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Display Name: abowers
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global views flower mirror from living comforts: http://www.livingcomforts.com/gv-9-90675.html

Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Identify Source this Mirror?
5/5/09 04:20 PM

shopping for dressers, i was amazed how much bo was charging for thin particle board drawer bottoms. the dressers weren't much more substantial than ikea models but were significantly more expensive. i've been much more impressed with room and board's construction.

Apartment Therapy Boston | Customized Coffee Tables from BoConcept But Are They Worth It?
4/16/09 04:49 PM

i find that we are doing more and more of our renovation projects ourselves. our budget is tight enough that the people we can afford to bring in are not necessarily the most qualified. for a few projects we have wound up re doing the work we hired out in order to get the quality of finish that we wanted. not looking forward to scraping 80 years of paint off of original metal window sills and door frames myself though...

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Survey: DIY Versus Paying Someone to Do It Austin
2/6/09 11:30 AM

does anyone know who makes the orange chair in the first picture?

Apartment Therapy New York | Galerie Sentou Paris
10/30/08 06:08 AM

i love upstate :: please pass along the dealer's info. i am in nyc and would love an egg basket!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Look! Folding Screen Headboard
9/18/08 01:16 PM

when we shopped for counter tops and considered marble, we were advised to seal the stone with a product called "bullet proof." a saleswoman at one particular stone dealer even gave us a small piece of marble to take home, seal, and test. perhaps you could do the same to alleviate your fears.

Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: How Should We Protect Our Marble Table?
9/16/08 12:59 PM

we have trained our pup to only come up on furniture when invited up. she is allowed to sleep on the bed one or two nights a week. she is generally pretty good about sleeping in her own bed (also in the bedroom) when told to but occasionally wanders over to one side of the bed or the other to try and provoke an invitation.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Do You Let Your Pets Sleep In Your Bed?
9/3/08 12:12 PM

love the back splash. is it marble tile? more details please!

Apartment Therapy New York | Look!: Simple Update to the Kitchen Light
8/25/08 10:33 AM

also try streeteasy.com. it is generally better for purchasing but does include rental information as well. because the site culls from several different brokerages, it can be helpful for a larger overview.

Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: What's Your NYC Rent?
8/25/08 10:07 AM

ana - best of luck!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Dealing With Loud Neighbors and Soundproofing Options
8/21/08 05:11 AM

we are dealing with a grumpy downstairs neighbor. unfortunately her noise complaints have little to do with actual noise and more to do with the new people moving into the older building. she has complained to the co op board about our noise levels when we were away on a week long vacation! awkward as it may be, i support the face to face interaction. you are much more likely to get a positive response.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Dealing With Loud Neighbors and Soundproofing Options
8/20/08 12:40 PM

i love the metal tray in the photo. any suggestions on where to find something similar?

Apartment Therapy Chicago | How To: Create a Hotel-Style Bathroom
8/19/08 04:42 AM

eve, i just emailed ron and he is happy to ship to new york. he is calculating the cost and getting back to me with a total so i imagine he would be willing to do the same for you.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Scavenger: Big Red 3D Marquis Letters for $15 San Francisco
8/15/08 08:59 AM

our dog is allowed up on furniture only when invited and not given the opportunity when unsupervised. fortunately for us, she prefers laying on her blanket which makes keeping the couch clean very easy.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Pet Policy: Do You Let Your Dogs on The Couch?
8/6/08 12:42 PM

anyone know the origin of the wooden stool with metal legs that the laptop sits on?

Apartment Therapy New York | House Tour: Ed's High Speed, High End, LandmarkNew York
7/23/08 09:38 AM

we bought some frosted glass doors from home depot. the brand was nuport and we only saw the styles with frosted glass at the store and not online (there were two - one that was a frame and a single piece of frosted glass and another that had several squarish panels of frosted glass). the doors weren't terribly expensive but the materials could be nicer. we ordered a set with a white frame that isn't actually bright white so we needed to paint it. on the upside, the hardware allows you to adjust the height and angle of the doors to compensate for crooked door frames...

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | SF Good Questions: Frosted Tempered Glass Closet Doors?
7/17/08 12:04 PM

we thought about purchasing the west elm felted wool rug and the sales person actually advised against it, citing many returns and unhappy customers, surprised by the amount of shedding. instead, we are opting for the cable rug at room and board.

Apartment Therapy New York | NY Good Questions: How Easy is it to Maintain a Felted Wool Rug?
7/15/08 10:41 AM

yes please!

Apartment Therapy New York | Thursday Giveaway: Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair in Red
7/10/08 09:35 AM