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Display Name: AjM_
Member Since: 3/14/08

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Great space, the headboard and bathroom window are extremely creative. Nice!!!!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI House Tour: Ronnie Viktoria's Roscoe Remodel
6/20/08 07:21 AM

The Mozart is an original screenprint by Steve Kaufman. It was purchased in NYC a few years back but have seen them online. Below are two useful links.



Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI Good Questions: Mozart Artwork Source?
6/20/08 07:16 AM

I am actually looking to sell the loft currently and the bathroom has been recently renovated. Black heated marble mosaic floors, floor to ceiling subway tile, all Grohe and Duravit fixtures, seamless glass door. Plus leaving many custom items and permanent fixtures such as the random light fixture, modern fan, Sony 50" Sony Aquos HDTV, computer monitor at desk...... etc. Literally move in ready with nothing to do. If interested e-mail me at amroczek@mac.com

Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI House Tour: Arthur's Long Distance Home
4/21/08 07:39 PM

Your use of various accessories to accent the space is amazing; this in itself is a true art form. Great job………. what a talent. Any simple steps you can give to a novice trying to achieve the same character?

Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI House Tour: Dave's New Place
4/3/08 11:16 AM

wister5 - Please do……. that is a FANTASTIC idea. Capturing this pure love between your grandparents would be breathtaking and a memory to pass along for generations.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI House Tour: Arthur's Long Distance Home
3/26/08 08:31 AM

Bravo………. your home is absolutely stunning! The vision, choice of color and use of material is such a breath of fresh air especially in such a traditional “Home Depot” world we live in. You are truly an inspiration. How long did the project take to complete and was the building entirely gutted inside with just the outer brink frame left intact?

Apartment Therapy Chicago | House Tour: Bucktown Modern & Green RenovationMetropolitan Home April 2008
3/17/08 03:54 PM

sweetheart -
both boots are from a store in TX called Luskey’s, the red are their own model and the tan are Tony Lama. Cowboy boots are probably the most comfortable footwear period….. along with Australian Blundstones!

Kathryn –
working from a remote location required a contractor who is 100% on your wavelength, able to reach & communicate with any time. If any visual questions needed answers he just sent a photo to my phone or email. I only had 8 weeks to make this renovation happen so multiple weekend trips were required along with a team of solid well orchestrated professionals. Thank you for the comments, Chicago has WAY to many cookie-cutter spaces. P.S. I am a big fan of your space, love the use of colors and furniture placement. Great comment about life not being fair – life is what you make it…. There was no silver spoon in this mouth, just values instilled from parents who immigrated to the States in 1972 with nothing but 2 suitcases. You’ll be surprised how far education, having a hard work ethic & being disciplined will take you.

Antimatt –
thanks for liking my splatter painting….. had a hard time finding something to fill that space so figured would make my own. All you need is a spoon, plastic bowl and some good music….. make sure the canvas is already primed.

Noodlesalad –
the desk, wall credenza & book/shoe shelving pieces were custom made by a local cabinet maker….. which were not that much more then regular priced pieces. All the white cabinets are from Ikea, including the PAX closet in the bedroom.

Caroline K –
Thank you very much……the B&W photo in the foyer is my most prized procession….dabbling in photography I asked my grandfather if I could photograph his hands. As a farmer and laborer his entire life I wanted to capture their character and life built thru hard work.

Chinju1974 –
correct the curtain and track were all purchased and tailored at Chicago Canvas and supply. Material used was Bleached White Muslin Drop. The fabric has a light translucency that creates a beautiful glow when the lights in the closet are on.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI House Tour: Arthur's Long Distance Home
3/16/08 07:13 PM

KateN -

The Eames Modernica rocker is natural not white. With my dining room table chairs in white I wanted to keep the living room and dining room separate for me the natural color seemed to work with more items. It all depends on your other color schemes as the chair in white looks beautiful also. Very comfortable to kick-in and read a book :)

Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI House Tour: Arthur's Long Distance Home
3/16/08 05:31 PM

TRUE BLUE – you were right on with all the images…..nice! Initially much valuable real estate was being wasted. With only so much space to work with maximization of every nook & cranny was crucial.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI House Tour "Before": Arthur's Long Distance Home
3/16/08 05:24 PM

Jenny in DC, Alana in Canada & Olya

Thank you for your comments. Living in a urban environment exposed brick & dirt are everywhere…… I wanted a clean, calm place to take me away from all that. Not only did it visually increase the space the paint sealed the brick mortar, completely stopping sand/gravel etc. from constantly falling.

Painting was a little harder then initially estimated. Since the brick and timber was about 100 years old, they were very dry and had a tendency to bleed. We ended up using about 55 gallons of paint. Best recommendation is to first spray 2-4 coats with KILZ, then apply Moore’s Masonry Sealer followed with your final coat of flat paint.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI House Tour "Before": Arthur's Long Distance Home
3/16/08 05:21 PM

Kathryn - the stairway led to an inefficient lofted space. We tore out the stairs in the renovation and used that area to create my closet, which maximized the space of the bedroom.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI House Tour "Before": Arthur's Long Distance Home
3/14/08 08:27 PM