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Display Name: AustinSarah
Member Since: 9/27/08

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Nice to see so much use of mahogany. Also nice that John used armoires instead of a gut renovation that would have given him more closets but would have changed the apartment forever. Also really nice that John provided so much gracious advice to commenters. I think I like this guy and I definitely like his taste.

John's New York City Interior with a California Garden
House Tour

11/21/10 01:08 PM

If I had to start from scratch, I'd get the Eva Steisel design from C & B.

I bought a set of high quality Italian pottery on sale at a local store in Park Slope. It features fanciful hand-painted ducks. My daughter grew up with it and loved it at every age.

My sister inherited a set of Haviland bone china that was our grandmother's. It is exquisite and we use it at Thanksgiving.

Because each set feels so special, we haven't broken much of either.

Best Everyday China 2010
11/11/10 01:44 AM

This a big improvement on a basement rec room. Not into the monochromatic painted trophies, though. But good job on a tough task. Jason, I hope you and your wife have a good time there!

The Big Reveal! Jarrett's Bungalow Bar
The Inside Man

9/13/10 10:32 PM

Sigh. Not to my taste but I'm happy Michael is happy with it. To me it seems ... very Dallas.

The Big Reveal! Michael's Design District Home
The Inside Man

9/13/10 10:27 PM

All of this gives me fantasies of traveling to Buenos Aires, which I have wanted to do all my life. The apartment looks like something I would imagine Bohemians in BA to live in, only much, much better. Congratulations on the mix of incredible architecture and a wild, funky vibe.

Angela and John's Eclectic Argentine Casa
House Tour

9/12/10 08:06 PM

Really relaxing, pleasant space. I especially liked the shelves surrounding the television. I liked that the TV was surrounded (and out numbered) by books. It speaks of a good sense of perspective in Greg and Lori's life.

Lori & Greg's Cottage-Style House
House Tour

9/12/10 07:42 PM

Very original and beautiful space. Great place to be a kid.

Rachel & Alfred's Artfully Cataloged Collections
House Tour

9/11/10 05:44 PM

Loved the yellow tiles in the kitchen. I was glad to see so much use of Alexander Girard -- I have been admiring his FLUOR tiles and wanted to know what they looked like in a real environment. Not that I could approximate your environment. Exquisite.

NB: If Wyeth is less than one, I would suggest removing the pillows from his bed. Babies less than one don't need pillows and they're a source of plenty of infant deaths from suffocation. (Used to be called SIDS -- now recognized as a fatality from an unsafe sleeping environment.) If you doubt me, check with the American Academy of Pediatricians.

Back to the apartment. Amazing. Fabulous work. It took the trained eye of a collector to put it together.

Gene & Heidi's Colorful Art-filled Home
House Tour

9/8/10 02:39 AM

I really liked this place and I'm glad AT featured it. You got me at the wicker.

Michael's Laid Back Cottage
House Tour

8/8/10 12:05 AM

He frequently posted items on 1st Dibs that were beautiful and inspiring. I've frequently thought that the work deserved more editorial attention. He'll be missed in that forum.

Prague Kolektiv Closing & Celebration of Czech Modernist Design
7/30/10 06:58 AM

Go to this man's firm's website. It's incredible.

Olle Lundberg's Sonoma Escape | Apartment Therapy New York
7/25/10 01:25 AM

I agree with amenity and sauceykat. The incorrect references to IKEA should be cleared up in the copy, particularly as Mr. Lundberg objects.

Olle Lundberg's Sonoma Escape | Apartment Therapy New York
7/25/10 01:12 AM

Every now and then you see something that's way cool and you know you could have never done it. That's this apartment.

A floating doll's head is not that macabre. It's a joke. Taxidermy: now, that's macabre.

Glad there were no taxidermy vignettes shown because I would have had to qualify my unqualified admiration.

Dayana's Condo, a Mod-Macabre Mash-Up House Tour | Apartment Therapy DC
7/23/10 09:15 PM

Wow -- a lot of grammatical invective aimed at Erin when many AT writers get an EZ Pass. What's in the water today?

I thought the apartment was way cool. I thought the crinkled photo above the bed was odd, and maybe the orange lamp is MCM, but I'd never let it cross my threshold.

I'm ready to be inspired by someone who uses a turntable, enjoys photography, and uses a wood-burning stove.

Susan, I've been there with storage you need a ladder to use.
You have my sympathy.

Susan's Picture Perfect Pad House Tour | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
7/18/10 05:08 PM

I love the pile of suitcases cabinet (#1).

Crazy Cabinet Roundup Design Miami / Basel 2010 | Apartment Therapy New York
6/22/10 11:05 PM

The dining area was the best part and looked very fresh. Pretty bedroom!

I really think home tour posters on AT should use some sort of spell check program. There were so many spelling errors in the narrative it was distracting.

Ellie's Handmade First Home House Tour | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
6/22/10 10:56 PM

How about cutting down on the clothes, shoes, and other stuff you think you need? I thought there would be at least one tip about multi-tasking clothes or the like, but vacuum-packing clothes?

Whenever I travel, I take note of the things I never wear and try to cut them out the next time.

5 Tips for Packing Light | Apartment Therapy Chicago
5/11/10 12:04 AM

I have done my own version of the cure, which involves clearing out and organizing the "office space" in my apartment. (It was functioning as the attic I didn't have.) I hired a wonderful college grad who is looking for work to help me. We worked 2-3 hours a week clearing out and organizing. It's nearly done.

Today I had an ottoman which folds out into a bed delivered to the near empty space.

Tonight I had a mojito on my balcony off the room and celebrated the progress.

My party? First my daughter visits from NYC and gets to enjoy the cleared office space/guest room. Then, a week later, my cousin visits from California visits and gets to do the same.

Thank you, Maxwell, for your constant encouragement to clean and organize. And thank you for your blessing on fresh flowers for the apartment.

Before my visitors come, my whole apartment will get a deep clean. And I hope their experiences are as happy as mine getting the space ready.

By the way, your post on linen curtains the Parisians use has inspired me to make some linen curtains for my two big windows come next winter. I've got to do something about these utility bills!

Thanks, and enjoy your lovely family's get-togethers.

The Spring Cure: Throwing A Party! Week 8 - Intro | Apartment Therapy New York
5/4/10 09:58 PM

I have had an equivalent of the Ciak folding chair for years. My version started out as an import from Poland with a cane seat. They've worked wonderfully. No wonder a high end source has adapted them.

Best Folding Chairs 2010 | Apartment Therapy New York
5/4/10 08:42 PM

Oooh, I just really love it! So cheerful and bright ... not a piece of taxidermy anywhere!

Someone pinch me ... I'm turning soft in the head.

Pilgrim's Progressive Vintage House Tour | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
4/26/10 10:29 PM