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Display Name: miked
Member Since: 9/8/08

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Can you paint? If so, paint that little nook a nice saturated color.

Also, maybe get a shallow floating shelf to put opposite the door so you can throw your keys and stuff on it. You can then put some hooks under the shelf for your jackets and then just toss your shoes underneath the jackets.

I like that you put the ottoman by the door. It's always good to have seating by an entry.

I think the room just needs an anchor. Maybe a nice big area rug? Nothing wrong with putting a rug on carpet!


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Question: How to Spruce Up This Entry?Los Angeles#comments#comments
10/29/08 12:36 PM

my parents used to have that rocking chair.

i like the stack of old books.


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Inspiration: Photo from Decor Maison
10/27/08 01:04 PM

yep, it's the big shadow floor lamp. you can buy it at unica or the conran shop.


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Good Questions: Where Can I Find This Lamp?#comments
10/9/08 11:52 AM

I keep them all, for the most part. But I've cut back drastically on the amounth I buy/subscribe to. So now, I need to go through all the old stacks and cut out pages I want to save. One day...


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Which Magazines Do You Save AND Go Back To?
10/3/08 01:52 PM

I agree with empirewaste. My dad is professional painter and I worked with him for many, many summers. He would be all over this if something like this actually worked.

Also, I agree with empirewaste about taping. Just take your time when cutting in. It is actually faster.


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Point 'n Paint
10/3/08 08:54 AM

I also like Henri Bendel, but I prefer the Firewood scent. It is perfect for chilly fall days.

Or Cannabis Santal by Fresh. No, it doesn't smell like weed or Patchouli. It is just a fresh, but warm scent.

Both candles are on the expensive end, but I find that I have these candles far longer because you don't always need to light them to get the scent.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Roundup: AT Readers' Favorite Candles
10/1/08 07:39 AM

I try to avoid Ikea, not for the sake of being "green", but because I don't want my house to look like an Ikea showroom (I'm afraid a few more Ikea items and my house will be just that).

But the things I do have from Ikea have lasted me quite a long time. My bedroom furniture (malm) has lasted 3 years and is still going strong. My Lack floating shelves have been reused many times thanks to new coats of paint. My Expedit bookcase is a solid piece that will always be around thanks to its versatility. I even bought used Ikea dining room chairs off craigslist and repainted them and changed the fabric of the seat.


Apartment Therapy Boston | Survey: Does Eco Guilt Stop You From Shopping at Ikea?
9/24/08 10:34 AM

@erin- Thanks for that link. I'm aware of the test and how to become accredited. It just seems so many interior designers don't have accredidation. Which is fine, because I don't think education or a piece of paper should be able to determine your career, but I'm also not against it...whatever works for that person.

It's just interesting to see how designers got started in the field. For instance, Eddie. He went to culinary school, then got involved with Martha. I think that's great and I'm just curious if I can turn my Graphic Design career into an Interior Design career without going back for a second BFA.

Thanks again for your advice/link!


Apartment Therapy New York | Tips from Eddie Ross of Top Design
9/23/08 01:01 PM

first think i noticed was the great lighting.


Apartment Therapy DC | A Green Vacation House in Charlottesville, Virginia Washington Home & Garden
9/23/08 12:04 PM

Alright maybe someone can answer this question. I'm a graphic designer, have a BA in art & design, but I really want to transition to Interior Design. Now I can go to school (harrington) and go that route, but it seems there are a lot of people who became Interior Designers by experience. But according to people I've talked to, in order to be called an Interior Designer you need to have accredidation which takes a degree in interior design (either Associates or BFA) work experience with an accredited designer.

This might not be the place for this, but I need to know! I'd prefer to not have to go to school, but to work my way up in a design company. I'm just at a crossroad right now. Any advice from anyone would be appreciated.

But yes, I'm hoping for eddie to win. I like some of the other contestants, but he just has a good grasp on things.


Apartment Therapy New York | Tips from Eddie Ross of Top Design
9/23/08 11:17 AM

The method floor polish/cleaner that comes with the O-Mop is also really good. Your whole house will smell like almonds.


Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Dealing With Damaged Wood Floors?
9/22/08 01:56 PM

i had the same problem. mine look exactly like that picture above.

first i just did a regular mop job. then i used a bucket of soap and water and got on my hands and knees with a scrub brush. then i mopped again. then used "quick shine" to give them a shinier coat.

they aren't perfect, but they look so much better. i just make sure to mop regularly and use the quick shine every 8 weeks. and i have runners in heavy traffic areas.


Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Dealing With Damaged Wood Floors?
9/22/08 12:36 PM

i love new buffalo. i went for the first time 5 years ago with family. it's such a great little, laid-back town. good vintage/antique stores too. the michigan side of lake michigan has a more east-coast seaside vibe and the beaches seem cleaner, compared to the chicago coast.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Roger Brown House in New Buffalo, Michigan
9/22/08 09:09 AM

i've always liked these. an old park district building i used to go to for art classes had a pit like this for kids. it was awesome.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Conversation Pits Melbourne
9/19/08 07:39 AM

Does anyone have any ideas on how I could make one of the drum shades on the chandeliers that are hanging over the dining room table?

I have a very generic chandelier in my apt and since I have to leave it, I've been wanting to make a drum shade to cover it. It has to be at least 24 inches in diameter and 12 inches high. Any thoughts/ideas?


Apartment Therapy New York | Simple Decorating Boston#comments
9/10/08 01:59 PM

i like both, but it really depends on the space they are intended for and the function. by saying sectionals are "so 2004", you are limiting yourself. function isn't/wasn't a trend.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Sectional Sofas vs. Sofa and Chairs
9/9/08 06:04 AM