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Laurel, this pic is from an old post:


Mark commented that the rug is Angela Adams and I looked it up, it's called Betty:


It really is lovely!

Day 21: Take Your \"After\" Photos (and Our Livebloggers Reveal their Rooms!) Apartment Therapy's Style Cure
9/3/13 10:38 PM

For my last cross-country move, I sold and donated all of my furniture except for a table which I was able to flat pack. I shopped around for the best deal and found that for the /- 60 boxes of stuff that I had, the best value was shipping on Amtrak.

I got a cargo van (& one helpful friend) and drove to the station and Amtrak shrink-wrapped everything on a palette. When I got to NYC I hired a service to bring the boxes from Penn Station to my new apartment.

All things considered it was pretty easy to do and very inexpensive. Note: they don't allow furniture unless it's flat packed and they don't guarantee it arriving on a specific date (usually takes a week, give or take) there has to be enough cargo space to load it onto the train. Mine arrived in about 4 days, which worked out just fine.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | How Do You Move? Survey
8/4/09 09:36 PM

Awww, I worked on Unfaithful. That loft was amazing! It was a floor-through on Greene Street in Soho and the owner had been a sculptor/packrat. Lots of stuff was removed but the horse statue and the head sculptures were there to begin with.

I think the idea was that Olivier's character was crashing (perhaps long-term) at a friend's place to clear up the mystery of how he could afford such an awesome loft on a book seller's income.

Layer upon layer of the most meticulously chosen articles were dressed in, many reflecting Olivier's own interests (boxing, Tuareg culture). I never wanted to leave and was lucky to acquire several treasured items at the set dressing sale!

Adrian Lyne likes using lofts in his films: Glenn Close's apartment in Fatal Attraction, Jennifer Beals' apartment in Flashdance...

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Loft Living in the Movies
5/22/08 04:04 PM

I have a dry erase board on my fridge and I will definitely co-opt the idea of taking a pic of that w/ the camera phone. It would save time transcribing the list.

Years ago I read an article about what people did with their Palm & one woman said she took a picture of the inside of her refrigerator so she'd know what she was missing when she went grocery shopping. I thought that was a great idea, but haven't tried it.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Where to Keep a List?
5/19/08 12:41 PM

I've probably recommended this before on another post but have a look at Coupralux Fine Art Services in Dallas. They can size it to whatever dimensions you specify.


I usually order things from them printed on watercolor paper because I like the texture and how it renders both artwork and photography. They'll also send you a disc or you can use a ftp site then get it printed locally if you prefer.

Also, if you're in New York, the photo festival is this weekend in DUMBO; there will be a lot of cool photography there!


And you definitely need a rug! Browse overstock.com; they seem to have pretty good prices & you can refine your search with "blue" or whatever color you're into.

I have a feeling those two things will go a long way in balancing the room.

FWIW I'm not opposed to keeping your window treatments simple, I kinda like them as-is but if you're looking to add something, I've think these would be great with what you've got going on there (in natural):


Install the rod near the ceiling & let them fall all the way to the floor. Good luck - you've done very well so far!

Apartment Therapy New York | NY Good Questions: How Can I Finish My Apt.?
5/16/08 06:40 PM

There is a company called Loktite Dymalon in Baltimore that offers a wide range of adhesive vinyl. If you contact them, they can send you a catalog & samples. The upside is that they carry so many kinds, you'll be amazed at the selection! Downside is that I think you have to buy a large roll which is /- $50.


Locally you could visit Epstein's at 822 10th Avenue (212) 265-3960. They have a pretty good stock and can special order for you as well.

Apartment Therapy New York | NY Good Questions: Where Can I Buy Adhesive Vinyl in NYC?
5/15/08 11:50 AM

Rose Brand - they're in New York/NJ & LA - has Kirsch track & accessories and they do custom drapery. They specialize in theatrical supplies but I've used them for residential as well and they're very good. They have a large selection of fabrics, too.


Apartment Therapy New York | NY Good Questions: What Track System Is Being Used?
5/5/08 01:59 PM

I agree that what you should spend on CL is what you can afford to spend. Take into consideration that you might need to re-upholster one or both pieces & negotiate as needed. The chair appears to be in pretty good shape; perhaps the cushion could use new stuffing, but that shouldn't be too costly.

What you might consider is using the sofa in the living room and the chair in the bedroom. I believe the BoMo concept is about mis-matching pieces and I think it might be too much to have them together.

I echo the above comments - I wouldn't paint the wood, I like it as-is... it seems to have a cool little gold embellishment.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI Good Questions: Boho Modern Look Advice?
4/24/08 01:52 PM

For painting I'd try one of these:


You could blue tape the corner section and then cut it & peel it off, leaving a curved line of mask.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Look! Framing Your Walls with Paint
4/15/08 11:27 AM

I really like the color! Maybe you just need to live with it for a bit to get used to it. I second (third?) the suggestions to add some orange or other bright color. While I think your furniture pieces are fine, I think it should be re-arranged so it's working better for you. I think adding a rug would be nice, too. Overstock.com has some cool ones, maybe the zebra?!


