Wendy Goldfarb's Profile

Display Name: Wendy Goldfarb
Member Since: 1/28/12

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Wow, I never thought I could love green tile in a bathroom so much! This place has great bones, and I love the way it's put together. I'd move in in a heart beat.


Jocelyn Scrapes Back Her Loft House Tour
7/22/14 03:30 PM

Here in downtown Phoenix, I've never hesitated to talk with my friends about rent… and it doesn't seem like any of my friends find it taboo, either. While our city is a lot more affordable than New York, rent has been on the rise and it's an interesting topic. I'm fairly sure most of my neighbors in my building pay the same thing, but I wouldn't be scared to ask them.


Would You (Could You?!?) Talk About Your Rent with Your Neighbors? Renter's Solutions
7/17/14 03:33 PM

The apartment itself is pretty much my dream. I love it! The furnishings are a bit sparse for me… but still beautiful! I just feel it could be a bit warmer.

Also this seems like an insane amount of space for one person! I am totally jealous.


Ashley's Soft Industrial Artist Loft House Tour
6/30/14 06:48 PM

I live in a first floor apartment right in the middle of the city. So absolutely not would I leave the door or window open. I also live in Phoenix, so anything I can do to put a barrier between the desert and my apartment I'm going to do.

But regardless, I think no matter where you live… leaving the windows or doors open is just stupid! Seriously. It blows my mind that anyone would think that is an option. And it's naive! I'd love to live in a world where we could be safe to leave our windows and doors open, but that is a dream world and we absolutely do not live there.


Would You Sleep With The Doors Open?
6/27/14 04:55 PM

Totally inspiring. I am ready to move in! I love those little bed nooks. And all the plants. My favorite tour yet.


Carlos’ Custom DIY Loft House Tour
6/12/14 03:49 PM

Thank you! :) The coffee table is from IKEA, but I don't believe they make it anymore. Here's the square version. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90207157/#/30207155


Wendy's Affordable Charm Small Cool Contest
6/4/14 12:39 AM

Cheers to 10 years, and to your redesign, AT! Love the new coral color over your orange, and the more sophisticated typographic palette! My one complaint is the font your using as your main body copy. Serif fonts are quite readable in print, but more difficult to read than sans-serif fonts online. I'm loving the serif in your display copy, but as I've learned as a newspaper designer, the one thing you NEVER change in a redesign is the body copy!


Apartment Therapy is 10 Years Old! Enter the Birthday Bash Sweepstakes From Apartment Therapy & Serious Eats
5/7/14 04:55 PM

I live just down the street from Modern Manor, and it is one of the best in the Melrose District! Kudos for being part of it.

Love the tour! Really nice and cozy, and love the historic details in your place! Hard to find in Phoenix, AZ.


Jeremy's Light and Heavy Home House Tour
3/14/14 03:32 PM

As a single lady in an apartment, I think some of these things are a good option. I'd LOVE to be able to tuck my litter box into a closet or in a laundry room. But I don't have a laundry room (or a washer/dryer for that matter, sigh) and I need the closet space in my closet. So the litter box MUST be in a common area, unfortunately.

With that being said, my cat has only ever known a covered litter box, and he's never had a problem with it. I have never noticed an oder before, except for one time when I used a particularly problematic type of litter. It sits on a mat to catch the litter, in a nook where you don't see it right away, and it's FINE. Just keep it clean.


10 Ideas for Disguising or Hiding a Litter Box Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/7/14 08:40 PM

So I see there's a lot of comments here, but I felt the need to leave my own, as I had a less than positive experience with this bed frame.

2.5 years ago I moved to Phoenix with nothing but what fit in my car and I swept up a whole apartment worth of furniture from IKEA. I am a BIG proponent of the store, especially for someone young or someone on a budge. Most of the furniture I've had from there has been great, in fact all of it has, except for this bed frame.

I got the headboard and the bed frame with drawers. I loved the storage the frame gave me... the drawers are HUGE. But heres the thing... do not put anything remotely heavy in them. I had some art supplies down there, nothing even that substantial, but the drawer tracks began to break off. Let's not forget, these is made of particle board... so it literally crumbled where the screws went in the the drawers no longer had tracks. I could push them back in under the bed, but they were crooked, and that bothered me. They were also REALLY difficult at that point to get in and out. The two drawers that I only kept blankets and pillows and sweaters in were fine. So keep light things in them, and they may be okay. But I'm telling you this happened in one year.

