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Display Name: elisabeth@apartmenttherapy
Member Since: 1/26/12

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This feels somewhat Waldorf-inspired. Very sweet room.

Love the names Colin and Archer.


Colin & Archer's Peaceful, Playful Blue Room My Room
6/23/14 08:57 PM

I knew someone would have a problem with this title.

This board is styled very "of-the-moment-hipster" in my opinion -- more than I usually lean in my own life, but it doesn't necessitate that "kids need to be hip."

It's a design site. Sorry my post makes you sad, but surely you have bigger fish to fry?


Kids Style Board: Hip Kid's Beach Gear
6/20/14 08:01 PM

You all never fail to amaze! So many great suggestions here I had not have thought of! This road trip is getting more and more exciting, and feels possible...


10 Tips for Planning a Road Trip with Small Children
6/14/14 10:42 PM

I love "take stock, make stock..."


Advice for Creating a Home That Reflects Your Personality
5/10/14 09:48 PM

Please submit a picture dkl! This sounds intriguing.


Bunk Up On A Budget: A Room for 2 Kids For Less than $900
5/10/14 02:10 PM

See comment below.


Bunk Up On A Budget: A Room for 2 Kids For Less than $900
5/9/14 08:13 PM

@seawhitney, We've had the same desk for four years through two moves, and I've found it to be a veritable work horse! Ours isn't rickety in the slightest, and the surface and structure has held up perfectly. Perhaps they don't make them like they used to?


Bunk Up On A Budget: A Room for 2 Kids For Less than $900
5/9/14 08:13 PM

@B'more Bungalow: Craigslist and paint are your friend. Good luck!


Kids Room Style Board: A Complete Hip, Graphic Nursery Under $500
3/28/14 11:07 AM

Really, claireny? I'm trying to keep it reasonable, truly. I thought the bed, nightstand, and rocker were great bargains. The bookshelf could make a great DIY project...


Kids Style Board: A Retro-Mod Room for Two
3/24/14 11:17 AM

Thanks alegator21!

My apologies on the links. All fixed now.


Kids Style Board: A Retro-Mod Room for Two
3/21/14 10:06 AM

@toneLA,

Rugs are not included on this list for that very reason.

I do think, fabulous Kilim aside, that this room helps to illustrate the principles well. A simple grey couch is transformed by pillows, the wall is articulated with intriguing paint, art, lighting and accessories, and the coffee table accoutrements (plant included) add interest without being too much.

These ideas may be obvious to many of us, but they aren't to everyone. Many times people just need a little coaxing, as the idea of revitalizing their space seems overwhelming and too costly. They want to it all at once, but these baby steps add a lot.


Inexpensive Improvements: Room Changes for Under $100 Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/19/14 01:54 PM

Most of these items are very easy to find for under $100 or even under $50. It didn't seem necessary to pinpoint specific resources, but should you be buying new, look at IKEA, Target, Home Goods, or World Market for stylish, inexpensive options.


Inexpensive Improvements: Room Changes for Under $100 Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/19/14 11:39 AM

I agree Book Therapy! I'm working on a mint-based nursery now. So glad it's "in" and easier to find.


15 Finds for a Casual Glam Bedroom
3/15/14 09:02 AM

Betsy Belle is just adorable alliteration!


Betsy Belle's Sweet, Soft Space My Room
3/12/14 06:33 PM

Post changed accordingly. Thanks @Corggirl & @dayananda.


Kids Room Style Board: A Penchant for Purple
3/7/14 11:58 AM

Nope! Purple is great for boys too. I intentionally created a room that wasn't too girly with that in mind... the word "daughter" notwithstanding.


Kids Room Style Board: A Penchant for Purple
3/7/14 11:50 AM

For those concerned about the cost of this room, I see three expensive pieces out of 16, the furniture pieces. These are long term investments that won't need replacing and can be used later in other rooms.

I'm not at liberty to search your local Craigslist, flea market, or Apartment Therapy Classified Ad, but that's certainly what we did with my children's room. Then paint the furniture accordingly!

Did anybody notice that the art costs a grand total of $15? Add in some home sewn pillows, and this look can easily be attained on a budget. :-)


Kids Room Style Board: Scandinavian-Inspired \"Hyggelig\"
2/22/14 01:54 PM

Wow. Congrats everyone! What a drastic transformation that powder room is with a relatively simple solution.


The Cure Email Inbox: Reader Before & After Projects from the January Cure
1/30/14 11:35 AM

@SusaninToronto -- Ooh, what color blue were they? Unsure if I should repaint these chairs or not. They have the original off-white/pale putty paint, which is a very pretty color but it's chipping.

@hitch, yep! Our Basenji. She has a knack for posing for the camera.

@JennieG - Thanks for your suggestions! Before I lower the dining light I would change it. I have visions of something traditional and crystal if you can believe it! We also may change the curtains at some point, but not any time soon. I like the idea of lowering them slightly.

@Barbara E - Thank you! :-)


Elisabeth's Cure: Living Rooms & Loving Life Liveblogging the January Cure 2014
1/30/14 09:54 AM

@SusaninToronto -- Ooh, what color blue were they? Unsure if I should repaint these chairs or not. They have the original off-white/pale putty paint, which is a very pretty color but it's chipping.

@hitch, yep! Our Basenji. She has a knack for posing for the camera.

@JennieG - Thanks for your suggestions! Before I lower the dining light I would change it. I have visions of something traditional and crystal if you can believe it! We also may change the curtains at some point, but not any time soon. I like the idea of lowering them slightly.

@Barbara E - Thank you! :-)


Elisabeth's Cure: Living Rooms & Loving Life Liveblogging the January Cure 2014
1/30/14 09:54 AM