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Display Name: ivy p.
Member Since: 12/9/11

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They're living my dream! Can't wait to see the transformation!


We Bought a 94-Room French Chateau
5/28/14 11:29 AM

"Head to APTCB2 to get your shot at a gift card worth a lot of new swag."

I mean it's right there..


Divine Pinspiration: The First Ever Pinterest Apartment — and a $5,000 Giveaway! CB2
5/19/14 11:58 AM

"YOUR old furniture doesn't match your new home very well?"


3 More Fixes for Common Design Detours
5/4/14 04:33 PM

thanks @insertcleverbit!


Digital Third Coast's Inspiring & Comfortable Chicago Workspace Professional Project
4/20/14 11:31 PM

Can anybody help me find an inexpensive alternative for those butterfly chairs from Urban Outfitters (less tan $200 per chair)?


Digital Third Coast's Inspiring & Comfortable Chicago Workspace Professional Project
4/19/14 06:39 PM

I like the nailhead idea most. I am looking for a new couch and the ones with details like that are so much more expensive so maybe ill just get a simple couch and add the nailhead details myself! But then again it seems like a lot of nailheads lol


DIY Project Ideas for Fabric Furniture Facelifts (Beyond Reupholstery)
4/17/14 02:39 PM

doing laundry sucks.
if i had a washer/drying in my apartment i'd probably wash as i go, but because I have to haul all my dirty stuff downstairs I like to do laundry 4:40 pm on weekdays, once a month. Do it all at once, nobody's there because the old ladies are done w/ laundry and already upstairs making dinner, and the young residents are not back from work yet, so I get to use multiple machines at once.


5 Quick Tips: Making Trips to the Laundromat Less of a Pain
4/14/14 01:04 AM

as soon as I saw the Macbooks I instantly thought: hipsters. They'll go garbage picking to decorate their houses but spend $1200 on a laptop and then go to a coffee shop and sip on a $2 coffee for 4 hours mooching off the free wifi. LOL
I know this isn't the case but it sooooo could be.


Isaac and Florence's Eclectic Zen-Inspired Apartment House Tour
4/5/14 04:55 PM

Wow!!! Can she do my couch? I was going to throw it away or pawn it off on CL for "good bones" but this gives me hope haha


Before & After: Kata's Out of Control Couch Redo
4/1/14 11:51 PM

Feathers are waaaaaaaay too creepy. Maybe it's just me.


The Ins and Outs of Owning Feathers
3/26/14 06:29 PM

Even if I wanted to wear PJs all day I still have to walk my dogs 3 times a day so I rather just put on jeans + top on first thing in the morning. No shoes at home tho. It makes me feel like I'm leaving dirt all around the house.
I've worked from home the past 2 years, same with my bf. he wears sweatpants and old tshirts. Doesn't affect his work. If I need to go to a meeting that's when I wear my business casual clothes and shoes. Skype calls don't happen often but if they do I will fix my hair and make up and wear nicer top. Nobody sees below anyway.


Does What You Wear Matter When You Work From Home?
11/17/13 08:18 PM

@Oh Jell @MonW @PastaAMT thank you for responding! I guess I'm cooking this year! :))))


Help Me Cook Thanksgiving for Two! Good Questions
11/7/13 11:04 PM

Cute kitchen, nice taste, but I'd take a good look at those floors and the paint job around the built in cabinet... Sorry, I'd prefer that cleaner. Theres a fine line between vintage and falling apart I guess.


A Vintage-Style Chicago Rental Kitchen Kitchen Spotlight
11/7/13 10:58 PM

So glad you asked this question cause I was wondering the same for me and my bf! My dilemma is a little different though, I have an electric stove/oven so I'm not sure how that would work cooking a whole turkey... Anyone ever made one in an electric oven??


Help Me Cook Thanksgiving for Two! Good Questions
11/6/13 08:42 PM

This really makes me want to throw a party! Unfortunately I live in a studio and use my coffee table to eat so it wouldn't work lol beautiful pictures and great tips! Love it, happy thanksgiving!


A Small & Swanky Thanksgiving Dinner Gatherings from The Kitchn
11/6/13 08:30 PM

I've been wanting to go to Paris since I remember my trip there as a 12year old who had no clue where she was going... I can't even imagine looking at my phone while being there, or on any trip, really. The people who experience the best of things find those things alone, don't let anyone charge you $4 to tell you where you have to go eat. Ever. Just go and try whatever seems like something you'd enjoy.
Can't wait to one day go, and maybe stay there forever... <3


10 Apps For Your Next Parisian Adventure Smartphone Travel App Showcase
11/2/13 12:11 AM

I'm in love w your apartment!!!!! EVERYTHING about it is something I wish I could do to my place!!


Elizabeth's Color-Filled Apartment House Tour
10/25/13 07:43 PM

Definitely agree with @ngnerd. You have safety factors to consider. I live in Edgewater right now, right on the beach basically. But there's gangs shooting each other every time it's warm outside, you can't walk your dogs in the park cause they're just sitting there on benches smoking and drinking, there's maybe two places to eat within walking distance, you can't park your car on the street because it'll get broken into, and if u want indoor parking it's at least $120per month. Some neighborhoods require street parking permit.

I've been looking for an apartment in Lincoln Park for 5 months, and haven't found anything that wasn't a "courtyard" (I am NOT walking across the street to do my laundry, hell no) when I did see a nice place the landlord wouldn't allow dogs OR requested pet rent (which is very popular for some stupid reason), usually $35 per dog per month. I have 4small dogs. Impossible to find a place that would accept them.
Average apartments: Carpets everywhere, never a nicer kitchen, bathrooms always disgusting. You will pay at least 1500 for a NICER looking 1br in Lincoln Park, but no dogs. Washer/dryer is barely ever in the unit. You'll basically pay more for nicer neighbors, more restaurants and less depressing parks.

PS. AP should post about how hard it is to find dog friendly apartments in Chicago.


What Does It Really Cost to Live in Chicago? Apartment Therapy's Cost of Living Report: Chicago 2013
8/22/13 06:38 PM

TV, especially 50" TV, should not hang over the fireplace. EVER. It looks disgusting, and is not comfortable to watch.

Anyway, I agree with the first post. having dinner by the fireplace sounds perfect to me.


How To Layout (and Mount a Big TV) in Apartment With a Fireplace? Good Questions
8/17/13 09:11 PM

Just plain vanilla sprinkled w cocoa powder. U mix that in and it's the best thing ever.


What Are Your Favorite Combinations of Ice Cream Flavors?
7/28/13 01:08 AM