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Display Name: bellasurfer13
Member Since: 2/17/12

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Can you please tell me which neighborhood(s) are the most dog-friendly? Especially where apartment rentals are concerned? Thanks!


A Renter's Life in Seattle: The Inside Scoop Apartment Therapy's Renters Guide
3/22/13 12:43 PM

Love yellow and gray combo. Love this room!


A Yellow & Grey Room for Ryann My Room
8/21/12 08:14 AM

You can also try colored slipcovers for your furniture; chairs, sofa, ottomans, etc. I agree with MelissaKay, use accessories to tone down the cream.


How To Set Things Apart in All-Cream Apartment? Good Questions
8/21/12 08:12 AM

I have that same purple damask chair. It's from Pier 1. Love this apartment & style!


Kristen's Fit Everything In Small Cool Contest
4/26/12 02:21 PM

LOVE THIS! I'm envious, too! I'm also a big fan of gargoyles & gothic architecture. I love that you can see a bit of the Pacific ocean from one of your windows!!


Kathleen's Gargoyle Nest Small Cool Contest
4/17/12 10:53 AM

Sweet space! Can you please tell me where you got the bedside lamp?


Faye's All the Trimmings Small Cool Contest
4/16/12 10:37 AM

I think the motion sensors are a great idea. What about sensor lights for nighttime? The kind that turn on strong light whenever a specific area is approached. I'm sure the cats won't like that and may get the hint.


Ideas For Dealing with Neighbor's Cats?
Good Questions

3/22/12 09:57 AM

I love the layout of the space and furniture! But I have to ask, is that a real kitten in the hand sculpture? Love the pooch too. Where did you get the leopard chair?? LOVE IT!!


Callen & Eli's Artful Treehouse House Tour
3/21/12 12:20 PM

I agree, I really like these Renters Solutions category/posts. I'll be getting a puppy soon and since I'm an apartment renter (and always will be) this particular post has been very helpful! Thank you all for your comments and suggestions!


Keep Your Pets Happy Without a Yard Renters Solutions
3/17/12 09:06 AM

I know it's a little more expensive but I've always used a local moving company. I researched before choosing them years ago and they've been trustworthy. I understand people who need money advertising on craigslist; perhaps when you consider hiring them ask for references like you would any employee. After all, you ARE hiring them to do a job for you!


Do You Trust Movers From Craigslist?
3/16/12 11:54 AM

Love the dog and kitty!


Shannon's Soothing Mix of Styles
House Tour

2/24/12 08:36 AM

Oh, and a coaster for my tea or coffee.


How Does One Function with a Dysfunctional Nightstand?
2/24/12 08:35 AM

I have a small wooden bench positioned alongside my bed (very little space for a nightstand or table). On it I have a small round basket to hold my phone charger, eyeglass case, a couple bookmarks and lip balm. I also have my alarm clock and both my Nook and Kindle. It's unconventional but I live in a studio apartment and space is limited. I use a floor lamp for light, positioned behind the bench.


How Does One Function with a Dysfunctional Nightstand?
2/24/12 08:34 AM

I have a one room studio apartment less than 100 square feet. My full size mattress is on a sturdy steel smart bed frame which holds up very well and provides plenty of storage beneath (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Spa-Sensations-W-SBBK-T/15739163). I have a loveseat, 2 small bookshelves, a bistro table and 2 chairs, coffee table, end table and an entertainment center which is deep enough I've put extra books, my DVD & CD storge cases and I still have plenty of room. I think you can have a bed AND a loveseat, maybe an armchair, too.


Regular, Daybed or Sofabed for Studio?
Good Questions

2/17/12 03:47 PM

How large is your room? Can you use double duty furniture (i.e. a desk can also be a vanity table, etc.)? I would go small scale and double duty furniture. Also, utilize any hidden space for storage (i.e. under the bed, closet, etc.) I live in a very small one room apartment and I'm able to make it work for me by organizing, storing, decluttering and multi-purpose furniture (I have books, dvds and cds in a storage case all in my entertainment center). Also, prioritizin helps ( what's the most important; #1, #2 and so on). Good luck!


Tips for Designing My All-in-One Room in Parents' Home?
Good Questions

2/17/12 03:39 PM