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Display Name: oliviadc
Member Since: 4/24/07

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Interesting consistency in the comments, and I agree - while I enjoy lonny, high gloss, etc, I really really miss Domino and would happily pay more for a good hard copy magazine.

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6/2/11 02:26 PM

Can you please post the link to #1? I went to the skonahem website and can't find it... Love the doors, am dying for the "allt kommer att bli bra" hanging.

Apartment Therapy DC | Inspiration Gallery: Barn Style Doors
8/5/09 12:33 PM

Here is the link with directions:

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Questions: Looking for a Bar Cabinet & Hutch
12/18/08 02:15 PM

Check on the website, there is one in Maryland that is open the second weekend of every month (way way better than the outlet...).

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Questions: Looking for a Bar Cabinet & Hutch
12/18/08 02:13 PM

Not a technically a bar, but I bought restoration hardware's bathroom etagere and use it as a bar - http://www.restorationhardware.com/rh/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod1421002&navCount=1 -
and it has been completely fabulous. The bottom drawer holds wine bottles and napkins, and I display my glasses and liquor on the shelves. Tip - I bought it at a rh warehouse for $300 even though they are selling it on the site for $800...

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Questions: Looking for a Bar Cabinet & Hutch
12/18/08 02:05 PM

Another yarn place - knit happens in old town.

Apartment Therapy DC | Open Thread 8 Washington, DC
12/17/08 11:16 AM

I second the eastern market nomination for art. Also check out Good Wood (U and 15th? 16th?), they always have some interesting and reasonably priced things.

Apartment Therapy DC | Open Thread 7 Washington, DC
11/25/08 11:52 AM

we have something very similar, it is a little crawl space under our stairs that we have converted into a little dog house (complete with a grate door!). Our dog absolutely loves it, and I love not having to decorate around a regular dog crate.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Dog Crate Gate Do It Yourself
10/31/08 09:22 AM

A soft blue gray or a yellow would look beautiful and complement your furniture/art.

I know it isn't the question you are asking, but another inexpensive way to make a major impact on this room would be replacing the ceiling fan with a new light fixture. I would go for something fairly streamlined, maybe a barrel shade or simple chandelier? Sorry for the unsolicited advice, I can't help myself!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Questions: Do You Have Paint Suggestions For This Room?
10/15/08 08:48 AM

Was this just a door change? I would love to hear where they got the new doors, it looks fabulous!

Apartment Therapy DC | Flickr Finds: Incredible Kitchen Makeover
10/15/08 07:14 AM

we did something similar, but used a tall bookcase from restoration hardware (meant for the bathroom) for our bar. The one drawer is great for linens, the open shelves make it seem airy and doesn't cramp our small living/dining room.


Apartment Therapy New York | Look! Bookcase Bar Washington DC
9/12/08 11:14 AM

I like the idea of hanging art on it. Hang a picture rail above the mirror (could you use the current frame?) and hang the art salon style... either one big piece or several smaller ones. Side comment, would you consider painting your room another color? A softer color would likely suit the mirror - a subtle silver gray, or just a toned down version of the peach you currently have, along with some white pillows on that couch, would completely change the mood of the room.

Apartment Therapy New York | NY Good Questions: How Should I Cover Up This Mirror?
6/26/08 06:37 AM

Leave it to a swede to be super organized!!! I think it is part of our dna.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Top 10 Organizing Tips From Chez Larsson
5/7/08 07:03 AM

Mary McGee was on the cover of Domino magazine a few years ago. I saved the edition and have copied so many of her ideas. She actually mixes a fair bit of low (ikea) with her highs, those outdoor benches smack of ballard designs...

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Blogging...Small Space Inspiration from House Beautiful
4/14/08 07:02 PM

Three cupcakes! This is a true hidden gem, not an open secret like so many places in DC. Plus they will buy your used furniture.

Apartment Therapy New York | AT DC: Ruff Ready Furnishings - I’d Like to Buy an Owl, Please, Vanna
3/28/08 09:08 AM

could. not. be. more. excited.

Apartment Therapy New York | Blogger Search: AT:Washington, DC Wants You!
3/14/08 10:12 AM

I understand wanting a rare name. It was very unusual to meet another Olivia when I was growing up but within the last five years the name has become uberpopular. Now, it seems a majority of expecting couples I know - everyone from friends to aquaintances, indeed my dentist waxed rhapsodic about the name during my last cleaning - tell me they are considering Olivia. It is nice that they like the name, but part of me misses the days when my name was a little less common.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Blogging CNN: Baby Name Remorse
1/31/08 07:55 AM

Does anyone know if this light plugs into a socket or is it hardwired? Thanks!

Apartment Therapy New York | Ikea's Glansa Lysa Outdoor Chadelier
12/11/07 04:50 AM

I own the book, and can't claim to have read the whole thing, but it has been a great resource (practically encyclopedic) whenever I have a question about cleaning anything. And yes, you read that right, over 700 pages on cleaning...

Apartment Therapy - Thursday Giveaway: Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook
11/8/07 08:25 AM

Why not hang two long mirrors to the left and right of the desk (in the center of each molding panel)? Basically, flank the desk with two mirrors for balance and paint it white, get a white filing cabinet that can fit under the desk (better yet, paint a small filing cabinet bright yellow to relate to your walls and put it under the desk), and you are done.
RE the light fixture, the pipe in the corner provides a perfect camouflage for a cable... you could easily put a hook in the ceiling and hang a globe style light fixture and then just run a white cable behind the pipe and plug it in behind the desk. A hanging lamp would show off the wonderful height of the room. I would go pretty big, and opt for a globe style to counteract the squareness of the desk.

Apartment Therapy - Good Questions: Home Office S.O.S.?
10/26/07 05:34 AM