people use for them.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Decorating the Wabi-Sabi Way
11/26/08 03:48 AM

the book blog link is also not working :(


Apartment Therapy New York | The Cure: The Worksheet Collection is Up
3/3/08 04:13 PM

try this one: http://www.degraeve.com/color-palette/

it chooses the main colours from any image, and gives you both a dull and a vibrant palette.

btw, these were my own results: http://maybemaven.blogspot.com/2007/04/gathering-colour-and-pattern.html


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | LA Good Quesitons: Website for color palette inspiration?
2/27/08 10:00 AM