For your lighting dilemma, are your track lights on a dimmer? If not, think about installing one & perhaps re-direct the light to wash the walls parallel with the tracks. It appears that you have a covered up light fixture base in the center of the room (2nd picture, foreground) so maybe you could add a fixture there.

You can dull your frames with matte clear spray paint:

http://doitbest.com/Spray Paint-Rust Oleum-model-7902-830-doitbest-sku-780674.dib

Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI Good Questions: Paint Color Too Bright?
4/9/08 02:14 PM

You can have carpet cut to a circle shape - I had two cut "round and bound" from an ordinary carpet warehouse type place & they turned out great. Not necessarily vintage, but you might find something you like.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | SF Good Questions: Where Can I Find Cool Round Rugs?
3/17/08 05:25 PM

I like Roy Rudin - they're very nice and do great work!

Roy Rudin Decorators
545 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018

Apartment Therapy New York | NY Good Questions: NYC Reupholsterer?
3/14/08 02:57 PM

Ruth, you're off to a good start - your sofa and chairs are not only attractive, but offer a good blank canvas to begin with.

I would recommend a couple of things... first meditate a little on what each of the words you use to describe your ideal room means to you: "modern" "garden" and "conservatory" offer so many possibilities, you may equate modern with minimalism, square or curved shapes, and so on. Garden and conservatory could mean many small plants or several large ones, or in a more abstract sense relate to color or even materials like glass or stone or wood.

I would also suggest that you pick an item that you respond to and build from there, even if it's something that you don't own - a photograph or painting that you love, a vase, a piece of fabric (even if you don't intend to actually use it in the room it can inspire) anything that sums up the vibe you're going for can lead you in the right direction.

A rug is a big but critcal step; if you can find one early on, that can establish your color palette and determine later choices. Good luck with your home and have fun with it!

Apartment Therapy New York | NY Good Questions: Furniture Palette for My Living Room?
3/13/08 07:33 AM

Capitol Glass in the West Village - they've been around for ages & are quick & affordable. Nice folks, too!


Apartment Therapy - Good Questions: Glass Companies in NYC?
11/16/07 12:58 PM

Great find, Meghan!
First, I'd get yourself some of these:

kirsch single traverse rod
pin hook kit


In addition, I'd head down to Harry Zarin or Joe's Fabric on the LES or one of the fabric stores on 40th Street - and get some coordinating (deep pumpkin color?) fabric to make a panel at the bottom to add additional length.

In case you don't sew, you can have the dry cleaners do it for you, or contact a seamstress such as Betsy Davis Backdrops - she has a workroom on 26th Street and has done some fine and reasonably priced work for me in the past.

As noted above, it looks more finished to have the curtain rod mounted closer to the ceiling (with allowance for the upper pleats taken into consideration) and have them fall all the way to the floor.

Your apartment looks great - I think the drapes are a very warm and glamorous addition!

Apartment Therapy - Good Questions: How Should I Hang These Heavy Drapes?
11/15/07 09:56 AM

You might be able to contact the Decorators through their unions, Local 52 in NYC, Local 44 in Los Angeles.

It is important to note that there is a difference between Set Decorators and Production Designers. I am a Production Designer in NYC and my union is IATSE Local 829.

I don't know if just anyone can call and ask for that information, but I call the local when I need a Decorator's number; they have everyone on file.

I can imagine that it might get bothersome to some film professionals to have a LOT of people calling & asking questions but in general we're happy to give out our sources!

Apartment Therapy - Good Questions: How To Find Out More About Film Set Design Elements?
8/25/07 05:45 PM

I think cool blues and browns are a great combination, and the suggestions so far are spot on!

It's hard to tell from the picture what your options are, but perhaps repositioning the furniture might help, too. You might consider an alternative to the 48 x 48 dresser, with the same storage capacity, but a different dimension - like a pair of smaller dressers side by side or a longer credenza style.

I'm digging the upholstered headboard idea & think you could use a bedskirt; I don't care for the flouncy ones, but I think the tailored box pleat style look chic!

Good Questions: Save This Room, Save My Marriage?
7/20/07 01:33 PM

Hey! I know interesting people who travel light; maybe the client is a gypsy-like free spirit who's been having adventures and traveling to intersting places and wants to settle in for the first time.

Anywho, if you are in New York you have to go see Stu and Naomi at Argosy Books! They're the most wonderful couple and their bookstore is amazing, magical even! In my opinion, Argosy is better than the Strand, although I really like the Strand.


Good Questions: How To Start a Book Collection?
7/19/07 02:34 PM


Maybe you're thinking of Metropolitan Lumber on 11th, btwn 45/46th? On the east side of the street there's a lumberyard and they'll custom cut for you. Also in that area is Dyke's and a little farther south is Prince Lumber on 15th and 9th Ave.

Good luck with your closet, I just went all Container Store on mine and couldn't be more pleased!

Open Thread 378
7/17/07 01:35 PM

There are some options at The Container Store; this one's really similar:


Although they're probably not as cheap as the ones from Ikea.

Good Questions: Where Can I Find a Shelf to Hold my DVD Collection?
7/13/07 03:32 PM