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Display Name: Jesikka
Member Since: 3/17/09

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@Blandwagon: Why can't you have a dining table and a breakfast bar? It looks like she only has two seats at the breakfast bar- what if she wants more than two guests for dinner? I think that is a very strange thing to say...a breakfast bar is usually built into a kitchen but many people prefer to eat facing guests/family or on a chair that is not raised. If someone loves to cook and entertain, it makes perfect sense to dedicate space to both.

Jess' Charming Character Small Cool Contest
4/24/12 02:43 PM

Actually, the oven is a pretty dangerous place to store things, unless they're not flammable in any way. Beautiful space, though. I think you do a great job of making it homey but still clean and modern.

Nico's Making It Work Small Cool Contest
4/24/12 02:20 PM

For those of you who don't think it is stealing if the hotel charges your card for it, you should think about all the trouble and expense of itemizing, storing, charging for, and replacing stolen items. If you have a 200 room hotel and one in every 5 guests steals their bathrobe, you could be replacing about 120 bathrobes a week. I work in this business and I know of at least one hotel that decided not to have guest bathrobes for that reason. Nothing in the above post surprises me, because we've had guests steal absolutely EVERYTHING.

Odd Stolen Hotel Items | Apartment Therapy New York
7/11/10 06:16 PM

I just had nightstands custom made so that one will have a laundry hamper inside and the false front (which looks like drawers) will pull forward to hold my hamper. I don't have a picture yet because the carpenter is on vacation, but his work is fantastic if anyone else in NY is interested. I designed the nightstands myself (inspired by a cheaply made nightstand I saw at Room Service in LA) and then he built them from wood and lacquered them by hand.

Sleek and Stylish Laundry HampersRoundup | Apartment Therapy DC
4/20/10 03:13 PM

MarianneT and Dwelement: Are you in NYC? How do you hear about and get to estate sales?

Lauren's First Solo Flight House Tour | Apartment Therapy New York
3/18/10 05:42 PM

I think this is a wonderful and rich apartment and I really enjoyed this house tour. However, I do think that the advice about decorating on a budget feels like it fits better for someone who has a shabby chic decorating style. My own style tends more toward MCM and clean open lines, so things like donated chairs from my parents' neighbors are only useful in so far as they happen to want to give me some danish modern leftovers. I find myself collecting very very slowly and editing frequently. I still decorate on a budget, but with a small apartment (by some standards) and my particular aesthetic, I do feel constrained by trying to make sure that each visible item is exactly the right thing. While this apartment certainly isn't my style, I love the freedom in inherent in adding one thing on top of another and making it fit by virtue of the whole.

Lauren's First Solo Flight House Tour | Apartment Therapy New York
3/18/10 08:13 AM

I have stacked wine boxes for storage of glassware and wine next to my wine fridge. I attached them with an assortment of mini C clamps. The idea was partially inspired by House of Fig (what a beautiful way to deal with a kitchen reno) and also by this post: I got the wine boxes from a local restaurant where I am friendly with the wine director and also from a wine store near my former office.

The $20 Wine Box Kitchen Shelving Solution Green Style | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
3/12/10 09:21 AM

Also, Meg P- go back to your landlord and renegotiate. Sure, they don't have to do anything to help you out, but they might be willing to. You really have nothing to lose in that situation.

I have also found that if you want upgrades to your space, offering to pay a small portion of the renovation/upgrade often makes the landlord willing to do it. I got my closet professionally finished with shelving, etc. that way. Worth every penny!!

How to Negotiate Apartment Leases | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
2/24/10 04:38 PM

I vastly prefer 2 year leases. I am on my third two year lease of my space and I intend to sign another when this one runs out. I feel strongly that signing two year leases has contributed to my significantly under market rent, and it also makes me feel more comfortable about making investments in my space (like recently having the bedroom painted).

How to Negotiate Apartment Leases | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
2/24/10 04:35 PM

Where did you get the cabinip?? Did you make that? I love it!

Emily Nate's Cozy Cocoon House Tour | Apartment Therapy Boston
2/24/10 04:15 PM

I somehow don't find any of these dining areas particularly inspiring. Am I missing something?

Inspiration: 10 Dining Areas Roundup | Apartment Therapy New York
2/16/10 02:55 PM

Who makes that very colorful chandelier?

Chris Heather's Happy, Hippy Haven House Tour | Apartment Therapy Boston
2/12/10 08:22 AM

I keep all of my suitcases under the bed. I have no idea where they would go if my bedframe wasn't on risers. In fact, I've been searching for years for a reasonably priced storage bed or very high bed that would fit suitcases below (I'd love Flou, but that's not reasonable for me). If anyone has a suggestion, I'd love to hear it.

Tall vs. Short / High vs. Low Beds | Apartment Therapy New York
1/25/10 09:02 PM

Who makes that headboard?

Sleeping In The Clouds: 5 Takes On the All White Bedroom | Apartment Therapy DC
1/22/10 12:58 PM

This is absolutely gorgeous. Wow.

Samuel's Glamorous Collector's ParadiseHouse Tour | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
1/22/10 12:45 PM

It is hard to tell what the effect of light is on the photograph. I worry that painting a bedroom too dark will make it seem small (and dark). I think I'd prefer charcoal to black in pretty much all situations.

Black Bedrooms Boudoirs Roundup | Apartment Therapy New York
1/15/10 03:38 PM

I am looking for a drawer pull for a piece of custom furniture being made for me. I really like these purple glass and brass pulls from anthropologie:, but they have such a bad rating that I'm worried about ordering them. Does anyone know anything similar?

10 Drawer Pulls On Our Wish List | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
1/14/10 07:02 PM

Overstock has something cheap and vaguely similar right now:

Stainless Steel Modular Bathroom Storage? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy New York
1/14/10 09:26 AM

I was actually wondering where the spice jars with corks are from. I'm a huge fan of those. I am not sure why you would spill spices taking the cork out. It doesn't seem any more likely to spill than the twist top versions. I know conran's makes something similar- are these from there?

Green Style: Katrin's Soul-Warming Home | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
1/13/10 09:25 AM

As a NYer and a renter in my late 20s, this idea seems mostly preposterous to me. While I'm a big believer in buying furniture you really like and that you can see yourself using for a long time (especially if it could potentially be used for a number of different functions), I simply can't know that my space in the future will even vaguely resemble my space now. This advice seems to make far more sense for people who have purchased a home that they envision living in for those 20 years. I also often find myself purchasing furniture for my apartment that will fit a certain very specific space (a nook for a desk, a bookshelf for a wall, etc), so that furniture might find a home in my new space, but it might well not be the best thing. I appreciate classic design pieces, but like others here I also want the room to update items, change my taste, or buy things for new circumstances.

Use a 20-Year Plan to Build a Stable of Quality Furniture | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
1/11/10 04:14 PM