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Display Name: aligal
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Too often we think of our homes in terms of "things" rather than a reflection of WHO we ARE. Our home is our refuge; our sanctuary. The door that is always waiting for us to pass through. The "soft place to fall", as Dr Phil says.


5 Completely Free Ways to Make Your House a Home
9/13/11 10:51 PM

Re: design for small spaces should be treated like packing a suitcase. Decide what you need/want and then remove half. Monochromatic colors with interesting pops of color. Nothing heavy to the eye. Remove "clutter" and search for conversation objects ie vases, small sculptures, textural objects that give you joy.


What Is Your Best Design Tip or Strategy for Small Spaces?
4/18/11 04:42 PM

Maxwell, Recently you mentioned the rule of 57" regarding hanging pictures. What is that about? Pictures are always a problem and I have recently moved so I am having to figure this out all over again! If there is a rule?...lead me to it. Please!!


Apartment Therapy New York | My Small Room @ Room & Board#comments
4/29/09 07:01 PM

Picky, picky, picky! For goodness sakes, folks! Lighten up and enjoy it. These are feel-good pix. The vibrant colors make me smile. Isn't that what this kind of art should do?


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Guess Who Lives In This Colonial Casa?
4/24/09 04:49 PM

Another tasty 2-3 ingredient biscuit is using the self-rising flour and beer as the liquid. It makes a light fluffy product!

3 c. self-rising flour
1 Tbsp sugar (opt)
1-can beer

Mix it lightly and let it sit to raise a bit and bake at 325. Make this one when you are having guests for a hearty soup or stew. Lots of biscuits to go around!


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Recipe: Two-Ingredient Biscuits
2/7/09 07:46 PM