I wish I could say that was the only problem I had with the frame, but unfortunately it wasn't. The sideboards with the rails holding up the slats began to bow out. And again, this happened after a year or so, and this was with just me, a rather small female sleeping in the bed. Because the sideboards bowed out, the slats would fall off the edges and down into the drawers resulting in ZERO support for the mattress. I tried everything to fix this! Seriously... I bought wood to add additional support, I put a dowel in between the slats to fill the gap the bowing created and prevent them from slipping around. All of this only made it worse.

So when my lease was up on my old apartment after 2 years and I decided to move, my boyfriend and I literally ripped apart the bed frame (quite easily) and thew it away. I really felt it was a shame, but it wasn't salvageable, let alone worth moving. For my new apartment I purchased the Brimnes bed frame WITHOUT the drawers, and no problems to report! It's been great. And while I miss the drawers, I also don't because I bought a few plastic under the bed storage bins and I just keep everything in those. And on the upside, it'll be easier to move this frame whenever I leave my apartment.

So I'm telling you, in my opinion, DO NOT buy this bed frame. Invest in something a little more expensive if you want the storage. Or get the one without the storage if you like the looks of it, and buy some bins like me. Also, for kicks, I highly recommend the headboard. It really does provide a lot of storage space, and I love having the ledge about my bed for art or books or nick nacks.

And in the mattress category, I really do love my mattress from IKEA! The guy at the store spent a lot of time with me helping me to pick it out. And the one I got was only $300, without the need for a box spring, and is super comfortable. I believe I got the Sultan Hansbo.


Reviews of IKEA Mattresses & Brimnes Bed ? Good Questions
1/28/14 05:09 PM

If I were you, I think I'd be looking for something more like a bookshelf than a side table. It'd give you more storage than a side table, and the top of it would still act as your table top. Just look for something small!

Something like this would be cute from Urban, depending on your taste.
http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=20141651&parentid=A_FURN_FURNITURE_TABLES

Or even this side table/bookshelf.
http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=27652437&parentid=A_FURN_FURNITURE_TABLES

Or from Ikea, this Besta unit.
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50102157/#/90253903

Just a couple thoughts, but I think searching for bookshelves, not side tables, would help with your search. A small book shelf with an open back would work perfectly.


Help! Where Can I Find a Super-Skinny Side Table? Good Questions
12/13/13 04:58 PM

Love the DIY you did with the IKEA headboard! I have the same one, and I think that's a great option as IKEA furniture tends to blemish easily.


Charles's \"Cool and light\" Room Room for Color Contest
9/20/13 10:26 PM

I love it! I want it. I think the paint looks perfect the way it is, and I totally agree with MotoBonnie above me... definitely looks like something you'd find in a more modern, high-end home.


Before & After: This Rocker's More Glam Than Granny
9/17/13 08:18 PM

I have Rachael Ray pots & pans that would match this perfectly! I hope you have them, too.


Sarah's \"Fresh Produce\" Room Room for Color Contest
9/13/13 03:53 PM

LOVE the vanity in the bedroom!


Scotti's \"Modern Natural\" Hancock Park Home House Tour
9/10/13 07:10 PM

On second thought... maybe that's covering his name.


A Red & Blue \"Big Boy\" Sports Room My Room
8/30/13 03:55 PM

Love the chain link fence above the dresser! And the scoreboard is a nice touch.

But is there a reason that whatever is above the bed is photoshopped in? Am I the only one who noticed that...?


A Red & Blue \"Big Boy\" Sports Room My Room
8/30/13 03:55 PM

Wow, you live just down the street from me! I absolutely love seeing houses that actually look HISTORIC in Phoenix. Such a rarity in a city full of everything new. Beautiful home.


Liz's 1926 Sears Craftsman Home House Call
7/31/13 07:59 PM

It's a tough call in Phoenix, but I'd say between the months of November and January. The hot summer temperatures usually break in early October, making the late fall/early winter months all the more exciting... time to break out the boots and tights and cute cool weather accessories. Perfect time to enjoy some wine on the porch. I honestly like the cooler temperatures because it feels more like where I grew up, Cleveland. While the summer months in Phoenix are quite hot, they are also nice because all the snow birds who come here just for the winter clear out.


The City To Ourselves: What's Your Favorite Time Of Year In Your City?
5/23/13 04:23 PM

Super cute! Where is your dining room hutch (next to your kitchen cart) from? Looks like something from IKEA, but I've never seen it before. I'm currently in the market for some kitchen/dining storage.


Lauren's Best Solution Small Cool Contest
5/21/13 07:27 PM