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Awesome awesome post!

7 Ways You’re Making House Cleaning Harder Than It Has To Be
7/28/14 09:31 AM! I can't stand the K. Klan either but this article made me giggle and smile. Things can't always be serious and not all posts will be enjoyed by all. I don't understand why people click on things they KNOW they will not like. It's like being unable to resist gawking at a car wreck...

What Kim Kardashian Taught Me About Life
7/28/14 09:25 AM

I was also thinking smudges for the gold doors and the mirrored island. I do have to say that the rendering of that particular mirrored island image is flawless. I absolutely loved the natural lines of the live edge wood. The way it was done kept it nice and contemporary. Loved the combo of the brushed brass and the emerald green as well and the contrast between the scrolled details in the Paris apartment verses the stark simplicity of its open kitchen. Loved the tiles used in the back splash to floor, but I felt it was too visually saturated. I would have preferred that particular tile just as the back splash.

And Now for Something Completely Different: 10 Standout Kitchens
7/23/14 02:16 PM

I found these ones:

Attractive and you can get a ceiling mount to help keep them up in the middle. The longest is 10'.

15+ Uses for Tension Rods You've Never Thought Of
7/18/14 08:57 AM

Where would I find the little mini rods that were used for holding the cookie sheets and cutting board up. Seems to me this would be equally great to hold plastic lids!

15+ Uses for Tension Rods You've Never Thought Of
7/18/14 08:45 AM

The main perk of renting in Montreal is that a 1000$ mortgage gets you a tiny 1 bedroom whereas the same in rent gets you a decently sized 4 bedroom. It's crazy the difference between renting and owning here. I'd rather get more bang for my buck even if it means dealing with things I can't change. Thankfully, I've chosen some fairly nice places.

The 10 Worst Things About Renting (And How to Deal with Them) Renters Solutions
7/17/14 02:20 PM

Where are the last 4? Or am I crazy and I'm blind in seeing nothing past 6??

I'm going to be playing with my own new bathroom when I move this weekend. I do have a lovely clawfoot tub and I may paint the legs gold or silver...depends on which shower curtain I end up with!

10 DIY Ways to Rescue a Rental Bathroom
7/2/14 12:05 PM

Malm has a new storage bed which I personally find far more convenient:

Top Ten: Best Storage Beds Apartment Therapy's Annual Guide 2014
2/3/14 10:39 AM

Personally, I don't care how many points it has. I've never cared...they've ALL made my eyes go wide with pleasure. This isn't science, it's a fun thing to do. I do agree that educating your kids and telling them how many points a real snowflake has is a great idea, but that doesn't mean they have to rigidly stick to it when they are creating something whimsical, fun and random.

Holiday Decorating Ideas: 10 Snowflake Projects for Winter
11/20/13 12:47 PM

Yup, just like honour and colour and any other similar words that are spelled without the U across the pond.

Isn't #4 a fire hazard? #5 is beautiful...:)

Weekend DIYs: 10 Wood Molding Projects for the Home
5/24/13 09:23 AM

Do any of these natural products offer help with clothing getting yellowed or discolored?

Quick, Easy, Homemade Deodorant...that Actually Works Apartment Therapy Tutorial
5/9/13 11:33 AM

Williams, you can get allergies at any point and time in your life and they can range from mild to severe. An existing allergy can also go from negligible to life threatening very quickly.

If having pets threatens your life, I highly doubt you would choose to give it up to keep them. Where would they be if you die, after all?

Giving Up Your Pets: A Happy Ending
4/9/13 02:48 PM

I'm exactly like you Alysha...I don't like too much stuff, but I love color and pattern so the two styles end up getting mixed a bit with things like clean furniture and shelves and the like, few decorative items like vases lying about, but lots of vibrant textiles and paintings...:)

Minimal vs. Cozy: Which is More \"You\"?
4/8/13 03:30 PM

Virginia, Swiffers with the extendable handle work really well to get stuff from under low furniture and high up walls. Whatever they don't grab, they'll at least pull out so you can nab them with more heavy duty cleaning tools.

One Quick Tip To Make Cleaning Easier
3/27/13 12:08 PM

Though without a doubt gorgeous, these are not typical apartments and so not really realistic for the average renter. Totally agree with Lynell and co and would love to see a more realistic selection.

White Wall Solutions: Rooms with Texture RENTERS SOLUTIONS
3/27/13 09:21 AM

Though without a doubt gorgeous, these are not typical apartments and so not really realistic for the average renter. Totally agree with Lynell and co and would love to see a more realistic selection.

White Wall Solutions: Rooms with Texture RENTERS SOLUTIONS
3/27/13 09:21 AM

I'm surprised this IKEA bed hasn't made it on the list:

There's even an optional headboard with little side cubbies.

Best Storage Beds 2013 Apartment Therapy's Annual Guide
3/15/13 12:10 PM

Last I checked, we were all adults and we should all be able to accept comments that don't agree with our own. I don't see a single rude post here. Simply people who don't particularly care for the reno with reasons why. Design isn't cookie-cutter and neither should design aficionados' sentiments be.

I don't particularly care for some of the design choices that were made, though it's still a lovely reno.

In the living room, I'm not attached to the knotty pine though it would have been interesting to keep some on the window wall paneling for texture. It would have looked lovely with that beautiful blue. The crown molding was a perfect touch too. I wouldn't have messed with the fireplace though seeing as it's more than likely original to the property. I would have worked it into my decor and just cleaned it up.

The kitchen for me is a nice kitchen, but it doesn't say farmhouse. I would have kept that fireplace and the beautiful little door and worked the kitchen around them. Either by recreating glass panels for a couple of display cabinets mimicking the door or however I could think. I wouldn't be surprised if those were original to the house as well.

The bedroom is a structural home-run. Elevating the ceiling was brilliant and the backboard of the bed just helps emphasize the additional height. I love the furniture, paint color and that chandelier is stunning. My only issue is with the bedding. I would have put something bright on the bed to play against all the neutral. A nice bright, blue, yellow, pink & green floral or quilt sort of thing...similar to what they did in their gorgeous dining room (pics in the links).

Overall, it really is a lovely remodel. I just feel it looks too much like a new build now instead of a remodeled farmhouse.

Before & After: A 100-Year-Old Farmhouse Freshens Up The Sweeten
2/28/13 01:43 PM

All the colors are great. I initially liked the two vibrant greens until I saw your table and rug. Then I felt it would end up being too cartoony. Spanish Olive would therefore be my first choice. It'll stand as a compliment to your artwork, books and those beautiful and brightly colored pieces you have. Refined is also be a nice color but I find it a tad too pale against the white shelving and it melds too much with the artwork instead of highlighting it. I'd go against anything too pinky. You'll end up feeling like you're living in a huge raspberry! *lol* Basically, it'll end up to matchy-matchy. Good luck with your final choice...can't wait to see!

Help Me Choose the Right Color:
10 Paint Possibilities

7/24/12 01:38 PM