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Display Name: katrina58
Member Since: 3/27/08

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unrelated sort of but where are the vases/candleholders in this photo from?! or similar. love them!

Rethinking Your Holiday Theme: A Modern Twist on Holiday Traditions
12/9/10 10:33 AM

I'm actually in the middle of laying down plank flooring right now myself. We have concrete, then 6mm plastic, then felt paper, then plywood, then more felt paper, then the plank flooring. Here's what they each do. Plastic keeps the moisture from coming up through the slab. If you nail the Plywood directly into that (they aren't just regular nails, they are special for concrete) it allows moisture to creep in thru the puncture hole around where the nail goes thru. This is where the felt paper comes in as it creates a sort of seal around the nail. Then comes the plywood. You need this so you have something to nail your finish flooring into. The second layer of felt paper here is optional, but as I'm in Miami where moisture is an issue, we decided to play it safe. Finally you can lay your finish floor, probably by renting an angled nail gun and air compressor. Hope this helps.

Installing Wood Plank Flooring? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Chicago
2/26/10 08:17 PM

So i was looking at this app and how the developer (and the writer of this post) worded what this app is and it makes me concerned/angered/annoyed. This is not interior design, this is interior decorating. You cannot call yourself an interior designer (or really even any derivative of that) unless you are licensed. If you do, you can be sued, fined, and all sorts of other ramifications. DESIGNERS (opposed to decorators) go to school, stuudying in the field, work in a design firm, then take a fairly difficult test, which costs a lot of money. After passing, more money is paid, to get your actual license and then be a designer. If the creator of this is really a designer, he should know better that marketing this out is just bad business pracitce misleading.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Mark On Call: An IPhone App To Help Design Your Space
2/19/09 04:11 PM

Which IKEA lights are those that you used?

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Before and After: Alex's Projected Chalkboard Paint Project
1/31/09 12:53 AM

Be very careful with this stuff! I can be great when used correctly, but devistaing when not.

My neighbor had a handyman over doing some repair work. He used this to fill in a void in a wall and then proceeded to patch the wall up. Well within that same wall, the pilot lighter came on to the water heater. The inside of the wall went up in flames. Apparently, AS the foam is expanding, it releases a flammable gas but once its fully expanded, its fine. Since the fire spread quickly within the wall, the fire-extinguisher was of no use. Needless to say, BE CAREFUL!!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Great Stuff Insulating Foam Sealant
12/2/08 02:35 PM

I recently graduated from Florida International University in Miami with a degree in interior design and i couldn't be any happier! They have such a great program there, they are accredited, and really make you think in ways you may have never expected. Looking back, i don't think anyone could have paid me to go anywhere else. Im a year out of graduation and already work in the third largest firm, in South Florida and many of my peers work in great firms around here too. I highly recommend you look into it if you are interested in Florida. (If miami is too warm for you, UF is a really good school too.) The head of interiors at FIU and many of the professors came from there.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI Good Questions: Design School Recommendations?
4/14/08 10:18 AM

Sorry, but there isn't really anything special about this place. It looks like someone went and bought a few pieces modern classics, threw in a few artifacts, and called it a day. Its such a great space that was wasted with a lack of effort an creativity.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Southwest #6: Gary's Concrete Cell
4/7/08 05:17 PM

Incredible space!! Ive been wanting to hang lights like the ones in the first picture, just a lightbulb and a cord. Does anyone know where i can find just the cord that looks exactly like that? (i love that it is black, not clear or beige)

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Small Space Solutions From an Architect's Tiny Loft Marie Claire Maison
4/7/08 01:16 PM

Miami needs you!!

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | SF Good Questions: Next AT City Site?
4/1/08 01:01 PM

I did the same thing. I bought curtain rod holders from West Elm and conduit pipe. Looks great. If you dont see the sides, you dont have to cap off the ends, but if you do, you can usually buy the endcaps where you get the conduit to make it look a little more finished.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | How to: Make an extra long curtain rod
3/27/08 12:49 PM