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I seriously liked a previous poster's idea of adding a climbing wall. I've seen them added onto blank fences; why not the side of a house?


How Can I Add Interest To \"Blank\" Side of House? Good Questions
7/31/14 12:11 AM

I seriously liked a previous poster's idea of adding a climbing wall. I've seen them added onto blank fences; why not the side of a house?


How Can I Add Interest To \"Blank\" Side of House? Good Questions
7/31/14 12:11 AM

I seriously liked a previous poster's idea of adding a climbing wall. I've seen them added onto blank fences; why not the side of a house?


How Can I Add Interest To \"Blank\" Side of House? Good Questions
7/31/14 12:11 AM

Very well done. I agree with the others about getting rid of the valance ASAP. It will give you another inch of light and there's no reason to keep it--it's ugly and dated. Kudos on a nice job and saving the cabinets.


Before & After: A Dated Kitchen's Fresh Face-lift on a Budget
7/21/14 01:17 AM

I never thought of painting fan blades, that's absolutely brilliant. I think I may steal that idea.


Revisiting Scott's California Bohemian House Tour
7/21/14 01:13 AM

I liked the coffee table with the oriental rug--an unexpected juxtaposition that worked really well. I didn't care for all the stuff on the living room TV wall--there seemed to be too much going on.


Paul & Katie's Vintage Modern Bellevue Loft House Tour
7/21/14 01:11 AM

I don't care for this because it seems so impersonal and lacking a strong aesthetic--it just seems to be a mishmash of cliches. It's like a hotel room. Everything looks off the rack.

It's certainly better than it looked before, but it's not good.


Rich Textiles in Russian Hill Professional Project
7/21/14 01:07 AM

Yep, I'm piling on too.


A 200 Square Foot Micro Studio With Style Professional Project
7/13/14 08:05 PM

Very nicely done space, not pretentious, even modest. Yet airy and pleasant. I like it. And I love the floors.


Marie & Ben's Scandinavian Chic Shoe Factory Apartment House Tour
7/13/14 07:59 PM

It's a lovely space and well done. The only dissonant note is the view into the kitchen (while not ugly, it's true that it doesn't match the rest of the space.) My suggestion would be to hang a piece of sheer white fabric in the 'pass-through' window to gently blur the view of interior of the kitchen while still keeping light and views out. Perhaps, also, the landlord might allow you to paint the cabinets white?


Myka and George's Modern Abode House Tour
7/6/14 01:52 AM

The apartment itself is very beautiful, and the palette and textures of the walls, frames, and furniture are very good and potentially very harmonious, but I agree with the above posters that the arrangement of the pieces is totally off and very odd, and that there's too much furniture. It looks as if the movers had just dumped everything in the the middle of the room, and he left it that way. And, when it's not haphazard, it has a staged and stilted quality, i.e tapers on the tiny kitchen work space, etc. It needs to be reworked.


What Makes It Work: A Seriously Stylish Studio Apartment Tom Delavan
7/6/14 01:44 AM

I like it very much. Traditional without being heavy or cluttered or dark. The only rooms I don't like are the bedrooms--the red canopy is too heavy and campy. And I think the bedroom with the bed under the window would be much pleasanter if the bed faced the window. But those are my only quibbles. It's a house I would love to visit. Very well done.


Mitch's Creative Take on a Classic Space
House Tour

7/6/14 01:29 AM

I agree with the other posters that this has a showroom or hotel or catalog quality which is sterile and impersonal. It's not about it being neat or uncluttered (I approve of those qualities), it's about it being too uniform and trite. It lacks any creativity or originality. And it will look very dated within a few years. I also agree with the other posters that the bedroom is the best space, and that the light fixture in the kitchen is a quality piece and works well there. It's the only dissonant note and rises above the matchy-matchy tone of the rest of the house.


Crystal's Dramatic Home in San Francisco House Tour
7/6/14 01:21 AM

Love it. Especially like the barn door, the cantilevered desk out of butcher block (I'm going to steal that idea!), and the integration of dining and kitchen. Outstanding and inspiring.


Naomi's Single Family Home to a Duplex: Turning a Garage into an Apartment House Call
2/8/14 08:49 PM

I love the 'downstairs' of this home, and it's wonderful to also see the 'upstairs' part. It's as well designed as the rest of the house, and I applaud the owner for her care and thought in designing their small home.


Fitting in the Fun: 3 Kids Sleep, Work & Play in a 15' x 13' Room Assortment
2/8/14 08:29 PM

It's a beautiful tiny house and I especially like the 'butterfly roof' projection. It's nice that this tiny house has a modernist feel, as most of the tiny houses I've seen are a bit too cutesy.

Yes, the tiny house movement does have its yuppie poseurs, but most are serious people intent on radically downsizing. While perhaps most couldn't or wouldn't live THIS small, the tiny house movement is doing a public service in getting people to rethink just how much space is essential. If all new homes were built to be from 800 to 1200 feet--as opposed to the 2000 to 3000 feet people now think is necessary--just think of what an enormous energy and carbon savings that would be. Living smaller is a crucial piece of fighting global warming.


A Peek Inside Alek's Tiny Project House House Call
2/8/14 08:20 PM

You're right that a pied-a-terre is not going to be chockfull of the personal effects one would find in a full time home. And I agree with you in loving the white and light wood combo. Still, I do feel that if the owner if a successful writer (and she must be quite successful if she can afford a second home in NYC, albeit a small one!) than the space should in some way acknowledge or celebrate her as a writer or booklover. It's just too impersonal. A few small touches would perfect it.


An Author's New York Pied-à-terre Professional Project
2/8/14 08:03 PM

Extremely well done, if a little synthetic--doesn't the owner have more personal possessions? While it's exactly to my taste, it looks a little showroom-y. It doesn't seem to be the home of an author or creative person--I'd expect more quirkiness and personal effects. Still, kudos to the designer for such a well-executed small space.


An Author's New York Pied-à-terre Professional Project
2/8/14 06:22 PM

Have to agree that this is not a healthy diet, at all. There is definitely not enough protein or vegetables and far too many carbs. That said, I also agree that simply cooking for yourself, anything, even just boiled noodles, is still healthier than eating fast food, and that feeding your family inexpensive home meals is no easy feat. The woman is deserving of our admiration for her efforts, but it's reasonable to critique this from a dietary standpoint.


How Lesley Cooper Fed Her Family for Less Than $2 a Day
2/8/14 06:14 PM

It's so whimsical, charming, and sweet!


Polly & Dai's Happy Cornwall Cottage Home House Tour
1/2/14 04:04 PM