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Display Name: randrox
Member Since: 5/30/13

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Beautiful, elegant, but too many cold and hard surfaces for my taste. It does feel like a hotel, not a home. I'm not a lover of contemporary, but I know it obviously appeals to many. I love the painting over the bed, though. I want to add that I don't agree with the recent commenters who say that they feel seeing pictures of homes where the inhabitants obviously have a large discretionary income is a waste of time. While it's true that I don't, and probably never will, have the opportunity to spend a lot of money on my decor, I still enjoy seeing how the "other half" lives and feel like I can get inspirations that I can recreate in my own way and with my own budget.

Greg & Rob's Sky Suite House Tour
10/24/13 03:58 PM

Beautiful, cozy, light home. They are so lucky to live on the Venice canals, and they obviously appreciate it.

Whitney and Adam's Live/Work Canal Cottage House Tour
10/23/13 09:22 PM

Beautiful home. Looks like a magazine spread, with personality and warmth. My favorite is the birch (?) tree wallpaper and the California bear art.

Jordan, Chris & Quigley's Designer Flat House Tour
10/23/13 09:10 PM

A dream city home. I would move in right now! Of course, like others have commented, I would add color here and there and my usual clutter and collections, but love what they have done, and admire their restraint.

Deirdre's Classically Elegant Brooklyn Brownstone House Tour
10/23/13 09:04 PM

And your ceiling, furniture heights!

Interior Design 101: 5 Rookie Mistakes You'll Never Make Again
10/23/13 03:27 PM

I think it depends on when and how the artwork is meant to be seen. For example, I'm sitting on my living room couch right now, looking at a favorite piece of art at on the wall at the end of the couch. It is hung low, about 50" in the middle, because it is meant to be seen while seated on the couch or an adjacent chair. The same would go for dining room art meant to be seen while seated. Conversely, the art over my bedroom dresser is only seen from across the room or when I'm standing in front of the dresser, so it is hung higher, about 66". I'm a 5'9" tall woman. It's also a personal choice, depending on your height and preference.

Interior Design 101: 5 Rookie Mistakes You'll Never Make Again
10/23/13 03:26 PM

I'm so glad I ran across this thread - I thought I was the only contrarian that hates big, soft, fluffy towels! I equate the craze for huge, thick towels with the bloating of American bodies, automobiles and lifestyles. Not only do I prefer thinner, smaller towels, I also don't like "soft" towels. My friends think I'm crazy when I advise them not to use fabric softener on their towels as it is good for removing dead skin and improving blood circulation, then they go ahead and soften their huge, thick towels that take forever to dry! I also prefer to hang my towels on the line, instead of put them in the dryer, but that may be too stiff and rough for most people. They do soften up somewhat if you give them a few shakes when taking them off the line.
I haven't used Ikea towels, but have been lucky with cheap Walmart, Kmart, etc. towels, and have also used the Goodwill route. Thin-towel-lovers unite! LOL!

Where Can I Find Non-Fluffy Towels?? Good Questions
5/30/13 11:47 PM