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When we renovated our 1931 apartment I asked the contractor to do this -- then walked in about 6 hours into the job and cried. I agree with the above poster that unless you have perfect moldings, this can look sloppy very quickly. I had them paint over it with white.

Design Dare: Paint Your Trim Black
7/16/14 08:29 PM

I love love love the shower curtain pictured on your blog. Can I ask where it is from?

Lauren's Dark & Dramatic Design House Call
7/14/14 10:51 PM

That is fabulous! So glad you'll be selling them on Etsy though... That looks like a very involved DIY ;)

10 Crazy Things to Do on the Ceiling
7/13/14 08:40 AM

I would never have guessed this to be New York -- thought it was California! I love the white floors and the poetry wall. You've inspired me to rearrange by bookcases as well.

Louisa's Little Bit Quirky Small Cool Contest
5/31/14 09:42 AM

Another commenter posted about the "similarities" between the vignettes -- I did laugh last year when I realized that they'd reused the same apartment for different cities. I mean, it would have been nice to at least have shot the vignettes in the cities they were based on! Otherwise the charm is sort of lost.

Why The Huge Catalog?
And How Restoration Hardware is Becoming The Ikea of Luxury Furnishings

5/19/14 02:58 PM

Oh my god this bread is HUGE!! I think next time I'll let it rise bit longer on the second go around as it sort of "collapsed" in the oven, mooshing together all the pretty braids. It tastes goooooood, though!

Recipe: Sweet Braided Czech Bread with Almonds & Raisins Recipes from The Kitchn
4/20/14 06:33 PM

Not trying to be snarky, but as there are no reviews on the Amazon site, is there anything to recommend this particular model besides its color?

Fagor 8-Quart Cayenne Pressure Cooker
10/15/13 08:09 AM

Yes, please contact Demolition Depot. And then post pics of the rest of your amazing apartment.

Info on Kitchen Fixtures from the 1920s? Good Questions
10/4/13 09:45 PM

Yes, please contact Demolition Depot. And then post pics of the rest of your amazing apartment.

Info on Kitchen Fixtures from the 1920s? Good Questions
10/4/13 09:45 PM

BRB, need to go put something more interesting up on my wall.

Adam's DIY Ode To Ornamentalism House Tour
9/27/13 07:28 PM

Best house tour ever, ever, ever. Where did you get all your rugs (particularly the skeleton??)

Joey and Gerard's France Meets California Mountain Cottage House Tour
8/24/13 08:30 AM

#3, #3, #3! Oh my god, the decisions! And I'm still looking through thousands of vanities online to finish off our renovation.

#8 -- my husband and I tag-teamed the management of the renovation and it worked out really, really well (I know that some people say that renos tear apart a marriage, but in our case it was really great to work together). An unexpected aspect of this process turned out to be that I played "bad cop" to his "good cop" more often than not. Anyway, stick to your guns when it comes to these decisions -- as pointed out, it's difficult to be a hard-ass sometimes, but keep reminding yourself that this is YOUR money and YOUR home and you need to make sure that what's being done meets your expectations.

Faith & Mike's Master Bathroom: Real-Life Lessons from a Real-Life Renovation Renovation Diary
8/22/13 12:56 PM

How about a kilim like this? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Anatolian-Turkish-Antalya-Barak-Kilim-Rug-Carpet-65-7-X-108-2-/181190415950?pt=Rugs&hash=item2a2fca564e

Look! A Super Bright & Colorful Dining Room Rug Kitchen Inspiration
8/7/13 11:53 AM

Emmi I think my canning pot cost $30. Any large stockpot will work, and you can use dishtowels to separate the jars if you don't want to buy a rack. The important thing is that you use a large enough pot that your jars will stay submerged. Canning pots are just wider than average so you can fit more jars at a time.

Why Strawberry Jam and Cucumber Pickles Are the Worst Ways to Start Canning
8/7/13 11:40 AM

I wish we'd see more tours like this! Just totally, absolutely fabulous and inspirational... totally get the love for original built-ins, too. Just finished renovating my 30s space and kept anything and everything I could.

Gail & Chil's \"Dead Grandmother\" Style House Tour
7/12/13 12:32 PM

Where is that lovely crib from?

Greta's Not Pink-and-Girly Room My Room
7/8/13 09:26 PM

We got beautiful, traditional papel picado banners from http://www.mexicansugarskull.com/papel-picado/wedding.html for our wedding. My only regret is that we didn't save any from the rainstorm that drenched the second half, so they only exist in photos.

Celebration Inspiration: Lacy Laser Cut Decorations
6/19/13 09:17 PM

@KHinNJ, try this: http://www.rugsusa.com/rugsusa/rugs/rugs-usa-shag/natural/200SPRE14A-609.html

Just bought it so I can't speak to the quality over time, but it looks great. And under $300 for a 6 x 9!!

One Design, Two Budgets:
Rustic + Industrial Living Room

6/5/13 07:35 PM

Omg! Kristin my husband and I *just* stripped our own entry door and were planning to leave the metal! I think we'll seal it against rust but I love seeing yours.

Kristen's Entertaining Space Small Cool Contest
5/24/13 02:15 PM

OK, I know that's a very well-known style of dining chair, but what is it called? I find them so beautiful in the space that I want to copy this!

Billy's Light Flooded Home Small Cool Contest
5/24/13 02:05 PM