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Display Name: MaryK__
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The miso ice cream I had at Public in NYC was pretty good, but my favorite is the peanut butter curry ice cream from Humphry Slocombe in SF.

Savory Ice Cream: Do You Have a Favorite Flavor?
4/27/11 02:10 PM

I made this last night using pears and cardamom (instead of apples and cinnamon). It was to die for! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

Recipe: Apple Yogurt Cake with a Cinnamon-Sugar Streak
3/22/11 12:54 PM

I have honed Carrara marble countertops and miniature white subway tiles in a running bond layout. Used gray grout and gray caulk so that the tiled backsplash wouldn't look like a continuous sea of white.
Here's a look:

Will White Subway Tiles Work for Backsplash?
Good Questions

12/2/10 09:37 PM

DCHans - Sorry for the late reply. The colors are Benjamin Moore Gunmetal and Shadow.

Which Shade of Gray Should I Use to Paint My Kitchen?
Good Questions

8/9/10 05:17 PM

Hi, original poster here. I appreciate all the comments.

Yes, the door and window trim are white. My cabinets do have a yellowish undertone to them. Painting the cabinets are not an option. Thanks for compliments on the farmhouse sink . I absolutely love that sink.

After making the mock-ups and sending my question to AT, I went to the paint store and bought samples of the colors. I haven't tried the gray sample yet so I can't really say too much about that one. The second color turned out to be much more purple than dark gray. I did 2 coats on a 2'x2' board and placed it in my kitchen to see the color during different times of day. It's like a very dark eggplant color and sometimes it looks almost black. It's a gorgeous color, but I'm not sure if I want to go with such a dark color. But it's definitely not boring.

I do think a warmer shade of gray would work well with the white trim, marble and the yellowish off white cabinets. Maybe I am misunderstanding the term "warm (a little brownish tint)" but the warm grays I've seen so far are too taupe-y.

I totally agree that colors are hard to convey correctly when viewed on a computer monitor. But I just wanted to get a general sense of what people thought about those 2 colors and to gather some more information so that I can make a better decision. And, heck, voting for paint colors on AT is always fun.

Thanks for all the feedback. I knew the AT readers wouldn't hesistate to offer advice. Keep it coming!

Which Shade of Gray Should I Use to Paint My Kitchen? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
5/6/10 03:39 PM

My parents' building in SF has working levers in each of the flats. Their tenants love using it to open the front door for guests.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Good Questions: Mystery Lever in SF Building
7/8/09 09:05 PM

You did an amazing job. I love that you did the backsplash tiles vertically instead of horizontally.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Kitchen Spotlight: Sudie's Pocket-Sized Renovation
4/3/09 05:35 PM