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That's the best before and after ever!! Those chairs look so amazing. Your money was well spent, thank you for sharing such an inspiring re-do.


Before & After: The Fate of Sheryl's Vintage Chairs Good Questions Revisited
4/9/14 10:13 AM

Finally! A gorgeous house that does not look like everything was dragged in off the street. I think it's rude to express an opinion about someone's choice(i.e. taxidermy). The family featured is super generous by opening up their home. Who needs ugly comments? The owners have done a great job with bold colors, and they have a great mix of new/vintage. Who created the beautiful built-ins for you? Thanks you for sharing your home, amazing!


Lucie & Chris' Spanish Colonial in the Hollywood Hills House Tour
2/7/14 10:45 PM

Katie, good luck and God's speed on your reno. I have lived 8 months through the same experience and it's not worth it, especially with kids. What about renting a trailer? Renovations are usually twice as expensive and 3 times as long. Gutting a house is like unraveling a sweater, where does it stop? HGTV does us no favors when they show things being done for nothing and in no time. Other people who have commented, have given you super good ideas, if you decide to bear through it. Nothing is worse that having issues with your reno/contractor and having to live in it as well. Again, good luck!


How Can We Stay in Our House During a Remodel and Not Lose Our Minds? Good Questions
1/16/14 07:08 PM

Mary, thank you for sharing your rock star sofa with the readers of this blog. What kind of environment will the sofa sit in? If you had a modern loft, as is would be a great riff on antique and modern. As others have pointed out, Art Deco is modern. I believe that you want your couch to be more versatile. Here are my musings in response to your request and other comments:
1) Do not touch the wood other than to make sure that it is moisturized and relatively scratch free
2) Do NOT tuft any portion of this sofa
3) I like Horror Vacqui's suggestion of mohair(way better than velvet). I would not contrast the piping as it would make it look even more antique and less versatile
4) Pick a neutral color: any shade of grey, khaki, sand, blue,whatever you would like.
5) Don't be afraid to spend some money on this sofa, it has super great bones
6) remember you only have 20 more years until Art Deco is an official antique. Read about some of the items that are selling well at auction now, that's right they are Art Deco. Feel free to keep it as is.
Good luck and keep us kids informed of your before and after. I may have to look for a sofa like that now. Are they comfortable?? I hope you are having an wonderful holiday season


How To Make Art Deco Sofa More Modern? Good Questions
12/11/13 01:53 AM

I use the woody portion of rosemary stalks, does double duty without over powering the turkey. I make a raft of stalks stacked in both directions. Happy turkey day!


What To Do If You Don't Have a Roasting Rack on Thanksgiving Tips from The Kitchn
11/27/13 05:37 PM

Don't follow the blog!!! Maybe he bought them as gifts. All of this speculation about a situation you know nothing about. Is there some vow of poverty that one has to take to read AT? I love the small kitchen segment that showcased really inventive uses of space. What NO ONE was worried about was the cost. When you pour that much design and time into a space it can be like a yacht, very expensive. Really, this poverty drivel has to stop!!!! My response to the posting was, where do I buy one?? Maxwell, maybe you could do a post about caviar to serve at parties and instruct the children how to fly to Russia, fish for themselves, extract the roe and process it and make their own caviar!!! Ridiculous, all of you. Keep on Maxwell... what's next DIY toilet paper? Enough


Figue 15 Candle
11/4/13 06:15 PM

UGH!!!! who are all of you to complain? Do you really want to see another painted dresser that went from beat up to painted a bright snappy color? Why does this blog/website have to show you the cheapest thing possible? I would prefer them to bring me the BEST ideas and let me figure it out. What, you cannot read AT and go to Barney's? Isn't that the point of all of this is the whole hi-low idea of mixing? What happens when you are done cramming your 300 square foot apartment with street finds, then what? I think Maxwell does a great job, I for one am BORED with all low budget ideas. This blog used to be about inspiration and elevating the everyday apartment to design greatness. IF you read the post he said that he stays away from most candles(as I do as they smell awful) He has located a special candle that he feels is worth the mention and money. Hasn't any of you purchased a dyptique candle?? Please enough of the whining when this arena doesn't hand everything to you the way you want it. Please stop complaining like you were force fed bleach when someone shares something nice with you. Pretend that it's a special treat or something for you to put on your holiday wish list.


Figue 15 Candle
11/4/13 04:50 PM

Shawn, Ralph Lauren started out designing ties. Rock it out, don't be afraid!


Meet the Maker: Shawn Reagan of
Primary Ties

8/5/13 11:16 PM