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Display Name: emcc
Member Since: 2/25/09

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how about draping some sheers with twinkle lights behind them?

Above-the-Headboard Inspiration, Please? Good Questions
1/24/13 09:22 AM

Every year, I make a big batch of fabric drawstring bags of varying sizes in festive/quirky fabrics and give gifts in those. This is a cute idea, though I kind of like having the bags because they don't require instructions :)

ecoChici: Reusable Fabric Gift Wrap Store Profile
12/18/12 03:16 PM

What fun curtains!

It could be the lighting but the blue looks like it makes your space a lot darker (I went through a blue accent wall thing earlier this year too, so I can sympathize). It's hard for me to tell if the drapes go with your furniture in such a small picture but I think you could make them work together, especially if you pull colors from the curtains into some funky throw pillows/blankets.

I'd suggest for your first step - paint the blue wall the same white (or whatever neutral you're doing) as the rest of the room and just live with it for a little bit while adjusting your accessories. Then if you find the white too boring, I like the suggestion above of pulling the turquoise from the curtains for the accent wall, but I would recommend doing it a few shades lighter instead of matching it exactly.

Warm Curtains in a Cool Living Room? Good Questions
12/18/12 03:00 PM

I second the call for cabinet hardware!

If you're going to change the countertops, maybe you can detach the cabinet next to the stove from the wall, make it even with the stove, and put a spacer behind it and panel the side so you can't see the space. It's hard to tell what's on the other side of the stove.

You may want to rethink the cream - it could look dingy against your white cabinets. Maybe a soft gray?

How To Freshen Up This Kitchen in Preparation For Selling? Good Questions
12/13/12 09:51 AM


Aya & Trevor's Sophisticated Contemporary Condo House Tour
12/11/12 12:39 PM

This discussion really went downhill. Good luck to you, Kim, I hope you are able to figure out something thoughtful and that your employees appreciate the thought.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Large Group at Work? Good Questions
12/10/12 02:06 PM

For those suggesting food ideas - please be mindful that many of us don't advertise our food allergies/intolerances at work for various reasons. It's easy to feel excluded when management brings in pizza or baked goods that those with real issues can't eat. If you're going to do a food gift - please be mindful and ask if anyone has any allergies/intolerances ahead of time.

To avoid that issue, I would second the bookstore or movie ticket gift card if you are going to do a tangible gift.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Large Group at Work? Good Questions
12/10/12 11:30 AM

love those bedroom lamps! any idea where they came from!

this house looks so comfy - i'd love to live in a place like that.

The Fleet Family's Modern Craftsman Mix
House Tour

2/28/12 08:34 PM

how about a rich jewel tone?

Paint Colors for Rental Bathroom?
Good Questions

11/18/11 07:59 AM

love it!! favorited!

Alison's "Vintage-Modern Blue & Grey" Room
11/18/11 07:18 AM

@Nicole - the paint looks a little like BM Gray Cashmere.

Make It Yourself: Free How-To from Salvage-Style Projects
9/29/11 08:14 AM

I would recommend keeping your bed as close to the closet as you can while still allowing access to it and putting the dining table and loveseat/couch on the half of the room near the windows. That way you can use the balcony to entertain without having people crawl over your bed to get there. Perhaps place the desk in between the bed and "living area" to give some separation. Or, consider losing the desk and getting a laptop stand or using your table as a desk when you don't have guests over.

As for color, more information is needed - what are the floors like? What direction does your window face? What is your view like?

Layout and Color Suggestions for Studio Apartment?
Good Questions

9/1/11 08:25 AM


also, i second the request for info on the gray living room color!

Danny & Jeff's Vintage Collections
House Tour

2/3/11 11:03 AM

what kind of basket is that in #5? i've been looking for something similar.

Witty and Unexpected Shelving Ideas
Inspiration Gallery

1/25/11 01:14 PM

I love these rowhome tours! I like the colors - your home looks very warm and inviting. Is the basement rug from anthropologie?

Elizabeth and Daniel's Bright, Bold & Narrow Rowhome
House Tour

12/20/10 11:30 AM

Oh gosh, I love everything about the first picture, and I don't even celebrate christmas. Any idea where to find a wreath like that?

Holiday Garlands Galore

12/3/10 10:14 AM

any recommendations for a place to print out the downloadable posters?

Decorating With Vintage Travel Posters | Apartment Therapy DC
7/7/10 01:07 PM

@kahlil - it is definitely the Murano, with some unfortunate views right into the office building across the street, but also with great southern exposure views.

Vee's Downtown Dream Condo House Call | Apartment Therapy DC
5/10/10 06:31 PM

Real Simple Weddings has a pared-down checklist. They used to have it in easily-printable PDF format, but the closest I can find is this - http://www.realsimple.com/holidays-entertaining/weddings/registry-gifts/wedding-registry-checklist-00000000000227/index.html

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Good Question: What Should We Put On Our Wedding Registry?
2/25/09 12:02 PM

oh my word, the thought of having to clean those...

i'll stick by my decorating standby... a ziploc bag with the corner cut off.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Kuhn Rikon Squeezable Decorating Kit
2/25/09 11:50 AM