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Display Name: karazy
Member Since: 4/17/08

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I've often used cafe clips (thanks, Mom) for curtains teamed with tension curtain rods. I picked up some great dish towels at ikea and voila...had great curtains with zero sewing.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Cafe Clips: Hang Your Curtains For Under $3
5/8/09 01:40 PM

Great post...perfect timing! Though this deviates a little from the list...when I'm working from home, I often need to get OUT of the house. In those cases, a walk around the neighborhood helps me to relax.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | 10 Ways to Chill Out at Home
4/13/09 04:29 PM

Great room!! I second lisetiffner's question about the grey chair.

As for the rug, I think the oriental rug is a great suggestion. It will give you a ton of options with color and the detailed patterns hide stains/spots well.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Good Questions: Rug Suggestions for High Traffic Room?
3/19/09 07:36 PM

Here's plug for my friends' site: The Golden Yard. In addition to their crafty ideas, the sell great vintage fabrics on etsy. http://thegoldenyard.com/


Apartment Therapy Chicago | eBay Scavenger: Vintage Fabric
2/24/09 01:21 PM

I saw this exhibit last weekend and loved it. The photos are mostly large scale, so you can see amazing detail in each of the windows. It was completely voyeuristic. Excellent (and FREE) way to spend an hour.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Michael Wolf: The Transparent City Showing at Stephen Daiter Gallery
1/23/09 11:30 AM

Devlo...i hear you about Budget Living...RIP.

My sister insisted on keeping the back issues and re-reads them regularly :)


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Because Not Everything Has To Cost A Fortune
9/10/08 06:04 AM

Remember that you can't take a drink bottle with any liquid, but EMPTY bottles are allowed. Rather than wasting another plastic bottle, bring your own EMPTY refillable. In the spirit of full disclosure with the TSA I usually put the bottle in a bin, too.

I whole-heartedly second the smiling tip. It helps to create a slightly friendlier atmosphere and may even help you to calm down.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | How To: Get Through the Airport Fast
8/26/08 10:35 AM

I've had my eye on the sari runner for my entryway, but am hesitant to get something so delicate (silk!) for a high-traffic area. Does anyone know what it would be like to keep it clean?


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Roundup: Hallway Runners
8/19/08 11:56 AM

The first thing I thought of was to use the low-shelf as a ledge artwork in the gallery style (see the multitude of recent posts). Take the art from floor to ceiling.

Can't wait to see how the project progresses!


Apartment Therapy Chicago | How To: Turn a Deep Baseboard into Storage
8/8/08 01:43 PM

I just picked up a couple of great bright, patterned pillows at Pier 1...for about $20/each. I have only been to Pier1 about 2 times in the last 8 years, but I realized that they have a great array of pillows...and they're organized by color...so easy :)


Apartment Therapy Chicago | High and Low: Richly Patterned Pillows
7/15/08 03:58 AM

Great work! Any hint as to where you found the fabric?


Apartment Therapy Chicago | How To: Shelly's Outdoor Upholstery Makeover
7/10/08 12:14 PM

Perfect timing...I'm setting up my home office (new apt) and was looking for some inspiration! Thanks!


Apartment Therapy Chicago | House Tour Roundup: Hard Working Home Offices
7/10/08 11:56 AM

Alison,
This looks really great! Your room set-up is similar to my living room...I'm curious as to where you put your tv in the "after" shot?


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Good Question Revisited: Before and After Credenza Project
6/18/08 07:14 AM

I've created a wall o' photos using dozens of glass clip frames (from Ikea), but it ended up being such a pain to get everything lined up...

I love this frame, but I think I love the urbanoutfitters product even more! The photo sleeves look so easy to change out and at $15/each...quite nice. Thanks for the tip!


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Inspiration: Wall of Photos at Palihouse
5/19/08 01:50 PM

I'm set to move on May 8th and feel your pain...

The best part has definitely been making the hard, oh so hard, decision to get rid of so many sentimental items. Tracking the small cool spaces has definitely been an inspiration!

Best of luck on your move!!


Apartment Therapy Chicago | The Best and Worst of Packing Up a Home
4/30/08 04:37 PM

Really lovely...I'm very impressed!


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Midwest #31: Suzi's L.E.S. Meets Le Marais
4/24/08 05:28 PM

I appreciate the comments about the personal touches and lived-in quality, but overall it appeared to me to be pretty scattered and odd.

Was there a large mirror over the tub? Was the monitor part of a makeshift office crammed on a dining room table? Was that the edge of a papasan chair in the bedroom?

I think I would like it more if 1/4 of the contents were removed to open up more space. Nice effort! I give you points for not including a cat!


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Midwest #21: Carla's Grand Ave. Home
4/22/08 03:08 PM

Wow...the yellow bathroom and mint green kitchen sold me. Do you feel Parisian eating in the kitchen? Nice work.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Southwest #17: Matthew's Cartoonist Corner
4/17/08 01:18 PM