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Display Name: soleil9
Member Since: 5/16/07

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For gourmet chocolates:

Christopher Elbow Chocolates (out of Kansas City)
http://www.elbowchocolates.com
They are AMAZING.

I'm originally from Michigan so we LOVE Zingermans! Chocolate Cherry bread is the BEST!


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3/8/13 07:49 AM

Sugoi, ne???


James & Briony's Tokyo Home
House Tour

2/10/11 06:20 AM

Hello!

The chair is a Steelcase hand-me-down that we spray painted white, but kept the original color of the vinyl.
The dining room wall color behind the painting is Behr Mirage Lake 500D-6.
The tv stand legs are Capita, from the IKEA kitchen cabinet department.
The speakers are x-sls tower in moho natural by av123. They have a beautiful finish and a pleasant sound. They are very affordable too.

Thank You for your questions!


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Small Cool 2009: Soleil9's Art-Filled Home Small Division #08
4/13/09 06:24 PM

Hello,

The silver drawers are from, you guessed it, IKEA. That store just makes the perfect items for decorating and storing problems... Also, the drawers are not supporting the desk, it wouldn't be strong enough for that application. The Desk top is secured directly to the wall.

Thanks!


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Small Cool 2009: Soleil9's Art-Filled Home Small Division #08
4/12/09 11:07 PM

The legs are Capita, from the IKEA kitchen cabinet department. The Sabre Gray color really is a nice neutral gray. I don't think it has undertones of green. Looking back at my posted pictures they look like they have a hint of green tones, but it really is a true warm gray color in real life. It does lean toward warm in tone, though.

Thanks!


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Small Cool 2009: Soleil9's Art-Filled Home Small Division #08
4/11/09 09:27 PM

The walls are Benjamin Moore Sabre Gray #1482. Its a great neutral gray, soothing and not too cold. Looks good with white accents.

Thanks!


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Small Cool 2009: Soleil9's Art-Filled Home Small Division #08
4/11/09 07:40 PM

Hi!

Our couch is made by Lind Furniture, and was purchased at a store called Bright Ideas in Royal Oak.

http://www.lindfurniture.com

Thanks!


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Small Cool 2009: Soleil9's Art-Filled Home Small Division #08
4/11/09 06:42 PM

Hello!

Credit to the artists:
Carl Oxley III http://www.popartmonkey.com
Travis Pickard http://travisnaked.matterwave.net
Steven Miller http://www.lookatmypaintings.com

Thanks everyone for the nice comments! Under the coat rack is an Effektiv cabinet from IKEA. It holds shoes in the big drawer and scarves, hats and odds and ends in the smaller top drawer. The TV stand is the ubiquitous Lack on its side with legs. The pen holders are from IKEA too.

The cabinets above the desk are kitchen cabinets. The nook was originally a small closet of the 3rd bedroom. the previous owners took down the wall between the bedroom and livingroom making one large slightly awkward space. We used curtains to help divide the space, while still allowing it to feel open. Also, the house was built in 1954. :)

Thanks again!


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Small Cool 2009: Soleil9's Art-Filled Home Small Division #08
4/11/09 11:12 AM