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Display Name: Andrea Jane
Member Since: 4/17/12

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Okay I'm not finished...can we see more of this place? Bigger pictures? I find myself wanting to see each detail.

Charlotte's Classic Mix Small Cool Contest
5/29/14 01:37 AM

Holy mackerel! I wanted to vote for this a zillion times too!

Charlotte's Classic Mix Small Cool Contest
5/29/14 01:34 AM

Where is the image on this post from? I know it says "Image credits: as linked above" but for the life of me I can't find the link in the post. It could be a lack of caffeine...

10 Tips on Developing Your Own Style
2/17/14 02:05 PM

Gah! I want the pie recipe!

The Perfect Playlist: Bakin' in the Kitchen
11/5/13 09:00 PM

I grew up three blocks from a suburban commuter train so to me the sound is comforting and nostalgia inducing. The closest I've live is a half a block but I was in my 20's and enjoying the sleep of the young (and possibly quite often alcohol induced...) and I don't remember it being an irritant at all.

Now I live about two miles away - just close enough to hear it in the distance.

Everybody Loves The Sound Of A Train In The Distance: But How Far Is Far Enough?
11/5/13 04:09 PM

Where did poor old Princess Margaret get shuttled off to?

Will & Kate Move Into Their New Palace Apartment Design News 10.09.13
10/9/13 01:56 PM

There is a shot of it just before the bedroom photos.

Noah Marion's Warm, Rich Home House Tour
9/11/13 01:20 PM

Good god that bedroom! I love very last detail. Just gorgeous.

Scotti's \"Modern Natural\" Hancock Park Home House Tour
9/11/13 11:04 AM

Oh if there were only a floor plan included in AT house tours. I would love to see the layout of this place.

What a lovely apartment. I covet the floor lamp in the living room.

Sara & Becky's Collaborative Abode House Tour
9/5/13 02:33 PM

What is the difference between a reproduction and a knock off? I ask this sincerely - I'm really curious because to me they seem one and the same. I get the difference between fake and reproduction (the former is made with the intent to deceive) but calling something a reproduction, particularly when the original is still readily available, seems like a polite way of saying knock off.

Win: Rove Concepts' Quality Reproductions of your Favorite Design Classics Giveaway
8/23/13 01:42 PM

I love the artwork (scroll?) at the bottom of the stairs. Is there a source available for it?

I agree with laurelsg - when I saw the plastic kitchen my reaction was more "oh - how sweet" rather than my usual "oh dear lord - plastic children's toys..."

Seema's Global Eclectic Rowhouse House Tour
8/13/13 12:34 AM

I always admire (and am jealous of) people that completely and utterly embrace color and follow their own 'style" philosophies.

I'm feeling very repressed (and beige) right now :)

Karen's Color Explosion House Tour
7/22/13 09:51 PM

I'm with becster.henrich - the comments are as compelling as the article.

What I've learned to do in the past five years is to make sure I'm designing spaces for my husband and I - not some hypothetical visitors we may or may not have.

Can't Buy Happiness: 5 Simple Ways to Turn Any House Into a Home You Love
7/3/13 02:17 PM

I've been trying to plan out my dinner menus on Monday morning and then after work I shop for everything I need for the week. A few things I have learned are:

1. You will get sick of chicken if cook enough for three or for dinners that week. No matter how many different spins you put on it.

2. However making enough for more than one meal is still a good idea - just freeze it for a fast meal NEXT week.

3. I try not to repeat myself from week to week. But I find meal planning easier if if follow some general rules - like one night is salad night, one night is fish night, one night is Mexican...and so on. Rather than repeating the dish each week I repeat the general idea.

4. Be flexible. I planned on meatloaf (yuck - but my husband likes it...) for Thursday but since I'll be out of town that day I'm making it tonight.

5. It's hard coming up with interesting vegetable side dishes. Especially when the only vegetable you like is an olive in your martini.

Thanks for this post - I think it would make for a great weekly column. The rest of us can follow along.

A Work Week Menu Plan That You Can Do
5/21/13 10:20 PM

I love this space. Particularly the little dining area. So elegant yet fresh and fun looking. This one gets my vote!

Stephanie's Best Year Yet Small Cool Contest
5/15/13 01:07 PM

Holy mother of bob! I need to know the paint colors!! Specifically the interior of the built in shelving in the living room and wall color in the living room (carried out throughout the house, maybe??)

Love this space. Love. It.

Eunice's Clean & Well-Lit Place House Tour
5/3/13 11:10 PM

Maybe paint stores would have old inventory of paint chips (colors no longer carried or name changes)? But with the proliferation of paint chip projects out on the interwebs I'm guessing even if there was such a supply they would be depleted by now.

Wouldn't hurt to ask though.

Project Inspiration: Paint Chip Panels As Art Kara Paslay Designs
3/27/13 11:08 AM

I admit to not seeing the difference until I read the accompanying text. Now I can see the subtle, yet positive change. Yes the camera angle is slightly different but you can still see how the curtains are more in balance with couch.

Small Tricks, Big Difference for an Evolving Home
12/12/12 02:58 PM

If I see a certain item or look on more three blogs I immediately dismiss it as being too trendy and for people that can't make their own design choices. Yet I have a "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster and proudly display it. In my laundry room where I'm the only one that ever sees it....

What Is Your Design Confession?
12/5/12 01:19 PM

The C&B website shows a picture of the bedding on their Colette bed which is upholstered in a flax/natural linen color. I think the color (used as a wall color) pairs nicely with the bedding and provides a calming counterpoint to the busyness of the bed. I think dark furniture (like your night stand) and dark frames look nice and crisp against it.

Suggestions for Paint Colors in Bedroom? Good Questions
12/5/12 11:44 AM