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Display Name: sandiv
Member Since: 10/9/08

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Thanks for the nice comments!! The colors keep me warm during the gray and rainy months here in the Pacific NW.

mdhnyc, the color I used was True Value's "Burnt Spice". The palette was from a few years back, don't know if it's still available.


Winners Announced For "The Happiest Place In Your Home" Contest!
12/7/10 01:29 PM

The cat who adopted me who serendipitously matches my decor: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandiv999/3794139940/in/set-72157622057923630/


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Pets in Stylish Homes
10/2/09 07:39 PM

I lived next door to first the police station and then to Bruce and his family as they transformed the place. I moved in '99, when they were in mid-transformation. So impressed with what the station has become. Kudos!!


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | House Tour: David and Susan's Police Precinct Conversion San Francisco
5/13/09 03:00 PM

One late night my dog chased the neighborhood skunk and I stupidly ran into the fray. That said, throw out anything plastic...it really does hold the scent forever. Hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and white wine vinegar helps to dilute the smell. The worst of the smell dissipates in about 24 hours, which still makes for a very long day. Handy little biological weapon those guys have!


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Getting Rid of Skunk SmellsBiocide Systems' Room Shocker
4/15/09 09:32 PM

Hi Robin, the credenza set is a Distinctive Furniture by Stanley. Probably early sixties--on my flickr site a few people commented back on collecting other pieces from that line. Must have been a very brief blip on Stanley Co's manufacturing radar.


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Northwest #9: Sandi's Happy Danish Modern Clown Colors
12/9/08 10:20 PM

The chair was a find last year through, surpisingly enough, Eurway. It was on deep discount and that works for me. You can find similar ones if you look for Egg chair knockoffs online. Super comfortable, even if it doesn't come with a pedigree :)


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | More From Sandi's Happy Danish Modern Home#comments#comments#comments#comments
11/15/08 08:15 PM

Just in case anyone is interested in the whole schmear-here's my flickr set of interiors. Thanks for all the kind words!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandiv999/sets/72157607550587244/


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | More From Sandi's Happy Danish Modern Home#comments
11/11/08 12:48 PM

Anna, your place is great and shows ingenuity and style. Good work on updating without wiping out the best parts of a mid-century home! This was one of my favorite entries.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Midwest #29: Anna's Original Style
10/24/08 05:31 PM

Thanks!! Right back at ya. I have more photos on my flickr and should get some of other rooms up soon, lucitebox, if you're curious.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandiv999/


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Northwest #9: Sandi's Happy Danish Modern Clown Colors
10/24/08 05:11 PM

psst, lucitebox, my house would love a girls' night out...bring your ceramic cat. Your place was one of a very few entries that I truly enjoyed. A collection of great stuff, amassed and I'm sure amended through the years, rather than garanimal matched from catalogue pages.

Take a bow!


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Midwest #18: Lucitebox's Kooky Kitschy Color
10/24/08 05:07 PM

AustinSarah, thanks for your well-articulated thoughts. The chair seat color is a more green, counters more blue. The same reason you didn't respond to the kitchen is the reason I love it...I searched hard for a bold splash of turquoise blue for the countertops. As the backsplash is paint, I always have the option to change up the mood. The Jere scultpure was the find of my year. I grew up in the late 70's and 80's surrounded by a sea of white walls and beige and olan mills family photos as the only wall art--have been recovering ever since. Variety, and the opinions they engender are the spice of life!

And, hey, you should hear what my mom has to say about my place!! For a brief moment I thought she was the click212 poster :)


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Northwest #9: Sandi's Happy Danish Modern Clown Colors
10/24/08 08:10 AM

I will echo the login issues. I spent my lunch hour walking friends through how to log in to vote for me. Many others just gave up. Sigh.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Vote Now! Midwest Colors 2008 Showdown! Midwest # 2 vs #28#comments#comments
10/22/08 10:21 PM

A final comment and a bucket of gratitude to everyone who's shared kind words! Contest or no, this has been just super and the feedback is better than any gift certificate could be. I always felt like the place was a work in progress and could be loads better. I'm going to rest on my laurels for the evening. Thanks guys!!


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Northwest #9: Sandi's Happy Danish Modern Clown Colors
10/22/08 09:43 PM

Shucks pyrexman, you've made my afternoon! I bought my wee little ranch three years ago and have really been building my collection for about 8 years. To here such praise for my work is wonderful. I've done the kitchen, the bathroom, the walls, the floors, the yard, the doors (and hence taken few vacations!) since I bought, all on the tiniest of budgets, albeit with the biggest of ideas. There's a small room in my garage that holds pieces that are cycled in and out as editing is key, but oh-so difficult.


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Northwest #9: Sandi's Happy Danish Modern Clown Colors
10/22/08 03:17 PM

Wow, so to answer the above "query", the rug is there for comfort when I do my dishes-after cooking :) Plus, they're ikea $9 rugs and quite hardy.

The fabric is from Urban Outfitters. I had a very talented friend use the tapestry fabric make a semi-slipcover for the bed. I love the birdcage fabric immensely--it makes me smile as well.


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Northwest #9: Sandi's Happy Danish Modern Clown Colors
10/22/08 12:52 PM

Super use of bold graphics. Love it!


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Northwest #32: Jason and Ryan's Colorful Combination
10/17/08 09:19 AM

Great use space in the attic(?) room. Love the turquoise painting.


Apartment Therapy New York | East #78: Diego's Color Therapy
10/17/08 08:39 AM

Cool stuff and fun place!


Apartment Therapy New York | East #77: Jeanie's Candy Colored World
10/17/08 07:04 AM

With all the synthetic options available, why someone would choose to use an actual dead animal is troubling and puzzling to me. I do like the look of fur (faux) and the zebra print is a cool graphic statement. But use the non-animal flesh version!


Apartment Therapy New York | The Elephant In The Room: Taxidermy, Hides, and Ethics in Decorating
10/15/08 09:37 AM

The master bedroom is lovely.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Southwest #19: Cassell's Fredericksburg Feng Shui
10/13/08 05:10 PM