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Display Name: gingermiller531
Member Since: 2/18/09

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absolutely everything goes in the iPhone as soon as i think of it...errands, shopping lists, household projects, gifts i need to pick up, etc.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Where to Keep a List?
5/23/09 11:34 AM

I would center the futon on it's current wall and place the love seat on the opposite wall so that they are facing each other with the rug centered in between the two pieces. (If the heaters are a problem, you can always pull the furniture out from the wall a bit to provide air flow.) I would add some cube ottomans (if possible with storage) by the patio door for extra seating when the whole family comes over. For the TV, I would recommend putting it in the corner of the room on an angle. You will lose some visibility for company, but I'm guessing your family visits will not be based around watching the television anyway. :) This set up will give you the open feeling you're looking for with full access and visibility to/from the kitchen.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Good Questions: Living Room Furniture Arrangement Help
3/30/09 03:39 PM

You could install click-lock wood/laminate flooring over the tiles. A wood floor could really warm the place up.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Good Questions: Floor Covering for this Bathroom?
3/27/09 03:35 AM

The room has a good start but aside from the basics (wall color & furniture) it is devoid of personality. Once you integrate some personal touches I think it will come together more. I agree with others on bringing in a different rug or two. The dining area rug seems too close to the tone of the floor and disappears. The fridge needs to be hidden creatively - whether in a built-in or purchased furniture piece. Also, your room has a repeating pattern of blocks and colors. You may want to break that up a bit by bringing in some shapes other than rectangles and some lively art which incorporates your color scheme. Good basics - I'm sure it will be even more lovely when complete! Happy decorating...

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Good Questions: Suggestions for Living/Dining Area?
3/11/09 03:19 PM

Is it just me or do those look like wheels/casters from a large wheelbarrow?

Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Platform Bed with Wheels?
3/11/09 01:04 PM

I'm thinking about old Hollywood glam - black & white with silver accents. I would go with crisp white walls with black trim. If possible paint/glaze the existing tiles in the shower and the floor. Remove the tiles outside of the shower/tub area. Hang an opaque shower curtain (black/white). You could also opt to add some black border tiles. To stay away from a juvenile appearance (with the pink toilet and sink) I'd style everything else glamorous yet simple with clean lines. Another somewhat inexpensive option would be to change out the mirror to something more elegant. And definitely do something about that toilet seat - even a matching pink seat would be better than what's currently there!

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Good Questions: Color to Work In this Pink Bathroom?
2/26/09 04:02 AM

If you're not concerned with getting money for the full size mattress, you can also Freecycle it - someone who wants/needs it will almost certainly offer to come pick it up from you in a couple of days! I just got rid of some boxsprings that way.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Questions: Full Sized Bed, Queen Sized Mattress Dilemma Los Angeles
2/26/09 03:05 AM

Depending on the style of your room, an ornate furniture stencil in black on white might really make this piece pop. If you are more minimalist stripes would also be cool.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Beth's Do It Now Project : Retro Green Side Table #1
2/18/09 02:46 PM

I like the idea of painting the walls/ceiling a lighter color - it will probably brighten up what seems to be a gloomy room and will be a nice contrast with the floors and beams. I too have vibrant furniture, curtains, and accessories, and don't feel the need to make the wall color a bold statement in competition with the rest of the room. If it were me I'd either leave the beams dark (for contrast with the light color) or strip them down to the original wood color and finish with a clear/light varnish to preserve the beauty of the wood (without the sheen). Can't wait to see what you do with the room! Happy decorating :)

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Questions: Should We Paint Our Dark Beams? Los Angeles
2/18/09 02:37 PM